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First Round of Trade Talks Between the EU and Thailand Conclude

First Round of Trade Talks Between the EU and Thailand Conclude

On the 6th of March 2013, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the start of negotiations on a free trade deal between the EU and Thailand. Thailand is the latest of several ASEAN member countries to seek a trade pact with the EU. The EU concluded an FTA with […]

EU-Bangladesh Joint Statement in the Wake of the Garment Factory Collapse in Dhaka

EU-Bangladesh Joint Statement in the Wake of the Garment Factory Collapse in Dhaka

On the 28th of May, EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht and Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni released a joint statement regarding the collapse of an illegal garment factory in Dhaka one month earlier. 1,127 people died in what was the third such incident to have taken place in just six months. In the […]

EU-China Solar Industry Trade Dispute

EU-China Solar Industry Trade Dispute

Last year, German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG filed a complaint with the European Commission against their Chinese competitors. This came after the company’s US subsidiary, SolarWorld Industries Americas, launched two similar petitions in the United States. These were submitted on behalf of the Coalition of American Solar Manufacturers, an alliance of seven companies which […]