IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 9 October 2018

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G20: 

  • EU Commission's participation in G20, World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Indonesia +++ 

SINGAPORE: 

  • EP Think-tank: Briefing - International Agreements in Progress: EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements close in on conclusion - 09-10-2018 +++ 
  • St 7968 2018 Init Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore – Adoption Draft Council Decision on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Singapore – Request for the consent of the European Parliament +++ 

INDONESIA

  • Further reforms will promote a more inclusive and resilient Indonesian economy, OECD says

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Western Balkans: MEPs take stock of 2018 progress
  • EPP: Western Balkans: good progress on European path but still work to be done

RUSSIA

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - VP/HR - Extension of sanctions against Russia until June 2019 - E-003481/2018(ASW)

DIGITAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Reducing poverty through technology - EPP
  • Digitalisierung löst das Hungerproblem nicht - Brot für die Welt und FIAN legen Bericht zum Recht auf Nahrung vor

WTO

  • Consumer groups worldwide urge WTO discussions on e-commerce to promote trust in online shopping

CUSTOMS

  • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: new EU Customs action plan adopted by the Council
  • EU Auditors: upcoming report on the implementation of new customs IT systems in the EU (publication: 10 October 2018)

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Proposition de décision du Conseil relative à la signature, au nom de l’Union européenne, de l’accord de protection des investissements entre l’Union européenne et ses États membres, d’une part, et la République socialiste du Viêt Nam, d’autre part
    • Proposition de décision du Conseil relative à la conclusion de l'accord de protection des investissements entre l'Union européenne et ses États membres, d'une part, et la République socialiste du Viêt Nam, d'autre part
    • Proposition de décision du Conseil relative à la signature, au nom de l'Union européenne, de l'accord de libre-échange entre l'Union européenne et la République socialiste du Viêt Nam
    • Proposition de décision du Conseil relative à la conclusion de l'accord de libre-échange entre l'Union européenne et la République socialiste du Viêt Nam
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... invalidating invoices issued by two exporting producers in breach of the undertaking repealed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1570
    • Commission Decision relating to the exercise of the European Union's rights under the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes of the World Trade Organization
    • 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)
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Nicaragua
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of exceptional assistance measure in favour of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of exceptional assistance measure in favour of Venezuela
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of exceptional assistance measure in favour of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the financing of an exceptional assistance measure in favour of Iraq

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Amendments 1 - 3 - Council Decision on the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan - PE 628.611v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • General documents - The UAE, notably the situation of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • Latest news - Next meeting 11.10.2018 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - Situation in Yemen - Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • General documents - Meeting of 16 October 2018, Brussels - Delegation for relations with the United States

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 12815 2018 Init 9th EU-Republic of Korea Summit (Brussels, 19 October 2018) - State of play of preparations
  • St 10877 2018 Init Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • St 10861 2018 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • St 10860 2018 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade
  • St 12720 2018 Init Draft Council conclusions on connecting Europe and Asia – Building blocks for an EU strategy


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