The European Parliament is set to enter into negotiations with the EU member states on the revised Generalised Scheme of Preferences on the basis of the report adopted in the institution’s international trade committee on 3 May.
Author: Robert Francis
The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted for the scope of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism to be enlarged and for the timeline for the phase-in of the scheme to be brought forward and shortened. MEPs in the lead committee in the dossier also voted to expand …
The European Commission today published an action plan to help Ukraine export its agricultural goods in the wake of Russia’s invasion of the country.
A “progressive majority” of MEPs in the European Parliament’s environment committee this week backed a shorter and earlier phase-in of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism, a levy on CO2 on a range of imported products.
The sixth meeting of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement Consultative Committee, which took place on Tuesday (4 May) in Barbados, noted that there are “deficiencies on both sides” when it comes to the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement.
The European Parliament’s international trade committee today (3 May) voted to add three additional core international labour and human rights conventions to the list that countries would need to ratify in order to benefit from the tariff removals or reductions foreseen in the EU’s revised future Generalised Scheme of Preferences.
‘Mirror clauses’ are making their way in EU regulations in food production. What are mirror clauses and why are they so controversial? Emily Rees sat down with Borderlex’s Rob Francis to explain what is at stake in the ongoing debate about these measures.
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 …
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.
Are European Union free trade agreements working? Rob Francis has delved into one of the EU’s latest ‘ex post’ evaluation reports of trade agreements commissioned by the European Commission.