IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 9 July 2018

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AUSTRALIA: 

  • DG Trade: EU and Australia complete first round of trade negotiations +++ 

UKRAINE: 

  • EU-Ukraine Summit takes place in Brussels +++ 
  • EU-Ukraine Summit: Ukraine's continued commitment to reforms supported by the EU +++ 
  • 20th EU-Ukraine summit joint statement +++ 
  • Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference on the occasion of the EU-Ukraine Summit with Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council +++ 
  • Remarks by EU Council President Donald Tusk after the EU-Ukraine summit
  • I am grateful to the EU leaders for an objective and positive assessment of Ukraine's achievements in implementing reforms - Head of State in Brussels - Ukrainian President Poroshenko
  • WKÖ: EU Ukraine Gipfel: Handelsabkommen mit Drittländern schaffen Rahmenbedingungen für Erfolg unserer Unternehmen im Ausland
  • CELEX:52018PC0510R(01): Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Customs Sub-Committee established by the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, as regards the replacement of Protocol I to that Agreement, concerning the definition of the concept of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation, by a new protocol which refers to the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin

USA

  • New U.S. Ambassador to the EU: Gordon Sondland
  • WIIW: Stimmungsschwankungen zwischen Handelskrieg und Nulltarif und ihre Selbstschädigungseffekte für die USA
  • WV Stahl: Starkes Signal gegen wachsenden Importdruck bei Stahl – Vorschläge der EU-Kommission für vorläufige Safeguard-Maßnahmen finden breite Unterstützung

CETA

  • St 9375 2018 Add 1 Cor 1 Draft Decision of the CETA Joint Committee adopting its Rules of Procedure and of the Specialised Committees
  • CETA Dialogue Biotech market access
  • CETA Dialogue forest products

CHINA

  • Trade reorientation in Russia: will China replace the EU?
  • EU Commission Answer - China's investment activity and the EU strategy on China - E-002342/2018
  • CELEX:52018PC0517: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signature, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the Union and the People's Republic of China in connection with the WTO dispute settlement proceedings DS492 Measures affecting Tariff Concessions on Certain Poultry Meat Products
  • CELEX:52018PC0518: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the Union and the People's Republic of China in connection with the WTO dispute settlement proceedings DS492 Measures affecting Tariff Concessions on Certain Poultry Meat Products
  • VCI zu China: Verantwortung für das Welthandelssystem übernehmen

SOUTHERN NEIGBOURHOOD

  • Federica Mogherini met with Nasser Kamel, new Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean

JAPAN

  • EP Think-tank Briefing - International Agreements in Progress - EU-Japan trade agreement: a driver for closer cooperation beyond trade - 09-07-2018

ENLARGEMENT

  • EU Fact Sheets - The Enlargement of the Union

FTA

  • EP Think-tank: EU Fact Sheets - The European Union and its trade partners

TRADE FACILITATION

  • UN/CEFACT whitepaper on Blockchain for trade facilitation open for comments until 21 July 2018

TRADE DEFENCE

  • Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 3 months of 2018
  • Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 4 months of 2018
  • Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 5 months of 2018

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - EU Ukraine Summits - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 10 July 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Joint Declaration on the assassination of Marielle Franco - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Meeting of Wednesday 13 June 2018 (Strasbourg) - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - 2018 Meetings Calendar - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - 5th Interparliamentary Meeting EU-DPRK, Pyongyang, North Korea - Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • General documents - Meeting of 13 June 2018, Strasbourg - cancelled - Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • General documents - Meeting of 12 September 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Japan
  • General documents - next meeting of the Delegation for relations with Iran - Delegation for relations with Iran

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3469 2018 Cor 1 Working Party on Customs Union
  • Cm 3469 2018 Rev 1 Working Party on Customs Union
  • Cm 3675 2018 Init Africa Working Party
  • Cm 3676 2018 Init Africa Working Party
  • Cm 3677 2018 Init Asia Oceania Working Party
  • Cm 3684 2018 Init Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 3684 2018 Rev 1 Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 3684 2018 Rev 2 Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 3680 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA (a.m.)
  • Cm 3689 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • Cm 3580 2018 Init Meeting of the Friends of the Presidency Group on the implementation of Action 1 of the Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats
  • Cm 3670 2018 Rev 1 ACP Working Party
  • St 10927 2018 Init COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Measures in support of a Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans
  • St 10265 2018 Init Regulation (EU) 2016/2134 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 November 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • St 10951 2018 Init Informal meeting of the EU and Eastern Partnership Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs (Innsbruck, 13 July 2018) - Discussion paper "Promoting the Rule of Law and fostering integrity: Combatting corruption in security and judicial authorities"

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