Currently, WTO members are engaged in a round of multilateral negotiations, known as the Doha Development Agenda. Negotiations are currently at a standstill; The four main players in the food trade (Brazil, the EU, India and the United States) have spoken but have not yet reached an agreement. The joint negotiation of free trade agreements (FTAs) with partners outside the European Union (EU) allows EFTA to actively pursue its objective of creating trade opportunities for its operators and thus generating growth in the economies of its Member States. As such, they can become more competitive outside the EU. Altmaier: “By modernizing our trade agreement with Mexico, we are sending a strong signal for free and fair world trade” Fact sheets, Vietnamese trade in your city, texts of agreements, history of exports Negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and several ASEAN countries (= Federation of Southeast Asian Nations) are of great economic importance for Germany. The ASEAN region is experiencing dynamic growth and there is great potential for economic cooperation with Europe. The EU is currently negotiating with some ASEAN members, after the first negotiations with the whole region did not yield concrete results. The preface (other languages), published in November 2020 by Sabine Weyand, Director-General of DG Trade, provides an overview of the successes achieved in 2019 and the ongoing work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The working document attached by the Commission services contains detailed information under the trade and partner agreements. The Trade Relations Division (TRD) is responsible for the exploration, negotiation and implementation of preferential trade agreements with non-EU partner countries worldwide (declarations of cooperation, free trade agreements).
Malaysia: Discussions on the establishment of a free trade agreement between the EU and Malaysia started in October 2010. Negotiations have stalled since the end of the 7th round in 2012. The European Commission is working to revive these discussions. A free trade agreement between the EU and India can help remove existing trade barriers and give new impetus to our bilateral cooperation. . . .