INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 15 Dec 2017


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# JAPAN: 

  • Speech by Commissioner Věra Jourová on EU - Japan: Facilitating business exchanges by setting the global data protection standard together +++ 
  • Joint statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Haruhi Kumazawa, Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection on the state of play of the dialogue on data protection

# WESTERN BALKANS: 

  • Federica Mogherini will host the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans partners for an informal meeting in Brussels +++ 
  • Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the adoption of excise law reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

# MERCOSUR: 

  • GUE/NGL: Delay in free trade agreement with Mercosur good news for human rights

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • Position of the European Parliament - Protection against dumped and subsidised imports from countries not members of the EU - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0351

# ILLICIT TRADE

  • Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Commission adopts EU-wide track and trace system
  • Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Statement by EU Commissioner Andriukaitis on the EU's adoption of an EU-wide track and trace system
  • EU Commission Q&A: Tobacco track and trace system: Questions and Answers

# FTAS

  • Deutscher Bundesrat fordert Sonderregelungen bei EU-Handelsliberalisierung

# INDICATORS

  • October 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.9 bn - €0.3 bn deficit for EU28

# CELEX

  • CELEX:52017PC0763: Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION authorising the opening of negotiations on a Partnership Agreement between the European Union and countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XV (State Aid) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex VII (Recognition of professional qualifications) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Protocol 47 (on the abolition of technical barriers to trade in wine) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XXII (Company law) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XXII (Company law) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Draft Decision of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • Réponses du SEAE/des services de la Commission au Rapport spécial de la Cour des comptes européenne - «Missions d'observation électorale – Recommandations mieux suivies, mais surveillance de leur mise en oeuvre à améliorer»

  • FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS

    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2303 in support of the continued implementation of UNSCR 2118 (2013) and OPCW Executive Council Decision EC-M-33/DEC.1 on the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2303 in support of the continued implementation of UNSCR 2118 (2013) and OPCW Executive Council Decision EC-M-33/DEC.1 on the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • COMMISSION DECISION on implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2284 to provide support to States in the African, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions to participate in the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group consultative process
    • COMMISSION DECISION on implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2284 to provide support to States in the African, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions to participate in the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group consultative process
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2302 in support of the OPCW activities to assist clean-up operations at the former chemical weapons storage site in Libya in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2302 in support of the OPCW activities to assist clean-up operations at the former chemical weapons storage site in Libya in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5432 2017 Rev 1 Working Party on Dual Use Goods - Agenda
  • Cm 5520 2017 Init Working Party on Frontiers/Mixed Committee EU-Iceland/Liechtenstein/Norway/Switzerland
  • Cm 5521 2017 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • Cm 5525 2017 Init Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • Cm 5525 2017 Rev 1 Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • St 13789 2017 Rev 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Import of Cultural Goods - Revised Presidency Compromise Text
  • St 15621 2017 Init EU-Chile Modernisation Association Agreement - Decision to make public the negotiating directives
  • St 15710 2017 Init Proposal of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to the Council for a Council Decision amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine


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