EU trade policy

EU trade policy

Trade MEPs to examine Trade For All Strategy – focus on human rights, environment

On Wednesday, INTA will plough through the approximately four hundred amendments to the motion for a resolution under preparation on the EU’s November 2015 trade strategy Trade for All. The report entitled “A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment”, drafted by Tiziana Beghin (GUE/NL, IT) broadly …

EU trade policy Germany

Member states open to reforming ‘lesser duty’ rule in antidumping – Gold to be in list of ‘conflict minerals’ regulation

Today’s long-awaited Foreign Affairs Council meeting resulted in signs of compromise of member states on a planned so-called ‘conflict minerals’ regulation and on reforming trade defence instruments.   Key take-aways from the meeting:   ·         CETA   A text will be submitted to the Council for ratification in June. The …

EU trade policy LatAm & Caribbean Mercosur

In brief: De Gucht takes job at Arcelor Mittal; Commission expected not to table beef and ethanol in tariff offer exchange with Mercosur next week

Today is a relatively quiet day on the trade front in Europe as the catholic parts of Europe are having a holiday and nothing is going on in Brussels. Two bits of news for today:   L’Echo, the Belgian French-language newspaper, reports that former EU trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht, …