EU Trade Agreement with Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

 

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 2012/735/EU on the signing of the Trade Agreement between the EU and the EU countries and Colombia and Peru

Trade Agreement between the EU and EU countries and Colombia and Peru

Decision (EU) 2016/2369 on the signing and the provisional application of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the EU and EU countries and Colombia and Peru to take account of the accession of Ecuador

Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the EU and EU countries and Colombia and Peruto take account of the accession of Ecuador

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DECISIONS AND THE TRADE AGREEMENT?

KEY POINTS

Benefits of the trade agreement for partners

Human rights and sustainable development

The TA identifies the respect for human rights and the rule of law as essential elements. The TA also includes elements to promote sustainable development through the implementation of international conventions on labour rights and environmental protection. Citizens’ groups are involved in the control of these commitments.

TA implementation

FROM WHEN DO THE DECISIONS APPLY?

BACKGROUND

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KEY TERMS

Value chain: a set of business activities that create value for a firm’s customers. At each point in this chain of activities, the product gains some value thanks to an added input or process.

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Council Decision 2012/735/EU of 31 May 2012 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part (OJ L 354, 21.12.2012, pp. 1-2)

Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part (OJ L 354, 21.12.2012, pp. 3-2607)

Notice concerning the provisional application between the European Union and Peru, of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part (OJ L 56, 28.2.2013, p. 1)

Council Decision (EU) 2016/2369 of 11 November 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (OJ L 356, 24.12.2016, pp. 1-2)

Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (OJ L 356, 24.12.2016, pp. 3-1456)

Notice concerning the provisional application between the European Union and the Republic of Ecuador of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (OJ L 358, 29.12.2016, p. 1).

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – Third annual report of the EU –Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement (COM (2017) 585 final, 10.10.2017)

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – Second annual report on the implementation of the EU–Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement (COM (2016) 58 final, 10.2.2016).

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council — Annual report on the implementation of the EU–Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement (COM(2014) 718 final, 4.12.2014).

last update 16.10.2017



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