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Commentary: Italy’s new government risks undermining EU unity on trade and investment
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Commentary: Italy’s new government risks undermining EU unity on trade and investment

Italy’s new coalition government is pushing a protectionist agenda that puts national sovereignty at the centre and may well set the country on a collision course with Brussels, Berlin and Paris, argues Nicola Casarini. The new government in Rome is promoting ‘Italy First’, a set of policies that may undermine …

Week ahead in EU trade: Juncker-Trump, Mercosur, Brexit
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Week ahead in EU trade: Juncker-Trump, Mercosur, Brexit

Things are starting to wind down on the trade front before the summer recess. Some news – or at least official remarks, if not tweets – can be expected from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Juncker will seek to sidestep …

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(What) a Week in Brussels: Trump, Airbus, CETA, no-deal Brexit

It’s as if everything absolutely had to happen before everyone goes on holiday: inking a deal with Japan, holding a summit with China that actually delivers on a joint statement, launching a WTO reform initiative, introducing steel safeguards, slapping dumping duties on electric bikes and making progress on Mercosur negotiations. …

Beyond Brussels: US WTO complaints against Section 232 retaliation – the arguments
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Beyond Brussels: US WTO complaints against Section 232 retaliation – the arguments

The Trump administration’s trade complaints against import duties applied by Canada, China, the EU, Mexico and Turkey on US goods are short and sweet – and almost identical. Washington argues that the measures are discriminatory and, except in the case of Mexico, they exceed permitted duty rates. The US lodged …

Section 232: US brings dispute on EU, Chinese ‘rebalancing’ measures to WTO
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Section 232: US brings dispute on EU, Chinese ‘rebalancing’ measures to WTO

Washington has hit back at five World Trade Organization members for “illegal” tariffs that were imposed on US products in response to the Trump administration’s decision to apply duties on foreign steel and aluminium. The US announcement today that it had filed five complaints targeting the EU, China, Canada, Mexico and …

A Week in Brussels: Trump tariff update, investment screening, Mercosur
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A Week in Brussels: Trump tariff update, investment screening, Mercosur

It’s been one of those weeks again. On trade: a round of talks with Indonesia, discussions on Mercosur, packed meetings in the European Parliament, Brexit and transatlantic issues all over. The EU Japan EPA’s signature ceremony was postponed to next Tuesday in Tokyo. Below other highlights. Juncker meeting with Donald …

For United States investors, Canada ‘dry’ won’t do for future EU-UK deal
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For United States investors, Canada ‘dry’ won’t do for future EU-UK deal

AmChamEU, the association representing US businesses invested in the European Union, is urging Brussels and London to step up their efforts to establish a working future economic relationship after Brexit. The moves comes as Britain prepares to release its long-awaited ‘white paper’ on its future relationship with the bloc. The …