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Fresh post-COVID-19 winds for Euro-Mediterranean trade?

This week’s Union for the Mediterranean trade ministerial meeting saw leaders express hopes for stronger regional economic integration and a greater role for the region in ‘near-shoring’ industrial supply chains in the post-Covid-19 era. But twenty-five years into the existence of the Barcelona Process – which ministers celebrated this week …

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New Paneuromed rules of origin to start applying without Morocco and Tunisia

Simplifying rules of origin for the hub-and-spoke preferential trade arrangements in the European Union’s neighbourhood is anything but a simple exercise. The renegotiation of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin – the PEM convention – has been going on for a decade. It aims at introducing a …

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Week in Brussels: Turkey pharma case, Africa, Biodiversity

Turkey pharma case in WTO The European Commission published this week its first legal submission in a dispute it filed against Turkey last year at the World Trade Organization concerning the EU’s neighbour’s restrictive policies in the area of pharmaceuticals. The case ‘Certain Measures concerning the Production, Importation and Marketing …

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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard

The European Union is revising for a second time its steel import safeguard which it formally introduced in February 2019. Turkey is now potentially complicating the process. Imports of steel from across the world were restricted following the United States’ decision to introduce high tariffs on steel imports on national …

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Week in Brussels: Airbus tariff costs and duration, Paneuromed ROO reform

It’s been a horrible week for trade aficionados. The US said no to proposed WTO Appellate Body reforms, US tariffs on EU exports are kicking in, and one had to follow the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement negotiations. The final Brexit deal implies customs contortions in Northern Ireland which many policy wonks …