The EU is ready to keep pushing for an investment agreement with China, but not without getting reassurance from Beijing that it is serious about fair trade. Until then, Brussels will keep brandishing the stick of trade defence instruments.
The steel industry is at the heart of Europe’s economy and is the foundation of many of Europe’s most competitive sectors. A strong steel industry underpins not just our direct supply chains but millions of jobs across the EU, writes Axel Eggert.
EXCLUSIVE / Lifting non-tariff barriers is the utmost priority in the transatlantic trade negotiations, particularly for the fruit and vegetable sector, said Copa-Cogeca, the association representing EU farmers.
EXCLUSIVE/ Negotiators pushing for better US market access for EU reinsurers have abandoned talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), recognising the trade deal is unlikely to remove rules forcing the industry to post as much as 100% collateral against their American liabilities.
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