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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate
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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate

India has made history (of sorts) by becoming the first country to invoke a ‘peace clause’ on agricultural subsidies agreed at a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in 2013. Officials in Geneva told a meeting of the WTO’s committee on agriculture this week that New Delhi was claiming immunity from …

EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia
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EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia

On Friday a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel established at the behest of Russia ruled that the European Union’s ‘cost adjustment methodology’ relating to how it accounts for raw material input costs on exports of products it deems ‘dumped’ was not compliant with the global trade rule-book. The ruling …

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 …

The US introduced steel import restrictions on national security grounds in 2018
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Turkey requests WTO panel in dispute with EU over steel safeguard

Turkey has decided to litigate. Earlier this year, Ankara requested consultations with the European Union as Brussels revised for the second time a contentious safeguard on steel imports introduced initially in 2018. The measures were taken in response to the United States’ decision back then to restrict imports of steel …