The fifth round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Indonesia took place in Brussels from July 9 to 13.

The European Commission reports that the free trade agreement (FTA) discussions were held in a very friendly atmosphere and good progress was made on most chapters.

“Tariff offers were exchanged before the round and …


 

After a first phase of additional duties on Chinese goods that began on July 6, the Government of the United States announced that it will begin charging the extra duty of 25% on several more goods originating from China imported into the U.S., beginning on August 23.

The new list contains 279 tariff lines covering approximately US$16 billion in …


 

The Government of Canada announced that it requested a NAFTA Chapter 20 panel review of U.S. tariffs on solar panels.

The United States imposed, in January, a 30 percent safeguard tariff on imports of solar panels from all countries including Canada.

Global Affairs notes that the U.S. tariffs were applied to Canadian goods despite the United States International Trade …


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal announced on July 26, 2018 its finding that the dumping and subsidizing of dry wheat pasta, originating in or exported from Turkey has caused injury to the domestic industry.

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on importations of these goods.

The Tribunal’s inquiry and finding …