Policy Priorities
International Trade

The Alliance is seeking an open EU and global trade agenda that benefits all stakeholders. We continue to support the European Commission’s work to secure fair market access at both multilateral and bilateral levels, and to negotiate Free Trade Agreements with key commercial partners.

We support simple and effective of Rules of Origin to improve use of trade agreements and ensure optimal benefit to all trading partners. We contribute to identifying and resolving technical barriers to trade.

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Meeting on responsible management of the supply chain in the garment sector

| At the occasion of the European Year for Development, the Commission is preparing an EU initiative on responsible management of the supply chain in the garment sector.

EEU and Vietnam signed a Free Trade Agreement

| The trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union was the second FTA, Vietnam has signed this year, following the deal with South Korea.

Commission asks Council greenlight to update the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

| The Commission hopes bilateral talks to upgrade the 2000 EU-Mexico FTA will be launched this fall, provided the Council gives them the necessary negotiating mandate.

MEPs agree on a motion for a resolution on the 2nd anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse

| On 28 April 2015, 91 MEPs from the eight political groups (EPP, S&D, ECR, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Verts/ALE and EFDD) have adopted a joint motion for a resolution on the 2nd anniversary of ...

FTA talks between ASEAN and the EU may be resumed soon

| The long-stalled negotiations of an EU-ASEAN free-trade agreement could be revived soon. Both sides discussed the possibility to re-launch negotiations during the 13th AEM-EU Consultations ...

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.

Priorities of the Latvian Presidency in the area of international trade

| Zanda Kalniņa Lukaševica, the Latvian Parliamentary State Secretary for EU affairs was invited by the INTA Committee to present the Priorities of the Latvian Presidency in the area of ...

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.

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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