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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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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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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 …

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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. …