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INTA roundup: EU New Zealand FTA, Mercosur, FDI screening

The international trade committee held a particularly intense session on Monday and Tuesday (23 & 24 October). MEPs adopted a short resolution on Taiwan and are preparing a report on the EU Southern African Development Community Economic Parternship Agreement – more later. Below, a sample of other notable developments or …

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In-depth: EU FDI screening gets more traction

The European Commission reports that there is noticeable progress among EU member states in adopting or strengthening their inward FDI screening mechanisms since Russia attacked Ukraine in March 2022. The commission is expected to obtain greater support for its plan to strengthen the existing EU-wide investment screening mechanism from at …

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Week in Brussels: China on EV probe, GSP, anti-coercion, Ukrainian grain

The EU’s anti-subsidy probe into electric vehicles from China continues to dominate discussions in Brussels. This week the EU published its official notice of the investigation, after which Beijing expressed its dissatisfaction. For more on that – and the rest of this week’s EU trade news policy from Brussels, Strasbourg, …

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Commission rolls out soft method to secure critical technologies

The European Commission is asking member states to “conduct collective risk assessments” in the areas of advanced semiconductor technologies, artificial intelligence, quantum and biotechnologies by the end of 2023. The recommendation, which, as its name indicates is not a piece of hard law, is the first attempt at rolling out …

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Autumn 2023: Economic security, climate policy to dominate EU trade agenda

As autumn lurks around the corner in Europe, the EU will be aiming to finalise major remaining legislative files before the institutions break for European elections during the spring 2024. Economic security and finalising an ambitious von der Leyen commission ‘sustainable’ trade agenda will be at the top of Brussels’ …

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Week in Brussels: GSP drama, Canada, EU-New Zealand deal, Sri Lanka, anti-coercion, Moldova, Switzerland

This week marked the final days of the Swedish presidency of the council before it hands over to Spain on 1 July. On Tuesday the European Commission and Sweden announced – to much fanfare – the council’s agreement to move forward with the signature of the EU-New Zealand trade agreement, …

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‘Economic security’: EU looks to toughen up its export control regime

Like so many other European Commission ‘communications’, the economic security strategy is mainly a means to spell out and join up already existing economic policies the EU has adopted to respond to growing global geopolitical turbulence. So what’s new about the new document unveiled today?