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Europe

Brussels seeks permanent post-Brexit customs union
“According to two officials present at a briefing for EU ambassadors earlier this week, the EU believes the provisional deal struck by the two sides sets a ‘precedent’ for the future customs relationship. Brussels intends to prevent London from watering it down in the negotiations to come over its future trading relationship.”
[Politico]

Details about Brexit deal
[Politico]

Europe ready to retaliate if U.S. imposes auto tariffs
“Malmstrom did not specify the U.S. products on which the EU would levy retaliatory tariffs, as consultations with member states would need to take place, but she said the list could include ‘all kinds’ of products.”
[Reuters]

MEPs want strengthened checks on EU arms exports
“Despite commonly agreed rules setting the criteria on who could get an arms export licence, member states have systematically failed to apply them. Parliament is asking for a mechanism to enforce sanctions on EU members that break the rules.”
[European Parliament]

Africa

Rwanda to fully automate clearance of exports and imports
[The East African]

Uganda launches portal with information on export, import, and transit procedures
[USAID]