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MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota
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MEPs step up preparations to approve US beef hormone quota

Members of the European Parliament are signalling they are ready to rubber-stamp the European Commission’s proposal to reallocate the EU’s duty-free tariff rate quota for high-quality beef in favour of the United States, in the interests of de-escalating the bloc’s current trade conflict with Washington. Following repeated assurances by the …

Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA
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Week ahead: Airbus tariffs, AB crisis, Brexit, Australia FTA

Airbus, transatlantic This week in European Union trade politics will be dominated yet again by ‘Airbus tariffs’ and the general state of transatlantic trade relations. Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization is set to authorise retaliation by the United States after it won its case against …

Damages found by the WTO in the Boeing case are not as high as the Airbus case
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Perception of measured US Airbus tariffs shifts EU focus on settlement talks

The perception in Brussels is that the approach taken in the choice and level of tariffs by the US Trade Representative to hit the European Union following yesterday’s WTO arbitrator’s green light in the Airbus affair is relatively measured. Accordingly, the EU’s own response to the tariffs, too, is expected …

US reset  with EU doesn’t remove auto tariff or Airbus WTO retaliation threat
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US reset with EU doesn’t remove auto tariff or Airbus WTO retaliation threat

US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland in meetings with European Commission officials in October 2018. Credit: EC.The United States administration is making significant diplomatic efforts to bring crisis-ridden transatlantic relations onto a better footing. On Tuesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met nominee to head the European Commission Ursula …