• Targetti, the Italian company which manufactures energy-efficient bulbs in China, is to sue the European Commission over its decision to extend for one year the anti-dumping duties imposed against Chinese light bulbs. The decision is expected to be confirmed on October 15, 2007 (FT, October 15, 2007, p. 2) 
  • On October 12, 2007, Russia’s main trade negotiator Maxim Medvedkov stated that Russia will study the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, of which it is still not a member, to ascertain whether they are compatible with the reform of the energy sector that the European Commission is preparing. In a related development, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, is expected to use a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 15, 2007, to issue a warning that Moscow sees the proposed EU rules on energy as a sign of growing protectionism on the part of the EU (Europolitics, October 15, 2007, p. 1; FT, October 15, 2007, p. 2) 
  • Council Decision of 26 September 2007 concerning the conclusion of an additional Agreement between the European Community, the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein extending to the Principality of Liechtenstein the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products (OJ L 270, 13 October 2007, p. 5) 
  • Council Decision of 9 October 2007 authorizing France to apply a reduced rate of excise duty on ‘traditional’ rum produced in its overseas departments and repealing Decision 2002/166/EC (OJ L 270, 13 October 2007, p. 12)