The European Union has concluded free trade agreements (FTAs) with many countries of the world and others with a trade component and negotiates with many others.  Malaysia: Discussions on the establishment of a free trade agreement between the EU and Malaysia started in October 2010. Negotiations have stalled since the end of the 7th round in 2012. The European Commission is working to revive these discussions. The European Commission reports annually on the implementation of its main trade agreements during the previous calendar year. EU trade policy On sustainable development in EU trade agreements, transparency in EU trade negotiations, related documents. A progressive agreement will help exporters and consumers while maintaining important standards for New Zealanders. The Environmental Goods Agreement (ITA), currently under negotiation, aims to deregulate the market for environmental goods. While the EGA is a plurilateral agreement (i.e. . B by a small number of WTO member States), there is hope that it will subsequently become a multilateral agreement to be adopted by all WTO members.
The initiative builds on APEC`s List of Environmental Goods, a document adopted in Vladivostok in September 2012, which sets the goal of limiting tariffs to a total of 54 environmental goods to a maximum of 5% of the value of these goods by 2015. The UK and the EU are negotiating a trade deal that will start on 1 January 2021, when the new relationship between the UK and the EU will begin. Brexit: British trade `difficult if Irish border is not resolved` Talks between the EU and the UK are underway to reach a post-Brexit free trade agreement before the end of the year. Vietnam: 30 On 26 June 2019, the EU and Vietnam signed a free trade agreement and an investment protection agreement in Hanoi. Germany is Vietnam`s largest trading partner in the EU and welcomes the signing of the agreement. The free trade agreement will facilitate the access of German products to the growth of the Vietnamese market. Like the agreement signed with Singapore, the Investment Protection Agreement with Vietnam sets high and precise standards of investment protection and introduces a reformed dispute settlement procedure. The European Parliament adopted both agreements on 12 February 2020. The free trade agreement entered into force on 1 August 2020. The Investment Protection Agreement must be ratified by all EU Member States before it enters into force.
The development of multilateral trade relations is a priority for both Germany and the European Union. The EU`s position on bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) has evolved since 2007 in the light of bilateral free trade agreements concluded by some of Europe`s important trading partners (including the United States and Japan) that could threaten the competitiveness of European companies in global markets. The new generation of free trade agreements that the EU intends to conclude with other countries is vast and covers a wide range of different aspects. These agreements do not only address the issue of tariffs (e.g. B tariffs, export subsidies), but also establish rules on services, the elimination of non-tariff barriers and other trade-related aspects, such as investment and competition. Since the scope of these agreements goes beyond the WTO agenda, they are often referred to as “WTO+ agreements”. Trade policy by country Research of EU trade policy with countries or regions. . . .