Data ‘crunch time’ for EU trade policy?

Data ‘crunch time’ for EU trade policy?

[sh_light_text ]The digital sector, currently the most dynamic growth area in an otherwise gloomy economy, is jeopardised by inconsistent and costly privacy laws that conflate government spying, privacy issues, and the desire to prop up local companies: this is a concern that businesses and analysts are increasingly becoming vocal about. Iana Dreyer examines what exactly worries …


Flash news: Shanghai free zone liberalises 51 more sectors

The Shanghai Municipality has delisted 51 of 190 sectors that were still restricted for foreign investors in the country’s China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (CSPFTZ). That zone was established one year ago. We learned the news from the European Chamber of Commerce in China. The ECCC recently criticized the excessive length of the list of exceptions …

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Flash news: EU intellectual property & trade strategy

The EU Commission has released a new intellectual property enforcement strategy in a just-released Communication entitled ‘Trade, growth and intellectual property’, that will affect its trade policy. Some of the document’s action points include: reinforce IPR chapters in new bilateral free trade negotiations seek a ‘plurilateral agreement’ on Geographical Indicators (GIs) …

Mega-regionals muddy investment-protection landscape

Mega-regionals muddy investment-protection landscape

[sh_light_text ]Mega-regional trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may complicate rules designed to protect investors, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says.[/sh_light_text] By Jennifer Freedman

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Blog: UNCTAD & WTO reports on investment & trade measures – EU in all this

Yesterday, new facts and numbers of about international trade and investment policies came out of Geneva. A short UNCTAD-OECD report on G20 Investment Measures was published, and the WTO released its semi-annual report on trade measures as a means to track  down protectionist tendencies. Borderlex is interested in how Europe is …