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Week in Brussels: anti-coercion, CBAM, GSP

We’ve had an intense week in trade policy. That included a bumper international trade committee meeting, where existing leadership – chair and vice-chairs – were re-elected without much of a fuss. We published what we consider the key stories coming out of the meeting on due diligence and forced labour …

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Forced labour: Commission signals “tried and tested” due-diligence-cum-marketing ban approach

The European Commission is planning to incorporate a marketing ban on products produced with forced labour into its coming legislative proposal on sustainable corporate governance, which is expected to be presented mid February. During today’s meeting of the European Parliament’s international trade committee, the Commission’s director general for trade Sabine …

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EU foreign ministers: fast-tracked anti-coercion legislation a response to Lithuania crisis

Given a range of other immediately dangerous security crises looming around the EU, not least with next-door Russia over Ukraine, EU member states have been slow in coming together to discuss in depth the lingering crisis over China’s unofficial embargo on exports from Lithuania. But it’s now happened. What the …

A week in Brussels Indonesia LatAm & Caribbean Latest news Supply chain due diligence & forced labour

Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Singapore DAG, LatAm, supply chain due diligence

It’s been quite the busy week on the Brussels trade beat, with, among others, key trade files making headway in the European Parliament’s international trade committee: international procurement and carbon border adjustment. Also the EU, US and Japan revived their legendary ‘non market economy’ trilateral. Here other bits of interesting …