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New methodology to assess trade liberalisation on biodiversity and ecosystems

The Communication on the EU Trade Policy Review assessed the role trade policy plays in supporting the transformation of the EU economy in line with its green objectives. Leading on from this, the European Commission has published a new methodology for assessing the impacts of trade liberalisation...
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IP case study: Keeping trade secrets

Nearly all businesses in all industries and sectors possess trade secrets. Trade secrets are a valuable and highly useful form of intellectual property that are nevertheless often undervalued and overlooked by their owners. This is particularly the case in the service sector, where the relative...
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Online tools and services for smaller businesses

If you’re a small business looking to internationalise, Access2Markets could help you. This web portal combines the Market Access Database, the EU Trade Helpdesk and much more in a single tool. Access2Markets has all you need to know about duties, taxes, product rules and requirements for all EU...
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Doing business with Canada in 2021

Is your company looking to expand its business outside of the European Union? Then Canada is a great consideration, and has always been a natural ally for the EU. EU-Canada trade and economic activity is boosted by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is not only one of the...
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China IPR case study: Tackling counterfeits

Creative industry goods are valuable not only for their designs, but often their trademarks too, and businesses should be aware that intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement can target either or both of these types of intangible assets. In actual cases of infringement, however, enforcement...
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Dealing with counterfeiters in China’s cosmetics market

As with companies in any economic sector, cosmetics firms have much to gain from early protection of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Registering IP with Chinese authorities and customs before beginning any type of business activity in the country could potentially save SMEs a lot of money...
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Protecting your intellectual property at trade fairs

With increasingly integrated global-value chains and the continuous drive to innovate, trade fairs have become one of the most important and most efficient instruments for accessing new markets worldwide. The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk has published a guide for European SMEs which provides an...
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European Commission seeking views on EU Trade policy

The European Commission has launched a major review of the European Union's trade policy, including a public consultation seeking input from the European Parliament, Member States, stakeholders and civil society. The Commission's objective is to build a consensus around a fresh medium-term direction...
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Event in Taiwan: Trade in Europe 2019

Taiwanese companies have worked closely with European companies for decades. Indeed, Europe is Taiwan’s third largest trade partner. According to Taiwan Directorate General of Customs statistics, Taiwan exported US$315.7 billion to Europe in 2018, accounting for 9.4% of Taiwan’s total exports, 8.3%...
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From Paderborn to Asia

Two start-ups from the garage33 think tank in Paderborn were able to gain a foothold in the Far East this month. COMPUTEX in Taipei is the largest leading trade fair for electronics in Asia. With their innovative software products, the young entrepreneurs from AMendate and Unchained Robotics...
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Report: EU trade agreements in place deliver tangible benefits

On November 9th, 2017 the Commission has published a report assessing the implementation of its existing trade agreements. The objective of the report is to analyse the results of the implementation and enforcement, in year 2016, of 25 EU trade agreements and to allow for future open discussion on...