The fourth meeting of the EU-US mega-talk shop called the Trade and Technology Council in Sweden has, in the eyes of most observers, been the most productive of them all so far. Although it hasn’t delivered on some big-ticket items, a slew of small deals and initiatives start revealing its …
Opinion: Another tomorrow for transatlantic tech rivalry
The ongoing Trade and Technology Council is not useless. Its promise rather goes beyond the current generation of bilateral irritants. Such longtermism can hold its value in a policy climate where local politics and Indo-Pacific take precedence over global trade and Europe, write Hosuk Lee-Makiyama and Robin Baker.
THINK TANK: Digitally competitive EU, WTO and export controls, US-China
This week’s selection of interesting think tank pieces on international trade. By Maia Wilson and Iana Dreyer.
EU, India eye semiconductor MoU
The EU and India agreed on a number of trade and investment policy cooperation topics for the next twelve months during their inaugural Trade and Technology Council meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. They are also aiming to conclude a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the semiconductors sector by September …
THINK TANK: WTO reform, EU data flows, Turkish elections and the customs union
After a few weeks of being fairly quiet, think tanks doing things on trade policy have been churning out reports again – long or short – on some big-ticket items: WTO reform, EU data flows and EU Turkey relations.
THINK TANK: Gender, investment, and digital fragmentation risks
Think tankers have been busy, with gender, investment and digital overarching themes. A selection of the latest work by international trade policy think tanks by Maia Wilson, with some input from Iana Dreyer.
EFTA and Singapore launch digital economy agreement negotiations
The four countries of the European Free Trade Area are entering the new Singapore-led digital trade agreement bandwagon.
EU and Singapore formalise digital partnership
The EU and Singapore signed a bilateral digital partnership in Brussels which could pave the way towards binding rules covering diverse aspects of digital trade.
Week in Brussels: Latin American FTAs, trilogue troubles, Brit subsidy and cyber worries
It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …
Comment: EU US Trade and Technology Council better at delivering outside than within its framework
The amount of energy going into the EU US Trade and Technology Council in the Brussels bubble is astounding. It’s at times as if nothing else counted: everyone is obsessed with it. Will the TTC have delivered more on what happened outside its formal framework than within?