Author: Iana Dreyer

ECJ: Geographical Indication negotiations fall under EU exclusive trade competence
Agriculture Internal EU politics

ECJ: Geographical Indication negotiations fall under EU exclusive trade competence

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled today that negotiations to upgrade the so-called Lisbon Agreement, an international treaty on the protection of geographical indications dating back to 1958, and overseen by the World Intellectual Protection Organization, are to be led under the EU’s exclusive competence as part …

EU and ACP reaffirm commitment to WTO ahead of Buenos Aires ministerial meeting
SSAfrica WTO & Plurilaterals

EU and ACP reaffirm commitment to WTO ahead of Buenos Aires ministerial meeting

Leaders of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries group gathered in Brussels on Friday (20 October 2017) in a ministerial meeting with the European Union attended by the World Trade Organization’s chief, Roberto Azevêdo, and Argentina’s representative for the WTO’s upcoming 11th ministerial conference, Susana Malcorra.   The gathering comes …