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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. Vietnam is an important producer and increasingly sophisticated consumer of international fashion brands. It therefore presents an excellent opportunity for the EU to generate economic growth opportunities for its businesses, and offer affordable products to its consumers in this economically challenging climate.

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G20- Agreeing to reforming the WTO

| For the first time, all leaders agreed on the need to reform the WTO at the G20 Summit. However, the real challenge lies ahead.

The European Union gives green light for phase 2 of Brexit negotiations

| After long and arduous negotiations on 7 and 8 December, the European Commission and the UK government reached an agreement to move on to the 2nd phase of Brexit negotiations, which would involve the

Vietnam FTA: Legal scrubbing till April

| The trade agreement between EU and Vietnam may be sent for approval by Parliament and Council in April.

CETA: Joint review of T&SD chapters

| Commission asks for joint review the enforceability of CETA’s T&SD chapters in response to promises made in October 2016 when the Walloon regional parliament threatened to derail the agreement.

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