Amid COVID-19 recession concerns, US aircraft tariffs come into effect

By |marec 18th, 2020|Airbus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, EU-US trade, News, Phil Hogan, US tariffs, US-EU trade, USA, WTO|

The Trump administration enacted its planned duty rate increase for aircraft imported from the EU on Wednesday (18 March), amid the continuing spread of COVID-19 and fears of a subsequent recession. These measures will increase the rate from 10 to 15%,...

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Brussels’ anti-climate-dumping tool in the spotlight

By |februar 28th, 2020|carbon border tax, Kadri Simson, News, Paolo Gentiloni, Phil Hogan, Thierry Breton|

EU trade and industry ministers weighed into a discussion on a carbon border tax on Thursday (27 February), as the bloc’s internal market chief said the tariff will be ready to deploy “as soon as possible”.

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Trump: Time to negotiate ‘very seriously’ with EU on trade

By |februar 11th, 2020|Airbus, car tariffs, Donald Trump, News, Phil Hogan, Robert Lighthizer, Steel, tariffs, trade wars, Ursula von der Leyen|

President Donald Trump said Monday (10 February) the time has come to pursue trade negotiations with the European Union which he said imposes "incredible" barriers to US goods.

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EU trade chief Hogan returns to Washington as auto tariffs loom

By |februar 6th, 2020|car tariffs, EU, News, Phil Hogan, trade war, US|

European Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan returned to Washington on Thursday (6 Febrero) for talks with US counterpart Robert Lighthizer designed to improve transatlantic ties as the threat of auto tariffs looms.

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China, WTO members join EU’s ad-hoc appellate body in Davos

By |januar 24th, 2020|China, dispute settlement, Donald Trump, News, Phil Hogan, trade, WTO, WTO reform|

EU member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum with 16 World Trade Organisation members, including China, to establish an ad-hoc appeal body and overcome the US blockage of the global trade-regulating system.

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Auto tariff threat not mentioned in US talks: EU commissioner

By |januar 17th, 2020|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, car industry, car tariffs, Donald Trump, Germany, Iran nuclear deal, News, Phil Hogan, trade wars|

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January).

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Europe to assess whether US-China deal is WTO compatible

By |januar 17th, 2020|Airbus, Boeing, digital tax, EU-US relations, French digital tax, News, Phil Hogan|

The EU will assess whether a US-China deal to roll back some bilateral tariffs in exchange for increased US imports to China is compatible with World Trade Organisation rules, said Trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Thursday (16 January).

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France and US seek compromise on digital tax in 15 days

By |januar 7th, 2020|Bruno Le Maire, digital tax, French digital tax, News, Phil Hogan, WTO|

France and the US will try to settle their dispute over the French digital tax in 15 days to avoid further tariffs, French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (7 January).

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Germany tells US to ‘mind its own business’ over Nord Stream 2

By |december 12th, 2019|Germany, Heiko Maas, News, Nord Stream-2, Phil Hogan, US sanctions|

Germany on Thursday (12 December) warned Washington to mind its own business after US lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would sanction contractors working on a Russian pipeline to Germany. The EU also opposed sanctions against ‘companies doing...

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EU to strengthen trade sanctions as WTO paralysis starts

By |december 10th, 2019|appellate body, News, Phil Hogan, WTO, WTO reform|

As the international system for settling trade disputes is set to become crippled on Tuesday (10 December), Europe will in the coming days propose ways to bolster its sanction toolbox against countries that adopt ilegal trade measures and block the renewal of WTO’s appellate body.

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