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Week in Brussels: US steel, EU-ACP, FTAs, Bangladesh, critical minerals, methane, MRA tool

It has been a busy week in Brussels, and the pace is unlikely to slacken as we approach the end of the year. This week Chinese companies complained about the EU’s “de-risking” strategy, the European Parliament moved a step closer to ratifying the EU-Chile agreement, and Borderlex had some insights …

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Philippines eyes EU FTA negotiation resumption by year-end

Filipino trade minister Alberto Pascual expects trade talks between Manila and the EU to recommence in 2023. Pascual, who met European Commission executive vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis on Monday (26 June) as part of a three-week five-country visit to boost investment in the country, told a small group of journalists yesterday …

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Comment: EU ASEAN trade – how to make a strategic partnership work

The EU and ASEAN have yet to bring to life a strategic partnership overshadowed by deep-rooted trade irritants. The EU needs to thoroughly engage with its Southeast Asian partners on its new environmental legislation, recognise their own efforts in tackling climate change and speed up its FTA agenda, writes Chris …