Commission reports on latest negotiating rounds with Indonesia and New Zealand

As part of its transparency commitment, the Commission today published the reports summarising the progress made during the latest negotiating rounds for the EU-Indonesia and EU-New Zealand trade agreements. Both sets of talks were held in a constructive atmosphere. The ninth round of negotiations for an EU-Indonesia trade agreement took place from 2 to 6 December in Brussels, Belgium. Negotiators made good progress across the board on all chapters, particularly on the chapters on government procurement, rules of origin, customs and trade facilitation, rules related to trade in food, animal and plant products, technical barriers to trade, as well as questions related to sustainable development. The next round of negotiations is planned in March 2020 in Indonesia. The sixth round of negotiations for an EU-New Zealand trade agreement took place in Wellington, New Zealand from 10 to 13 December 2019. The discussions allowed for gaps to be bridged between both sides’ positions in a number of areas. The discussions covered various chapters of the future Agreement with a focus on Geographical Indications, services, Investment Liberalisation and Capital Movements, Energy and Raw Materials, Small and Medium Enterprises and Dispute Settlement and legal issues. The next round is planned for spring in Brussels. The reports published today provide an overview of the progress in each area. More information about EU trade negotiations can be found here.