IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 12 March 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • EU Commission reviews relations with China, proposes 10 actions +++ 
  • Vice-President Katainen: College read-out and remarks on EU-China - a strategic outlook +++ 
  • EP Text adopted - Protocol amending the EU-China Agreement on Maritime Transport (accession of Croatia) *** - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0144 - Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ 
  • EVP/CSU zum Verhältnis mit China: Europa muss mit breiteren Schultern auftreten! +++ 


  • Russia can no longer be considered a ‘strategic partner’, say MEPs
  • EP Text adopted - State of EU-Russia political relations - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0157 - Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EPP Group: Russia can’t be considered as a strategic partner
  • Europa-SPD: "So kann eine gemeinsame bessere Zukunft nicht gelingen" - Knappe Parlamentsmehrheit stimmt gegen Dialog mit Russland


  • Text adopted - EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (resolution) - P8_TA-PROV(2019)0141 - Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition


  • Speech by HR/VP Federica Mogherini on "The EU as a global actor: Challenges and opportunities in an evolving multilateral system" at Princeton University
  • The trade crisis: good and bad scenarios and the EU's response on 20 March 2019
  • S&D: We must reinforce the EU’s potential to prevent conflicts and promote peace around the world


  • EU-US trade: plenary vote on opening of negotiations


  • Letter from Commissioner Malmström to Korean Ministers on the ongoing government consultations under TSD Chapter of EU-Korean FTA


  • 4th Civil Society Forum under EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA): Trade and Sustainable Development


  • Launch of OECD & EUIPO report on trade in counterfeit goods


  • UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets


    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership as regards the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Joint Committee, the Rules of Procedure of a Panel, the Mediation Procedure and the Code of Conduct for Arbitrators
    • COMMISSION DECISION on the financing of projects in the area of external trade relations, including access to the markets of non-European Union countries and initiatives in the field of trade related assistance and the adoption of the work programme for 2019
    • COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1076 of the European Parliament and of the Council in order to include the Independent State of Samoa in Annex I
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Iraq
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 as regards the forms for guarantor’s undertakings and the inclusion of air transport costs in the customs value in view of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union


  • ST 7042 2019 INIT Relations with Ukraine Draft COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Ukraine Association Council amending Annex XXVII to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part


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