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Week in Brussels: EP Plenary special – CETA, India, Tajikistan, Chinese influence, ports, e-bikes

Whilst world leaders and business executives were busy networking in Davos, the European Parliament this week held a packed plenary session in Strasbourg. Parliamentarians adopted a number of reports on the EU’s trade relations with Canada, India, and Central Asia, with a focus on Tajikistan’s application to join the GSP+ …

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Week in Brussels: Raw materials MoUs, Central Asia, Renewables

It’s been an intense week of EU trade policy in Brussels, with a packed meeting of the European Parliament’s international trade committee at the start of the week, a G7 trade ministerial meeting this weekend, and a new twist in the EU’s electric vehicle anti-subsidy probe right in the middle. …

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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 …

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Week in Brussels: Movement on Mexico, Korea labour dispute, Uzbekistan

It’s been a pretty packed week. Here other low-key but important developments in EU trade policy. EU Mexico FTA stirrings The EU and Mexico had concluded negotiations towards the modernisation of a twenty year old free trade agreement in April 2018. But that agreement ‘in principle’ left the parties with …

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Human Rights Watch urges European Parliament to reject Uzbekistan textiles protocol

The European Union’s plans to relax its restrictions on imports of textiles from the Central Asian country Uzbekistan are under criticism by major human rights organisations. In 2011, the European Parliament refused to endorse a textiles protocol attached to a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the autocratic and very closed former Soviet republic. …