EU trade policies

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Week in Brussels: New Zealand, Central America, agriculture ministers, deforestation, Japan

On Wednesday two new EU trade agreements entered into force. But some industry voices remain dissatisfied with the bloc’s trade agenda and are calling for the swift conclusion of ongoing trade negotiations. Also this week, some EU member states said they wanted to delay the introduction of the EU’s deforestation …

China International Procurement Instrument Latest news

China crackdown: Brussels launches first medical devices procurement investigation 

The European Commission launched its first investigation under the European Union’s new International Procurement Instrument, a new regulation that came into force in 2022.   The move is part of a wider crackdown on Chinese companies in the EU market which Brussels considers excessively supported or protected by their home government. 

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Lange: We have a more integrated perspective on trade policy 

Bernd Lange served as chair of the European Parliament’s international trade committee for two terms. In an in-depth conversation with Iana Dreyer, he discussed what changes to EU trade policy occurred under his tenure in this pivotal position, where he sees future relationships with the United States and China – …

Agriculture CSDDD & forced labour Latest news Ukraine

MEPs approve Ukraine trade legislation, forced labour ban

The European Parliament voted in favour of amending and extending EU liberalisation of agriculture imports from Ukraine at the price of tougher safeguards in a plenary session in Strasbourg today. Parliamentarians also backed the final version of legislation agreed with EU member states that is intended to prevent imports of …

Foreign subsidy - regulation and cases Latest news

Romania solar foreign subsidies case: Chinese intra-corporate subsidy channels in focus

In its first formal in-depth investigation into a non-European Union bidder on a public tender under a new foreign subsidies regulation, the European Commission has chosen to focus on what it conceives as a disproportionate amount of government funds received by the companies back home compared to the size of …