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Comment: WTO crisis, Trump, and the EU’s credibility challenge
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Comment: WTO crisis, Trump, and the EU’s credibility challenge

The EU is struggling to find a consistent, coherent and efficient strategy approach to the US administration’s choking off of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body and to its unilateral tariffs on steel and aluminium.   There is a lot of back-and-forth in the background – both in Brussels and …

EU in quest for a Trump trade strategy
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EU in quest for a Trump trade strategy

There’s an eerie silence in the EU institutions around the current ‘negotiations’ with the Donald Trump administration over the issue of exempting the EU permanently from planned tariffs on aluminium and steel under Section 232. Even the European Parliament hasn’t been updated with the latest developments.   The silence stands …

WTO: EU, Japan join US in China IP case – while fending off own US tariff threats
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WTO: EU, Japan join US in China IP case – while fending off own US tariff threats

The EU and Japan are joining the United States in a World Trade Organization dispute against China’s intellectual property practices. On Wednesday, the EU and Japan filed a request to join consultations – a preliminary phase in a legal dispute – initiated by Washington.   Despite facing, as political allies, …

In brief – Trump tariffs: EU lands exemption – working group to be established
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In brief – Trump tariffs: EU lands exemption – working group to be established

Signals coming from Washington indicate that the EU has been successful in landing an exemption from import tariffs on steel and tariffs asked for by President Donald Trump. According the US administration, these tariffs won’t kick in tomorrow as planned. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said these measures were a …