Permanent Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organisation
03/03/2014 - EU Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Malaysia [157 KB]
18/02/2014 - EU Press Release - Trade in Services 18.02.14 [283 KB]
17/02/2014 - EU Opening Statement at the ACP Post MC9 reflections meeting [196 KB]
From 3-6 December 2013, Indonesia hosted the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali. Gathering Ministers and other delegates from 159 WTO Members, the Conference adopted the so-called "Bali Package" that includes important decisions in agriculture and development as well as a new WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation. The Conference also approved welcomed Yemen as the 160th Members of the WTO. The Bali package sets the scene for further negotiations in the WTO context.
13/08/2013 - WTO Public Forum "Expanding Trade through Innovation and the Digital Economy”, 1-3 October 2013
From 1-3 October 2013, the WTO organises its annual Public Forum, which gathers a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss the state of the world trading system and the ways to enhance its further. This year’s Public Forum looks at the future of trade in an era of innovation and digitalization. A number of discussions sessions will be organised and EU participants, including EU Ambassador Pangratis, will be taking part in some of these sessions. More information can be found here.
Geneva, 8 July 2013 - EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today launched in Geneva a joint initiative for improving conditions for workers in Bangladeshi garment factories. The move is a response to the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka in April which resulted in over 1,100 deaths. The Sustainability Compact seeks to improve labour, health and safety conditions for workers, as well as to encourage responsible behaviour by businesses in the ready-made garment industry in the South Asian country.
- 05/03/14 - EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones
- 26/02/14 - China lifts anti-dumping duties on European X-ray security equipment
- 24/02/14 - Fourth round of the TTIP: chief negotiators’ briefing to stakeholders
- 18/02/14 - EU trade chief following EU-US trade deal stock taking: good progress, time to go the extra mile
- 18/02/14 - TTIP Stakeholder presentations event in Brussels (12/03/2014)