IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 29 May 2018

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INVESTMENT SCREENING: 

  • Foreign investment to be screened to protect EU countries’ strategic interests - EU Parliament +++ 

ISRAEL: 

  • S&D: European Commission should assess if Israel is complying with EU Association Agreement +++ 

USA: 

  • Steel and aluminium tariffs: EU should receive permanent exemption - AmCham EU +++ 
  • US President Trump’s decision on trade: MEPs to debate EU measures +++ 
  • The EU will not be blackmailed, say S&Ds to Trump +++ 

UKRAINE

  • Ukraine: Council endorses agreement on a further €1bn in loans
  • Economic indicators of Ukrainian-German cooperation are very encouraging - meeting of the two countries' Presidents
  • UN Security Council: As Civilians Bear Brunt of Four-year-old Conflict in Ukraine, Continued Ceasefire Violations Test Credibility of Global Community, Officials Warn UN Security Council

RUSSIA

  • Submission to the State Duma of the draft law on ratification of the Convention between the Governments of Russia and Japan on the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of fiscal evasion

JAPAN

  • JEFTA: An exclusive trade between EU negotiators and big business - Corporate Europe Observatory

CHINA

  • EU-China Civil Society Roundtable “Trade between us needs not only to be free but also to be fair” - EESC
  • EU Commission: Answer - EU-China trade - E-001592/2018

MERCOSUR

  • EU Commission: Answer - Health risks related to the EU-Mercosur agreement - E-001454/2018
  • Österreich: EU-Ausschuss des Bundesrats vertagt Debatte über Mercosur und Freihandelsabkommen mit Mexiko

TRADE POLICY

  • Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: Changing Face of Trade

TRADE DEFENCE

  • EuroparlTV: Protecting workers and businesses against unfair competition
  • POSITION (EU) No 1/2018 OF THE COUNCIL AT FIRST READING with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union Adopted by the Council on 16 April 2018
  • Statement of the Council’s reasons: Position (EU) No 1/2018 of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union
  • Corrigendum to the Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable t o imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the People's Republic of China and Thailand

INDICATORS

  • G20 international merchandise trade at new highs in first quarter of 2018

CELEX

  • CELEX:52018PC0316: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (codification)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the ENI East Regional Action Programme 2018, Part 1, to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Decision C(2017) 8656 final of 11.12.2017 on the Annual Action Programme 2017 in favour of Palestine to be financed from the general budget of the Union

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EP Text adopted - EU-Switzerland Agreement on the cumulation of origin between the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU *** - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0207 - Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EP Text adopted - EU-Norway Agreement on the cumulation of origin between the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU *** - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0208 - Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • General documents - Meeting of 7 February 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - Meeting of 9 October 2017, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - Meeting of 13 September 2017, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - Meeting of 13 June 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • General documents - Meeting of 18 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 9406 2018 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (codification)
  • St 9406 2018 Add 1 ANNEXES to the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (codification)
  • St 8978 2018 Init Council Conclusions on an EU position on combatting the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, in light of the Third Review Conference to review the implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW (New York, 18-29 June 2018)
  • St 9373 2018 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the CETA Joint Committee established by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the CETA Joint Committee and specialised committees
  • St 9373 2018 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the CETA Joint Committee established by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure for the CETA Joint Committee and specialised committees

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