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THINK TANK: Malmström on EU elections, China, industrial policy, ASEAN, critical minerals

This week’s international think tanks’ focus: the trade implications from the European Union’s elections, reducing EU reliance on Chinese supply chains, the realities of  United States’s industrial policy, ASEAN’s digital trade agenda – and streamlining EU action on critical raw materials. 

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EU TDI update: slew of new China and other provisional anti-dumping duties

The European Commission is not letting off in its trade defence activity targeting China. After having announced provisional duties on electric vehicles, the EU executive announced a slew of new provisional duties on products for which it launched new anti-dumping investigations in November 2023. Titanium dioxide from China will start …

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Week in Brussels: MEPs, Indonesia, services, Algeria, Korea

This week has been dominated by the fallout from last weekend’s EU elections. Read our analysis here. On Wednesday the commission also announced new provisional tariffs on China-made electric vehicles. In our roundup this week: the key MEPs on trade who will be returning to the parliament – and those …

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China electric vehicle duties: Commission signals readiness to negotiate

The European Commission has announced the provisional levels of countervailing duties it will be levying on electric vehicles produced in China and signalled that it is ready to negotiate a “mutually agreed solution” with Beijing. The case is a snapshot in the subsidy and industrial battle the EU is waging …

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EU parliament and trade after the elections: less ‘green’, more open to deals?

The European Parliament elections closed on Sunday evening with one major result: a centre that is holding amidst a predicted far right surge. In the area of trade policy MEPs might well become more open to deal making, but the EU’s overall direction of travel will be harder to read …