EU and Mexico accelerate pace of free trade talks

It’s Trump time. The EU and Mexico have agreed to accelerate the pace of their ongoing negotiations to liberalise trade.   “Together, we are witnessing the worrying rise of protectionism around the world. Side by side, as like-minded partners, we must now stand up for the idea of global, open …

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EU Mexico FTA – Brussels reveals first negotiating priorities

The Commission has published six negotiating texts it tabled to Mexico after first round of talks held this year with the North American country aiming at modernising their 2001 free trade agreement.   The texts tabled reveal the EU’s priorities: rules of origin, public procurement, sanitary and phytosanitary  measures, energy and raw …

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Mexico and Uganda alcoholic beverages laws in EU limelight

The EU is looking after its alcoholic beverages industry in the WTO, the latest WTO meeting on technical barriers to trade reveals. The Commission is putting pressure on Colombia with a pending case on its domestic laws on alcoholic beverage marketing arrangements and taxes. Is it now setting its sights on Mexico and …