Directorate General for Trade (TRADE)

This Directorate-General is to advance the removal of trade barriers, to encourage the harmonious development of world trade and to lower custom barriers. The Directorate General has to implement the common trade policy of the EU towards non-member states.

This DG has the following tasks:

  • protecting the trade interests of the EU
  • negotiate with other involved parties
  • encouraging and ensuring the compliance of international agreements
  • monitoring and development of policies regarding international trade and investment
  • exchanging information with other involved parties in the field of international trade
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 396 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
01.03.2024  Accession of Tonga to the Interim Partnership Agreement with the Pacific States.
Decision com(2024)92
 
31.01.2024  Temporary trade-liberalisation measures supplementing trade concessions applicable to Ukrainian products under the Association Agreement with Ukraine.
Regulation com(2024)50
 
31.01.2024  Temporary trade-liberalisation measures supplementing trade concessions applicable to products from Moldova under the Association Agreement with Moldova.
Regulation com(2024)51
 
24.01.2024  Accession of Niue to the Interim Partnership Agreement with the Pacific States.
Decision com(2024)20
 
24.01.2024  Screening of foreign investments in the Union.
Regulation com(2024)23
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 459 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
11.01.2024  EU position in the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference on adding the Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development into the Agreement ...
Decision com(2024)4
 
11.12.2023  EU position in the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference on the accession of Timor-Leste to the WTO.
Decision com(2023)776
 
11.12.2023  EU position in the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference on the accession of the Comoros to the WTO.
Decision com(2023)784
 
01.12.2023  Signing of the Protocol amending the Agreement with Japan for an Economic Partnership regarding free flow of data.
Decision com(2023)773
 
17.11.2023  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee established under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada, as regards the adoption of a decision on the ...
Decision com(2023)708
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 143 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
02.05.2023  Temporary trade-liberalisation measures supplementing trade concessions applicable to Moldovan products under the EU/Moldova Association Agreement.
com(2023)245
 
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Committee on Services and Investment as regards the adoption of a code of conduct for Members of the Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal and ...
Decision com(2019)459
 
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee as regards a decision setting out the administrative and organisational matters regarding the functioning of the Appellate ...
Decision com(2019)457
 
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Joint Committee as regards a decision on the procedure for the adoption of interpretations in accordance with Articles 8.31.3 and 8.44.3(a) of ...
Decision com(2019)458
 
11.10.2019  EU position in the CETA Committee on Services and Investment as regards the adoption of rules for mediation for use by disputing parties in investment disputes.
Decision com(2019)460