Bilateral

Of paper and fertilisers: moving from politics to law in EU Russia trade disputes
Disputes & TDI Non classé Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Of paper and fertilisers: moving from politics to law in EU Russia trade disputes

A fourth dispute settlement panel within less than two years to rule on a case between the EU and Russia will soon be established at the World Trade Organization. Is the rising number of trade cases brought by Brussels against Moscow in Geneva the continuation of trade war by other means in a bilateral relationship …

Expert interview : Lifting trade preferences for Bosnia & Herzegovina is counterproductive
Bilateral

Expert interview : Lifting trade preferences for Bosnia & Herzegovina is counterproductive

In an interview with Iana Dreyer, Bodo Weber, a seasoned Balkans expert at the Berlin-based Democratisation Policy Council, explained why the EU’s move to lift trade preferences granted to Bosnia and Herzegovina collides with Brussels’ recent drive to revive accession talks with Sarajevo. A longer, more detailed, version of the article …

EU Vietnam FTA: rice carve-outs and ‘double transformation’ rule of origin in sight
Asia Bilateral Non classé

EU Vietnam FTA: rice carve-outs and ‘double transformation’ rule of origin in sight

Ongoing European Union (EU)-Vietnam free trade negotiations are reaching a critical point. Although negotiations have advanced well so far, the most difficult part of the talks still lies ahead of Brussels and Hanoi, a hearing at the EU parliament revealed.  Some idea of the likely carve-outs from trade liberalisation in this politically sensitive deal for …

Ukraine, Russia & CIS

In brief: Minsk deal offers prospect of trade talks as new EU sanctions enacted

Updated on 13 Feb. The declaration issued by the German and French governments following the East Ukraine ceasefire deal sealed last night between the heads of state or government of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France contains a call to continue negotiations on gas trade between Russia and Ukraine, as well as language encouraging …