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

Comment: Squaring the circle in UK-EU trade relations with a triangle
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Comment: Squaring the circle in UK-EU trade relations with a triangle

As a ‘hard’ Brexit looms, reviving TTIP could help bridge the gap between the EU, the UK and the US, argues Peter Chase.   As the United Kingdom edges towards a ‘hard Brexit’ in 2019, incoming United States president Donald Trump’s curious embrace of Brexit and the much-maligned but yet-to-be …

Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics
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Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics

  If the Court of Justice rules on the lines offered by the European Court of Justice’s Advocate-General’s opinion released on 21 December 2016, the EU will not be able to sign modern trade agreements that include namely social and environmental standards, writes Christofer Fjellner.   Last October’s debacle during which Wallonia …

Comment: Selling the proposal for a multilateral investment court to the world
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Comment: Selling the proposal for a multilateral investment court to the world

The European Commission’s Directorate for Trade is making true on its pledge to work towards establishing an international investment court to overcome investment arbitration to settle international investor-state disputes. After a meeting in Geneva aimed at discussing EU plans held mid December, DG Trade stated “there is an appetite for reforming the current …