EU TRADE Telegram - 19 April 2016


# FAC

  • Updated results of the Foreign Affairs Council (adding defence issues) on 19 April 2016

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • High-Level Meeting: Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector
  • Statement on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector

# TRADE STRATEGY

  • Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström: Values in EU Trade Policy - Targeting Corruption
  • Opinion - A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment - PE 573.135v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# TTIP

  • Hearings - TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US - 20-04-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on International Trade
  • Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Following the Conclusion of the High-Level Meeting on Excess Capacity and Structural Adjustment in the Steel Sector
  • European Parliamentary Research Service: Understanding US Presidential elections
  • EPC POLICY BRIEFING: The U.S.’s Third Offset Strategy  and its implications for transatlantic security

# ISDS

  • INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT UNDERMINES RULE OF LAW AND DEMOCRACY, UN EXPERT TELLS COUNCIL OF EUROPE

# CHINA

  • EESC: 14th meeting of the EU-China Round Table

# JAPAN

  • EU Commission Roadmap: Amendment to the EU-Japan Cooperation Agreement in competition matters

# TURKEY

  • European Parliamentary Research Service: EU-Turkey relations - What Think Tanks are thinking

# UKRAINE


  • WTO: Trade Policy Review: Ukraine

# RUSSIA

  • Russia: Government report on its performance in 2015

# WTO

  • WTO: US appeals panel report on large residential washers from Korea

# INDICATORS

  • First estimate for February 2016 - EU28 current account surplus €9.1 bn - €13.5 bn surplus for trade in services

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • COMMISSION DECISION establishing the Union position for an Exchange of Diplomatic Notes with Japan in accordance with Article 15(3)(b) of the Agreement on Mutual Recognition (MRA) in order to amend Part B of the Sectoral Annex on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for medicinal products
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a Special Measure on migrants returned to Turkey, to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Minutes - Monday, 4 April 2016 - PE 580.583v01-00 - Committee on International Trade
  • Hearings - TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US - 20-04-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on International Trade
  • Opinion - Implementation of the 2010 recommendations of Parliament on social and environmental standards, human rights and corporate responsibility - PE 571.491v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Newsletters - Newsletter 2016 : 2016 - Committee on International Trade

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 2371 2016 Init Africa Working Party
  • Cm 2335 2016 Rev 1 Asia Oceania Working Party
  • Cm 2335 2016 Rev 2 Asia Oceania Working Party
  • St 7984 2016 Init Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part
  • St 7984 2016 Add 1 ANNEX to the Joint Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Australia, of the other part
  • St 7987 2016 Init ENLARGEMENT Accession negotiations with Serbia Fulfilment of an opening benchmark on Chapter 23: Judiciary and Fundamental rights
  • St 7989 2016 Init EUPOL Afghanistan and EU Engagement to support Civilian Policing beyond 2016 - way forward
  • St 7417 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Turkmenistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia
  • St 7418 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Turkmenistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia,
  • St 7419 2016 Init Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a Partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Turkmenistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania,
  • St 7421 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION approving the conclusion, by the European Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia
  • St 7423 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • St 7425 2016 Init Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • St 7426 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Tajikistan, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
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