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Global Trade

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Comment l’UE prévoit de mieux communiquer sur le TTIP ? NEW
Se former à la communication européenne 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Categories: Communication de l'UE, Communication sur l'EuropeTags: communication européenneLors de la réunion du Groupe interinstitutionnel de l’information le 17 octobre dernier, la « déclassification &raqu...
Call it TTIP, call it TAFTA, the acronym covers more than conceivable for mere mortals NEW
EuroDale 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
By Anita Nappo The attention catalysed by the TTIP trade agreement on the issues related to the economic and financial sphere should not be taken for mistaken by readers. It is not all about trade and investments, not exclusively at least. read more...
Accord de libre-échange Europe/États-Unis : quels gagnants, quels perdants? NEW
Le blog du bureau de Bruxelles (France 2) 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
L’Union européenne a entamé avec les États-Unis d'importantes négociations en vue de créer un accord de libre-échange historique. Au cœur de cet accord se jouent tous les aspects de notre vie quot...
#TTIP: Freier Flug für gechlorte Hähnchen NEW
... Kaffee bei mir? 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Nicht nur wird bei den – selbstverständlich geheimen – Verhandlungen über das unwiderrufliche Ende des Verbraucherschutzes entschieden, ganz nebenbei wird dabei auch endgültig klar, wer Koch und wer Kellner ist. Tipp: Die A...
Freihandelsabkommen EU-USA: Über den Deal des Jahrhunderts verhandeln NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 1 Year, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Daily Telegraph, London – In Washington beginnen am heutigen 8. Juli die Verhandlungen zu einem bilateralen Handels- und Investitionsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA, mit dessen Hilfe mehrere Millionen Euro eingespart und Bürokrati...
L’inquiétant M. De Gucht | Vu(es) d'Europe NEW
www.europe.blog.sacd.fr, 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Mixed progress for ACP-EU trade agreements NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Long-running talks on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between some members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Union move ahead at a mired pace, despite best efforts on both sides. At the last joint ministerial t...
Malawi reconsiders controversial trade agreement EU NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Malawi has opened negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), which have been stalled since 2002. The new round of negotiations could see the administration of President Joyce Banda sign the free trade agree...
Zimbabwe-EU trade to improve NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
European Union head of delegation Aldo Dell’Ariccia says the return of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines into Zimbabwe after 13 years will boost trade between the Southern African country and the Western bloc. Dell’Ariccia told guests at a breakfast meeti...
Fiji pushes Pacific trade agenda with Europe NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Fiji has told Europe’s top trade man: Europe must do more to reach a fair partnership with the Pacific Islands. Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, underscored concerns of Pacific ACP (African, Caribbean, Paci...
EC Publication of revised regulation on the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
On 31 October 2012, the European Commission issued a revised regulation on the GSP for developing countries most in need that will take effect from 1 January 2014, thus giving time for economic operators to adapt to the revised regime. The revised re...
Mit Transparenz gegen Rohstofffluch? Wenn schon, denn schon! NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Transparenzvorgaben für Rohstoffunternehmen haben die EU-Kommission und das Europäische Parlament schon lange im Blick. Aber die Widerstände sind erheblich. Derzeit geht es darum, gegen den Ministerrat und vor allem auch gegen die Bundesregierung...
L’Europe enterre les sanctions pénales contre le piratage dans CETA NEW
Politique du Netz 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
La présidence chypriote du Conseil de l'Union Européenne a proposé au début d'octobre de supprimer les sanctions pénales contre le piratage prévues dans l'accord commercial euro-canadien.
How clean is your house’s international trade record? NEW
Keeping Cool 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
As a western European country, the UK might pride itself in its efforts to lower emissions. And there has been success on this front. Carbon emissions in Great Britain have fallen since 2008, following a steady increase for over 100 years in line wit...
EU-China | Handelskrieg um die Solarenergie? NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Es ist eine der Schlüsseltechnologien des 21. Jahrhunderts: Der Markt für Solarenergie weckt solche Gelüste, dass die Europäische Union und China sich wie „Sonnenkrieger“ benehmen – so die Frankfurter Rundschau,...
