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(What) a Week in Brussels: Trump, Airbus, CETA, no-deal Brexit

It’s as if everything absolutely had to happen before everyone goes on holiday: inking a deal with Japan, holding a summit with China that actually delivers on a joint statement, launching a WTO reform initiative, introducing steel safeguards, slapping dumping duties on electric bikes and making progress on Mercosur negotiations. …

Week ahead in EU trade: Mercosur, New Zealand, Brexit, China, Japan, Appellate Body
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Week ahead in EU trade: Mercosur, New Zealand, Brexit, China, Japan, Appellate Body

This is a week of summits and negotiations: the EU will start talks with New Zealand, continue discussions with Mercosur and hold high-level meetings with China and Japan (delayed from last week). And toward the end of the week, when the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body meets, we might …

For United States investors, Canada ‘dry’ won’t do for future EU-UK deal
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For United States investors, Canada ‘dry’ won’t do for future EU-UK deal

AmChamEU, the association representing US businesses invested in the European Union, is urging Brussels and London to step up their efforts to establish a working future economic relationship after Brexit. The moves comes as Britain prepares to release its long-awaited ‘white paper’ on its future relationship with the bloc. The …

A week in Brussels: Australia, Gattaz, Brexit parachute
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A week in Brussels: Australia, Gattaz, Brexit parachute

The EU is transfixed by the trade war with the United States. This week was comparatively quiet in terms of trade meetings or negotiations – but the next couple of weeks will be packed.   This week we’ve written on what World Trade Organization members have been telling the US …

Political and Brexit ‘subplots’ underlie technicalities of Oceania FTAs
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Political and Brexit ‘subplots’ underlie technicalities of Oceania FTAs

The EU’s trade talks with Australia and New Zealand will prove to be complex as the future trading relationship between the bloc and the UK – which considers the two countries as high priorities for its own commerce deals – remains unclear. Furthermore, some “subplots” underlie the trade technicalities.

EU tells business to shun UK suppliers for FTA-related exports after March
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EU tells business to shun UK suppliers for FTA-related exports after March

The European Commission regularly sends notices to businesses to help them prepare for Britain’s departure from the EU as part of its so-called Brexit preparedness activities. A technical notice on ‘rules of origin’ released today is bound to send shivers across industries ranging from autos to chemicals.   Industries with …

WTO: Britain sends GPA market access offer in shot to gain independent status
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WTO: Britain sends GPA market access offer in shot to gain independent status

The European Union and the British government have gotten the ball rolling to establish the UK as an independent member of the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement.   The GPA is a plurilateral accord inked in the 1990s that sets common rules and enshrines liberalisation commitments among its members …