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Title Topic Date
Commission presents EU proposal for modernising Energy Charter Treaty Goods and services 27 May 2020
Coronavirus: Requirement for export authorisation for personal protective equipment comes to its end Enforcement and protection 26 May 2020
Commission introduces new monitoring system for steel and aluminium imports 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 Dispute settlement 13 May 2020
Trade defence report: restoring the level playing field for European producers Trade defence 04 May 2020
Interim appeal arrangement for WTO disputes becomes effective Dispute settlement 30 Apr 2020
Study on the European Commission trade department’s Civil Society Dialogue Consultations 28 Apr 2020
EU and Mexico conclude negotiations for new trade agreement Mexico 28 Apr 2020
Pre-announcement for the tender "Blockchain solutions for international trade" Calls for tender 28 Apr 2020
European Commission informs WTO on new set of coronavirus measures Enforcement and protection 27 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Commission adjusts export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment to suit current needs Enforcement and protection 24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: The EU and 21 other WTO Members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains Enforcement and protection 23 Apr 2020
Commission publishes report on the impact of coronavirus on EU trade Analysis 23 Apr 2020
Introductory Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Informal Meeting of EU Trade Ministers Enforcement and protection 16 Apr 2020
European Commission narrows down export authorisation requirements to protective masks only and extends geographical and humanitarian exemptions Enforcement and protection 14 Apr 2020
EU ensures transparency towards its trade partners on coronavirus-related actions Enforcement 07 Apr 2020
Korea labour commitments - Postponement of the hearing Bilateral disputes 31 Mar 2020
EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - Meetings and documents South Korea 31 Mar 2020
Ukraine wood export ban: panel timeline under COVID-19 Bilateral disputes 27 Mar 2020
EU and 15 World Trade Organization members establish contingency appeal arrangement for trade disputes Dispute settlement 27 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Commission issues guidelines to protect critical European assets and technology in current crisis Enforcement and protection 25 Mar 2020
Commission publishes guidance on export requirements for personal protective equipment Import and export rules 20 Mar 2020
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) - Meetings and documents Japan 19 Mar 2020
Commission moves to ensure supply of personal protective equipment in the European Union Policy 15 Mar 2020
Commission ensures continuation of trade defence procedures despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19 outbreak Trade defence 13 Mar 2020
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - Meetings and documents Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 21 Feb 2020
WTO Members assess EU’s track record on trade policy The EU and the WTO 18 Feb 2020
Commissioner Hogan announces new transparency package Agreements 18 Feb 2020
Trade enforcement: EU requests WTO panels with India and Colombia on ICT products and frozen fries Dispute settlement 17 Feb 2020
Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements Vietnam 12 Feb 2020
Commission decides to partially withdraw Cambodia’s preferential access to the EU market Cambodia 12 Feb 2020
Trade preferences boost developing countries’ exports to the European Union Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) 10 Feb 2020
EU-Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA5) EPA deepening negotiations Economic Partnerships 05 Feb 2020
Applications for the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade award now open Sustainable development 04 Feb 2020
Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Centre for European Reform Policy 04 Feb 2020
Arbitration panel established on Ukraine’s wood export ban – deadline for submissions Dispute settlement 04 Feb 2020
First year of EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement shows growth in EU exports Japan 31 Jan 2020
EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement Dispute settlement 24 Jan 2020
Speech: The EU and China: Addressing the Systemic Challenge Policy 20 Jan 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating rounds with Indonesia and New Zealand Agreements 17 Jan 2020
EU and five Eastern and Southern African countries kick off negotiations to deepen trade relations Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 17 Jan 2020
EU, U.S. and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies WTO cases 14 Jan 2020
EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Committees and Dialogues Andean Community 10 Jan 2020
European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets Intellectual property 09 Jan 2020

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