The European Union and the United Kingdom are making further progress in their ongoing push to divide up the EU’s existing WTO-bound tariff rate quotas with key supplier states.
Small and Medium Enterprises need more than information chapters in trade agreements to allow them to compete on a fair basis with large multinational corporations.
Ministers of the rich world have vowed to work together on setting global standards for digital supply chains. G7 ministers in charge of digital affairs gathered at a meeting hosted by United Kingdom on Wednesday (28 April 2021). The leaders “decided to place the needs of open, democratic societies at …
The European Parliament is to be “involved as appropriate and necessary” in all discussions on the evolution of relations with the United Kingdom, Commission president Ursula von der Leyen promised today.
China joins Trade and Health Initiative It’s gone almost unnoticed, but the Ottawa-Group sponsored ‘trade and healthcare’ initiative is officially expanding, with China joining the group, alongside Hong Kong, Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom. The announcement was made official in a communication circulated on 22 April …
By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman. Commission celebrates its own trade policy The week is starting with the annual EU Trade Policy Days, where WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will make opening remarks. The gathering organised every year – this year online – by the Commission is a good moment to …
EU Chile aim hope to conclude FTA upgrade – but when? The EU and Chile have been negotiating intensely this week to bring negotiations on the modernisation of their free trade agreement to a conclusion in the coming months.
The countdown for a second round of European retaliatory tariffs in response to United Sates tariffs on steel and aluminium from the European Union and the ex-EU member United Kingdom is now clearly on.
The European Union and Canada have started negotiating a mutual recognition agreement on the professional qualifications of architects. The proposed deal is part of CETA, the EU-Canada trade accord that has been in force provisionally since 2017.
The European Parliament is to go ahead with a vote at its plenary session next Tuesday (27 April) to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, thereby bringing the deal formally into effect.