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Week in Brussels: New Zealand, Central America, agriculture ministers, deforestation, Japan

On Wednesday two new EU trade agreements entered into force. But some industry voices remain dissatisfied with the bloc’s trade agenda and are calling for the swift conclusion of ongoing trade negotiations. Also this week, some EU member states said they wanted to delay the introduction of the EU’s deforestation …

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Week in Brussels: EU-US, foreign subsidies, New Zealand, deforestation, ECT benefit denial

The week leading up to the Easter weekend is usually a quiet one in Brussels. But there were plenty of developments to keep trade watchers occupied, notably a council agreement on Ukrainian grain imports, confirmation of the date for the entry into force of the EU-New Zealand trade agreement, and a …

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INTERVIEW – EU green trade agenda needs ongoing dialogue with developing countries

Borderlex caught up with ECDPM’s Alfonso Medinilla in Brussels to discuss the EU’s new unilateral green trade agenda, how it is perceived in Africa and other developing countries – and what the EU could do to help them implement Brussels’s many new rules. The conversation covers the carbon border adjustment …

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EU deforestation regulation: 17 countries want legislation ‘repaired’

Seventeen countries from the Americas, Asia, and Africa wrote to EU leaders at the end of last week expressing “deep concern” at the entry into force of the bloc’s deforestation-free products legislation. In the letter dated 7 September the signatories say the new law “disregards local circumstances and capabilities, national legislations, …