EU-Čína | Válka o solární energii? NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Trh se solární energií, jednou z klíčových technologií jedenadvacátého století, vyvolává takovou dychtivost, že se Evropská unie a Čína chovají doslo...
UE-China | Uma guerra pela energia solar? NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 8 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
É uma das tecnologias chave do século XXI: o mercado da energia solar suscita tais cobiças que a União Europeia e a China estão a comportar-se como "guerreiros do sol", diz em título o Frankfurter R...
L’UE a publié aujourd’hui son schéma révisé de préférences généralisées (SPG), qui prendra effet au 1er janvier 2014 NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
L’UE a publié son schéma révisé de préférences à l’importation en faveur des pays en développement les plus nécessiteux, appelé schéma de préférences généralisées (SPG), qui prendra effet au 1er janvier 2014. En accord avec le...
Toutes Marchés Sociétés Internationales Stats économiques Barnier : l'UE a été "naïve" dans ses accords commerciaux internationaux (Boursorama - AFP) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Le commissaire européen au Marché intérieur, Michel Barnier, a admis mardi que l'Europe avait été "naïve" dans les accords commerciaux avec certains pays comme la Chine et a souhaité que le rapport de l'industriel Louis Gallois sur la comp...
Dans ta face, Arnaud... NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Le Commissaire européen au Commerce, le belge Karel De Gucht, n'y est pas allé de main morte pour qualifier la proposition d'Arnaud Montebourg de revenir sur l'accord de libre échange avec la Corée : « Monsieur Montebourg s'affiche contre la mon...
Transatlantic Jobs and Growth initiative: Substantial progress underway NEW
James Elles (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 7 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
With the US Presidential election a few days away and too close to call, the issue of Europe has hardly been mentioned in any of the political debates. And yet, the economic partnership between the European Union and the United States has grown remar...
Protektionism är inte frihandel NEW
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
EU har ett antal frihandelsavtal på gång med olika länder. Nu senast med Japan. Och frihandel är ju bra, på så många sätt.Men är det verkligen frihandel det handlar om?I princip alla aktuella frihandelsavtal innehåller delar om upphovsrätt...
Europarlement neemt omstreden handelsovereenkomst met Israël aan NEW
GroenLinks Europa 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
GroenLinks is teleurgesteld dat het Europees Parlement instemde met een omstreden handelsovereenkomst tussen Israël en de Europese Unie. De goedkeuring van het handelsakkoord was jarenlang bevroren vanwege het schenden van internationale wetgeving d...
Green trade can deliver significant benefits to Europe and the world NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
At the beginning of September, leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), agreed to dramatically cut tariffs on a selection of clean and energy efficient equipment. Custom tariffs will be cut from 35 to 5%. This initiative which is wort...
ACP's "instrumental" role in trade debate NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Director-General Pascal Lamy, at the meeting of ACP Ministers of Trade in Brussels on 24 October 2012, said the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) members “is one of the more powerful and influential advocacy and negotiating arms in the...
Transatlantisches Freihandelsabkommen: Verheißung? Fluch? Illusion? NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
Das Europäische Parlament hat sich trotzdem einen unrealistischen Zeitplan für einen erfolgreichen Abschluss eines transatlantischen FTA gesetzt. Erfüllbar ist der nur, falls man unterwegs alle wirklich schwierigen Fragen nach und nach wieder vom...
Spotlight on trade agendas in lead up to ACP-EU Joint Trade meeting NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Senior officials and Ministers for Trade from ACP governments convene in Brussels this week to tackle crucial issues regarding trade relations between their countries and the European Union. The series of high level meetings culminates with the annua...
Außenhandelstheorie spielend lernen NEW
INSM BLOG 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Handel ist sinnvoll, das sagen zum Beispiel die beiden Außenhandelstheoretiker Eli Heckscher und Bertil Ohlin. Wieso Handel den Wohlstand eines Landes vermehrt und Spezialisierung auf bestimmte Produkte schlau ist, das erklärt anschaulich ein Brows...
