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Position 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…
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Contraction 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…
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German 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…
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Union 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…
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Eurozone 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.
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Eurozone construction activity continues to fall in February

Eurozone construction firms reported a sustained downturn in activity during February.
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Global Business Outlook: Vaccine progress lifts global business confidence

At +32 %, up from +26% in October 2020, the business activity net balance indicated the strongest degree of optimism in three years.
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February 2021: Fastest growth of eurozone manufacturing sector for three years

The eurozone’s manufacturing economy performed strongly in February as operating conditions improved to the greatest degree for three years.
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Market access offers of the EU-China investment agreement

The Commission has published the schedules of commitments agreed under the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), concluded in principle on 30 December…
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Strong EU trade enforcement rules enter into force

Robust new trade enforcement rules have entered into force that will further strengthen the EU’s toolbox in defending its interests.
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Dual-use items: interinstitutional agreement approved

The reviewed rules will govern the export of dual-use goods (software and technology such as high-performance computers, drones and certain chemicals that can have…
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EU – US: January 2021 update

Ahead of the next EU-US Summit in the first half of 2021, the European Commission and High Representative have put forward a proposal for a new, forward-looking…
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EU – China: January 2021 update

On 30th December 2020, The EU and China concluded in principle the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).
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US-Punitive Duties

Enclosed you find the latest list of the articles affected by punitive tariffs by the American customs authorities.
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New EU-UK Trade Agreement

The European Commission has put together a detailed presentation on the new EU-UK Trade Agreement.
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CEO-Bulletin 3-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains the CEO-Situation & Trend Report 3/2020 (including Business Barometer) as well as the CEO European Production Statistics 2018/19.
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CEO-Bulletin 2-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.
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CEO-Bulletin 1-2020

The current CEO Bulletin contains a Statsitic Special.
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