A proposed EU law would allow individual member states to restrict sales of genetically-modified foods within their borders. The European Parliament recently put the proposal on ice, but EU leaders should instead put it in the compost bin. The law would create uncertainty for food processors and threaten Europe's "single market", one of the Union's most important institutions.
An expanding cargo pre-inspection program on the U.S.-Mexico border is a key facet of "NAFTA 2.0".
Representatives of the United States and the eleven other parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on groundbreaking protections for intellectual-property rights in biological drugs. But the standards are uneven, the result of eleventh-hour negotiations whose details remain largely secret.
The European Commission's draft proposal aims to improve a system that is sometimes seen as allowing multinational corporations to evade regulations in the countries where they invest.