This rentrée week’s developments in EU trade policy herald an intense autumn.
A comparatively quiet week in EU trade policy, with a few important policy signals sent over from Strasbourg. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
Is this the European Union’s approach to ‘digital partnerships’ in the Indo-Pacific just fluff? At the very least one can say it is much too timid.
The United States will soon announce plans for an Indo-Pacific economic framework as part of its new strategy for the region. Europeans have also developed their own Indo-Pacific strategies. There is scope for transatlantic cooperation on trade and economic issues of common interest. Asia Society’s Wendy Cutler shares some thoughts …
It is difficult for great trading powers such as the European Union to meaningfully engage with other regions such as the Indo-Pacific, given their increased preference for autonomous measures over trade agreements. There is a need for a broader consideration of EU objectives, and potentially new tools to deliver them.
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. …