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Week in Brussels: Trump trouble, Korea labour dispute, Turkey, palm oil fight
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Week in Brussels: Trump trouble, Korea labour dispute, Turkey, palm oil fight

It’s been an eventful week, with the EU coming up with new initiatives vis-a-vis China, the European Parliament voting down the EU’s United States trade strategy, a beef deal with Washington, and negotiations going on with Indonesia and Mercosur to try and achieve a free trade agreement with them. In …

China strategy paper: Commission vows to step up ‘reciprocity’ demands, security measures
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China strategy paper: Commission vows to step up ‘reciprocity’ demands, security measures

Ahead of the European Council next week and an EU-China summit in early April, the European Commission formally tabled a series of actions that make policy vis-à-vis Beijing “more realistic, assertive and multi-faceted”. The new commission communication entitled EU China – A Strategic Outlook says that  “there is a growing …

A week in Brussels: EU would accept steel quota, Korea FTA, women in trade
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A week in Brussels: EU would accept steel quota, Korea FTA, women in trade

It’s been a week heavy on Brexit-related trade news and transatlantic. Over at the WTO e-commerce negotiations officially started on Wednesday (separate article in a couple of hours). Doing something useful for yourself for and women in trade It’s international women’s day today. So this is a good moment to …

Palm oil growers mull WTO action on EU RED II
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Palm oil growers mull WTO action on EU RED II

Palm oil growers have signalled they could take the European Union to the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body over its new biofuels regulation. The EU is preparing a definitive version of a ‘delegated act’ pertaining to its new Renewable Energy Directive that sets the environmental criteria required for biofuels …

Week in Brussels: Brazil retaliates, New Zealand, FTAs, Myanmar
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Week in Brussels: Brazil retaliates, New Zealand, FTAs, Myanmar

This week’s special focus has been transatlantic trade negotiations (here and here) and Brexit-related British trade policy (here, here, here). But we also got an update on EU Taiwan relations. Below other noteworthy news or updates. Brazil retaliates against EU steel safeguards We are facing another episode in the global steel trade …