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Comment: EU trade agreement agriculture quotas are of little use

Import quotas on sensitive agricultural products opened in the EU’s latest FTAs appear to be of little use to both exporters and importers.   The last round of EU-Mercosur trade negotiations held last week ended in acrimony. Both EU agriculture market access – aka quotas on beef, sugar and ethanol …

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Blog: EU-Mexico agreement – key elements

The European Commission has released an 18-page document on the EU-Mexico free trade deal that was concluded over the weekend. Here are the distilled contents of the modernisation exercise, with yours truly’s knee-jerk reactions and annotations.   Negotiators will work over the coming months on a final pact ready to …

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A week in Brussels: Mexico progress, data flows, e-bikes, investment screening

It was another packed week in trade, with the trans-Atlantic relationship on top of everyone’s mind. We’ve covered some of it here, as well as developments in the run-up to the launch of EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand free trade talks. There’s been a lot of movement between the EU and …

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Week ahead in EU trade: US, Mexico, investment, Commonwealth, Australia

This week, the the policy churn in Brussels will mainly be about what to do about Donald Trump’s trade policies. Some progress might be made when the EU and Mexico sit down for another negotiating round aimed at updating their trade deal, and European lawmakers in Strasbourg will vote on a …

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Week ahead in EU trade: Mexico, TPC deputies, WTO, Malmström

Beyond the brewing trade battle between the US and China that has encompassed many economies around the world, including the EU, (in case you missed it, see our latest story here) it was relatively quiet on the European trade front last week. But things are slowly starting to rev up …

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EU FTA roundup – Negotiations, ratifications, mandates

EU free trade negotiations, ratifications  and mandate releases have been on the slow lane recently compared to other trade policy files, as President Donald Trump and Brexit grab headlines and policymakers’ attention. Here’s an overview of where we are on the various files.   Mercosur   EU-Mercosur FTA negotiations are …

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EU-Mexico negotiations stall

Mexican and EU negotiators are not closing in on a deal to modernise their almost two-decade-old Global Agreement.   Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström and agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan, who had held off a final decision to travel to Mexico City until today to meet the negotiators and broker sensitive compromises, …

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Week ahead in EU trade: Brexit, Mexico, Mercosur, Georgia

News could be coming out of Brussels this week about the bloc’s efforts to wrap up trade deals with Mexico and Mercosur. Some progress has been reported recently, though it’s far from certain that speculation both agreements could be completed in the coming weeks is accurate.   Brexit: crunch time …