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China 31-03-2021

UK calls for end to ‘pernicious’ trade practices, in apparent swipe at China

Britain said it will push G7 allies to do more to ban "pernicious practices" in trade, such as forced labour and intellectual property theft, in an apparent call for a tougher line towards China at the World Trade Organization.
Economy & Jobs 11-03-2021

Rich countries block push by developing nations to waive COVID vaccine patents rights

Richer members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) blocked a push by over 80 developing countries on Wednesday (10 March) to waive patent rights in an effort to boost production of COVID-19 vaccines for poor nations.
Global Europe 14-12-2020

Borrell dreams of ‘making multilateralism great again’

In a strategic article published on Monday, the EU chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, depicts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world affairs, warning of growing divergences between world players, backsliding in terms of global poverty and strengthening of the authoritarian regimes.
Economy & Jobs 17-11-2020

Biden says world democracies must unite on trade policy

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (16 November) said the United States must join forces with other world democracies to present a united front in global trade policy as a counterweight to China.
Economy & Jobs 24-01-2018

Trump angers European solar installers with solar panel tariff

US President Donald Trump signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels on Tuesday, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to thousands of layoffs and raise consumer prices.
Trade & Society 05-10-2016

Parliament urging Commission to act on China MES

The European Parliament has put pressure on the Commission to deliver on the promise to strengthen its trade defences to protect EU industry against China, EURACTIV.com has learned.
Trade & Society 08-05-2015

Lamy: TTIP’s goal is ‘to harmonise consumer protection’

Ex-World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy said on Thursday (7 May) that improved consumer protection was at the heart of the US-European Union free-trade pact under negotiation.
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Trade & Society 18-07-2014

EU mulls geographical indications for non-food products

The European Commission is considering legislation protecting the geographical origin of non-agricultural products, such as Murano glass and Scottish tartans.
Development Policy 23-04-2013

EU pressures seven African countries to complete trade agreements

Seven African countries face paying tariffs on their exports to the European Union if they fail to honour trade agreements signed with Brussels in 2007, EURACTIV France reports.

China sets up group to ‘clean up’ rare earth industry

China has established a rare earth industry association, state media reported, in a move to speed up consolidation of its sprawling industry that has drawn fire for what overseas trade partners call unfair export quotas.