Trade News - September 2012
The European Parliament has voted for the postponement of the EPA negotiations deadline from 1st January 2014 to 1st January 2016, while the Council has already informally agreed to support the Commission's proposal for a January 2014 deadline.
The implementation of Madagascar's EPA is due to begin in January 2013. However, due to the crisis Madagascar believes that more time is needed and asks for a moratorium of five years.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was resoundingly rejected by the European Parliament in its July plenary by 478 votes to 39, with 165 abstentions.
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