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Week in Brussels: EU summit, CBAM, Namibia, India GIs, Singapore, ISDS reform 

European Union leaders discussed relations with Türkiye and the bloc’s competitiveness. The European Commission published reports on its current negotiations with India on a geographical indications agreement and a digital trade agreement with Singapore.   There were also insights on how Namibian stakeholders views the country’s memorandum of understanding with …

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Letta calls for economic security focus, easier trade pact ratifications

The EU should simplify the ratification process of its trade agreements and avoid so-called “mixed” agreements. This is only one of the specific trade policy recommendations included in a wider on the future of the single market by former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta commissioned by the Belgian presidency of …

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Week in Brussels: TTC, foreign subsidies, Uzbek critical minerals deal

Trade policy in the European Union was dominated by the 6th – and possibly final – ministerial meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council. Our roundup of the key outcomes is below. Brussels also launched two new investigations into Chinese solar power firms under the bloc’s foreign subsidies regulation.

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Week in Brussels: Ukraine and Moldova, Rwanda, agri-food

Whilst the world braces for what promises to be a difficult WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi next week, Brussels is taking steps to finalise key legislation before the break for the EU elections in June. On Wednesday (21 February) the Council adopted its position on the EU’s planned extension …

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Week in Brussels: US steel, EU-ACP, FTAs, Bangladesh, critical minerals, methane, MRA tool

It has been a busy week in Brussels, and the pace is unlikely to slacken as we approach the end of the year. This week Chinese companies complained about the EU’s “de-risking” strategy, the European Parliament moved a step closer to ratifying the EU-Chile agreement, and Borderlex had some insights …

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EU mulls postponing tariffs on US, as steel talks set to continue

By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. The European Commission is preparing to table a formal negotiating mandate for member states to endorse towards a Global Arrangement for Sustainable Steel and Aluminium with the United States now that the contours of a deal start emerging, despite the two sides’ failure to …