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Mexico and Uganda alcoholic beverages laws in EU limelight

The EU is looking after its alcoholic beverages industry in the WTO, the latest WTO meeting on technical barriers to trade reveals. The Commission is putting pressure on Colombia with a pending case on its domestic laws on alcoholic beverage marketing arrangements and taxes. Is it now setting its sights on Mexico and …

Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible
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Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible

New EU trade defence rules to adapt to the change in China’s non market economy status should be WTO compatible, MEP Christofer Fjellner warns.   Free and ruled-based trade has served Europe well for a long time. After all, the success of the European Union and its single market rests …

Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel
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Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel

The WTO’s appellate body upheld an earlier ruling outlawing EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biofuels. The case has broader ramifications for EU antidumping policy going forward as it follows on other converging rulings in the Court of Justice of the EU.           The EU Commission will now have to …

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In brief: EU launches new case against China raw material export restrictions

Brussels is following Washington on this one. Today, the EU notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with China over duties and other measures concerning the exportation of certain raw materials. This request follows on a similar one filed by Washington last week (13 July 2016).   The move follows …