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The Directorate-General for Trade in the European Commission helps to develop and implement EU trade policy. Along with the EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, we aim to shape a trade environment that is good for people and for business.
As negotiations advance on a new agreement to boost cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan, leaders met in Brussels to discuss the bilateral relationship as well as cooperation within the Eastern Partnership initiative.
The European Union and Afghanistan have launched, in the framework of the inaugural Joint EU-Afghanistan Committee, a new phase of cooperation and partnership aiming to bolster security, good governance, economic growth and human rights.
In Georgia, EU support and a trade agreement are delivering local jobs and growth, as well as closer market integration.
The High Representative/Vice-President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a Cooperation Arrangement between the European External Action Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.
The European Commission today published the report from the latest round of talks for a new, modernised EU-Mexico trade agreement that took place in Brussels from 12 to 22 December 2017, showing substantial progress in negotiations.