IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 1 October 2018

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NAFTA: 

  • President Trump Secures New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement - U.S. DipNote +++ 
  • President Donald J. Trump Secures A Modern, Rebalanced Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico - Fact-sheet +++ 
  • OECD Secretary-General Gurría welcomes announcement of new trade agreement between the US, Mexico and Canada +++ 
  • DIHK-Außenwirtschaftschef Volker Treier zu NAFTA 2.0: Gute Nachricht trotz deutlicher Schattenseite +++ 
  • BDI zur Einigung auf eine Neuauflage des Freihandelsabkommens von USA, Kanada und Mexiko: Erleichterung in der deutschen Industrie +++ 

USA: 

  • American business is committed to Europe - AmChamEU
  • EU Commissioner Oettinger in the US to discuss EU's next long-term budget with key partners
  • Bruegel: Transatlantic relations

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Joint Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn on the consultative referendum in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Joint statement by President Tusk and NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg on the consultative referendum in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Opposition darf Mazedoniens NATO- und EU-Perspektive nicht blockieren - Ein Scheitern der Namensänderung würde das Land auf lange Zeit isolieren
  • S&Ds call on Macedonian opposition parties to respect will of the majority of voters
  • Mazedonien-Referendum: Europa sollte auf pro-europäische Mazedonier zugehen - Die Grünen/EFA

RUSSIA

  • Meeting with President of Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik

CHINA

  • Strategy towards China - 3-5 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
  • Seventh China Round Table on WTO Accessions puts Eurasia in the spotlight

MOROCCO

  • EP Draft opinion - Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part - PE 628.385v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

ASIA

  • 16th Asia-Europe Business Forum: Connectivity – Building Bridges between Europe and Asia

EXPORTS CONTROL

  • EP Think-tank Study - The further development of the Common Position 944/2008/CFSP on arms exports control

WTO

  • WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

TRADE DEFENCE

  • New trade defence investigation initiated AD651

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of welded tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of square or rectangular cross-section, of iron other than cast iron or steel other than stainless, originating in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Russia and Turkey

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with Canada
  • General documents - Meeting of 3 October 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with Canada
  • Amendments 1 - 253 - Human rights concerns in private military and security companies’ operations affecting third countries - PE 626.988v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
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