Directorate General for Trade (TRADE)

This Directorate-General is to advance the removal of trade barriers, to encourage the harmonious development of world trade and to lower custom barriers. The Directorate General has to implement the common trade policy of the EU towards non-member states.

This DG has the following tasks:

  • protecting the trade interests of the EU
  • negotiate with other involved parties
  • encouraging and ensuring the compliance of international agreements
  • monitoring and development of policies regarding international trade and investment
  • exchanging information with other involved parties in the field of international trade


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 332 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
09.11.2022  Conclusion of the Protocol Amending the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.
Decision com(2022)582
11.10.2022  Implementation and Enforcement of EU Trade Agreements.
Report com(2022)730
05.10.2022  Agreement with the Member States, the EU, Euratom on the interpretation of the Energy Charter Treaty.
Communication com(2022)523
19.09.2022  Annual Report on the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities and the Use of Trade Defence Instruments by Third Countries targeting the EU in 2021.
Report com(2022)470
15.09.2022  EU position to expand the scope of arrangements on Officially Supported Export Credits for Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and Water Projects.
Decision com(2022)455


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 445 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
28.11.2022  EU position in the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development with Japan on the List of Experts and Rules of Procedure regarding relevant Articles of Chapter 16.
Decision com(2022)653
31.10.2022  EU position in the EPA Committee established under the Interim Agreement in view of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Central Africa.
Decision com(2022)566
21.09.2022  EU position in the Joint Committee EU-Denmark/Faroe Islands as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the EC/Faroe Islands Joint Committee.
Decision com(2022)471
20.09.2022  EU position within the Trade Committee with Singapore as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the Trade Committee.
Decision com(2022)472
19.07.2022  Amendment of Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff.
Regulation com(2022)359


Legislation in force

There are at least 188 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
27.04.2022  Temporary trade liberalisation supplementing trade concessions applicable to Ukrainian products under the Association Agreement with Ukraine.
Regulation com(2022)195
22.04.2022  EU position in EPA Committee established under the Economic Partnership Agreement with Ghana, regarding the adoption of Rules of Procedure for Dispute Settlement.
Decision com(2022)176
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Committee on Services and Investment as regards the adoption of a code of conduct for Members of the Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal and ...
Decision com(2019)459
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee as regards a decision setting out the administrative and organisational matters regarding the functioning of the Appellate ...
Decision com(2019)457
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee as regards a decision on the procedure for the adoption of interpretations in accordance with Articles 8.31.3 and 8.44.3(a) of ...
Decision com(2019)458