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European Commission publishes draft Sustainability Impact Assessment for the Trade part of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement en Mercosur 08 Jul 2020
Transparency in action en Agreements 03 Jul 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating round with New Zealand en New Zealand 02 Jul 2020
Commission maintains safeguards in place to defend European steel industry in times of crisis en Actions against imports into the EU 30 Jun 2020
WTO Dispute Settlement Body establishes panels on trade restrictions for EU exports of electronic products and frozen fries en Dispute settlement 29 Jun 2020
Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism en Accessing markets 18 Jun 2020
European Commission kicks off major EU trade policy review en Policy 16 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products en Enforcement 15 Jun 2020
Small businesses exporting outside the EU employ over 13 million people en Analysis 15 Jun 2020
Introductory remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Ottawa Group meeting en Enforcement and protection 15 Jun 2020
Commission publishes report on EU-Chile negotiation round en Chile 09 Jun 2020
Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan on ’Global Music & Global Trade’ en Intellectual property 03 Jun 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating round with Australia en Australia 02 Jun 2020
Commission publishes second report on impact of coronavirus on EU trade en Analysis 29 May 2020
Commission presents EU proposal for modernising Energy Charter Treaty en Investment 27 May 2020
Coronavirus: Requirement for export authorisation for personal protective equipment comes to its end en Enforcement and protection 26 May 2020
Commission introduces new monitoring system for steel and aluminium imports en Trade defence 15 May 2020
EU puts forward its candidate for the pool of arbitrators in the multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement and encourages more WTO members to join en Dispute settlement 13 May 2020
Trade defence report: restoring the level playing field for European producers en Trade defence 04 May 2020
Interim appeal arrangement for WTO disputes becomes effective en Dispute settlement 30 Apr 2020
EU and Mexico conclude negotiations for new trade agreement en Mexico 28 Apr 2020
Study on the European Commission trade department’s Civil Society Dialogue en Consultations 28 Apr 2020
Pre-announcement for the tender "Blockchain solutions for international trade" en Calls for tender 28 Apr 2020
European Commission informs WTO on new set of coronavirus measures en Enforcement and protection 27 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Commission adjusts export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment to suit current needs en Enforcement and protection 24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains en Enforcement and protection 23 Apr 2020
Commission publishes report on the impact of coronavirus on EU trade en Analysis 23 Apr 2020
Introductory Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Informal Meeting of EU Trade Ministers en Enforcement and protection 16 Apr 2020
European Commission narrows down export authorisation requirements to protective masks only and extends geographical and humanitarian exemptions en Enforcement and protection 14 Apr 2020
EU ensures transparency towards its trade partners on coronavirus-related actions en Enforcement 07 Apr 2020
EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - Meetings and documents en South Korea 31 Mar 2020
Korea labour commitments - Postponement of the hearing en Bilateral disputes 31 Mar 2020
Ukraine wood export ban: panel timeline under COVID-19 en Bilateral disputes 27 Mar 2020
EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes en Dispute settlement 27 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Commission issues guidelines to protect critical European assets and technology in current crisis en Enforcement and protection 25 Mar 2020
Commission publishes guidance on export requirements for personal protective equipment en Import and export rules 20 Mar 2020
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) - Meetings and documents en Japan 19 Mar 2020
Commission moves to ensure supply of personal protective equipment in the European Union en Policy 15 Mar 2020
Commission ensures continuation of trade defence procedures despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19 outbreak en Trade defence 13 Mar 2020
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - Meetings and documents en Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 21 Feb 2020
WTO Members assess EU’s track record on trade policy en The EU and the WTO 18 Feb 2020
Commissioner Hogan announces new transparency package en Agreements 18 Feb 2020
Trade enforcement: EU requests WTO panels with India and Colombia on ICT products and frozen fries en Dispute settlement 17 Feb 2020
Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements en Vietnam 12 Feb 2020
Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market en Cambodia 12 Feb 2020
Trade preferences boost developing countries’ exports to the European Union en Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) 10 Feb 2020
EU-Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA5) EPA deepening negotiations en Economic Partnerships 05 Feb 2020
Applications for the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade award now open en Sustainable development 04 Feb 2020
Arbitration panel established on Ukraine’s wood export ban – deadline for submissions en Dispute settlement 04 Feb 2020
Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Centre for European Reform en Policy 04 Feb 2020
First year of EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement shows growth in EU exports en Japan 31 Jan 2020
EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement en Dispute settlement 24 Jan 2020
Speech: The EU and China: Addressing the Systemic Challenge en Policy 20 Jan 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating rounds with Indonesia and New Zealand en Agreements 17 Jan 2020
EU and five Eastern and Southern African countries kick off negotiations to deepen trade relations en Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 17 Jan 2020
EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies en WTO cases 14 Jan 2020
EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Committees and Dialogues en Andean Community 10 Jan 2020
European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets en Intellectual property 09 Jan 2020

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