EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets green light in trade committee

On 21st January 2020, the committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP Plenary should do the same. The agreement will remove virtually all tariffs between the two parties in ten years. It will protect emblematic European products, and allow Europe … Continue reading EU-Vietnam free trade deal gets green light in trade committee

EU-USA trade agreements negotiations

USA is the first export destination for EU's food and drink products: the value of these trades in 2012 amounted to € 13.6 bn. So it is understandable the interest to an agreement on both sides of the ocean, and the enthusiasm for the formal launch of negotiations announced at the G8 summit in Northern … Continue reading EU-USA trade agreements negotiations