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 …
EU legislators reached a deal in the early hours of Tuesday morning (6 December) on new legislation which would ban products that have contributed to deforestation from entering and circulating in the single market. EU trading partners will be watching this outcome closely for any WTO violation that might be …
The three European Union institutions have settled on the final details of the bloc’s flagship deforestation regulation. The trilogue ‘deal’ announced overnight covers in particuar the product scope and the date after which deforestation-free activity needs to be proven.
The European Parliament voted to expand the list of products for which businesses in the European Union will have to undertake new due diligence procedures concerning deforestation.
The European Commission will present its additional instrument on environmental obligations and human rights as part of the EU-Mercosur association agreement “in the coming months”. The Chilean government is questioning a technically finalised EU Chile FTA upgrade agreement’s provisions linked to energy and raw materials.
It’s still very quiet in Brussels but trade policy has started stirring ahead of a packed rentrée next week.
The European Parliament’s environment committee voted to expand the list of products for which businesses in Europe will have to undertake new due diligence procedures concerning deforestation.
European Union environment ministers adopted their negotiating position on the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the consumption in the EU of products coming from supply chains associated with deforestation.
The latest in EU trade policy news: new restrictions on steel from South Africa and MEP calls to restrict more product trade linked to deforestation and give industries a free pass – at least for a time – as CBAM gets rolled out. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
There is fairly little to report back on in matters trade policy in this week of massive high-level meetings in Brussels: a NATO summit, G7 meeting, Council and US president Joe Biden attending all these. There is simply no appetite in the EU – mainly Germany – to further restrict …