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Commission prepares to slap retroactive duties on Chinese EVs

The high-profile anti-subsidy investigation against imports of electric vehicles from China launched by the EU last autumn is proceeding at pace. On Tuesday the European Commission said it would have car imports subject to registration, with a view to potentially imposing duties retroactively on the registered cars. Preliminary duties could …

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Updated: European Commission initiates steel safeguard extension proceedings

The European Commission is preparing to extend a steel import safeguard it introduced in 2018 to allay fears that metal destined to the United States would be diverted to Europe in the aftermath of president Trump’s Section 232 steel tariffs. The safeguard, initially introduced for a duration of three years …

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Week in Brussels: EP Plenary special – CETA, India, Tajikistan, Chinese influence, ports, e-bikes

Whilst world leaders and business executives were busy networking in Davos, the European Parliament this week held a packed plenary session in Strasbourg. Parliamentarians adopted a number of reports on the EU’s trade relations with Canada, India, and Central Asia, with a focus on Tajikistan’s application to join the GSP+ …

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Week in Brussels: Türkiye, Mexico, China, ports strategy, OACPS agreement

On Monday EU trade ministers in Brussels ratified the EU-New Zealand trade agreement and approved for signature the deal with Chile. The EU’s relations with the United States remain strained, and there is now less than a week to agree the final details of a long-sought trade pact with Mercosur. …

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Week in Brussels: Raw materials MoUs, Central Asia, Renewables

It’s been an intense week of EU trade policy in Brussels, with a packed meeting of the European Parliament’s international trade committee at the start of the week, a G7 trade ministerial meeting this weekend, and a new twist in the EU’s electric vehicle anti-subsidy probe right in the middle. …