Author: Iana Dreyer

EGA

Next steps for EGA

EGA negotiators have high hopes that the green goods deal in the WTO can be concluded this year. A 16th round of talks in Geneva last week brought reported progress. Some of the outstanding issues are explained by Peter Brun in his latest contribution for Borderlex. The planned next steps are the following:   …

Regulations

EU moves closer to new dual-use export regulation

The Commission has tabled a final regulatory proposal to update its current so-called ‘dual-use’ export legislation.   The rules aim to avoid that high tech industrial products are exported to governments or sold to organisations that could misuse the products to produce weapons of mass destruction, commit terrorist acts, or engage in human rights violations. The …

EU gearing up digital in trade deals – despite domestic privacy wranglings
Digital

EU gearing up digital in trade deals – despite domestic privacy wranglings

Commissioner Malmström is gearing up in her drive to “digitalise” the EU’s trade policy despite many uncertainties hanging over the data privacy dimension of unleashing digital in global markets.  Elements of what ambitions the EU pursing on digital matters in its trade negotiations are gradually emerging.   At this week’s Public Forum held at the …