Letter from the EU and UK Permanent Representatives in Geneva regarding WTO consultations on EU-UK tariff rate quotas, following the UK withdrawal from EU

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Official Journal (L Series): Council Decision (EU) 2017/2105 of 10 November 2017 on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the Trade Committee regarding the amendment of Annex XII of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, setting out the list of Colombian procuring entities in accordance with the provisions of Title VI (‘Government Procurement’)

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Joint Staff Working Document: Association Implementation Report on Ukraine

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Agenda: Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) (17 November 2017)

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In-Depth Analysis: EU relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan

The EU is currently reshaping its relationship with Armenia and Azerbaijan through new agreements for which the negotiations ended (Armenia) or started (Azerbaijan) in February 2017. After Yerevan’s decision to join the EAEU (thereby renouncing to sign an AA/DCFTA), the initialling of the CEPA provides a new impetus to EU-Armenia relations. It highlights Armenia’s lingering interest in developing closer ties with the EU and provides a vivid illustration of the EU’s readiness to respond to EaP countries’ specific needs and circumstances. The CEPA is also a clear indication that the EU has not engaged in a zero-sum game with Russia and is willing to exploit any opportunity to further its links with EaP countries. The launch of negotiations on a new EU-Azerbaijan agreement – in spite of serious political and human rights problems in the country – results from several intertwined factors, including the EU’s energy security needs and Baku’s increasing bargaining power. At this stage, Azerbaijan is interested only in forms of cooperation that are not challenging the political status quo. However, the decline in both world oil prices and domestic oil production in this country is creating bargaining opportunities for the EU in what promises to be a difficult negotiation.

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Press Release: EU completes latest round of trade negotiations with Mercosur

The fifth negotiating round between the European Union and Mercosur since the resumption of formal talks in October last year was held from 6 to 10 November in Brasilia. This round follows on from the round from 2 to 6 October, also held in Brasilia. Mercosur is the trade grouping which in these negotiations includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Motion for a Resolution: EP INTA Committee on multilateral negotiations in view of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 10-13 December 2017

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Exchange of views on EU-China trade relations (9 November 2017)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Working Party on Trade Questions (14 November 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – State of play of the ongoing trade negotiations with Mexico (9 November 2017)

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Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Implementation of Free Trade Agreements 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

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Event: Civil Society Dialogue on the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in December 2017 (Brussels, 27 November 2017)

The purpose of this meeting is to exchange views on the progress in the run up to the Ministerial Conference and the possible outcomes.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Vote on State of play of the negotiations ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (9 November 2017)

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Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the Trade Committee regarding the amendment of Annex XII of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, setting out the list of Colombian procuring entities in accordance with the provisions of Title VI (‘Government Procurement’)

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Speech: Commissioner Malmström on “The EU-Moldova Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area – Three Years On”

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Amendments: EP INTA Committee – Draft motion for a resolution on Multilateral negotiations in view of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, 10-13 December 2017

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Written Answer to a Question: Reciprocity in trade relations between the EU and third countries

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Documents on Relations with Armenia

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2018 Commission Work Programme: Trade Policy

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UPDATED – Report: EP INTA Committee on the negotiating mandate for EU trade negotiations with New Zealand

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UPDATED – Report: EP INTA Committee on the negotiating mandate for EU trade negotiations with Australia

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Study: The added value of international trade and impact of trade barriers-Cost of Non-Europe Report

This Cost of Non-Europe Report, prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade, analyses the economic added value of international trade. Aimed at feeding into on-going debates about the roles of globalisation and the rules-based multilateral trade system, it presents an overview of key trade theories, global trade patterns and the arguments for opening and restricting international trade. It analyses distributional consequences of such trade, the role of global value chains and the consequences of protectionism.

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Press Release: Commission publishes report and its proposal on sustainable development following the latest negotiating round with Mercosur

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Report from the XXIXth round of negotiations Of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

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Annual Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the Implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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