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CJEU: Advocate General slams 2015 Morocco trade agreement ruling

The EU Council has increased its chances to win an appeal against a ruling by the General Court in December 2015 that invalidated a 2012 EU trade agreement with Morocco because it purportedly did not take into account human rights considerations in the territory of Western Sahara.   The Advocate General’s opinion released today …

ECJ Trade defence WTO disputes

Argentina biodiesel case strengthens WTO, ECJ jurisprudence obliging EU to take into account cost data provided by exporting companies

A long-awaited dispute settlement report of the WTO in a case brought by Argentina against antidumping measures imposed by the EU on biodiesel imports will likely oblige Brussels to make amendments to the measures in place. The EU is expected to lodge an appeal, and the European Biodiesel Board has …

ECJ EU FTAs & bilateral ties Turkey & Med

Morocco: Council to appeal Court of Justice ruling on trade deal, to request transition measures

The regular EU Morocco Association Council meeting held on 14 December 2015 in Brussels was overshadowed by the Court of Justice of the EU’s annulment a few days before of a 2012 preferential trade agreement on agricultural exports and on fisheries benefitting the North African kingdom.   The Court’s verdict …

ECJ EU FTAs & bilateral ties Turkey & Med

CJUE annuls commercial deal with Morocco because of it covers Western Saharan products

A Court of Justice of the EU ruling annulled a 2012 agreement between the EU and Morocco offering the latter preferential market access to the EU in agricultural goods and fisheries products on the grounds that it included the Western Saharan territory Morocco has claims on. Morocco’s claims are not …