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Member states agree to relaunch procurement ‘reciprocity’ legislation
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Member states agree to relaunch procurement ‘reciprocity’ legislation

Caution. That’s how one could sum up the decisions taken by European Union heads of government today in Brussels on China and on the United States. Council conclusions released this afternoon largely endorse the policy proposals tabled by the European Commission last week to address concerns over reciprocity in market …

Week in Brussels: Trump trouble, Korea labour dispute, Turkey, palm oil fight
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Week in Brussels: Trump trouble, Korea labour dispute, Turkey, palm oil fight

It’s been an eventful week, with the EU coming up with new initiatives vis-a-vis China, the European Parliament voting down the EU’s United States trade strategy, a beef deal with Washington, and negotiations going on with Indonesia and Mercosur to try and achieve a free trade agreement with them. In …

China strategy paper: Commission vows to step up ‘reciprocity’ demands, security measures
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China strategy paper: Commission vows to step up ‘reciprocity’ demands, security measures

Ahead of the European Council next week and an EU-China summit in early April, the European Commission formally tabled a series of actions that make policy vis-à-vis Beijing “more realistic, assertive and multi-faceted”. The new commission communication entitled EU China – A Strategic Outlook says that  “there is a growing …

A week in Brussels: EU would accept steel quota, Korea FTA, women in trade
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A week in Brussels: EU would accept steel quota, Korea FTA, women in trade

It’s been a week heavy on Brexit-related trade news and transatlantic. Over at the WTO e-commerce negotiations officially started on Wednesday (separate article in a couple of hours). Doing something useful for yourself for and women in trade It’s international women’s day today. So this is a good moment to …