EU trade relations with Israel NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
Since I have received a volume of correspondence on the Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (CAA), specifically on the proposed upgrade to trade relations with Israel, I thought it would be helpful to set out Labour MEPs’ vi...
EU trade negotiations with Japan NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
 A “scoping exercise” by the European Commission and Japanese government on a possible free trade agreement was concluded on 31 May 2012. The Commission subsequently recommended to the Council that it authorise the opening of negotiation...
EU-South Korea: analysis of trade NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been in force since 1 July 2011. One year on, it is timely to look at trade between the EU – the world’s largest economy in terms of GDP – and South Korea – the world’s 13th largest economy.
Offiziell bestätigt: Handelsabkommen CETA sieht ACTA-ähnliche Strafen vor NEW
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Das geplante Europäisch-Kanadische Handelsabkommen CETA sieht ähnliche Strafen für Copyright-Verletzungen vor wie ACTA. Das bestätigte der Verhandlungsführer der EU-Kommission gestern bei einem Workshop im EU-Parlament. Damit bestätigen sich un...
ACTA-framgångens tusen fäder NEW
Christian Engström, Pirate MEP 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
SVT var nere i Bryssel härom veckan, och har lagt ut en artikel och ett reportage på SVT Nyheter (2 min): När jag ser reportaget kommer jag att tänka på det (mer eller mindre autentiska) kinesiska ordspråket “Framgången har tusen fäder,...
Tanzania remains gateway to EAC common market NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 26 Minutes ago
The former Minister for East African Cooperation and the current Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the European Union, Dr Diodorus Kamala, has said that Tanzania remains the Gateway to East African Community Common Market.
CARIFORUM-EU TDC meeting under EPA declared NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 34 Minutes ago
As we informed our readers, the CARIFORUM and the EU convened the Second Meeting of the Trade and Development Committee (TDC) under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on 27 September. According to a recent...
Free Trade Agreements – Ukraine NEW
OdessaTalk 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Turkey looks set to be the next Free Trade Agreement negotiated and signed by the current Ukrainian government – quite possibly by the end of 2012. Quite rightly too.  If there is a star economic performer in the Black Sea region over the past...
Second TDC meeting to delve into EPA implementation NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Trinidad and Tobago will host the Second Meeting of the Trade and Development Committee (TDC) this week, under the Caribbean Forum of ACP (CARIFORUM)-EU-EPA framework. A preparatory meeting of CARIFORUM officials, also to be held in Trinidad and Toba...
Faire Produktion von Kleidung? Fehlanzeige! Toller Artikel in... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
Faire Produktion von Kleidung? Fehlanzeige! Toller Artikel in der WiWo, die einen Journalisten undercover als vermeintlichen Modeeinkäufer nach Bangladesh geschickt hat. Dieser hat sich dann die Produktionsbedingungen vergleichsweise ungeschminkt vo...
Mehr Mut für Transparenz in der Rohstoffwirtschaft, Kommissar Barnier! NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Rohstoffwirtschaft und Transparenz sind bisher Worte, die man nicht ehrlicherweise in einem Satz verwenden kann. Mangel an Transparenz hat Machtanhäufung illegitimer Potentaten gefördert und dazu beigetragen, dass in vielen Ländern von einem "Rohs...
Labour rights in Colombia in the perspective of a Free Trade Agreement with the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The EU’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia and Peru, on which the European Parliament is expected to vote in the coming months, is the subject of deep controversy. NGOs from both sides of the Atlantic question whether such an agreement s...
International Copyright Scope and Limits and the TPP Draft NEW
EU Pundit 2 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Megan Geuss has the international copyright draft story for Ars Technica at Leaked: US proposal on copyright's limits. The problem is that major "partners" in these kinds of negotiations tend to represent rightsholders and vested interests. There ar...
