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Week in Brussels: No EU-US deals, forced labour, Slovakia infringement, new EPP trade man

Most of the talk in Brussels this week has focused on today’s EU-US summit in Washington. An important milestone was reached in the EU’s road to introducing a ban on products made with forced labour. We also learned that foreign direct investment screening is gaining more momentum in the EU. …

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Week in Brussels: EU-US, Angola, Australia

This week has been dominated by talk of a draft agreement between the EU and United States which would levy tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from non-market economies. We cover the reactions to this draft agreement below, as well as the various interpretations about what this would require …

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Top US business lobby weighs in on EU corporate sustainability due diligence legislation

The US Chamber of Commerce is calling for financial services organisations to be left out of the scope of the EU’s future rules on due diligence and wants director’s liability for not ensuring due diligence in their companies to go. The association also criticises the extraterritorial scope of the directive, …

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Perspectives: Europe needs to brace for durable divergence on trade policy with US

Proposals to raise tariffs all-round by presidential candidate Donald Trump, the release of a book by his former trade representative Robert Lighthizer, and a speech of the current holder of that position at the G20 Trade Ministers meeting show the extent of trade and WTO-scepticism in the United States. The …

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Comment: TTC 4  addresses some recent transatlantic crises over tech, green subsidies

The fourth meeting of the EU-US mega-talk shop called the Trade and Technology Council in Sweden has, in the eyes of most observers, been the most productive of them all so far. Although it hasn’t delivered on some big-ticket items, a slew of small deals and initiatives start revealing its …

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EU-US TTC 4’s sustainability agenda: what it includes

The European Union and the United States established a joint work programme under the Transatlantic Initiative on Sustainable Trade – TIST – during the fourth meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Luleå, Sweden. The TTC participants also agreed on a number of recommendations to eliminate forced labour. …