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Europe

(Daily News)
November 23, 2020

The European Union, Canada, Japan and 10 other countries on Monday pledged to launch an initiative on medical supplies aimed at identifying steps World Trade Organization members can take to facilitate trade and better position countries amid the public health crisis.


(Daily News)
November 23, 2020

Support for the multilateral trading system is “now as important as ever,” leaders from the world’s largest economies said this weekend at the conclusion of a virtual G20 summit.


(Daily News)
November 20, 2020

With President-elect Joe Biden set to take over the Oval Office in January, the United Kingdom is preparing to make its case to the new administration for quickly finishing the in-progress bilateral trade deal, according to a British official familiar with the matter – but the effort is up against a narrow timeframe and unknown Biden trade priorities.


(Daily News)
November 19, 2020

For the Trump administration, World Trade Organization reform is not possible without an acknowledgment from all countries that membership requires market-oriented policies -- but this fundamental priority, like many U.S. reform proposals, faces a China-sized stumbling block as the organization limps into its 26th year.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2020

“Following adoption of the EP’s position at first reading, the Council will be called upon to formally adopt the Regulation so that it can be published in the Official Journal and enter into force.”


(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

The U.S. and the European Union should counter Chinese trade practices aimed at boosting its rise in high-tech areas by reforming the World Trade Organization, rekindling trans-Atlantic trade talks and coordinating on technology policy, according to a report issued Wednesday by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republicans.


(Daily News)
November 18, 2020

France has begun trying to collect digital services taxes, sources tell Inside U.S. Trade, with several U.S. companies receiving invoices earlier this week.


(Daily News)
November 17, 2020

While major World Trade Organization members like the European Union, China, Canada and Japan are launching new environmental and sustainability initiatives in Geneva, the U.S. so far has not joined the efforts and this week criticized the European Green Deal at the WTO.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

With less than two months to go before the United Kingdom formally breaks off from the European Union, several World Trade Organization members this week pressed London and Brussels for more answers on their prospective market-access plans.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

With less than two months to go before the United Kingdom formally breaks off from the European Union, several World Trade Organization members this week pressed London and Brussels for more answers on their prospective market-access plans.


(Daily News)
November 13, 2020

As the European Union undertakes its transition to more sustainable agriculture – including ambitious targets on reducing pesticide, fertilizer and antimicrobial use – the bloc is trying to ease the increasing consternation of Trump administration officials by insisting its goal is global cooperation, not domination, on sustainability.


(Daily News)
November 12, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden may inherit from the Trump administration a nearly finished trade deal with the United Kingdom -- but what he decides to do with it largely will depend on Congress, analysts said on Thursday.


(In Trade)
November 11, 2020

Members called the deal an “important confidence-building exercise” as the EU and China discuss a bilateral investment agreement.


(Daily News)
November 10, 2020

European Union officials this week began outlining the priorities they will seek to address with the incoming Biden administration, including trade and related issues, as they seek to move past the troubled trans-Atlantic relationship under President Trump.


(Daily News)
November 10, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden this week began discussing economic issues -- including trade -- with foreign leaders who offered congratulations as a well as affirmations of support for multilateralism and enhanced cooperation.


(Daily News)
November 09, 2020

European Union member states on Monday approved the imposition of tariffs on $4 billion worth of U.S. goods in World Trade Organization-approved retaliation for U.S. subsidies to Boeing as the two sides have failed to negotiate a resolution to the long-running disputes over aircraft subsidies.


(Daily News)
November 04, 2020

The United Kingdom should not prevent all imports that don’t meet the country’s high food safety and animal welfare standards, but it must protect its producers from such imports with quotas, tariffs and safeguards, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
November 03, 2020

If the EU imported U.S. LNG, rather than Russian gas, global emissions would fall approximately 72 million metric tons annually.


(Daily News)
November 02, 2020

The fifth round of trade agreement negotiations between the U.S. and United Kingdom was “the most intensive” so far, with “significant” legal text agreed to in several chapters and “much” of a legal framework in place, British Trade Secretary Liz Truss said on Monday.


(In Trade)
November 02, 2020

A new secretary-general will begin a five-year term in June 2021.


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