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In brief: Malmström sees early 2019 as EU-US regulatory deal milestone
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In brief: Malmström sees early 2019 as EU-US regulatory deal milestone

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström reported “progress on regulatory cooperation” during her meeting with counterpart Robert Lighthizer in Washington yesterday. The two sides are seeking to strike bilateral deals to reduce red tape for trade at the border and avoid duplicative testing procedures. “We could see decisions already [in the] …

Cold wind blows on trade with Europe after Trump’s France visit
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Cold wind blows on trade with Europe after Trump’s France visit

The White House is circulating a Section 232 report by the Department of Commerce on the national security implications of auto imports ordered by US President Donald Trump last summer for feedback among various US government departments. The move comes days after US midterm elections and following a trip over …

Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March
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Vaughan: Future EU-UK relationship talks must proceed quickly after March

Glenn Vaughan, chief executive of British Chambers of Commerce EU & Belgium, talks about future European Union-United Kingdom trade relationships with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer. ‘No deal’ cannot be allowed to happen, he says, and Britain will be stronger on the international stage the more it stays aligned with the EU. …

Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate
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Week in Brussels: Ministers set January target for US trade negotiation mandate

Today’s ‘FAC Trade’, as the meeting of trade ministers in November is called in the jargon, was intense. Here’s a rundown of the main outcomes of a meeting that was mainly about taking stock of many trade files. EU-US trade negotiations Ministers tried to assess the way forward in the …

Update: Friday’s trade ministers’ meeting, EU-US, Mercosur, investment screening
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Update: Friday’s trade ministers’ meeting, EU-US, Mercosur, investment screening

The Brussels trade bubble is focusing on what will happen at the ‘FAC Trade’ on Friday. The biannual trade ministers’ meeting is above all a stocktaking and brainstorming exercise. The culminating point will be the traditional lunch, where the conversation will focus on EU-US trade relations. Apart from transatlantic relations, …