Directorate General for Trade (TRADE) - EU monitor

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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 308 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
10.02.2020  Report on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences covering the period 2018-2019.
14.01.2020  Delegated Commission acts under Regulation 2016/1076 applying the arrangements for products from certain ACP states provided for in agreements establishing the EPAs.
Report com(2020)7
12.12.2019  Amendment of Regulation 654/2014 concerning the exercise of the Union's rights for the application and enforcement of international trade rules.
Regulation com(2019)623
12.12.2019  Review of the scope of the Regulation 654/2014.
Report com(2019)639
28.11.2019  Updatie of the directives for the negotiations of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and regions.
Recommendation com(2019)608


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 411 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


Legislation in force

There are at least 181 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
05.07.2016  Signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA).
Decision com(2016)444
11.02.2016  Signing and provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community Partner States.
Decision com(2016)63
06.02.2015  Conclusion of the Protocol Amending the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.
Decision com(2015)50
15.09.2014  Signing and provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the West African States, ECOWAS and the UEMOA.
Decision com(2014)576
08.10.2013  Signing of agreements with a number of countries within the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) 1994, relating to the accession Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.
Decision com(2013)689