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Week in Brussels: Ukraine duty suspensions, Mercosur politics comeback

Subsidies, digital and Indo-Pacific, but also Ukraine and Mercosur. These currently are the bread-and-butter trade issues in Brussels – and developments this week were very representative. Von der Leyen announces duty suspension extension for Ukraine European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced on Thursday (2 February) an extension to …

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Week in Brussels: Latin American FTAs, trilogue troubles, Brit subsidy and cyber worries

It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …

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Week in Brussels: Business on due diligence, EU reopens Cambodia rice case

While everyone was away in Davos this week, business tried to seize the momentum on the coming EU sustainability corporate due diligence regulation and the European Commission acted to avoid having to repay Cambodian exporters duties paid as part a safeguard that was slapped down by the ECJ. By Rob …

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EU – US post-Brexit agriculture quota reallocation deal edges closer to implementation

USTR Katherine’s Tai’s stopover in Brussels this week resulted not only in the relaunch of the TTC process, but also in the signature of a long-sought deal to partially reallocate the division of EU tariff rate quotas between the United Kingdom and the EU27 – almost two years after the …