IEU Trade & Commerce Telegram 19 September 2019

Our telegram headlines today*: 

CUSTOMS UNION: 

  • Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly €740 million stopped at EU customs in 2018 +++ 

JAPAN: 

  • EU and Japan reinforce cooperation on competition policy at first EU-Japan Competition Week in Tokyo +++ 
  • EU Japan domestic advisory group (DAG): call for additional NGO members +++ 

USA: 

  • EU Commission Answer to a written question - Alarm at US plans to impose duties on EU olive oil and table olives - P-002561/2019(ASW) +++ 

CANADA

  • CETA implementation phase: agenda of the second meeting of wines and spirits Committee

MERCOSUR

  • CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion: Kein Rückzug in den Protektionismus

EPA

  • Agenda 7th Trade Committee under the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Pacific States

WTO

  • Public Forum programme is now available

TRADE TENSIONS

  • OECD sees rising trade tensions and policy uncertainty further weakening global growth

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing definitive safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products
    • Commission Implementing Decision authorising the Kingdom of Spain to sign and conclude an amendment to the bilateral investment agreement with the Republic of Colombia
  • DG NEAR
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Individual measure for Support to Independent Media in the Southern Neighbourhood through the European Endowment for Democracy (EED)
  • DG TAXUD
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union in the Association Committee set up by 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, concerning the exchange of information with Morocco for the purpose of evaluating the impact of the agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters on the amendment of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement
    • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE on the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 116/2009 of December 2008 on the export of cultural goods 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2017
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Committee on Rules of Origin set up by the Agreement on Rules of Origin (WTO-GATT 1994), annexed to the final act signed in Marrakech on 15 April 1994

EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • General documents - Constitutive meeting on Thursday, 26 September 2019, 11:30-11:50, room JAN 4Q1 - Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • General documents - Constitutive meeting D-MX on Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:00-10:30, room JAN 4Q2 - Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 3981 2019 Rev 1 Asia-Oceania Working Party (Capitals), 25 September 2019
  • Cm 4044 2019 Init Meeting of the Transatlantic Relations Working Party (COTRA)
  • Cm 4051 2019 Init Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Capitals)


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