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Beyond Brussels: G20 eyes bland trade consensus as US, China seek reset
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Beyond Brussels: G20 eyes bland trade consensus as US, China seek reset

Trade ministers from the world’s top 20 economies will gather today in the coastal Argentine town of Mar del Plata to discuss issues such as e-commerce and inclusive global value chains in the agricultural sector. But there can be little doubt that the $500 billion firestorm brewing between the US …

Malmström and Lighthizer aim for regulatory “early harvest”
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Malmström and Lighthizer aim for regulatory “early harvest”

Robert Lighthizer and Cecilia Malmström qualified their first formal meeting following the July Trump-Juncker trade truce as “constructive”. The two sides are trying to firm up the contours of a trade ‘deal’ to counter a potential descent into tit-for-tat tariff escalation after the United States imposed duties on steel and aluminium …

A week in Brussels: Mercosur, dairy, sustainable development chapters
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A week in Brussels: Mercosur, dairy, sustainable development chapters

It’s been an intense week on transatlantic trade and Brexit trade front. Below, other interesting bits of news in EU trade. EU-Mercosur focus A lot of noise, little extra substance on EU-Mercosur free trade talks this week. Next week, European negotiators will fly to South America for a 36th round …

INTA committee meeting. Exchange of views with Cecilia MALMSTROM, Member of the EC in charge of Trade.
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Trade truce with White House raises hackles at EU Parliament

After Cecilia Malmström briefed MEPs on the July meeting between US President Donald Trump and the European Commission’s chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Parliament made clear that it wanted a say in the negotiation process that is now unfolding. The two sides are setting up an ‘executive working group’ that …