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Insight: EU, US and China trade – a common line of defence
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Insight: EU, US and China trade – a common line of defence

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Brussels yesterday, and trade was a formal talking point on the agenda for his meetings with Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief. But nothing came out on that meeting on this topic.   While trans-Atlantic cooperation on trade is largely off the …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods
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Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods

This week could seal the fate of quite a few EU trade policy files: the overhaul of the EU’s dumping regulation, the EU Mercosur trade deal and the Brexit talks.   TDI reform agreement?   Expectations are high that the EU will announce a deal tomorrow on the overhaul of  …

A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC
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A week in Brussels: Latin America, Vietnam, TDI, MIC

This week’s trade highlights of the week have been: Latin America, the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, trade defence and the EU’s multilateral investment court plans.   Deal or no deal in Mercosur, that is the question   The EU has been negotiating hard with both Mercosur and Mexico this week …

WTO members raise concerns over new EU trade defence method
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WTO members raise concerns over new EU trade defence method

It’s a hot week in the World Trade Organization as members spar over disputes and trade remedies. On Wednesday (25 October 2017) the Committee of Antidumping Practices examined among others the EU’s new trade defence legislation. Eleven WTO members criticised the EU’s planned overhaul of the way it calculates dumping …

In brief: EU and US lock horns in WTO over disputes and trade remedies
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In brief: EU and US lock horns in WTO over disputes and trade remedies

The ‘Donald Trump effect’ is being played out in full in the World Trade Organization as tensions over trade remedies and the dispute settlement bodies rise.   This week WTO members are gathering in a series of meetings on trade remedies and dispute settlement. The US continues to bloc the …

WTO: Rift with US over Appellate Body member appointments deepens
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WTO: Rift with US over Appellate Body member appointments deepens

A rift between a large group of leading World Trade Organization members and the United States deepened on Friday (15 September 2017) as an informal dispute settlement body meeting ended with no agreement on the appointment of three Appellate Body members.   Washington is blocking the appointments of successors to …