WTO issues, sustainability, trade defence have dominated the picture in trade policy in Brussels this week. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
A week in Brussels
A selected set of notable developments in EU trade policy by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
EU US steel and aluminium talks reach crunch time The EU and US are still negotiating on a mechanism aimed at phasing out Trump era national security import duties on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%).
It’s been an eventful week – with a lot of emotion around a cancelled French submarine deal. But fears that an inaugural EU US Trade and Technology Council would be postponed did not materialise. We also had the announcement of a new EU General Scheme of Preferences regulation. Here other …
It’s been an intense week in trade policy in Brussels, focused on preparations of the Trade and Tech Council with the United States to be held late September 2021. This week saw the launch of the first EU-wide Indo-Pacific strategy. The latter was overshadowed by a blow to French interests …
This week the European Union’s trade policy jolted back into action after a summer lull. It’s mainly been about setting up meetings and the agenda for the coming months. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The atmosphere in Brussels in this 2021 European Union trade policy back-to-school week has been marked by deepening uncertainty over where the United States, Europe’s key security ally and largest trading partner, is heading. By Iana Dreyer and Rob Francis.
If anything, this week in trade in Brussels was about preparing the ground for what comes next in the autumn 2021.
Trade policy activity is quieting down somewhat in Brussels ahead of the usual summer lull. Here nonetheless some interesting trade policy highlights for you. Iana Dreyer and Nikos Lavranos.
There’s been a lot of big news in trade in Europe this week. Here a few more news items to take away before the week-end. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.