IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 26 June 2018

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TRADE BARRIERS: 

  • Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism +++ 
  • DIHK-Außenwirtschaftschef Treier zum EU-Bericht über Handelsbarrieren: Zölle sind nicht auf dem Abstellgleis der Geschichte gelandet +++ 

BREXIT: 

  • EU Council authorises opening of negotiations with WTO members on Brexit-related adjustments +++ 

INDIA: 

  • HR/VP Mogherini met Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India +++ 

CETA

  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland

USA

  • ACEA: Imposition of steel safeguard measures not in Europe’s interest, say downstream users
  • BDI-Präsident Kempf zum Handelskonflikt: China muss auf Kritik reagieren, nicht auf Zölle

UKRAINE

  • High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini participates in the Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen: 'A Driver for Change'

ENLARGEMENT

  • EU Council conclusions on enlargement and stabilisation and association process
  • Euronest: delivering reforms is the best way forward for EU’s Eastern Partners

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

  • EP Report - Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and New Zealand pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedule of the Republic of Croatia in the course of its accession to the European Union - A8-0220/2018 - Committee on International Trade
  • St 7661 2018 Add 1 Dcl 1 Negotiating directives for a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand
  • St 7663 2018 Add 1 Dcl 1 Negotiating directives for a Free Trade Agreement with Australia

IRAQ

  • EP Report - Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Iraq - A8-0222
  • EP Report - Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Iraq - A8-0224

TRADE FACILITATION

  • New OECD work on the state of trade facilitation reforms around the world

GLOBALISATION

  • EP Opinion - Harnessing globalisation: trade aspects - PE 619.357v02-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

CUSTOMS CODE

  • EP Draft report - Prolongation of the transitional use of means other than the electronic data-processing techniques provided for in the Union Customs Code - PE 623.824v01-00 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on Trade and Investment Barriers 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Customs Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, as regards the replacement of Protocol I to that Agreement, concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation, by a new protocol which refers to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin
  • EEAS
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Government of Malaysia, of the other part

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3499 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA (a.m.)

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