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EU and US prevail in WTO appeal against Philippines’ tax regime discriminating against imported distilled spirits

In a report circulated today, the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Appellate Body confirms the findings of the panel report circulated on 15 August according to which the excise tax applied on distilled spirits in the Philippines discriminates against imported spirits

Brussels, 21 December 2011

Successful conclusion of the WTO’s government procurement negotiation: EU succeeds in gaining more market access

WTO negotiations successful as the Parties of the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) reach agreement on tender rules and additional market access commitments

Brussels, 15 December 2011

EU welcomes 3 new members to the World Trade Organisation

The EU welcomes the accession of Montenegro, Russia and Samoa to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Brussels, 15 December, 2011

EU agrees to start trade negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

The European Commission welcomes the decision of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to authorise the opening of trade negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

Brussels, 14 December 2011

Cape Verde secures access to EU markets and boosts its development

The EU grants "GSP+" status to the Western African nation of Cape Verde

Brussels, 09 December 2011

EU launches trade negotiations with Georgia and Moldova

EU trade negotiations with Georgia and Moldova launched in order to boost economic growth and investment with the Eastern European partners

Brussels, 05 December 2011

Air transport: Commission welcomes agreement on Siberian overflights

The European Commission and the Russian government have agreed to modernise the system of Siberian overflight payments

Brussels, 01 December 2011

EU and US boost economic partnership

The EU and the US strengthen transatlantic economic ties

Brussels, 29 November 2011

EU-US Transatlantic Economic Council - Joint Statement

The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) discussed concrete steps towards stronger economic cooperation between the EU and the US

Washington DC, 29 November 2011

EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht in Washington for Summit and high level meetings

Commissioner De Gucht participates in the EU-US Summit in Washington DC

Brussels, 28 November 2011

European Commissioners Füle and De Gucht visit Istanbul to strengthen new EU agenda with Turkey

Positive agenda main focus of joint visit of Commissioner Füle and Commissioner De Gucht to Istanbul 17 and 18 November

Brussels, 16 November 2011

WTO accession negotiations for Russia concluded

The EU welcomes the conclusion of negotiations on Russia's WTO accession

Brussels, 10 November 2011

EU begins modernization review of Trade Defence Instruments

The European Commission launches review of how it supports European companies in the face of unfair competition.

Brussels, 28 October 2011

EU-Korea FTA – what's in it for EU companies?

The European Commission publishes guide entitled "The EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement in practice"

Brussels, 27 October 2011

EU and Russia agree terms for Moscow’s eventual WTO accession

Last remaining bilateral issues for the EU in Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation have been resolved.

Brussels, 21 October 2011

EU report highlights concerns over rise in protectionism across G20

Commission report finds lack of progress in trade barrier reduction among G20 countries

Brussels, 19 October 2011

EU Trade chief welcomes progress from first Europe-South Korea Trade Committee

The first meeting of the EU-South Korea Trade Committee assesses the progress made so far.

Seoul/ South Korea, 12 October 2011

Stock taking after 100 days: Success of Free Trade Agreement focus for visit to South Korea by EU Trade chief

Commissioner De Gucht visits South Korea to put focus on the EU-South Korea FTA

Brussels, 10 October 2011

EU Trade chief De Gucht visits Namibia and South Africa to boost trade and development deal

Commissioner De Gucht travels to Southern Africa to boost negotiations on comprehensive trade and development agreements

Brussels, 12 September 2011

Bilateral Relations: China / Singapore

EU Trade chief De Gucht travels to China and Singapore to deepen trade ties

Brussels, 13 July 2011

Free Trade Agreement between the EU and South Korea 1 July 2011

European exporters to benefit from Free Trade Agreement between the EU and South Korea

Brussels, 29 July 2011

Commissioner De Gucht to USA and Central America

EU trade chief travels to USA and Central America to foster transatlantic trade ties

Brussels, 20 June 2011

Memo: Association Agreement between Central America and the EU

European Commission consults public authorities, business and civil society on access to external public procurement markets

European Commission consults stakeholders for their views on a new policy on access to the EU's public procurement markets

Brussels, 07 June 2011

Civil Aviation - Airbus/Boeing WTO Case

Appellate Body overturns key findings of the Panel in favour of the EU

Brussels, 18 May 2011

Trade defence, Anti-subsidy

EU imposes first ever anti-subsidy tariffs against imports from China

Brussels, 14 May 2011

Generalised System of Preferences

Focusing on needs: the EU reshapes its import scheme for developing countries

Explanatory memo

Brussels, 10 May 2011

Bilateral relations - ASEAN

1st EU-ASEAN Business Summit in Jakarta set to strengthen regional trade and investment

Brussels, 2 May 2011

Bilateral Relations - Palestian Authority

European Union opens up its market to Palestinian exports

Brussels, 13 April 2011

Bilateral Relations - Colombia and Peru

Commissioner De Gucht welcomes key step towards finalisation of trade deal with Colombia and Peru

Brussels, 13 April 2011

Bilateral Relations - USA

EU and US agree on trade-related information and communication technology principles to be promoted world-wide

Brussels, 4 April 2011

EU and the WTO - Civil Aviation EU wins key WTO case proving Boeing received billions in subsidies from United States

An important step towards regional integration: EU and Central America initial Association Agreement

Brussels, 31 March 2011

Bilateral relations - Central America

An important step towards regional integration: EU and Central America initial Association Agreement


Brussels, 22 March 2011

Bilateral relations - Mercosur

Statement of the EU and MERCOSUR after the 4th round of negotiations on the future Association Agreement between both regions

Brussels, 18 March 2011

Dispute settlement

EU Commission and Canada reach provisional solution in beef dispute

Brussels, 17 March 2011

Bilateral relations

Commissioner De Gucht to visit Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea

Brussels, 9 March 2011

Bilateral relations - Korea

EU Commission welcomes European Parliament backing for free trade deal with South Korea

Brussels, 17 February 2011

Bilateral relations - Mercosur

EU Trade Commissioner to discuss Mercosur negotiations in Paraguay and Uruguay

Brussels, 9 February 2011

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