Update: the debriefing has been published.
EU negotiators were in Surakarta from 19 to 23 February 2018 for the 4th round of trade and investment negotiations with Indonesia.
The second round for the modernisation of the trade part of the EU-Chile Association Agreement took place in Santiago de Chile on 15-19 January 2018. These were the first substantive discussions on trade issues after the launch of the negotiations on 16 November 2017. Overall, there were constructive exchanges and good progress in most of the negotiating groups. The discussions focussed on initial exchanges on substance or working on the initial textual proposals.
EU textual proposals on anti-corruption, competition, customs and trade facilitation, digital trade, dispute settlement, energy and raw, intellectual property, public procurement, rules of origin, investment and trade in services, SMEs, technical barriers to trade, trade in goods.
A summary of the exchange of views with Emil Karanikolov, Bulgarian Minister of Economy, representing the President-in-Office of the Council, is available.
Two Bulgarian ministers – Mr Emil Karanikolov, Minister for the Economy, and Ms Monika Panayotova, Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU –presented today the Presidency priorities in their areas of responsibility before two committees of the European parliament – International Trade (INTA) and Constitutional Affairs (AFCO).