The international trade committee of the European Parliament has begun work on the European Commission’s regulatory proposal on “foreign subsidies distorting the internal market”. Its members are eyeing tighter conditions than originally laid out by the EU executive for triggering investigations.
EU trade policies
Here is an update of various developments in the European Union’s trade policy. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
The European Commission is preparing a new piece of legislation that aims to boost production of next-generation semiconductors in Europe, a European Chips Act: its trade and investment policy dimension will be a spot to watch.
A selected set of notable developments in EU trade policy by Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
Iana Dreyer and Robert Francis talked to the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee Chair Bernd Lange on what’s next for transatlantic relations and for the World Trade Organisation. He also shared views on the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism and Generalised System of Preferences. We are now several months into …
The European Parliament today adopted a non-legislative report on EU-US relations which emphasises the importance of “reinvigorating” the trade relationship and strengthening the multilateral trading system whilst calling for “renewed cooperation that should bring lasting and concrete results in the years to come.”
The European Commission is broadening the coverage of its two-year-old investment screening regulation to include new EU-funded technological projects. On the face of it, the expansion is relatively modest. But it marks another step in the EU’s shift to taking care of its ‘strategic autonomy’ both in the security and …
EU US steel and aluminium talks reach crunch time The EU and US are still negotiating on a mechanism aimed at phasing out Trump era national security import duties on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%).
The European Commission today published its proposal to review the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences for the period 2024-2034. The EU executive recommends expanding the list of conventions that GSP+ countries need to ratify from 27 to 32, accelerating the preference withdrawal process in case of non compliance, and revising …
The European Commission is expected to propose an extension of an export control mechanism – which it calls a “transparency and authorisation mechanism” – for COVID-19 vaccines until the end of the year.