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Week in Brussels: EU-US, Angola, Australia

This week has been dominated by talk of a draft agreement between the EU and United States which would levy tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from non-market economies. We cover the reactions to this draft agreement below, as well as the various interpretations about what this would require …

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EU, Angola seal investment facilitation agreement

The European Commission and Angola concluded negotiations on a ‘sustainable investment facilitation’ agreement. The EU executive body said the SIFA, which is the first deal it has signed with a trade partner, will “make it easier to attract and expand investments while integrating environment and labour rights commitments in the …

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ANALYSIS – EU New Zealand: goods, services, procurement, investment, digital

This article looks into the market access and business rule dimension of the EU New Zealand free trade agreement – except subsidies, SOEs, competition and intellectual property, which will receive separate attention. The analysis is provided by Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer based on the draft treaty text recently published …

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Week in Brussels: Angola, Ghana, ECT, Chinese subsidies in steel wind towers and glass fiber

That was a big week in EU policy.  There was an intense European Parliament plenary session during which legislation that will affect trade policy and transatlantic or EU China relations, namely the Digital Markets and Digital Services act as well as the International Procurement Instrument. But there have been other …