Anti-dumping: EU agrees on new rules for protecting its producers against unfair trade practices

On 11 October 2017, EU ambassadors endorsed the political agreement reached between the presidency and the European Parliament on a proposed methodology for assessing market distortions in third countries. The new rules will maintain the EU's capacity to protect its producers against unfair trade practices. They aim at detecting and redressing cases where prices of [...]

Antitrust: Commission fines Scania €880 million for participating in trucks cartel

The European Commission has found that Scania broke EU antitrust rules. It colluded for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of new technologies to meet stricter emission rules. The Commission has imposed a fine of €880 523 000 on Scania. In July 2016, the Commission reached [...]

Court of Justice of the EU: case handling improved, but more active management needed, say Auditors

The Court of Justice of the European Union has taken a number of significant steps to improve its case handling over recent years, but further improvements could still be made, according to a new performance review by the European Court of Auditors. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) consists of two Courts: [...]

First summer without roaming charges: Europeans see benefits of the new rules

The first summer without roaming charges shows that Europeans are aware of the new rules and have started changing their habits when travelling abroad in the EU. According to a Flash Eurobarometer survey published today, a large majority of Europeans recognise the benefits of roaming without extra charges. Thanks to the new EU roaming rules, in place [...]

New York Welcomes SmartStudy, One-stop Education Institution from China

On September 20th, the opening ceremony of SmartStudy's New York VIP Learning Centre which is jointly founded by SmartStudy Education & Technology Group and Tumeibian Group was held as scheduled in Manhattan. SmartStudy Education & Technology Group, known as SmartStudy, featuring both its distinguishing Chinese characteristics and high-tech online education, is the first Chinese education institution that [...]

NAFTA – Essential for Our Auto Industry: Scotiabank Economics

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has enabled the North American auto industry to become one of the most competitive in the world, allowing it to boost productivity and gain global market share. Under the agreement, the auto industry has developed one of the world's most highly integrated supply chains, with three-quarters of US-made [...]

EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force

On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally.   Welcoming this milestone in the EU's trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: "This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be - an instrument for growth that benefits European companies [...]