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EU to extend Ukraine, Moldova trade liberalisations, with new strings attached

The European Commission proposed to extend by one year the EU’s current unilateral full liberalisation of goods trade with Ukraine and Moldova until summer 2025. But the EU executive has also bowed to concerns expressed by some EU member states and introduced two new safeguards designed to mitigate the impact …

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Week in Brussels: Mercosur, China, single market, Moldova, MC13

This week was dominated by the publication of the European Commission’s Economic Security Strategy on Wednesday. The European Parliament’s trade committee also waved through three separate agreements covering trade and investment. But is there still scope for the EU-Mercosur deal to be finalised in this mandate? And how did Chinese …

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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: Belgian presidency, Switzerland, Russian sanctions, South Korea

During the final week of the Brussels working year the EU agreed to extend the current tariff truce with the United States – the US still has to confirm the extension on their side. We also had a rather big announcement that EU-Switzerland negotiations will soon pick up again, while …

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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: China on EV probe, GSP, anti-coercion, Ukrainian grain

The EU’s anti-subsidy probe into electric vehicles from China continues to dominate discussions in Brussels. This week the EU published its official notice of the investigation, after which Beijing expressed its dissatisfaction. For more on that – and the rest of this week’s EU trade news policy from Brussels, Strasbourg, …