A conversation with John Clarke about the do’s and don’ts of requiring specific production method standards for the EU’s agricultural imports.
Energy & Environment
The European Commission is steering clear of introducing new trade defence measures against solar panels imported from China – at least for now.
Something has to give if the EU’s trade agenda is not to unravel due to the extra-territorial application of its climate ambitions. ***
Trump, the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council, energy security… and MSMEs. Here some highlights of what think tanks have written about in recent days.
The European Commission launched its tenth initial trade defence investigation for 2023, of which eight target China and one is an anti-subsidy investigation. This doubles the number of new cases compared to 2022. And it will allow the commission to surgically target biodiesel imports from China.
The United Kingdom announced a due diligence scheme that will require traders and retailers to prove their products are not contributing to global deforestation. The scheme will be limited to businesses with an annual global turnover of over £50 million, and will apply to a more limited set of commodities …
Here is a roundup of what trade think tanks have been up to this week.
Borderlex caught up with ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla in Brussels to discuss the EU’s new unilateral green trade agenda, how it is perceived in Africa and other developing countries – and what the EU could do to help them implement Brussels’s many new rules. The conversation covers the carbon border adjustment …
Here is what international think tanks have been up to this week. By Maia Wilson and Iana Dreyer
The European Commission reiterated calls on EU member states to back its bid to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty.