IP/14/872  22-07-2014 - Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa...
IP/14/860  22-07-2014 - EU welcomes a new WTO fund to support developing countries' customs reforms 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 July 2014 The EU welcomes today's announcement by the WTO that it will set up a fund to help Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
SPEECH/14/563  22-07-2014 - First general discussion on EU trade policy with the new Committee on International Trade (INTA) 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade European Parliament Brussels, 22 July 2014 Mr Chairman, Honourable Members, Thank you for inviting me to the first full meeting of this Committee.
IP/14/852  18-07-2014 - The EU and Fiji implement the Pacific interim Economic Partnership Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 The Government of Fiji notified the European Union yesterday of its decision to apply the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. The interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Fiji is therefore ready for implementation.
IP/14/845  17-07-2014 - EU and Ecuador conclude negotiations for trade and development agreement 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2014 Today EU and Ecuadorian negotiators sealed a deal in Brussels that will allow Ecuador to join its Andean neighbours Peru and Colombia in their trade agreement with the EU.
SPEECH/14/549  15-07-2014 - Statement by Commissioner Karel De Gucht on TTIP 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade European Parliament Plenary debate Strasbourg, 15 July 2014 I am particularly pleased to be here today to discuss the ongoing TTIP negotiations with the newly constituted European Parliament.
IP/14/827  11-07-2014 - West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
STATEMENT/14/223  11-07-2014 - Joint conclusions of the EU-Russian Federation-Ukraine ministerial meeting on the effects of implementation of the EU-Ukraine AA/DCFTA 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 11 July 2014 Based on the decision agreed by Presidents Barroso, Poroshenko and Putin to extend the EU-Russia bilateral consultations to Ukraine about the possible economic effects of the EU-Ukraine АА/DCFTA (Association Agreement including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area) on Russia, a trilateral meeting...
IP/14/824  10-07-2014 - EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration will make it easier to apply the UN's transparency rules to...
SPEECH/14/544  10-07-2014 - Asia & Europe: an enduring and deepening economic relationship 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM): A partnership for the 21st Century Friends of Europe Conference Brussels, 8 July 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, The dramatic economic and political changes taking place in Asia require Europeans to think hard about the...