This week was dominated by the fourth Trade and Technology Council meeting and the adoption by the European Parliament of its position on the coming corporate sustainability due diligence legislation. The European Political Community summit in Moldova was conspicuously void of any outcome in this field. Here is what else …
A week in Brussels
Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Kazakhstan, deforestation (and G7)
All eyes may currently be on the G7 summit in Japan – more from us soon on this one – but despite the public holiday in Brussels on Thursday there has still been trade policy activity in the EU capital this week.
Week in Brussels: China and sovereignty on Europe Day, hazardous chemicals
Europe is becoming a new geopolitical battleground in the US China rivalry. Is it mere coincidence that China’s foreign minister Qin Gang was touring the European Union as the EU celebrated ‘Europe Day’ on Tuesday?
Week in Brussels: Trusted trader scheme audit, IRA
This week’s trade highlight in Brussels was a decision to introduce a temporary import safeguard on certain agricultural goods from Ukraine in five countries and until June – and a further decision to liberalise fruit and vegetables trade for Moldova. All this was capped by European Commission executive vice president …
Week in Brussels: Forced labour, GSP, Mercosur dilly dallying
It’s been a big week for those looking at supply chain management, with the corporate sustainability due diligence regulation moving ahead in in parliament and MEPs starting to look at the EU’s planned forced labour product ban. Also the international trade committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of …
Week in Brussels: Plenty of WTO news for EU, Ukraine import bans, rice safeguard
A look back at a week dominated by a fierce internal EU fight over imports of agricultural products from Ukraine. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
Week in Brussels: TSD cooperation, EU-US, India, due diligence
Here some notable developments in EU trade policy in this quiet Easter week.
Week in Brussels: China dialogues, export credits, Japan, foreign subsidies regulation
There’s been a lot on this pre-Easter week in European trade policy….By Rob Francis with some extra input from Iana Dreyer.
Week in Brussels: Forced labour ban, Mexico Global Agreement, trilogues
It was a big week in EU trade, with the adoption of the EU’s anti-coercion instrument and a speech by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen that is ruffling Chinese and some EU member state feathers. Oh and a deal with Kenya is on track. More below on some …
Week in Brussels: EUCO talks Mercosur, DAGs renewal, Nigeria, Singapore
It’s been a week of many meetings….