IEU TRADE Monitoring 19 Dec 2016



Our telegram headlines today*:




# U.S.A.

  • Trade Policy Review: United States of America - World Trade Organization
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Following the Launch of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity
  • U.S. White House: The 2017 Economic Report of the President 

# CETA

  • EU Commission Answer - CETA - P-008168/2016

# RUSSIA

  • Russia: EU Council prolongs economic sanctions by six months
  • Message of High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov following the assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov
  • Foreign Office questioned on UK's relations with Russia - UK Parliament

# UKRAINE

  • EU Council: EU−Ukraine: 3rd meeting of the Association Council on 19 Dec 2016
  • ST 15581 2016 INIT RELATIONS WITH UKRAINE Draft COUNCIL DECISION on the Union position to be adopted in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Sub-Committee, the Trade and Sustainable Development Sub-Committee, the Customs Sub-Committee, and in the Geographical Indications Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, in relation to the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Sub-Committee, the Trade and Sustainable Development Sub-Committee, the Customs Sub-Committee, and the Geographical Indications Sub-Committee
  • EU Commission: European Union delivers on its commitments in support of Ukraine
  • Joint release following the 3rd Association Council meeting between the European Union and Ukraine
  • EU bank meets its commitment of EUR 3bn of financial assistance as part of the EU’s Special Support Package for Ukraine

# NEIGBOURHOOD POLICY

  • EU Commission Answer - VP/HR - ENP Progress Reports and role of the European Parliament - P-007680/2016

# CHINA

  • Norway: Full normalisation of relations with China

# LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES

  • High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini travels to Cairo for the 4th EU- League of Arab States Ministerial meeting
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with Iraq
  • Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the formation of a new government in Lebanon

# CONFLICT MINERALS

  • Parliament successful in Conflict Minerals Trilogues - Committee on International Trade

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • EU ProSun: Predatory dumping must be stopped, not encouraged - Fjellner letter is another senseless assault on EU manufacturing 

# EU COMMISSION BRIEFS

## DG TRADE
  • Décision d’exécution de la Commission autorisant la République italienne à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la conclusion d’accords bilatéraux d’investissement avec, respectivement, la République d’Azerbaïdjan, la République de Biélorussie, la Géorgie, la République du Kazakhstan, la République de Madagascar, l’Ukraine et la République d’Ouzbékistan
## FPI
  • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2240 amending Decision 2012/389/CFSP on the European Union Mission on Regional Maritime Capacity Building in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP NESTOR) and amending Commission Decision C(2015)9603
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Colombia
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the annual work programme 2017 for information outreach on EU External Relations to be financed from the budget of the European Union
## DG NEAR
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION modifying Decision C (2011) 5381 final on the second part of the Annual Action Programme 2011 in favour of the Mediterranean region to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Joint Operational Programme Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020 for the ENI Cross-Border Cooperation programme for the years 2014-2020 to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

# EU COUNCIL BRIEFS

  • ST 15310 2016 ADD 1 COR 1 Draft Council Conclusions on Enhanced Exchange of Customs Related Information with Third Countries - Declaration by The Netherlands


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