Workshops


The future of sustainable development chapters in EU free trade agreements

INTA
Brussels, room ASP 1E-2
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INTA Committee in cooperation with the DG EXPO Policy Department is organizing a Workshop entitled: "The future of sustainable development chapters in EU free trade agreements". Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 15.00 to 17.30. Deadline for registration is on 15 June 2018.


Anti-corruption and FTAs

INTA
Brussels
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INTA Committee together with the Policy Department organized a Workshop entitled: "Anti-corruption provisions in EU free trade and investment agreements: Delivering on clean trade".


Anti-corruption provisions in EU Free Trade and Investment Agreements

INTA
Brussels
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Poster workshop anti-corruption and trade agreements.JPG © European Union (2018)

Committee on International Trade in co-operation with the DG EXPO Policy Department organized a workshop on "Anti-corruption provisions in EU free trade and investment agreements: Delivering on clean trade"


What next after the US withdrawal from the TPP?

INTA
Brussels
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The INTA Committee held a workshop discussing with distinguished academics from the EU, the US and Asia the implications of the US withdrawal from TPP for the TPP countries, the Pacific region and the EU. The debate allowed to shed more light on possible future scenarios and the ramifications of this US decision for EU trading partners as well as its impact on the EU's own trading agenda.

Twelve Asia-Pacific countries - Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and Vietnam - concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in late 2015. It was seen as a landmark free trade arrangement, similar to the EU's new-generation FTAs. On his first day in the office, in January 2017, President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the US from the TPP.


INTA Workshop on EU-GCC Trade relations - 18 October 2017

INTA
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Committee on International Trade and DG EXPO Policy Department organized a workshop on "Trade and Economic relations between the EU and Gulf countries".


Russia’s and the EU’s sanctions

INTA
Brussels
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Committee on International Trade and Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee,organized a workshop on "Russia’s and the EU’s sanctions: economic and trade effects, compliance and the way forward".


Facilitating external trade via border management

INTA
Brussels

During Workshop Members heard presentations of researchers and experts of the World Customs Organisation covering the issues of border management, e-commerce and enforcement of trade policy rules at the EU borders. Also, INTA Committee Members discussed a report evaluating external aspects of the customs performance and management as a tool to facilitate trade and fight illicit trade.


Bringing EU - Turkey trade and investment relations up to date?

INTA
Brussels
Poster Poster
Poster

Bringing EU - Turkey trade and investment relations up to date?" EU and Turkey expectations will be addressed with regard to a modern trade and investment relationship.

The workshop panel also explored the possibilities of developing the full potential of EU-Turkey trade and investment relations and assessed possible modalities of updating these relations.


Tailor-made support for SMEs towards effective implementation of the EU

INTA
Brussels
Poster Poster
Poster

The Workshop intended to work-out the typical barriers that SMEs face when they try to move beyond their national boundaries, e.g. access to finance, insufficient in-house knowledge on foreign markets, etc. As to obtain authentic insights of what the problems really are with which small entrepreneurs are confronted, the workshop offered a platform for a number of selected entrepreneurs from various European regions and business sectors so that they could speak for themselves.

In 2014, the more than 22 million of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU28 accounted for 99.8 % of all enterprises in the non-financial business sector. These SMEs employed almost 90 million people - 67% of total employment, and generated 58% of the sector’s value added. Yet, only about 13 % of EU SMEs venture abroad and even a smaller share engage in business activities in countries outside the Single Market. The new European strategy 'Trade for all' has put a special focus on the untapped potential of Europe's SMEs integration into the world market.


Market Economy status for China after 2016?

INTA
Brussels
Poster Poster
Poster

INTA Committee together with DG EXPO Policy Department organised a Workshop entitled "Market Economy status for China after 2016?" The Workshop discussed the legal interpretation of China’s WTO Accession Protocol with presentations by high-level experts and academics.

It also explored the economic implications of granting China Market Economy Status (MES).

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