Author: Iana Dreyer

Mercosur

In brief: Mercosur update

The EU and Mercosur have exchanged what they term their ‘final offers’ on market access as part of efforts to bring their almost two-decade-old talks to a close in the coming weeks.   The offers exchanged yesterday cover tariffs and quotas for goods as well as services and procurement. The EU, …

Illustration of the entrance of the plenary room in the PHS building
Energy & Environment Social & human rights Trade defence

‘Future’ environmental compliance costs creep into EU trade-defence calculations

The EU is set to introduce ‘future’ costs of compliance with environmental and labour treaties in its calculation of injury margins in trade-defence cases. The bloc is now making systematic its consideration of a trading partner’s compliance with International Labour Organization and ‘multilateral environmental’ conventions, including the 2015 Paris Agreement …

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC
A week in Brussels EU trade policy ISDS ICS Mercosur South Asia & ASEAN Steel Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC

This week’s trade highlights of the week have been: Latin America, the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, trade defence and the EU’s multilateral investment court plans.   Deal or no deal in Mercosur, that is the question   The EU has been negotiating hard with both Mercosur and Mexico this week …

Insight: Post Brexit UK trade agreements face a reality check
Australia & New Zealand Brexit EEA EFTA

Insight: Post Brexit UK trade agreements face a reality check

As the date of Brexit approaches, Britain and various European Union trading partners are multiplying contacts with London to gauge what their future trade relationship will be once the UK leaves the bloc. As conversations with these countries deepen, the task appears increasingly complex. Current contacts with Australia and Switzerland reveal …