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A week in Brussels Indonesia LatAm & Caribbean Latest news Supply chain due diligence & forced labour

Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Singapore DAG, LatAm, supply chain due diligence

It’s been quite the busy week on the Brussels trade beat, with, among others, key trade files making headway in the European Parliament’s international trade committee: international procurement and carbon border adjustment. Also the EU, US and Japan revived their legendary ‘non market economy’ trilateral. Here other bits of interesting …

Agriculture Chile EU FTAs & bilateral ties Latest news

EU FTAs: Commission unveils new chapter on sustainable food systems

The European Commission late last week published a proposed chapter  on sustainable food systems that it wants to include in its EU-Chile trade agreement. Negotiations towards its modernisation are ongoing. The chapter is also expected to be introduced into future and ongoing trade negotiations, including those with Australia and New …

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Week in Brussels: CETA, France, ECT, China, EPAs

This week has seen two ‘strategic’ initiatives: the launch of a new paper on EU-US relations and the upgrading of EU-ASEAN relations post RCEP. Here other developments of potential interest. Dombrovksis talks to French Senate – Paris CETA ratification date unclear Nobody knows yet when the French government will put …

A week in Brussels Chile Energy & Environment Latest news World Trade Organization

Week in Brussels + Geneva: MPIA, cigarettes, carbon border tax, Chile

Australia’s plain packaging rules okayed by Appellate Body A brief note on the fact that the Appellate Body, as expected, upheld a panel ruling that confirmed Australia’s right to impose plain packaging – i.e. remove branding – on cigarette packs. This week’s ruling will have systemic implications also for food …