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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA
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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA

It’s been an eventful week on trade – with a deepening WTO crisis, some movement on agriculture, continued uncertainty over the EU Vietnam FTA ratification…. New low in WTO and transatlantic trade relations This week has provided fodder for around-the-clock quotation-chasing media as developments shifted by the day, if not …

US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans
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US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans

United States aims to ‘reset’ transatlantic trade relations ring hollow. The US is moving ahead with further import duties on EU products. It is not interested in an OECD agreement on digital taxation. And it has definitely pulled the plug on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body. The EU for …

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In brief: WTO panel largely rebuffs EU compliance claims in Airbus case

The European Union was largely rebuffed in a second compliance report it requested regarding subsidies to Airbus today at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. US tariffs introduced against the EU in retaliation for these subsidies are already in place. These tariffs were authorised in October by a WTO arbitrator …

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INTA approval of US beef quota saves fire for future market fights with South America, Oceania

MEPs on the European Parliament’s international trade committee have declined to pick a fight with the European Commission over the reallocation of the hormone-free beef quota to benefit the United States, voting instead to approve the negotiated settlement – and save their fire for the upcoming debates about increased imports …

MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota
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MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota

Members of the European Parliament are signalling they are ready to rubber-stamp the European Commission’s proposal to reallocate the EU’s duty-free tariff rate quota for high-quality beef in favour of the United States, in the interests of de-escalating the bloc’s current trade conflict with Washington. Following repeated assurances by the …

Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA
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Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA

Airbus, transatlantic This week in European Union trade politics will be dominated yet again by ‘Airbus tariffs’ and the general state of transatlantic trade relations. Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization is set to authorise retaliation by the United States after it won its case against …

Damages found by the WTO in the Boeing case are not as high as the Airbus case
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Perception of measured US Airbus tariffs shifts EU focus on settlement talks

The perception in Brussels is that the approach taken in the choice and level of tariffs by the US Trade Representative to hit the European Union following yesterday’s WTO arbitrator’s green light in the Airbus affair is relatively measured. Accordingly, the EU’s own response to the tariffs, too, is expected …