EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was in South Africa on 16 and 17 October. The Commissioner attended a civil society forum in Johannesburg marking one year since the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) came into force provisionally.
Johannesburg, 16 October 2017
Beef from the Netherlands and Sweden will now be allowed on the Taiwanese market. Austrian beef will also now be permitted into Japan.
Update: A meeting report is now available.
The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations aim to reach a plurilateral agreement among those WTO members willing to open markets further on services ranging from financial services and e-commerce to maritime transport. The consultants carrying out this study are the consortium ECORYS/CEPR. The interim report was published in February 2017.
Between 10 and 13 December the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will hold its 11th biannual ministerial conference in Buenos Aires. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is joining other trade ministers for an informal preparatory meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. This meeting helps to set the agenda for the larger formal gathering in Argentina.