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It’s a huge undertaking for a developing country to abide by the rules of GDPR
Digital Latest news UK WTO & 3rd countries UK-EU negotiations

Could developing country projects shield UK tech firms from impact of Brexit?

The United Kingdom’s tech businesses could find a niche role in helping developing countries to ‘climb the cliff-edge’ of dealing with data protection rules and allowing them to participate more fully in the global digital economy. But although developing such business could be a ‘win-win’ from both a commercial and …

All proposals agree that the Appellate Body should regularly meet the entire WTO membership to discuss cases
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Key WTO members converge on idea of circumscribing Appellate Body role

The mediation process over the crisis of appointments of departing members of World Trade Organization Appellate Body members initiated last February by New Zealand’s veteran trade diplomat David Walker has visibly channelled discussions over the most divisive issue currently in the WTO onto a path of constructive proposals. On Tuesday …

Europe’s automobile industry is being challenged by firms such as Tesla
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Week in Brussels: How the EU battery alliance already permeates EU trade policy

On Thursday (2 May) Germany’s Peter Altmaier, France’s Bruno Le Maire and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic formally launched the European Battery Alliance in Paris. The plan has been in the works in Brussels for almost two years and is the new face of European industrial policy. The aim …

US LNG ships have made an appearance in some EU terminals but barely make a mark on EU import stats
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United States eases LNG shipping restraints in view of Europe sales

It’s a case of three interests coming together in the United States: geopolitics, mercantile endeavours and Trumpian electioneering. This time around, the EU had it relatively easy in prompting a significant shift in US domestic regulation. When the European Union and the United States were negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and …