Council agreement on harmonization of textile labelling

The European Council confirmed on 13 September its political agreement on a draft regulation aimed at reviewing the EU system for the standard description of fibres and the labelling of textile products. This Council position will now be forwarded to the Parliament for second reading.

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The EU strengthens commercial ties with China

China is the EU's second trading partner after the USA and its biggest source of imports. The EU is China's largest export market. Both the EU and China therefore have a real interest in ensuring that safe, genuine and legal products can easily enter each other’s markets.

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EU-Australia wine trade agreement takes effect

On 1st September 2010 a new agreement governing the wine trade between Australia and the European Union enters into force. This agreement replaces the one signed in 1994.

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EU announces entry into force of the Agreement with Australia about wine commerce

As established in the Agreement signed on 1 December 2008, the Official Journal of the EU has announced the entry into force of the Agreement between the European Community and Australia on trade in wine, for next 1 September 2010. This Agreement aims to facilitate and promote wine trade between the Community and Australia.

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