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Week in Brussels – Japan first, Mercosur politics, investment screening

In Brussels, there is a lot of movement behind the scenes to try and finalise trade agreements with Mexico, Mercosur and Japan. Investment screening is climbing the policy priority list.   The EU lost a case in the World Trade Organization against Indonesia over dumping duties it applies against palm …

2018 in EU trade: the year in preview
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2018 in EU trade: the year in preview

Happy New Year, dear subscribers!   The year 2018 will offer a very narrow window of opportunity to bring key EU trade policy files forward. On the EU’s plate this year: finalise trade negotiations with Mexico and Mercosur, get key trade agreements with Singapore, Vietnam and Japan through the European …

Week ahead in EU trade: WTO ministerial, digital trade and China investment
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Week ahead in EU trade: WTO ministerial, digital trade and China investment

All eyes are on the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires this week. But there are other issues on the table back in Europe: digital and EU-China investment negotiations.   All eyes on Buenos Aires   There is little hope for a major concrete deliverable at the four-day …

A week in Brussels: Japan, Brexit compromise, WTO, Mercosur
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A week in Brussels: Japan, Brexit compromise, WTO, Mercosur

It’s been an eventful week in Brussels.   EU-Japan FTA – on track   The EU and Japan finalised their free trade agreement negotiations this morning. The full text of the deal will be available in a few days.   These FTA negotiations were politically concluded this summer. Negotiators worked …

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In brief: Mercosur update

The EU and Mercosur have exchanged what they term their ‘final offers’ on market access as part of efforts to bring their almost two-decade-old talks to a close in the coming weeks.   The offers exchanged yesterday cover tariffs and quotas for goods as well as services and procurement. The EU, …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods
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Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods

This week could seal the fate of quite a few EU trade policy files: the overhaul of the EU’s dumping regulation, the EU Mercosur trade deal and the Brexit talks.   TDI reform agreement?   Expectations are high that the EU will announce a deal tomorrow on the overhaul of  …

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC
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A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC

This week’s trade highlights of the week have been: Latin America, the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, trade defence and the EU’s multilateral investment court plans.   Deal or no deal in Mercosur, that is the question   The EU has been negotiating hard with both Mercosur and Mexico this week …

Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, Mercosur, steel forum, Africa summit, WTO
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Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, Mercosur, steel forum, Africa summit, WTO

This is a big week for EU trade negotiators, who will be putting their collective noses to the grindstone as they work toward a year-end goal to clinch agreements with Mexico and Mercosur. Momentum is building for the parties to be able to announce at the World Trade Organization’s December …