For both outcomes, your stories and experiences are valuable to the negotiation process. The DfAT is particularly interested in the details of specific barriers to trade and investment that could be addressed in the Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement. To participate or have questions, please contact gabc Office Administrator Elizabeth Matters at email@example.com. It will gather feedback from members of the German Australian Business Council, which will be taken into account and included in the ABIE collective repository. Negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and several ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries are of great economic importance to Germany. The ASEAN region is experiencing dynamic growth and there is great potential for economic cooperation with Europe. The EU is currently negotiating with some ASEAN members, after the first negotiations with the whole region did not yield concrete results. www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-a-balanced-and-progressive-trade-policy-to-harness-globalisation/file-eu-australia-fta Have you been able to use free trade agreements to export to new markets and reap the benefits? This may have been the case in well-established markets such as the United States or in development markets such as North Asia. The EU`s first free trade agreements with Latin American countries were the 2000 Global Agreement with Mexico and the 2005 Association Agreement with Chile. Well beyond the framework of an outright free trade agreement, the Association Agreement and the Comprehensive Agreement also provide a broad contractual basis for political dialogue, economic relations and economic cooperation. On 21 April 2018, the EU and Mexico adopted an agreement in principle on 24 April 2018 on the key elements of a trade component of a modernised global agreement between the EU and Mexico.
Among the details is the future exemption from customs duties for 99% of trade between the EU and Mexico. Transitional periods and quotas are first provided for certain agricultural goods. A total of 340 EU foods are protected by geographical designations of origin. Disputes between investors and states must be settled by a publicly legitimized investment court. The new agreement must cover not only market access, but also issues such as sustainability, regulatory cooperation and the fight against corruption. Once the final technical details have been clarified, the modernised agreement will have to be signed, approved by the Council and the European Parliament and ratified by the Member States. Since November 2017, the EU has also been negotiating with Chile to modernise the existing Association Agreement. The aim is to introduce provisions on the fight against corruption, support for SMEs and sustainable development (social and environmental standards). . . .