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EU medical tariffs may stay after Covid-19 as France, Spain oppose lifting

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 09 Jun 2020 11:50
  • 09 Jun 2020 11:50

EU tariffs on medical equipment appear unlikely to be lifted soon after national governments voiced opposition to the European Commission’s plans to open talks with global partners, MLex has learned.

At a virtual meeting of EU trade ministers today, France warned that the commission’s plan could jeopardize the bloc’s aim of

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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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