A country known for being a poster child of free market economics and open trade is questioning its model amidst social disquiet at home and challenging geopolitics abroad. Iana Dreyer shares her insights into the trade policy of a resource-rich South American country with which the EU has upgraded an …
Samira Rafaela: EU needs to harness Africa’s strategic importance
Week in Brussels: Latin American FTAs, trilogue troubles, Brit subsidy and cyber worries
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 …
Analysis: Pecularities of the upgraded EU Chile trade agreement
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.
Week in Brussels: Swedish EU presidency, India FTA, Singapore digital deal, Chile FTA text, Russia sanctions
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.
EU, Chile seal trade deal upgrade
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 …
Week in Brussels: Spain trade ambitions, civil society in SADC EPA, EU Switzerland
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.
Blog: What to expect from tomorrow’s EU trade minister meeting
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.
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.