Disputes & TDI

Enforcement of FTAs: lessons for TPP and new trade agreements
Asia Disputes & TDI

Enforcement of FTAs: lessons for TPP and new trade agreements

In its communication on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) Washington insists on the fact that the agreement is ‘enforceable’. ‘Enforceability’ involves a strong and trusted dispute settlement mechanism. If experience of previous trade agreements is to offer any guidance, enforceability of TPP cannot be taken for granted. The stakes are high for regional …

China Disputes & TDI Energy & Environment EU trade politics

European Parliament report on metals calls for more trade protection

The European Parliament debated at length a report by French MEP Edouard Martin (S&D), a former Arcelor Mittal worker, on Developing a sustainable European industry of base metals. The text calls for support to help the industry become competitive again, including through investment in innovation and research. The overall tone …

Disputes & TDI

STEEL/ANTIDUMPING – Experts: Not many more steel antidumping cases to expect in EU as low prices new normal

EU member states called on the EU on Monday 9 November to use more systematically its panoply of trade defence instruments – antidumping, countervailing measures and safeguards – to help the bloc’s struggling steel industry (see Borderlex PRO edition of 10 November). But it is not sure the number of …