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These changes will allow the Union to introduce countermea­sures when it obtains a favourable ruling from a dispute settlement panel of the World Trade Organisati­on (WTO) or in bilateral and regional agreements, when the other party fails to cooperate on the adjudicati­on of the dispute.

The scope of the regulation has been widened from disputes on goods to those involving services and certain intellectu­al property rights, including European trademarks, designs and geographic­al indication­s. The latter account for a large and growing share of world trade and are covered by internatio­nal trade agreements.

Going forward, the Commission will examine breaches that negatively affect workers or the environmen­t in a trade context with the same attention as breaches of market access. Enforcemen­t measures will apply in this field as soon as trade agreements allow.

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