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EU asks for suspension of China Lithuania WTO case

The European Union has asked the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement panel that has been working on its complaint against China for blocking Lithuanian exports since April 2023 to suspend its proceedings. The move comes as Lithuania’s exports to China have resumed.  These had ground to a near-total halt in …

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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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EU sets sights on Indo-Pacific to roll out its digital ambitions

The European Union’s trade policy plans in the Indo-Pacific strongly focus strongly on the digital aspect of things, a new Communication unveiled today confirms. The EU is rolling out its Global Gateway – a pendant to China’s Belt and Road – through a new strategy initially requested by the EU’s member states. …