IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 2 Mar 2018

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# USA: 

  • EU Commission responds to US restrictions on steel and aluminium +++ 
  • AmCham EU: American companies concerned over unilateral US trade action +++ 
  • Businesseurope: US risks creating far-reaching disruption in world trade +++ 
  • EuroCommerce: don’t disrupt trade across the Atlantic – or the Channel +++ 
  • BDI zu den US-Strafzöllen auf Stahl- und Aluminiumimporte: Trump riskiert Spirale des Protektionismus +++ 
  • DIHK-Chef Wansleben  zur Ankündigung von Strafzöllen durch den US-Präsidenten: Strafzölle kosten die deutsche Wirtschaft Millionen +++ 
  • "America first" policy is leading the world trade into a wall, say S&D MEPs +++ 
  • EVP/CDU zu US-Strafzöllen auf Stahl- und Aluminiumimporte +++ 
  • CDU/CSU im Bundestag: Handelskrieg vermeiden - Einseitige Strafzölle gefährden den Welthandel und damit Wachstum und Wohlstand weltweit +++ 
  • FTI Consulting on Steel And Aluminum Tariffs: Insight & Analysis Following President Trump’s Announcement +++ 
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Silicon Metal from Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Norway 


  • DG Trade: Joint EU-ASEAN Media Statement
  • DG Trade: Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström in Singapore
  • DG Trade: Factsheet responsible supply chains in Asia


  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - Resurgent Russia [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 02-03-2018


  • Bulgarian EU Presidency: Working groups on Enlargement and Western Balkans met in Sofia


  • Recent Study "The EU’s Market Access Strategy: does it reach its main goals?" - Committee on International Trade


  • EP Think-tank: In-Depth Analysis - Foreign Direct Investment in the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries
  • EESC: The EU should have a better screening mechanism for foreign direct investment to ensure that security and public order are not put at risk


  • WTO: Symposium highlights role of innovative technologies in advancing the SDGs
  • WTO: Experts discuss how to measure services trade in the digital age
  • WTO: Panel established to determine India’s compliance with solar power ruling


  • EEAS
    • 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 XXII (Company Law) and Protocol 37 (containing the list provided for in Article 101) to the EEA Agreement
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 to prolong the transitional use of means other than the electronic data-processing techniques provided for in the Union Customs Code


  • Draft agenda - Thursday, 8 March 2018 - PE 619.092v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 62 - Accompanying resolution to the consent on the Conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part - PE 618.203v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • General documents - Statement of 28 February 2018 on the death of a Georgian citizen in South Ossetia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 1 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 25 January 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 31 January 2017, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee


  • Cm 1865 2018 Init Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda


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