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Beyond Brussels: US trade measures, WTO member reactions – where we stand
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Beyond Brussels: US trade measures, WTO member reactions – where we stand

A lot can happen in just a week – and when it comes to trade, most of what’s happening these days involves the US. This week was no exception, as India complained about American duties on steel and aluminium, and the Trump administration initiated a national security probe into automobile …

Insight: Will US ‘light another fire’ over Servansing’s bid for second Appellate Body term?
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Insight: Will US ‘light another fire’ over Servansing’s bid for second Appellate Body term?

Shree Baboo Chekitan Servansing will tell the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body on Monday that he wants a second term on the Appellate Body, Borderlex has learned. Now the big question: Will the US, which has blocked efforts to fill vacant seats on the WTO’s top court for almost …

EU says it has now ‘fully complied’ with latest WTO ruling on Airbus aid
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EU says it has now ‘fully complied’ with latest WTO ruling on Airbus aid

The EU says it has now “fully complied” with last week’s World Trade Organization ruling that faulted the bloc for not removing all illegal subsidies given to plane manufacturer Airbus.   Two days after the WTO’s Appellate Body issued its findings, the EU submitted a communication saying it had “eliminated …

Week in EU trade: EU retaliation, Australia and NZ, Mercosur, palm oil
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Week in EU trade: EU retaliation, Australia and NZ, Mercosur, palm oil

This has been another big week in EU trade.   Member states managed to cobble together a joint approach to US President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff threat. The EU lost two World Trade Organization cases – the big-ticket Airbus case and the more symbolic Pakistan plastic pellets case …

Beyond Brussels: Japan threat to retaliate over US metals duties – more bark than bite?
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Beyond Brussels: Japan threat to retaliate over US metals duties – more bark than bite?

Japan may follow China by striking back against US steel and aluminium tariffs to the tune of $409 million, signalling that Tokyo is tired of trying to win an exemption from the levies through diplomacy. But the fact that Japan is weighing retaliation doesn’t mean it will actually act on …

FTA roundup: Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand
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FTA roundup: Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand

There have been a few developments and clarifications on the variety of bilateral free trade agreements under way in the EU in recent days. So here are some updates on where things stand with Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.   EU-Mexico  ‘agreement in principle’ – next steps   …

Week ahead in EU trade: INTA, Brexit, investment screening
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Week ahead in EU trade: INTA, Brexit, investment screening

Two events will happen in Brussels this week that merit close attention: the European Parliament’s international trade committee will discuss a range of headline-worthy issues during its two-day meeting and the Working Party on Trade Questions will discuss investment screening. The churn on Article 50 negotiations between the EU27 and …