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Sri Lanka: Commission proposes removal of import duties as pathway to GSP+ opens

In support of Sri Lanka’s application for GSP+ status, the Commission has proposed to remove a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products, including textiles. On Sri Lanka’s part, it must commit to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and good governance. The Council and Parliament have until May to raise any objections before the measures go into effect.

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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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