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Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class
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Week in Brussels: Singapore services, Indonesia, trade opinion and the European urban middle class

All good things happen on a Friday afternoon when everyone wants to head off into the week-end: the EU just released its offer to the United States towards the conformity assessment agreement they are currently negotiating. If you were wondering what to read over the week-end, here it is! High …

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FAC Trade roundup – Appellate Body, China, responsible business conduct

It was a low-key gathering of trade ministers in chilly Brussels today. A good moment to gauge the ‘temperature’ on all things trade amongst EU governments. Today should have been the inaugural ministerial gathering for Phil Hogan, the nominated successor to Cecilia Malmström, who led the EU trade portfolio during …

Demands for compensation as Brexit TRQ splits starts to affect farm trade
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Demands for compensation as Brexit TRQ splits starts to affect farm trade

The shadow of Brexit is already hanging heavy over global trade in agricultural products, with WTO members once again this week queueing up to condemn the European Union and the United Kingdom for their proposed approach to splitting tariff rate quotas between the two sides after the United Kingdom leaves …

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 …