Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 18-31 July 2016

In this latest Brussels’ Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of July 2016.

  • During the Agriculture Council of 18 July, ministers are expected to give a green light to the European Commission  for the opening of free trade negotiations with Indonesia.
  • Also on 18 July, the 19th TiSA negotiating round will close in Geneva. This round was meant to bring progress in three pillars of the agreement: market access, sector-specific annexes and the institutional framework.
  • On 20 July, the College of Commissioners will review the three options for addressing China’s request for market economy status.
  • On 25 July, 17 WTO members, including the EU, will meet in Geneva to continue talks on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA).
  • Finally, on 26 July, Member States will receive the revised versions of the EU-Canada free trade agreement, better known as CETA, to voice out their comments on the FTA.

This Brussels’ Trade Briefing was first published on EU Trade Insights, more information and free trials here.

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