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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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Week in Brussels: US tariffs, Kenya, Chile, Indonesia

During yesterday’s summit in Brussels EU leaders agreed to launch EU accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. Earlier this week the EU institutions also reached a deal on new legislation obliging companies to undertake due diligence measures across their supply chains. For the rest of this week’s EU trade news, …

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Week in Brussels: Forced labour in the parliament, GSP “rollover”, MEPs talk Taiwan, EU-Indonesia

This week was dominated by the summit in Brussels between the EU, Latin America, and the Caribbean countries. Read our takeaway from the high-level powwow here. On Thursday (20 July) EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis met with US trade representative Katherine Tai to try and find a breakthrough in talks …

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Week Ahead: ECT withdrawal, EU Australia FTA, EU Indonesia, CPTPP ministerial and more

The EU is wrapping up a range of critical files before closing for the summer… and for EU-wide elections in 2024. On the menu this week: EU withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty, New Zealand pact ratification, EU Australia FTA talks, EU retaliation against Indonesia, and FTA talks with the very …