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ASIA TRADE – EU Indonesia free trade agreement: hope springs eternal

Perhaps in the triumph of hope over experience, the EU and Indonesia have recently announced their intention to accelerate progress on their stalled free trade agreement. But political factors and deep-rooted disagreements over the EU’s sustainability and deforestation policies mean that finalising a deal will remain a tall order.

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Week in Brussels: Oysters, tequila, TTC, Indonesia FTA

It’s been an intense week….with the meltdown in Northern Ireland over the EU UK Protocol, the WTO’s Okonjo-Iweala shaking up things in Geneva, the serious work now in full swing in the European Parliament on carbon border adjustment, the EU rolling out its ‘strategic autonomy’ agenda in a wide areas …

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Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Singapore DAG, LatAm, supply chain due diligence

It’s been quite the busy week on the Brussels trade beat, with, among others, key trade files making headway in the European Parliament’s international trade committee: international procurement and carbon border adjustment. Also the EU, US and Japan revived their legendary ‘non market economy’ trilateral. Here other bits of interesting …