The European Parliament is set to enter into negotiations with the EU member states on the revised Generalised Scheme of Preferences on the basis of the report adopted in the institution’s international trade committee on 3 May.
Outcomes from this week’s Trade and Technology Council will be seen as positive, but second or even third best to bilateral and multilateral deals. It is time to reset our evaluation of what are the best trade policy tools.
The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted for the scope of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism to be enlarged and for the timeline for the phase-in of the scheme to be brought forward and shortened. MEPs in the lead committee in the dossier also voted to expand …
By Iana Dreyer with input from Rob Francis. The final version of the joint statement between the United States and the European Union released on Monday reveals a dense and complex work programme across the Atlantic.
We are looking to a big trade policy week. By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The European Union and the United States have concluded their joint statement ahead of their second Trade and Technology Council meeting. Officials from Brussels and Washington will converge on Saclay near Paris on Sunday to sign off on a more than 50-page document, which they are due to unveil on …
It’s been a week where, apart from the announcement of a first-ever (but a bit non-committal) digital partnership with Japan, little has happened concretely, but where signals were given that much more could happen in future….. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The European Commission today published an action plan to help Ukraine export its agricultural goods in the wake of Russia’s invasion of the country.
Is this the European Union’s approach to ‘digital partnerships’ in the Indo-Pacific just fluff? At the very least one can say it is much too timid.
The number of commentaries proclaiming the end of globalisation will probably increase. The expected difficulties of finding consensus at the WTO’s 12th ministerial conference next June will add to these arguments. Cross-border business in fact remains healthy. But uncertainty around future policy choices may have a corrosive effect.