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China Trade defence

Commission rebuffs Pro Sun request to review benchmark price for Chinese solar cells

The price undertaking currently in force with Chinese solar panel producers remains based on the EU Commission’s initial international price benchmark, the DG Trade’s antidumping department decided.   Pro Sun, the lobby group behind the undertaking decided in 2013 requested one year ago that the EU review the benchmark price …

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EU pledges €100.000 for UNCITRAL transparency register   Story here. In 2014, EU member states blocked Commission moves to apply for UNCITRAL membership on behalf of the bloc.   Investment protection/ISDS   It is official: Italy has formally left the Energy Charter Treaty, aiming to avoid being sued by reneweable …

Agriculture

Hogan tells UK farmers how they benefit from EU trade policy, says GI deal with China “quite advanced”

In a keynote speech at the Oxford Farming Conference in the United Kingdom, the EU’s agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan went into great length to explain why UK farmers benefit from being in the EU.   The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy “has become more liberal, more flexible, and more outward-looking – …