Five years after the Maidan revolution, the ‘deep and comprehensive’ free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine is turning out to be an important vehicle in the Eastern European country’s gradual economic decoupling from Russia. It is also buttressing the country’s slow but steady reform path.
The United Kingdom is putting a lot of faith in its membership of one multinational organisation — the World Trade Organization — as a way of mitigating some of the problems associated with its imminent departure from another (the European Union). But might that faith be misplaced?
The international trade committee of the European Parliament will be led by experienced MEPs with a stake in continuity in current European Union trade policy. Even if the Green group is not in the management this term, the signs are that advocates of a stronger focus on labour, and in …
One hundred WTO members aired concerns about the European Union’s ongoing drive to heavily restrict, if not ban, pesticide use in agriculture at a meeting in Geneva today (9 July).
While the EU awaits the verdict of the WTO arbitrator sometime this month that will set the levels of duties the United States may levy on imports from Europe, its trade policy machinery continues churning on.
It’s getting ever clearer: the EU is planning to rely increasingly on its bilateral free trade agreements to settle trade disputes with its partners. It is now actively testing the ground.
Former Appellate Body member Peter Van den Bossche in conversation with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer on the WTO crisis, the slow death of the Appellate Body and aircraft subsidy cases.
There will plenty of new faces in the new international trade committee in the European Parliament, whose configuration was agreed late last night in Strasbourg.
The UK has not yet been able to secure a ‘rollover’ of the EU-Canada free trade agreement to apply to Britain after it leaves the EU – and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is blaming the UK Parliament for sending out ‘mixed signals’ to its trading partners on the likelihood …
The Mercosur agreement is not the most interesting or ambitious trade deal the EU has ever signed. It reflects our times and the EU’s wish to show the world and the United States it is defending its interests, comments Iana Dreyer.