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EU has cut back on trade remedies in last year, WTO report shows

Despite what World Trade Organization head Roberto Azevêdo calls “substantial risks that threaten the world economy”, WTO members including the EU introduced fewer trade-restricting measures in the 12 months through mid-October. Governments imposed measures such as new or higher tariffs, customs procedures, quotas and local content requirements an average of …

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Energy & Environment Social & human rights Trade defence

‘Future’ environmental compliance costs creep into EU trade-defence calculations

The EU is set to introduce ‘future’ costs of compliance with environmental and labour treaties in its calculation of injury margins in trade-defence cases. The bloc is now making systematic its consideration of a trading partner’s compliance with International Labour Organization and ‘multilateral environmental’ conventions, including the 2015 Paris Agreement …

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC
A week in Brussels EU trade policy ISDS ICS Mercosur South Asia & ASEAN Steel Trade defence Vietnam WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC

This week’s trade highlights of the week have been: Latin America, the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, trade defence and the EU’s multilateral investment court plans.   Deal or no deal in Mercosur, that is the question   The EU has been negotiating hard with both Mercosur and Mexico this week …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI new method and modernisation, fisheries subsidies
Trade agenda Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI new method and modernisation, fisheries subsidies

All eyes will be on the European Parliament this week, when the assembly votes on dumping measures designed to protect EU jobs and industry. The Parliament’s trade committee approved the compromise agreement with the Council and the European Commission last month, and the legislation could enter into force this year …