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Europe

EU, Britain agree draft declaration on post-Brexit ties
“EU Council President Donald Tusk said the 26-page declaration, outlining how Britain will work with the bloc on trade, security, the environment and other issues, had been agreed ‘in principle’ and would now be sent to the remaining 27 member states for approval.”
[Agence France Presse]

WTO agrees to hear complaints in spat over U.S. tariffs
“The DSB will create separate panels for the complaints by the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Russia and Turkey, after the US said it would not agree to a single panel to hear all of them. The DSB agreed Wednesday to Washington’s request for three panels to rule on the legality of retaliatory tariffs imposed by Canada, China, Mexico and the European Union. It also agreed to a US call for a panel to be created to review ‘certain Chinese measures pertaining to the protection of intellectual property rights.’”
[Euractiv]

Kosovo raises tariffs on Serbian and Bosnian goods from 10 to 100 percent 
“The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Kosovo’s move was a clear violation of CEFTA and of the spirit of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo.”
[Reuters]

Middle East

New ship loading system to boost mineral exports from Salalah Port
“The shiploaders are primarily designed to load limestone, gypsum and cement clinker, which account for the lion’s share of volumes handled at the General Cargo Terminal.”
[Oman Observer]