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Title Topic Date
Commission reports on negotiating round with five Eastern and Southern African countries Economic Partnerships 02 Dec 2020
EU and New Zealand reach provisional agreement on two more chapters of future trade agreement New Zealand 01 Dec 2020
Ottawa Group proposes a global Trade and Health Initiative The EU and the WTO 23 Nov 2020
EU and Mongolia take stock on trade and investment relations Countries and regions 23 Nov 2020
Transparency in action Agreements 20 Nov 2020
First Trade and Sustainable Development Public Stakeholders’ Forum under EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Singapore 20 Nov 2020
EU and 10 other members suspend participation in negotiations in the International Working Group on Export Credits Accessing markets 19 Nov 2020
Commission launches new complaints system to fight trade barriers and violations of sustainable trade commitments Enforcement and protection 16 Nov 2020
Implementation of the Trade and sustainable development (TSD) chapter in trade agreements - TSD committees and civil society meetings Sustainable development 13 Nov 2020
EU trade agreements: delivering for Europe’s businesses Agreements 12 Nov 2020
Previous versions of the EU’s FTA implementation reports Agreements 11 Nov 2020
Union for the Mediterranean Ministers highlight the importance of regional trade in economic recovery Euro-Mediterranean partnership 10 Nov 2020
Commission welcomes agreement on the modernisation of EU export controls Dual use controls 09 Nov 2020
Boeing WTO case: EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports Dispute settlement 09 Nov 2020
CETA factsheet and guides Canada 06 Nov 2020
Third negotiation round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty Investment 06 Nov 2020
Commission introduces surveillance of imports of bioethanol, and remains open to examining requests from other sectors Trade defence 04 Nov 2020
Study on the European Commission trade department’s Civil Society Dialogue Consultations 04 Nov 2020
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - Meetings and documents Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 28 Oct 2020
EU strengthens trade enforcement arsenal with revamped regulation Enforcement 28 Oct 2020
Boeing WTO case: the EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports Dispute settlement 26 Oct 2020
Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity: European Union calls for G20 to address the excess capacity Goods and services 26 Oct 2020
Trade defence: EU publishes a report on market distortions in Russia Trade defence 23 Oct 2020
EU and Mexico celebrate 20 years of partnership - joint press release Mexico 23 Oct 2020
Pre-announcement for the tender "VA Module in the GTAP model - Development update" Calls for tender 19 Oct 2020
The Swedish city of Malmö wins the Commission’s Fair and Ethical Trade City Award Sustainable development 16 Oct 2020
Commission reports on eighth negotiating round with Australia Australia 13 Oct 2020
Commission launches Access2Markets portal to support trade by small businesses Accessing markets 13 Oct 2020
Boeing subsidy case: World Trade Organization confirms EU right to retaliate against $4 billion of U.S. imports Dispute settlement 13 Oct 2020
Hearing on the EU-Korea dispute on labour rights South Korea 09 Oct 2020
EU foreign investment screening mechanism becomes fully operational Investment 09 Oct 2020
Commission imposes further anti-dumping duties on steel imports Trade defence 07 Oct 2020
EU and Canada celebrate third anniversary of comprehensive trade agreement Canada 22 Sep 2020
Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production Sustainable development 22 Sep 2020
Ukraine wood export ban: panel timeline under COVID-19 Bilateral disputes 21 Sep 2020
Korea labour commitments: panel timeline under COVID-19 Bilateral disputes 15 Sep 2020
Second negotiating round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty Investment 14 Sep 2020
Commission adopts proposals to make EU-U.S. agreement on tariffs effective United States 08 Sep 2020
Commission announces shortlist for Fair and Ethical Trade City Award Policy 07 Sep 2020
Joint statement of the United States and the European Union on a tariff agreement United States 21 Aug 2020
Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) 12 Aug 2020
The WTO multi-party interim appeal arrangement gets operational Dispute settlement 03 Aug 2020
EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force Vietnam 31 Jul 2020
EU and China discuss trade and economic relations China 28 Jul 2020
Coronavirus: The European Union calls for more transparency on trade-related measures by WTO members The EU and the WTO 24 Jul 2020
EU and Airbus Member States take action to ensure full compliance in the WTO aircraft dispute Dispute settlement 24 Jul 2020
European Commission appoints its first Chief Trade Enforcement Officer Enforcement and protection 24 Jul 2020
EU-Indonesia agreement: European Commission publishes conclusions of the sustainability impact assessment Indonesia 16 Jul 2020
Communication on the first negotiating round to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty Investment 10 Jul 2020
EU-Mexico Global Agreement – Meetings and documents Mexico 10 Jul 2020
Commission publishes report on negotiating round with five Eastern and Southern African countries Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 09 Jul 2020
European Commission publishes draft Sustainability Impact Assessment for the Trade part of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement Mercosur 08 Jul 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating round with New Zealand New Zealand 02 Jul 2020
Commission maintains safeguards in place to defend European steel industry in times of crisis 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 Dispute settlement 29 Jun 2020
Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism Accessing markets 18 Jun 2020
European Commission kicks off major EU trade policy review Policy 16 Jun 2020
Small businesses exporting outside the EU employ over 13 million people Analysis 15 Jun 2020
Introductory remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Ottawa Group meeting Enforcement and protection 15 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products Enforcement 15 Jun 2020
Commission publishes report on EU-Chile negotiation round Chile 09 Jun 2020
Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan on ’Global Music & Global Trade’ Intellectual property 03 Jun 2020
Commission reports on latest negotiating round with Australia Australia 02 Jun 2020
Commission publishes second report on impact of coronavirus on EU trade Analysis 29 May 2020
Commission presents EU proposal for modernising Energy Charter Treaty Investment 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
EU and Mexico conclude negotiations for new trade agreement Mexico 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
Commission publishes report on the impact of coronavirus on EU trade Analysis 23 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
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 30 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
Commissioner Hogan announces new transparency package Agreements 18 Feb 2020
WTO Members assess EU’s track record on trade policy The EU and the WTO 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
Arbitration panel established on Ukraine’s wood export ban – deadline for submissions Dispute settlement 04 Feb 2020
Keynote address by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Centre for European Reform Policy 04 Feb 2020
First year of EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement shows growth in EU exports Japan 31 Jan 2020
EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Committees and Dialogues Andean Community 26 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
European Commission steps up protection of European intellectual property in global markets Intellectual property 09 Jan 2020

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