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Blog : More of the same? On the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan

Those in the trade policy world who are looking for some big bang announcement from the European Commission as part of its ‘response’ to the United States Inflation Reduction Act will be disappointed – or relieved, depending on their point of view. The Green Deal Industrial Plan, a leaked version …

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Week in Brussels: EU-US, Korea digital partnership, FDI screening, Chips Act, Mercosur

A lot of micro-stories this week in trade policy in Brussels that could become significant over time. Below an update on the EU US Trade and Technology Council, digital partnerships, FDI screening, the Chips Act and Mercosur. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.

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Vestager: TTC showing usefulness in wake of Russian war in Ukraine

Preparations are well underway for the next high-level meeting of the transatlantic Trade and Technology Council in France on 15-16 May. European Commission representatives praised the way in which the forum has facilitated bilateral contact between the EU and United States in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The …

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EU Chips Act codifies pandemic-era supply crisis management practice

The European Commission formally tabled a regulation “establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem”, also known as the EU ‘Chips Act’. The move codifies EU market interventions pioneered at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst also trying to draw some lessons from these episodes, in particular …

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Semiconductor shortages – Commission to ask for powers to control exports ahead of Chips Act

The European Commission is seeking immediate semiconductor supply shortage crisis management powers ahead of the imminent announcement of a new industrial policy regulation that seeks to ensure that one fifth of world production happens in the European Union by the end of the decade: the EU Chips Act. The Commission …