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Week in Brussels: Strategic plan, lobster deal, EP on TPR, Australia, Mercosur

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 …

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AfCFTA leaders wary of fragmentation from bilateral EU EPAs, US deals  

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 …