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Week in Brussels: Airbus tariff costs and duration, Paneuromed ROO reform
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Week in Brussels: Airbus tariff costs and duration, Paneuromed ROO reform

It’s been a horrible week for trade aficionados. The US said no to proposed WTO Appellate Body reforms, US tariffs on EU exports are kicking in, and one had to follow the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement negotiations. The final Brexit deal implies customs contortions in Northern Ireland which many policy wonks …

UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit
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UK plans unilateral preference extensions for African countries under ‘no deal’ Brexit

John Alty, a Department for International Trade senior official, announced that the British government would shortly adopt “transitional measures” to secure preferential access to the United Kingdom’s market for Kenya, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon in the event of a no-deal Brexit. These are countries with which the UK has …

UK trade secretary Liz Truss sets out long term trade goals in first Commons appearance
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UK trade secretary Liz Truss sets out long term trade goals in first Commons appearance

The United Kingdom is to launch a public consultation as from January next year on its longer-term trade strategy, international trade secretary Liz Truss announced today. The consultation will focus not just on future strategy relating to free trade agreements with the United States and other trading partners but would …

Facilitator sends reform package for WTO appeal mechanism to members for decision
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Facilitator sends reform package for WTO appeal mechanism to members for decision

The General Council of the World Trade Organization had an extensive discussion of reform proposals for the institutions’ Appellate Body put together by David Walker, New Zealand’s envoy to the institution in Geneva. The ball is now in the camp of the members to take further decisions in the coming …

Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA
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Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA

Airbus, transatlantic This week in European Union trade politics will be dominated yet again by ‘Airbus tariffs’ and the general state of transatlantic trade relations. Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization is set to authorise retaliation by the United States after it won its case against …