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Dispatch from Paris: How Macron’s pragmatism is winning the day on trade
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Dispatch from Paris: How Macron’s pragmatism is winning the day on trade

France’s stance on trade policy under President Emmanuel Macron has puzzled many. Yet Macron’s pragmatist logic is now starting to become clearer as his government finds its ground on the trade politics front back home and US President Donald Trump forces Paris to stay focused on the strategic dimension of …

Insight: Post Brexit UK trade agreements face a reality check
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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 …

Week-end round-up and week preview – G20 CETA Chile New Zealand Australia
Australia & New Zealand CETA Trade agenda

Week-end round-up and week preview – G20 CETA Chile New Zealand Australia

G20 round-up   In Saturday (8 July 2017) G20 leaders agreed on a lengthy text on trade policy that covers a commitment to keeping world trade open. Overall the final declaration focuses on the “challenges” of globalisation. It covers excess capacities in steel, sustainable value chains, trade reciprocity, and the …

Caspary reports on Australia, New Zealand FTAs: do separate investment deals
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Caspary reports on Australia, New Zealand FTAs: do separate investment deals

The European Parliament’s draft recommendations for the coming Australia and New Zealand free trade negotiations contain for the first time concrete recommendations on how to structure the EU’s commercial agreements after the European Court of Justice ruling on the Singapore FTA in May 2017 which said investor state disputes are …