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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard
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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard

The European Union is revising for a second time its steel import safeguard which it formally introduced in February 2019. Turkey is now potentially complicating the process. Imports of steel from across the world were restricted following the United States’ decision to introduce high tariffs on steel imports on national …

What you need to know: A potential US exit from the Government Procurement Agreement
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What you need to know: A potential US exit from the Government Procurement Agreement

The WTO’s General Council meets this week. It will hear US gripes about the world trade body and receive proposals to improve it. One of the ‘solutions’ Washington has envisaged for itself is to withdraw from the institution’s Government Procurement Agreement. What would this mean in practice?

EU Australia FTA: data privacy, beef quotas latest flashpoints in negotiations
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EU Australia FTA: data privacy, beef quotas latest flashpoints in negotiations

There are ‘dark clouds’ hanging over the current free trade negotiations between the EU and Australia, with data flows and beef quotas currently ranking as probably the two most difficult issues to resolve, according to Brussels insiders. Services offers A sixth round of negotiations between the two sides was held …