IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 12 November 2018

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WTO: 

  • DG Azevêdo joins President Macron in discussions on strengthening multilateralism and WTO +++ 

BREXIT: 

  • UK Parliament: Ministers probed over Scotland’s role in future UK trade talks +++ 

USA: 

  • EU AND US SANCTIONS: WHICH SOVEREIGNTY? - Jacques Delors Institute +++ 
  • AmChamEU talks future of Europe at EPP and ALDE Congresses +++ 

UKRAINE

  • Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the "elections" planned in the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" and "Donetsk People's Republic" for 11 November 2018

TURKEY

  • The Facility for Refugees in Turkey: swift response in challenging circumstances, but improvements needed to deliver better value for money, say EU Auditors
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ALGERIA

  • Remarques de la Haute Représentante/Vice-Présidente Federica Mogherini lors du point presse avec le Ministre des affaires étrangères algérien, Abdelkader Messahel

MIDDLE EAST

  • HR/VP Mogherini at the International Conference on Libya in Palermo

CHINA

  • Bundesaußenminister Maas: An China führt bei der Lösung vieler globaler Probleme kein Weg vorbei
  • IMF Working Paper No. 18/243 : China’s Rebalancing: Recent Progress, Prospects and Policies
  • Econpol opinion: US China trade war and Europe: ‘If two quarrel, the third rejoices’
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1690 of 9 November 2018 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of certain pneumatic tyres, new or retreaded, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries and with a load index exceeding 121 originating in the People's Republic of China and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1579 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain pneumatic tyres, new or retreaded, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries, with a load index exceeding 121 originating in the People's Republic of China and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/163

MONGOLIA

  • EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica on official visit to Mongolia

CONFLICT DIAMONDS

  • The EU hosts Kimberley Process Plenary meeting in Brussels – livestream available
  • Belgium leading the fight against conflict diamonds

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant agreements under Article XXI GATS with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland, and the United States, on the necessary compensatory adjustments resulting from the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union
    • Notice of the expiry of certain anti-dumping measures
    • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Individual reports and info sheets on implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements_x000d__x000d__x000d__x000d_ Accompanying the document Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Implementation of Free Trade Agreements 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Meeting of 14 November 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • Latest news - Next meeting of the EP Delegation to the JPC EU-Chile - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 14 June 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Report on the EP recommendation on negotiations on modernisation of the EU-Chile AA - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 14 November 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation for relations with the United States
  • General documents - EU-Paraguay/Uruguay/Parlasur IPM and visit, 29 October - 1 November 2018 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • Latest news - Next meeting of the Delegation for Relations with the Countries of Central America - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • General documents - 14th EU-Uzbekistan PCC in Tashkent 31 October- 2 November - Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • General documents - 9th EU-Serbia SAPC, 29-30 October 2018, Belgrade - Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - 16th EU-Montenegro SAPC meeting, Strasbourg, 14-15 November 2018 - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Calendar of activities in 2018 - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 5204 2018 Init Customs Union Working Party
  • St 13502 2018 Init Draft Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (Campione d' Italia and Lake Lugano) - Mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament
  • St 13503 2018 Init Draft Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • Cm 5269 2018 Init - Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 5267 2018 Init - Working Party on Development Cooperation
  • St 14092 2018 Init - Revised EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework - Draft Council conclusions
  • St 14155 2018 Init - Outcome of Proceedings of the Council Working Party on restrictive measures to combat terrorism (COMET) meeting held on 6 November 2018
  • Cm 4958 2018 Init - COMMITTEE FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT
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