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A week in Brussels Cambodia Latest news Supply chain due diligence & forced labour Trade defence

Week in Brussels: Business on due diligence, EU reopens Cambodia rice case

While everyone was away in Davos this week, business tried to seize the momentum on the coming EU sustainability corporate due diligence regulation and the European Commission acted to avoid having to repay Cambodian exporters duties paid as part a safeguard that was slapped down by the ECJ. By Rob …

A week in Brussels China Latest news Steel Trade defence Vietnam

Week in Brussels: China, Vietnam, steel safeguard

The securitisation of EU trade and investment policy is advancing. This week the European Commission announced it would look into tighter investment screening rules and potential outbound investment controls. Its planned anti-coercion instrument is also moving forward. And the debate on the Energy Charter Treaty is not abating. More on …

FTA dispute settlement Latest news SSAfrica Trade defence

South Africa poultry trade dispute: panel rebuffs EU financial, customs union claims

August is traditionally quiet in European Union trade policy making. Here’s this month’s main Brussels trade story so far. A panel of arbitrators appointed under the 2016 Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Southern African Development Community ruled on 3 August that an import safeguard on frozen chicken …

A week in Brussels Agriculture Anti-subsidy Latest news Steel Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Week in Brussels: Foreign subsidies, Turkey steel, mirror clauses, Moldova fast-track

It’s been a big week in the European Union on trade. The highlight certainly was the FTA deal announced with New Zealand on Thursday, which breaks some new ground on sustainability issues – details here. Member states have made up their minds on the burning carbon border adjustment and deforestation …