EU trade



U.S. Issues Total Ban on Xinjiang Cotton and Tomatoes

The U.S. government has banned the importation of all cotton and tomatoes produced in Xinjiang over concerns about the widespread use of forced labor in the region. The move is the most sweeping measure to date to block the...

Streaks of Red

The Economist reports on China’s increasing economic influence throughout Europe, accompanied by a graph showing that popular opinion there is not falling for China’s soft power efforts: London’s black cabs are made...

Behind China’s Charm Offensive in Europe

Vice Premier Li Keqiang is in Europe on the latest of several visits to the continent by top Chinese officials, and the New York Times is asking, “What’s with China’s charm offensive in Europe?”: Chinese officials...

Europeans Cite More Market Problems in China

From the Wall Street Journal: The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday that operating conditions for European companies in the country have become “increasingly challenging,” and called for an...

China to Draw up Blacklist of Dangerous Ingredients

As the EU bans soy products made in China following another melamine scare, Chinese authorities have announced the creation of a dangerous food additives blacklist. From Reuters: China is to publish a blacklist of food additives...

EU Puts Strict Testing on China Rice

The European Union issued strict testing rules on imported rice from China this week. The policy change comes after EU officials repeatedly warned China to keep a banned rice out of Europe. From the Associated Press via the...

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