A free-trade accord giving Ukraine tariff-free access to EU markets has come into effect under an association deal between Brussels and Kyiv.
Germany's development minister has sparked a debate by calling for EU tariffs to be waived on African goods. Critics question whether import duties are really the issue, or are there other barriers to trade?
Brexit is on the negotiating table yet again in Brussels. With no alternative in sight, the UK is limping toward the day it will ultimately leave the European Union, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
The EU and Japan have signed an unprecedented free trade agreement which will create one of the world's largest trading blocs. European Council President Donald Tusk says it is a "clear message" against protectionism.
Since helping shape the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) in 1948, the World Trade Organization's forerunner, the US has been at the forefront of trade liberalization. That era appears to be ending.
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