IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 24 July 2018

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BREXIT: 

  • United Kingdom submits draft schedule to the WTO outlining post-Brexit goods commitments +++ 
  • St 11332 2018 Init UK entering into negotiations with the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) - Non-objection - Decision to use the written procedure +++ 
  • DG Azevêdo: Now is the time to speak up for trade and the trading system +++ 

USA: 

  • President Juncker visits Washington, DC, to meet President Trump, discuss transatlantic relations +++ 
  • S&D leader Udo Bullmann: “We are determined to protect European workers, industries and the multilateral trading system” +++ 
  • Juncker-Besuch in den USA: Trendwende im Handelskonflikt einleiten - VCI +++ 

CHINA

  • EP Think-tank Study - A new era in EU-China relations: more wide-ranging strategic cooperation?
  • DG Trade: EU China report 18th round

FTA

  • EU Commission reports on latest negotiation rounds and proposals with Indonesia and China
  • WKÖ: Berichte über Verhandlungen zu Handels- bzw. Investitionsabkommen – Abkommen verbessern Rahmenbedingungen für Unternehmen

NEW ZEALAND

  • EU and New Zealand complete first round of trade negotiations

SOUTH KOREA

  • ST 11262 2018 INIT 9th EU-Republic of Korea Summit (Brussels, 19 October 2018) - Orientation debate

RUSSIA

  • On July 26–27, Vladimir Putin will visit South Africa to attend BRICS Summit

MIDDLE EAST

  • Israeli–Palestinian Peacemaking: What Can We Learn From Previous Efforts? - Chatham House: Publications
  • IMF Staff Concludes Visit to West Bank and Gaza

EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • EP Draft report - Implementation of the EU association agreement with Georgia - PE 622.302v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Draft report - Implementation of the EU association agreement with Moldova - PE 622.300v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

BLOCKCHAIN

  • EP Draft report - on Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy - PE 625.465v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

CELEX

  • CELEX:52018PC0542: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Meeting of the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL 36th Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the EU's Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities (2017)
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the adoption of a special measure on education under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the Facility for Refugees in Turkey amending Commission Decision C(2015)9500 as regards the contribution to the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
  • EEAS
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Cooperation Council established by the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part, with regard to the adoption of the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership Priorities
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2017) 8328 on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Ethiopia

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 212 - Harnessing globalisation: trade aspects - PE 623.890v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Amendments 1 - 38 - Harnessing globalisation: trade aspects - PE 623.964v01-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs
  • Amendments 1 - 24 - Implementation of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru - PE 623.960v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3887 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on Customs Union
  • ST 11342 2018 INIT Minutes of the Joint Committee Meeting: EU-Greenland (Nuuk, 11 - 13 July 2018)
  • ST 11323 2018 INIT Outcome of Proceedings of the Friends of the Presidency Group on countering Hybrid Threats - 19 July 2018
  • ST 1051 2018 INIT Minutes of the 4th meeting of the EU-UKRAINE ASSOCIATION COUNCIL (Brussels, 8 December 2017)
  • AD 11 2018 INIT Negotiating position of Serbia Chapter 2: Freedom of movement for workers


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