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Breaching labor or environmental rules could prompt EU sanctions under new trade deals

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 22 Jun 2022 14:28
  • 22 Jun 2022 14:28
Countries which violate labor or climate change clauses in trade deals with the EU may face sanctions under the proposed revamp of the bloc’s sustainable development agenda.

The new rules put forward by the European Commission today will allow the EU to reimpose import tariffs in response to a breach o

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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