The European Services Forum’s managing director Pascal Kerneis discussed EU-Singapore trade relations with Iana Dreyer’s Borderlex. So what is at stake with the coming revision of their 2019 free trade agreement and with the planned Digital Partnership Agreement?
South Asia & ASEAN
Perhaps in the triumph of hope over experience, the EU and Indonesia have recently announced their intention to accelerate progress on their stalled free trade agreement. But political factors and deep-rooted disagreements over the EU’s sustainability and deforestation policies mean that finalising a deal will remain a tall order.
A big week in EU trade. Very Asia-focused, but not only. CETA and the Energy Charter Treaty were also in focus. By Rob Francis, Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
The European Commission and Indonesia agreed to accelerate negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement.
AUGUST RECESS AT BORDERLEX: As of Monday 1 August, the small team at Borderlex will be on a break from trade news reporting as the policy machineries in Brussels, London and Geneva themselves grind to a halt for the summer. We will be back during the week of 22 August. …
Tuesday’s vote in the Netherlands to ratify CETA, the trade agreement with Canada which is provisionally in force since 2017, is a clear sign that the EU’s FTA agenda is now back in full swing. But the old-fashioned geo-strategic EU-US agenda remains firmly on the agenda – as DG for …
A comparatively quiet week in EU trade policy, with a few important policy signals sent over from Strasbourg. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
After an intense week at the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, India’s trade minister Piyush Goyal and the European Commission’s executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis went on to hold further meetings in Brussels today. They then formally kick-started long-announced bilateral trade negotiations – showing little signs of exhaustion in a …
The fact that the international trade policy community’s attention was all on MC12 in Geneva throughout the week does not mean there weren’t other meaningful news on trade and investment policy in Brussels. More below from Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations spoke to Borderlex’s founder Iana Dreyer about his country’s’ vision for 21st century trade policy and how the European Union fits in all this. The conversation covers digital, tackling supply chain issues and the climate challenge.