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ChristenUnie wants guarantees to support Ceta trade treaty.
Dutch Parliament starts debating the ratification of CETA
17 February 2020
Today the European Parliament approved the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam.
European Parliament calls for EU and Vietnam to work on animal welfare
12 February 2020
On Sunday, the EU officially signed the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement. The language it contains on animals is weak compared to the most recent EU FTAs, particularly as Vietnam is a key country for aquaculture and fisheries, and a recognised hotspot for wildlife trafficking.
Eurogroup for Animals calls on the Parliament to raise concerns for animals in Vietnam
1 July 2019
The EU and Mercosur – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay – are close to concluding their trade agreement after 20 years of negotiations, but from an animal welfare perspective, the text on the table is extremely worrying.
Why the EU-Mercosur agreement is bad news for European animals
26 June 2019
EU-US negotiations on eliminating tariffs for “industrial” goods will cover fish ad fish products.
Fish and fish products to be included in EU-US tariff talks
18 February 2019
Today, the European Parliament adopted the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. The animal-related provisions included in the agreement are weak.
EU’s trade agreement with Singapore: ambitious implementation strategy for animals needed
13 February 2019
The EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), entered in provisional application in January 2016 and came fully into force in September 2017.
Eurogroup for Animals in Kyiv to discuss lack of progress on animal welfare
26 November 2018
On Wednesday 19 September, Eurogroup for Animals – as part of a coalition of NGOs – has called on Members of the European Parliament to put on hold the ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) until real progress is made to strengthen “Trade and Sustainable Development” (TSD) Chapters.
NGO coalition asks the European Parliament to pause free trade agreement with Japan
21 September 2018
The EU and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) are still negotiating their long-awaited trade agreement. How close they are to conclude a deal continues to be uncertain.
Leaked documents confirm a weakening of animal welfare provisions with Mercosur
7 September 2018
On 5 September, Eurogroup for Animals – jointly with Transport & Environment, Fern and Humane Society International Europe – launched a study realized by the four NGOs on “Trade and Sustainable Development” (TSD) provisions in EU Free Trade Agreements.
Eurogroup for Animals launches a study on biodiversity provisions in EU FTAs
6 September 2018
This week, the objective of the EU is clear: to show the world – and the US – that rules-based free trade works.
EU and Japan sign JEEPA amidst crisis over whaling
18 July 2018
On 21 April, the European Union and Mexico concluded the modernisation of the “Global Agreement” they initially signed in 1997.
Revamped EU-Mexico Trade Agreement creates groundbreaking precedent for animal welfare
27 April 2018