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Friday Trade Policy Shorts; Bets on Grain and Implementation

Friday Trade Policy Shorts EU Procedural: Jurisdictional issues arise as the pesticide restrictions proposed in the EU fall under DG-Sante, but the funding to support the policy change is in the CAP managed by DG-Agri, with the later not invited to the key meetings. Plus, the EU Parliament’s ComAgri would presumably have some influence. Opt-Out: WTO Deputy Director General Anabel González highlights MC12 footnote 1, which for the first time enables member states the flexibility to opt-out of specific obligations otherwise adopted by consensus.  Tough Job: Zulkifi Hasan was just appointed by Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodo as the country’s chief trade negotiator. He will be the sixth trade negotiator since...

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