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Updated: European Commission initiates steel safeguard extension proceedings

The European Commission is preparing to extend a steel import safeguard it introduced in 2018 to allay fears that metal destined to the United States would be diverted to Europe in the aftermath of president Trump’s Section 232 steel tariffs. The safeguard, initially introduced for a duration of three years …

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Week in Brussels: Business on due diligence, EU reopens Cambodia rice case

While everyone was away in Davos this week, business tried to seize the momentum on the coming EU sustainability corporate due diligence regulation and the European Commission acted to avoid having to repay Cambodian exporters duties paid as part a safeguard that was slapped down by the ECJ. By Rob …

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Landmark ruling: ECJ slaps down Cambodia rice import safeguard

It took three and a half years for the General Court in Luxembourg to rule that a now-lapsed three-year safeguard on imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar was illegal. EU judges in essence said that the European Commission had not defined the allegedly hurt industry appropriately, that it …

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Week in Brussels: China, Vietnam, steel safeguard

The securitisation of EU trade and investment policy is advancing. This week the European Commission announced it would look into tighter investment screening rules and potential outbound investment controls. Its planned anti-coercion instrument is also moving forward. And the debate on the Energy Charter Treaty is not abating. More on …