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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 …

US reset  with EU doesn’t remove auto tariff or Airbus WTO retaliation threat
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US reset with EU doesn’t remove auto tariff or Airbus WTO retaliation threat

US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland in meetings with European Commission officials in October 2018. Credit: EC.The United States administration is making significant diplomatic efforts to bring crisis-ridden transatlantic relations onto a better footing. On Tuesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met nominee to head the European Commission Ursula …

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 …

The White House considers imports of autos and auto parts as a potential national security threat
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US auto tariff threat: Malmström announces retaliation on €35bn worth of trade

Speaking to the newly-established international trade committee in the European Parliament today (23 July), the EU’s outgoing trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said the body was ready to retaliate with tariffs against imports from the United States should Washington go ahead with introducing tariffs on EU autos after an end of …