STATEMENT/14/118  14-04-2014 - European Commission welcomes adoption of temporary tariff cuts for Ukrainian exports to the EU 
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 14 April 2014 European Commission Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht "I'm very pleased that the EU's Foreign Affairs Council has today adopted the Commission's proposal for autonomous trade measures providing tariff preferences for Ukraine. This decision not only expresses our solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
SPEECH/14/314  10-04-2014 - The Future of TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade The Future of Transatlantic Trade": Conference of Washington Post and European Voice Paris, 10 April 2014 Mesdames et messieurs, Je vous remercie de votre invitation aujourd'hui et d'avoir pris l'initiative d'organiser cet événement à Paris.
IP/14/389  08-04-2014 - EU challenges Russia in the WTO over pork import ban 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 April 2014 The EU today launched a case in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the Russian ban on imports of pigs, fresh pork and certain pig products from the EU. Russia closed its market to the EU – cutting off almost 25% of...
SPEECH/14/270  01-04-2014 - EU trade policy under this Commission's term 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade European Parliament, Committee on International Trade (INTA) Brussels, 1 April 2014 Thank you Mr. Chairman, Honourable Members, I welcome the opportunity today to look back at our joint work in developing EU trade policy as never done before.
IP/14/352  31-03-2014 - EU backs China joining talks on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 On the occasion of the visit of the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to Brussels, the EU announced its strong support for China joining ongoing negotiations to liberalise trade in services.
IP/14/339  27-03-2014 - EU not to pursue the anti-dumping investigation against mobile telecommunications networks from China 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 March 2014 The European Commission has today revised its decision in principle of 15 May 2013 to open an ex officio anti-dumping and an anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of mobile telecommunications networks and their essential elements from China.
IP/14/292  27-03-2014 - European Commission launches public online consultation on investor protection in TTIP 
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 March 2014 European Commission As part of its ongoing efforts to make its negotiations with the US the most open and transparent trade talks to date, the European Commission today launches a public consultation on investor protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade...
MEMO/14/206  27-03-2014 - Questions and Answers: Public online consultation on investor protection in TTIP 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 March 2014 A major issue in the debate around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) relates to the rules protecting investment and providing for an Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
STATEMENT/14/85  27-03-2014 - "Improving ISDS to prevent abuse" - Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on the launch of a public consultation on investment protection in TTIP 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 27 March 2014 Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. As you are aware, on the 21st of January I decided 'to pause' the part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP negotiations specific to Investor to State Dispute Settlement and Investor Protection.
IP/14/293  26-03-2014 - Chinese restrictions on access to rare earths and other raw materials - WTO rules in EU’s favour 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 March 2014 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today issued a panel ruling against China's export restrictions on rare earths, as well as tungsten and molybdenum that are used as essential components by a wide range of European industries.