STATEMENT/16/1502  22-04-2016 - Statement by Commissioners Malmström, Thyssen and Mimica on the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 22 April 2016 "On Sunday 24 April 2016, it will be exactly three years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a tragic event that claimed more than 1,100 lives.
IP/16/441  29-02-2016 - Commission welcomes US reopening of its market to Dutch beef 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 February 2016 The United States announced that it will lift its ban on beef from the Netherlands. This is a welcome step towards the re-opening of the US market, closed since the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak in the 1990s.
IP/16/399  29-02-2016 - CETA: EU and Canada agree on new approach on investment in trade agreement 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 February 2016 This agreement is a clear break from the current ISDS system and shows the commitment to work together to establish a multilateral investment tribunal. The European Commission and the Canadian Government have agreed to include a new approach on investment protection...
MEMO/16/445  29-02-2016 - Factsheet: Main elements of CETA 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 February 2016 What will the EU gain from CETA? The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA) will significantly improve business opportunities for European companies in Canada.
STATEMENT/16/446  29-02-2016 - Joint statement: Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 29 February 2016 EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade of Canada, today released the following statement: “Canada and the European Commission are very pleased to announce that the legal review of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic...
IP/16/287  12-02-2016 - Commission launches new anti-dumping investigations into several steel products 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 12 February 2016 The EU now has 37 trade defence measures in place on imports of steel products, while nine investigations are still ongoing. The European Commission today opened new anti-dumping investigations to determine whether imports of three steel products have been dumped on...
IP/16/184  01-02-2016 - EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement Now Available Online 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 February 2016 Commission publishes full text of the agreement and dedicated analysis on human rights and sustainable development. The European Commission today published the text of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam, following the conclusion of the negotiating process...
IP/16/178  29-01-2016 - European Commission Takes Action to Open Up International Procurement Markets 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 29 January 2016 New tool aims at discouraging discrimination of EU companies in procurement markets of third countries. The European Commission has today presented a revised proposal for an International Procurement Instrument - a tool to promote open access to public procurement markets around the...
IP/16/169  28-01-2016 - Trade policy promotes sustainability and human rights 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 January 2016 Report highlights progress and shortcomings in 14 countries that benefited from privileged conditions of access to the EU market. The European Commission and the EU High Representativepublished today the first report on the concrete effects of the GSP+, the EU trade...
STATEMENT/16/88  16-01-2016 - Statement by EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Malmström and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan: Draft rule paves the way for EU exports of apples and pears to the US 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 16 January 2016 The Commission welcomes the publication by the USDA of the draft rule as a necessary step in the process to facilitate the export of apples and pears from the EU to the United States.