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WTO negotiations resume on agricultural domestic support
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WTO negotiations resume on agricultural domestic support

World Trade Organization member countries have pledged to at least make an effort to agree new disciplines on domestic agricultural subsidies at the Organization’s ministerial meeting in Kazakhstan next June. Negotiators will begin work in January 2020 on a possible new text for agreement at the Nur-Sultan ministerial, bolstered by …

MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota
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MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota

Members of the European Parliament are signalling they are ready to rubber-stamp the European Commission’s proposal to reallocate the EU’s duty-free tariff rate quota for high-quality beef in favour of the United States, in the interests of de-escalating the bloc’s current trade conflict with Washington. Following repeated assurances by the …

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

Donald Tusk, Shinzō Abe and Jean-Claude Juncker at G20
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EU and Mercosur dare hope for trade deal breakthrough in coming days

The European Union appears determined to make a major point about trade policy at the G20 summit in Osaka, which opened today (27 June) in Japan. Negotiations to conclude a trade pact with the South American bloc Mercosur are continuing after marathon meetings with ministers today. The signs are a …