EU FTAs & bilateral ties


In the news

CETA: EU Canada talks over potential amendments to CETAs investment chapter are “in limbo”; Canada’s Global and Mail reports. Read: both sides are waiting to see how next week’s TTIP negotiations over the EU’s plans to introduce an investment court go before speeding ahead.

China Trade defence

Satire: China market economy status protests in Brussels as socialists chide China for being socialist and European free traders welcome more trade protection

The China market economy status debate in Europe is interesting to observe: workers have joined forces with the capitalists to protest against granting China market economy status in order to have the right to perpetuate a long-ingrained trade practice of not letting capitalist free trade and competition prevail in EU …

EU-EEU ties a matter of when, not if
Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU-EEU ties a matter of when, not if

Relations between Brussels and Moscow reached a new low over the fiasco of trilateral negotiations over the implementation of Ukraine’s new free trade and association deal with the EU in late 2015. Yet despite appearances, the establishment of diplomatic ties between the EU and the Russian-championed Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) …

China Trade defence

China antidumping update

Commissioner Malmström has written a letter to Beijing asking it to act against overcapacity in its steel industry. Meanwhile the latest antidumping measures involving Chinese products revealed this week include:   A new expiry review on a 2009 anti-dumping measures on okoumé plywood – in the meantime the duties remain …