IEU Trade and Commerce Telegram 31 May 2018

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USA: 

  • European Commission reacts to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium affecting the EU +++ 

USA - MEP REACTIONS: 

  • S&Ds call on EU leaders to stand firm against Trump's populist and protectionist punitive tariffs +++ 
  • Udo Bullmann zu Strafzöllen der USA: "Wilder Westen gehört ins Kino statt in die Handelspolitik" +++ 
  • US steel and aluminium tariffs: Now European unity is key - ALDE +++ 
  • GUE/NGL / DIE LINKE zur Zollentscheidung der USA: Trump sät Wind, weil er Sturm ernten will +++ 

USA - NATIONAL REACTIONS: 

  • Joint declaration by Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Economy and Finance, and Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy +++ 
  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: US-Strafzölle nicht vereinbar mit internationalem Handelsrecht - Geschlossenheit der EU wichtiger denn je +++ 

USA - STAKEHOLDER REACTIONS

  • Steel and aluminium tariffs: American business in Europe opposes US decision - AmCham EU
  • Businesseurope: US duties – Bad news for the World Economy
  • BDI-Präsident Kempf zur Zoll-Entscheidung: Die EU hat internationales Recht auf ihrer Seite
  • DIHK-Präsident Schweitzer zu den US-Strafzöllen: Verlieren werden alle
  • WV Stahl: US-Handelspolitik – Zölle gegen Stahlimporte aus der EU treten in Kraft - EU-Safeguard-Maßnahmen dringender denn je erforderlich
  • CER: Trump and Europe: Atlantic hurricane season?

JAPAN

  • Federica Mogherini speaks to the Foreign Minister of Japan
  • EP Answer - Opinion 2/15 of 16 May 2017 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and its legal implications on both the agreements with Singapore and Japan and the Council's voting methods - P-001694/2018
  • EU Commission Speech of Commissioner Jourová at the public event dedicated to the GDPR and international data transfers in Tokyo: New EU privacy law as an opportunity to boost both trade and data protection standards

TRADE DEFENCE

  • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of tungsten electrodes originating in the People's Republic of China
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/788 of 30 May 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1993 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating in the People's Republic of China as extended to imports of certain open mesh fabrics of glass fibres consigned from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand, whether declared as originating in these countries or not following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council                             

BELARUS

  • Federica Mogherini met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei

BUSINESS CONDUCT

  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Commission Implementing Decision authorising the Republic of Croatia to sign and conclude an Additional Protocol to the bilateral investment agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran
    • 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
  • DG TAXUD
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
    • [...] Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union
    • [...] Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 as regards the conditions for a reduction of the level of the comprehensive guarantee and the guarantee waiver
    • COMMISSION DECISION formalising the Commission Customs Policy expert group
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2014)4293 of 30.6.2014 adopting a Multi-country Indicative Strategy Paper for the period 2014-2020
  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Protocol 47 (on the abolition of technical barriers to trade in wine) to the EEA Agreement

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - 25th EU-South Africa IPM meeting, 18-19 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • General documents - 12th EU-Albania SAPC meeting, 12-13 February 2018, Tirana - Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 11th EU-Albania SAPC meeting, 7-8 November 2016, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 14th EP-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia JPC, 7-8 February 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 13th EP-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia JPC, 3-4 December 2015, Skopje - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 14th EP-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia JPC, 7-8 February 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 13th EP-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia JPC, 3-4 December 2015, Skopje - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 4 September 2017, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 6th EU-Serbia SAPC, 13-14 September 2017, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Calendar of activities in 2018 - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Next meeting: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 (Strasbourg) - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Meeting of the Enlarged Bureau (in camera) of 30 May 2018 (Strasbourg) - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • CM 3059 2018 INIT Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Brussels)
  • CM 3066 2018 INIT Meeting of the Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA)


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