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Week in Brussels: Mercosur time horizon, Korea, India

A week with meaningful developments on transatlantic, digital and – not least – the EU-UK front. Here other updates… Dombrovskis eyes 2022 for ratification of EU Mercosur trade pact Speaking at an event hosted by the Portuguese presidency of the European Council in cooperation with BusinessEurope and its Brazilian counterpart …

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MEPs to keep China, Vietnam investment and trade agreements under human rights watch

The European Parliament released a series of motions for resolutions on human rights in foreign countries this week. Two could have direct consequences for existing EU investment and trade agreements if MEPs consider that the human rights situation in the relevant countries is deteriorating. China investment deal ratification tied to …

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Cambodia’s garment manufacturers sue EU over preference withdrawal

This summer, the European Commission withdrew trade preferences granted to Cambodia. Cambodia benefited from duty-free-quota free trade under the EU’s Everything-But-Arms aimed at the world’s poorest countries. The partial withdrawal affects one fifth of the the South East Asian country’s garment and shoes exports. Despite calls this summer to take …