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SMEs across world worry about TTIP trade diversion, see chance for trade facilitation
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SMEs across world worry about TTIP trade diversion, see chance for trade facilitation

The results of a survey published yesterday among the members of the the Global Chambers Platform, a grouping of 16 chambers of commerce representing small businesses from across the globe, show wariness about the EU’s ability to deliver trade deals with their countries, as well as about the potential negative spillovers of the transatlantic trade talks …

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road
Asia Investment

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road

[sh_light_text ]The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week. Both want to conclude an agreement that mutually opens markets and better protects investors’ rights. But negotiations will likely be protracted and Beijing does not appear to prioritise this deal with Brussels, Jennifer Freedman …

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications
Bilateral Mobility

CETA: Regulated professions empowered to mutually recognise qualifications

[sh_light_text ]Much has been written this summer on the investor-to-state dispute settlement provisions in the Canada EU free trade deal (CETA). Whereas the media has been fixated on this specific controversy, the trade community seems to have missed out on one very interesting development for EU trade policy: for the first time, a Canadian lawyer, …

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer
Disputes & TDI Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Column: 10 headline figures – EU-Russia economics and trade this summer

By Iana Dreyer   This has been a sad summer for Europe. The fact that holiday pleasures for those who enjoyed some were dampened by bad weather turns out to be a minor inconvenience in a season overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, the political unravellings in the Middle East, and bad news for the economy in Eurozone’s core economies, including …