The European Commission on Tuesday (18 September) proposed sanctions on countries that commit “willful and repeated” obfuscation of their trade policies, as part of an effort to modernise the World Trade Organisation.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross cancelled a meeting with member states’ permanent representatives on Thursday (13 September) to discuss EU-US trade talks as he returned back to the US due to hurricane Florence.
Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström confirmed on Thursday that the EU would be willing to reach a “reciprocal” agreement with the US to scrap car tariffs as part of a new deal, but she added that both sides still have “profound disagreements” on trade.
EU leaders demanded on Thursday (17 May) “permanent” and “unlimited” exemption from US President Donald Trump’s tariffs as a precondition for any trade negotiation with his administration, including market access.
EU commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmström demanded on Wednesday (18 April) a “permanent and unconditional” exemption from US President Donald Trump´s tariffs and said the UE would not negotiate anything "under threat”.
The EU’s temporary exclusion from punitive US tariffs on steel and aluminium “did not appear satisfactory to us,” French President Emmanuel Macron said after an EU summit on Friday (23 March). “Europe will not waiver,” he said.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday (3 March) threatened a tax on cars from the European Union if it enacts retaliatory measures in response to his announced plans for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
In front of a full room of corporate and political leaders, gathered in Davos on Friday (24 January), US President Donald Trump said he was there to deliver a simple message: America is open for business and we are competitive once again.
Scotland’s economic minister has written to the UK government urging Westminster to duplicate EU legislation that protects its world-renowned Scotch whisky, after Brexit. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
The United States is "open" to resuming stalled talks with the EU on its planned mega trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a senior US official confirmed yesterday (30 May).
The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday (25 May) to set up a joint delegation to increase trade cooperation, after the EU-US free trade deal negotiations were put on ice with the election of Donald Trump.
Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Rejected by Brussels for its lack of a legal basis, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) calling for an end to the EU’s free trade negotiations with the US and Canada was yesterday (10 May) vindicated by the Court of Justice of the EU. EURACTIV France reports.
Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump found little common ground on Friday (16 March) on the management of the refugee crisis, but promised to work out compromises to overcome the dispute over the trade relations.