Author: Jennifer Freedman

EU trade policies Stats & data Trade defence

EU has cut back on trade remedies in last year, WTO report shows

Despite what World Trade Organization head Roberto Azevêdo calls “substantial risks that threaten the world economy”, WTO members including the EU introduced fewer trade-restricting measures in the 12 months through mid-October. Governments imposed measures such as new or higher tariffs, customs procedures, quotas and local content requirements an average of …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods
'Week Ahead' and trade agenda Brexit & UK trade Canada and CETA Mercosur Trade defence WTO dispute settlement

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI, Brexit, Mercosur, CETA, torture goods

This week could seal the fate of quite a few EU trade policy files: the overhaul of the EU’s dumping regulation, the EU Mercosur trade deal and the Brexit talks.   TDI reform agreement?   Expectations are high that the EU will announce a deal tomorrow on the overhaul of  …

Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, Mercosur, steel forum, Africa summit, WTO
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Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, Mercosur, steel forum, Africa summit, WTO

This is a big week for EU trade negotiators, who will be putting their collective noses to the grindstone as they work toward a year-end goal to clinch agreements with Mexico and Mercosur. Momentum is building for the parties to be able to announce at the World Trade Organization’s December …

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In brief: Fox stresses UK loyalty to WTO during talks with Wolff, Carim

British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox held talks with a range of high-level officials in Geneva today and yesterday, with his main message being a reiteration of the UK’s commitment to the World Trade Organization and global commerce.   Following a busy day of discussions with officials including WTO Deputy …

Week ahead in EU trade: TDI new method and modernisation, fisheries subsidies
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Week ahead in EU trade: TDI new method and modernisation, fisheries subsidies

All eyes will be on the European Parliament this week, when the assembly votes on dumping measures designed to protect EU jobs and industry. The Parliament’s trade committee approved the compromise agreement with the Council and the European Commission last month, and the legislation could enter into force this year …