The U.S. administration just announced on Friday 17 May the lift of Section 232 tariffs for aluminium against Canada and Mexico. It is time to also exempt Europe from the 10% tariff on aluminium products, says European Aluminium.
Orgalim’s economists compile and analyse the latest data and forecasts for Europe’s technology industries twice a year, looking at economic trends across the branches mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and ICT, and metal technology. Their latest report shows steady growth in turnover and employment across the tech industries in 2018, while warning of the risks posed by creeping protectionism and a shortage of skilled workers.
On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on EU relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, following the joint communication by the High Representative and the Commission on the “European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common future” of 17 April 2019.
New rules have been adopted to simplify and clarify wine making practices in the EU, a last step in the alignment of the wine legislation to the Lisbon Treaty by the European Commission.