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EU initiates countdown to Chinese electric vehicle anti-subsidy duties

The countdown to likely countervailing duties on imports of electric vehicles from China has officially begun. The anti-subsidy investigation into imports of cars announced mid-September by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen was published this morning in the European Union’s statute book.

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EU deforestation regulation: 17 countries want legislation ‘repaired’

Seventeen countries from the Americas, Asia, and Africa wrote to EU leaders at the end of last week expressing “deep concern” at the entry into force of the bloc’s deforestation-free products legislation. In the letter dated 7 September the signatories say the new law “disregards local circumstances and capabilities, national legislations, …

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Week Ahead: ECT withdrawal, EU Australia FTA, EU Indonesia, CPTPP ministerial and more

The EU is wrapping up a range of critical files before closing for the summer… and for EU-wide elections in 2024. On the menu this week: EU withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty, New Zealand pact ratification, EU Australia FTA talks, EU retaliation against Indonesia, and FTA talks with the very …