A week in Brussels

Week in Brussels: Pharma reshoring, textiles and GSP, Moldova meat
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Week in Brussels: Pharma reshoring, textiles and GSP, Moldova meat

With input from Sarah Anne Aarup. This week we saw an EU-China summit deliver some progress on the lengthy path towards a bilateral investment agreement. It also revealed that rules-based international trade is Chefsache in the Commission, with president von der Leyen dwelling extensively on the matter in her State …

Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs
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Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs

This has been very intense last week of July on WTO issues – be it agriculture, or the quest for a new leadership in the organisation. On Friday, WTO members agreed to follow General Council head David Walker’s recommendations on how the new WTO director-general will be selected after 7 …

Week in Brussels: Airbus subsidies, TDI, corporate responsibility, Moldova, Corona
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Week in Brussels: Airbus subsidies, TDI, corporate responsibility, Moldova, Corona

In many ways this has been a week full of trade defence news: the first European Court of Auditors report on EU trade defence policy was released this week, and Turkey decided to go to court in Geneva over the EU’s steel safeguard. There is also the ever-simmering tariff guerilla …

Week in Brussels: border carbon adjustment, Brexit preparedness, ESA, Georgia
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Week in Brussels: border carbon adjustment, Brexit preparedness, ESA, Georgia

Carbon border adjustment – Lange prefers ETS extension The German chemical industry association VCI held a webinar this week on trade policy and climate change. International trade committee chair Bernd Lange was a speaker. Whether this is an indication of what is to come as the EU prepares to prepare …

Week in Brussels + Geneva: MPIA, cigarettes, carbon border tax, Chile
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Week in Brussels + Geneva: MPIA, cigarettes, carbon border tax, Chile

Australia’s plain packaging rules okayed by Appellate Body A brief note on the fact that the Appellate Body, as expected, upheld a panel ruling that confirmed Australia’s right to impose plain packaging – i.e. remove branding – on cigarette packs. This week’s ruling will have systemic implications also for food …

Week in Brussels: China, Dutch Mercosur vote, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh
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Week in Brussels: China, Dutch Mercosur vote, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh

This week has been dominated by news and gossip surrounding the nomintion of a successor for the WTO’s outgoing director general. Today, Nigeria announced it was planning to nominate former finance minister and World Bank official Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – a high profile nomination to say the least. The nomination period …