A week in Brussels

A week in Brussels Canada and CETA EU Carbon Border Measure Germany GSP, GSP Plus, EBA Latest news Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Week in Brussels: Germany set for CETA, CBAM controversy, Pakistan, Kazakhstan

It’s been another big week in EU trade. The European Parliament has now a position on carbon border adjustment, and climate and labour conditionality in free trade agreements is about to get much much tougher. But there are even more big news – as seen below. By Rob Francis and …

A week in Brussels Latest news Supply chain due diligence & forced labour Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Week in Brussels: Moldovan plums, forced labour, OECD ministerial

It’s been a dramatic week in the EU as the European Parliament failed to agree on wide-ranging plans to move the EU to net-zero carbon emissions. Votes on the MEPs’ positions on the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism and a related reform of the EU’s emissions trading scheme were postponed. …

A week in Brussels Anti-coercion instrument Latest news MC12 Social & human rights

Week in Brussels: forced labour ban, EU views on MC12, anti-coercion instrument

One can’t say the European Parliament is not working diligently. It shows in this week’s range of trade-related activities. It approved lifting  import duties on Ukraine and expedited its work on the GSP regulation overhaul. Below is a selection of what else happened on trade in parliament this week. By …

A week in Brussels Deforestation EU Carbon Border Measure Latest news SSAfrica Steel

Week in Brussels: South Africa hit by steel safeguard, CBAM and ETS, deforestation products

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.