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Here’s who Biden might pick to lead trade if he wins in November

“Names floated by Washington trade experts as potential candidates for top roles are Fred Hochberg, the former U.S. Export-Import Bank chairman who recently wrote the book “Trade is Not a Four-Letter Word”; Rhonda Schmidtlein, a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission; and Robert Holleyman, a former deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration.”

[CNBC]

EU makes Latvia’s Dombrovskis trade chief

“The appointment of Dombrovskis as European trade commissioner on Tuesday highlights the EU’s determination to scale back transatlantic tariff wars, curb market-distorting Chinese practices and uphold the global commercial order amid stronger protectionist trends.”

[Bloomberg]

EU announces actions to make Europe's raw materials supply more secure and sustainable

“The Commission will develop strategic international partnerships to secure the supply of critical raw materials not found in Europe. Pilot partnerships with Canada, interested countries in Africa and the EU's neighbourhood will start as of 2021.”

[European Commission]

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