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Week in Brussels: ECT exit, Moldova too, EU Japan data flows, Malaysia on WTO ruling

It’s been a big week for the big supply chain sustainability pieces of legislation of the soon-ending von der Leyen European Commission. A trilogue deal on forced labour was inked, and Coreper might well also endorse a watered-down version of the CSDDD corporate sustainability due diligence legislation today. It’s also …

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Malaysia palm oil WTO panel divided over EU protectionist intent

The World Trade Organization released the panel report in one of the two cases brought by two world leading producers of palm oil against a European Union directive that excludes the oil produced in their countries from its future biofuels mix. The lengthy 348-page report does not settle for good …

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EU Vietnam FTA: Civil society, parliament debate rages on human rights record

Three and a half years after the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, legislators and civil society in Brussels are still at odds over whether the EU institutions are doing all they can to ensure that Hanoi upholds its commitments on human and labour rights. Pointing fingers …