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The European Commission eyes the addition of a market investigation tool to its 60-year-old toolbox - but is it a chisel or a sledgehammer?

United Kingdom, European Union - June 3 2020 On 2 June 2020, the European Commission published its roadmap on the possible introduction of a ‘new competition tool’ that would allow it to...

Marc Israel, Kate Kelliher, Mark Powell, James Killick, Assimakis Komninos.

EU GSP regime: what next?

European Union - April 9 2020 The European Commission has launched a consultation to help shape the next Generalised Scheme of Preferences ("GSP") from 2024. Stakeholders have...

Sara Nordin, Fabienne Vermeeren.

Brexit, trade and rules of origin: A few common misunderstandings demystified

United Kingdom, European Union - April 7 2020 Business goes on as much as possible, despite the COVID-19 pandemic - and one question is how this affects Brexit. While a "Hard Brexit" was avoided...

Fabienne Vermeeren.

European countries enable Iran trade through first INSTEX transaction and Swiss payment mechanism

European Union, Iran - April 3 2020 On 31 March 2020, the Governments of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (the so-called "E3") confirmed that the first transaction was completed...

Matthias Vangenechten, Sara Nordin, Fabienne Vermeeren, Genevra Forwood, James Killick.

COVID-19 - First EU trade measures focus on health supply, basic needs

European Union - March 23 2020 In an effort to secure continued supply of goods within the EU during the COVID-19 crisis, the EU has taken a number of initial actions with a focus...

Sara Nordin, Fabienne Vermeeren.