WTO dispute settlement

Britain would become a third party in EU disputes which pre-dated its departure from the bloc, including the long-running Airbus-Boeing saga
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Blog: Are Airbus-related US tariffs revenge for Boeing or standard operating procedure?

“Maybe it’s just another opportunity for President Trump to impose tariffs”, Chad Bown from the Peterson Institute of Economics tweeted in reference to the US’s decision to table tariffs on billions of Euros’ worth of European products. Robert McDougall, a former Canadian trade diplomat, retorted: “The announcement and eventual imposition …

WTO report on Russia-Ukraine transit to test future of trading system
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WTO report on Russia-Ukraine transit to test future of trading system

Russia and the United States rarely agree on anything in global politics. But Washington was the only World Trade Organization member that supported Moscow in a highly-politicised legal argument at the organisation’s dispute settlement body that many see as entailing systemic ramifications for the multilateral trading system.

The EU says Turkey excludes European pharmaceutical companies from their products being reimbursed by the country’s social security system
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EU sues India and Turkey at WTO over tariffs and intellectual property violations

The European Union is suing India over recent tariff increases above its bound rates in the World Trade Organization. Brussels is also filing a case against Turkey due to what the EU thinks is WTO-inconsistent treatment of its pharmaceutical companies. India tariffs Since 2014, India has been gradually increasing import …

Brexit anxiety continues this week
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Week ahead in EU trade: EU-US, China, Chile, Tunisia, E-commerce

April could see a slowdown in decision-making in trade policy in Brussels. But this does not mean there will be less anxiety over two major files: EU-US trade relations and Brexit. In April we will also see new developments on EU-Chile and EU-Tunisia trade negotiations and on e-commerce. Continued EU-US, …

Comment: EU trade dispute settlement will increasingly go bilateral
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Comment: EU trade dispute settlement will increasingly go bilateral

Seeing that the World bTrade Organization survives, and that its dispute settlement function survives, remains independent and keeps is ‘bite’, is one of the EU’s current strategic priorities. In practice, the WTO dispute settlement system will weaken regardless of EU efforts to amend it, and the bloc will increasingly take …

Beyond Brussels: Venezuelan WTO challenge is latest to touch national security issue
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Beyond Brussels: Venezuelan WTO challenge is latest to touch national security issue

Venezuela struck back this week against US sanctions targeting the government of President Nicolás Maduro, filing a World Trade Organization complaint that accuses Washington of imposing “coercive trade-restrictive measures on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the context of attempts to isolate Venezuela economically”. The dispute is the latest touching …

Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement
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Week Ahead in EU trade: Trilateral, WTO disputes, UK government procurement

The first full working week of the new year will see the EU focus on World Trade Organization issues. Trilateral US Japan EU Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström will be in Washington tomorrow to meet her US and Japanese counterparts and discuss topics of joint interest in relation to WTO rules …