EU trade policies

EU trade policies

Blog: INTA’s Top 5 – Who are they?

[sh_light_text ]The international trade committee (INTA) in the European parliament was fully set up yesterday. The chairman and four vice-chair persons were approved. Who are these MEPs and how do they stand on current trade dossiers, such as TTIP, trade preferences and relations with developing countries, investment protection issues, EU-China relations, …

Services

Flash news: Shanghai free zone liberalises 51 more sectors

The Shanghai Municipality has delisted 51 of 190 sectors that were still restricted for foreign investors in the country’s China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (CSPFTZ). That zone was established one year ago. We learned the news from the European Chamber of Commerce in China. The ECCC recently criticized the excessive length of the list of exceptions …

Intellectual property

Flash news: EU intellectual property & trade strategy

The EU Commission has released a new intellectual property enforcement strategy in a just-released Communication entitled ‘Trade, growth and intellectual property’, that will affect its trade policy. Some of the document’s action points include: reinforce IPR chapters in new bilateral free trade negotiations seek a ‘plurilateral agreement’ on Geographical Indicators (GIs) …

Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU ban on Crimean goods ahead of free trade accord won’t crimp Ukrainian exports

[sh_light_text ]The European Union’s (EU) Council decision on Monday to exclude the annexed peninsula Crimea from trade benefits granted to Ukraine probably won’t significantly affect the country’s exports to Europe. The greater threat stems from instability in eastern Ukraine, which is part of the country’s industrial heartland. Brussels and Kiev are expected …