IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 24 September 2018

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BREXIT: 

  • EU Commission takes further action to ensure the United Kingdom makes customs duties fallen due, available to the EU budget +++ 

UNITED NATIONS: 

  • Agenda of the UN General Assembly, New York, 27/09/2018 +++ 
  • Multilateralism is not dead - EU Commission President Juncker and EU HR/VP Mogherini relaunch cooperation with the United Nations and the African Union +++ 
  • Press statement by President Jean-Claude Juncker with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, following their meeting at the UN +++ 

VIETNAM

  • Details of the EU Vietnam Investment Protection Agreements
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement - Preamble
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Chapter 1: Objectives and General Definitions
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Chapter 2: Investment Protection
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Chapter 3: Dispute Settlement
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Chapter 4: Institutional, General and Final Provisions
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 1: Competent Authorities
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 2: Exemption for Vietnam on National Treatment
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 3: Understanding on Treatment of Investment
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 4: Understanding on Expropriation
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 5: Public Debt
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 6: List of Investment Agreements
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 7: Rules of Procedure
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 8: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Details of the EU-Vietnam Trade and Investment Agreement
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Preamble
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Chapter1: Objectives and General Definitions
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Chapter 2: National Treatment and Market Access for Goods
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Annex 2-A: Reduction or Elimination of Customs Duties
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 2-B: Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicles Parts and Equipment
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 2-C: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products and Medical Devices
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Appendix 2-A-1: Tariff Schedule of the Union
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Appendix 2-A-2: Tariff Schedule of Vietnam
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Appendix 2-A-3: Exports Duties Schedule of Vietnam
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Appendix 2-A-4: Specific Measures by Vietnam Governing the Importation and Exportation of Goods
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Appendix 2-A-5: Goods Excluded from the Definition of Remanufactured Goods
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 3: Trade Remedies
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 4: Customs and Trade Facilitation
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 5: Technical Barriers to Trade
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 6: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 6-A: Requirements and Procedures for Approval of Establishments for Products
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 7: Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy Generation
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 7-A: List of Tariff Headings
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 8: Liberalisation of Investment, Trade in Services and Electronic Commerce
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 8-A: The Union’s Schedule of Specific Commitments
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 8-B: Vietnam's Schedule of Specific Commitments
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 8-C: Exemption for Vietnam on National Treatment
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Appendix 8-A-1: Specific Commitments on Cross-Border Supply of Services
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Appendix 8-A-2: Specific Commitments on Liberalisation of Investments
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Appendix 8-A-3: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Appendix 8-B-2: Specific Commitments in Conformity with Section D of Chapter 8
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Appendix 8-B-1: Specific Commitments on Cross-Border Supply of Services and Liberalisation of Investments
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 9: Government Procurement
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 9: Mediation Mechanism
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 9-A: Coverage of Government Procurement for the Union
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 9-B: Coverage of Government Procurement for Vietnam
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 10: Competition Policy
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 10: Mediation Mechanism for Disputes between Investors and Parties
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 11 State-Owned Enterprises, Enterprises Granted Special Rights or Privileges, and Designated Monopolies
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 11: Code of Conduct for Members of the Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal and Mediators
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 11-A: Specific Rules for Vietnam on State-Owned Enterprises, Enterprises Granted Special Rights or Privileges, and Designated Monopolies
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 12 Intellectual Property
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 12: Concurring Proceedings
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 12-A: List of Geographical Indications
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 12-B: Product Classes
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 13: Trade and Sustainable Development
    • EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement – Annex 13: Working Procedures for the Appeal Tribunal
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 14: Transparency
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 15: Dispute Settlement
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements - Annex 15-A: Rules of Procedure
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 15-B: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators and Mediators
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Annex 15-C: Mediation Mechanism
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 16: Cooperation and Capacity Building
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Chapter 17: Institutional, General and Final Provisions
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Joint Declaration: Regarding the Revision of the Rules of Origin Contained in Protocol 1
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Understanding: Concerning Bank Equity
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Joint Declaration: Concerning the Principality of Andorra
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Joint Declaration: Concerning the Republic of San Marino
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Joint Declaration: Concerning Customs Unions
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Protocol 1: Concerning the Definition of the Concept of "Originating Products" and Methods of Administrative Cooperation, and its Annexes
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Protocol 2: On Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters
    • EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements – Understanding: Concerning Specific Commitments on Distribution Services for Wines and Spirits

CHINA

  • Chinese request for retaliation against US in dumping dispute referred to arbitration - WTO
  • China Arbitration Summit, 16-17 September 2018, Beijing
  • EEAS: Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision to ban the Hong Kong National Party

ASIA

  • European Parliament to host the 10th Asia-Europe parliamentary meeting

CETA

  • Latest documents published on CETA
    • CETA meeting on Motor Vehicle Regulations agenda
    • CETA meeting of Committee on Services and Investment Joint report

USA

  • Edelman EU-US Trade Forum: How to Survive a Trade War
  • Polish President: US one of Poland's most reliable friends

MEXICO

  • The new Mexican law allowing collective bargaining paves the way for a trade agreement, say S&Ds

EASTERN PARTNERSHIP

  • Press conference invitation: second eastern partnership ministerial meeting on environment and climate change

UKRAINE

  • EP Position of the European Parliament - Further macro-financial assistance to Ukraine - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2018)0058

WTO

  • European Union files appeal in dispute with Russia over energy sector measures - WTO

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain seamless pipes and tubes, of iron or steel, originating in Russia and Ukraine, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 461/2013 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate (PET) originating in India
  • EEAS
    • 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 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
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of the European Union CSDP mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger)
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of the European Union CSDP mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger)

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Thursday, 27 September 2018 - PE 627.652v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Amendments 17 - 92 - Implementing the safeguard clauses and other mechanisms allowing for the temporary withdrawal of preferences in certain agreements concluded between the European Union and certain third countries - PE 627.656v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • General documents - Troisième réunion de la CPM UE-Tunisie - 18 septembre 2018, Tunis - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • General documents - 8th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting - 17-18 September 2018 Lviv/Ivano-Frankivsk - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 2120 2018 INIT Provisional agenda of the 16th meeting of the Joint ACP-EU Ministerial Trade Committee (JMTC)
  • St 12002 2018 Rev 1 Draft Council Conclusions on the EU Customs Action Plan to Combat IPR Infringements for the Years 2018 to 2022
  • St 11867 2018 Add 1 ATTACHMENT to the COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established by the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part
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