IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 9/3/2018


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# USA: 

  • US White House: What You Need to Know About Section 232 Investigations and Tariffs +++ 
  • Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States +++ 
  • Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States +++ 
  • Secretary Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose Tariffs on Imported Steel and Aluminum +++ 
  • Op-Ed: Why We Imposed the Metal Tariffs  - by Wilbur Ross, U.S. secretary of commerce +++ 
  • US State Secretary Economic, Energy, Agricultural and Trade Issues: Signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership 

# US IMPORT DUTIES - REACTIONS: 

  • Speech of Commissioner Jourova at Transatlantic Business Award: Building bridges for the transatlantic economy in the challenging times – the Privacy Shield and beyond
  • EU-Kommission will Ausnahme für EU-Länder bei US-Schutzzöllen erreichen
  • S&D: As the US triggers a trade war, the EU has to protect its workers and the rule of law
  • Europa-SPD zu US-Abschottungszöllen: "Rücksichtsloser Alleingang" - Bernd Lange
  • CDU/CSU im Bundestag: US-Strafzölle widersprechen klar den vereinbarten internationalen Handelsregeln
  • U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs: how should the EU respond? - Bruegel
  • A conversation about U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs - Bruegel
  • Kay Gottschalk: Trump kämpft gegen Brüsseler Überregulierung
  • ifo Institut warnt vor EU-Zöllen gegen Drittstaaten
  • Businesseurope on US import duties: EU should react appropriately
  • BDI zur Verkündung von US-Zöllen auf Stahl- und Aluminiumimporte: Zölle sind ein Affront
  • DIHK–Präsident Schweitzer zu US–Strafzöllen: USA und EU sollen neuen Anlauf für Freihandelsabkommen unternehmen - „Nicht nur handeln, sondern auch verhandeln“
  • Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl: USA setzen Stahlzölle in Kraft. Stahlindustrie in Deutschland warnt vor negativen Auswirkungen und fordert die Europäische Union zu Schutzmaßnahmen auf
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich zu US-Strafzöllen: „Unnötiger Angriff auf freien Welthandel, der allen schadet“ - WKÖ-Präsident Leitl

# UKRAINE

  • Federica Mogherini to visit Ukraine
  • EU-Ukraine: Commission proposes €1 billion in new Macro-Financial Assistance

# TURKEY

  • EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Steering Committee reports quick and efficient delivery of the EU's commitment to assist Syrian refugees and their host communities in Turkey

# CENTRAL ASIA

  • The European Union and Tajikistan held their 6th Cooperation Committee Meeting

# KOREAN PENINSULA

  • Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the latest developments regarding Korean Peninsula

# INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

  • EP Draft report - Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and the Kingdom of Norway on the cumulation of origin between the EU, Switzerland, the Kingdom of Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU - PE 616.700v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • EP Draft report - Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and the Swiss Confederation on the cumulation of origin between the EU, the Swiss Confederation, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU - PE 616.703v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Study - International Agreements - A Rolling Check-List - 09-03-2018

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG NEAR
    • Communication de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil Deuxième rapport annuel sur la facilité en faveur des réfugiés en Turquie
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Second Annual Report on the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
    • Décision de la Commission relative à la facilité en faveur des réfugiés en Turquie, modifiant la décision C(2015) 9500 en ce qui concerne la contribution à ladite facilité

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Draft calendar of activities 2018 (1st semester) - Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Draft calendar of meetings of the delegation for the first half of 2018 - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - Meeting of 22 February 2018 Brussels - Delegation for relations with India
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Committee on International Trade  21 March (from 9.00 to 12.30 and 14.30 to 18.30) and 22 March 2018 (from 9.00 to 12.30), room: Paul-Henri Spaak (1A002).
  • Latest news - Next AFET Meeting - Committee on Foreign Affairs (Monday, 12 March 2018, 19:30-21:00, room LOW N1.4, Strasbourg, Monday, 19 March 2018, 15:00-18:30, room JAN 2Q2, Brussels, Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 09:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:30, room JAN 2Q2, Brussels
  • Amendments 1 - 149 - Three-dimensional printing, a challenge in the fields of intellectual property rights and civil liability - PE 619.044v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Amendments 59 - 335 - Establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union - PE 618.211v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • Amendments 1 - 81 - Violation of the rights of indigenous peoples in the world, including land grabbing - PE 619.081v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • Amendments 1 - 173 - Recommendation to the Council, the Commission, and the EEAS on Libya - PE 618.336v03-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs


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