EU FTAs & bilateral ties

Agriculture Australia & New Zealand

EP: dairy, sugar, beef, sheep meat, and GIs sensitive topics in EU New Zealand, EU Australia FTA

In a debate following a European Parliament’s trade committee ‘oral question’ on the planned EU Australia and EU New Zealand free trade agreements in plenary, EU agricultural sensitivities on sugar, meat (beef, sheep), and EU geographical indications surfaced as the key potential sticking points for MEPs across political parties and …

INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”
China Exclusive Interviews Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals

INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”

In an interview with Borderlex, L. Alan Winters asks if the unfolding crisis in the steel sector should be the overarching consideration for a forthcoming EU decision to grant China ‘market economy status’ in its antidumping policy this year. Winters also warns that if the West refuses to do so, there could be consequences for China’s commitment to …

China Trade defence WTO disputes

Will WTO EU antidumping ruling compliance report bear on the EU’s China ‘market economy status’ debate?

Antidumping experts are still reading the long WTO compliance report published early this week on a 2012 ruling concerning antidumping measures on Chinese iron and steel fasteners. The ruling comes at a delicate time when the future of China’s ‘market economy status’ is being hotly discussed in the EU ahead …