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Phil Hogan, Cecilia Malmström, Jorge Marcelo Faurie at the conclusion of the Mercosur talks
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Mercosur moment — Security and climate ‘exceptions’ make their way into EU FTAs

The EU is out there to secure a dense and reliable set of international rules for trade for itself in a time of severe crisis in the multilateral trading system and transatlantic relations. Among others, it is doing so by investing into its bilateral trade agreement strategy and adding new …

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EU and Canada establish bilateral appellate ‘body’ within the WTO

“Canada and the EU are proud to have demonstrated leadership in the creation of this interim arrangement”, reads a joint statement by Ottawa and Brussels released today (25 July). Will this be the first in a further series of ad hoc bilateral arrangements World Trade Organization members will establish to …

It is scarcely a secret that the WTO is facing some serious problems at present
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‘Going WTO’: What will be the UK’s experience as an autonomous World Trade Organization member?

The United Kingdom is putting a lot of faith in its membership of one multinational organisation — the World Trade Organization — as a way of mitigating some of the problems associated with its imminent departure from another (the European Union). But might that faith be misplaced?

Week ahead in EU trade: G20 fallout, parliament leadership race, EU Australia
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Week ahead in EU trade: G20 fallout, parliament leadership race, EU Australia

It hasn’t been much of a weekend for European leaders. Nor for journalists. We’ve had: a handshake deal on the EU Mercosur free trade negotiations on Friday night with few details on its exact content, the signing of the EU Vietnam free trade agreement in Hanoi on Sunday (30 June), …