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 …
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).
The main EU trade policy items to watch out for this week are: e-commerce, Indonesian FTA, Vietnam FTA and IPA.
This week we’ve focused a lot on Australia and New Zealand as well as on internal EU battles over the steel safeguard.
The European Commission is trumpeting what it sees as another success of its engage-and-disarm strategy against the administration of US President Trump, with the resolution of a dispute over an EU quota for hormone-free beef.
Compared to the ongoing free trade agreement negotiation process with New Zealand, the European Union’s trade talks with Australia are advancing slowly. It’s clear Brussels and Canberra are taking the time they need to bridge wide gaps in the way they conceive some international trade and investment issues. One of …
What are the prospects of finding trade facilitation solutions which will unblock the current political logjam over the Irish border – the most intractable of all the dilemmas facing the UK (and, in this case, also Ireland), as the Brexit saga rumbles on?
The EU and New Zealand are forging ahead with negotiations on a new free trade agreement, with tangible progress being reported in nearly all areas following the latest round of official-level negotiations.