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Industry groups call for action to upgrade the EU-Turkey Customs Union

| EBCA joined AmCham EU, amfori, APPLiA, DIGITALEUROPE, ESF and FESI in releasing a statement calling for action to upgrade the EU-Turkey Customs Union.

CJEU opinion on Singapore: Brings back much needed clarity

| The European Court of Justice (CJEU) qualifies non-direct foreign investment and investor state dispute settlement mechanism as competences shared between the European Union and its Member States.

Cutting of tariffs, simple rules of origin, reduction of NTB key criteria to assess FTAs, EBCA on

| Just-Style reports on the conclusion of the EU-Vietnam FTA, the potential impact on the textile and clothing industry. In a broader analysis of the European Commission’s multilateral and bilateral trade agenda, the author quotes EBCA:

Only An Ambitious TTIP Would Allow Consumers To Really Benefit

| On Wednesday 4th February 2015, DG Trade organised a stakeholder event during the eight round of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, taking place in Brussels from 2nd to 6th February 2015.

Transatlantic position paper on TTIP: EBCA, AAFA and USFIA join forces

| EBCA joined forces with AAFA and USFIA in the context of the ongoing TTIP negotiations and presented a joint position paper setting out the priorities for the apparel, ...

EBCA outlines position on EU-Vietnam free trade negotiations to EC President Barroso

| EBCA sent a letter to José Manuel Barroso ahead of his official visit to Vietnam in August 2014 where the association set out the priorities for the apparel, clothing and footwear sector ...

EBCA welcomes the adoption of Motion for Resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

| EBCA welcomes the adoption of MEP Jan Zahradil’s Motion for Resolution on the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement in the last plenary session of the current legislature ...

EBCA publishes economic impact study

| On Tuesday 23 April, the European Branded Clothing Alliance (EBCA) launched an economic study in the European Parliament in Brussels.

European Commission defends the European Fashion Industries

| EBCA welcomes the publication by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of its Staff Working Document on the EU’s Fashion Industries.

EBCA delighted to see Vietnam and the EU officially launch FTA negotiations

| As a major investor in Vietnam, EBCA’s members were very pleased to see the European Commission and Vietnam hold a first round of FTA negotiations in October 2012.

EBCA welcomes EU plans to open negotiations with Japan on a Free Trade Agreement

| EBCA’s members are delighted that the European Council has given a mandate to the Commission to start negotiations with Japan over a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.

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