IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 4 October 2018

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TRADE POLICY: 

  • EU Commissioner Malmström meets with civil society in Austria +++ 

CHINA: 

  • At a Glance - China: Economic indicators and trade with EU +++ 

VIETNAM: 

  • Hearing on EU-Vietnam Free Trade and Investment Protection Agreements - Committee on International Trade +++ 
  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - 04-10-2018 +++ 

JAPAN: 

  • EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  • Bruegel: Backstage: Implications of the new EU-Japan trade deal
  • Transcript of a Press Conference on the Conclusion of the Mission for the 2018 Article IV Consultation with Japan

RUSSIA

  • Joint statement by the EU Council President Tusk, EU Commission President Juncker, and HR/VP Mogherini on alleged Russian cyber-attacks
  • Norway: Cold Peace in the Arctic?
  • UK Minister for Europe statement: attempted hacking of the OPCW by Russian military intelligence
  • Russian President: News conference following talks with Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz

MERCOSUR

  • Report from the 35th round of negotiations of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement between the EU and Mercosur

COLOMBIA & PERU

  • Implementation of the Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru - Committee on International Trade

WTO

  • Public Forum explores new ways to achieve inclusive trade in era of technological revolution
  • WTO and ICC announce new Small Business Champion
  • World Trade Report 2018 highlights transformative impact of digital technologies on trade

CUSTOMS FRAUD

  • Text adopted - Fighting customs fraud and protecting EU own resources - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0384 - Thursday, 4 October 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Amendments 5 - 8 - Establishing the 'Customs' programme for cooperation in the field of customs - PE 628.548v01-00 - Committee on Budgets
  • S&D/SPD: Zollbetrug in Europa - Fahnder besser vernetzen

TRADE & HUMAN RIGHTS

  • EP Text adopted - The EU's input on a UN binding instrument on transnational corporations with respect to human rights - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0382 - Thursday, 4 October 2018 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • S&Ds: The EU should take the lead and engage for a UN binding instrument to defend human rights against abuses by transnational corporations
  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): Konservative Blockade gescheitert: EP-Mehrheit befürwortet UN-Vertrag über Pflichten von Konzernen

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the application of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a Scheme of Generalised Tariff Preferences and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008
    • Commission Decision relating to the exercise of the European Union's rights under the World Trade Organization Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes and other relevant WTO provisions
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION rejecting a request for an interim review with regard to the definitive anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the People’s Republic of China by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 430/2013 (only the English text is authentic)
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Midterm Evaluation of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Accompanying the document Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a Scheme of Generalised Tariff Preferences and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the ENI East Regional Action Programme 2018 part II (including one action on the 2019 budget) to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the ENI East Regional Action Programme 2018 part II (including one action on the 2019 budget) to be financed from the general budget of the Union
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
  • DG TAXUD
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... laying down detailed rules implementing certain provisions of Council Regulation (EU) 2018/581 temporarily suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain goods of a kind to be incorporated in or used for aircraft
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Situation in Yemen - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • General documents - Situation in Yemen - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • General documents - Statement on the 10th anniversary of the deployment of the EUMM in Georgia - Delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 16 October 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - 83rd EP-US IPM TLD, 4-6 December 2018, Sofia - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Latest news - Latest news - Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Latest News - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • Latest news - The next meeting of the Delegation for Relations with Iran - Delegation for relations with Iran

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