EU-Mercosur: An Historic Trade Agreement

Posted by Celine Gouriou on July 10, 2019

It took 20 years of negotiations to bring about the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American Mercosur countries.

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements

A New Momentum for Free Trade with Asia

Posted by Celine Gouriou on April 22, 2019

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) facilitate access to international markets by lowering trade barriers and providing cost-saving advantages at the same time. Despite Asia's importance for European foreign trade, agreements with Asian countries are not progressing quickly. For example, agreements with Singapore concluded in 2014, South Korea in 2015, and Japan on February 1, 2019. This year, signatures on an agreement with Vietnam should allow it to move ahead. 

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Topics: Duty Management, Free Trade Agreements

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