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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
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 310 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
12.05.2020  EU position in the EPA Committee set up by the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement with Côte d'Ivoire, in connection with the adoption of the list of ...
Decision com(2020)193
 
12.05.2020  EU position in the EPA Committee with the Partnership Agreement with Côte d'Ivoire on procedures for the settlement of disputes and the code of conduct for arbitrators.
Decision com(2020)192
 
08.05.2020  EU position within the CARIFORUM-EU Trade and Development Committee with regard to the establishment of a Special Committee on Services.
Decision com(2020)185
 
30.04.2020  38th 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 2019.
Report com(2020)164
 
06.04.2020  Application of Regulation (EU) No 1219/2012 establishing transitional arrangements for bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries.
com(2020)134
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 412 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
08.01.2020  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee as regards the adoption of the List of Arbitrators pursuant to Article 29.8 of the Agreement.
Decision com(2019)614
 
27.11.2019  EU position in the Association Committee in Trade configuration.
Decision com(2019)606
 
15.10.2019  EU position in the Council for Trade in Goods of the World Trade Organisation as regards the rules of procedure of the Committee on Trade Facilitation.
Decision com(2019)469
 
11.09.2019  EU position on extension of a WTO waiver permitting the US to provide preferential tariff treatment under the US Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA).
Decision com(2019)409
 
11.09.2019  EU position on extension of a WTO waiver permitting developing country Members to provide preferential tariff treatment to products of least developed countries.
Decision com(2019)410
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 185 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
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
 
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Committee on Services and Investment as regards the adoption of rules for mediation for use by disputing parties in investment disputes.
Decision com(2019)460
 
05.07.2016  Signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA).
Decision com(2016)444