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Japan wants G-7 to team up against economic coercion by China

“Nishimura said that ‘countermeasures’ may be necessary to help countries and regions that are the target of mercantilist actions by authoritarian regimes. Identifying chokepoints that could be used by such regimes would also be helpful, he said.”

[Bloomberg]

The WTO’s national security ‘thin ice’ moment could shatter reform talks

“The path to restoring the WTO’s dispute settlement function lies in assuring the United States that the system can be trusted to respect its limits and that attempts by members to push beyond those limits through litigation will be rejected. The decision to bring the national security cases and the outcome of those cases is the opposite of reassuring.”

[The Hill]

Modest expectations for India-U.S. Trade Policy Forum meeting

“‘At present and for the foreseeable future, neither country is keen to make concessions on tariff and non-tariff barriers,’” Trivedi said.”

[Press Trust of India]

UK, EU working on data access to resolve post-Brexit trade row

“Britain has built a new system to provide the EU with real-time customs data relating to Northern Ireland, safety and security declarations and some transit information, to try to ease EU concerns that goods could enter Ireland without paying EU customs.”

[Reuters]

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