IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 22 May 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL; 

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 22/05/2018 +++ 
  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council (Development), 22/05/2018 +++ 
  • New approach on negotiating and concluding EU trade agreements adopted by EU Council +++ 
  • Bundeswirtschaftsminister Altmaier: „Wir wollen den freien, fairen und regelgebundenen Handel im Rahmen der WTO verteidigen und stärken“ +++ 

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: 

  • EU Council gives the go-ahead to trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++ 
  • EU Commission welcomes green light to start trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand +++ 
  • UK Parliament: Trade between the UK, Australia and New Zealand examined +++ 
  • IMF Working Paper No. 18/119 : Australia's Linkages with China: Prospects and Ramifications of China's Economic Transition +++ 

IRAN

  • Joint Press Statement following today's meeting between Commissioner Arias Cañete and VicePresident Salehi, Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI)
  • After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy - Remarks by Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State

USA

  • EU Commissioners Avramopoulos, Jourová and King in Sofia for EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting
  • Germany State Secretary Nussbaum meets with Kevin Hassett, U.S. President Trump's chief economist

RUSSIA

  • EU sanctions against Russia : What’s next? - EP Research Service

UKRAINE

  • EU Commissioner Hahn travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine

AFRICA-EU PARTNERSHIP

  • European Commission and African Union Commission to meet on 23 May
  • ICIJ West Africa Leaks: How Africa's Elite Hide Billions Offshore

MEXICO

  • EU Commission: EU-Mexico trade agreement: seven factsheets in one document
  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Mexico: Economic indicators and trade with EU - 22-05-2018

VENEZUELA

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the presidential and regional elections in Venezuela

TRADE DEFENCE

  • DG Trade: Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate originating in India
  • DG Trade: New trade defence investigation initiated R694

UNCITRAL

  • Rotterdam rules and E-Commerce - UNCITRAL

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Commission Decision relating to the exercise of the European Union's right under the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes and other relevant WTO provisions
  • EEAS
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on adopting Strategic Priorities and a Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2018-2020 for European Neighbourhood-wide measures
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/653 of 26/04/2018 on the establishment of a warehouse capability for civilian crisis management missions
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/653 of 26/04/2018 on the establishment of a warehouse capability for civilian crisis management missions
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the interim response programme in favour of Ukraine

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 28 May 2018 - PE 622.168v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • General documents - Meeting of 17 May 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 - Joint DMER / D-BR meeting, Thursday, 14 December 2017 (Strasbourg) - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Meeting of 12 October 2017, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Meeting of 31 August 2017, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Meeting of 4 May 2017, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Calendar of meetings: 2018 (2nd semester) - Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • General documents - Visit to Indonesia and Malaysia - Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, 7-11 May 2018 - Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • General documents - 10th EU-Indonesia IPM and 9th EU-Singapore IPM, Jakarta and Singapore, March 2015 - Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • General documents - Meeting of 30 May 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with India
  • General documents - Meeting of 19 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Calendar of meetings 2018: 1st semester - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Bureau meeting of 15 March 2018 - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Meeting of 25 January 2018 - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Next meeting 11.10.2018 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2916 2018 Init Working Party on Trade Questions - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2907 2018 Init Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Brussels)


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