Wonder where we are in a range of free trade agreement negotiations of the EU? Here’s a short update on selected trade agreements.
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.
The EU and Japan announced they will start negotiations towards data flow provisions in a revamped digital chapter in their bilateral free trade agreement.
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.
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.
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. …
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, …
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.
EU Japan EPA and CETA updates.
The EU and Japan held a bilateral virtual ‘leadership meeting’ today, in which the two parties reiterated their commitment to working together at the international level. The meeting was held in advance of a coming G7 meeting in the United States. The joint statement released after the meeting brings little …