IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 13 June 2018

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HYBRID THREATS: 

  • A Europe that protects: EU works to build resilience and better counter hybrid threats +++ 
  • EU Commission Q&A: The European Peace Facility +++ 

EXPORTS CONTROL: 

  • Countering the illicit arms trade: new proposal for an integrated EU approach +++ 

INVESTMENT SCREENING: 

  • Screening of investments: EU Council agrees its negotiating stance +++ 

USA: 

  • EU Delegation to the US: EU Stands Behind G7 Joint Communiqué +++ 
  • EU Delegation to the US: An Open Letter on Trade: The Facts Speak for Themselves
  • Interpretative Notice on the application of the prior Union surveillance of imports of on certain iron and steel products and certain aluminium products originating in certain third countries
  • Norway requests WTO dispute settlement consultations with the United States
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council: Statement to the US Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
  • US-Handelspolitik – Stahlindustrie in Deutschland fordert klare Reaktionen

CETA

  • International treaty: [EU No.6/2018] EU/Canada: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - UK Government
  • WKÖ-Präsident Mahrer: Grünes Licht für CETA ist exzellente Nachricht für Österreichs Wirtschaft

CHILE

  • EP Text adopted - Negotiations on the modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0256 - Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Meeting Report Civil Society Dialogue 29 May - EU-Chile - DG Trade Meeting Report Civil Society Dialogue 29 May - EU-Chile

BREXIT

  • Businesseurope on Brexit: EU and UK must deliver good customs solutions

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Joint press statement by European Council President Donald Tusk and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on the solution to the "name dispute"
  • Left GUE/NGL group welcomes Northern Macedonia name settlement

UKRAINE

  • EP Text adopted - Further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0255 - Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis: Opening statement at the European Parliament Plenary debate - On the proposal for further macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Ukraine
  • EPP Group: More money for Ukraine under strict conditions
  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): Geld für die Oligarchen, Kälte für die Bevölkerung?
  • Bundesregierung: Ukraine-Konflikt: Fortschritte nach Verhandlungen in Berlin

JAPAN

  • Lobby Control zu JEFTA: Bundesregierung und EU wollen Handelsabkommen im Eilverfahren durchboxen  - Bundestag diskutiert morgen über EU-Japan-Abkommen – darf aber nichts entscheiden

EU-NATO

  • MEPs want robust EU cyber defence and closer ties with NATO
  • EP Text adopted - EU-NATO relations - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0257 - Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Closer EU-NATO cooperation is imperative for European citizens’ security - S&D

CHINA

  • China’s ambition to power the world’s electric cars took a huge leap forward this week
  • China in Focus docs publisched
  • China in Focus 2018 - Document date: 13/06/2018 - Created by GROW.DDG1.F.4 - Publication date: 13/06/2018
  • China in Focus 2018 - short report- Document date: 13/06/2018 - Created by GROW.DDG1.F.4 - Publication date: 13/06/2018

FTA

  • EU Commission: Draft SIA Inception Reports: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines EN
  • Introductory Remarks at Foreign Policy’s Diplomat of the Year Award - By Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director

WTO

  • DDG Wolff: This is the time to renew the multilateral trading system
  • Merkel and leaders of six multilateral agencies call for enhanced global cooperation

TRADE DEFENCE

  • Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures: Manganese dioxides

CUSTOMS

  • Fondation Robert Schuman: Conférence : Lutter contre la fraude au régime de transit douanier au sein de l’Union européenne

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment
  • EEAS
    • JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Elements towards an EU Strategy against illicit Firearms, Small Arms & Light Weapons and their Ammunition "Securing Arms, Protecting Citizens"
    • REPLIES OF THE COMMISSION AND THE EEAS TO THE SPECIAL REPORT OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS "EUCAP SAHEL MISSIONS NIGER AND MALI"
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - 13.06.2018 D-UA, INTA and AFET Joint Statement on a new macro-financial assistance - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Déclaration sur la libération de 528 membres de l’opposition en Éthiopie, 18.1.2018 - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Déclaration sur la situation à Madagascar, 28 mai 2018 - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Déclaration: condamnant les attaques contre les casques bleus à Bangui - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Statement of 12 April 2018 on Post-Cotonou Negotiations - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Statement of 1 March 2018 on the opening of the political dialogue in Togo - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Statement of 23 January 2018 on fruit trade - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Statement of 2 May 2017 on DRC - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Statement of 26 June 2017 on Burundi - Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - 7th EP-Bangladesh IPM, 12-14 February 2018, Dhaka and Cox's Bazar - Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • General documents - Meeting of 30 May 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with India
  • General documents - Meeting of 7 June 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3268 2018 Rev 1 Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 3277 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA (p.m.)
  • Cm 3278 2018 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • Cm 3279 2018 Init Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • Cm 3280 2018 Init Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • Cm 3282 2018 Init Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
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