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UK safeguards duty-free Fijian sugar imports with rollover of Pacific States EPA
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UK safeguards duty-free Fijian sugar imports with rollover of Pacific States EPA

Britain has guaranteed the continuation of duty-free imports of sugar from Fiji – a major supplier to the British market – with the rollover of the European Union’s European Partnership Agreement with the Pacific Island group. The Department of International Trade in London today confirmed that a ‘continuity agreement’ had …

A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports
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A week in Brussels: BDI blasts US-EU trade talk format, trilateral, farm exports

This week has mainly been about everyone getting back to work. The EU’s top priority is the transatlantic relationship. Trade chief Cecilia Malmström, visiting Washington in the early days of January, signals just that. But were there actually any new developments this week on the planned trade deals? Not really, as …

Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?
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Will commission break limbo on Myanmar and Cambodia rice safeguards?

EU governments are split in the face of proposals by the European Commission to reapply import protections on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar following an import surge from these countries.  The two Asian countries, which qualify as least-developed countries, benefit from duty-free imports of rice under the EU’s General System …