World Trade Organization

A week in Brussels Energy Charter Treaty Latest news Malaysia Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO dispute settlement

Week in Brussels: ECT exit, Moldova too, EU Japan data flows, Malaysia on WTO ruling

It’s been a big week for the big supply chain sustainability pieces of legislation of the soon-ending von der Leyen European Commission. A trilogue deal on forced labour was inked, and Coreper might well also endorse a watered-down version of the CSDDD corporate sustainability due diligence legislation today. It’s also …

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Malaysia palm oil WTO panel divided over EU protectionist intent

The World Trade Organization released the panel report in one of the two cases brought by two world leading producers of palm oil against a European Union directive that excludes the oil produced in their countries from its future biofuels mix. The lengthy 348-page report does not settle for good …

E-commerce & services MC13

Alert: MC13 – end of e-commerce moratorium in 2 years, fish no-deal

The World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi has ended an announcement that the e-commerce moratorium will expire at the next ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in Cameroon in 2026. The moratorium has place informally since 1998 and has been renewed every at every ministerial conference since then. …