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A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs
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A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs

This week’s top stories: Britain and services in the WTO, a big bazooka in the WTO’s dispute settlement body, a Japan deal at risk of falling victim to German and other social-democratic political decline, member states wrangling over rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia. But also these stories here: Top …

Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?
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Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?

EU governments are split in the face of proposals by the European Commission to reapply import protections on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar following an import surge from these countries.  The two Asian countries, which qualify as least-developed countries, benefit from duty-free imports of rice under the EU’s General System …

Commentary: Italian populists are falling into line with EU on trade
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Commentary: Italian populists are falling into line with EU on trade

Early fears that Italy’s populist government would block the EU’s trade agreement with Canada have proven unwarranted. Despite Trump-style rhetoric and ‘Italy first’ approaches, the populist government in Rome seems to have fallen in line with other EU governments on trade since taking power six months ago. The government is split …

Beyond Brussels: US Section 301 report highlights on China
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Beyond Brussels: US Section 301 report highlights on China

The latest US report detailing Chinese policies involving the transfer of technology, intellectual property and innovation is full of “groundless accusations”, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce. The update, which stems from the Trump administration’s Section 301 investigation, was released a day after the US proposed stepping up scrutiny of …

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Flash! EU WTO panel request on US Section 232 proceeds

The World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement body will establish panels based on complaints filed by China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico, Norway, and Russia against United States tariffs on steel and aluminium introduced for national security reasons last spring. A Turkish panel request is still pending at the time of writing. …