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The EU-China Agreement on Geographical Indications, an important step in the bilateral relationship

 On 6 November 2019, the negotiations on a Geographical Indications (GIs) Agreement between the EU and China were concluded in Beijing, 9 years after the negotiations were launched. On 20 July 2020, the Council adopted the decision on the signing of the above agreement. In accordance with Article 218(6) TFEU, the consent of the EP …


EU-India Post-Crisis Strategic Partnership and Cooperation

The EU and India are important strategic partners. India is the 10th trading partner of the EU, after the U.S., China, the UK, Switzerland and Norway, among others; yet, it is the second most populous country on Earth, with a huge market of more than 1.35bn people. From the top 10 trading partners of the …


Iuliu Winkler’s contribution to Critical Raw Materials in Industrial & Trade Policy

I will start the presentation by highlighting some of the consequences of the COVID crisis. This remains important for setting the scene here. The crisis has shown certain systemic limitations of the EU Trade Policy. I refer now to supply chain dependencies and pertinent discussions on the resilience of strategic sectors, given the vulnerabilities of …