IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 7 January 2019

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  • Steel: EU Commission intends to impose definitive safeguard measures on imports of certain steel products +++ 
  • ACEA: EU final measures to restrict imports will harm auto industry +++ 
  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Ratification of the WTO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products - P-005594/2018(ASW) +++ 


  • Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)  - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan +++ 


  • United States is Europe's main soya beans supplier with imports up by 112% +++ 


  • Russian President – latest publications


  • EP Draft opinion - Conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - PE 632.766v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • EP Draft opinion - Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part - PE 632.767v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • EP Draft opinion - on a non-legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Investment Protection Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, of the other part - PE 632.051v03-00 - Committee on Development


  • EU Parliament Report - Implementation report on the Trade pillar of the Association Agreement (AA) with Central America - A8-0459/2018 - Committee on International Trade


  • Update on EU-Mercosur Trade Negotiations
  • EU Parliament Report - Implementation of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru - A8-0446/2018 - Committee on International Trade


  • EU Parliament Report - 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 - A8-0471/2018 - Committee on International Trade


  • EP Report - Establishing the 'Customs' programme for cooperation in the field of customs - A8-0464/2018 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection


    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of aluminium radiators originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review under Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and the Council
    • Notice concerning the anti-subsidy measures in force on imports of certain rainbow trout originating in Turkey: change of name of a company subject to the countervailing duty rate for cooperating non-sampled companies
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the methodology and criteria for the assessment and recognition of supply chain due diligence schemes concerning tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold
    • Commission Decision relating to the exercise of the European Union's rights under the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes and other relevant WTO provisions
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the annual contribution to the World Customs Organisation and on the financing of other actions in the area of internal market for 2019


  • General documents - Next DCAM meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • EP Draft report - Recommendation to the Council, to the Commission and to the Vice-President/ High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the association agreement between th EU and Monaco, Andorra, and San Marino - PE 631.796v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs


  • CM 1002 2019 INIT Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • ST 5015 2019 INIT Summary of discussions of the Foreign Relations Counsellors/Sanctions formation Working Party meeting held on 30 November 2018
  • ST 2803 2018 INIT 8th EU-Egypt Association Council - List of participants
  • CM 1023 2019 INIT Africa Working Party

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