Representatives of Liberia and the European Union have met to review progress towards implementation of their Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which aims to ensure Liberia exports only legal timber products to the EU, supporting sustainable forestry and promoting trade. The Liberia-EU VPA Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) met for the 4th time on 21-23 September at the Monrovia City Hall. The JIC is the body established to oversee the implementation of the trade agreement between the EU and Liberia.
While we are working tirelessly to bring about a cessation of hostilities, today in the face of the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, we as the European Union are taking an urgent humanitarian initiative for Aleppo aimed at allowing humanitarian organisations to do their work and civilians to be rescued and protected.
El siguiente es el texto de la declaración de la Alta Representante de la Unión Europea para Asuntos Exteriores y Política de Seguridad y Vicepresidenta de la Comisión Europea, Federica Mogherini, a propósito del resultado del plebiscito por el Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia.
Con la participación de unos 150 delegados de Europa y América Latina sesionó del 27 al 30 de septiembre en el Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana el XIV Seminario Internacional Tributario: pasado, presente y futuro de la administración tributaria, organizado por la Oficina Nacional de Administración Tributaria (ONAT) en Cuba en colaboración con la Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias (CIAT).
The first negotiating round took place in Brussels from 20-21 September 2016. The round included discussions on trade in goods, rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, technical barriers to trade (TBT), customs and trade facilitation, government procurement, services and investment, intellectual property rights (including geographical indications), competition, trade and sustainable development, trade remedies, dispute settlement, and economic cooperation.
In response to widespread flooding that has hit several parts of Myanmar since late July, the European Union (EU) is providing 200 000 EUR (more than 280,000,000 MMK) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected communities.
The 4th Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture commodity markets and prices took place at FAO in Rome on 3 October 2016 followed by the 71st Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP 71) from 4 - 6 October 2016.