Good afternoon, an overview of interesting trade policy developments in Brussels this week. 35% of EU exports to be covered by trade agreements in 2024 and other strategic objectives The European Commission’s trade directorate released its 2020 ‘Strategic Plan’ this week. The document spells out how the body will approach …
The European Commission released a new strategy paper that sums up its approach to seeking greater resilience for the European Union during health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade is a major area of intervention.
It’s been quite a journey within the European Commission. Today’s final version of the EU’s long-awaited Data Governance Act organises the EU’s ‘data economy’, setting rules on how personal and other sensitive data are shared and handled across the single market. The aim is both to stimulate data sharing and …
Key meetings and developments to watch out for in EU, UK trade and at the WTO. By Sarah Anne Aarup, Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.
This has been quite the packed week in EU trade. Here some more. By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer.
Covid-19 has disrupted the African Continental Free Trade Agreement launch and negotiations, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga said during a webinar by Friends of Europe on Thursday (19 November). African Union leaders are also calling for better alignment between the new continental trading zone and bilateral …
A series of papers published by the think tank Europe Jacques Delors puts forward proposals that aim to strengthen environmental protection within an open international trading system. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer exchanged views with one of the papers’ co-authors Geneviève Pons.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, alongside the CPTPP, is a powerful counterexample to ongoing global decline in rules-based trade. If these agreements deliver what they promise, its members, including China, will gain more economic and political influence across the world, writes Nikos Lavranos.
A news roundup of Britain’s ever-intensifying trade and investment policy and diplomacy by Chris Horseman.
Borderlex spoke to Susan Danger, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, on what EU-United States trade relations might look like under president-elect Joe Biden’s future administration.