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WTO Corner: G20 trade meet, EU organic farming, Macao joins MPIA
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WTO Corner: G20 trade meet, EU organic farming, Macao joins MPIA

It’s another busy week in World Trade Organization affairs. Today, a second round of ‘confessionals’ begins. It will lead to the de-selection of three further candidates to the post of director-general. Last week three candidates were de-selected from an original list of eight. Below, a selection of other notable WTO-related …

Conference TTIP and beyond: Trade in global and local politics
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Redonnet spells out EU Commission’s new trade enforcement agenda

The European Commission’s first-ever Chief Trade Enforcement Officer Denis Redonnet appeared in his brand new role today, 24 September, in front of the European Parliament’s international trade committee to explain how he envisions his new role. Redonnet, a Frenchman who previously oversaw World Trade Organization and wider strategy issues at …

EU dual-use export control regime overhaul makes headway
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EU dual-use export control regime overhaul makes headway

European institutions hope they can soon finalise long drawn-out negotiations to expand the scope of the European Union’s 2009 dual-use item export control regulation to cover cyber-surveillance and human rights abuses. The latest version of the regulation foresees room to introduce restrictions on exports in emerging technologies.

Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table
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Steel, WTO leader selection, Mercosur at trade minister’s table

Protecting the steel industry, what to do with the EU Mercosur trade pact and finding common ground in the WTO director-general selection process were among the main topics discussed by trade ministers in Berlin today at an informal meeting hosted by the German presidency of the Council.