IEU Trade & Commerce Weekly Summer Summary Telegram 17 August 2018

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WTO: 

  • WTO members review EU request for second compliance panel in Airbus dispute +++ 
  • China initiates dispute complaints against US solar cell duties, renewable energy measures - WTO +++ 
  • Registration opens for screening of “US — Softwood Lumber Pricing Methodology” hearing +++ 

TURKEY: 

  • What should the EU do about the Turkish currency crisis? - Bruegel +++ 

UKRAINE: 

  • Position of the European Parliament - Macro-financial assistance for Ukraine - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2009)0162 +++ 
  • Rebuilding Ukraine: An Assessment of EU Assistance -Chatham House Publication +++ 

GEORGIA

  • Position of the European Parliament - Further macro-financial assistance for Georgia - EP-PE_TC2-COD(2010)0390

RUSSIA

  • EU Commission Answer - Geopolitical tensions with Russia and European agricultural products not being exported - E-003541/2018

CETA

  • CETA meeting TSD
  • CETA Agriculture Committee
  • CELEX:52018PC0580: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union in the CETA Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development established by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part, establishing lists of individuals willing to serve as panellists under Chapter 23 and Chapter 24 of the Agreement

LATIN AMERICA

  • Position of the European Parliament - Implementation of the bilateral safeguard clause and the stabilisation mechanism for bananas of the Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2011)0262
  • EU Commission Answer - VP/HR - Content of the political and cooperation agreement with Mexico for the modernisation of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement - P-002755/2018

TRADE DEFENCE

  • DG Trade: Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate originating in Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1121 of 10 August 2018 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1518 imposing a definitive anti- dumping duty on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009

CONFLICT MINERALS

  • OECD Due Diligence Guidance

DUAL USE

  • Position of the European Parliament - Control of exports of dual-use items and technology - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2008)0249

ATT

  • Statement by the Spokesperson on the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty by Brazil

INDICATORS

  • Euro area international trade in goods surplus €22.5 bn - Eurostat

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) …/… terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of silicon originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Brazil
    • Commission Recommendation on non-binding guidelines to Member State competent authorities in implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/821
    • Commission reply to the European Ombudsman – Complaint ref. 1167/2016
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure as regards amendments to that Convention
  • EEAS
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, and provisional application of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tunisia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tunisia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
    • 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 between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part, as regards the adoption of decisions of the Joint Committee on the Rules of procedure of the Joint Committee and the adoption of the terms of reference of the subcommittees and working groups
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending for the 289th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION concernant la mesure d'aide exceptionnelle en faveur de la République Centrafricaine
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Central African Republic

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - Thursday, 30 August 2018 - PE 626.843v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 3 September 2018 - PE 626.871v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3978 2018 Init Meeting of the Working Party on Conventional Arms Exports (COARM)
  • St 11070 2018 Init List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Friends of the Presidency Group on the implementation of Action 1 of the Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats in the second quarter of 2018
  • Cm 3961 2018 Init Working Party on Customs Union
  • St 11603 2018 Init 13th Session of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE), Geneva, 3-5 September 2018 - Draft EU/Member States Opening Statement
  • St 10587 2018 Init Council Recommendation 2018/C 88/01 of 6 March 2018 concerning a roadmap for the implementation of PESCO


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