IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 30 November 2018

Our telegram headlines today*: 

G20: 

  • Statement by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council ahead of the G20 summit +++ 
  • EU Commission President Juncker's intervention at the Buenos Aires G20 Summit Session "Building Consensus – International Trade, Tax, and Financial System" +++ 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina +++ 

USA: 

  • United States is Europe's number one soya beans supplier with EU imports up by 100% +++ 
  • White House: The United States Signs a Stronger Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada +++ 
  • Remarks by President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President Peña Nieto of Mexico at Signing Ceremony for the United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement +++ 

CETA

  • CETA regulatory cooperation forum – Stakeholder debrief meeting
  • Webinar on CETA and gender equity

BREXIT

  • CER: An effective UK trade policy and a customs union are compatible

UKRAINE

  • EU approves the disbursement of €500 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine

RUSSIA

  • EP Draft report - State of EU-Russia political relations - PE 630.526v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

WESTERN BALKANS

  • Commissioner Hahn visiting Kosovo on 3 December
  • EP Text adopted - 2018 Report on Serbia - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0478 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • EP Text adopted - 2018 Report on Kosovo - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0479 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union in the Joint Committee established by the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on the mutual recognition of certificates of conformity for marine equipment as regards the amendments to Annexes I, II and III
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Lebanon
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2017) 4278 of 26.6.2017 on the annual action programme 2017 for the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace - Conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis preparedness component to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the special measure for the 2018 ENI contribution to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, North of Africa Window, to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION modifiant la décision d'exécution C(2013)7666 relative au Programme d’Action Annuel 2013 (partie 2) en faveur du Maroc à financer sur le budget général de l’Union européenne
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Cross-border cooperation Action Programme Montenegro – Kosovo* for the years 2018-2020
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the second special measure for the ENI 2018 contribution to the ‘EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis’ ('the Trust Fund'), to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative au programme d’action annuel en faveur du Maroc pour 2018 (partie 1)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting the individual measure on the annual contribution in support for the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina from July 2018 to June 2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the annual action programme in favour of the Republic of Lebanon for 2018
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the multi-annual action programme in favour of Egypt for 2018, 2019 and 2020
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) Action Programme under the IPA II Multi-country envelope for the years 2018 - 2020
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the ENI East Regional Action Programme 2018 part III to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2015)7130 of 14.10.2015 on the Annual Action Programme 2015 and Annual Action Programme 2016 part 1 in favour of Jordan to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Multi-country Action Programme for Connectivity for the years 2018-2019
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Facility for the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) programmes at the EU's external borders (Technical Support to the Implementation and Management of ENI CBC programmes – second phase) to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Cross-border cooperation Action Programme between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Albania for the years 2018-2020
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the special measure in favour of the Syrian population for 2018
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Cross-border cooperation Action Programme Serbia – the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Text adopted - WTO: the way forward - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0477 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel treatment or punishment ***I - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0467 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - 2018 Report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0480 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - 2018 Report on Albania - P8_TA-PROV(2018)0481 - Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels - Provisional edition
  • Amendments 81 - 118 - Establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - PE 631.781v01-00 - Committee on Budgets
  • General documents - Paraguay: legal aspects related to child pregnancy, 11.6.2015 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - The situation in Venezuela, 8.2.2018 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - Inaugural meeting of the EU-Armenia PPC, 24 October 2018 Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 8 October 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 12 September 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 2 May 2018, Brussels - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Meeting of 19 April 2018, Strasbourg - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - Statement on the event “2018: A Landmark for the South Caucasus”, 28/11/2018 - Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • General documents - The situation in Venezuela, 27.4.2017 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - The situation in Venezuela, 27.2.2014 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - The situation in Venezuela 8.6.2016 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - The situation in Venezuela, 12.3.2015 - Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • General documents - Annual Resolutions on Commission Reports on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Delegation to the EU-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Annual Resolutions to Commission Reports on Montenegro - Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • General documents - Annual Resolutions on Commission Reports on Kosovo - Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
  • General documents - Annual Resolutions on Commission Reports on Serbia - Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 14019 2018 INIT 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), Colombia, 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 - Request for the consent of the European Parliament
  • St 14020 2018 Add 1 Addendum 1 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 2 Addendum 2 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 3 Addendum 3 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 4 Addendum 4 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 5 Addendum 5 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 6 Addendum 6 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 7 Addendum 7 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 8 Addendum 8 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 9 Addendum 9 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 10 Addendum 10 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 11 Addendum 11 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 12 Addendum 12 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 13 Addendum 13 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 14 Addendum 14 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 15 Addendum 15 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 16 Addendum 16 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • St 14020 2018 Add 17 Addendum 17 to the COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the relevant Agreements under Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Switzerland and the United States
  • CM 5627 2018 INIT Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Brussels)
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