In June 2018 compared with May 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The EU’s ongoing negotiations for a free trade deal with Mercosur must be stopped at once or banned substances used in food products might end up on our dinner tables in the EU.
In 2017, Switzerland was EU’s fourth largest partner for imports (6 % of total extra-EU imports) and third largest for EU exports (8 % of total extra-EU exports).
Today, in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade David Parker officially launched talks for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. The first formal round of talks between the respective sides’ teams of negotiators will take place in Brussels from 16 to 20 July.