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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 has been pleased to participate in the working group which contributed to the thinking behind this document. We welcome the Commission’s open-minded approach and the way it has solicited the opinion of all key stakeholders. EBCA will continue to engage with this programme in the future, and support Vice-President Tajani’s ambitions of strengthening the fashion industries as a creator of growth and jobs in the EU.

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EP tables draft resolution on impact of trade on global value chains

| The European Parliament has prepared a draft resolution on the impact of the EU’s trade policies on global value chains.

CETA to apply REX system this year, following provisional application

| The Commission recently informed industry that the registered exporter’s (REX) system will soon apply to the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA)

Sri Lanka GSP+ passes through EP and Council successfully

| Sri Lanka has gotten the green light for the granting of its GSP+ status by the EU co-legislators.

Commission threatens to suspend EBA for Bangladesh due to labour rights violations

| The European Commission threatened to begin a formal investigation which could lead to withdrawal of Bangladesh’s trade preferences, due to Bangladesh’s failure to comply with a number of ILO labour r

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