As global attention turns to climate change and the COP26 summit, the EU’s proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is to be welcomed for advancing the debate on how concretely trade policy can help the fight against climate change from theory to action.
A report published today by the European Commission states that its efforts to remove trade barriers in third countries from 2014-2019 led to EU exports in 2020 being €5.4 billion higher than they would have been otherwise.
The European Court of Justice confirmed that investor-state arbitration between European Union investors and member states is illegal, even if such arbitration is based on domestic legislation of an EU member state. Whilst EU investors can pursue arbitration internationally under new EU investment protection treaties, a major rule-of-law gap has …
The international trade committee of the European Parliament has begun work on the European Commission’s regulatory proposal on “foreign subsidies distorting the internal market”. Its members are eyeing tighter conditions than originally laid out by the EU executive for triggering investigations.
The United States and the five European countries that have enacted digital services taxes agreed a tax-and-tariff truce during USTR Katherine Tai’s ongoing visit to Europe and ahead of Friday’s G7 trade ministers meeting in the United Kingdom.
The European Commission is preparing a new piece of legislation that aims to boost production of next-generation semiconductors in Europe, a European Chips Act: its trade and investment policy dimension will be a spot to watch.
The European Union needs an “adequate trade strategy to respond to concerns of ‘unfair competition’ from imports as regards environmental standards”, according to a new policy paper from the Paris-based Jacques Delors think tank. The report comes as the European Commission is expected to publish on 17 November a proposal …
“Lessons of TTIP have been learned,” said Monique Goyens, the director-general of the highly influential EU consumer protection organisation BEUC at an online webinar last Wednesday (13 October 2021).
WTO issues, sustainability, trade defence have dominated the picture in trade policy in Brussels this week. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
To save the profits of seven producers of plywood in two or three European Union countries. Or to preserve or the income – in some cases ensure the survival of – 133 mainly SMEs across 25 countries. This choice was given to the European Commission. And the Commission is expected …