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Week in Brussels: Trusted trader scheme audit, IRA

This week’s trade highlight in Brussels was a decision to introduce a temporary import safeguard on certain agricultural goods from Ukraine in five countries and until June – and a further decision to liberalise fruit and vegetables trade for Moldova. All this was capped by European Commission executive vice president …

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EU India FTA update

The EU and India continue to make progress in their trade negotiations, but given the divergences on issues such as sustainability it remains highly uncertain whether the two sides can conclude the talks by their self-imposed deadline of end 2023.