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Title Topic Date
Implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter in trade agreements - TSD committees and civil society meetings Sustainable development 03 Dec 2021
EU and WTO members strike major deal to simplify trade in services Goods and services 02 Dec 2021
Joint statement of the ministers of US, Japan and EU on trilateral cooperation Policy 30 Nov 2021
EU replaces COVID-19 vaccines export authorisation mechanism with new monitoring tool Import and export rules 26 Nov 2021
Trade and security: Commission highlights work to defend EU interests and values Enforcement and protection 23 Nov 2021
EU wins WTO case over US duties on Spanish olives Dispute settlement 19 Nov 2021
Commission imposes definitive duties in three anti-dumping cases to defend EU producers and protect jobs Trade defence 18 Nov 2021
Joint Statement by the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union Bilateral Trade Relations by country 17 Nov 2021
EU takes next step in WTO dispute with Russia on discriminatory procurement by Russian state-owned enterprises Dispute settlement 17 Nov 2021
Energy Charter Treaty: Further progress in modernisation negotiations Investment 15 Nov 2021
EU exports support 38 million jobs in the EU Trade, Growth & Jobs 12 Nov 2021
EU and US agree to start discussions on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium and suspend steel and aluminium trade disputes United States 31 Oct 2021
EU exports boosted thanks to stronger implementation and enforcement of trade deals and global rules Enforcement and protection 27 Oct 2021
Ban on export credits for coal-fired electricity projects agreed at OECD Sustainable development 22 Oct 2021
EU-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - Meetings and documents South Korea 20 Oct 2021
EU-US Trade and Technology Council: Commission launches consultation platform for stakeholder’s involvement to shape transatlantic cooperation United States 18 Oct 2021
CETA factsheet and guides Canada 15 Oct 2021
Commission adopts definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminium products from China and suspends their application temporarily for 9 months Trade defence 11 Oct 2021
Energy Charter Treaty: Progress continues in modernisation negotiations Investment 05 Oct 2021
EU extends COVID-19 vaccines export transparency and authorisation mechanism until December Import and export rules 30 Sep 2021
Stepping up the enforcement of EU trade agreements: the European Commission appoints members of expert panel assisting in the selection of arbitrators Dispute settlement 24 Sep 2021
Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to promote sustainable development in low-income countries Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) 22 Sep 2021
EU launches new tool to empower SMEs: Access2Procurement Accessing markets 21 Sep 2021
EU and Canada celebrate fourth anniversary of comprehensive trade agreement (CETA) Canada 21 Sep 2021
Commission takes action against circumvention of anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminium foil Trade defence 15 Sep 2021
EU teams up with other OECD countries to propose ban on export credits for coal-fired electricity projects Sustainable development 14 Sep 2021
Commission’s actions to implement new EU Export Control Regulation - Memo Dual use controls 09 Sep 2021
Strengthened EU export control rules kick in Dual use controls 09 Sep 2021
Trade and Technology Council: U.S. and EU announce inaugural meeting United States 09 Sep 2021
An assertive trade policy: EU’s defence measures against unfair trade practices remained effective in 2020 Trade defence 30 Aug 2021
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) - Meetings and documents Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 16 Aug 2021
Commission reports on fifth negotiation round with five Eastern and Southern African countries to deepen existing Economic Partnership Agreement Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 29 Jul 2021
Transparency in action Agreements 27 Jul 2021
EU-Andean Community trade agreements: Reports and consultations Andean Community 27 Jul 2021
EU launches WTO dispute against discriminatory procurement by Russian State-owned enterprises Dispute settlement 19 Jul 2021
WTO takes important steps towards global trade rules for sustainable fishing The EU and the WTO 15 Jul 2021
New EU guidance helps companies to combat forced labour in supply chains Sustainable development 13 Jul 2021
Pre-announcement for the tender "Mapping industrial products by HS codes and their associated standards and regulatory requirements" Calls for tender 13 Jul 2021
Energy Charter Treaty: substantial progress achieved in modernisation negotiations Investment 12 Jul 2021
Joint statement of the EU and Ghana on the start of trading under the EU-Ghana interim Economic Partnership Agreement Economic Partnerships 01 Jul 2021
