The WTO’s efforts to reach a multilateral agreement on controlling subsidies to the fisheries sector could be given a significant boost in July, as negotiators target the submission of a first set of unified draft texts.
Author: Chris Horseman
The European Commission is trumpeting what it sees as another success of its engage-and-disarm strategy against the administration of US President Trump, with the resolution of a dispute over an EU quota for hormone-free beef.
What are the prospects of finding trade facilitation solutions which will unblock the current political logjam over the Irish border – the most intractable of all the dilemmas facing the UK (and, in this case, also Ireland), as the Brexit saga rumbles on?
The EU and New Zealand are forging ahead with negotiations on a new free trade agreement, with tangible progress being reported in nearly all areas following the latest round of official-level negotiations.
The United Kingdom’s quest to deliver continuity in its trade relations with non-EU countries post-Brexit has been given a significant boost with conclusion on ‘rollover’ negotiations with Korea.
A Danish cheese is at the centre of the latest international controversy over EU policy on Geographical Indications. A European Commission committee has cleared the way for ‘Havarti’ – a semi-soft Danish cow’s milk cheese – to be recognised as a Protected Geographical Indication, joining almost 3,400 other regional products …
A cross-sector coalition of agricultural industry groups has launched a new body dedicated to protecting European agricultural markets by focusing mainly on concerns over production standards in exporting countries. The Alliance for the Defence of European Agriculture – ADEA – was created in Brussels late last week, bringing together farm …
A UK manufacturing industry group has written to prime minister Theresa May expressing exasperation at what it sees as a mismatch between MPs’ views on trade policy and industry’s aspirations. The letter, by the British Ceramic Confederation, attacks what it calls a ‘disingenuous’ attempt by a group of MPs to …
Hopes for any decisive breakthrough this week in the negotiations for a free trade deal between the EU and Mercosur look set to be thwarted — despite positive noises emanating from Brazilian sources in particular.
The United Kingdom’s musings about the desirability of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership post-Brexit could be rendered academic – because the 11 CPTPP countries may decide not to invite the UK to join, according to a leading trade analyst.