The date for long-awaited European Court of Justice opinion over whether the 2012 EU Singapore free trade agreement is a ‘mixed agreement, initially expected this autumn, is being delayed: “we are hearing that the Court of Justice is going to take at least another year to make that decision”, British …
South Asia & ASEAN
MEP Caspary (EPP) wants to kick-start BIT negotiations with Taiwan before conclusion of EU China BIT
In remarks following the presentation by Commissioner Malmström of the new EU trade strategy at INTA on Thursday 15 October, MEP Daniel Caspary, trade spokesperson for the centre-right political group EPP, said he welcomed the Commission’s announcements of new FTAs, citing notably Australia and New Zealand. He questioned the Commission’s …
Bloomberg reports that Sri Lanka will request the lifting of a 2010 suspension of European trade preferences.
(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
There are reports that the EU and India will resume long-stalled trade talks this summer. India’s looming loss of unilateral trade EU preferences for its garment and leather exports and a change in personnel in the Indian government appear to play a role in unblocking the talks. Read more on LiveMint.
A slew of new data was released by the WTO, UNCTAD and Eurostat that should catch the attention of anyone interested in trade, investment and Europe.
A simmering dispute between the EU and Pakistan over Brussels’ countervailing duties on imports of polyethilene plastics from the South Asian nation will now be adjudicated in a formal WTO dispute settlement panel. China and the US are third parties in the case. Ravi Kanth in Geneva.