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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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EU – US post-Brexit agriculture quota reallocation deal edges closer to implementation

USTR Katherine’s Tai’s stopover in Brussels this week resulted not only in the relaunch of the TTC process, but also in the signature of a long-sought deal to partially reallocate the division of EU tariff rate quotas between the United Kingdom and the EU27 – almost two years after the …

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Brussels will seek further access for its firms to US subsidy scheme

The European Union succeeded in wringing out partial concessions related to the United States’ plan to introduce tax credits for electric commercial vehicles, following guidance released by Washington late last week. But Brussels remains concerned about other elements of Washington’s planned rollout of tax credits for other electric vehicles and …

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WTO panel rules US Section 232 steel, aluminium tariffs illegal

Panellists in the dispute settlement cases brought by China, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey in an almost coordinated fashion after 2018 could no longer delay the publication of perhaps the politically most salient case in the World Trade Organization’s twenty-seven year history: the United States Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs. …

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Week in Brussels: TTC follow-up, Mercosur woes, essentialising labour and environment in FTAs

It’s been a very busy week, starting with a  transatlantic TTC meeting, continuing with the Australian trade minister coming to Brussels, and a long-awaited trade deal with Chile finally announced today. There’s more that happened. Selection below.