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EU tears down trade barriers as Russia and China erect them
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EU tears down trade barriers as Russia and China erect them

European companies exported an additional €4.8 billion in goods and services last year thanks to the removal of a record number of trade barriers, the European Commission says. But EU exporters noted a dramatic increase in protectionism in 2017, as trade partners including China, Russia and South Africa created more …

Week ahead in EU trade: WTO reform, Brexit, GPA
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Week ahead in EU trade: WTO reform, Brexit, GPA

The calendar is a bit thin this week, though some news could come out of the two-day European Council meeting about WTO reform and Brexit. And it’s anyone’s guess what we might expect from the US and its unpredictable leader after China’s central bank said yesterday that it would unlock …

INTA hearing:  Evaluation of this Commission's term with regards to trade  policy: Pros and Cons
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Commission paints bleak picture of EU-US trade relations

A top European Commission trade official painted a bleak picture of transatlantic relations to a European Parliament committee today, saying US import duties on steel and aluminium as well as possible tariffs on foreign cars and car parts are “clearly detrimental” and potentially catastrophic for world trade.   The outlook …