It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …
The EU and Chile recently concluded negotiations to upgrade a twenty-year old Association Agreement that includes a free trade agreement. The text is now available So: what’s particularly interesting about this agreement? By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
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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.
Chile and the European Union sealed a long-awaited package to upgrade a twenty-year old Association Agreement. The deal is a strategic move for the EU in its quest for greater critical raw materials security. For Chile the announcement of the agreement comes as its political institutions are finalising their ratification …
We shall see if more concrete trade news emerge of today’s trade ministers’ meeting in Brussels. In any case, here some other notable news for EU trade aficionados that emerged this week.
The trade ministers of the European Union are converging on Brussels on Friday (25 November) for their bi-annual formal meeting. Tomorrow’s gathering will deliver very little in terms of formal decisions, but it might help bring a few ongoing trade files forward.
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 European Commission’s lead negotiator with Chile told members of the European Parliament that he is confident that a political conclusion to the trade pillar of the bilateral association agreement is “within reach and can be achieved before the end of the year”. Speaking during the meeting of the parliament’s …
The European Commission will present its additional instrument on environmental obligations and human rights as part of the EU-Mercosur association agreement “in the coming months”. The Chilean government is questioning a technically finalised EU Chile FTA upgrade agreement’s provisions linked to energy and raw materials.