Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Struggling to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, countries across the...
Struggling to cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak, countries across the EU are increasingly considering protectionist measures, promoting national agri-food products and discouraging imported products.
The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday (18 October), despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (16 October) said Washington was in talks with "some new people" in Europe about trade issues and he hoped the discussions would be successful, as Italy's president urged Trump to avoid counterproductive tariffs.
France this week kicks off meetings under its presidency of the club for the world's seven most developed nations as questions mount over the relevance of the group at a time of tension between Europe and the United States.
EU Commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmström travels to Washington on Tuesday (8 January) for a new round of trade talks with US officials, as potential tariffs on cars hold on European industry’s head.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark speech on Tuesday (28 December) did not contain any new announcements to de-escalate the country's ongoing trade war with the US, worrying Europeans about the consequences on global commerce.
The World Trade Organization agreed Wednesday (21 November) to hear complaints from a range of countries over new US steel and aluminium tariffs, as well as complaints from Washington over retaliatory duties.
Chinese president Xi Jinping promised on Monday (5 November) to continue opening up his nation's economy and to increase imports by fuelling citizens’ spending power, as a response to growing protectionism and unilateralism.