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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 …

China Disputes & TDI Energy & Environment

In brief: EU launches new case against China raw material export restrictions

Brussels is following Washington on this one. Today, the EU notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with China over duties and other measures concerning the exportation of certain raw materials. This request follows on a similar one filed by Washington last week (13 July 2016).   The move follows …