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German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda
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German presidency and trade: strong emphasis on sovereignty issues and bilateral trade agenda

The German government officially released its fifteen-page work programme for the coming six months as it prepares to take over the rotating European Union presidency. To say the least Germany’s presidency comes at a very critical time for the EU. Berlin’s text largely aligns with the EU’s general direction of …

Week Ahead: German presidency, no Boeing ruling yet, China, DSB, e-commerce, steel safeguard
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Week Ahead: German presidency, no Boeing ruling yet, China, DSB, e-commerce, steel safeguard

Germany takes over rotating EU presidency On Wednesday, Germany is taking over the presidency of the European Union for a period of six months. Its full six-month programme for the period starting in July 2021 will be released on Tuesday. But an 18-month ‘trio’ programme put together with Portugal and …

Commission mulls new measures to respond to Section 301-style unilateral trade actions
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Commission mulls new measures to respond to Section 301-style unilateral trade actions

The European Commission clearly fears the European Parliament could sabotage its attempt at getting an amended so-called ‘enforcement regulation’ up and running quickly. The EU wants to upgrade its legal arsenal to be able to respond to situations where a country blocks legal proceedings in the World Trade Organization’s Appellate …

WTO corner: Trade data, WTO DG nominations, investment facilitation, e-commerce, Africa
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WTO corner: Trade data, WTO DG nominations, investment facilitation, e-commerce, Africa

COVID-19 trade collapse “could have been worse” says WTO’s Azevêdo The WTO released fresh data on global trade flows during the pandemic. Initial estimates for the second quarter, when the virus and associated lockdown measures affected a large share of the global population, indicate a year‑on‑year drop of around 18.5%,” …