Energy & Environment

Agriculture Disputes & TDI Energy & Environment

COM review of antidumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia biodiesel part of broader web of legal disputes

The Commission announced it was undertaking a review of its antidumping measures applied to biodiesel imported from Indonesia and Argentina which have been in force since 2013. The move is only part of a wider web of legal disputes regarding these measures.   The announcement states that the EU aims to comply with …

CETA Energy & Environment Social & human rights

CETA: draft declaration hints at “effectively enforceable” labour and environment provisions in early revision

The German Social-Democrats were promised a declaration by trade commissioner Malmström and trade minister Freeland ahead of a coming Council meeting that aims to give the green light to the signature and ratification of CETA later this month. They are getting it. And it does not quite satisfy the demands made by Bernd …

EGA talks see tariff endgame
EGA Energy & Environment

EGA talks see tariff endgame

Environmental Goods Agreement negotiations are starting to see a  ‘landing zone’. The two year old talks among 17 WTO members over a tariff liberalisation deal on products deemed ‘environmental’ can be finalised this year, negotiators hope.   The deal that covers renewable and clean energy products and components, equipment for water or …