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Political and Brexit ‘subplots’ underlie technicalities of Oceania FTAs
Agriculture Australia & New Zealand Brexit & UK trade UK-EU negotiations

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.

Week ahead in EU trade: Council, TPC, Brexit, EU Parliament, Hong Kong
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Week ahead in EU trade: Council, TPC, Brexit, EU Parliament, Hong Kong

Expect plenty of post-Group of Seven summit articles in the aftermath of the two-day meeting that ended in the escalation of a clash over trade and US President Donald Trump’s refusal to endorse a communique. Closer to home, the focus will be on meetings of the Council, the Trade Policy …

EU tells business to shun UK suppliers for FTA-related exports after March
UK WTO & 3rd countries UK-EU negotiations

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
UK WTO & 3rd countries UK-EU negotiations

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 …

Comment: For Sweden, EEA is least risky post-Brexit option
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Comment: For Sweden, EEA is least risky post-Brexit option

Britain’s exit from the European Union will have a negative effect on EU member states’ opportunities to trade with the UK. This is why damage control will be of paramount importance, say Anna Stellinger and Oscar Wåglund Söderström of Sweden’s National Board of Trade. From a Swedish perspective, the best solution would …

Week ahead in EU trade: Mercosur, US duties, aluminium, G-7, Brexit, UNCTAD
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Week ahead in EU trade: Mercosur, US duties, aluminium, G-7, Brexit, UNCTAD

There’s only one big event on the Brussels trade agenda this week – another negotiating round with Mercosur – but that doesn’t mean the coming days will be quiet. Between the start of US tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the EU’s decision to respond with a World Trade Organization …