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Week in Brussels: border carbon adjustment, Brexit preparedness, ESA, Georgia

Carbon border adjustment – Lange prefers ETS extension The German chemical industry association VCI held a webinar this week on trade policy and climate change. International trade committee chair Bernd Lange was a speaker. Whether this is an indication of what is to come as the EU prepares to prepare …

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Week in Brussels: Turkey pharma case, Africa, Biodiversity

Turkey pharma case in WTO The European Commission published this week its first legal submission in a dispute it filed against Turkey last year at the World Trade Organization concerning the EU’s neighbour’s restrictive policies in the area of pharmaceuticals. The case ‘Certain Measures concerning the Production, Importation and Marketing …

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Blog: Dispute settlement update – South Africa, Spanish olives, Appellate Body, Boeing

EU-South Africa frozen chicken dispute notched up one level further After 18 months of consultations the EU decided to request a formal panel in its long-standing dispute with the Southern African Developing Community over the latter’s safeguard on imports of frozen bone-in chicken. The EU criticises the data and the …

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Week in… Addis Ababa

It was quiet in Brussels this week. Winter holidays played a part – the coronavius probably less so. The main focus was the post-Brexit EU UK trade relationship, which we covered quite extensively this week. A European Parliament delegation flew out to Australia to talks trade relations….There are rumours of …

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A week in Brussels: German Greens boss on EU US, transatlantic parliament meet, EU-ACP

This week the news focus has been on WTO, China and Brexit.  Here some other interesting bits of Brussels trade news for you. US auto tariffs: Habeck says EU retaliation should target digital, airlines In an interview with the leading German business daily Handelsblatt this week, Robert Habeck, one of …