About: free trade agreement

Brexit 03-12-2019

One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.
Climate change 28-02-2018

Trade and climate: How the EU can protect the Paris Agreement

It is possible to effectively integrate the Paris Agreement into new trade deals, including CETA and the upcoming JEFTA with Japan. But it requires a bit more creativity than the recent political declarations, write Mathilde Dupré and Samuel Leré.
Trade & Society 23-09-2016

Don’t be fooled by CETA: It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing

In his State of the Union speech, Jean-Claude Juncker called the Canada-EU trade agreement the most progressive trade agreement the EU has ever negotiated. It actually poses a genuine threat to the health sector, argues Emma Woodford.
Trade & Society 15-03-2016

EU free trade deal will trap Vietnam in low-wage, low-skill cycle

The EU Ombudsman criticised the Commission this month for failing to provide an audit of how its Free Trade Agreement with Vietnam would affect human rights before signing off the deal. Ruth Kelly, explains how it will trap Vietnam in a low-profit-low-wage cycle.
Trade & Society 11-03-2016

TTIP: The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

The anti-TTIP lobby has portrayed the free trade agreement as destructive and dangerous, but in reality it has the power to create markets, jobs and even geopolitical stability, argues Sanford Henry.
Global Europe 29-02-2016

Stitching up the EU-Japan Trade Deal

After thirteen negotiating rounds, the ambitious target of finalising the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement has now been set. The textile and fashion sector gives an example of what can be gained, writes Isabelle Weiler.
Trade & Society 16-12-2015

Anti-dumping transparency is clearly needed

The European Commission’s Trade For All strategy, released in October, contains much to appreciate, especially from the Foreign Trade Association’s perspective, which represents EU importers, retailers and brand-names, writes Christian Ewert.
Trade & Society 25-09-2015

Made in Europe: Driven by businesses or policies?

The European Commission’s call to revive European industry was affirmed by the Junker Commission’s ten priorities as ‘strengthened industrial base’. Taking the example of textiles and fashion, Serge Piolat asks whether is the EU a good place for manufacturing.
Trade & Society 04-03-2015

European trade policy is at an impasse

Our focus on the TTIP negotiations is causing Europe to lose sight of other challenges emerging as a result of free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region, argues Axel Berger.
David Caro
Competition 19-06-2014

TTIP is a land of opportunity for small businesses

TTIP represents a land of opportunity for businesses. Opening up markets on both sides of the Atlantic will create a wealth of business opportunities, and EU negotiators should adopt a small business perspective, too, writes David Caro.
Global Europe 20-02-2013

EU-US trade deal needs rules of engagement

The prospects for a successful negotiation of a transatlantic trade and investment agreement would be greatly improved if the two sides could agree on some rules of engagement, creating a real momentum and sense of purpose, writes Philip Whyte.