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A week in Brussels – Tunisia, Mercosur, Australia, Western Sahara, Jordan
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A week in Brussels – Tunisia, Mercosur, Australia, Western Sahara, Jordan

The ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement by the European Parliament on Wednesday boosted morale at a time when relationships with the United States remain ‘complicated’ and the WTO is sinking into crisis as the US rejected the EU’s WTO reform proposals during meetings in Geneva this week. But …

UK businesses raise alarm over state of Brexit planning for FTA ‘rollovers’
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UK businesses raise alarm over state of Brexit planning for FTA ‘rollovers’

Concern is growing in the UK business community about the government’s state of preparedness for ‘rolling over’ existing EU trade accords with third countries after Brexit. While government officials in London remain adamant that discussions are progressing well with the 60 or so countries with which the EU has a …

Week ahead in EU trade: Turkey, Brexit, 301 probe
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Week ahead in EU trade: Turkey, Brexit, 301 probe

EU leaders will be in the Bulgarian seaside resort of Varna today to meet with Turkish counterparts including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is hoping to hear some good news about plans to begin technical talks on their bilateral customs union. He’s likely to be disappointed. And US tariffs on goods …

A Week in Brussels –  Trump, Brexit but also PanEuroMed, FDI screening
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A Week in Brussels – Trump, Brexit but also PanEuroMed, FDI screening

It’s been a momentous week in EU trade.   We had the Trump tariff exemption saga in Brussels, and the next phase of Brexit negotiations agreed today by the member states. For Brexit, we have in principle: a transitional period combined with relatively clean withdrawal terms, and initial guidelines for a …

Week ahead in EU trade: Brexit transition, steel tariffs, INTA, UfM
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Week ahead in EU trade: Brexit transition, steel tariffs, INTA, UfM

Two of the biggest trade issues hanging over the EU will be on various agendas this week: the draft Brexit withdrawal and transition agreement, and the bloc’s ongoing efforts to avoid pending US steel and aluminium tariffs. European leaders are set to accept the draft agreement, but it’s anyone’s guess …