The 14th round of negotiations of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US were officially concluded on July 15, 2016. The parties aim to have a consolidated text, the negotiating positions of both parts, by the end of the summer.
On July 18, 2016, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Indonesian Minister of Trade Tom Lembong agreed to officially launch the negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EU and Indonesia.
The commitments of fourteen container liner shipping companies to increase price transparency for customers and to reduce the possibility to coordinate prices have been accepted by the European Commission. The Commission adopted a decision to make these commitments legally binding on the carriers for a period of three years starting from 7 December 2016.