Zollabkommen mit Kosovo NEW
Andreas Schieder 2 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Am Freitag haben Naim Huruglica, kosovarischer Customs Director General, und ich ein Zollabkommen zwischen Österreich und Kosovo unterzeichnet. Damit wird eine Rechtsgrundlage zur Zusammenarbeit in Zollfragen geschaffen. Ziel des Abkommens ist den g...
Is Multilateralism in Crisis? The WTO Public Forum NEW
IIEA - Blogosphere 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
In this brief article Patrick Holden discussed the debates taking place in advance of this years WTO Public Forum.
Nigeria: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Declines WTO High Post NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 11 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy is not interested in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job.  Pascal Lamy will retire soon and there's been speculations that Okonjo-Iweala may seek to r...
Vanuatu: the 157th WTO member NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
As the Ambassador of Vanuatu  to the EU, HE Roy Mickey Joy, stressed in an interview to the CTA Brussels Weblog, the Pacific country has recently  become 157th WTO member.  According to the WTO, from the date of accession Vanuatu is ap...
“Made in China” in Germany? NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
O analiză realizată de European Council on Foreign Relations şi făcută publică recent analizează consecinţele relaţiei bilaterale între Germania şi China, prima dintre acestea fiind una dintre statele UE care se impun în luarea deciziilor...
New figures show that 51.4% of UK goods exports are sent outside the EU and we run an EU trade deficit – does that tell us anything? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
New trade figures out today show the UK exports more goods to countries outside the EU than to countries inside EU. But what is the relevance of this or the fact that the UK continues to run a trade deficit with the EU? Key facts: UK goods expor...
Team Finland NEW
Alex Stubb blogi (FI) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Olin eilen koko päivän Team Finlandin pienten ja keskisuurten yritysten kansainvälistymispäivässä Finlandia-talolla. Paikan päällä oli aivan uskomaton pöhinä. Twiittiseinälle tulvi yli 1000 viestiä ja tunnelma yrittäjien keskuudessa oli...
China’s solar companies face tough odds in EU investigation NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
China’s solar panel manufacturers are facing an up-hill battle in their legal fight against the EU, which last week targeted them as it launched the bloc’s biggest-ever an anti-dumping investigation. The case involves Chinese exports of solar pan...
EU China solar trade dispute NEW
Eurozoneremarks opinion 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Dear reader,besides the one big financial event in the eurozone this week, the ECB meeting and the crucial decisions on its future bond buying scheme, there was the rapidly developing trade dispute between the EU on the one hand and China on the othe...
UE/China | Guerra comercial em torno de painéis solares NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
O lançamento, a 6 de setembro, de uma investigação da Comissão Europeia sobre possíveis violações da legislação antidumping por empresas chinesas que, alegadamente, vendem painéis...
Pippi reveals that CETA is counterfeit ACTA NEW
Reuniting Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Imagine a software which reveals what has been copy-pasted and from where. This software exists, and it is called Pippi Longstrings. And it’s been Beta-tested on a very sexy subject. While the future of ACTA looks dim after the European Parliament...
EU-China | Nach Streit über Solarkollektoren droht Handelskrieg NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Am 6. September beginnt eine Ermittlung der Europäischen Kommission über mögliche Verstöße gegen die Anti-Dumping-Gesetze: Chinesische Firmen sollen Solarkollektoren mit Verlust verkauft haben. Dies könnte einen neuen H...
6.9.12: PM zur Prüfung eines Antidumpingverfahrens der EU-Kommission: NEW
Reinhard Bütikofer 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
"Erst alle Möglichkeiten des Dialogs mit China ausschöpfen"...
Réciprocité des échanges commerciaux : Nicole BRICQ réaffirme à Bruxelles la nécessité pour les entreprises européennes de concourir à armes égales NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Nicole BRICQ, ministre du Commerce extérieur, s’est rendue aujourd’hui à Bruxelles afin de s’entretenir avec Karel de GUCHT, Commissaire au Commerce et Michel BARNIER, Commissaire au Marché intérieur et Services. Lors de ce déplacement...
