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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA
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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA

It’s been an eventful week on trade – with a deepening WTO crisis, some movement on agriculture, continued uncertainty over the EU Vietnam FTA ratification…. New low in WTO and transatlantic trade relations This week has provided fodder for around-the-clock quotation-chasing media as developments shifted by the day, if not …

US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans
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US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans

United States aims to ‘reset’ transatlantic trade relations ring hollow. The US is moving ahead with further import duties on EU products. It is not interested in an OECD agreement on digital taxation. And it has definitely pulled the plug on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body. The EU for …

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In brief: WTO panel largely rebuffs EU compliance claims in Airbus case

The European Union was largely rebuffed in a second compliance report it requested regarding subsidies to Airbus today at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. US tariffs introduced against the EU in retaliation for these subsidies are already in place. These tariffs were authorised in October by a WTO arbitrator …

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INTA approval of US beef quota saves fire for future market fights with South America, Oceania

MEPs on the European Parliament’s international trade committee have declined to pick a fight with the European Commission over the reallocation of the hormone-free beef quota to benefit the United States, voting instead to approve the negotiated settlement – and save their fire for the upcoming debates about increased imports …

Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class
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Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class

All good things happen on a Friday afternoon when everyone wants to head off into the week-end: the EU just released its offer to the United States towards the conformity assessment agreement they are currently negotiating. If you were wondering what to read over the week-end, here it is! High …

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FAC Trade roundup – Appellate Body, China, responsible business conduct

It was a low-key gathering of trade ministers in chilly Brussels today. A good moment to gauge the ‘temperature’ on all things trade amongst EU governments. Today should have been the inaugural ministerial gathering for Phil Hogan, the nominated successor to Cecilia Malmström, who led the EU trade portfolio during …