IP/16/2231  16-06-2016 - EU political deal to curb trade in conflict minerals 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 June 2016 EU political deal to curb trade in conflict minerals The EU has agreed on a framework to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals, after negotiations between the Commission, Council and Parliament.
IP/16/2175  14-06-2016 - Key players from across the world come together for the 10th anniversary of European Development Days 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 June 2016 The European Development Days is a two day event in Brussels on 15-16 June to generate new ideas, take action and shape the future with world leaders, young leaders and hundreds of speakers, civil society organisations and international organisations.
IP/16/2154  10-06-2016 - EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 June 2016 This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) today signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the first of its...
IP/16/1852  30-05-2016 - EU and Mexico kick off talks to re-boost trade and investment relations 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 May 2016 First round of negotiations to take place in Brussels already in June. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström met today the Secretary of Economy of Mexico Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal to mark the beginning of new trade and investment negotiations between the...
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...