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Week in Brussels : COVID-19 vaccine local content requirement, CAI, Sweden-EU-UK`

It’s been quite the week in trade policy in Brussels, with the transatlantic relationship and global vaccine access a central theme. We had a suspension of tariff escalation plans by the EU to leave room to the United States to somehow phase out their Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs …

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Week in Brussels: IPI, China, French Senators on CETA, DG Trade musical chairs

This has been an intense week in European Union trade policy, with the continuous transatlantic file rolling on, a lot of action in Geneva, the EU and the ACP group finally concluding their post-Cotonou agreement and the European Parliament active on a variety of trade files. MEPs voted to resume …

A week in Brussels China Energy Charter Treaty Latest news

Week in Brussels: Vaccines, China, CAI, Taiwan, Energy Charter Treaty

As widely anticipated, the European Union extended on Thursday its export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines produced by firms with a procurement contract from the EU until the end of June 2021. The move comes amidst controversies over who among the continental EU and the ‘Anglos’ are greater vaccine nationalists. …

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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 …