INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 6 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# TRADE DEFENCE: 

  • EU institutions strike a deal to modernise the EU's trade defence [Updated on 6/12/2017 at 13:21] +++ 
  • Tougher defence tools against unfair imports, MEPs strike deal with ministers +++ 
  • Stahlindustrie zur Brüsseler Einigung bei der  Modernisierung der EU-Handelsschutzinstrumente +++ 
  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of chamois leather originating in the People's Republic of China +++ 
  • New trade defence investigation initiated R678 

# WTO: 

  • 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and the Parliamentary Conference in Buenos Aires - Committee on International Trade +++ 
  • WTO issues panel report on US paper duties 

# JERUSALEM: 

  • President Donald J. Trump's Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel
  • Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem
  • UN Secretary-General Stresses No Alternative to Two State Solution, Jerusalem Is Final Status Issue That Must Be Resolved through Direct Peace Talks
  • EEAS: Federica Mogherini speaks to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about the expected announcement by President Trump on the status of Jerusalem
  • S&Ds condemn Trump playing with fire in Jerusalem
  • GUE/NGL: Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move a historic betrayal
  • President of the European Left, Gregor Gysi, on Trump's Jerusalem announcement:  Aggravation instead of Reconciliation

# U.S.A.

  • AmCham EU welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to better enforcement of IPRs

# BREXIT

  • Application of EU trade agreements after Brexit examined - UK Parliament

# CHINA

  • IMF Executive Board Concludes Financial Sector Stability Assessment with China
  • IMF: People’s Republic of China: Detailed Assessment Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes
  • IMF: China: Financial System Stability Assessment-Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for People’s Republic of China

# UKRAINE

  • IMF Statement on the Efforts to Fight Corruption in Ukraine
  • UK expresses concern that Ukraine's fight against corruption is being undermined

# GEORGIA

  • IMF Executive Board Completes the First Review of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for Georgia

# KAZAKHSTAN

  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - EU–Kazakhstan Partnership Agreement

# CELEX

  • CELEX:52017PC0731: Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION temporarily suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain goods of a kind to be incorporated in or used for aircraft, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1147/2002
  • CELEX:52017PC0726: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
  • CELEX:52017PC0733: Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of The Gambia
    • Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies, in view of the situation in Somalia
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the annual contribution to the World Customs Organisation and on the financing of other actions in the area of internal market for 2018
  • DG TRADE
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union, in the Association Committee meeting in Trade configuration established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other concerning the update of Annex XXVIII-A (Rules applicable to financial services), Annex XXVIII-B (Rules applicable to telecommunication services) and Annex XXVIII-D (Rules applicable to international maritime transport) to the Agreement
    • Décision d’exécution de la Commission autorisant la Hongrie à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la conclusion d’un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec l’État du Qatar
  • DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT
    • Commission Implementing Decision modifying Commission Implementing Decision C(2015) 6924 final of 7.10.2015 on the Annual Action Programme 2015 Part II in favour of the Republic of Lebanon to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Annual Action Programme 2017 (Part 2) in favour of Egypt to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2017 (Part 2) in favour of Egypt to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9673 final of 11 December 2014 on adopting a multi-annual Action Programme for Turkey on Employment, Education and Social policies
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9575 final of 11.12.2014 adopting a multi-annual Action Programme for Turkey on Environment and Climate Action
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9575 final of 11 December 2014 on adopting a multi-annual Action Programme for Turkey on Environment and Climate Action
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9675 final of 11.12.2014 adopting a multi-annual Action Programme for Turkey on Transport
    • Commission Implementing Decision amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9675 final of 11 December 2014 on adopting a multi-annual Action Programme for Turkey on Transport
  • 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

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 001-004 - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy - A8-0350/2017(001-004)
  • Amendments 005-005 - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy - A8-0350/2017(005-005)
  • Amendments 006-006 - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy - A8-0350/2017(006-006)
  • Amendments 001-004 - Annual Report on the implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy - A8-0351/2017(001-004)
  • Amendments 1 - 281 - Recommendation to the Council, the Commission, and the EEAS on cutting the sources of income for Jihadists - targeting the financing of terrorism - PE 615.223v03-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs


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