Total agreement, exports to EU regions, fact sheets, assistance to exporters The agreement comes into force in 2011. The list of free trade exemptions includes meat, cheese, wine, motor vehicles and several other product categories. “Serbia should gradually adapt to the EU`s common foreign and security policy. We are monitoring the situation closely and discussing these issues as part of our regular political and commercial dialogues with the Serbian authorities,” Kocijancic said. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic signed a free trade agreement with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in Moscow on Friday after the EU warned it would closely monitor relations, with Serbia a candidate for EU membership. The agreement contains provisions relating to state-owned commercial enterprises, subsidies, anti-dumping measures and anti-competitive practices affecting trade relations between the contracting parties, as well as safeguard disciplines. The fourth EU Implementation Report (other languages), published in November 2020 and preceded by the preface by DG Commerce Director-General Sabine Weyand (other languages), provides an overview of the results achieved in 2019 and the remarkable work for the EU`s 36 main preferential trade agreements. The accompanying staff working document provides detailed information in accordance with the trade agreement and trading partners. The agreement contains detailed provisions on trade facilitation (Annex IV). Negotiated agreements, meetings, fact sheets, circular reports The parties recognize that economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent. In Chapter 6, they reaffirm their commitment to multilateral environmental and labour contracts and principles and commit to imposing their level of protection. Arbitration procedures do not apply to this chapter. The free trade agreement focuses on the liberalization of trade in goods.
As soon as the agreement came into force, EFTA eliminated all tariffs on Serbian industrial products, including fish and other seafood. Serbia has phased out its tariffs on imports of industrial products from EFTA countries. Other agricultural agreements between the various EFTA states (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and Serbia are an integral part of the instruments for creating the free trade area. “On 31 May 2016, the Euras High Economic Council decided to start negotiations with Serbia for entry into a new single free trade agreement that would apply to the five EAEU member states,” he said.