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EU FTA roundup – Negotiations, ratifications, mandates

EU free trade negotiations, ratifications  and mandate releases have been on the slow lane recently compared to other trade policy files, as President Donald Trump and Brexit grab headlines and policymakers’ attention. Here’s an overview of where we are on the various files.   Mercosur   EU-Mercosur FTA negotiations are …

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EU-Mexico negotiations stall

Mexican and EU negotiators are not closing in on a deal to modernise their almost two-decade-old Global Agreement.   Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan, who had held off a final decision to travel to Mexico City until today to meet the negotiators and broker sensitive compromises, …

Week ahead in EU trade: Brexit, Mexico, Mercosur, Georgia
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Week ahead in EU trade: Brexit, Mexico, Mercosur, Georgia

News could be coming out of Brussels this week about the bloc’s efforts to wrap up trade deals with Mexico and Mercosur. Some progress has been reported recently, though it’s far from certain that speculation both agreements could be completed in the coming weeks is accurate.   Brexit: crunch time …

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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 …