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Trade & Sector NewsEU launches new tool to empower SMEs: Access2Procurement

Access2Procurement will provide important and up-to-date information about public tender opportunities outside of the EU that are open to European companies.

Trade & Sector NewsDefinitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminium products from China

Commission adopts definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminium products from China and suspends their application temporarily for 9 months.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone sectors: Notable slowdown in input price inflation across Basic Materials group of sectors

Most sectors register slower gains in output than in July.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone manufacturing growth slows to six-month low in August

This marked a second successive month in which growth has slowed in the sector since June’s survey record expansion.

Trade & Sector NewsAccessories tools for powertools: Professional Association warns against monoculture and dependence

Independent accessory manufacturers see competitive disadvantages vis-à-vis large corporations.

Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – overview June 2021

The article gives an overview on current treaties and FTAs.

Trade & Sector NewsThe future of manufacturing in Europe

The Future of Manufacturing in Europe (FOME) is an explorative and future-oriented study and a pilot project proposed by the European Parliament.

Trade & Sector NewsCETA factsheet and guides: April 2021 update

Find out more about the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Intellectual Property RightsCounterfeit remains top priority for EU’s efforts in intellectual property protection

The European Commission published its biennial report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in third countries.

Trade & Sector NewsCountry fact sheets for the construction industry

The European construction sector observatory (ECSO) profiles the construction industry in the 27 EU countries and the UK, and produces detailed country fact sheets (CFS)…

DIYDIY stores in Austria increase sales by nearly 11 per cent

The boost which the pandemic caused for trade in DIY and garden assortments almost worldwide is also noticeable in Austria.

Trade BarriersAnti-dumping duties on imports of aluminium extrusions from China

The anti-dumping duties imposed range from 21.2% to 32.1%.

Trade BarriersLetter on the safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products

While the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted Europe’s technologies industries in 2020, production levels are now increasing and are expected to continue to do so as…

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing sectors dominate European growth rankings in March

The latest detailed European sector Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data indicated output growth in 15 out of 20 monitored sectors in March, up from ten in February.

Trade & Sector NewsPosition Paper on the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Our lobbying partner Orgalim is convinced of the benefits for Europe of rules-based free trade, including an effective framework at the multilateral level such as the…

Trade & Sector NewsContraction in eurozone productivity eases during March

In March 2021, he overall rate of contraction softened and was only slight, supported by a stronger expansion at goods producers and a slower reduction at services…

DIYGerman associations warn of rising prices in DIY and garden sector

The accident involving the containership “Ever Given” and the associated blockade of the Suez Canal have exacerbated a development that poses major challenges for…

Trade BarriersUnion Customs Code (UCC): New advance cargo risk management platform

In its first phase, ICS2 will focus on postal and express consignments coming to or through the EU by air, before eventually being applied to all modes of cargo…

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone productivity falls for fourth successive month in February

Eurozone private sector productivity decreased for the fourth month running in February, but the pace of contraction eased and was moderate.

Trade & Sector NewsEurozone construction activity continues to fall in February

Eurozone construction firms reported a sustained downturn in activity during February.