This week has mainly been about the EU-Vietnam trade agreement and the final stretches over the 20-year-old EU Mercosur trade negotiations.
The European Union appears determined to make a major point about trade policy at the G20 summit in Osaka, which opened today (27 June) in Japan. Negotiations to conclude a trade pact with the South American bloc Mercosur are continuing after marathon meetings with ministers today. The signs are a …
After 20 years of negotiations, the stars really do seem to be aligning for the EU and Mercosur to conclude a free trade agreement in the coming days.
This article was updated on 24 June at 17.35 CET. New information includes detailed dates for the EU Vietnam agreements and an update/erratum on the Spanish olives dispute settlement case. This week we might see breakthroughs in the Vietnam and Mercosur trade agreements. We will certainly see more EU US …
This week we saw developments on the EU China market economy case, Mercosur, the UK GSP scheme, fishing and Korea. What else happened?
Negotiators are giving it a try: to conclude the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations at the G20 summit in Osaka in 10 days’ time (28 and 29 June).
This week we’ve focused a lot on Australia and New Zealand as well as on internal EU battles over the steel safeguard.
A cross-sector coalition of agricultural industry groups has launched a new body dedicated to protecting European agricultural markets by focusing mainly on concerns over production standards in exporting countries. The Alliance for the Defence of European Agriculture – ADEA – was created in Brussels late last week, bringing together farm …
There’s been movement on WTO issues this week. The EU has triggered Plan B on the appellate body, and the Paris meeting of trade ministers also helped WTO members bring a few other ongoing files forward.
Hopes for any decisive breakthrough this week in the negotiations for a free trade deal between the EU and Mercosur look set to be thwarted — despite positive noises emanating from Brazilian sources in particular.