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Week in Brussels: GSP scheme extension, Chile, ESA, Chinese beer kegs

This week it became clear that the European Commission is trying to wrap up a range of trade policy files before the EU institutions wind down for elections in the spring 2024. Another deadline is looming with the United States too over a deal on critical raw materials and on …

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Week in Brussels: Latin American FTAs, trilogue troubles, Brit subsidy and cyber worries

It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …

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WTO: EU claims victory over Colombia in first-ever MPIA arbitration case

The European Commission has claimed victory “in substance” in the first ever WTO dispute settlement case to be referred to multi-party arbitration. The three arbitrators appointed under the new multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement delivered their ruling on Wednesday (21 December) in a dispute settlement case relating to Colombian anti-dumping …

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Analysis: Pecularities of the upgraded EU Chile trade agreement

The EU and Chile recently concluded negotiations to upgrade a twenty-year old Association Agreement that includes a free trade agreement. The text is now available So: what’s particularly interesting about this agreement? By Chris Horseman, Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.