Sweden to help improve poorest countries’ trading capacity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
According to recent updates by the WTO, Sweden has made a contribution of CHF 4.6 million  to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) and CHF 107,000  to the Trade Facilitation Trust Fund. The main aim of these contributions is to...
Lies, damned lies and statistics NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 There was no break for the Euro myth machine over the summer. Perhaps the terrible weather kept its scribes indoors. Our old friend Allister Heath, editor of City A.M., popped up in the D...
L'UE se félicite de l'adhésion de la Russie à l'OMC après 18 ans de négociations NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Après 18 ans de négociations, la Russie a rejoint l'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC), en devenant aujourd'hui son 156e membre. Cette adhésion revêt une importance particulière pour l?UE, car l'UE est le premier partenaire commercial d...
Netzpolitik 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 39 Minutes ago
Schon im Juni 2011 fragten wir uns hier, ob mit dem Handelsabkommen EU-Kanada, das sogenannte CETA, eine Art ACTA+ vorbereitet wird. Mit diesem Abkommen wird ein neuer Versuch gestartet, die Durchsetzung des Urheberrechts zu regeln. EU-Handelskommiss...
Angela Merkel au Canada négocie à la place de l’Europe NEW
Fabien l'Européen 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
En visite de deux jours au Canada, Angela Merkel a rencontré le Premier ministre Stephen Harper pour parler de l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne et le Canada prévu pour la fin de l’année. On pourrait penser que...
Was die Forderung nach einem schwachen Euro bedeutet, merkt ihr... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Was die Forderung nach einem schwachen Euro bedeutet, merkt ihr gerade an der Tankstelle. Rekordpreise, obwohl das Barrel Öl in Dollar schon mal deutlich teurer war. Klar, der vergleichsweise schwache Euro ist nur einer der Gründe, der den Benzinpr...
Pékin s'inquiète de l'impact de la crise européenne sur son commerce extérieur NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Le commerce extérieur chinois se trouve affecté par la crise de la dette de la zone euro. Les investissements directs étrangers (IDE) en provenance de l'Union européenne ont fortement baissé, (2,7% pour la période janvier-juillet...
Meet U.S. Navy´s awesome new SMV (made in China): Keeps "our fleet ready" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
"In a rather practical design feature, each of this electric maintenance vehicles is also equipped with a roof-mounted solar panel"(image by US Navy)Meet the U.S. Navy´s awesome new SMV (SlowMoving Vehicle), made in China (chassis)! With a...
The UK should leave the WTO instead of the EU! NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The UK's June trade balance (goods and services) from £ billion -2.9 in 2011 to -4.3 in 2012! Without services, it would be worse! The deficit in goods trade of the UK is greater with the rest of the world than with the EU (June 2012): -5.2 vs -4.9...
Immediate benefits? Ukraine and CIS FTA ratification NEW
OdessaTalk 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Regular readers of this blog will recall a post I wrote not so long ago relating to the Russian led Customs Union and the Vietnamese accession talks due to begin as early as September this year. Well, a week or so ago, Ukraine did indeed ratify a fre...
Their way or the highway? NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Countries with large trade surplus take pride in their capabilities. They sound like entrepreneurs who think they succeeded on their own. They also sound like the scorpion in the Scorpion and the Frog. NickPthinks on business, EU policy, socio-eco...
Kia takes gold in auto imports, France cries foul NEW
Business for New Europe Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
By Phillip Souta Kia, the South Korean car manufacturer proclaims in its advertising that it has the “power to surprise.” Dramatically living up to that, sales of South Korean cars have surged 24 per cent in the last year. France, perhaps less p...
Selon la Commission européenne, une libéralisation accrue au plan bilatéral accroîtrait le revenu européen de 250 milliards et aiderait à créer plus de 2 millions d'emplois NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Dans un document de travail interne publié le 18 juillet, l'exécutif européen analyse les retombées (possibles ?!) d'une libéralisation commerciale accrue sur la croissance économique et la création d'emplois en Europe. Les obsta...
