Energy & Environment

Comment: Why EU antidumping duties on Chinese solar panels should be dropped
China Energy & Environment Free comment Trade defence

Comment: Why EU antidumping duties on Chinese solar panels should be dropped

It is time for the Commission to let antidumping duties and its ‘price undertaking’ on Chinese solar panels expire. The measures do not help the EU achieve it climate goals, argues Christofer Fjellner.   The EU is extending its duties on solar panels from China. These antidumping tariffs are not only an …

Agriculture Energy & Environment Indonesia Trade defence WTO disputes

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 …

Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel
Energy & Environment Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel

The WTO’s appellate body upheld an earlier ruling outlawing EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biofuels. The case has broader ramifications for EU antidumping policy going forward as it follows on other converging rulings in the Court of Justice of the EU.           The EU Commission will now have to …

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 …