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Faegre Drinker | Looking Ahead to a Biden Administration, the EU Unveils Blueprint for Enhanced United States-EU Cooperation

With less than 50 days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the European Union has — in hopes of, in part, curing bilateral trade tensions and “unilateral tendencies” that have recently tested the United States-EU trade relationship — set forth a policy roadmap (and, perhaps, an olive branch) for renewing the trans-Atlantic partnership. How receptive the incoming Biden administration will be to this overture remains to be seen, especially given President-elect Biden’s recent statements that he intends to...
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EU Commission | A new EU-US agenda for global change

Joint communication to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council | December 02, 2020 | 1.      Introduction The relationship between the European Union and the United States is unique and built on shared history, shared values and shared interests. The transatlantic partnership was born of a promise of collective peace, progress and prosperity. After the Second World War, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe’s communities and economies. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) ensured our collective security. Together, Europe...
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EU-US: A new transatlantic agenda for global change

The European Commission and the High Representative are today putting forward a proposal for a new, forward-looking transatlantic agenda. While the past years have been tested by geopolitical power shifts, bilateral tensions and unilateral tendencies, the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, combined with a more assertive and capable European Union and a new geopolitical and economic reality, present a once-in-a-generation opportunity to design a new transatlantic agenda for global cooperation based on our common values, interests...
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EU Commission launches new complaints system to fight trade barriers and violations of sustainable trade commitments

The European Commission has today launched a new complaints system for reporting market access barriers and breaches of Trade and Sustainable Development commitments in the EU's trade agreements and under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences. The new complaints system reflects the Commission's increased efforts to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of trade agreements. It follows the Commission's appointment in July of its first Chief Trade Enforcement Officer (CTEO) to oversee its tougher action on enforcing trade policy, as well as the Commission's...
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Boeing WTO case: EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports

The European Commission’s regulation increasing tariffs on U.S. exports into the EU worth $4 billion will be published in the Official Journal of the EU. The countermeasures have been agreed by EU Member States since the U.S. has not yet provided the basis for a negotiated settlement, which would include an immediate removal of U.S. tariffs on EU exports in the Airbus WTO case. The World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorised the EU on 26 October to take such countermeasures...
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EU Leaders Congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

Leaders from across the world offered their congratulations on Saturday, November 7 to U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, following their projected win in the 2020 presidential election. As partners with shared history and values, EU leaders were among the first to send well wishes to Biden and Harris. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she looked forward to working with President-elect Biden, adding, “The European Union and the United States are friends...
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GDLSK | Petition for the imposition of anti-dumping duties on thermal paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain II.  Product: Thermal paper is a paper coated with chemicals that react to form images when exposed to heat. Thermal paper can be used in special printers to create an image without ribbons or other consumables (other than the paper itself). When imaging, the thermal paper containing the dye is passed between the thermal print head and the platen roll in the printer. The thermal head...
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European Parliament: EVP Dombrovskis speech at the hearing for the Commissioner-Designate for Trade

Statement | 2 October 2020 | By Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, Commissioner-Designate for Trade Honourable Chairman, Esteemed Members of the European Parliament, I was honoured when President von der Leyen placed her trust in me to continue to lead our shared European trade agenda. I hope that at the end of this hearing, you too will feel satisfied that you can place your trust in me. Honourable members, you already know me. I have worked with this house on many...

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