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EU Vietnam FTA: Civil society, parliament debate rages on human rights record

Three and a half years after the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, legislators and civil society in Brussels are still at odds over whether the EU institutions are doing all they can to ensure that Hanoi upholds its commitments on human and labour rights. Pointing fingers …

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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. 

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Week in Brussels: TTC follow-up, Mercosur woes, essentialising labour and environment in FTAs

It’s been a very busy week, starting with a  transatlantic TTC meeting, continuing with the Australian trade minister coming to Brussels, and a long-awaited trade deal with Chile finally announced today. There’s more that happened. Selection below.

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FTAs: European Commission spells out new TSD chapter deployment strategy

The European Commission is not planning to reopen negotiations with Latin American countries to amend the sustainable development chapters in agreed but not-yet ratified bilateral trade agreements. But it is planning to apply its new approach to ongoing and any new FTA negotiations.