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

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 …

A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs
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A week in Brussels: EU industry says no to steel safeguards, India data adequacy, Brexit TRQs

This week’s top stories: Britain and services in the WTO, a big bazooka in the WTO’s dispute settlement body, a Japan deal at risk of falling victim to German and other social-democratic political decline, member states wrangling over rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia. But also these stories here: Top …

Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate
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Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate

Today’s ‘FAC Trade’, as the meeting of trade ministers in November is called in the jargon, was intense. Here’s a rundown of the main outcomes of a meeting that was mainly about taking stock of many trade files. EU-US trade negotiations Ministers tried to assess the way forward in the …

Week in Brussels: Cambodia and Myanmar EBA suspension, EU-US, Mercosur
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Week in Brussels: Cambodia and Myanmar EBA suspension, EU-US, Mercosur

This week has been heavy on World Trade Organization issues (EU’s WTO reform pitch, services domestic regulation talks, US engagement with WTO reforms), the fallout from the new NAFTA,with bits on what’s happening (not) on Britain’s fabulous post- Brexit trade deals. Member states met in Innsbruck today – and there …