Author: Jennifer Freedman

EU could join Canada in WTO dispute over US tariffs – but it likely won’t
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EU could join Canada in WTO dispute over US tariffs – but it likely won’t

When Canada lodged its sweeping case against US tariffs at the World Trade Organization last month, it cited almost 200 examples of alleged wrongdoing against trading partners including Germany, Italy, China, Japan, Brazil and India. Despite talk of an EU-US ‘trade war’, and although the complaint was filed in a …

EU duties on Indonesian biodiesel break rules, WTO says
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EU duties on Indonesian biodiesel break rules, WTO says

European tariffs on Indonesian biodiesel are illegal, the World Trade Organization said today in a ruling that contains the same basic findings as in a similar WTO complaint lodged by Argentina. But the panel went even further, faulting the EU’s profit calculations and finding serious defects with the bloc’s export-price …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Davos, WTO, Azerbaijan
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Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Davos, WTO, Azerbaijan

It will be a busy week on the trade front this week, with the European Parliament’s trade committee set to vote on the reform on the EU’s trade-defence instruments and the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, Switzerland – including a World Trade Organization ‘mini-ministerial’ on the sidelines of the …

Beyond Brussels: China-US ties, WTO chicken ruling, Indian mini-ministerial, Australian wine, NAFTA
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Beyond Brussels: China-US ties, WTO chicken ruling, Indian mini-ministerial, Australian wine, NAFTA

There were plenty of trade stories from around the world this week, including efforts by China’s president to ease strained ties with the US, a request for Washington to probe the security risks of uranium imports, India’s plan to hold a mini-ministerial meeting, Australia’s trade challenge of Canadian measures on …

Week ahead in EU trade: Chile talks, dual-use export policy, South Korea
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Week ahead in EU trade: Chile talks, dual-use export policy, South Korea

Although the future of the EU’s trade deals with Mexico and South America’s Mercosur is still up in the air, the bloc kicks off discussions with Chile this week in a bid to update their 15-year-old Association Agreement. The European Parliament also meets in plenary session this week, with several …