IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 2 July 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

USA: 

  • EU Commission comments on the US car imports investigation  +++ 
  • DG Trade: EU comments on US section 232 Cars investigation +++ 
  • Upholding EU-US Privacy Shield is essential to consumers and business in Europe - AmChamEU +++ 
  • Cooperation is crucial for the future of transport - AmChamEU +++ 
  • US tariffs and China's holding of Treasuries - Bruegel +++ 

MEXICO: 

  • EEAS: Statement by the Spokesperson on the elections in Mexico +++ 
  • López Obrador opens a new era of hope to reduce violence and inequalities in Mexico, say S&Ds +++ 

AUSTRALIA

  • BDI-Präsident Kempf zum EU-Australien-Abkommen: Freihandelsabkommen mit Australien hat Signalwirkung

RUSSIA

  • S&D MEPs met with Russian parliamentarians in Belgrade to discuss global challenges

CUSTOMS UNION

  • Celebrating the European Customs Union: the world's largest trading bloc turns 50

MIDDLE EAST

  • EU consults with Israel and the Palestinian Authority on its engagement in support of the two-state solution

WESTERN BALKANS

  • EU support to the Western Balkans: inter-parliamentary conference and public hearing
  • EP Draft report - Report on the 2018 Commission Report on Albania - PE 622.360v03-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Draft report - Report on the 2018 Commission Report on Serbia - PE 623.683v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Draft report - Report on the 2018 Commission Report on Montenegro - PE 623.854v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Draft report - Report on the 2018 Commission Report on Kosovo - PE 623.698v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EU Commissioner Hahn visits Serbia

JAPAN

  • Draft Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership - Adoption Draft Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership - Request for the consent of the European Parliament and Decision to use the written procedure

TORTURE-FREE TRADE

  • International meeting in Brussels to end trade in torture instruments
  • DG Trade: Anti Torture 2018 Speech by Commissioner Malmström

TRADE DEFENCE

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/931 of 28 June 2018 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of oxalic acid originating in India and the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/921 of 28 June 2018 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of tartaric acid originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/928 of 28 June 2018 terminating the re-opening of the investigation concerning the judgments in joined cases C-186/14 P and C-193/14 P in relation to Council Regulation (EC) No 926/2009 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel originating in the People's Republic of China and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2272 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009

WTO

  • Russia initiates WTO dispute complaint against US steel, aluminium duties
  • DDG Wolff: “For trade to flow there needs to be a high degree of certainty”
  • Australia’s accession negotiations for government procurement pact reach milestone — Chair

TRADE & GDPR

  • Trading invisibles: Exposure of countries to GDPR - Bruegel

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Commission Implementing Decision authorising the Kingdom of Spain to open formal negotiations to conclude a bilateral investment agreement with the Republic of Kenya
  • EEAS
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) 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 I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) 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 XX (Environment) 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 II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XVII (Intellectual Property) 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 I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XIII (Transport) 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 XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XXI (Statistics) 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 II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XXI (Statistics) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms
    • 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 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 II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex IV (Energy) 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 II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) 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 II (Technical regulations, standadrs, testing and certification) and Annex IV (Energy) 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 I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) 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 I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) and 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) and 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 XVIII (Health and Safety at Work, Labour Law, and Equal Treatment for Men and Women) to the EEA Agreement
    • DRAFT DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE No …/… amending Annex I (Veterinary and phytosanitary matters) to the EEA Agreement
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the adoption by the European Union of the joint European strategy for Senegal between the European Union, some of its Member States and the Republic of Senegal for the period 2018-2020
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Decision C(2017)3311 of 22.5.2017 on the 2017 Partnership Instrument Annual Action Programme for cooperation with third countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on two exceptional assistance measures in favour of Nigeria

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Meeting of 4 July 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 7th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 18-19 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 37th EU-Switzerland IPM, 4-5 July 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Amendments 001-004 - Motion for a resolution on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-US Privacy Shield - B8-0305/2018(001-004)

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 10559 2018 INIT EU-CELAC Second meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and of the European Union and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (Brussels, 16-17 July 2018)
  • CM 3593 2018 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • CM 3574 2018 INIT 611th meeting of the Export Credits Group

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