Trade Policy Insights
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Why the EU misses the mark with the Net Zero Industry Act
Published: 30 May 2023
The Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) misses the chance to harness trade policy in support of the worthwhile aims of ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of net-zero technologies.
CBAM and Ukraine: Special circumstances call for special measures
Published: 17 Apr 2023
In 2023, two of the EU’s top priorities are the implementation of Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and continued support for the recovery of Ukraine’s economy. However, it looks as though Ukraine will be among the countries most affected by CBAM. Can support for Ukraine’s recovery co-exist with a carbon price...
Critical minerals – important pieces on the geopolitical chessboard
Published: 03 Apr 2023
Countries that control trade in critical raw materials have leverage over import-dependent economies like the EU. It is therefore rightly a priority for the EU to diversify the supply by developing on trading relations with like-minded partners and finding alternative sources of import.
Repairing the transatlantic link key for Swedish presidency
Published: 25 Jan 2023
While talks are still ongoing between the EU and the US on the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), hopes of successfully avoiding a trade conflict are waning. Promoting and improving transatlantic trade relations will be an important but challenging task for Sweden’s EU presidency.
Strengthening food security through trade policy
Published: 23 Jun 2022
Rising world hunger, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and soaring food prices have put food security on top of the international agenda. How important are well-functioning global markets and trade for food security against this backdrop?
The support of the European community is crucial for the future Ukrainian economy
Published: 03 Jun 2022
The democratic world has answered the Russian invasion of Ukraine in a fast, unanimous and powerful way. The sanctions have dealt a significant blow to the Russian economy, but also sent a powerful signal against Russian aggression. The invasion continues, and it is now clear that a new focus is required: a focus...
After Russia’s invasion: The EU must strengthen cooperation with democracies
Published: 30 Mar 2022
Once more, Europe faces dark times. In gross violation of international law, a major European power has invaded its smaller neighbour. It is not only an attack on Ukraine, but on peace, security, and democracy throughout Europe.