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A week in Brussels: Mercosur, Brexit, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, TDI

It’s been an intense week in EU trade, with Brexit issues and disputes with Washington starting to dominate the picture. Here is what else happened.   EU and Mercosur – still talking   It’s been another tough week of haggling over the final terms of a long-sought free trade agreement …

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FTAs: How the EU is approaching the fight against corruption

Among trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s pledges in her 2015 ‘Trade for All’ strategy there is stepping up the fight against corruption. This promise is gradually being translated into action with new anti-corruption provisions foreseen in the coming updated EU Mexico Global Agreement and recently launched EU Chile Association Agreement upgrade. …

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Chile negotiation mandate reveals EU ambitions on intellectual property, SPS, data

EU member states are gradually accepting to exercise greater transparency in their joint trade policy making. The Council today released the negotiating mandate it gave the European Commission towards the modernisation of the 2002 EU-Chile Association Agreement, a very early move by member-state standards. The mandate itself reveals high EU …

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EU-Chile trade pact modernisation talks begin

The EU and Chile are launching formal talks to upgrade their 2002 Association Agreement this week in Santiago.   For both parties, the initiative has greater ‘geostrategic’ than actual economic significance, although for Chile in particular, economics also matter.   Diversification and geostrategy   Chile is traditionally the leading free …