Trade Policy

The Latest: Dutch eye EU medical agency now based in London

Apr 20, 2017

With Britain's departure from the European Union on the horizon, the Netherlands is seeking to take over an agency based in London that evaluates, supervises and monitors medicines developed for use in the EU.

EU extends sanctions on Iran over human rights violations

Apr 11, 2017

The European Union has extended sanctions against Iran by another year over what the bloc says are serious human rights violations

Biggest EU group warns Brexit time to talk too tight

Mar 28, 2017

The European Parliament's biggest group says it will not be possible to negotiate Britain's divorce proceedings and a new relationship at the same time, and warns that the two-year negotiation timeframe will be too short to have a full Brexit resolution

EU Parliament approves tighter rules on conflict minerals

Mar 16, 2017

The European Parliament has approved plans to tighten regulations on the trade of gold and other minerals that have been used to finance armed conflicts

EU takes big step toward organic food deal with Chile

Mar 6, 2017

The European Union has taken a big step toward clinching a deal with Chile on the international trade in organic food products

EU awaits 'solid outline' of Trump trade goals with Europe

Mar 3, 2017

The European Union is still waiting for a "solid outline" from the U.S. on its goals for trade with the 28-nation bloc, a senior official says, insisting that trans-Atlantic relations must be in both sides' mutual interest

EU court rejects bid to nix tariffs on Chinese solar panels

Feb 28, 2017

A European Union court has dismissed a bid by 26 companies to annul anti-dumping tariffs imposed by the bloc on Chinese solar panels more than three years ago

EU boosts North Korea sanctions in line with UN

Feb 27, 2017

The European Union is boosting its sanctions against North Korea in line with a U.N. Security Council Resolution following another nuclear test in September last year

Czech PM fires industry minister who said roaming is luxury

Feb 20, 2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has fired his minister of industry and trade over his resistance to work to lower telephone and mobile data tariffs

Bucking Trump's anti-trade trend, EU clears deal with Canada

Feb 15, 2017

The European Union and Canada on Wednesday extolled their trans-Atlantic deal as a progressive beacon for world trade

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