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European Parliament adopts its views on post COVID-19 trade

The European Parliament repeated – among others its call for a constructive dialogue on a temporary waiver from the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and criticised ongoing export restrictions by vaccine producing countries, including the EU, in a report adopted on Tuesday evening (6 July …

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Week in Brussels: EP TRIPS waiver, CETA architects, CETA dairy, Saudi US MEG

With trade relations with the United States and United Kingdom – via Northern Ireland – in focus this week, it’s easy to get distracted. So here other notable developments in EU trade policy this week: EP TRIPS waiver politics, MRA for architects with Canada, Canada dairy, new anti-dumping duties on …

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MEPs call for unilateral EU actions first before ratifying China investment agreement

The international trade committee debated the EU China Comprehensive Investment Agreement – also known as CAI  – for the first time since its conclusion last December. A cross-political group consensus is emerging: the EU needs to move first in other areas of policy affecting its China economic and political relationship …

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Week in Brussels: Strategic plan, lobster deal, EP on TPR, Australia, Mercosur

Good afternoon, an overview of interesting trade policy developments in Brussels this week. 35% of EU exports to be covered by trade agreements in 2024 and other strategic objectives The European Commission’s trade directorate released its 2020 ‘Strategic Plan’ this week. The document spells out how the body will approach …

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EU institutions conclude deal on trade enforcement

The European Union will very soon have a revamped ‘enforcement regulation’, a hitherto hardly known legal instrument that allows the bloc to retaliate against countries contravening international trade norms and not cooperating in legal disputes and thus protect itself against ‘appeals into the void’ at the World Trade Organization. The …