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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, Kenya, Chile, Indonesia

During yesterday’s summit in Brussels EU leaders agreed to launch EU accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. Earlier this week the EU institutions also reached a deal on new legislation obliging companies to undertake due diligence measures across their supply chains. For the rest of this week’s EU trade news, …

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Week in Brussels: US steel, EU-ACP, FTAs, Bangladesh, critical minerals, methane, MRA tool

It has been a busy week in Brussels, and the pace is unlikely to slacken as we approach the end of the year. This week Chinese companies complained about the EU’s “de-risking” strategy, the European Parliament moved a step closer to ratifying the EU-Chile agreement, and Borderlex had some insights …

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EU mulls postponing tariffs on US, as steel talks set to continue

By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. The European Commission is preparing to table a formal negotiating mandate for member states to endorse towards a Global Arrangement for Sustainable Steel and Aluminium with the United States now that the contours of a deal start emerging, despite the two sides’ failure to …

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Perspectives: The steep learning curve of forging new trade policy compromises

Two ongoing EU trade policy sagas – over the Association Agreement with Mercosur and the United States over steel and aluminium – show how the nature of the required decisions is becoming more complex as climate regulation and economic security are thrown into the mix.  New ways for forging political …