All eyes may currently be on the G7 summit in Japan – more from us soon on this one – but despite the public holiday in Brussels on Thursday there has still been trade policy activity in the EU capital this week.
Commission reports on progress towards EU-Indonesia FTA
The EU and Indonesia achieved some clear wins from their most recent round of negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement which took place from 6 to 11 February in Bali. But the European Commission’s objective to wrap up talks with Jakarta by spring 2024 looks in doubt given that …
Commission reports slow but steady progress on EU Indonesia FTA
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.
Indonesia nickel export ban: another WTO appeal into the void?
The EU won single-handedly its legal case brought against Indonesia’s export ban on nickel in a panel ruling released today. But Indonesia is expected to ignore the ruling and appeal the case to a non-existing appellate body at the WTO in Geneva.
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.
ASIA TRADE – EU Indonesia free trade agreement: hope springs eternal
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.
EU, Indonesia vow to accelerate trade talks
The European Commission and Indonesia agreed to accelerate negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement.
Slumbering EU FTA agenda gets small boost from Ukraine war
Much is in flux in the European Union’s geostrategic – hence also trade policy – positioning following the war in Ukraine. A lot will also depend on how China positions itself on this matter in the coming weeks and months. But diversification of trade relationships is now on top of …
Week in Brussels: Oysters, tequila, TTC, Indonesia FTA
It’s been an intense week….with the meltdown in Northern Ireland over the EU UK Protocol, the WTO’s Okonjo-Iweala shaking up things in Geneva, the serious work now in full swing in the European Parliament on carbon border adjustment, the EU rolling out its ‘strategic autonomy’ agenda in a wide areas …
Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Singapore DAG, LatAm, supply chain due diligence
It’s been quite the busy week on the Brussels trade beat, with, among others, key trade files making headway in the European Parliament’s international trade committee: international procurement and carbon border adjustment. Also the EU, US and Japan revived their legendary ‘non market economy’ trilateral. Here other bits of interesting …