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Week in Brussels: New Zealand, Central America, agriculture ministers, deforestation, Japan

On Wednesday two new EU trade agreements entered into force. But some industry voices remain dissatisfied with the bloc’s trade agenda and are calling for the swift conclusion of ongoing trade negotiations. Also this week, some EU member states said they wanted to delay the introduction of the EU’s deforestation …

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Week in Brussels: Chile, Switzerland, due diligence, forced labour, Ukraine

It was another busy week of voting in Brussels, as lawmakers continued to finalise the remaining legislation before the break for the European Union elections in June. This week also saw the launch of trade negotiations with the Philippines, a provisional agreement on rules governing Ukrainian agriculture imports and a proposal …

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Week in Brussels: Protecting EU infrastructure, CSDDD, Chile, Kenya, SADC

While the world waits for an outcome to the 13th WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi this week – which has gone overtime – here are other news not so much from Brussels than from Strasbourg.. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen talked tough on hostile foreign actors being …

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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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EU study raises procurement, TRQ concerns in EU-Andean agreement

EU companies face obstacles in accessing government procurement tenders in the three Andean counties in South America, despite a regional trade agreement between the EU and the three states which entered into force ten years ago, according to a new study contracted by the European Commission. The study also said …