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EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force

20 September, 2017 - 11:16
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 September 2017 On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally. Welcoming this milestone in the EU's trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: "This agreement encapsulates what we...

State of the Union 2017 - Trade Package: European Commission proposes framework for screening of foreign direct investments

14 September, 2017 - 13:03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 September 2017 State of the Union 2017 - Trade Package: European Commission proposes framework for screening of foreign direct investments On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "Let me say once and for all: we...

State of the Union 2017 - Trade Package: Commission unveils initiatives for a balanced and progressive trade policy

14 September, 2017 - 13:02
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 September 2017 State of the Union 2017 - Trade Package: Commission unveils initiatives for a balanced and progressive trade policy On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "I want us to strengthen our European trade...

EU to launch global Alliance for Torture-Free Trade

7 September, 2017 - 13:03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 September 2017 EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström today announced that the EU will launch an international Alliance for Torture-Free Trade. The initiative – a joint effort with Argentina and Mongolia – aims to end the trade in goods used for capital punishment and...

EU and Brazil join forces for global level-playing field in farm subsidies

17 July, 2017 - 13:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 July 2017 Joint WTO proposal also addresses promotion of food security in a way that does not distort the market. The EU and Brazil - two of the world's biggest producers of agricultural products - today submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...

EU and Canada agree to set a date for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Statement by Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Mr Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

8 July, 2017 - 16:00
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 8 July 2017 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement marks a new chapter in the relationship between the EU and Canada. It is by opening up to each other, by working closely with those who share the same values that we will shape and harness...

Joint Declaration by Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

6 July, 2017 - 13:28
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 July 2017 "At the G7 Ise Shima Summit we reaffirmed that the free flow of information is a fundamental principle to promote the global economy and development, and ensures a fair and equal access to the cyberspace for all actors of digital economy.

24th EU-Japan Summit Joint Statement

6 July, 2017 - 13:27
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 July 2017 Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, met in Brussels today for the 24th Summit between the European Union (EU) and Japan and issued the...

EU and Japan reach agreement in principle on Economic Partnership Agreement

6 July, 2017 - 13:22
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 July 2017 The European Union and Japan have reached today an agreement in principle on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement. This will be the most important bilateral trade agreement ever concluded by the EU and as such will for the...

Key elements of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

6 July, 2017 - 13:22
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 July 2017 After 18 intense and constructive negotiating rounds and several meetings at technical and political levels, the EU and Japan have reached a political agreement in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement. The negotiations were launched in 2013.

Press Conference by Commissioner Malmström on the 'Report on Trade and Investment Barriers'

26 June, 2017 - 15:46
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 26 June 2017 Trade Agreements no doubt play an important role in EU trade policy. And they attract a lot of attention, which is good. Yet, they are not the only game in town.

Report: Protectionism on the Rise, EU Successful in Countering Barriers

26 June, 2017 - 13:40
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 June 2017 372 trade barriers in place around the world, 10% increase in 2016 European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered in 2016 alone.

EU secures another important win in the WTO Boeing Dispute

9 June, 2017 - 18:06
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 June 2017 The World Trade Organization today found that the United States has continued to illegally subsidise aircraft manufacturer Boeing, causing significant harm to its European competitor Airbus.