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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder
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Week in Brussels: The French, CETA and Mercosur, treating UK as EU, recess reminder

Dear readers, this is the last Week in Brussels column before our summer recess. The next Week in Brussels column will appear on 30 August 2019. We will publish very sparingly over the next two weeks due to the general recess period in relevant European and international trade institutions. Here …

Phil Hogan, Cecilia Malmström, Jorge Marcelo Faurie at the conclusion of the Mercosur talks
EU FTAs & bilateral ties Latest news World Trade Organization

Mercosur moment — Security and climate ‘exceptions’ make their way into EU FTAs

The EU is out there to secure a dense and reliable set of international rules for trade for itself in a time of severe crisis in the multilateral trading system and transatlantic relations. Among others, it is doing so by investing into its bilateral trade agreement strategy and adding new …

David Walker
Latest news World Trade Organization WTO crisis and reform

EU and Canada establish bilateral appellate ‘body’ within the WTO

“Canada and the EU are proud to have demonstrated leadership in the creation of this interim arrangement”, reads a joint statement by Ottawa and Brussels released today (25 July). Will this be the first in a further series of ad hoc bilateral arrangements World Trade Organization members will establish to …

The White House considers imports of autos and auto parts as a potential national security threat
Latest news North America

US auto tariff threat: Malmström announces retaliation on €35bn worth of trade

Speaking to the newly-established international trade committee in the European Parliament today (23 July), the EU’s outgoing trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said the body was ready to retaliate with tariffs against imports from the United States should Washington go ahead with introducing tariffs on EU autos after an end of …