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Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – March 2023 Update

Get an overview on current Free Trade Agreements.

Trade BarriersEU - US Trade news January 2023

The EU and US agreed on a Joint Roadmap on Evaluation and Measurement Tools for Trustworthy AI and Risk Management.

Trade & Sector NewsConstruction activity in Europe 2018 - 2022

Total investment in construction increased by 5.2% in 2021 and amounted to € 1,602 billion.

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Economic Forecast Autumn 2022

The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine are denting global demand and reinforcing global inflationary pressures.

Trade & Sector NewsQuarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 21, No. 2 (2022)

The report provides estimates of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on corporate cleansing and labour markets, an updated assessment of the SURE instrument, among…

Trade & Sector NewsEuropean Economic Forecast Summer 2022

The shocks unleashed by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine continue to negatively affect the EU economy.

Trade BarriersNew tool to help Member States control prohibited and restricted goods

The Commission published a list of EU laws that prohibit or restrict certain goods and substances from the EU.

Trade BarriersFree Trade Agreements – Overview June 2022

An overview on free trade agreements.

Trade BarriersTrade Defence Instruments and EU anti-dumping measures – June 2022 update

An overview on EU's defence measures against unfair trade practices.

Trade BarriersEU generalised scheme of tariff preferences

The European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs has published its opinion on the proposal on applying a generalised scheme of tariff preferences.

Trade & Sector NewsGlobal manufacturing growth revives from 1½ year low, but supply shortages and inflationary pressures persist

Worldwide manufacturing growth picked up in February after being subdued to a one-and-a-half year low in January due to the Omicron wave.

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing output growth supported by stronger demand and fewer delivery delays in February

The Russia-Ukraine war, which also carries the risk of dampening growth, adds fresh fuel to inflation risks.

Trade & Sector NewsInflation Rates Expected to Stay Above Two Per Cent Until the End of 2024

High energy prices, scarcity of raw materials and problems in international supply chains are expected to be the main drivers of this high inflation.

Trade & Sector NewsEU-US-Trade: Stakeholder consultation platform on TTIP

The Commission has launched a consultation platform to collect stakeholder’s input to shape transatlantic cooperation.

Trade & Sector NewsSMEs weight in EU’s international trade in goods

In 2019, 99% of importing enterprises in total trade (intra-EU and extra-EU) were small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Trade & Sector NewsFree Trade Agreements – Overview January 2022

The article gives an overview on current treaties and FTAs.

Trade & Sector NewsEmployment up, labour market slack down in Q3 2021

Unemployment amounted to 12.9% of the extended labour force aged 20-64 in the third quarter of 2021, down from 13.7% in the second quarter 2021 (-0.8 pp).

Trade & Sector NewsManufacturing growth broadly stabilises during November as factories battle with harsh supply headwinds

Although demand remains strong, supply chains continue to deteriorate at a worrying rate.

Trade & Sector NewsQuarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA), Vol. 20, No. 3 (2021)

Having regained its pre-pandemic output level in the third quarter of this year, the euro area is now on a path of expansion.

Trade & Sector NewsEurope Business Outlook October 2021

Confidence remains in positive territory, but down on June’s record high.