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About the Trade Agreement between the European Union, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

Since 2013, the European Union (EU) has a Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru in place, which Ecuador joined in 2017. The Agreement gradually opens up markets on both sides and increases the stability and predictability of the trade and investment environment. It is also one of the first “new generation” trade agreements of the EU, characterised by its comprehensive scope that covers, in addition to liberalisation of trade in goods and services, investment, public procurement, competition, intellectual property rights, as well as trade and sustainable development issues.

About the evaluation of the Trade Agreement

After several years of implementation, an evaluation study will analyse the economic, social, human rights (including labour rights) and environmental impacts of the implementation of the Agreement.

The evaluation is undertaken by BKP Economic Advisors, a German-based economic research and consulting firm, in cooperation with Trade Impact BV, Global Sustainable Solutions, Trinomics, the Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, the Universidad San Francisco in Quito, and the Institute of Peruvian Studies in Lima. Work started in late April 2020 and will continue over 13 months. On this website we will inform you about the progress of the evaluation, including consultations with stakeholders, as well as publish all reports produced (inception, interim, and final report).

Study Timeline

April 2020

Kick-off

The kick-off meeting with the Commission was held on 24 April 2020 and launched the inception phase, during which the methodology will be finalised.
September 2020

Inception report

The draft inception report will be published to invite comments from stakeholders before finalisation.
February 2021

Interim report

The interim report will be published to provide an update of the research status and to invite comments from stakeholders.
January to April 2021

Online public consultation and workshops in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru

The online public consultation will be published by the European Commission and use the EUSurvey tool. Workshops and interviews are planned to be organised in the partner countries.
April 2021

Draft final report

The draft final report will be published to invite comments from stakeholders before finalisation.
May 2021