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24/08/2016

EU should not grant China MES until it becomes a market economy

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Trade & Society 22-08-2016

WTO backs EU in row over Russian import ban on pigs, pork

A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel on 19 August backed the European Union (EU) in a two-year dispute over Russia's ban on pig and pork imports from the bloc.
Global Europe 22-08-2016

Lamy: Declustering policies will alleviate tensions with the EU’s neighbours

Changing geopolitics in Europe’s neighbourhood, to the east and in the south, call for a further declustering of a number of policies, going beyond bilateral trade agreements and security measures, Pascal Lamy, former Commissioner and WTO chief told EurActiv.com.
UK & Europe 22-08-2016

‘Forget Commonwealth, target US & China’, economist warns Brexit trade team

Theresa May’s new Brexit team of trade ministers should ignore the former Commonwealth and concentrate on the US and China, according to a new report from a former Bank of England economist.
Global Europe 19-08-2016

UN condemns 'mounting' Thai junta rights restrictions

The United Nations condemned "mounting" rights restrictions in junta-ruled Thailand on Friday (19 August), calling on the kingdom's generals to quickly return power following the passing of a new military-crafted constitution.
Global Europe 18-08-2016

Thai junta finance minister brushes off foreign investment plunge

Thailand's finance minister on Thursday (18 August) brushed off concerns about plunging foreign investment under junta rule, saying "there is light ahead" now that voters have approved a military-crafted constitution.
Trade & Society 16-08-2016

EU to boost steel trade defences as imports surge

The European Commission is expected to further strengthen its steel trade defences, possibly as early as October, industry leaders say, as a global trade war in the alloy intensifies and imports keep flooding into the bloc.
UK & Europe 16-08-2016

'Brexit discount' makes London property cheaper for some

Price cuts of nearly 20%, and a drop in the value of the pound have created "Brexit discount" bargains on some of the most expensive homes in central London -- if you have millions of pounds to spare.
Health & Consumers 11-08-2016

TTIP regulatory cooperation would drive innovation

TTIP could make regulation better and more efficient—cutting costs for consumers and industry, writes Csilla Magyar.
Trade & Society 10-08-2016

Granting China MES will be ‘catastrophic’, aluminium industry warns

If the European Commission grants China Market Economy Status (MES) the consequences for the EU aluminium sector will be enormous, an industry group has said.
Trade & Society 04-08-2016

China, Russia steel hit with EU anti-dumping duties

Brussels  announced on Thursday (4 August) that it would levy retroactive anti-dumping duties on imports of cold rolled steel products from China and Russia.
Elections 03-08-2016

Hollande says Donald Trump makes him sick

French President Francois Hollande slammed the "excesses" of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as sickening.
Trade & Society 03-08-2016

Tech industry, privacy advocates pressure Commission on export control bill

Technology industry groups are rushing to lobby the European Commission to change a draft bill, before it's proposed in September, that would require export controls on surveillance products.


Trade & Society 02-08-2016

China ready to explore free trade deal with Britain

China has an open attitude towards a free trade deal with Britain and is willing to study it, the country's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday (2 August).
Digital 01-08-2016

Privacy Shield: A victory for the transatlantic economy

The EU-US Privacy Shield goes live today (1 August). Věra Jourová and Penny Pritzker argue that this is good for citizens, businesses and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.
Global Europe 28-07-2016

The Thai junta expects people to 'shut up and obey orders'

With under two weeks to go to Thailand’s crucial 7 August referendum on a new constitution, supposedly paving the way to a return to democracy, the ruling military junta in Bangkok has cracked down on dissent and press freedoms, making a free and fair vote impossible, says Sunai Phasuk.
Global Europe 27-07-2016

Thailand's referendum on constitution ‘could be delayed’

EXCLUSIVE / Thailand’s make-or-break referendum next month on a new constitution could be postponed, one of the men in charge of drafting it has admitted.
Trade & Society 25-07-2016

EU-China economic ties will withstand disputes over MES

Overall the economic ties between the EU and China are of such importance that they will withstand the disputes over 'Market Economy Status' (MES), writes Fraser Cameron.
Elections 25-07-2016

Trump says US could pull out of World Trade Organisation

Republican White House nominee Donald Trump suggested Sunday (24 July) that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organisation if he is elected president.
UK & Europe 25-07-2016

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday (24 July), vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost growth.
Trade & Society 22-07-2016

Commission plans export controls for surveillance technology

EXCLUSIVE / Technology companies may face stricter licensing requirements to export products that could be used to violate human rights, as part of a change to EU rules.
Trade & Society 20-07-2016

EU dodges China 'market economy status' question

The EU said on Wednesday (20 July) it will no longer debate whether or not China's economy is market driven, but will instead focus on new measures to tackle Chinese dumping and illegal subsidies.
Energy 20-07-2016

Sefcovic: Lifting of sanctions 'should be used for more business deals with Iran'

European Commission Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič said on Wednesday (20 July) that the institution “wants to make sure that the lifting of sanctions could be used for exploring the development of commercial ties" with Iran.
Trade & Society 19-07-2016

EU launches WTO action against China raw material export duties

The European Union on Tuesday (19 July) followed the United States to launch a new legal challenge at the World Trade Organization over duties and quotas China imposes on its raw materials exports.
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Global Europe 19-07-2016

EU should not grant China MES until it becomes a market economy

As EU leaders are well aware and have repeatedly acknowledged, China is by no means a market economy.