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Vaccine exports: EU suspends export restriction exemptions for neighbours

As announced, the European Commission is tightening up its current export control regime for COVID-19 vaccines. The new rules will apply immediately for a period of six weeks. The EU introduced an export authorisation scheme for COVID-19 vaccines earlier this year amidst shortages, delays and supply bottlenecks of doses deliveries …

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Week in Brussels : MEP UK TCA walkout threat, Vaccine uproar, CETA in Ireland & France

Drift. That’s the best way to describe the week in European Union trade policy. European Parliament threatens EU UK TCA walkout A perpetual crisis over border checks in Northern Ireland is now a possibility, with this week’s UK decision to unilaterally extend  a grace period for intra-UK border checks until …

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UPDATED – EU requires prior authorisation for APA vaccine exports – targeting mainly Britain

This article was updated on 30 January. The European Commission released a regulation submitting exports of vaccines covered by the European Union’s advanced purchase programme to an export license. The move comes days after Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced a ‘transparency’ mechanism for such exports as a row …