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Week in Brussels: Turkey pharma case, Africa, Biodiversity
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Week in Brussels: Turkey pharma case, Africa, Biodiversity

Turkey pharma case in WTO The European Commission published this week its first legal submission in a dispute it filed against Turkey last year at the World Trade Organization concerning the EU’s neighbour’s restrictive policies in the area of pharmaceuticals. The case ‘Certain Measures concerning the Production, Importation and Marketing …

Blog: Dispute settlement update – South Africa, Spanish olives, Appellate Body, Boeing
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Blog: Dispute settlement update – South Africa, Spanish olives, Appellate Body, Boeing

EU-South Africa frozen chicken dispute notched up one level further After 18 months of consultations the EU decided to request a formal panel in its long-standing dispute with the Southern African Developing Community over the latter’s safeguard on imports of frozen bone-in chicken. The EU criticises the data and the …

EU exports of GI food products booming – but is its trade policy helping?
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EU exports of GI food products booming – but is its trade policy helping?

The European Union has boosted its exports of food and drink products with protected geographical indications by 62% over the last seven years, according to a new European Commission report. The study sheds some interesting light on the political and commercial drivers behind the EU’s controversial policies on GIs and …