IP/17/622  16-03-2017 - Commissioner Malmström welcomes Parliament's approval to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 March 2017 New rules will ensure that minerals used by European industries are sourced responsibly, diverting revenues away from rebel groups, conflict, and terror. The European Parliament today adopted by an overwhelming majority the proposal to stop trade in conflict minerals.
IP/17/339  27-02-2017 - Trade agreements boost EU agri-food sector 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2017 Trade agreements can help increase sales and support jobs in the EU agri-food sector, a new study shows. Trade agreements have helped to boost EU agricultural exports and have supported jobs in the agri-food sector and other sectors of the economy,...
MEMO/17/340  27-02-2017 - Trade agreements boost EU agri-food exports 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 February 2017 Questions and Answers What are the key findings of the study for the EU economy and exports? The study provides evidence that trade agreements have helped to boost agricultural exports and have supported jobs in the agri-food sector as well as...
IP/17/188  22-02-2017 - EU welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 February 2017 The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) – the most significant multilateral trade deal concluded since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 1995 - enters into force today.
IP/17/303  17-02-2017 - Commissioner Malmström and Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs confirm commitment for an early conclusion of EU-Japan FTA negotiations 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 February 2017 Commissioner notes that tremendous progress has been made but a few issues remain to be solved. Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida met today in Bonn to discuss the way forward for the negotiation of a Free...
IP/17/270  15-02-2017 - European Commission welcomes Parliament's support of trade deal with Canada 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Strasbourg, 15 February 2017 CETA marks the beginning of a new era in the EU-Canada relationship. Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, concluding the ratification process of this deal at the...
MEMO/17/271  15-02-2017 - CETA - a trade deal that sets a new standard for global trade 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 15 February 2017 On 15 February, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). This deal will create new opportunities for EU companies by boosting trade and strengthening economic relations.
IP/17/183  01-02-2017 - EU and Mexico agree to accelerate trade talks 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 February 2017 The next two rounds for the EU-Mexico trade negotiations will take place in April and June 2017 The European Union and Mexico will hold two additional negotiating rounds before summer as part of an accelerated negotiation schedule for a new, reformed...
AC/17/181  07-02-2017 - Anti-dumping duties on steel products from China and Taiwan 
European Commission - European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 27 January 2017 The European Commission decided today to impose definitive anti-dumping measures on two steel products originating in China and Taiwan. © European Union 2009 Laurent Chamussy The Commission's investigation confirmed that Chinese and Taiwanese stainless steel tube and pipe butt-welding fittings had been...
IP/17/151  27-01-2017 - WTO rules in favour of the EU in dispute on Russian duties on light commercial vehicles 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 January 2017 A World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel today declared as illegal the Russian anti-dumping duties that hinder exports of Italian and German light commercial vehicles (LCVs).