A week in Brussels Deforestation EU Carbon Border Measure Latest news SSAfrica Steel

Week in Brussels: South Africa hit by steel safeguard, CBAM and ETS, deforestation products

The latest in EU trade policy news: new restrictions on steel from South Africa and MEP calls to restrict more product trade linked to deforestation and give industries a free pass – at least for a time – as CBAM gets rolled out. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.

A week in Brussels Energy Charter Treaty Investment Latest news SSAfrica Steel Trade defence

Week in Brussels: Angola, Ghana, ECT, Chinese subsidies in steel wind towers and glass fiber

That was a big week in EU policy.  There was an intense European Parliament plenary session during which legislation that will affect trade policy and transatlantic or EU China relations, namely the Digital Markets and Digital Services act as well as the International Procurement Instrument. But there have been other …

Latest news SSAfrica

EU and Angola kick-start negotiations on investment promotion agreement

Negotiations between the EU and Angola to improve the latter’s investment climate and diversify its economy kicked off today via video conference. The ‘sustainable investment facilitation agreement’ would be the first of its kind and aim to facilitate investment conditions by enhancing transparency, simplifying procedures, particularly for SMEs, and enhancing …