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European Parliament committee backs curbs on Ukraine agriculture imports 

The European Parliament’s trade committee approved an inter-institutional agreement which would restrict agricultural imports from Ukraine from June.  Parliamentarians backed a deal reached between the parliament and European Union member states yesterday which extends the EU’s current liberalisation measures with Ukraine for another twelve months from 6 June. 

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EU member states re-open compromise deal on Ukrainian import safeguards

EU member states agreed to reopen the compromise agreement with the European Parliament on safeguard measures on Ukrainian agricultural imports, following political pressure from France and Poland. Member state representatives agreed today to expand the reference period to be used to determine when the automatic safeguard mechanisms would be triggered.

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Week in Brussels: Chile, Switzerland, due diligence, forced labour, Ukraine

It was another busy week of voting in Brussels, as lawmakers continued to finalise the remaining legislation before the break for the European Union elections in June. This week also saw the launch of trade negotiations with the Philippines, a provisional agreement on rules governing Ukrainian agriculture imports and a proposal …

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Week in Brussels: ECT exit, Moldova too, EU Japan data flows, Malaysia on WTO ruling

It’s been a big week for the big supply chain sustainability pieces of legislation of the soon-ending von der Leyen European Commission. A trilogue deal on forced labour was inked, and Coreper might well also endorse a watered-down version of the CSDDD corporate sustainability due diligence legislation today. It’s also …

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Week in Brussels: Ukraine and Moldova, Rwanda, agri-food

Whilst the world braces for what promises to be a difficult WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi next week, Brussels is taking steps to finalise key legislation before the break for the EU elections in June. On Wednesday (21 February) the Council adopted its position on the EU’s planned extension …

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Week in Brussels: Due diligence, forced labour, Israel, Ukraine, agriculture

The major focus in the trade world is on the WTO’s 13th ministerial conference in two weeks in Abu Dhabi. But in Brussels legislators are still scrambling to conclude the remaining legislative files before the EU elections in June. The EU trade chief this week also had words of warning …