Several other free trade, economic partnership and policy agreements concluded by the EU contain references to the Convention and/or clauses to protect the diversity of cultural expressions, including in the audiovisual field. The UNESCO document describes 10 such Europe Agreements, four of which were signed or entered into force during the reporting period: with the SADC EPA countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland), with Colombia and Peru, with Georgia and Moldova. UK replacement of EU external agreements after Brexit (1 MB, PDF) According to the European Commission, MIC would replace the bilateral investment justice systems involved in EU trade and investment agreements. The European External Action Service considers that an agreement to be considered a trade agreement must fulfil several criteria: Through the Cultural Cooperation Protocols, the EU implements the 2005 Convention and is able to create specific cooperation frameworks for the audiovisual sector and other cultural services with third countries. The EU also concludes non-preferential trade agreements as part of broader agreements such as Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (PCAs). A government document leaked Feb. 12 in The Sun said eight deals (including with Canada, South Korea and EEA countries) were «out of the question» that were to be delivered by March 29. Other agreements, notably with the Andean Community, Mexico, Ukraine, the North and West African Balkans, are «clearly aberrant», while it has been said that an agreement will be concluded before March 29 with Algeria, Turkey, Japan and Moldova will not be possible. EU trade policy On sustainable development in EU trade agreements, transparency in EU trade negotiations, related documents.
On 22 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on how to negotiate and conclude trade agreements. The EU can conclude international agreements on issues related to the common foreign and security policy. In such cases, the Council of Ministers shall decide unanimously i instead of the usual qualified majority vote i. An excellent document, recently written by Véronique Guèvremont and Ivana Otasevic for UNESCO, describes in detail the main objectives and scope of the EU`s recent trade agreements on culture (DCE/16/10.IGC/INF.3, available here: en.unesco.org/creativity/sites/creativity/files/sessions/10igc_inf3_etude_articles_16_et_21_en.pdf). . . .