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Week ahead in EU trade: Indonesia, Mercosur, Brexit, ‘conflict’ minerals, Vietnam
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Week ahead in EU trade: Indonesia, Mercosur, Brexit, ‘conflict’ minerals, Vietnam

It’s going to be a packed week in Brussels, with everything from continuing trade talks with Mercosur and Indonesia and a new round of Brexit negotiations. And the European Parliament’s trade committee will also have a couple of busy days this week.   EU, Indonesia to exchange tariff offers   …

Week ahead in EU trade: Chile talks, dual-use export policy, South Korea
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Week ahead in EU trade: Chile talks, dual-use export policy, South Korea

Although the future of the EU’s trade deals with Mexico and South America’s Mercosur is still up in the air, the bloc kicks off discussions with Chile this week in a bid to update their 15-year-old Association Agreement. The European Parliament also meets in plenary session this week, with several …

A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach
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A week in Brussels: TDI, Azerbaijan, French torture-goods breach

It’s been a packed week for trade in Brussels as everyone prepares to break for Christmas.   The trade talks with Mexico did not conclude successfully, and the European Commission is still wrangling over data flows in free trade agreements. The commission came up with a tough transition offer for …

A week in Brussels
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A week in Brussels

Welcome to a new weekly column ‘A week in Brussels’ with the highlights of the trade week in Brussels. I hope you enjoy it!   The trade week in Brussels ends with an understated Eastern Partnership summit. It brings together of a group of disparate countries traumatised by the Ukraine crisis …

Exclusive interview: Elena Santiago Cid – CEN & CENELEC
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Exclusive interview: Elena Santiago Cid – CEN & CENELEC

  Elena Santiago Cid, the director general of CEN and CENELEC*, two of the three European standards organisations, shares her views with Hermine Donceel on how recent EU trade agreements deal with industry standards issues. She also talks about the stalled Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks and shares her …

Discussion between Jyrki Katainen, on the right, and Cecilia Malmström
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EU trade policy : autumn 2017 preview

The policy world is gradually flocking back to Brussels.  Trade and investment will be among the most packed agendas in an autumn overshadowed by the coming German general election.   Below are the key policy files to watch.   Trade defence & its reform   The European Parliament, the Commission …

Procurement reciprocity: Caspary report calls for return to full market access suspension
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Procurement reciprocity: Caspary report calls for return to full market access suspension

The European Parliament has started working on the EU’s revised so-called ‘IPI’ regulation. Rapporteur Daniel Caspary (EPP, Germany) is not entirely happy with the proposed changes to the EU’s International Procurement Instrument legislation.   The EU is working on a revision of a regulatory proposal initiated in 2012 under then trade commissioner …