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An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?
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An EU dimension in rumoured US government procurement withdrawal plans?

Trade sniping out of Washington just doesn’t seem to be ending. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the White House was mulling pulling out of the Government Procurement Agreement, a preferential accord among a subset of mostly rich-country members of the World Trade Organization. China and Russia are in the process of …

Life after the WTO Appellate Body: the case for more flexible dispute handling
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Life after the WTO Appellate Body: the case for more flexible dispute handling

The Appellate Body is dead – long live the WTO! In this column, Wolfgang Weiss discusses alternative ways to uphold compliance with World Trade Organization rules in spite of the current Appellate Body impasse. Weiss argues that the current crisis might alter the way panels apply WTO law.

Japan-US-EU trilateral conversations on China resume in Washington
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Japan-US-EU trilateral conversations on China resume in Washington

With the United States failing to deliver changes to Chinese subsidies and state-owned enterprise practices in the small trade ‘deal’ it is about to sign with Beijing, Washington appears keener to cooperate with other countries to address more ‘structural’ issues with the Asian behemoth. The EU and US are also …

Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA
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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, WTO, Cambodia EBA withdrawal, Ghana EPA

It’s been an eventful week on trade – with a deepening WTO crisis, some movement on agriculture, continued uncertainty over the EU Vietnam FTA ratification…. New low in WTO and transatlantic trade relations This week has provided fodder for around-the-clock quotation-chasing media as developments shifted by the day, if not …