It’s been a relatively quiet week on the trade front in the EU given a Thursday bank holiday in many European countries and the European Commission declaring today (Friday 14 May) a holiday for its staff. Nonetheless, below some notable developments in EU trade policy.
Author: Iana Dreyer
The European Union and India agreed to relaunch their stalled free trade agreement negotiations at a bilateral summit held virtually on Saturday (8 May 2021).
The global news cycle is dominated today by the decision by the United States to support the idea of a waiver on intellectual property rules enshrined in the World Trade Organization.
The European Commission released today its regulation proposal for an instrument to control “foreign subsidies distorting the internal market”.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala nominated four deputy directors-general to help steer the secretariat and the organisation’s membership.
Alongside long-announced new legislation aimed at countering the distortive effects of subsidies of non-EU firms operating in the European Single Market, the Commission is set to unveil a revised industrial strategy in the coming days.
The European Union’s member states are in what many in Brussels believe to be the final stages of preparation of a long-awaited regulation that aims to promote international ‘reciprocity’ in market access for public sector contracts.
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There are timid signs of a gradual Washington ‘awakening’ to trade files that the European Union would want to settle with Washington to move on on trade.
Ministers of the rich world have vowed to work together on setting global standards for digital supply chains. G7 ministers in charge of digital affairs gathered at a meeting hosted by United Kingdom on Wednesday (28 April 2021). The leaders “decided to place the needs of open, democratic societies at …