IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 10 Apr 2018

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: 

  • Agenda Highlights of the Foreign Affairs Council, 16/04/2018 +++ 
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USA - CHINA: 

  • WTO: China initiates WTO dispute complaint against US tariffs on steel, aluminium products +++ 
  • Latest Bruegel guest comments on EU China Trade relations +++ 
  • US Tariffs Aim to Contain China’s Technological Rise +++ 
  • What Are the Targets in the US–China Trade War? +++ 
  • Deutsche Bank Research: Trade tensions challenge corporates and government +++ 
  • U.S. Commerce's NIST Helps to Ensure the Quality of Steel, One of the Most Widely Traded Commodities on the Planet +++ 
  • EU Council Answer - Negative impact of the US tax reform on the EU +++ 
  • EP Hearing - EU policy options in case of U.S. decertification - 12-04-2018 - Committee on Foreign Affairs +++ 
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CANADA

  • EU Commission publishes stakeholder comments on CETA Regulatory Cooperation
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Federation of German Consumer Organisations
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - The Trade Union Confederation for Professionals of the Netherlands
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - VDMA
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Freshfel 5
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Friends of the Earth Sweden
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Irish Environmental Network
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Joint submission by the European Federation of Geologists and Geoscientists Canada
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - International Federation of Inspection Agencies and Confederation of Inspection and Certification Bodies
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - LobbyControl
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Netzwerk Gerechter Welthandel
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - European Engineering Industries Association
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Polish Government
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - T&E - Transport and Environment
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Union Profesional
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Freshfel 1
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Freshfel 2
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Freshfel 3
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Freshfel 4
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Eurogroup for Animals
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Confederation of Danish Industry
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Consejo General de Colegios Farmacéuticos
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Djurens Ratt/Animal Rights Sweden
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - The European Consumer Organisation
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Juan Carlos Barros
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Association of German Cities
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum -
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Business Finland
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Canada EU Trade and Investment Association
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Joint submission by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and the European Chemical Industry Council (CIAC-Cefic)
    • CETA Regulatory Cooperation Forum - Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos
  • EU Commission Answer - Update on the EU-Canada competition agreement - E-000084/2018
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MERCOSUR

  • EU Commission Answer - Structural responses to food safety risks in the EC-Mercosur trade agreement
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JAPAN

  • EPC Policy Brief: Waiting for new deliverables: Can the EU-Japan strategic partnership measure up to global and regional challenges?
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TURKEY

  • EU Commission Answer - Financial allocations for Turkey for 2018-2020
  • EU Council: ST 7653 2018 INIT Facility for Refugees in Turkey: Financing of the second tranche
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WESTERN BALKANS

  • EU Commission Answer - The rule of law in the Western Balkans - E-000116/2018
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UKRAINE

  • Ukrainian President: We hope for the support of the joint proposal of Ukraine, Germany, France and USA on the introduction of peacekeepers in the occupied part of the Donbas
  • Ukrainian President: Ukraine and Germany will conduct a business forum to expand economic cooperation
  • CDU/CSU im Bundestag: Krise in der Ostukraine nicht aus dem Blick verlieren
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PESCO

  • EU Commission Answer - Criteria for joining PESCO
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CORPORATE RESPONSABILITY

  • EU Commission Answer - EU position as regards the UN process for a binding treaty on business and human rights
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TRADE DEFENCE

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/554 of 9 April 2018 amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 412/2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware, originating in the People's Republic of China
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EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL implementing the safeguard clauses and other mechanisms allowing for the temporary withdrawal of preferences in certain agreements concluded between the European Union and certain third countries
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EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 67 - Transparent and accountable management of natural resources in developing countries: the case of forests - PE 619.353v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Amendments 1 - 6 - The upcoming negotiations for a new Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States - PE 619.363v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • Amendments 34 - 267 - Import of cultural goods - PE 619.261v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • General documents - 2018 Draft calendar of meetings - Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • General documents - 2017 meetings calendar - Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • Latest news - Next delegation meeting - 19/04 @ 09:00 in Strasbourg (LOW S3.7) - Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia

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