EU-Republic of Korea trade grows twice as fast under trade agreement South Korea 01 Jul 2021
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): webinars and documents Economic Partnerships 30 Jun 2021
EU extends COVID-19 vaccines export transparency and authorisation mechanism Import and export rules 30 Jun 2021
EU prolongs steel safeguard for three years Actions against imports into the EU 25 Jun 2021
EU and Republic of Angola launch negotiations for a first-ever Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement Investment 22 Jun 2021
The European Union and the Republic of Kenya launch strategic dialogue and engage towards implementing the East African Community Economic Partnership Agreement Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 22 Jun 2021
EU – Angola negotiations on a Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement Economic Partnerships 22 Jun 2021
Commission reports on eleventh negotiating round with Australia Australia 17 Jun 2021
EU and US take decisive step to end aircraft dispute United States 15 Jun 2021
Transatlantic relations take centre stage in Brussels with EU-Canada and EU-US summits United States 14 Jun 2021
EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Committees and Dialogues Andean Community 04 Jun 2021
Fifth negotiation round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty Investment 04 Jun 2021
EU proposes a strong multilateral trade response to the COVID-19 pandemic The EU and the WTO 04 Jun 2021
EU-Chile trade talks: Commission releases its proposals and reports about progress Chile 18 May 2021
Joint European Union – United States statement on addressing global steel and aluminum excess capacity United States 17 May 2021
Trade barriers: EU concludes two examinations on ceramic tiles and on Tequila Trade barrier investigations 04 May 2021
EU-Republic of Korea agreement ensured resilient trade despite pandemic South Korea 29 Apr 2021
Counterfeit remains top priority for EU’s efforts in intellectual property protection Intellectual property 28 Apr 2021
Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis hosts EU Trade Policy Day Events 26 Apr 2021
Commission reports on negotiating round with five Eastern and Southern African countries Africa, Caribbean, Pacific 22 Apr 2021
Uzbekistan joins EU’s GSP+ arrangement Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) 09 Apr 2021
Commission imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of aluminium extrusions from China Trade defence 30 Mar 2021
European Commission publishes final Sustainability Impact Assessment and Position Paper on the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement Mercosur 29 Mar 2021
CETA to support EU-Canada pandemic recovery Canada 25 Mar 2021
Commission strengthens transparency and authorisation mechanism for exports of COVID-19 vaccines Import and export rules 24 Mar 2021
Strengthening the EU’s autonomy – Commission seeks input on a new anti-coercion instrument Enforcement and protection 23 Mar 2021
Commission publishes market access offers of the EU-China investment agreement China 12 Mar 2021
Commission extends transparency and authorisation mechanism for exports of COVID-19 vaccines Import and export rules 11 Mar 2021
Fourth negotiation round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty Investment 05 Mar 2021
EU and U.S. agree to suspend all tariffs linked to the Airbus and Boeing disputes Dispute settlement 05 Mar 2021
Commission initiates an investigation to decide whether to prolong the steel safeguard measure Actions against imports into the EU 26 Feb 2021
Towards an EU anti-coercion instrument Enforcement and protection 18 Feb 2021
Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade strategy Policy making 18 Feb 2021
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: texts of the agreement Japan 16 Feb 2021
Strong EU trade enforcement rules enter into force Enforcement 13 Feb 2021
EU and India launched the High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment India 06 Feb 2021
The EU and Japan trade deal celebrates second anniversary by further strengthening ties Japan 01 Feb 2021
The EU and Canada adopt rules putting in place the CETA investment court Dispute settlement 29 Jan 2021
Commission puts in place transparency and authorisation mechanism for exports of COVID-19 vaccines Import and export rules 29 Jan 2021
Candidates for dispute settlement activities under EU trade and investment agreements Dispute settlement 28 Jan 2021
Panel of experts confirms Republic of Korea is in breach of labour commitments under our trade agreement Bilateral disputes 25 Jan 2021
EU – China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI): list of sections China 22 Jan 2021
EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Milestones and documents China 22 Jan 2021
EU files WTO panel request against illegal export restrictions by Indonesia on raw materials for stainless steel Dispute settlement 14 Jan 2021

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