EFTA Consultative Committee submits recommendations on trade and sustainable development
Statistical cooperation event on vital statistics for north and central Asian countries
Reliable, responsive and complete vital statistics provide essential information on populations that is critical for sustainable and inclusive development. Particularly for the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, vital statistics are required to measure and monitor all population-based targets and indicators.
EFTA at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
On 14 October, the EFTA Deputy Secretary-General Mr Pascal Schafhauser gave a presentation at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
EFTA Parliamentarians on working visit in Brussels
On 9 October, Smári McCarthy (Althingi, the Icelandic Parliament), Chair of the EFTA Parliamentary Committee (EFTA PC), along with the heads of national parliamentary delegations from Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, attended several meetings with prominent Members of the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels. They used this opportunity to introduce themselves to Mr Andreas Schwab, the new Chair of the EP Delegation responsible for relations with EFTA countries and the EEA Agreement (D-EEA Delegation).
First round of trade negotiations on modernisation of FTA between EFTA and Chile
From 25 to 27 September 2019, the EFTA States and Chile met in Santiago de Chile for the first round of negotiations on the modernisation and expansion of their existing free trade agreement (FTA). Mr Erik Andreas Underland, Specialist Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries acted as the EFTA spokesperson, while Mr Felipe Lopeandia, General Director of Bilateral Economic Affairs at the Chilean Undersecretariat of International Economic Affairs headed Chile’s delegation.
EEA Joint Committee incorporates 98 legal acts into the EEA Agreement
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 26 and 27 September respectively.
EFTA and Peru hold second Joint Committee meeting
The Joint Committee established under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EFTA States and Peru convened for its second meeting on 20 September 2019 in Lima. This meeting was preceded by a meeting of the Subcommittee on Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin and Customs Matters.
EFTA Council adopts different rotation for chairmanship
On 19 September, the EFTA Council met for the seventh time in 2019, under the Norwegian Chairmanship. During the meeting, the delegates discussed work with regard to third countries and in particular the finalisation of the negotiations with Mercosur.
EEA seminar attracts professionals from EFTA and EU Member States
On 17 September, around 150 participants from both the public and private sector gathered at EFTA in Brussels to join the biannual seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA).
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