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Peter Ungphakorn

Peter Ungphakorn is a trade policy expert who writes for IEG Policy on agricultural trade relations between the EU and third countries, and on trade issues related to Brexit. Peter was formerly an information officer at the WTO in Geneva.

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EU food safety, animal-plant health regulations under scrutiny at the WTO

The European Union’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures were among the issues that raised the most concerns in last week’s two-day World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting to review the EU’s trade policy, officials in Geneva said.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

WTO notes shift in EU farm support back into distorting ‘Blue Box’

Recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have allowed some EU farm subsidies to shift away from income support decoupled from prices and production, into a type that can distort trade but with constraints, a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report says.

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Brexit, the UK, EU, agriculture and the WTO — five points to bear in mind

Britain left the European Union last week, and its ambassador has informed World Trade Organization (WTO) members that the UK is no longer represented by the EU in the WTO. What does the change mean? Here are five points to keep in mind.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Without China, the EU, Japan and US will struggle to get their subsidies proposal off the ground

The three major members of the World Trade Organization who called on Tuesday (January 14) for an overhaul of the WTO subsidies rules, face a near-impossible task to get their proposed amendments adopted.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Would proposed UK tariffs on ‘substandard’ food be challenged in the WTO?

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers’ suggestion that the UK could charge higher than normal tariffs on imports that fail to meet British standards could run foul of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Is the UK’s 'no-tariff' plan for the Irish border incompatible with WTO rules?

The UK’s intention to simply refrain from collecting import duties on goods entering Northern Ireland across the Irish border, as announced earlier today (March 13), has sparked some lengthy debate among trade lawyers about whether, and if so how, this might violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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