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A week in Brussels: EU US, China regulations, Swiss vs Lux steel, Mercosur
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A week in Brussels: EU US, China regulations, Swiss vs Lux steel, Mercosur

It’s been an intense week on the Brexit front as European Union free trade agreements start being rolled over and gradually transformed by exiting Britain, and ‘No Deal’ Brexit is keeping EU agribusiness awake at night.  Loads in our Brexit section here. Transatlantic, Vietnam and the EU’s own sneaky protections …

Week in Brussels: US trade deal mandate update, Cambodia, Japan, olives
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Week in Brussels: US trade deal mandate update, Cambodia, Japan, olives

This week was all about transatlantic trade, biodiesel (here and here), the CETA investment court,  Brexit preparedness and UK FTA rollovers. Below other important news. EU-Japan FTA comes into force Business and governments in the EU and Japan are cheering. The largest-ever trade agreement so far came into force today. Here, our …

Commission decision on US soy comes in handy for biodiesel producers
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Commission decision on US soy comes in handy for biodiesel producers

The ongoing trade ‘negotiations’ between the European Union and the United States are a good opportunity to try to resolve old gripes that the US holds against the EU’s import regime. One of the irritants the European Commission has tried to defuse under the shadow of a US threat to …

Week in Brussels: Vietnam FTA, Korea labour dispute, Indonesia FTA update
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Week in Brussels: Vietnam FTA, Korea labour dispute, Indonesia FTA update

It’s been an intense week! The EU was involved in the launch of plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce (Jennifer will have more) in Switzerland. That will be a boost to the World Trade Organization. Southeast Asia also featured highly on the agenda as a ministerial meeting was held this week amid rows …