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The ECJ concluded that CETA contains sufficient safeguards to ensure the independence of the judges of the CETA tribunals
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ECJ green light to CETA investment court gives EU free rein on global stage

On Tuesday (April 30), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its long-awaited opinion on the question raised by Belgium whether the investment court system (ICS), which encompasses a tribunal and appellate tribunal, is compatible with EU law. The approval of the ECJ not only removes the remaining obstacle for …

China is viewed as an area of concern given its rise to pre-eminence as a 'trading powerhouse'
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EU trade policy must rise to US-China challenge, says BusinessEurope

Europe needs to adapt its trade policy to adjust to challenges from a more nationalistic US and a more assertive China, according to the EU’s leading business lobby. In the context of a changing global trade environment, with the WTO’s rules-based system coming increasingly under threat, and with trade policy …

Europe-Asia Interlink launch event
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Europe-Asia Interlink launch event

‘Europe-China Trade and Investment: Converting Challenges into Cooperation?’   Borderlex is media partner of the following event   The Europe-Asia Interlink—a new initiative based in Brussels—is dedicated to open, informed debates, and independent, balanced research on EU economic and political relations with Asian partners such as China, Japan, Korea, India, …

The US introduced steel import restrictions on national security grounds in 2018
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Steel: EU to stop duplication of safeguard and anti-dumping duties, faces new Russian WTO complaint

The European Union’s safeguard on imports of steel enacted earlier this year has made many EU trading partners and large chunks of Europe’s manufacturing industry unhappy. The import restrictions were enacted to avoid the steel industry taking an unnecessary hit from the global trade frictions triggered after the United States …

The EU and Tunisia have many tough nuts to crack to before clinching an agreement
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Week Ahead in EU trade: EU-US gas trade, CETA investment court, Tunisia

One gets many ‘Out of Office’ messages these days: between Easter and the many coming holidays in May, including this week’s May Day, a large number of people take time off from work. Yet the policy churn continues. Below are the three main items to watch in EU trade this …

Brussels summit: EU and Japan to work on cyber, e-commerce and multilateralism
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Brussels summit: EU and Japan to work on cyber, e-commerce and multilateralism

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed his country’s commitment to multilateralism during a summit with European Union leaders ahead of a visit to Washington on Friday. He is also enlisting the EU in his government’s new digital initiatives. Japan is chairing the G20 this year – and is enrolling Europeans …

Cecilia Malmstrom, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, with Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister, and Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
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EU FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand – state of play report

The EU’s Free Trade Agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand are now fully engaged, almost a year after their official launch. The ‘mood music’ in the negotiations is positive, with all three parties consistently emphasising the desirability of an FTA, and how closely aligned the countries already are in …