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UK-Japan trade deal faces hurdles despite good intentions
The UK’s hopes of a swift trade deal with Japan will ultimately rest on a successful resolution to the main talks between London and the European Union on a new trading arrangement.
EU, China postpone September summit due to pandemic
The European Union and China have agreed to postpone a summit planned for this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dutch rejection of Mercosur now threatens wider EU trade deals
A free trade agreement between the EU and four South American countries, known as the Mercosur trade bloc, has been voted down by the Dutch parliament.
The European evaluation of the Association Agreements: guarantees and content still insufficient
The lack of independence, the priority given to the commercial aspects instead of the human aspects, and the superficiality of this report prevent it from being recognised as a credible evaluation.
Future EU-UK cooperation on chemicals: analysing the UK’s proposal
In order to ensure higher environmental standards post-Brexit, our analysis is that the UK should remain within the international gold-standard for chemicals regulation – the REACH Regulation – and aligned to its restrictions and authorisations.
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement: What is it, and what could it mean for forests and human rights?
This briefing is meant to provide a discussion for NGOs in Brazil who want to understand the implications of this deal for people and forests and take action.
Analysis of the UK’s draft FTA for the EU-UK relationship
The UK’s draft FTA is analysed here in terms of what it would mean for the UK and for trade justice.
Post-Brexit trade talks resume but little sign of breakthrough
Trade negotiators from the UK and the EU embarked on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations, but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough this week.
German firms call for PH, EU trade agreement
German companies on Monday called for the resumption of the negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Union (Euphfta).
India-EU discuss preparations for summit meeting
India and the European Union on Thursday discussed preparations for a long-due summit meeting, which was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.
The true cost of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
The EU-Mercosur trade deal comes at a tremendous expense for people and the planet. Dire consequences are looming both on regional and global levels.
EU-China investment agreement: A checklist
Many German companies are therefore still hopeful that the current negotiations for an EU-China investment deal can take a decisive step forward this year.
Ukraine hopes to update Association Agreement with EU – Economy Ministry
Ukraine hopes to start updating the Association Agreement with the EU, which is an important issue in the current situation with international trade.
Termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties – What’s next for investor claims?
Investors nonetheless may be well advised to consider restructuring intra-EU investments through third countries to ensure treaty protection for the future.
Argentina reaffirms commitment to Mercosur but remains cautious about EU accord
The Mercosur agreement with the EU will be subject to Parliament approval while Argentina is not interested in the South Korea deal, says Argentine Foreign Minister.
UK publishes draft EU free trade agreement in bid to break Brexit negotiations deadlock
Move comes ahead of fourth round of UK-EU negotiations scheduled for June 1.
EU-UK FTA: UK draft text (May 2020)
Free trade and Mercosur on the agenda for the German EU Presidency
The resumption of negotiations on the controversial Mercosur agreement and trade policy with the United States are among the priorities of the German EU Council Presidency.
Energy dispute deepens between Mexico and foreign allies
The measures would face legal challenges under Mexico’s commitments not just under the outgoing NAFTA but also its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an industry source said.