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Comment: TSD chapters in EU FTAs – fig leaf or necessary tool for SDGs?
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Comment: TSD chapters in EU FTAs – fig leaf or necessary tool for SDGs?

  The European Commission has released a ‘non-paper’ on how to bolster so-called trade and sustainable development chapters in EU free trade agreements. The EU’s aim is to improve and strengthen the current dialogue- and cooperation-based approach in enforcing labour and environment provisions in FTAs, and to introduce a stronger …

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Russia requests establishment of panel on EU antidumping measures

Russia has requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel to settle a dispute it launched in 2015 on antidumping measures in the EU concerning fertilisers and metals products (background here).   At stake are the EU’s so-called cost-adjustment methodologies, which have been rebuffed by the WTO in a …

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TDI, TTIP – next milestones

On Friday (11 November 2016) member states have come close to clinching a compromise over the reform of trade defence instruments in the EU, namely on the highly controversial issue of whether to remove the so-called lesser duty rule. The final shape of the compromise has started appearing in a Council …