Overview of the current status of global negotiations

Existing trade, association and economic partnership agreements
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • EFTA - European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)
  • Turkey
  • Faeroe Islands
  • EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) Cariforum (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Interim EPA Pacific: provisional application of the agreement with Papua New Guinea since 20.12.2009 and with Fiji since 28.07.2014)
  • Interim EPA ESA (Eastern and Southern Africa): provisional application of the agreement with Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe since 14.05.2012.
  • Interim EPA Cameroon, provisional application since 4.08.2014
  • Republic of Korea
  • Mediterranean coastal states (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia)
  • Countries of the Western Balkans (Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Azerbaijan - EPA since 1999
  • Andean Community of Nations (Colombia, Peru, Ecuador): Provisional application of the Agreement after Ecuador's accession since November 2016.
  • Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)
  • Georgia and Moldova, provisional application since 1 Septmber 2014
  • Ukraine, provisional application since 01.01.2016
  • EPA SADC (South African Development Community): Provisional application of the Agreement with Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa und Swaziland since 10 October 2016
  • Bilateral Interim EPA with Côte D‘Ivoire: Provisional application since 3 September 2016
  • •Bilateral Interim EPA with Ghana: Provisional application since 15 December 2016

Negotiations largely concluded - not yet in force

  • Canada
  • EPA ECOWAS: with Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauretania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo; negotations concluded in June 2014; is currently in the process of signature.
  • EPA EAC (East African Community): negotiations with Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda were concluded in October 2014, is currently in the process of signature
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam

Current negotiations

  • U.S.A.

    o Philippines

    o Indonesia

    o Thailand (negotiations currently on hold)

    o Malaysia

  • Azerbaijan
  • Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay)
  • India
  • Japan

Deepening of existing agreements

  • Mediterranean coastal states (Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia)
  • South Africa
  • Mexico

Possible negotiations

  • ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam)
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Bolivia (possible accession to the EU-Andean Community Agreement)
  • Chile (revamping of the Association Agreement)
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Further information

Tradition – Innovation – a Devotion to Detail

Startbild Agrarexport

Germany is the world’s third largest exporter of agricultural goods. German products are popular and in demand. The film on "Quality made in Germany" shows why. In approximately three minutes, the film shows the wide range of products offered by the German agri-food industry – in the fields of seed and planting stock, animal genetics, agricultural machinery, raw materials (cultivation and production), and semi-finished and finished products.

Germany stands for a modern, productive and at the same time sustainable agri-food industry. The film shows how the industry meets the high quality standards that apply in all sectors. These quality standards guarantee that all exports are of top quality.

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Agricultural products in Germany at a glance (infographics)


Germany’s agricultural sector is among the four largest producers in the European Union. No other country in Europe produces more milk, grows more potatoes or produces more pork. Just over half of our arable land is dedicated to growing cereals alongside other crops such as maize, rape, sunflowers and sugar beet. Apart from cattle, pigs and chickens, livestock farming also includes turkeys, sheep and other farm animals. Fruits, vegetables and wine are produced in regions that enjoy particularly favourable climate and soil conditions.



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