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Russia requests establishment of panel on EU antidumping measures

Russia has requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel to settle a dispute it launched in 2015 on antidumping measures in the EU concerning fertilisers and metals products (background here).   At stake are the EU’s so-called cost-adjustment methodologies, which have been rebuffed by the WTO in a …

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TDI, TTIP – next milestones

On Friday (11 November 2016) member states have come close to clinching a compromise over the reform of trade defence instruments in the EU, namely on the highly controversial issue of whether to remove the so-called lesser duty rule. The final shape of the compromise has started appearing in a Council …

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The week ahead in EU trade policy

This week (19-23 September) will not only be packed, but also decisive for EU trade policy.   Today Monday (19 September), Germany’s social democratic party, Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner, is deciding whether it wants to back the Canadian trade agreement negotiated by the EU, CETA.  The deal now needs to be …