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A week in Brussels Energy Charter Treaty Latest news Mercosur

Week in Brussels: Energy Charter Treaty, Mercosur, South Asia, China 

The European Union institutions agreed to extend unilateral liberalisation of trade with Ukraine for another year from June, but at the cost of stricter safeguards on agricultural imports.   The European Commission also launched a preliminary investigation under the EU’s foreign subsidies regulation into subsidies received by certain Chinese wind turbine firms.   …

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Week in Brussels: Mercosur, China, single market, Moldova, MC13

This week was dominated by the publication of the European Commission’s Economic Security Strategy on Wednesday. The European Parliament’s trade committee also waved through three separate agreements covering trade and investment. But is there still scope for the EU-Mercosur deal to be finalised in this mandate? And how did Chinese …

Australia & New Zealand Economic security Export controls dual use Latest news Mercosur

INTA roundup: EU New Zealand FTA, Mercosur, FDI screening

The international trade committee held a particularly intense session on Monday and Tuesday (23 & 24 October). MEPs adopted a short resolution on Taiwan and are preparing a report on the EU Southern African Development Community Economic Parternship Agreement – more later. Below, a sample of other notable developments or …

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Perspectives: The steep learning curve of forging new trade policy compromises

Two ongoing EU trade policy sagas – over the Association Agreement with Mercosur and the United States over steel and aluminium – show how the nature of the required decisions is becoming more complex as climate regulation and economic security are thrown into the mix.  New ways for forging political …