Attitudes to TTIP in Germany reflect a generational and class divide in a rapidly ageing country. The latest opinion poll shows that 65 percent of 30 to 39 year-olds in Germany think the transatlantic trade agreement currently under negotiation is a good thing – in a country where on average only 42 percent of …
The EU trade commissioner, Russia’s economy minister, and Ukraine’s foreign minister met in Brussels to discuss Ukraine’s implementation of its deep and comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union. The meeting was part of an ongoing negotiating process to allay Russian concerns about potential trade losses. It did not yield concrete …
Bloomberg reports that Sri Lanka will request the lifting of a 2010 suspension of European trade preferences.
Welcome back to work, trade folks! Iana Dreyer outlines what’s on the long to-do list of the European Union’s trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in Brussels.
(Updated on 04 Aug 2015 at 19.15) The EU and Vietnam have sealed a far-reaching bilateral free trade agreement that involves substantial reforms for Vietnam to implement but falls short of fully liberalising EU imports of Vietnamese agricultural products and imposes strict fabric sourcing rules for its textiles exporters. ID
The EU is mulling simplifying the rules of origin of its free trade agreements and opening up TTIP to third countries. ID. //
EU – Japan free trade negotiations have been slowed down by Japan’s current focus on concluding the Transpacific Partnership. Yet they could be upgraded to include regulatory convergence similar to that pursued in TTIP, writes David Kleimann.
There is not much progress to report on major bilateral trade policy files at the EU China summit held yesterday in Brussels. But small steps were taken on upgrading an intellectual property dialogue and to pave the way for a deal on accelerated customs clearance. By Iana Dreyer.