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Brexit Notes: Transatlantic trigonometry post-Brexit
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Brexit Notes: Transatlantic trigonometry post-Brexit

Despite their prime importance for Europe, Britain and the United States, there’s been little deep thinking about the future of transatlantic relations post-Brexit, both at the geostrategic level and at the more mundane economic level. But that is bound to change.  In Britain, the focus after the 2016 referendum has mainly …

2019 will be about defining a new role for global rules in EU trade
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2019 will be about defining a new role for global rules in EU trade

The overarching question shaping European trade policy outcomes this year will be: what role for international trade and investment law for global business and the work of trade diplomats? This issue will be central in the four major files with which European trade policy will grapple: the future of the …

Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement
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Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement

The first full working week of the new year will see the EU focus on World Trade Organization issues. Trilateral US Japan EU Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström will be in Washington tomorrow to meet her US and Japanese counterparts and discuss topics of joint interest in relation to WTO rules …

A week in Brussels: Korea labour, antiques trade, UK in transit convention
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A week in Brussels: Korea labour, antiques trade, UK in transit convention

It’s mainly been a WTO-intensive week for the EU with a revised intellectual property dispute filed against China, and the US having yet another gripe about the Appellate Body. London clinched a short bye-bye deal with Norway, Iceland and Liecthenstein, while the country is realising little is actually in place in …