During a recent trip to Brussels earlier this month, the CSIS’ Emily Benson spoke to Borderlex’s Rob Francis about the future of US trade policy, the transatlantic relationship, and her expectations for the next meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council at the end of May in Sweden.
Q&A: Status of investor-state dispute settlement reforms at UNCITRAL
Nikos Lavranos shares his insights with Borderlex into the current status of the ongoing UN Commission for International Trade and Investment Law Working Group III negotiations on investor-state dispute settlement reforms.
McReynolds: ‘We need to understand the consequences of regulating differently’
Chris Horseman talked to Make UK’s Fergus McReynolds about how the new EU UK trading arrangements are affecting British manufacturing and where to take London’s trade conversation with Brussels now that more cooperation is possible in the wake of the Windsor Framework on Northern Ireland.
Samira Rafaela: EU needs to harness Africa’s strategic importance
INTERVIEW – Schwab: EU, US should focus on issues of mutual interest
Susan Schwab, chair of the board of directors of the National Foreign Trade Council and former United States Trade Representative, sat down with Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer in Washington to discuss US-China and EU US relations.
Interview: EU Chips Act is yesterday’s answer to tomorrow’s problems
The Russian war in Ukraine, the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, and current geopolitical tensions are shining a light on countries’ economic and strategic dependencies, and no more so than on the supply of semiconductors. In response, the European Commission last year put forward its “Chips Act”, which promises €42 …
Rodolfo: No reason why EU shouldn’t do an FTA with Philippines
There is no reason why the EU and the Philippines should not conclude a free trade agreement, says Manilla’s vice-minister in charge of industry, development and trade policy Ceferino Rodolfo.
INTERVIEW: WTO members need ways to ‘agree to disagree’ on security
Members of the World Trade Organization are increasingly using security as a reason to restrict trade and investment in a discriminatory way. Borderlex’s Iana Dreyer spoke to Mona Paulsen about how they can be made – somewhat – accountable for not abusing their powers. *** Recently described as a ‘black …
Interview: EU-Mexico Global Agreement will soon need extra upgrade
The upgraded EU-Mexico Global Agreement, concluded in 2020, will soon be approved by both sides. Rob Francis talked to César Guerra about the deal, why it matters, the process for ratification, improving it further – and the CPTPP in all this.
INTERVIEW – WTO needs to consider process and production methods
World Trade Organization members should “look at all the options” available to it for allowing countries to distinguish between products on the basis of how they are produced, according to the chair of the WTO’s committee on trade and the environment. Simon Manley, the UK’s WTO ambassador, said he believed …