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Environmental provisions in USMCA: regression or progression?
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Environmental provisions in USMCA: regression or progression?

USMCA contains provisions to protect fish stocks and tackle marine litter – but it says nothing about climate change.The flagship USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico is coming into force on 1 July 2020 How does this agreement deal with environmental issues? Bashar Malkawi and Shakeel …

Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs
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Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs

The United States are currently threatening new tariffs on neighbours and allies left, right, front and centre. It’s clearly election campaign season for an embattled US president Donald Trump. Signs are European Union efforts to find some form of ‘settlement’ with the US on aircraft subsidies have been in vain, …

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WTO, US, health and trade at ministers’ table in Brussels

European Union trade ministers approached the issue of who they will support as the next World Trade Organization’s director-general with great prudence. The second ‘FAC Trade’ of the year held online today was an opportunity for EU capitals and the Commission to touch base on the bundle of recent WTO issues …