trade

Council of EU agrees to remove geo-blocking in e-commerce

The EU Council for Competitiveness on Monday agreed on a draft regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking between member states.

WTO rules Boeing subsidies illegal in EU-US aircraft dispute

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has received forbidden subsidies for its 777X wide-body passenger jet, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday, deciding the latest round of the ongoing EU-...

Merkel "not happy" with Trump's rejection of major Pacific trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised the decision of US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw immediately from a major cross-Pacific trade deal negotiated under outgoing...

World leaders to stress commitment to free trade at APEC summit

World leaders are expected to stress their commitment to free trade on Sunday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru which has been overshadowed by concerns over US...

EU study: Trade deals could threaten European beef, rice farmers

Future EU trade agreements with countries such as the United States, Canada and Vietnam could threaten some European farmers, a report showed Tuesday, while underlining "significant gains" for...

Pakistan's Gwadar port begins activity under Chinese trade deal

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waved off the first merchant vessel from Gwadar port on Sunday under the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

EU: New talks on US trade deal unlikely after Trump win

New talks on a pending trade deal between the European Union and the United States were unlikely, the bloc's top trade official said on Friday, days after Donald Trump's surprise victory in the...

Merkel: Germany to protect its industrial base in face of China moves

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany would protect its position as an industrial centre amid tensions between Beijing and Berlin over Chinese attempts to buy into key technological...

Dutch government seeking adjustments to EU-Ukraine agreement

The Dutch government said Monday that it wants to reach a compromise that would allow it to ratify an agreement to boost ties between the European Union and Ukraine.

EU and Canada sign trade deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and EU officials signed in Brussels on Sunday the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to lift trade barriers and ease the flow of...

Belgium signs long-delayed trade deal between EU and Canada

Belgium signed a controversial trade deal between the European Union and Canada on Saturday, two days after a hold-out Belgian region finally endorsed the agreement.

Landmark EU trade deal with Canada to be signed on Sunday

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada is to be signed in Brussels Sunday, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

Survey: German entrepreneurs want to expand business in Russia

Despite recession and sanctions, German companies want to expand their businesses in Russia, according to a recent survey.

EU's deadline day for landmark Canada trade deal

The European Union was set to achieve a long-sought consensus on a landmark EU-Canada trade deal Friday, after more than a week of intense negotiation.

EU-Canada trade deal on home stretch after Belgium resolves impasse

The European Union and Canada closed in Thursday on a landmark free trade deal after Belgium cleared internal political opposition, just hours after a planned summit to sign the agreement had to...