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By Philippe De Baere, Van Bael & Bellis
For the arsenal of EU trade defence instruments, 2016 is likely to be crucial. The main issue in debate is whether China should be granted market economy status (MES) after 11 December 2016. Linked to this question is whether the granting of MES to China should be accompanied by a modernisation of the trade defence instruments in order to mitigate the effect of China's new status. Finally, following a number of lost WTO disputes and cases before the European Court of Justice, it is widely felt that the EU should reinforce the transparency of its investigations.
By Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Increasingly, we are seeing drones used in a wide range of industries, from farming to the delivery of medical supplies. Even retailers are using drones to offer their customers a same-day delivery service. There is also nothing currently stopping a consumer from buying a drone and taking it out flying, providing certain criteria are met.
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