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Cecilia Malmstrom, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, with Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister, and Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Australia & New Zealand EU trade policies Latest news

EU FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand – state of play report

The EU’s Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand are now fully engaged, almost a year after their official launch. The ‘mood music’ in the negotiations is positive, with all three parties consistently emphasising the desirability of an FTA, and how closely aligned the countries already are in …

Will ‘Australian prosecco’ be produced or will it go the way of ‘Australian Champagne’ and be banned?
Australia & New Zealand EU FTAs & bilateral ties Latest news

Prosecco and Gorgonzola wars: how Europe’s GIs are complicating FTA talks with Australia and New Zealand

The Geographical Indications issue will not prevent the European Union concluding Free Trade Agreements with Australia and New Zealand – but it is nevertheless likely to be a major complicating factor. This is the view shared by officials and stakeholders on both sides as the talks, which were launched last …

Fresh proposals tabled as WTO talks on fisheries subsidies continue
'Week Ahead' and trade agenda WTO Fish

Fresh proposals tabled as WTO talks on fisheries subsidies continue

The quest for a multilateral agreement to discipline government subsidies in the fisheries sector is continuing following a series of meetings between delegations in Geneva last week. New proposals for a system to limit state payments for fisheries development were put forward by a number of governments, as the snappily-titled …

Nine Caribbean countries sign EPA rollover with UK – preserve their sugar exports
UK WTO & 3rd countries

Nine Caribbean countries sign EPA rollover with UK – preserve their sugar exports

The United Kingdom has taken another step towards securing its trade relations with developing countries post-Brexit with the conclusion of a new ‘rollover’ agreement with the CARIFORUM community. The rollover, announced on Friday, allows the trading preferences established under the EU’s European Partnership Agreement with fourteen CARIFORUM states to be …

UK safeguards duty-free Fijian sugar imports with rollover of Pacific States EPA
Agriculture UK WTO & 3rd countries

UK safeguards duty-free Fijian sugar imports with rollover of Pacific States EPA

Britain has guaranteed the continuation of duty-free imports of sugar from Fiji – a major supplier to the British market – with the rollover of the European Union’s European Partnership Agreement with the Pacific Island group. The Department of International Trade in London today confirmed that a ‘continuity agreement’ had …