In-Depth Analysis: Free and fair trade for all?

With its strategy paper entitled ‘Trade for all’ in 2015, the Commission launched an EU trade policy that focussed on values such as human rights, workers’ rights, environmental protection and sustainable development. The idea was that free trade should be fair for both consumers in Europe and for citizens elsewhere. This approach was pursued in bilateral trade negotiations and in legislative proposals on, for example, conflict minerals, dual-use goods or the investment court system. But by the end of 2016 the tenor of the debate on international trade had changed, shifting the focus to national interests and fairness for consumers and producers at home. The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU and the election of President Trump in the US, together with the expiry of the clause recognising China’s non-market economy status, contributed to this shift.

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Overview of FTA and Other Trade Negotiations

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Amendments: EP INTA/FEMM Committees on Gender equality in EU trade agreements

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Agenda: Joint ACP-EU Ministerial Trade Committee (20 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Event: TiSA Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Final Report (Brussels, 17 May 2017)

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.

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Ongoing bilateral and regional negotiations (September 2017)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP LIBE Committee – Towards a digital trade strategy (31 August 2017)

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Liberalizing Global Trade in Mode 5 Services: How Much is it Worth?

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Trade SIA in support of negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in the area of International Trade Policy (11 July 2017)

A summary of the Committee’s exchange of views with Urve Palo, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, representing the President-in-Office of the Council is available.

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Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations on a plurilateral agreement on trade in services

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

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Commission Staff Working Document: Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations on a plurilateral agreement on trade in services

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Towards a digital trade strategy (20 June 2017)

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Working Document: EP INTA & FEMM Committee on Gender Equality in EU Trade Agreements

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Speech: Europe’s progressive trade policy

Speech given by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström at the European Business Summit, in Brussels

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Draft Final Report: Trade SIA in support of negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

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Trade Policy Committee Working Papers documents (Slovak Republic EU Presidency)

The following WK documents (Working Papers) have been distributed by the General Secretariat of the Council to the Trade Policy Committee, in its various compositions, in the second semester of 2016.

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Report from the ACP-EU Council of Ministers to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the implementation of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement in 2016

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