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Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon
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Comment – It’s time to face up to the prospect of Brexit Armageddon

  Britain is heading straight into the ‘cliff edge’ scenario. It’s time for both Britain and the EU to significantly change tack before it’s too late and Armageddon sets in, argues Iana Dreyer.   Both the United Kingdom and the European Union are aiming for a “smooth” and “orderly” withdrawal …

COMMENT – Trade defence: waiving lesser duty rule won’t buy more protection
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COMMENT – Trade defence: waiving lesser duty rule won’t buy more protection

The European Parliament and the member states are about to launch trilogue negotiations on the modernisation of trade defence instruments, a package of reform measures launched almost four years ago. Christofer Fjellner asks whether one of the reforms’ central planks, lifting a so-called lesser duty rule, will really offer more …

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 …