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Week in Brussels: MEP scrutiny of EU-UK TCA, carbon border measure, Korean surimi

EU UK TCA: European Parliament wants more scrutiny powers and more time European Parliament committees scrutinised the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement this week. The series of meetings culminated in a joint meeting of the foreign affairs and international trade committee on Thursday. This kick-starts a formalised consent procedure involving …

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In 2021, the EU will need to focus on positive engagement with its trading partners

The brand-new EU-UK trade agreement in many ways epitomises a defensive turn in EU trade policy in a world where its geostrategic certainties – not least the comfort of the US security umbrella – have been shaken and the global pandemic exposed its vulnerabilities. But turning defensive is not enough. …

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Week in Brussels: China deal furore, US suspends French digital tax duties, chides Italian taxes

This has been overall quiet and very cold week on the Brussels trade beat. Trade negotiators appear to have taken a bit of a breather after their Christmas break was upended due to historic trade and investment agreements with the United Kingdom and China being concluded at the very last …

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US extends scope of Airbus sanctions, activates digital tax retaliation against France

The outgoing Trump administration has made what could be its final contribution to transatlantic trade relations by extending its existing ‘Airbus’ sanctions on EU imports to a range of additional products. It is also imposing a new set of sanctions against French products as a riposte against France’s new digital …