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WTO members raise concerns over new EU trade defence method
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WTO members raise concerns over new EU trade defence method

It’s a hot week in the World Trade Organization as members spar over disputes and trade remedies. On Wednesday (25 October 2017) the Committee of Antidumping Practices examined among others the EU’s new trade defence legislation. Eleven WTO members criticised the EU’s planned overhaul of the way it calculates dumping …

In brief: EU and US lock horns in WTO over disputes and trade remedies
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In brief: EU and US lock horns in WTO over disputes and trade remedies

The ‘Donald Trump effect’ is being played out in full in the World Trade Organization as tensions over trade remedies and the dispute settlement bodies rise.   This week WTO members are gathering in a series of meetings on trade remedies and dispute settlement. The US continues to bloc the …

WTO: Rift with US over Appellate Body member appointments deepens
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WTO: Rift with US over Appellate Body member appointments deepens

A rift between a large group of leading World Trade Organization members and the United States deepened on Friday (15 September 2017) as an informal dispute settlement body meeting ended with no agreement on the appointment of three Appellate Body members.   Washington is blocking the appointments of successors to …

Insight – Australia WTO paper dispute:  impact on new EU antidumping methodology
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Insight – Australia WTO paper dispute: impact on new EU antidumping methodology

The EU Commission has been eyeing Australia’s way of handling Chinese imports in antidumping cases as a possible alternative to no longer treating China as a non market economy. Now a WTO dispute brought by Indonesia against Australia could help determine if that envisaged path is WTO compliant. By Stéphanie …

Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview
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Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview

The latest Appellate Body report confirms that it has jurisdiction over expired measures when these are annulled or lapse during a dispute settlement proceeding in the World Trade Organization. It also rebuffs once more the EU for not properly disclosing information to the foreign companies it investigates in trade defence …

EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies
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EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies

When the EU decided not to renew ‘countervailing duties’ on imports of polyethylene telephtalate from Pakistan in September 2015 that had been in place for a decade, the South Asian government initially considered withdrawing a complaint it had filed a few months earlier against these measures in the WTO.   …

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 …