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Week in Brussels: New USTR man in town, Australia, Vietnam DAG, Japan GIs

This week in Brussels began with the EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing and ended with a meeting yesterday afternoon (28 September) of the Joint Coordination Platform which discussed how Ukraine was going to control exports of grain into the EU – with no visible outcome at …

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Week in Brussels: Moldova import duties suspension, chips act, Kyrgyzstan GSP status, Japan food imports, foreign subsidies

This was the penultimate week before the EU institutions break up for their summer vacation. It featured a packed and at times lively European Parliament session in Strasbourg and an EU-Japan summit in Brussels. On Tuesday the Australian government decided to hit the pause button on trade talks with the …

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Week in Brussels: GSP drama, Canada, EU-New Zealand deal, Sri Lanka, anti-coercion, Moldova, Switzerland

This week marked the final days of the Swedish presidency of the council before it hands over to Spain on 1 July. On Tuesday the European Commission and Sweden announced – to much fanfare – the council’s agreement to move forward with the signature of the EU-New Zealand trade agreement, …

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G7 to coordinate coercion responses while EU prepares economic security strategy

G7 leaders issued an exceptionally lengthy joint statement at a summit hosted by Japan in the city of Hiroshima that covers a range of topics from the war in Ukraine, to Taiwan, healthcare, food security and climate mitigation – to name some of the most important ones. One of the …