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Transparency 2015

On this page you will find negotiating texts and other documents published since 14 October 2015 related to the EU’s existing trade agreements and ongoing trade negotiations with non-EU countries. These texts are also available on the various parts of the DG TRADE website. The texts are collated here as part of the European Commission’s ongoing commitment to greater transparency and specifically to the commitment to transparency made in the EU’s new trade strategy ’Trade for All’.





   Joint DCFTA technical meeting report, March 2017
   Initial EU texts, April 2016 (only in French, the negotiating language)
   Report of the first round, April 2016 (presently in FR, will be translated in EN)

   Textual proposals on small and medium-sized enterprises and on Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation, March 2017
   Report of the 17th round, October 2016

   Report of the second round, March 2017
   EU texts proposals, March 2017

   Report of the second round, February 2017
   Textual proposals, February 2017

Report of the fourth round, December 2016

Report of the second round, November 2016
   Textual proposal, December 2016

Environmental goods agreement (EGA)
   Report of the 17th round, November 2016

Trade in services agreement (TiSA)
   Report of the 21st round, November 2016
   Second revised offer :

   EU proposal on state-to-state dispute settlement, October 2016
   EU proposal on administrative and institutional provisions, October 2016
   Report of the 20th round, October 2016
   Revised offer, May 2016

Report of the 26th round, October 2016


  Report from the 12th round, October 2016

   Report of the 15th round, October 2016
   Textual proposals, July 2016



   Text of the agreement, September 2016 (translations)

   Texts adopted by the European Commission and formally proposed to the Council of the EU, July 2016
   The signature of the agreement (translation in all EU languages)
   The conclusion of the agreement (translation in all EU languages)
   The provisional application of the agreement (translation in all EU languages)

   EU-Vietnam Free trade agreement text, following the conclusion of the negotiating process. February 2016

  West Africa
   Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the EU, October 2015
   Annex A and B
   Annex C part I
   Annex C part II

  East Africa
   Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community, October 2015

  South Africa
   Economic Partnership Agreement with the South African Development Community, October 2015


   EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström - her correspondance
   The Commissioner's cabinet
   EU Trade Director-General Jean-Luc Demarty


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