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Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal
Agriculture Latest news Mercosur

Food names: Generous transition periods paved way for EU-Mercosur GI deal

Liberal use of transition clauses has been key to enabling a trade and food-and-drink name deal between EU and Mercosur. This is what our analysis of the final list of protected Geographical Indications reveals. The agreement also breaks new ground by offering protection for South American non-agricultural crafts. The GI text  was …

Week in Brussels: Duties on fasteners from Malaysia 2.0, elephant trade, G7
A week in Brussels Energy & Environment Latest news Trade defence

Week in Brussels: Duties on fasteners from Malaysia 2.0, elephant trade, G7

It’s been a fairly quiet week in Brussels as befits any last week of August in Europe. But quiet weeks are good moments for ‘interesting’ moves by the European Commission’s antidumping directorate. This week we saw among others an extension of bike antidumping duties from China on grounds that look …

Bicycles: 30 years of trade protection for a profitable EU industry
China Latest news Trade defence

Bicycles: 30 years of trade protection for a profitable EU industry

Today the European Commission extended for another five years anti-dumping duties on bicycles imported from China. The duties, which range from 19.2% to 48.5% also apply to imports from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia and the Philippines inasmuch as they involve Chinese inputs. Japanese and Taiwanese-owned companies operating out of …