IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 23/3/2018


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USA: 

  • WTO members raise concerns over US tariffs on steel and aluminium at Goods Council +++ 
  • EU Council: EU seeks permanent exemption from US tariffs +++ 
  • S&D Group calls for the permanent EU exemption from the US tariffs on steel and aluminium +++ 
  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): Schutzzölle: EU-Forderungen greifen zu kurz +++ 
  • ifo Institut: Nicht in einen Handelskrieg der USA hineinziehen lassen +++ 
  • CEPS - The American Economy: A European view +++ 
  • Businesseurope on US duties: temporary exemption of the EU is a step forward +++ 
  • BDI zur Ausnahme für die EU bei den US-Zöllen: „Vorgehen der USA äußerst besorgniserregend“ +++ 
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TRADE DEFENCE: 

  • DG Trade: Steel import licenses - SIGL report January 2018
  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures (AD peroxosulphates)
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WESTERN BALKANS

  • EU-facilitated Dialogue: Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Presidents Vučić and Thaçi
  • Speech by the EU HR/VP President Federica Mogherini at the event "Albania: Committed to the Reform" at the European Parliament
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UKRAINE

  • EU Commissioner Bieńkowska in Kyiv for the 2nd EU-Ukraine High-level Industrial and Regulatory Dialogue 
  • EEAS: EU-Ukraine relations, factsheet
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RUSSIA

  • Updated: WTO confirms Russian duties on EU vans are illegal
  • British Ambassador to Russia briefing on the Salisbury attack: 22 March 2017
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BELARUS

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures against Belarus
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TURKEY

  • International Summit: EU-Turkey leaders' meeting in Varna (Bulgaria)
  • European Council conclusions on the Western Balkans and actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, 22 March 2018
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MIDDLE EAST

  • Commissioner Hahn travels to Beirut to support socio-economic development of Lebanon, a key long-term partner of the EU
  • The S&D Group on a fact-finding mission to Israel and Palestine
  • EU Answer - VP/HR - EU engagement towards Israel and Palestine - P-000067/2018
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CHINA

  • EP Research Service Briefing - China - What Think Tanks are thinking - 23-03-2018
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EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… 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 No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms
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EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Next meeting - Committee on International Trade: The next INTA Committee meeting will take place in Brussels on 23 and 24 April 2018.
  • General documents - Meeting of 22 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with Belarus
  • General documents - Russia: EP delegation debated the results of presidential elections - Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • General documents - 11th EP-Mauritania IPM, 22 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union


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