EFTA-US meet for fifth trade political dialogue
An EFTA delegation headed by Swiss State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch met with representatives from US agencies, including Assistant Trade Representative Dan Mullaney in Washington DC on 17 October.
EFTA and Mercosur continue free trade talks
The fifth round of free trade negotiations between EFTA and Mercosur States took place in Buenos Aires on 8-12 October 2018.
EEA EFTA Comment on contracts for the sale of goods
On 12 October 2018, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s revised proposal for a Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sales of goods. The Comment was addressed to the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Why standards are important for the Single Market
Standardisation is important for EFTA because it has contributed significantly to the development of the Single Market, removing technical barriers to trade and facilitating cross-border trade.
Secretary-General Henri Gétaz: EFTA membership is more important than ever
On 1 September, new Senior Management took over at the EFTA Secretariat, with Swiss Ambassador Henri Gétaz as Secretary-General. Before being appointed as Secretary-General of EFTA, Mr. Gétaz headed the Directorate for European Affairs within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
EEA Joint Committee incorporates 44 EU legal acts
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 20 and 21 September respectively. At the Joint Committee meeting, 34 decisions (JCDs) were adopted incorporating 44 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement. The EEA EFTA States also took the opportunity to raise two comments to the European External Action Service (EEAS).
EFTA Council meets in Geneva
The EFTA Council met on 18 September for its seventh meeting in 2018.
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