ANTI COERCION: Proposal for a REGULATION on the protection of the Union and its Member States from economic coercion by third countries

“Economic coercion’ under the proposal refers to a situation where a third country is seeking to pressure the Union or a Member State into making a particular choice by applying, or threatening to apply, measures affecting trade or investment. Such practices unduly interfere with the legitimate policymaking space of the EU and its Member States […]

Bachelet calls for easing of sanctions to enable medical systems to fight COVID-19 and limit global contagion

Arabic | Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish GENEVA (24 March 2020) – Broad sectoral sanctions should urgently be re-evaluated in countries facing the coronavirus pandemic, in light of their potentially debilitating impact on the health sector and human rights, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Tuesday. “It is vital to […]

WTO DS 556: Switzerland v. USA — Certain Measures on Steel and Aluminium Products

Switzerland has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 July. Switzerland claims the US duties of 25% and 10% on imports of steel and aluminium products respectively are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General […]

WTO: Members raise concerns over US Section 232 investigation on automobiles and automotive parts

Members expressed their concerns over possible measures by the United States regarding extra duties on the import of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans, light trucks and automotive parts, at the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG) held on 3 and 4 of July. Over 40 members — including the 28 European Union members — took […]