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#Coronavirus – EU and 21 other WTO members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains

#Coronavirus – EU and 21 other WTO members pledge to ensure well-functioning global food supply chains

| April 24, 2020

The European Union, together with 21 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has committed to open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products during the current global health crisis. Co-signatories of the joint statement pledge to ensure well-functioning global agriculture and agri-food supply chains and avoid measures with potential negative impact on food […]

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UK wants same legal autonomy from EU as it showed #Japan and #Canada – PM’s office

UK wants same legal autonomy from EU as it showed #Japan and #Canada – PM’s office

| February 27, 2020

Britain wants the European Union to show the same respect for legal autonomy it afforded countries such as Canada and Japan when signing trade deals with them, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Tuesday (25 February), write William James and Kylie MacLellan. Johnson’s office said Britain was determined to protect its legal autonomy in […]

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European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

European integrity at risk from slack Canadian standards?

| November 23, 2019

Two years into the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU, the arrangement has not proven to be as fruitful for either side as previously predicted. While the treaty hasn’t yet formally entered into effect, it’s been provisionally applied since September 2017, eliminating 98% of tariffs between the two parties. Canadian […]

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EU and #Canada agree on an interim appeal arrangement for disputes in #WorldTradeOrganization

EU and #Canada agree on an interim appeal arrangement for disputes in #WorldTradeOrganization

| July 29, 2019

EU and Canada have agreed on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement for potential future trade disputes. The agreed rules will apply in the likely event the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is unable to hear appeals as of December 2019. The interim arrangement is based on existing rules of the WTO and […]

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EU, Canada and China co-convene third ministerial on #ClimateAction in Brussels

EU, Canada and China co-convene third ministerial on #ClimateAction in Brussels

| June 28, 2019

Today (28 June) the EU, Canada and China are convening the third ministerial on climate action in Brussels. Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua co-chair the meeting of ministers and high-level representatives from over 30 countries, […]

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Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

| May 29, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund, was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release for the European Commission. The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new […]

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#Canada should take a leaf out of Europe’s books when it comes to #SustainableEnergy future

#Canada should take a leaf out of Europe’s books when it comes to #SustainableEnergy future

| December 12, 2018

The recently announced EU Bioeconomy Strategy continues that continent’s legacy of advancing biological solutions to environmental questions and strategically highlights the economic benefits of the approach with a strong focus on jobs, growth and investment in the EU. In fact, the EU’s bioeconomy already accounts for 4.2% of its GDP; it contributes over €2 trillion […]

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