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Public Consultation on the future of EU-Turkey trade and economic relations

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of EU-Turkey Customs Union. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback by 9 June 2016 at the latest on a wide range of issues (e.g. customs procedure, trade facilitation, non-tariff measures). The results of the consultation will be included in the Impact Assessment currently drafted by DG Trade.

Negotiations on the review of the customs union are unlikely to start before 2017

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EURATEX, EBCA & AAFA Joint-Statement

| EURATEX, EBCA and AAFA are opposed to the imposition of additional tariffs on Travel Goods,Travel Goods, Textiles, & Clothing products in both the EU and US

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.

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