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European Commission proposes to reinstate trade preferences to Myanmar / Burma

The European Commission adopts a proposal to bring Myanmar / Burma back under the so-called 'Everything But Arms' preferential trade regime, following recognition by the international community of the country's recent efforts to improve the political, social and labour environments there.

Brussels, 17 September 2012

EU welcomes Russia's WTO accession after 18 years of negotiations

After 18 years of negotiations, Russia joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as its 156th member.

Brussels, 22 August 2012

Aid for Trade to developing countries: EU maintains its leader position

The EU is the largest provider of Aid for Trade in the world according to a new monitoring report presented by the European Commission on the 9 July 2012.

Brussels, 9 July 2012

EU–Korea trade agreement: one year on

The EU and South Korea mark the one year anniversary of the implementation of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement on 1 July 2012.

Brussels, 27 June 2012

Joint Statement on the Outcome of the EU–India Trade Ministerial

EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht and Indian Commerce Minister Sharma today expressed satisfaction in good progress on negotiations towards EU-India Free Trade Agreement.

Brussels, 26 June 2012

EU Trade Commissioner stresses need for G20 vigilance in fight against protectionism

In its ninth report on potentially trade-restrictive measures - issued just before the G20 Summit - the European Commission identified a clear increase in protectionism around the world.

Brussels, 22 June 2012

EU sounds alarm over sharp rise in protectionism across G20

The EU identifies an increase in protectionism and the European Commission points to a failure by the G20 countries to reducing trade barriers.

Brussels, 6 June 2012

EU challenges Argentina's import restrictions

The EU today launched a challenge to Argentina's import restrictions at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

Brussels, 25 May 2012

Customs: EU and USA agree to recognise each other's "trusted traders"

EU and US certified trusted traders will enjoy lower costs, simplified procedures and greater predictability in their transatlantic activities, as a result of a mutual recognition decision signed 4 May 2012.

Brussels, 04 May 2012

EU and US adopt blueprint for open and stable investment climates

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States Michael Froman agreed on an ambitious set of investment principles and openly invite other countries to follow suit.

Brussels, 10 April 2012

EU and Vietnam move closer to starting trade negotiations

The completion of a scoping paper marks the start of the reparations for negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam

Phnom Penh, 31 March 2012

EU challenges China’s rare earth export restrictions

Together with the US and Japan, the EU formally requests dispute settlement consultations with China in the WTO regarding China's export restrictions on raw materials

Brussels, 13 March 2012

WTO confirms Boeing received billions in illegal subsidies from United States

The European Commission welcomes the WTO appeal ruling in the "Boeing case" which confirms that billions of dollars in US subsidies granted to Boeing are illegal under WTO rules.

Brussels, 12 March 2012

EU assesses progress of its strategy to dismantle trade barriers

The European Commission today published its second Trade and Investment Barriers Report, which describes the progress achieved in dismantling barriers to the markets of six strategic economic partners - China, India, Japan, Mercosur, Russia and the US.

Brussels, 27 February 2012

Commissioner De Gucht visits Moldova and Georgia to open trade negotiations

Commissioner De Gucht travels to Moldova and Georgia on 27 and 28 February respectively, to launch negotiations on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA).

Brussels, 24 February 2012

EU launches free trade negotiations with Armenia

The EU launches negotiations on a deep and comprehensive free trade area with Armenia in order to boost economic growth and investment.

Brussels, 20 February 2012

EU and US agree to bring excessive American anti-dumping duties down to WTO level

WTO dispute concerning the US calculation practice of so-called "zeroing" in anti-dumping investigations settled

Brussels, 6 February 2012

EU highlights trade-led growth as central to modern development agenda

A range of proposals to make trade and development instruments work hand-in-hand presented in the Communication "Trade, growth and development"

Brussels, 27 January 2012

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