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WTO appellate report strengthens EU case in pork ban dispute with Russia

  Russia is probably regretting having appealed the first WTO dispute panel finding against one of its most politically charged trade tussle with the E ...| Click here to read more

In brief: Russia appeals WTO ruling on commercial vehicle duties

  Russia has appealed against a January 2017 WTO dispute settlement ruling indicting it for not following the rulebook in applying trade defence duties ...| Click here to read more

Armenia and Moldova in EU pact realignments

This article was written in collaboration with Carmen Valache from our editorial partner, the Wider Europe specialist BNE Intellinews   After calling ...| Click here to read more

EU Eastern partners in back-and-forth between Brussels and Moscow

  On Tuesday (7 February 2017) EU leaders in Brussels took steps to boost the European Union’s support to the economic development of Azerbaijan and Be ...| Click here to read more

EU trade agenda week 6-10 February 2017

  Brussels’ trade focus this week will be Europe’s Eastern flanks, China, and transatlantic relations. During a meeting of heads of government in Valle ...| Click here to read more

European Parliament greenlights Belarus quota-free textile trade

  The European Parliament has agreed today (19 January) to grant Belarus quota-free access to the EU for its textile products. The move is a political ...| Click here to read more

EU leaders clear way for ratification of EU-Ukraine deal by the Netherlands

At a summit meeting on 15 December, EU leaders approved a few points of clarification of how to interpret the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement with the aim ...| Click here to read more

Member states still at odds over wording of decision to clear hurdles holding back...

Just hours before the European Council meets, member states remain divided on the wording of a special, legally binding “decision” to be approved by EU lead ...| Click here to read more

Dutch Advisory Council recommends ratification of EU-Ukraine deal, calling it a “n...

The chances of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and its trade part known as the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) being finally ratifi ...| Click here to read more

Tusk wants to break standoff over ratification of EU-Ukraine deal in December

European Council President Donald Tusk has expressed hope that a standoff over ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including its trade par ...| Click here to read more

EU wants to negotiate “global compensation” deal with Eurasian Economi...

At the WTO Goods Council meeting on 17 November in Geneva, the EU notified Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan of its intention to negotiate a “ ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 14 October 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 14 October 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO and Plurilateral issues: Post-Nairobi/preparation of the ...| Click here to read more

EU proposes to increase duty-free imports from Ukraine

The European Commission tabled a proposal on 30 September to unilaterally increase for three years the quantities of duty-free imports assigned to Ukraine u ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 22 April 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on 22 April 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO issues: Post Nairobi: TPC will continue its discussion on the way ...| Click here to read more

More trade with EU doesn’t compensate closure of Russian market, says top Ukrainia...

The opening of EU markets after the provisional entry into force on 1 January 2016 of the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade (DCFTA) does not comp ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 8 April 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on 8 April 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO issues: Trade Policy Review: Ukraine (Geneva, 19 and 21 April 20 ...| Click here to read more

Commission: Dutch No vote will have no impact on provisional application of EU-Ukr...

Provisional application of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including its trade part, namely the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), w ...| Click here to read more

EU-Ukraine DCFTA to continue applying provisionally even if the Dutch say “No” to ...

A potential negative outcome of the consultative Dutch referendum on the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to be held on 6 April will del ...| Click here to read more

Dutch referendum puts DCFTA with Ukraine in jeopardy

Despite the 28 EU national parliaments having already ratified the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), the fate of the deal rema ...| Click here to read more

Commission backs down on its 2012 proposal on access to public procurement in thir...

In a bid to break the current deadlock over the 2012 proposal on access to public procurement markets in third countries, the European Commission has droppe ...| Click here to read more

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