Der Export von Rüstungsgütern aus Europa NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Der Export von Rüstungsgütern ähnelt in Deutschland einer geheimen Kommandosache. Letztlich entscheiden Kanzlerin und einige Minister, wohin Leopard-Panzer verkauft werden dürfen. Das Parlament hat nichts zu melden. Das ist problematisch. Schlie
Kontrollgesetz zum Waffenhandel: Auch die Europäer sind nicht besser….! NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Minutes ago
Es wäre ja auch zu schön gewesen, um wahr zu werden. Nach vierwöchigen intensiven Verhandlungen… über ein weltweites Kontrollgesetz zum Waffenhandel gab es bei der UNO mal wieder einen diplomatischen Rohrkrepierer… Welch eine unheilig...
Vladimir Poutine signe l'accord d'adhésion de la Russie à l'OMC NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a signé samedi 21 juillet 2012 l'accord d'adhésion de la Russie à l'Organisation mondiale du Commerce (OMC), aboutissement de dix-huit ans de négociations, annonce le Kremlin. Le Conseil de la F
Fair trade in public procurement in the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
A growing proportion of European citizens care more and more about contributing towards sustainable economic and social development in developing countries through their purchasing preferences, notably buying fair trade. This concern of consumers for...
Growing Chinese trade with Africa compensates for EU’s slowdown NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
According to the China daily, the expansion of China's trade with Africa in the first half of 2012 has helped compensate for the slowdown in trade with the EU and other regions affected by the economic crisis.
GATT : pour un Rio Round ! NEW
Alain Lipietz 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Commentaires sur l'accord de Marrakech (avril 1994) qui conclut l'Uruguay Round du GATT et crée l'OMC. - Articles et débats / Mondialisation, OMC, 1994...
The row over the uniforms and the WTO factor NEW
Nick Panayotopoulos Thinking 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
My comment re "Made-in-China US Olympic uniforms spark political row" (Reuters): China joined the WTO in December 2001. Is it time the US considers leaving the WTO?  The EU?  A departure of the US (and the EU?) from the WTO would not mea...
Could the crisis be catalyst for a Japan-EU free trade deal? NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The EU is set to start negotiations with Japan over a free trade deal, which is seen as a 'game-changer' that could have a huge impact on the economies of the two partners, reports Francesco Guarascio...
Le traité ACTA pourrait revenir par le biais d'un accord avec le Canada NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours ago
Rejeté le 5 juillet par le Parlement européen, le traité anticontrefaçon ACTA pourrait revenir par le biais d'un accord commercial entre le Canada et l'Union européenne, affirme Michael Geist, un professeur de droit canadien, sur son blog.
Henrik-Alexandersson.se 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I veckan har nyheten om CETA – det Kanadensisk/Europeiska handelsavtalet – väckt uppmärksamhet.CETA innehåller i stort sett samma hot mot internets frihet som det kritiserade ACTA-avtalet, som Europaparlamentet ju sköt i sank i onsdags förra...
Die Versorgung sichern NEW
Deutschlands Agenda 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Unternehmen und Politik müssen zusammenwirken, um den Zugang zu wichtigen Ressourcen zu sichern. Eine sichere Rohstoffversorgung Deutschlands und Europas zu wettbewerbsfähigen Bedingungen ist die Voraussetzung für Arbeitsplätze, Wachstum und Wohl...
European Commission : Public consultation on the future of EU-US trade and economic relations NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Introduction   The US is a strategic partner of the EU. Both the EU and the US are strong promoters of free trade and investment and are among the most open economies in the world. The EU and the US are coop...
The EU’s Raw Materials Initiative may be of little benefit to the EU or to the developing countries it intends to help NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The EU’s new Raw Materials Initiative (RMI), aims to increase Europe’s access to raw materials in developing countries, while at the same time increasing development in those countries. Benjamin Laag argues that it remains to be seen whether the...
No slowdown in new trade restrictions NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
According to a recent report on trade-related developments, there has been no slowdown in the imposition of new trade restrictions over the past seven months. Since mid-October 2011, 182 new measures that restrict or can potentially restrict or di...
