Ukraine, Russia & CIS

A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach
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A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach

It’s been a packed week for trade in Brussels as everyone prepares to break for Christmas.   The trade talks with Mexico did not conclude successfully, and the European Commission is still wrangling over data flows in free trade agreements. The commission came up with a tough transition offer for …

A week in Brussels
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A week in Brussels

Welcome to a new weekly column ‘A week in Brussels’ with the highlights of the trade week in Brussels. I hope you enjoy it!   The trade week in Brussels ends with an understated Eastern Partnership summit. It brings together of a group of disparate countries traumatised by the Ukraine crisis …

Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences
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Member states initiate talks with Parliament over Ukraine trade preferences

EU ambassadors revised proposals to increase unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine today (6 June 2017), only a few days after the European Parliament voted to reduce the number of products covered by an offer made to Ukraine several months ago to complement the bilateral free trade agreement – DCFTA – that came into force …

European Parliament seeks roll-back of Ukraine trade preferences
Ukraine, Russia & CIS

European Parliament seeks roll-back of Ukraine trade preferences

The European Parliament adopted on Thursday (1 June 2017) a number of amendments watering down a Commission proposal to grant unilateral trade preferences to Ukraine. These preferences were meant to reaffirm European Union support to conflict-stricken Ukraine, and complement commitments made in their Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement – …