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TRADE

HONGKONG

The EU and Hong Kong enjoy a stable trade relationship. Bilateral trade and economic relations are mature and characterized by a very limited incidence of trade irritants. Bilateral trade relations between the EU and Hong Kong are regularly discussed in annual Structured Dialogue meetings that have been held every year since 2007 involving the European Commission and Hong Kong’s government authorities. The yearly Structured Dialogue meetings between the European Commission and Hong Kong’s government authorities allow the EU to exchange information with the Hong Kong authorities on a variety of key issues affecting bilateral trade. For more information, see the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/hong-kong-sar/

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

The European Union and China are two of the biggest traders in the world. China is now the EU’s second-biggest trading partner behind the United States and the EU is China’s biggest trading partner. The EU is committed to open trading relations with China. However, the EU wants to ensure that China trades fairly, respects intellectual property rights and meets its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2013 the EU and China launched negotiations for an Investment Agreement.  The aim is to provide investors on both sides with predictable, long-term access to the EU and Chinese markets and to protect investors and their investments. For more information, see the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/china/

JAPAN

The EU and Japan’s Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on 1 February 2019. The trade agreement with Japan abolishes most tariffs, which creates a platform for the development of trade exchange. The agreement opens up new export opportunities for key agricultural products produced in the EU, sets the highest standards of protection for labour, environment, consumers and personal data, ensures full protection of public services and contains a special chapter on sustainable development. For more information, see the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/eu-japan-economic-partnership-agreement/

VIETNAM

The trade and investment negotiations between the EU and Vietnam were concluded in December 2015. The negotiations were focused on the conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an Investment Protection Agreement (IPA). Both agreements were signed on 30 June 2019. For more information, see the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/eu-vietnam-agreement/

SOUTH KOREA

The EU-South Korea free trade agreement had provisionally applied since July 2011 before it was formally ratified in December 2015.
It went further than any of the EU’s previous agreements in lifting trade barriers, and was also the EU’s first trade deal with an Asian country. For more information, see the link below:

https://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/south-korea/

Do you want to learn more? You can find basic information on EU exports using the links below:

https://madb.europa.eu/madb/

Tariffs and Rules of Origin
https://madb.europa.eu/madb/datasetPreviewFormATpubli.htm?datacat_id=AT&from=publi

Procedures and Formalities
https://madb.europa.eu/madb/datasetPreviewFormIFpubli.htm?datacat_id=IF&from=publi

Availability of promoted products

If you would like to receive current information about the availability of products promoted within the framework of this programme, we encourage you to contact us using the data below:

Association of Butchers and Producers of Processed Meat of the Republic of Poland

E-mail: biuro@srw.org.pl  
Phone: +48 22 635 01 84,

Address:
Miodowa 14
00-246 Warsaw
Poland