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Borderlex in recess

Dear readers and subscribers. August is the only moment our journalists and staff can take a break from the churn and turbulence of trade policy. We will be back reporting full time for you on 24 August 2020 – fit and ready to face a new year of exciting and …

Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs
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Week wrap-up + August preview: WTO, UK-Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, ASEAN, Airbus tariffs

This has been very intense last week of July on WTO issues – be it agriculture, or the quest for a new leadership in the organisation. On Friday, WTO members agreed to follow General Council head David Walker’s recommendations on how the new WTO director-general will be selected after 7 …

India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate
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India invokes public stockholding peace clause amidst raging post-COVID farm subsidy debate

India has made history (of sorts) by becoming the first country to invoke a ‘peace clause’ on agricultural subsidies agreed at a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in 2013. Officials in Geneva told a meeting of the WTO’s committee on agriculture this week that New Delhi was claiming immunity from …

City of London pins hopes on UK-Australia trade pact to restore regulatory equivalence
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City of London pins hopes on UK-Australia trade pact to restore regulatory equivalence

The City of London is hopeful that the newly-launched free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia could provide a solution to a new regulatory headache facing the British financial services sector. In an uncomfortable echo of the current dialogue between London and Brussels, the UK – together …