EU FTAs & bilateral ties

Trade Facilitation United States & TTIP

LOBBY: Textile and apparel: Euratex steps up pro TTIP campaign, expresses scepticism at EU Vietnam FTA

The European business lobby Euratex is campaigning strongly on trade. It has launched a major communications offensive in favour of TTIP on its website, social media and in conferences. It is arguing that US tariffs and non tariff barriers (including labelling issues) are an impediment to EU exports to the …

Brexit China

EU trade politics

Germany favours China market economy status   Berlin is favourable to granting China market economy status – under certain conditions. The issue of granting China market economy status by late next year ahead of a WTO deadline is a burning and divisive on one in Europe as member states remain …

In-depth briefings United States & TTIP

Monthly briefing: TTIP regulatory cooperation negotiations – state of play

This brief provides a short and accessible overview of how the proposed ‘regulatory cooperation pillar’ of TTIP is shaping up, more than two years after the transatlantic trade negotiations started. Most discussions on regulatory cooperation in TTIP so far have been of a normative nature (what should be done, democratic …