G2 Conference to Showcase EU Trade Chief Paul Hogan

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

G2 Conference to Showcase EU Trade Chief Phil Hogan

EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan poses in front of blue and yellow EU flag
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For this year’s “G2” program—spearheaded by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva—Phil Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Trade, will deliver a landmark address outlining the European Union’s key transatlantic trade priorities.

The keynote, scheduled for March 17, will bolster an all star lineup during the Global Trade Series, organized by Georgetown’s IIEL and AIG, which brings together policy-makers, business leaders, and experts from think tanks and academia to debate the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system.

The aim of this year’s program is to address the challenges and opportunities which these developments present to government and business, and to articulate approaches and solutions which strengthen the commitment to global trade.

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EU-Japan Trade Agreement Signed

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

EU-Japan Trade Agreement Signed

EU governments have approved a free-trade deal with Japan, Chris Brummer comments
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European member states have given the go-ahead for a free trade deal with Japan, the world's third-largest economy, news outlets report.  Among other things,  the new accord will create the world’s largest open economic area, removing EU tariffs of 10 percent tariffs on Japanese cars and the 3 percent rate typically applied to car parts.  Meanwhile, Japan has reportedly committed to remove duties of some 30 percent on EU cheese and 15 percent on wines as well as allowing it to increase its beef and pork exports and gain access to large public tenders in Japan.

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EU and UK reach initial agreement Brexit terms, making way for trade negotiations. 

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

EU and UK reach initial agreement Brexit terms, making way for trade negotiations. 

European Commission President
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42277040

The European Commission’s president described the agreement as a "breakthrough" and expressed confidence that EU leaders will approve it.  The bill for Brexit will amount to between £35bn and £39bn.  Extensive coverage can be found here.

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EU, Japan bilateral agreement is near to minilateralism

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