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An interactive list of bilateral and multilateral free trade instruments can be find on the TREND Analytics website. [59] Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has threatened to vote against a trade deal between the EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur if Brazil, where forest fires continue to ravage the Amazon rainforest, takes its environmental commitments more seriously. The judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the free trade agreement with Singapore in May 2017 clarified the areas of a free trade agreement under the exclusive competence of the EU and the elements that require ratification at Member State level. This important decision will clarify future negotiations for a free trade agreement. Before the ruling, all free trade agreements were always ratified by both the EU and the respective national parliaments of the Member States. Since the ruling, authorisation within the Member States is only required if certain parts of the agreement fall within the shared jurisdiction. In Germany, for example, the Bundestag and, if necessary, the Federal Assembly as a whole would vote on the agreement. In May 2019, the ECJ also found that the newly designed investment judicial system, integrated into CETA, was compatible with European law. This question was ambiguous. Click here for an overview of existing EU free trade agreements. Afghanistan has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs:[1] Thailand: Negotiations for a free trade agreement with Thailand began in May 2013.

They have been suspended since the fourth round of negotiations in April 2014, with the army taking control of the country shortly thereafter. It will only be possible for the EU to reach an agreement with an elected Thai government as part of a democratic process. The Philippines and Indonesia began negotiations for a free trade agreement with the EU in 2016. Negotiations based on the text began in 2017. Turkey has bilateral and multilateral agreements: “Instead, the German government should address the debate initiated by France and the Netherlands on anchoring climate protection and high environmental and social protection standards in trade agreements,” she added. The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is being developed in the form of a multi-lateral agreement on trade in services. The main focus is to improve access to foreign services markets and to give new impetus to negotiations on a multilateral trading system, which have largely stalled. The EU and the German government believe that the new rules to facilitate trade in services should be adopted at the WTO level at a later date.

The EU is negotiating TiSA with 23 WTO member states, which represent around