Permanent Mission of the European Union to the World Trade Organisation
05/08/2014 - STATEMENT BY KAREL DE GUCHT ON TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT [21 KB]
23/07/2014 - EU Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Panama of 23 and 25 July [27 KB]
28/07/2014 - EU statement at the General Council, 25 July 2014
05/06/2014 - Public consultation on a green goods initiative
On 4 June the EU launched a public consultation on trade in environmental green goods and services in view of negotiating an agreement on this field. The EU and 13 other WTO countries have pledged to start negotiations for the liberalisation of global trade in environmental goods – the green goods initiative. The negotiations are scheduled to start in July 2014. The deadline for submitting contributions to the public consultation is 31 July 2014.
On 10 June, a one day workshop will be held at the World Trade Organization focussing on recipient countries experiences with the implementation of the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Gathering developing and developed WTO members, as well as international organisations involved with trade facilitation assistance, the workshop will discuss first-hand experiences from developing countries that have seen development assistance projects in support of the TFA's implementation "on the ground". The workshop will also feature reports from those countries that have conducted WTO Trade Facilitation Needs Assessments or UNCTAD Implementation Plans. Several practical examples and cases will be presented and discussed, among which, an EU financed project on operating a regional transit guarantee scheme that will be presented by a representative from the Common Market for
08/05/2014 - Europe Day 2014 in Geneva
Together with the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva, the EU Mission to the WTO marks Europe Day on 9 May with a variety of activities ranging from an concert of young musicians from the Spanish town of Valladolid on the "Place des Nations" to the lighting of Geneva's symbol, the Jet d'Eau in blue. On 9 May, the EU Mission to the WTO co-organises also a symposium on the future of the world trading system post-Bali, together with The Graduate Institute Geneva, the World Trade Institute and the Permanent Mission of Belgium. Photos of all events can be found on the Mission's flickr page.
- 28/08/14 - EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes
- 22/08/14 - EU welcomes WTO ruling against Argentinian measures on imports
- 11/08/14 - The Bali Decisions: Trade Facilitation, Development and Food Security - an Opportunity for all WTO Members
- 29/07/14 - Commission publishes summary of state of play in TTIP negotiations – latest version now available
- 28/07/14 - The EU and Cameroon implement an economic partnership agreement