WTO & Plurilaterals

Digital WTO & Plurilaterals

European Parliament preparing for ITA2 ratification and endorsement of ‘Trade for All’ strategy

The European Parliament’s trade committee will be extremely busy this week. In its coming session on Wednesday and Thursday, it will meet with Cecilia Malmström, with Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, with Ecuador’s trade minister, among others. The committee is also preparing for two important steps: the ratification of the …

TiSA

Global Services Coalition calls for sustained effort on TiSA as talks see progress in Geneva

The 23 countries negotiating the Trade in Services Agreement have reportedly had a productive week so far, as talks will continue into Saturday (16 April). This week has been dedicated to consolidating horizontal texts on regulation and transparency in licensing procedures. Negotiators are advancing in telecommunications, financial services, e-commerce, and …

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 …