Why is it important The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan entered into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses across Europe can now avail themselves of the opportunities offered by the largest open trade zone in the world, home to 635 million people and almost a third of the world’s Gross Domestic…

On May 16, 2017 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued an important legal Opinion (Opinion no. 2/15) on the competence of the European Union to sign and conclude alone the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore (“FTAS”). By assuming that FTAS is a mixed agreement, the Court of Justice concluded that all EU’s…

The decision-taken on December 13, 2016 by 193 members of the UN General Assembly during its on-going 71st session in New York is the first time that a business organization has been admitted as an Observer at the UN General Assembly. Our lawyers are always updated on any initiative of International Chamber of Commerce –…