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Perspectives: Europe needs to brace for durable divergence on trade policy with US

Proposals to raise tariffs all-round by presidential candidate Donald Trump, the release of a book by his former trade representative Robert Lighthizer, and a speech of the current holder of that position at the G20 Trade Ministers meeting show the extent of trade and WTO-scepticism in the United States. The …

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Comment: EU ASEAN trade – how to make a strategic partnership work

The EU and ASEAN have yet to bring to life a strategic partnership overshadowed by deep-rooted trade irritants. The EU needs to thoroughly engage with its Southeast Asian partners on its new environmental legislation, recognise their own efforts in tackling climate change and speed up its FTA agenda, writes Chris …