INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 29 Nov 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# INVESTMENT COURTS: 

  • Updated: Multilateral court for investment disputes settlement: plenary oral question +++ 
  • SPD: Globaler Handel muss fair und nachhaltig werden -- EU-Parlament will transparenten Weltinvestitionssgerichtshof statt privater Schiedsstellen 

# U.S.A.: 

  • U.S. Mission to the European Union: Secretary Tillerson delivers remarks at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C.:  "The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances" 

# CHINA: 

  • Report - Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the VP/HR concerning Hong Kong, 20 years after handover - A8-0382/2017 - Committee on Foreign Affairs +++ 
  • CEPS Analysis: No longer a new kid on the block – China in the Middle East 

# AFRICA

  • Intervention du Président Jean-Claude Juncker à la séance d'ouverture du 5ème sommet Union africaine-Union européenne
  • Opening remarks by President Donald Tusk opening the 5th African Union-European Union summit in Abidjan
  • Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union

# TURKEY

  • Joint EU-Turkey Press Release: EU-Turkey Counter-Terrorism Consultations

# CENTRAL ASIA

  • EU and Kazakhstan hold Subcommittee on Justice and Home Affairs and the Human Rights Dialogue

# TRADE POLICY

  • Eurocommerce: Retailers and wholesalers press for evidence-based policymaking on trading practices
  • Programme - EU Trade policy what it is, why it matters

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Joint Committee established by the Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and New Zealand, of the other part, as regards the adoption of decisions on the Rules of procedure of the Joint Committee and the adoption of the terms of reference of the subcommittees and working groups
  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No …/.. amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 412/2013 of 13 May 2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People's Republic of China
    • COMMISSION DECISION setting up the group of experts on the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) 2015/936 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards updating the Combined Nomenclature codes listed in Annex I to that Regulation
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • Amended proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 as regards measures to strengthen administrative cooperation in the field of value added tax
    • Impact Assessment – Opinion of the Board - RSB opinion
  • DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT
    • Commission Implementing Decision adopting an Annual Action Programme for Kosovo* for the year 2017 – Part I * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9850 final adopting the Multi-annual Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for Environment and Climate Action and Transport for the years 2014-2016
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting an Annual Action Programme for Turkey under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) for the year 2017
    • Commission Implementing Decision adopting an Annual Action Programme for Turkey under the Instrument of Pre-accession assistance (IPA II) for the year 2017
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Multi-country Action Programme for Connectivity for the years 2017-2018
    • Commission Implementing Decision adopting a Multi-country Action Programme for Connectivity for the years 2017-2018
    • Commission Implementing Decision adopting an Annual Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the year 2017
    • Décision d'exécution de la Commission relative au programme d’action annuel 2017 partie 2 en faveur de la Tunisie à financer sur le budget général de l'Union

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EP Draft agenda - Monday, 4 December 2017 - PE 615.242v02-00 - Committee on International Trade

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5310 2017 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • St 13216 2017 Init Regulation (EU) 2017/1566 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 on the introduction of temporary autonomous trade measures for Ukraine supplementing the trade concessions available under the Association Agreement
  • St 15085 2017 Init First draft Council conclusions at the start of the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference - Adoption
  • St 15086 2017 Init Second draft Council conclusions at the end of the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference - Adoption
  • Cm 5209 2017 Rev 1 Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • St 14327 2017 Init COUNCIL DECISION in support of a global reporting mechanism on illicit small arms and light weapons and other illicit conventional weapons and ammunition to reduce the risk of their illicit trade (‘iTrace III’)
  • St 14940 2017 Init Outcome of proceedings of the Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) meeting on 24 November 2017
  • St 14973 2017 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 as regards the clearing obligation, the suspension of the clearing obligation, the reporting requirements, the risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a central counterparty, the registration and supervision of traderepositories and the requirements for trade repositories - Presidency compromise proposal
  • Cm 5269 2017 Init Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 5269 2017 Rev 1 Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda


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