WTO & Plurilaterals

ECJ Trade defence WTO disputes

Argentina biodiesel case strengthens WTO, ECJ jurisprudence obliging EU to take into account cost data provided by exporting companies

A long-awaited dispute settlement report of the WTO in a case brought by Argentina against antidumping measures imposed by the EU on biodiesel imports will likely oblige Brussels to make amendments to the measures in place. The EU is expected to lodge an appeal, and the European Biodiesel Board has …

Agriculture WTO & Plurilaterals

WTO: members eye 2017 Ministerial for new outcomes on agriculture including domestic support

A detailed report by the chair of agriculture at the WTO, Vangelis Vitalis, reveals initial though still very vague contours of what could be the way forward on trade negotiations in agriculture in the WTO after the 2015 Nairobi Ministerial, which delivered, among others, a phase-out of export subsidies and …