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EU tears down trade barriers as Russia and China erect them
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EU tears down trade barriers as Russia and China erect them

European companies exported an additional €4.8 billion in goods and services last year thanks to the removal of a record number of trade barriers, the European Commission says. But EU exporters noted a dramatic increase in protectionism in 2017, as trade partners including China, Russia and South Africa created more …

Week ahead in EU trade: Council, TPC, Brexit, EU Parliament, Hong Kong
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Week ahead in EU trade: Council, TPC, Brexit, EU Parliament, Hong Kong

Expect plenty of post-Group of Seven summit articles in the aftermath of the two-day meeting that ended in the escalation of a clash over trade and US President Donald Trump’s refusal to endorse a communique. Closer to home, the focus will be on meetings of the Council, the Trade Policy …

WTO mostly sides with EU in appeal over Russian duties on vans
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WTO mostly sides with EU in appeal over Russian duties on vans

Russia has largely lost its appeal of a World Trade Organization ruling that faulted dumping duties on certain Italian and German light commercial vehicles. Today’s Appellate Body ruling means Moscow must remove the levies or face possible retaliation by the European Union.   The case marked the first time a …

A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach
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A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach

It’s been a packed week for trade in Brussels as everyone prepares to break for Christmas.   The trade talks with Mexico did not conclude successfully, and the European Commission is still wrangling over data flows in free trade agreements. The commission came up with a tough transition offer for …

A week in Brussels
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A week in Brussels

Welcome to a new weekly column ‘A week in Brussels’ with the highlights of the trade week in Brussels. I hope you enjoy it!   The trade week in Brussels ends with an understated Eastern Partnership summit. It brings together of a group of disparate countries traumatised by the Ukraine crisis …

Week ahead in EU trade – Mercosur, Council, Moldova, digital, Trump factor
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Week ahead in EU trade – Mercosur, Council, Moldova, digital, Trump factor

If last week was quiet in Brussels on trade, this week will be overloaded with trade policy meetings.   A new round of EU Mercosur free trade negotiations is taking place in Brasilia this week.   Mercosur will also be central to the agriculture and fisheries Council meeting held today …