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Commission decision on US soy comes in handy for biodiesel producers
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Commission decision on US soy comes in handy for biodiesel producers

The ongoing trade ‘negotiations’ between the European Union and the United States are a good opportunity to try to resolve old gripes that the US holds against the EU’s import regime. One of the irritants the European Commission has tried to defuse under the shadow of a US threat to …

A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports
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A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports

This week has mainly been about everyone getting back to work. The EU’s top priority is the transatlantic relationship. Trade chief Cecilia Malmström, visiting Washington in the early days of January, signals just that. But were there actually any new developments this week on the planned trade deals? Not really, as …

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 …

UK to press on with TRQ split despite international opposition
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UK to press on with TRQ split despite international opposition

The UK looks set to face down growing international opposition over its plan with the EU to reallocate agricultural tariff rate quotas between the two sides after Brexit, as it pushes towards what it sees as the essential objective of establishing its own autonomous WTO tariff schedules by the end …