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Beyond Brussels: Venezuelan WTO challenge is latest to touch national security issue
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Beyond Brussels: Venezuelan WTO challenge is latest to touch national security issue

Venezuela struck back this week against US sanctions targeting the government of President Nicolás Maduro, filing a World Trade Organization complaint that accuses Washington of imposing “coercive trade-restrictive measures on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the context of attempts to isolate Venezuela economically”. The dispute is the latest touching …

A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports
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A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports

This week has mainly been about everyone getting back to work. The EU’s top priority is the transatlantic relationship. Trade chief Cecilia Malmström, visiting Washington in the early days of January, signals just that. But were there actually any new developments this week on the planned trade deals? Not really, as …

Analysis: Even the EU cannot be fully consistent on investment protection in FTAs
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Analysis: Even the EU cannot be fully consistent on investment protection in FTAs

The EU’s international investment protection policies are not 100% consistent, Nikos Lavranos concludes after examining the relevant chapters of the bloc’s trade agreements with Vietnam and Singapore and CETA. The perceived inconsistency in existing bilateral investment agreements and the jurisprudence of international arbitral tribunals established under those BITs have been …

2019 will be about defining a new role for global rules in EU trade
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2019 will be about defining a new role for global rules in EU trade

The overarching question shaping European trade policy outcomes this year will be: what role for international trade and investment law for global business and the work of trade diplomats? This issue will be central in the four major files with which European trade policy will grapple: the future of the …

Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement
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Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement

The first full working week of the new year will see the EU focus on World Trade Organization issues. Trilateral US Japan EU Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström will be in Washington tomorrow to meet her US and Japanese counterparts and discuss topics of joint interest in relation to WTO rules …