IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 5 July 2018

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SINGAPORE: 

  • Trade and investment agreements with Singapore: committee debates +++ 

UKRAINE: 

  • EEAS publishes updated EU-Ukraine relations factsheet +++ 

MOLDOVA: 

  • Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini on breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Moldova +++ 
  • S&Ds heavily concerned about the invalidation of the mayoral elections in Chisinau but against the suspension of EU financial support to Moldova +++ 

RUSSIA: 

  • EU Council prolongs economic sanctions against Russia by six months
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USA I: TRADE

  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - US: Economic indicators and trade with EU - 05-07-2018
  • Bewegung statt Eskalation - DIHK-Hauptgeschäftsführer Martin Wansleben zum Vorschlag des US-Botschafters, Autozölle auf null zu senken
  • New Businesseurope President Pierre Gattaz: EU to retain leadership in times of trade protectionism
  • SWP: Deutschlands zweischneidige Außenwirtschaftspolitik - Gründe und Optionen für den Abbau der Leistungsbilanzüberschüsse
  • WTO issues panel report regarding US duties on Canadian paper
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USA II: PRIVACY SHIELD

  • ALDE: Privacy Shield: US does not offer adequate level of protection, finds European Parliament
  • Die Grünen: EU-Parlament fordert,  Privacy Shield auszusetzen
  • ECR: Irresponsible and unrealistic vote threatens future of EU-US privacy agreement
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CHINA

  • WIIW: Der 16+1-Gipfel in Sofia: Chinesische Investitionen könnten einen massiven Infrastrukturausbau vorantreiben
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JAPAN

  • Update on EU-Japan Summit, 11/07/2018
  • GUE/NGL: Last-ditch call for Council to scrap dangerous trade deal with Japan
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MIDDLE EAST

  • S&Ds: On the expulsion of Bedouin communities from the occupied Palestinian territory, Israel shows not to be a healthy democracy
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TRADE AGREEMENTS

  • OLECA Rapport conjoint 2me round 2018
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ACP

  • EP Think-tank Briefing - Accords internationaux en marche: Le futur partenariat de l’Union européenne avec les pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique - 05-07-2018
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CUSTOMS

  • EU Auditors to examine VAT and customs duties in e-commerce
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WTO

  • Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period
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INDICATORS

  • First quarter of 2018 - EU28 current account surplus €63.9 bn - €47.5 bn surplus for trade in services
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EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • TAXUD
    • COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT First Biennial Report on Progress in Developing the EU Customs Union and its Governance
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EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

    • General documents - Meeting of 10 July 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
    • General documents - Meeting of 27 June 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
    • General documents - Meeting of 4 July 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
    • General documents - Meeting of 12 April 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
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EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 10814 2018 Init Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • St 10814 2018 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • St 10815 2018 Add 1 ANNEX to the Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade

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