G7 leaders issued an exceptionally lengthy joint statement at a summit hosted by Japan in the city of Hiroshima that covers a range of topics from the war in Ukraine, to Taiwan, healthcare, food security and climate mitigation – to name some of the most important ones. One of the …
Week in Brussels: China dialogues, export credits, Japan, foreign subsidies regulation
There’s been a lot on this pre-Easter week in European trade policy….By Rob Francis with some extra input from Iana Dreyer.
Blog: Roundup on EU FTAs and digital partnerships
Wonder where we are in a range of free trade agreement negotiations of the EU? Here’s a short update on selected trade agreements.
Week in Brussels: US relations, Mercosur, Chile, Japan
It’s been a packed week in EU trade ahead of an extended week-end due to next Tuesday’s Allsaints holiday. A selection of interesting developments below. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
EU and Japan to start data flow negotiations
The EU and Japan announced they will start negotiations towards data flow provisions in a revamped digital chapter in their bilateral free trade agreement.
COMMENT: Digital Partnerships in Asia -Pacific: EU needs to be more than non-committal
Is this the European Union’s approach to ‘digital partnerships’ in the Indo-Pacific just fluff? At the very least one can say it is much too timid.
Japan, US, EU relaunch trilateral engagement on industrial subsidies
The European Union, the United States and Japan have agreed to resume dormant talks aimed at agreeing on joint principles related to industrial subsidisation, which they would like the World Trade Organization to endorse in a potential future reform process.
EU sets sights on Indo-Pacific to roll out its digital ambitions
The European Union’s trade policy plans in the Indo-Pacific strongly focus strongly on the digital aspect of things, a new Communication unveiled today confirms. The EU is rolling out its Global Gateway – a pendant to China’s Belt and Road – through a new strategy initially requested by the EU’s member states. …
EU to seek deeper digital trade ties with Indo-Pacific partners
The European Commission and External Action Service are planning to unveil a proposal to start Digital Economy Partnership Agreement negotiations with Korea, Japan and Singapore as part of the European Union’s new Indo-Pacific strategy. The EU is also considering launching data privacy legislation “adequacy” negotiations with India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, …
EU, Japan to boost joint digital, climate, WTO and supply chain resilience work
The European Union and Japan held a bilateral summit on Thursday (27 May 2021), which ostensibly aimed to give new impetus to an already rich and diverse economic and political relationship.