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UK will share more legal texts with EU shortly: Brexit trade deal negotiator
Britain remains in touch with the European Union over negotiations for a trade deal and will share further legal texts with the bloc shortly, the country’s Brexit negotiator David Frost said.
The European Commission’s manipulations of the interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
This analysis aims to uncover the many tricks used by the European Commission to impose the Interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The shape of a Japan-UK free trade agreement
Japan and UK reaffirmed their commitment to build the “new partnership as ambitious, high standard and mutually beneficial as the Japan-EU EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement).
Palm oil politics still threaten EU–Malaysia ties
The European Union is Malaysia’s third-largest trading partner and is its largest source of foreign direct investment, and Malaysia is a major exporter of raw materials to the European Union. But politics over palm oil threaten their relationship.
Boris Johnson told to forget trade deal with EU unless he imposes Irish Sea customs checks
Boris Johnson was warned he risks scuppering a trade deal with Brussels if he refuses to implement customs checks in the Irish Sea.
EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement
The Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement.
Brexit: EU-UK meeting to go ahead via video link
A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules
The European Union is seeking an explanation for Indonesia’s decision to scrap a highly regarded timber legality verification system, which the bloc uses to ensure it imports only sustainably sourced wood products.
The AfCFTA and the European Union : ‘sister continents’ in the decade ahead?
The European Union is investing political capital in the African Continental Free Trade Area. What’s the state of play in getting the world’s largest free trade area off the ground? And why does the project matter so much for Europe?
Intellectual property rights: Potential implications of the DCFTA for access to medicine
If the intellectual property provisions of the DCFTA are applied, this will have an impact on both the cost of patented medicines and undermine access to affordable medicines.
EU puts challenges to Vietnamese agricultural producers
The implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products.
New trade agreement allows Solomon Islands to export duty-free tuna to EU
The EU has decided to include the Solomon Islands in its trade agreement with the Pacific states, which will allow tuna caught there to be exported to EU markets without duties.
A fast track to weaker food standards
Will the EU concede to the demands of US negotiators on food standards? The Commission can in fact circumvent the mandate by using other methods that make it much easier to weaken standards.
Talks on China-EU investment deal will continue, EC president says
Delayed negotiations will ‘proactively proceed’, Ursula von der Leyen tells Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in phone call.
Brexit: UK ’will not seek trade talks extension’ despite Barnier having COVID-19
London insists it won’t request an extension to EU-UK trade talks despite the EU’s lead negotiator Michel Barnier announcing he has contracted COVID-19.
Britain and EU exchange Brexit agreement drafts
Britain and the European Union have exchanged draft legal texts containing their proposals for how relations between the two sides should work after the end of a Brexit transition period.
EU-UK FTA: EU draft text (18 Mar 2020)
Risky business: Uniper’s potential investor-state dispute against the Dutch coal ban
While policies aiming to phase out coal are necessary to tackle climate change, they may give rise to legal claims from companies whose investments are adversely affected by the low-carbon energy transition.
Brexit talks cancelled due to COVID crisis, UK confirms
UK and EU officials cancelled the second round of post-Brexit trade talks planned for this week because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
India in free trade talks with 23 parties
India is in talks with 23 parties, including the European Union, the Gulf Cooperation Council, ASEAN and Israel, on various types of trade agreements, according to data from the central ministry of commerce and industry.