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    • EU court rules in favour of trade deal with Canada

      EU court rules in favour of trade deal with Canada

      The EU-Canada free-trade agreement's provisions to protect investors do not breach EU law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last Tuesday in a major relief for proponents of the deal that came into force in 2017, news wires reported. The ECJ’s judges said that the mechanism to resolve disputes between investors and states is in line with EU law.

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    • EU is open to cooperation with China, despite concerns over unfair trade practices

      EU is open to cooperation with China, despite concerns over unfair trade practices

      EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday stressed common intention for cooperation, despite EU concerns over unfair Chinese trade practices, news wires reported. Wang met in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, saying the event is the first of its kind in the 44-year history of Chinese relations with the EU. The meeting aimed to prepare an EU-China summit on 9 April.

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    • UK, Switzerland sign post-Brexit trade deal

      UK, Switzerland sign post-Brexit trade deal

      The continuation of economic and trade relations between Switzerland and the United Kingdom after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) is assured, Swiss government said in a statement after Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and the British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox signed a bilateral trade agreement in Bern on Monday.

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