IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 6 June 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

USA: 

  • WTO: EU, Canada initiate WTO dispute complaints against US steel, aluminium duties +++ 
  • WTO: EU initiates new WTO compliance proceedings over Airbus subsidies +++ 
  • EU-US Trade: European Commission endorses rebalancing duties on US products +++ 
  • Zum Schutz unserer Unternehmen: Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und die EU fordern Ausnahmen von neuen US-Sanktionen gegen Iran +++ 
  • Brief der Regierungen Deutschlands, Frankreichs, Großbritanniens und der EU-Außenbeauftragten an US-Finanzminister Steven Mnuchin und US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo vom 4. Juni 2018 +++ 
  • OECD: Economy: Strong outlook for US economy, but challenges could threaten growth
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Final Antidumping Duty Determination on Stainless Steel Flanges from the People’s Republic of China +++ 

CHINA

  • WTO: European Union files WTO complaint against China’s protection of intellectual property rights
  • EU Chamber of Commerce in China: Business Confidence Survey 2018 Launch Events in Beijing and Shanghai
  • EU Commission Answer - The impact of China's restrictions on imports of waste on EU Member States - E-001917/2018

IRAN

  • Upholding the EU's commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and protecting the interests of European companies – Next Steps

RUSSIA

  • WTO: Russia to end its WTO-incompatible auto investment programmes on 1 July 2018

UKRAINE

  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - Further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine - 06-06-2018
  • Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine
  • UNECE trade facilitation success story for Odessa ports inspires broader use of international standards in Ukraine

ARMENIA

  • EU Report: EU-Armenia relations reached new highs

SOUTH KOREA

  • Joint press statement by EU Commissioner Věra Jourová and the Chairman of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Lee Hyo-sung, on the state of play of the adequacy dialogue

CANADA

  • CETA - MEETING OF FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

CHILE

  • DG Trade: EU and Chile complete third round of trade negotiations

BREXIT

  • Minister questioned on EU tariff quotas, trade deals and sugar industry

MOROCCO

  • EU Commission  Answer - Effect of EU-Morocco trade agreements on Western Sahara - E-001528/2018

OECD

  • OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct
  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

EXPORTS CONTROL

  • Ministers questioned on arms export controls - UK Parliament
EU COMMISSION REGISTER
  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • 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 IX (Financial Services) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • REPLIES OF THE COMMISSION AND THE EEAS TO THE SPECIAL REPORT OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS "EUCAP SAHEL MISSIONS NIGER AND MALI"
  • DG ENER
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the signature on behalf of the European Union of the Joint Statement on the Implementation of the EU-China Cooperation on Energy
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending the Annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 of 22 November 1996 protecting against the effects of extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country, and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending the Annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 of 22 November 1996 protecting against the effects of extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country, and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil portant création, dans le cadre du Fonds pour la gestion intégrée des frontières, de l'instrument de soutien financier relatif aux équipements de contrôle douanier

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Statement Spokeperson EEAS on the establishment of a national dialogue in Nicaragua - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • General documents - European Parliament resolution of 31 May 2018 on the situation in Nicaragua - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • General documents - Statement by the Spokesperson on the continued violence in Nicaragua, 06.06.18 - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • General documents - Next DCAM meeting: 5 July 2018 from 09.00 to 11.00, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • Latest news - Next meeting of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Central America - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • General documents - Next D-CL meeting - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Latest news - Next D-CL meeting - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3151 2018 Init Working Party on the Western Balkans region
  • Cm 3152 2018 Init ACP Working Party
  • Cm 3157 2018 Init EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)
  • Cm 3161 2018 Init Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • ST 7163 2018 REV 1 Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters

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