IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 19/3/2018


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# FAC: 

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council, 19/03/2018 +++ 
  • Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council 

# EUROMED: 

  • Euromed Statement by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström 

# USA: 

  • EU Justice Commissioner Jourová visits the United States to discuss privacy and law enforcement issues +++ 
  • Exchange of views with Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, 22 March - Committee on International Trade +++ 
  • Highlights - Exchange of views on US restrictions on steel and aluminium imports, 21 March - Committee on International Trade +++ 
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process
  • U.S. Requirements for Submissions Requesting Exclusions From the Remedies Instituted in Presidential Proclamations Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States and Adjusting Imports of Aluminum Into the United States; and the Filing of Objections to Submitted Exclusion Requests for Steel and Aluminum
  • U.S. Requirements for Submissions Requesting Exclusions From the Remedies Instituted in Presidential Proclamations Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum Into the United States; and the Filing of Objections to Submitted Exclusion Requests
  • ifo Institut sieht die Gefahr einer Ausweitung des Protektionismus auf weitere Sektoren
  • BDI zur USA-Reise von Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier: Gut, dass gleich nach Regierungsbildung der aktive Dialog gesucht wird

# BREXIT

  • INTA Hearing on "Brexit and future trade relations", 21 March 2018 - Committee on International Trade

# SOUTH KOREA

  • Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press point with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea

# CHINA

  • EU Commission: Answer - Defence mechanisms in the face of a possible trade war with China and the imposition of punitive tariffs by that country as a result of the WTO regime and its rules - E-000505/2018
  • SWP: Chinas globale Konnektivitätspolitik - Zum selbstbewussten Umgang mit chinesischen Initiativen

# RUSSIA

  • EEAS Statement on the presidential elections in the Russian Federation
  • OPEC Secretary General congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection
  • Salisbury attack: statement following British Ambassador’s meeting with Russian government

# TURKEY

  • AmCham EU: Industry groups call for action to upgrade the EU-Turkey Customs Union

# PALESTINE

  • EU supports Gaza and Palestinian people with two ministerial events on 20 March

# WTO

  • Latest publications be the WTO
    • DDG Wolff: International regulatory co-operation key to managing trade frictions
    • DG Azevêdo in India: Flexibility is the essential ingredient for the global trading system
    • Committee moves ahead on multiple accessions to Government Procurement Agreement
    • United States initiates WTO complaint against India over export subsidy programmes
    • Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
    • DG Azevêdo: Better data needed to make trade work for women’s economic empowerment
    • DDG Yi : Inclusiveness and transparency have been the guiding principles of our work

# INDICATORS

  • January 2018-Euro area international trade in goods surplus €3.3 bn-€20.3 bn deficit for EU28

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • SECRETARIAT-GENERAL
    • Répartition des compétences au sein du cabinet de Mme Cecilia MALMSTRÖM
  • DG TRADE
    • Notice of initiation of a safeguard investigation concerning imports of Indica rice originating in Cambodia and Myanmar

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 69 - Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the negotiations on the modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement. - PE 619.153v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • General documents - 7th EU-Montenegro SAPC meeting, 11-12 December 2013, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 13th EU-Montenegro SAPC meeting, 14 June 2017, Strasboug - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 14th EU-Montenegro SAPC meeting, Podgorica, 18 December 2017 - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • Latest news - DLAT High Level Seminar “STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA” - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 7083 2018 Init Outcome of Proceedings of the Working Party on Dual Use Goods of 12 March 2018
  • St 2107 2018 Init Provisional agenda of the 75th meeting of the ACP-EU Subcommittee on Trade Cooperation
  • St 6977 2018 Add 1 Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a Convention establishing a multilateral court for the settlement of investment disputes - Statement to the Council minutes
  • Cm 2066 2018 Init EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)


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