EU importers yesterday reacted to the news that the Permanent Representations Committee had agreed to the Council’s proposed EU anti-dumping system reform with a mixture of cautious optimism and regret.
On 7 September, a high-level conference on the state of the new Union Customs Code and the future of EU Customs was held by seven leading trade bodies (AmCham EU, CLECAT, EuroCommerce, the European Express Association, the Foreign Trade Association, IATA and the World Shipping Council, with support of EurTradeNet).
In order to keep pace with the increasing importance of bilateral commerce and the vast potential gains from open trade, both entities have to navigate the sensitive issues while at the same time work towards the further opening of markets and removing trade barriers.
An EU-China trade deal would increase by US$200 billion the combined GDP of the EU and China by 2030, according to a study commissioned by FTA to the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
Report by Chemical Watch on the joint statement by trade organisations about the public consultation on a possible restriction of hazardous substances (CMR 1A and 1B) in textile articles and clothing for consumer use.