IP/16/2356  01-07-2016 - Trade boosted by five years of EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 July 2016 Five years ago today, the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and South Korea was put into place, helping to turn a trade deficit into a trade surplus.
STATEMENT/16/2343  27-06-2016 - Statement by Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström on EU Trade Policy 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 June 2016 In this unprecedented situation, let me stress that we are clear and united in our response with regard to EU trade policy, the policy area that I am responsible for.
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/16/2154  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...
MEMO/16/1861  20-05-2016 - The G7 Summit in Japan on 26 and 27 May 2016: the European Union’s role and actions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 May 2016 This year, the G7 summit will take place from 26 to 27 May in Ise-Shima (Japan). The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk.
SPEECH/16/1657  03-05-2016 - Press statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders' Meeting 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 3 May 2016 Mister Prime Minister, President, I am as happy as President Tusk to welcome Prime Minister Abe to Brussels today. We have, the two of us, an excellent relationship, and have met three times over the last year.
AGENDA/16/1532  22-04-2016 - 25-29 April: 13th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 13th round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the US will take place from 25 to 29 April in New York. This round represents an additional step in the very intensive period of the talks...
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.