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Dual use export control plans revived as cyber climbs up EU priority list

The European Commission and the European Parliament Member states will be relieved that blockages in the Council over the new version of the EU’s dual use product export control regime were overcome this week as member states finally released their mandate for ‘trilogue’ negotiations towards a new regulations in the …

A week in Brussels: Korea labour, antiques trade, UK in transit convention
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A week in Brussels: Korea labour, antiques trade, UK in transit convention

It’s mainly been a WTO-intensive week for the EU with a revised intellectual property dispute filed against China, and the US having yet another gripe about the Appellate Body. London clinched a short bye-bye deal with Norway, Iceland and Liecthenstein, while the country is realising little is actually in place in …

Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate
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Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate

Today’s ‘FAC Trade’, as the meeting of trade ministers in November is called in the jargon, was intense. Here’s a rundown of the main outcomes of a meeting that was mainly about taking stock of many trade files. EU-US trade negotiations Ministers tried to assess the way forward in the …

Update: Friday’s trade ministers’ meeting, EU-US, Mercosur, investment screening
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Update: Friday’s trade ministers’ meeting, EU-US, Mercosur, investment screening

The Brussels trade bubble is focusing on what will happen at the ‘FAC Trade’ on Friday. The biannual trade ministers’ meeting is above all a stocktaking and brainstorming exercise. The culminating point will be the traditional lunch, where the conversation will focus on EU-US trade relations. Apart from transatlantic relations, …

Trade defence – member states release contours of new EU regulation
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Trade defence – member states release contours of new EU regulation

Member states green-lighted a legislative compromise on a long-standing trade defence instrument reform package initiated in 2013.   Last December the Council, European Commission and European Parliament reached a final political compromise after a lengthy trilogue negotiation process.   The final text is expected to be adopted by EU legislators …

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A week in Brussels: Culture goods, procurement, Sri Lanka

This week was comparatively quiet. It was Easter, after all.   There’s been some movement on the wider global trade war front. Don’t forget to read up on our two articles here and here. The headlines of these articles’ may say ‘China’ or ‘Japan’, but the pieces include a lot …

Week ahead in EU trade: Indonesia, Mercosur, Brexit, ‘conflict’ minerals, Vietnam
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Week ahead in EU trade: Indonesia, Mercosur, Brexit, ‘conflict’ minerals, Vietnam

It’s going to be a packed week in Brussels, with everything from continuing trade talks with Mercosur and Indonesia and a new round of Brexit negotiations. And the European Parliament’s trade committee will also have a couple of busy days this week.   EU, Indonesia to exchange tariff offers   …