IEU MONITORING: Trade & Commerce Telegram 2 May 2018

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  • EU Commission statement following US announcement of an extension until 1 June of the EU's exemption from US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports +++ 
  • Bundesregierung zur Entscheidung der USA, die EU für einen weiteren Monat von Zöllen auf Stahl und Aluminium auszunehmen +++ 
  • La France: Exemption de taxes sur les importations d’acier et d’aluminium : Communiqué de presse conjoint de Jean-Yves Le Drian et Bruno Le Maire +++ 
  • Exemption from punitive tariffs must not blind us to the damage done to rules-based trade order by Trump, warn S&Ds +++ 
  • U.S. duties: extension of EU’s temporary exemption is positive, but business needs predictability - BusinessEurope +++ 
  • VCI zum EU-US-Handelsstreit: Europa braucht einheitliche und WTO-konforme Handelspolitik +++ 
  • EU bleibt bis Ende Mai von US-Zöllen auf Stahlimporte ausgenommen - Schutz vor Handelsumlenkungen trotzdem notwendig - Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl +++ 
  • EP Draft report - Extension of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Government of the United States of America - PE 621.963v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++ 
  • EPC Conference: Europe, the United States and security cooperation in a challenging world +++ 
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Polyetrafluoroethylene Resin from China and India +++ 


  • German Minister Altmaier: “By modernising our trade agreement with Mexico, we are sending a strong message for free and fair global trade”


  • Statement by EEAS Spokesperson on the remarks by Palestinian President Abbas on the Holocaust


  • Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn on the electoral reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the elections of the Federation entity House of Peoples
  • EP Think-tank At a Glance - FYR Macedonia: Economic indicators and trade with EU
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Serbia: Economic indicators and trade with EU
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Kosovo: Economic indicators and trade with EU - 30-04-2018
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Montenegro: Economic indicators and trade with EU - 30-04-2018
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Albania: Economic indicators and trade with EU


  • EPC: The US and the EU need a stronger dialogue on Russia sanctions
  • Ukrainian President: Sanctions implemented against Russia are clearly synchronized with our EU and US partners - President on the NSDC decision


  • Ukraine–EU Trade and Sustainable Development Sub-Committee to the Joint Civil Society Forum - Joint statement
  • Ukraine–EU Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Sub-Committee : Operational conclusions


  • The 5th meeting of the Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development under the EU-Korea FTA - Minutes


  • Decent Work, Corporate Responsibility and the EU-Central America Association Agreement: Contributing to Sustainable Economic Growth - the programme (ES)


  • WTO: Members question EU on new anti-dumping regulation
  • WTO establishes panels to rule on Australian paper, US steel duties
  • Steel, fisheries subsidies take centre stage at committee meeting - WTO


    • Avis d’ouverture d’un réexamen au titre de l’expiration de mesures antidumping
    • 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 XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) and Protocol 37 (containing the list provided for in Article 101) to the EEA Agreement (General Data Protection Regulation)
    • Proposition conjointe de DÉCISION DU CONSEIL relative à la position à adopter par l’Union au sein du Conseil d’association institué par l’accord euro-méditerranéen instituant une association entre la Communauté européenne et ses États membres, d’une part, et la République tunisienne, d’autre part, en ce qui concerne l’adoption du document: «Consolider le partenariat privilégié UE – Tunisie: priorités stratégiques pour la période 2018–2020».
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the waiver of the recovery of the debt against International Security Information Service Europe asbl


  • General documents - Statement of 2 May 2018 on the political crisis in Armenia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Bureau meeting, 23 March 2018, Ankara - Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee


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