INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 Nov 2017

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  • EEAS Factsheet on EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) 


  • The fifth round of negotiations to modernise the political and cooperation aspects of the Mexico-EU Global Agreement was held in Brussels 


  • EU and Chile launch the negotiations for a modernised Association Agreement 


  • EP Think.tank: Study - The state of implementation of the associations and free trade agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a particular focus on Ukraine and systemic analysis of key sectors - 16-11-2017


  • Main results of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council on 16 Nov 2017
  • Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the 4th EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council


  • EU report: Evaluation of Ukrainian reforms shows considerable progress but need to accelerate implementation to reap full benefits
  • Implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU gave a strong impetus to accelerating the pace of reforms, pledges Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn
  • Ukraine and U.S.agreed to deepen cooperation in delivering reforms and implementing joint economic projects - a meeting of PM and Assistant Secretary of State


  • Vladimir Putin will meet with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on November 22


  • Competition: EU Commission and China start new dialogue on State aid control and discuss competition policy

# U.S.A.

  • EU Commissioners Avramopoulos and King in Washington, D.C. for EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting


  • Briefing - The Pan-African Parliament: getting ready for the 2017 AU-EU Summit - 16-11-2017
  • At a Glance - Economic integration under the African Union - 16-11-2017
  • At a Glance - The African Union: Defending peace, democracy and human rights - 16-11-2017
  • At a Glance - Actions of the African Union against coups d'état - 16-11-2017


  • Goods Council discusses US proposal to enhance transparency


  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2093 of 15 November 2017 terminating the investigation concerning possible circumvention of the anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1331/2011 on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of stainless steel originating in the People's Republic of China by imports consigned from India, whether declared as originating in India or not, and terminating the registration of such imports imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/272


    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization as regards public stockholding for food security purposes, trade-distorting domestic support, including for cotton, export restrictions in agriculture, fisheries subsidies, domestic regulation in services, and SMEs/Transparency of Regulatory Measures for Trade in Goods
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union within the Association Council 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, as regards supplementing Annex I-A, and in the Association Committee in Trade configuration, on recalculating the schedule of export duty elimination set out in Annexes I-C and I-D to the Association Agreement
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/271 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 925/2009 on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of slightly modified certain aluminium foil
    • COMMISSION DECISION on a Joint Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment on the Occasion of the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in December 2017
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'adoption de la mesure d'aide exceptionnelle en faveur d'un "Programme d'appui au traitement judiciaire et au processus de réintégration des ex-combattants de Boko Haram, ainsi qu'au dialogue communautaire dans les régions périphériques du Niger" à financer sur le budget général de l'Union européenne
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Special Measure 2017 II in favour of Ukraine to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014)9495 final of 15 December 2014 adopting an Indicative Strategy Paper for Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period 2014 -2017


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