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EU initiates countdown to Chinese electric vehicle anti-subsidy duties

The countdown to likely countervailing duties on imports of electric vehicles from China has officially begun. The anti-subsidy investigation into imports of cars announced mid-September by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen was published this morning in the European Union’s statute book.

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Commission hopes for Chinese critical minerals export easements

European Commission executive vice president Valdis Dombrovskis said his services will be “moving forward” with its anti-subsidy investigation into electric vehicles from China, despite there still being no official announcement in the bloc’s statute book. Dombrovskis expressed hopes that China would ease exports of critical minerals gallium and germanium to …

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Week in Brussels: New USTR man in town, Australia, Vietnam DAG, Japan GIs

This week in Brussels began with the EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing and ended with a meeting yesterday afternoon (28 September) of the Joint Coordination Platform which discussed how Ukraine was going to control exports of grain into the EU – with no visible outcome at …

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Week in Brussels: Mercosur, Ukrainian grain, raw materials, SMEI, South Korea

The highlight of this week in Brussels – indeed, one of the highlights of the political calendar – was the annual State of the Union speech given by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday (13 September). Borderlex covered von der Leyen’s core announcement, that of an anti-subsidy …

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Week in Brussels: EU industry demands, China visit

The first full week of the Brussels rentrée saw the EU institutions gradually come back to life. On Wednesday the European Commission published its annual trade defence report, and one of Brussels’ leading think tanks hosted an array of political figures and academics at its signature autumn event. For all …

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Week in Brussels: Forced labour in the parliament, GSP “rollover”, MEPs talk Taiwan, EU-Indonesia

This week was dominated by the summit in Brussels between the EU, Latin America, and the Caribbean countries. Read our takeaway from the high-level powwow here. On Thursday (20 July) EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis met with US trade representative Katherine Tai to try and find a breakthrough in talks …