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EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved
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EU-UK talks: Largest EU business association wants supply chains preserved

The European Union’s largest business umbrella group released its position paper on the coming negotiations with the United Kingdom on their future economic relationship this week. The move comes only days after the European Commission released a draft mandate for member states to sign off ahead of formal negotiations due …

An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?
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An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?

Trade sniping out of Washington just doesn’t seem to be ending. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the White House was mulling pulling out of the Government Procurement Agreement, a preferential accord among a subset of mostly rich-country members of the World Trade Organization. China and Russia are in the process of …

WTO Investment Facilitation talks – what they are all about
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WTO Investment Facilitation talks – what they are all about

More than 70 WTO Members will spend the next five months trying to negotiate new rules on how governments regulate investment and treat investors in their countries as part of the ‘Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation’. The rules they aim to agree primarily focus on predictability, transparency, simplicity and equity …