IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 25 September 2018

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UNITED NATIONS: 

  • EU@UNGA73 on Tuesday +++ 
  • EU Commission: Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in torture tools +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the High Level UN's Action for Peacekeeping event +++ 
  • Remarks by HR/VP Mogherini following an informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers in the margins of 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations +++ 
  • S&D: EU should lead the defence of the multilateral world order, with a reformed UN at its core +++ 
  • S&Ds call for a radical shift for Europe along the UN 2030 Agenda +++ 

ICELAND: 

  • Iceland: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission +++ 

CETA

  • COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA) COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • CETA MEETING OF THE JOINT CUSTOMS COOPERATION COMMITTEE

IRAN

  • EEAS: Iran Deal: EU and partners set up mechanism to protect legitimate business with Iran

TURKEY

  • No improvement in respect for EU values: MEPs cut support for Turkey by €70m

JAPAN

  • EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement - consideration of draft recommendation - Committee on International Trade

INDONESIA

  • EU Commission Answer - CEPA negotiations and the absence of dialogue with civil society - E-004167/2018

BLOCKCHAIN

  • Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy - Committee on International Trade

WTO

  • WTO at BDI event: ‘Day of German Industry’ - Remarks by WTO DG Azevêdo

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION DECISION approving the signature, on behalf of the European Union, of a letter confirming the terms of cooperation with Japan in the field of food additives
  • EEAS
    • 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
    • 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 XIII (Transport) 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
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism in Yemen
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism in Yemen

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - 8th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting - 17-18 September 2018 Lviv/Ivano-Frankivsk - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 7th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 18-19 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 6th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 18-21 September 2017, Dnipro and Kyiv - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 5th EU-Ukraine PAC meeting, 15-16 March 2017, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - 15th EP-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia JPC, 19-20 September 2018, Skopje - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Speech of 21 Sept. 2018 on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Parl. of AZ - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Statement of 4 September 2018 on the European Partnership European School in Tbilisi - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Statement of 14 June 2018 on the adoption of a resolution on GE occupied territories - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Statement of 2 May 2018 on the political crisis in Armenia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Joint statement of 24 April 2018 on the situation in Armenia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Joint statement of 15 January 2018 on the sentencing of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 4386 2018 Init Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Brussels)
  • Cm 4475 2018 Init Meeting of the Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA)
  • Cm 4454 2018 Init Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 4432 2018 Init Customs Union Working Party (Attaches)
  • St 12139 2018 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods and within the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure, as regards an invitation to the United Kingdom to accede to those Conventions

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