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EU removes remaining DCFTA tariffs and quotas on Ukraine exports

The European Commission today proposed to temporarily suspend for one year all outstanding tariffs on trade between the EU and Ukraine, following the latter’s invasion by Russia. Today’s proposal, which was also agreed with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, follows the UK’s decision on Monday to proceed with complete liberalisation of …

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EU continues to chide Bangladesh labour practices

The European Commission remains concerned about Bangladesh’s commitments to align its labour laws with international standards as required under the conditions of its current trading relationship with the EU, despite the country successfully ratifying relevant International Labour Conventions linked to forced labour and the minimum working age.