The EU and Singapore signed a bilateral digital partnership in Brussels which could pave the way towards binding rules covering diverse aspects of digital trade.
The European Commission announced late on Wednesday (25 January) that it would be launching consultations with Thailand with the aim of restarting trade talks.
While everyone was away in Davos this week, business tried to seize the momentum on the coming EU sustainability corporate due diligence regulation and the European Commission acted to avoid having to repay Cambodian exporters duties paid as part a safeguard that was slapped down by the ECJ. By Rob …
Three years into a pandemic and almost one year into a war in Ukraine have probably durably changed the European Union’s outlook on China. Its policy approach to Beijing this year is to reflect this change.
Much of Asia is preparing to usher in the year of the rabbit this coming weekend. Expect much movement on the trade agreement front as the region returns to a post-pandemic normality.
The EU and Indonesia achieved some wins during their latest trade negotiations in the week of 12 December. But further discussions will be necessary on several chapters, whilst others, such as trade and sustainable development, are still at an early stage.
Week in Brussels: Swedish EU presidency, India FTA, Singapore digital deal, Chile FTA text, Russia sanctions
Below, a few key developments in EU trade this week as we await the outcome of a jumbo-trilogue on the EU’s climate package that will decide on the final shape of the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The first EU ASEAN summit, gathering heads of state and government from the ten South East Asian Nations and the twenty seven EU member states plus the head of the Council and the European Commission was mainly a very symbol-laden act that cements recent efforts at greater political rapprochement between …
There is no reason why the EU and the Philippines should not conclude a free trade agreement, says Manilla’s vice-minister in charge of industry, development and trade policy Ceferino Rodolfo.
Nobody will have missed the news of European Council president Charles Michel’s solo trip to China on Thursday. The trip revealed the EU’s entrenched internal rifts over China. It can be read as the post-pandemic restart of a very difficult domestic European conversation about China.