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EU would breach WTO rules by extending steel safeguards, trade nominee Dombrovskis says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 02 Oct 2020 09:29
  • 02 Oct 2020 09:29
The extension of the EU steel safeguards beyond their expiry date next year would be against global trading rules and could expose the bloc to hefty retaliation from trading partners, Valdis Dombrovskis told lawmakers at a hearing today as part of his bid to become the bloc’s next trade commissioner. 

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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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