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Week in Brussels: Potential EU-US supply chain collaboration, Korea ILO, Mexico Global Agreement

Dombrovskis sees potential in EU-US supply chain resilience collaboration President Biden this week made headlines by announcing a review of the United States’ supply chains. Strategic dependencies on – namely but not only – China and other supply chain disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic have had the US government focus …

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USTR nominee Katherine Tai wants to “land plane” with EU on Airbus-Boeing tariffs

During her confirmation hearing in the Senate the nominee to become the next United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai offered a general direction of travel for the Biden administration’s trade policy but hardly gave answers on specifics. Katherine Tai said she was pursuing a “worker-centred” trade policy – that also …

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MEPs call for unilateral EU actions first before ratifying China investment agreement

The international trade committee debated the EU China Comprehensive Investment Agreement – also known as CAI  – for the first time since its conclusion last December. A cross-political group consensus is emerging: the EU needs to move first in other areas of policy affecting its China economic and political relationship …

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WTO Corner: Plurilaterals legality, investment facilitation

Plurilateral or ‘Joint Statement’ initiatives launched in 2017 to modernise rules in the trading system start maturing. Now members face a battle over having them established in the World Trade Organization treaty framework. India and South Africa claim Joint Statement initiative deals are illegal In December 2017, a large group …