EU Customs proposals bring more woe for patents NEW
The IPKat 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Even with the assistance ofEurope's finest, the EU hasfound it hard to keep fakesout of the single market ... Today, breathlessly reports an excited IPKat, the European Parliament will discuss a report by German Liberal Jürgen Creutzmann on how to...
Einfuhren aus dem Nicht-EU-Ausland NEW
EU im Umbruch 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Die Zollbestimmungen, entsprechend dem Zollkodex der Europäischen Union, erlauben die Einfuhr von Waren aus Drittländern grundsätzlich ohne spezielle Formalitäten. Diese Regelung birgt allerdings eine Vielzahl an Ausnahmen. Dadurch ergeben sich u...
Regulation on export and import of dangerous chemincals NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
During the last Council meeting on General Affairs, ministers adopted a regulation concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals. This regulation replaces a former which implements the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent P...
EU will not force the ACP to cave in NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
The ACP is not willing to yield to EU conditions under the Economic partnership Agreements, the so-called EPAs. The group warned last week that it will not sign  until there is a mutually beneficial position that does not threaten regional integr...
Traité international sur le commerce des armes : l'heure de vérité, par Aymeric Elluin, Zobel Behalal et Nicolas Vercken (Le Monde) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Chaque semaine en Syrie, des dizaines d'enfants sont tués par les "forces de l'ordre". Pourtant, la Russie argue de son bon droit pour justifier ses ventes d'armes au régime de Bachar el-Assad, responsable de crimes de guerre et de crimes contr...
INTA Committee gives a hand to ACP NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
International Trade  (INTA) committee calls on the Commission to give ACP countries two more years for negotiations on their Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) before withdrawing their free access to the EU market.
Til kamp for et nyt handelsmandat NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: En mobilisering for et alternativt EU handelsmandat, der sætter bæredygtighed og mennesket i centrum, er begyndt at spire. - Nyheder / Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
EU sends tractors to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea NEW
Bruselská spojka 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Yes, indeed, the EU is fostering peace among the nations. EuropeAid (DG for Development and Cooperation) organizes a tender for the supply of agricultural tractors, implements & spare parts (lot1); harvesting & post-harvest treatment (lot2);...
Towards an alternative trade agenda NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
As the current neo-liberal trade model is exacerbating inequality across Europe and the developing world, a significant number of European activists are pushing for a radical alternative to the EU trade agenda. According to the Alternative Trade M...
Sugar funds cuts: damage to Fiji not so sweet NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
According to one recent report by PACNEWS, the ACP group believes that the EU withdrawal of sugar funds will damage people working in Fijis sugar industry. In the Pacific region, Fiji is the sole signatory to the sugar protocol and benefits from E...
Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs (OECD - 2012) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
PP for international Trade&Jobs-50258009   This document has been developed as a contribution to the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) coordinated by the OECD. The views expressed are th...
The pursuit of commodities - Der neue EU-Kolonialismus NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Die EU-Handels- und Rohstoffpolitik bedroht die Entwicklung der Welt. Die EU versucht ihre Rohstoffinteressen über Freihandelsabkommen durchzusetzen: Entwicklungsländer sollen Handelsbarrieren abbauen und neuen Investitionsregeln zustimmen. Das h...
La révision de l'attitude de l'UE dans le domaine commercial se concrétise - Signification du projet, répercussions positives attendues, par Ferdinando Riccardi (Agence Europe) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
La gestion de la politique commerciale de l'UE se transforme sous nos yeux. Les effets sont déjà sensibles dans les relations avec les pays tiers, même s'ils ne sont pas spectaculaires pour l'opinion publique. De temps en temps, l'un ou l'autr...
Andersdotter: Farligt att dödförklara Acta NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Amelia Andersdotter (PP) tror inte att det kontroversiella handelsavtalet kommer att försvinna från dagordningen under de närmsta 10-15 åren.Europaportalen träffar alla svenska Europaparlamentariker för att se vad de har för sig och hur deras...