EU agriculture commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that he backs a prolongation to the current rules which prevent Ukrainian grain from entering five EU member states and being placed on their markets. But he faces resistance.
Ukraine, Russia & CIS
Week in Brussels: EU Korea summit, Ukraine, Lithuania and more.
This has been a dense week in EU trade, with US relationships, Ukraine and Switzerland dominating the picture. But there’s a lot of other things going on….
FAC Trade: Critical raw materials mandate, China dialogue, Ukraine safeguard
EU trade ministers gathered today for one of their twice-yearly meetings in Brussels. Whilst often these meetings are a mere information exchange mechanism, this gathering yielded a few concrete decisions.
Week in Brussels: Indonesia, Kazakhstan, deforestation (and G7)
All eyes may currently be on the G7 summit in Japan – more from us soon on this one – but despite the public holiday in Brussels on Thursday there has still been trade policy activity in the EU capital this week.
EU to remove remaining quotas, tariffs on Moldovan fruit and vegetables
The European Commission is doubling down on helping Eastern neighbours cope with the impact of the war in Ukraine on their trade. Brussels is proposing to eliminate for one year all remaining tariffs and tariff rate quotas on imports from tiny next-door Moldova as a sign of support for the …
Week in Brussels: Plenty of WTO news for EU, Ukraine import bans, rice safeguard
A look back at a week dominated by a fierce internal EU fight over imports of agricultural products from Ukraine. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.
Ukraine: Central European countries force EU into adopting import safeguard
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told the countries that had imposed import bans on Ukrainian agricultural products over recent days that an emergency import brake is on offer to ensure that only goods from Ukraine destined for other EU countries or outside Europe can enter the bloc.
EU trade ministers eye export control coordination
An overview of what trade ministers discussed at their informal gathering today in Stockholm.
EU trade minister Stockholm meeting: what to expect
EU trade ministers will gather outside Stockholm at the end of this week at a time when trade appears to be rising to the top of the political agenda once again in Europe.
Week in Brussels: EVs in US, Ukraine duty suspensions, IPI, Vietnam pharma
This week in EU trade: continued focus on the US subsidy scheme, Ukraine duty suspensions, the IPI rollout and Vietnamese pharmaceutical marketing authorisations. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.