IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 16 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • IMF World Economic Outlook Update, July 2018: Less Even Expansion, Rising Trade Tensions +++ 


  • EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership +++ 
  • EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China at the EU-China Summit +++ 
  • Discours par le Président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker au EU-China Business Summit +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-China summit +++ 
  • Joint statement of the 20th EU-China Summit - EU Council +++ 
  • Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on China (Coming soon) +++ 
  • EU and China sign landmark partnership on oceans - EU Commission +++ 
  • Europa-SPD: EU und China in Verantwortung für die Welt - Gipfeltreffen bedeutend für stabile Weltordnung +++ 
  • EU and China need to advance talks on investment, overcapacity to benefit both economies - Businesseurope +++ 


  • EU Commission unveils new trade tool to show EU towns and cities exporting to Japan
  • The Greens/EFA on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEFTA): An agreement that perpetuates mistakes
  • DIHK zum Freihandelsabkommen EU-Japan:  Handelspolitischer Volltreffer
  • VCI zur Unterzeichnung EU-Japan-Handelsabkommen auf EU-Japan-Gipfel: Wichtiges Signal in unruhigen Handelszeiten
  • WIIW: EU-Japan Abkommen steht vor der Unterzeichnung
  • EU-Japan trade deal to be signed: data protection secured, further clarity needed on other issues
  • BUND: JEFTA-Handelsabkommen der EU mit Japan gefährdet Vorsorgeprinzip und EU-Umweltstandards


  • Summary Of Discussions Of The 6th Committee On Trade And Sustainable Development Under The Korea-EU FTA


  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Canada
  • IMF Country Report No. 18/221 : Canada : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press-Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Canada
  • IMF Country Report No. 18/222 : Canada : Selected Issues
  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheet - Transatlantic relations: USA and Canada


  • Opening remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the EU-CELAC Ministerial Meeting (ES/FR/EN)
  • EEAS background: EU-CELAC relations


  • U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the People’s Republic of China
  • U.S. State Department: Chinese Technology Transfer Challenges to U.S. Export Control Policy
  • U.S. Fact Sheets: Implementation of the Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy


  • Russian President: News conference following talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States
  • Russian President: Russia-US summit
  • U.S. White House: Remarks by President Trump and President Niinistö of the Republic of Finland at Working Break
  • Staatsminister Roth fordert klare Sprache und eine geschlossene Haltung zur USA: EU-Außenministerrat in Brüssel
  • EVP/CDU zum heutigen Treffen der Präsidenten Trump und Putin in Helsinki
  • S&Ds President Udo Bullmann: "We will not allow our values to be undermined by people like Trump and Putin"


  • EU Commissioner Hahn visits Skopje and Tirana


  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council, 16/07/2018
  • Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council


  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - The advent of blockchain in trade - 16-07-2018


  • May 2018 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €16.5 bn - €0.2 bn surplus for EU28


  • DG Trade: Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures: ferro silicon


    • COMMISSION DECISION on determining the Union position for a Decision of the Joint Committee set up under the Agreement on Mutual Recognition between the European Community and the United States of America, related to the listing of Conformity Assessment Bodies under the Sectoral Annex for Electromagnetic Compatibility


  • CM 3834 2018 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • St 11137 2018 Add 1 ANNEXES to the Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part, as regards the adoption of the rules of procedures


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