Sectors

TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures
Latest news Trade defence UK trade legislation UK trade remedies

TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures

British businesses are facing a potentially challenging period of transition as Britain moves towards setting its own autonomous policy on trade remedies post-Brexit. A full set of measures to regulate and apply anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures will apply in the United Kingdom from January 2021 onwards, after the UK’s …

An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?
Latest news Public procurement United States WTO crisis and reform

An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?

Trade sniping out of Washington just doesn’t seem to be ending. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the White House was mulling pulling out of the Government Procurement Agreement, a preferential accord among a subset of mostly rich-country members of the World Trade Organization. China and Russia are in the process of …

Thierry Breton, Margrethe Vestager. Credit: EC.
Digital Latest news

5G Toolbox resorts to traditional trade policy tools to enhance cybersecurity in EU

The European Commission’s long-anticipated policy proposals aimed at enhancing Europe’s new-generation internet’s security will rely on a series of traditional ‘trade policy’ instruments. The EU’s executive body wants these to be rolled out within three months across all member states. Brussels has come up with a unique approach in dealing …

Week in Brussels: Movement on Mexico, Korea labour dispute, Uzbekistan
FTA dispute settlement Korea Latest news Social & human rights

Week in Brussels: Movement on Mexico, Korea labour dispute, Uzbekistan

It’s been a pretty packed week. Here other low-key but important developments in EU trade policy. EU Mexico FTA stirrings The EU and Mexico had concluded negotiations towards the modernisation of a twenty year old free trade agreement in April 2018. But that agreement ‘in principle’ left the parties with …

Cambodian footwear, apparel, sugar face EU duty free status suspension
Cambodia GSP, GSP Plus, EBA Latest news Social & human rights

Cambodian footwear, apparel, sugar face EU duty free status suspension

The European Commission has circulated initial proposals to an ‘expert group’ on the extent of suspensions of duty-free-quota-free export rights it currently grants to Cambodia. Apparel, footwear, travel goods and sugar from the fast-growing South East Asian country are among the products that will face the reintroduction of duties and …