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Week in Brussels: Trade Valentine, US auto tariffs, low-risk ILUC
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Week in Brussels: Trade Valentine, US auto tariffs, low-risk ILUC

There’s been loads of trade love going on in the twittosphere this week…. Alas, trade is largely a loveless type of environment…. A former European Commission negotiator once said that trade negotiations are “as unsentimental as war”. He said this from his experience in office in the middle of the …

A week in Brussels: EU US, China regulations, Swiss vs Lux steel, Mercosur
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A week in Brussels: EU US, China regulations, Swiss vs Lux steel, Mercosur

It’s been an intense week on the Brexit front as European Union free trade agreements start being rolled over and gradually transformed by exiting Britain, and ‘No Deal’ Brexit is keeping EU agribusiness awake at night.  Loads in our Brexit section here. Transatlantic, Vietnam and the EU’s own sneaky protections …

Week in Brussels: US trade deal mandate update, Cambodia, Japan, olives
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Week in Brussels: US trade deal mandate update, Cambodia, Japan, olives

This week was all about transatlantic trade, biodiesel (here and here), the CETA investment court,  Brexit preparedness and UK FTA rollovers. Below other important news. EU-Japan FTA comes into force Business and governments in the EU and Japan are cheering. The largest-ever trade agreement so far came into force today. Here, our …

Beyond Brussels: Success at Davos as countries agree to start digital trade talks
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Beyond Brussels: Success at Davos as countries agree to start digital trade talks

Four dozen World Trade Organization members including the EU, China and the US will kick off negotiations on digital trade in March in a move designed to reinvigorate the beleaguered trade body. Meanwhile, a group of ‘like-minded’ members led by Canada warned that risks to the multilateral trading system – …

Week in Brussels: Vietnam FTA, Korea labour dispute, Indonesia FTA update
A week in Brussels Asia EU trade latest Indonesia South Asia & ASEAN Vietnam

Week in Brussels: Vietnam FTA, Korea labour dispute, Indonesia FTA update

It’s been an intense week! The EU was involved in the launch of plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce (Jennifer will have more) in Switzerland. That will be a boost to the World Trade Organization. Southeast Asia also featured highly on the agenda as a ministerial meeting was held this week amid rows …

A week in Brussels: Negotiation mandates for US talks come with own threats to Washington
A week in Brussels EU trade latest United States & TTIP

A week in Brussels: Negotiation mandates for US talks come with own threats to Washington

The European Commission tabled draft mandates to member states today to allow it to start trade negotiations with the United States. The move comes following the trade truce between the White House and the commission reached last July and following a meeting between trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and US Trade Representative …