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Chile negotiation mandate reveals EU ambitions on intellectual property, SPS, data

EU member states are gradually accepting to exercise greater transparency in their joint trade policy making. The Council today released the negotiating mandate it gave the European Commission towards the modernisation of the 2002 EU-Chile Association Agreement, a very early move by member-state standards. The mandate itself reveals high EU …

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Week ahead in EU trade: Chile talks, dual-use export policy, South Korea

Although the future of the EU’s trade deals with Mexico and South America’s Mercosur is still up in the air, the bloc kicks off discussions with Chile this week in a bid to update their 15-year-old Association Agreement. The European Parliament also meets in plenary session this week, with several …

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2018 in EU trade: the year in preview

Happy New Year, dear subscribers!   The year 2018 will offer a very narrow window of opportunity to bring key EU trade policy files forward. On the EU’s plate this year: finalise trade negotiations with Mexico and Mercosur, get key trade agreements with Singapore, Vietnam and Japan through the European …

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Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, Mercosur, steel forum, Africa summit, WTO

This is a big week for EU trade negotiators, who will be putting their collective noses to the grindstone as they work toward a year-end goal to clinch agreements with Mexico and Mercosur. Momentum is building for the parties to be able to announce at the World Trade Organization’s December …

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Mercosur talks enter choppy waters ahead of final exchange of offers

“Both sides are doing their homework at the moment,” a Mercosur official told Borderlex. The European Union and the South American bloc are preparing a final exchange of politically highly sensitive market-access offers in free trade negotiations that the European Commission wants to declare concluded by year-end.   Confidence that …