IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce 25 Apr 2018

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MIDDLE EAST: 

  • Second Brussels Conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” – Day 2 +++ 
  • Main results of the conference supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels conference, 24-25/04/2018 +++ 
  • Joint NGO reactive: CARE, IRC, Mercy Corps, NRC, Save the Children, Oxfam, Humanity and Inclusion, Action Against Hunger, World Vision +++ 

JAPAN: 

  • Federica Mogherini meets the Foreign Minister of Japan Tarō Kōno after conclusion of the negotiations of the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement +++ 

USA: 

  • The ‘Unbreakable’ U.S.-France Alliance: President Trump Hosts French President Macron for a State Visit - US US - DipNote:
  • Transcription du discours du Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron, devant le congrès des États-Unis d'Amérique
  • Conférence de presse conjointe du Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron et de Donald Trump, Président des États-Unis d'Amérique à la Maison Blanche
  • Toast du Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron lors du diner d'État à la Maison Blanche

CHINA

  • EU Chamber of  Commerce in China: Annual General Meeting 2018
  • BDI-Präsident Kempf zum Tag des geistigen Eigentums: Fehlender Patentschutz ist Wettbewerbsnachteil

UK - SWITZERLAND

  • Federal Council agrees next steps in Switzerland–UK relations

RUSSIA

  • Signing of the interim free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Remarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia

WTO

  • Latest publications by the WTO
  • Registration opens for public access to oral hearing in “US – Large Civil Aircraft” appeal
  • South Africa launches safeguard investigation on “Other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads made of steel”
  • Members reiterate concerns over waste products, feed wheat, pulses and other goods
  • DG Azevêdo addresses the Informal Dialogue on Investment Facilitation
  • WTO reports improved notification of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

INVESTMENT COURTS

  • T&E's position on a Multilateral Investment Court

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Avis d'ouverture d'un réexamen intermédiaire partiel de mesures antidumping
  • FPI
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'adoption du Programme de réponse intérimaire en faveur de la République centrafricaine "Consolider l'appui à la réconciliation et la stabilité des communautés mixtes" à financer sur le budget général de l'Union européenne

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Meeting of 30 May 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • General documents - 22nd EU-New Zealand IPM, February 2018, Wellington and Auckland - Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • General documents - 2018 Meetings Calendar - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - 2018 meetings calendar - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Meeting of 26 April 2018, Brussels (preparations for EEA JPC) - Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Draft report - Agreement between the EU and Iceland on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020 - PE 620.792v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 88 - Adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield - PE 621.027v01-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2545 2018 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda


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