INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 12 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 


# JAPAN: 

  • EU Commissioner Jourová in Japan to make progress on data flows 

# IRAN: 

  • Speech by HR/VP Frederica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary session on the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) 

# ACP: 

  • EU proposes a modernised partnership with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific countries +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A on Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

# WTO: 

  • DG Trade: Joint Statement on a Global Level Playing Field - MC11
  • Latest publications regarding the WTO Ministerial
  • ICC presents recommendations from the Buenos Aires Business Forum
  • Public and private sector leaders exchange best practices to implement Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women
  • WTO and ICC announce third successful proposal under “Small Business Champions” initiative
  • “We must be able to connect with our citizens“: MC11 Chair
  • DG Azevêdo: “WTO provides the stability and certainty that businesses need”

# PESCO

  • EPP: Europeans expect us to step up foreign policy and defence cooperation
  • ALDE Group calls for closer EU defence integration built on a strong European responsibility

# INDICATORS

  • A new Eurostat publication - Facts and figures about economic globalisation - Patterns in EU trade and investment

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Décision d'exécution de la Commission autorisant le Royaume d’Espagne à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la modification d’un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec la République de Colombie
  • DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT
    • Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2017 in favour of Palestine to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Annual Action Programme 2017 in favour of the Republic of Belarus to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2017 in favour of the Republic of Belarus to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9576 final 11.12.2014 adopting a multi-annual Country Action Programme for Turkey on Competitiveness and Innovation
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Special Measure 2017 in favour of Israel to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the pilot project: 'Developing knowledge-based European journalism relating to Europe’s neighbours, through educational activities delivered by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe' financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the 2017 Special measure for the Syrian population to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2013) 5300 final of 14.08.2013 on the Annual Action Programme 2013 in favour of European Neighbourhood Policy countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the second special measure for the 2017 ENI contribution to the European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the 'Madad Fund', to be financed from the general budget of the Union

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - Customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0481 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (Resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0485 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - EU-Kazakhstan Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (Consent) *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0484 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - EU-USA Air Transport Agreement *** - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0482 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Towards a digital trade strategy - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0488 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition


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