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Week in Brussels: Ukraine duty suspensions, Mercosur politics comeback

Subsidies, digital and Indo-Pacific, but also Ukraine and Mercosur. These currently are the bread-and-butter trade issues in Brussels – and developments this week were very representative. Von der Leyen announces duty suspension extension for Ukraine European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced on Thursday (2 February) an extension to …

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Perspectives: How the European Political Community can address trade issues

Leaders from 44 countries are holding an inaugural European Political Community meeting in Prague this week. The new forum could provide a setting for continent-wide dialogue and cooperation on critical trade issues linked to today’s challenges in the area of supply chain resilience or digital.

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Week in Brussels: Foreign subsidies, Turkey steel, mirror clauses, Moldova fast-track

It’s been a big week in the European Union on trade. The highlight certainly was the FTA deal announced with New Zealand on Thursday, which breaks some new ground on sustainability issues – details here. Member states have made up their minds on the burning carbon border adjustment and deforestation …

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Week in Brussels: Germany set for CETA, CBAM controversy, Pakistan, Kazakhstan

It’s been another big week in EU trade. The European Parliament has now a position on carbon border adjustment, and climate and labour conditionality in free trade agreements is about to get much much tougher. But there are even more big news – as seen below. By Rob Francis and …

A week in Brussels Latest news Supply chain due diligence & forced labour Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Week in Brussels: Moldovan plums, forced labour, OECD ministerial

It’s been a dramatic week in the EU as the European Parliament failed to agree on wide-ranging plans to move the EU to net-zero carbon emissions. Votes on the MEPs’ positions on the proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism and a related reform of the EU’s emissions trading scheme were postponed. …

Anti-subsidy Latest news Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Week in Brussels: Russia sanctions, foreign subsidies trilogue, FAC Trade, Ukraine tariffs

It’s been a decisive week. EU sanctions regime ventures into new* services export restrictions European Union member states finally agreed on a sixth package of sanctions targeting Russia. The highlight of this package is a partial oil embargo – six-month phase in and piped oil excluded – on imports from …