The Commission’s decision to launch trade action against China in the solar-power sector will not bring any relief to India, argues Suparna Karmakar, a trade economist and visiting fellow with Brussels-based think tank Bruegel.
A recent decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a case concerning imports of re-treaded tyres in Brazil can "become a milestone in WTO jurisprudence on trade and the environment", according to Julia Qin of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
Only days after the EU-US Summit in Ireland, the European Policy Centre welcomed Günter Burghardt, Head of the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC, who assessed the outcome of the meeting.
The study foresees a tripling of trade between Central and Eastern European countries over the next ten years, similar to the evolution of trade between Spain and Portugal after they joined the European Economic Community.
This CEPS Task Force Report highlights the importance of the Cancún trade ministerial meeting in the Doha Development Agenda, especially as regards global agricultural markets. The report argues that all developing countries should embrace the cause of unilateral trade reform themselves, rather than adopt adversarial positions in their trade relations with the world's four big trade groups.