MACEDONIA CHECKING

BY KEITH NUTHALL
AN INTENSIVE double-checking system focusing on the trade in steel products between Macedonia and the European Union has been proposed by the European Commission. Its aim is to boost openness and transparency in the export of Macedonian steel, under the trade agreement Skopje signed with Brussels. It came into force in June and includes a protocol on steel products. A Commission memorandum said that the aim of the system would be "to avoid possible deflections of trade."

Assuming that its rules are agreed by the EU Council of ...


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