The negotiators of the Eurpean Commission and of Canada finalised their work in early August 2014. The EU Member States and the European Parliament received the complete text on 5th August. President Barroso, President Van Rompuy and Prime Minister Harper announced the end of the CETA negotiations at the EU-Canada Summit on 26 September. The text of the agreement was made public the same day.
The Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA), expected to be signed by October this year, would likely bring “win-win” opportunities of success for both sides’ business circles, according to experts at the business forum held recently in southern Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City.
It is the first of a number of agreements the EU is currently negotiating with countries in Southeast Asia and as such has wider implications than simply improving EU-Singapore trade relations: it has the potential to lay the ground for the EU to engage with the region as a whole.
The EU and Singapore today (20/9/2013) release the text of one of the most comprehensive trade agreements they have ever negotiated. It is the first EU deal with a Southeast Asian economy and has the potential to open the door to Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other countries from the region.
The India–EU FTA has been on the anvil for a long time, with no major breakthroughs in sight. A week-long intergovernmental meeting in Delhi from 13–15 May failed to iron out differences and ensure progress towards striking a deal.
Audiovisual content should be out of scope for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but protection of European geographical indications is covered and intellectual property issues in general “explored,” European Union governments wrote in their draft negotiation mandate for the Commission, dated 21 May.
Date: 15 Mar 2013
Place: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
On 26 June 2012, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Vietnamese Minister for Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang officially launch negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam. Both sides seek for a comprehensive agreement covering tariffs, non-tariff barriers as well as commitments on other trade related aspects, notably procurement, regulatory issues, competition, services, and sustainable development.
The Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA) between the European Community and the Republic of South Africa was signed in Pretoria on 11 October 1999.
The Association Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Chile was signed on November 18th, 2002 and entered into force on a provisional basis on February 1st, 2003. An additional protocol to the Agreement was added in May 2004 to take into account the enlargement of the European Union.The full agreement entered into force on 1 March 2005.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EU and the South Korea was signed on October 6th 2010 in Brussels.
The Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia, was signed on April 29th, 2008 and entered into force on February 1st, 2010.
The Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the United Mexican States was signed on December 08th, 1997 and entered into force on October 1st, 2000.
The Interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Central Africa Party was signed on January 15th, 2009 and its force is now pending.
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and the Republic of Montenegro was signed on October 15th, 2007 and entered into force on May 1st, 2010.
Copyright by Vietnam Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
License No.39/GP-BVHTT, granted by Ministry of Culture and Information on January 21 2003
9 Dao Duy Anh street, Dong Da district, Hanoi. Tel: 84-4-35771458 | Fax: 84-4-35771459