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Week in Brussels: Corporate sustainability due diligence, EU-Canada, MC13

The European Parliament held a plenary session in Strasbourg this week, during which it approved the EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement, adopted its position ahead of the 13th WTO ministerial conference, and held a debate on imports of solar panels from China. There was drama on the corporate sustainability due …

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Week in Brussels: Mercosur, China, single market, Moldova, MC13

This week was dominated by the publication of the European Commission’s Economic Security Strategy on Wednesday. The European Parliament’s trade committee also waved through three separate agreements covering trade and investment. But is there still scope for the EU-Mercosur deal to be finalised in this mandate? And how did Chinese …

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WTO Corner: New members, pre-MC13 fish and ag rows

The upcoming WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi – MC13 – has formed the background to discussions on trade at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos.  Director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured prominently at the meeting’s gatherings, but her pronouncements on the MC13 negotiations themselves have been fairly general in nature. …

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Crisis deferred as WTO holds ‘useful’ mini-ministerial on agriculture

A resounding silence has greeted the conclusion of yesterday’s (28 November) virtual meeting of selected WTO ministers. There has been no immediate response from any of the 25 ministers who attended the online discussions, although the meeting’s chair – UAE trade minister Thani Al Zeyoudi – said the three-hour session …