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Von der Leyen increases momentum for EU outward investment controls

The European Commission said today it is considering putting in place legislation to monitor and if necessary prevent EU companies in sensitive sectors from making investments in third countries, notably China. During a speech at the Brussels-based think tank the European Policy Centre, commission president Ursula von der Leyen said …

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THINK TANK: Solar, China and embedded carbon; Korea-ASEAN, trade facilitation and fish

One of the most interesting publications of trade policy think tanks and research institutions this week is by the Hinrich Foundation and delves into the global solar panel supply chain. The OECD has updated its trade facilitation database and the International Institute for Sustainable Development has released a detailed explainer …

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Week in Brussels: China, Vietnam, steel safeguard

The securitisation of EU trade and investment policy is advancing. This week the European Commission announced it would look into tighter investment screening rules and potential outbound investment controls. Its planned anti-coercion instrument is also moving forward. And the debate on the Energy Charter Treaty is not abating. More on …