The European Commission is expected to propose an extension of an export control mechanism – which it calls a “transparency and authorisation mechanism” – for COVID-19 vaccines until the end of the year.
Happy Monday everyone! A preview of the week in trade in Europe by Iana Dreyer, Rob Francis and Chris Horseman.
It’s been an intense week in trade policy in Brussels, focused on preparations of the Trade and Tech Council with the United States to be held late September 2021. This week saw the launch of the first EU-wide Indo-Pacific strategy. The latter was overshadowed by a blow to French interests …
The European Union’s trade policy plans in the Indo-Pacific strongly focus strongly on the digital aspect of things, a new Communication unveiled today confirms. The EU is rolling out its Global Gateway – a pendant to China’s Belt and Road – through a new strategy initially requested by the EU’s member states. …
The EU sees opportunity in global regulatory leadership through the so-called Brussels Effect. But the attempt to deliberately control what has hitherto been largely market-driven is far from guaranteed to be a success.
The move comes as the EU executive has practically decided to suspend import duties on another aluminium product: flat-rolled items from China.
The European Commission will propose a ban on products made with forced labour, as announced today by its president Ursula Von Der Leyen during her annual State of the Union address in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. Von der Leyen also announced a new digital connectivity strategy called Digital …
With just over two weeks to go until the inaugural meeting of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council, there remain many unanswered questions around just who will attend and the exact issues to be discussed.
This is the week when activity at the World Trade Organization will pick up, going crescendo until the coming 12th Ministerial Conference. The EU is set to announce how it plans to roll out its Indo-Pacific strategy. By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The European Commission is preparing to table a new regulatory proposal towards a so-called ‘anti-coercion’ instrument at the end of 2021. The European Parliament’s international trade committee is all set up to pick its fights over the new piece of legislation.