IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 1 June 2018

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CHINA: 

  • EU launches WTO case against China's unfair technology transfers +++ 
  • Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press point with Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China following the EU-China Strategic Dialogue +++ 
  • EP Opinion - State of EU-China relations - PE 619.364v02-00 - Committee on International Trade +++ 
  • Bundesregierung zu China: Protektionismus und Abschottung dürfen nicht die Oberhand gewinnen +++ 

USA: 

  • Updated: EU Commission reacts to the US restrictions on steel and aluminium
  • DG Trade: List of of imports from the US which will be imposition of additional duties
  • EU Parliament: Amendments 1 - 68 - State of EU-US relations - PE 622.191v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Statement Quisthoudt-Rowohl (EVP/CDU) zu Zölle USA-EU
  • A calm and rational response to Trump’s trade war is the only way forward - GUE/NGL
  • Retailers and wholesalers warn against return to protectionist thinking of the 1930s
  • US-Zölle untergraben transatlantische Beziehungen - VCI
  • Trade wars: Just how exposed are EU Member States and industries to the US market? - Bruegel
  • "Ein kleinteiliges Schmalspur-TTIP ist keine gute Idee" - DIHK
  • The ifo Institute Criticizes US Tariffs
  • Edelman: Reactions to US Steel and Aluminium Tariffs from the European Union, Canada and Mexico

JAPAN

  • EU Commissioner Malmström met Japanese Minister and US Trade Representative in Paris
  • Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union
  • EU-Japan Joint Statement on the developments regarding Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962
  • Joint statement by Commissioner Věra Jourová and Haruhi Kumazawa, Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection, on the state of play of the dialogue on data protection

NORTH KOREA

  • Briefing - North Korea’s nuclear summitry [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 01-06-2018

CENTRAL AMERICA

  • EU - Central America Association Agreement Civil Society Dialogue Forum: Trade and Sustainable Development

ARMENIA

  • Step forward for EU-Armenia relations as new agreement is provisionally applied

MARKET ACCESS

  • EU Commission Answer - Functioning of the EU Market Access Strategy - E-000467/2018

GLOBALISATION

  • EP Draft opinion - Harnessing globalisation: trade aspects - PE 622.118v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs

WTO

  • DG Azevêdo welcomes President Macron’s call to strengthen the trading system
  • Panels established to rule on Indian export measures, US duties

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Notice concerning the anti-dumping and countervailing measures in force on imports into the Union of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in People's Republic of China: change of the name of a company subject to the duty rate for cooperating non-sampled companies
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Working Party on customs questions affecting transport and in the Inland Transport Committee in connection with the envisaged adoption of a new Convention on the facilitation of border crossing procedures for passengers, luggage and load-luggage carried in international traffic by rail
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil établissant le programme «Fiscalis» aux fins de la coopération dans le domaine fiscal
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil établissant le programme «Douane» aux fins de la coopération dans le domaine douanier
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending for the 285th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Meeting of 13 June 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

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