Views on what should be included in the coming revamp of a trade ‘enforcement regulation’ tabled by the European Commission late last year are still wide apart.
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 …
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 …
Spokespeople for the largest political groups in the European Parliament’s international trade committee are signalling endorsement for the ‘lobster for lighters’ deal inked by former European Union trade commissioner Phil Hogan and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
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.
It’s three years since Canada and the European Union provisionally applied the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, aka CETA. Leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are taking stock of which parts of the deal work and which don’t. Meanwhile dark clouds loom over the deal’s definitive ratification in …
The hard work starts this week for trade negotiators from the United Kingdom and Australia, with the two sides embarking on a second round of talks on a bilateral free trade agreement.
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.
By Sarah Anne Aarup and Iana Dreyer, with input from Chris Horseman. We are looking to quite an intensive week in trade policy in Brussels, Geneva and London. A meeting of European Union trade ministers in Berlin with the incoming commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis will set the tone.
Geographical considerations trump trade diplomacy experience in choice of shortlist for DG post