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Week in Brussels: See you in Davos for e-commerce, Habemus Korea panel, China
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Week in Brussels: See you in Davos for e-commerce, Habemus Korea panel, China

E-commerce negotiators gear up for intense first half of 2020 After a stock-taking meeting in Geneva early this week, negotiators involved in the plurilateral negotiations on e-commerce decided there would be a ministerial meeting on the talks in January 2020 at the annual global elite meeting in Davos. The Davos …

Indonesia’s  WTO complaint against the EU’s renewable energy directive: what’s in it
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Indonesia’s WTO complaint against the EU’s renewable energy directive: what’s in it

It took Indonesia a long time to move from threat to action: but now we have the complaint filed by Jakarta  against the European Union’s REDII directive in its relation to imported biofuels. The Indonesian complaint also targets  France’s tax exemptions for biofuels – which do not cover biodiesel based …

Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA
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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA

It’s been an eventful week on trade – with a deepening WTO crisis, some movement on agriculture, continued uncertainty over the EU Vietnam FTA ratification…. New low in WTO and transatlantic trade relations This week has provided fodder for around-the-clock quotation-chasing media as developments shifted by the day, if not …

WTO negotiations resume on agricultural domestic support
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WTO negotiations resume on agricultural domestic support

World Trade Organization member countries have pledged to at least make an effort to agree new disciplines on domestic agricultural subsidies at the Organization’s ministerial meeting in Kazakhstan next June. Negotiators will begin work in January 2020 on a possible new text for agreement at the Nur-Sultan ministerial, bolstered by …

US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans
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US to increase tariffs on EU products following second Airbus ruling, digital tax plans

United States aims to ‘reset’ transatlantic trade relations ring hollow. The US is moving ahead with further import duties on EU products. It is not interested in an OECD agreement on digital taxation. And it has definitely pulled the plug on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body. The EU for …