IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 18 May 2018

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IRAN: 

  • European Commission acts to protect the interests of EU companies investing in Iran as part of the EU's continued commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action +++ 
  • EEAS Statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on steps taken to preserve the Iran nuclear deal +++ 
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 18-05-2018 +++ 
  • EU-Kommission bringt Abwehrgesetz gegen US-Sanktionen gegen Iran auf den Weg +++ 
  • BDI zum Iran-Abkommen: US-Präsident trägt Iran-Strategie auf dem Rücken der europäischen Wirtschaft aus +++ 

USA: 

  • EU publishes list of US products for potential re-balancing duties +++ 
  • EU notifies to the WTO second compliance measures in Airbus dispute (DS 316) +++ 

EEA

  • Agenda of the European Economic Area Council, 23/05/2018

SINGAPORE

  • DG Trade: Guide to the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement

FTA AND IA

  • DG Trade: Horizontal provisions for cross-border data flows and for personal data protection in EU trade and investment agreements

CHINA

  • EU Commission Answer - The European steel industry and unfair competition from China - E-001426/2018

RUSSIA

  • EU Commission Answer - VP/HR - Russia's new threat to the European Union - E-000771/2018

TRADE DEFENCE

  • DG Trade: PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY EUROPEAN COMMISSION Notice of initiation concerning the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating in the People's Republic of China, as extended to imports consigned from India, whether declared as originating in India or not

INDICATORS

  • March 2018 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €26.9 bn - €11.5 bn surplus for EU28

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a framework to enhance the exchange of customs-related information with third countries
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a framework to enhance the exchange of customs-related information with third countries
    • RSB Opinion
    • RSB Opinion
  • 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 Protocol 30 (on specific provisions on the organization of cooperation in the field of statistics) to the EEA Agreement
    • COMMISSION DECISION amending the National Indicative Programme between the European Union and the Republic of The Gambia (Ad-hoc Review)
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the interim response programme in favour of Lebanon

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 79 - Harnessing globalisation: trade aspects - PE 620.969v01-00 - Committee on Culture and Education
  • General documents - Meeting of 1 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Meeting of 1 March 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Meeting of 17 May 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Jordanian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.019v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and Tunisia on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Tunisian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.030v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Turkey on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Turkish competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.022v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Moroccan competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.031v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Egyptian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.032v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the Lebanese Republic on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Lebanese competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.028v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the State of Israel on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Israeli competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.029v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Draft report - Proposal to open negotiations on the recommendation, by the Commission, for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an agreement between the European Union and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on the exchange of personal data between the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) and the Algerian competent authorities for fighting serious crime and terrorism - PE 621.100v02-00 - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 8893 2018 Init EU-China Summit (Brussels, tbc) - Orientation debate
  • St 8890 2018 Init EU-Japan Summit (Brussels, tbc) - Orientation debate


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