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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 …

EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia
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EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia

On Friday a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel established at the behest of Russia ruled that the European Union’s ‘cost adjustment methodology’ relating to how it accounts for raw material input costs on exports of products it deems ‘dumped’ was not compliant with the global trade rule-book. The ruling …