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The European Commission welcomes today’s Opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union that the Investment Court System (ICS) provisions of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada are consistent with the EU Treaties.
GUE/NGL MEPs on the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee have published a position paper in relation to the controversial ISDS and the proposed Multilateral Investment Court.
Following the signature of the EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements on 19 October 2018, the European Parliament gave its consent on 13 February 2019 to conclude both agreements. These deals were created by dividing the initial free trade agreement reached between the EU and Singapore in 2014, but not ratified, into two separate instruments: a trade agreement and an investment protection agreement.
On 18 April the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by the United States in “China — Tariff Rate Quotas for Certain Agricultural Products” (DS517), to which the EU participates as a third party.
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of products from the United States on which the European Union may take countermeasures in the context of the ongoing Boeing dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The public consultation will last until 31 May 2019.
On 9 April the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS534).