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Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal
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Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal

Liberal use of transition clauses has been key to enabling a trade and food-and-drink name deal between EU and Mercosur. This is what our analysis of the final list of protected Geographical Indications reveals. The agreement also breaks new ground by offering protection for South American non-agricultural crafts. The GI text  was …

Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder
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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder

Dear readers, this is the last Week in Brussels column before our summer recess. The next Week in Brussels column will appear on 30 August 2019. We will publish very sparingly over the next two weeks due to the general recess period in relevant European and international trade institutions. Here …

Week ahead in EU trade: G20 fallout, parliament leadership race, EU Australia
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Week ahead in EU trade: G20 fallout, parliament leadership race, EU Australia

It hasn’t been much of a weekend for European leaders. Nor for journalists. We’ve had: a handshake deal on the EU Mercosur free trade negotiations on Friday night with few details on its exact content, the signing of the EU Vietnam free trade agreement in Hanoi on Sunday (30 June), …

Donald Tusk, Shinzō Abe and Jean-Claude Juncker at G20
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EU and Mercosur dare hope for trade deal breakthrough in coming days

The European Union appears determined to make a major point about trade policy at the G20 summit in Osaka, which opened today (27 June) in Japan. Negotiations to conclude a trade pact with the South American bloc Mercosur are continuing after marathon meetings with ministers today. The signs are a …