INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 8 Dec 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# JAPAN: 

  • EU and Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement +++ 
  • Press release on agreement in Principle (July 2017) +++ 
  • 24th EU-Japan Summit Joint Statement (July 2017) +++ 
  • Memo: key elements of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement +++ 
  • Thematic factsheets on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement +++ 
  • Infographics on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement +++ 
  • Exporters' stories: European exporters entering the Japanese market +++ 
  • Agreed chapters and negotiating documents +++ 
  • Transparency in the negotiations: meetings and documents +++ 
  • More on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement +++ 
  • More on trade relations between the EU and Japan: +++ 
    • EU-Japan EPA - Annex on Services Annex of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Institutional and Final Provisions Chapter 22 and 23 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Dispute Settlement Chapter 21 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - SMEs Chapter 20 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Agricultural Cooperation Chapter 19 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Regulatory Cooperation Chapter 18 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Transparancy Chapter 17 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Sustainable Development Chapter 16 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Corporate Governance Chapter 15 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - SOEs Chapter 13 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Subsidies Chapter 12 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Antitrust and mergers Chapter 11 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Services annex Annex of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Annex on food additives Annex of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - TDI Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Servicews Regulatory Framework EU-Japan EPA
    • EU-Japan EPA - Services mode 4 Chapter 8 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Services CBTS Chapter 8 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Investment liberalisation Chapter 8 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - General Provisions Chapter 8 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Technical barriers Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - SPS issues Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Customs Matters and Trade Facilitation Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - RoO Annex Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Rules of Origin Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Trade in Goods Details of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Electronic Commerce Chapter 8 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - Capital Movements Chapter 9 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - GSP Annex Chapter 10 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - GP chapter Chapter 10 of the trade agreement between the EU and Japan
    • EU-Japan EPA - General Provisions AGREEMENT BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR AN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
  • Joint Statement by EU Commission President Juncker and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe
  • CDU/CSU: EU-Freihandelsabkommen mit Japan ist bedeutendes Signal - Volkswirtschaften werden enger zusammenrücken
  • S&Ds welcome the EU-Japan agreement concluded today and will now scrutinise it
  • ALDE welcomes successful conclusion on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and stresses importance of rules-based free trade
  • GUE/NGL: EU Commission concludes trade agreement with Japan, but the deal is not done yet
  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): JEFTA: Kommission schließt Verhandlungen ab
  • BusinessEurope: EU and Japan showing leadership on trade
  • EuroCommerce: EU-Japan trade deal a welcome signal to protectionists

# TURKEY

  • Second High-level Economic Dialogue between the EU and Turkey

# UKRAINE

  • Main results of the EU-Ukraine Association Council on 8 Dec 2017
  • Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini after the 4th Association Council between the European Union and Ukraine
  • UNECE signs an agreement to strengthen support to Ukraine through United Nations Partnership Framework

# JERUSALEM

  • Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Wallström regarding the UN Security Council's extraordinary meeting on Jerusalem
  • GUE/NGL: MEPs demand EU pressure on Netanyahu in upcoming visit

# USA

  • EP Think-tank Study - Perspectives on transatlantic cooperation: Transatlantic cyber-insecurity and cybercrime - Economic impact and future prospects - 07-12-2017
  • Bernd LANGE (SPD-EU-Abgeordneter):  „Globaler Rückzug der USA gefährdet Vereinbarungen ​ ​ ​i​ m internationalen Handel“
  • SWP: Trumps Wirtschaftspolitik im Zeichen der Midterm Elections - Konflikte mit der EU und Deutschland zeichnen sich ab

# MEXICO

  • Draft inception report of the EU-Mexico SIA - Civil Society Dialogue

# WTO

  • EU Commissioners Malmström and Hogan to participate in the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference
  • EP Think-tank Briefing - Multilateralism in international trade: WTO achievements and challenges - 07-12-2017

# UNCITRAL

  • UNCITRAL deliberates possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement

# PESCO

  • At a Glance - Permanent structured cooperation (PESCO): From notification to establishment

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Décision d'exécution de la Commission autorisant la République portugaise à signer et à conclure un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec la République de Côte d’Ivoire
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION rejecting a request for new exporting producer treatment with regard to the definitive anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People's Republic of China by Council Regulation (EU) No 412/2013
  • EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting the Union's part of the European Joint Strategy in support of Palestine* for the period 2017-2020
    • FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Syria
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measures in favour of Libya
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'adoption d'un Programme de Réponse Intérimaire en faveur d'un "Soutien au Processus de Négociation en Casamance - Phase III"
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Sudan
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of South Sudan
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Decision C(2016) 8440 on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Kenya Support to the prevention of electoral violence
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Jordan
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Ethiopia
  • DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT
    • Commission Implementing Decision on the Annual Action Programme 2017 (Part 2) and 2018 (Part 1) in favour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • 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

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 001-001 - Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning Hong Kong, 20 years after handover - A8-0382/2017(001-001)
  • Amendments 002-003 - Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning Hong Kong, 20 years after handover - A8-0382/2017(002-003)

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5425 2017 Rev 1 Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Capitals)
  • Cm 5439 2017 Init Africa Working Party
  • Cm 5439 2017 Rev 1 Africa Working Party
  • St 14083 2017 Init Cross-border aspects in alcohol policy – tackling harmful use of alcohol Council conclusions (8 December 2017)
  • St 14157 2017 Cor 1 EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development - Joint Committee's rules of procedure - Approval
  • St 15306 2017 Rev 1 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Draft Council conclusions
  • St 15554 2017 Cor 1 Fifth African Union - European Union Summit (Abidjan, 29 - 30 November 2017) - Political declaration
  • St 15592 2017 Init Opinion procedure before the Court of Justice (1/17 ) - Request for an opinion submitted by the Kingdom of Belgium pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU on whether Chapter Eight (‘Investments’), Section F (‘Resolution of investment disputes between investors and states’) of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of t
  • St 2115 2017 Init Decision No 1/2017 of the ACP-EU Committee of Ambassadors of 8 December 2017 regarding the implementation of Article 68 of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
  • St 13264 2017 Rev 1 Joint Customs Operation POSTBOX - Draft Final Report
  • Cm 5432 2017 Init Working Party on Dual Use Goods - Agenda
  • Cm 5443 2017 Init Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 5449 2017 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • Cm 5450 2017 Init EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)
  • St 14866 2017 Init COUNCIL DECISION establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and determining the list of Participating Member States
  • St 14866 2017 Rev 1 COUNCIL DECISION establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and determining the list of Participating Member States


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