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Trump factor: Commission also sees opportunity to advance own trade agenda

Trade professionals in Brussels are shocked and depressed following the victory of trade-sceptic Donald Trump in the US elections. The flagship but fledgling transatlantic TTIP is seen as frozen, or dead, at least for the time being. But some also see opportunity in this dire situation.   The Transpacific Partnership Agreement …

Malmström asks Council to fast-forward Ecuador FTA decision
Agriculture LatAm & Caribbean

Malmström asks Council to fast-forward Ecuador FTA decision

Commissioner Malmström is trying to accelerate the ratification of Ecuador’s planned accession to the 2012 free trade agreement between the EU and Peru and Colombia by asking the member states to fast track their decision. The move was made ahead of a visit to Brussels by Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas and its Minister of Foreign Trade of Ecuador Juan Carlos …

Asia Bilateral LatAm & Caribbean SSAfrica

Parliament report: EU trade deals increase money laundering risk

A new research report commissioned by the European Parliament argues that free trade agreements increase the risk of money laundering.   The report, Commissioned after the Panama Papers affair this spring, says that EU free trade agreements with emerging markets such as South Africa, Chile, Mexico, Central America, or South Korea …