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A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs
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A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs

This week’s top stories: Britain and services in the WTO, a big bazooka in the WTO’s dispute settlement body, a Japan deal at risk of falling victim to German and other social-democratic political decline, member states wrangling over rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia. But also these stories here: Top …

Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?
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Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?

EU governments are split in the face of proposals by the European Commission to reapply import protections on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar following an import surge from these countries.  The two Asian countries, which qualify as least-developed countries, benefit from duty-free imports of rice under the EU’s General System …

Beyond Brussels: WTO paints bleak trade outlook ahead of G20 summit
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Beyond Brussels: WTO paints bleak trade outlook ahead of G20 summit

It comes as little surprise that the World Trade Organization expects global merchandise trade to continue decelerating in the coming months – but it’s bad news, nonetheless. Mounting trade tensions, tighter credit conditions in key markets and waning business confidence have caused export orders to fall, the WTO said in …

Commentary: Italian populists are falling into line with EU on trade
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Commentary: Italian populists are falling into line with EU on trade

Early fears that Italy’s populist government would block the EU’s trade agreement with Canada have proven unwarranted. Despite Trump-style rhetoric and ‘Italy first’ approaches, the populist government in Rome seems to have fallen in line with other EU governments on trade since taking power six months ago. The government is split …