The CPTPP focuses on fighting pollution and chemical contamination
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EU Australia FTA: Labour and environmental issues come into focus

Compared to the ongoing free trade agreement negotiation process with New Zealand, the European Union’s trade talks with Australia are advancing slowly. It’s clear Brussels and Canberra are taking the time they need to bridge wide gaps in the way they conceive some international trade and investment issues. One of …

The European Commission blocked the merger of ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel
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Auto vs steel industry battle intensifies over import safeguard

The European Union is reviewing a safeguard it introduced earlier in 2019 to relieve steel producers from inexpensive imports in a market it feared would be flooded by cheap products in the aftermath of the US’s Section 232 steel import restrictions. The measure pits embattled European steel producers against the …

Long read – Self reliance: the emerging EU trade policy trend in a hostile world
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Long read – Self reliance: the emerging EU trade policy trend in a hostile world

The European Commission no longer seems to trust global norms, fora or rule-making negotiations to uphold its interests in digital, competition, industry and trade policy. In fact many norms hardly exist and won’t likely emerge so quickly. The EU’s executive arm has been rethinking its policy toolkit and is seeking …