EU TRADE Telegram - 25 April 2016


# TTIP

  • Updated - 25-29 April: 13th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
  • DG Grow: EU - US cluster event: Opportunities for collaboration and growth
  • Documentation: 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
  • S&Ds will not accept a watered-down TTIP without strong workers and climate protection
  • Merkel: Deutschland kann mit den USA mithalten
  • U.S. President Obama’s remarks in Address to the People of Europe 
  • Readout of U.S. President Obama’s Meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Importance of T-TIP at 2016 Hannover Messe
  • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses Importance of Digital Economy at 2016 Hannover Messe Digital Transformation of Industry Conference
  • U.S. Elected Officials and Civil Society Experts Explain Current Popular Revolt Against More-of-the-Same Trade Agreements
  • Health & Environment Alliance: Call to exclude the ‘Good Regulatory Practices' chapter from TTIP
  • CEFIC on TTIP: A strong foundation for regulatory cooperation on chemicals
  • BDI-Präsident Grillo auf der Hannover Messe: Wirtschaft wächst in diesem Jahr um 1,5 bis knapp zwei Prozent

# CUSTOMS

  • EU Parliament: Mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations: plenary vote - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • EU Parliament: Opinion in the form of a letter - Directive of the European parliament and of the Council on the Union legal framework for customs infringements and sanctions - PE 580.715v02-00 - Committee on Legal Affairs

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • DG Trade: Trade Defence Statistics covering the first month of 2016

# SERBIA

  • Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the elections in Serbia
  • Serbians support the continuation of the EU accession process, but questions on election irregularities remain

# TURKEY

  • SWP: Der Konflikt zwischen Russland und der Türkei – Ende offen

# RUSSIA

  • Russian Government: Meeting of the Government Import Substitution Commission
  • Russian Government: Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal to meet in Moscow on 27 April to discuss joint energy projects

# TUNISIA

  • Déclaration conjointe de la Haute Représentante/ Vice-Présidente Mogherini et du Commissaire Hahn à l'occasion du 40ème anniversaire de la coopération entre l'UE et la Tunisie

# WTO

  • WTO: Screening of hearings in “US – Conditional Tax Incentives for Large Civil Aircraft” opened to public

# UNCITRAL

  • UNCITRAL: Working Group V: Insolvency Law  

# UNCTAD

  • World Bank Group And UNCTAD Announce Enhanced Cooperation In Investment And Trade

# EU REGISTERS

EU COMMISSION 

  • JOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION: ANNUAL REPORT 2015
  • JOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL MACAO SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION: ANNUAL REPORT 2015
  • COMMISSION DECISION on a special support measure in favour of the people of the Republic of Sudan to be financed from the reserve of the European Development Fund

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
  • Answer - EU-USA wine trade under TTIP - E-001622/2016
  • Answer - Filing trade petitions - US vs EU model - E-000093/2016
  • Answer - Ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - P-001710/2016
  • Answer - Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - E-001318/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 7679 2016 Rev 1 World Customs Organization: Europe Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement - Coordination
  • St 8211 2016 Init 35th Session of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (Geneva, 25-27 April 2016) -EU Statements
  • St 8218 2016 Init 17th Session of WIPO Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) (Geneva, 11-15 April 2016) - delivered EU Statements
  • St 7941 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements (recast) - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (Strasbourg)
  • Cm 2083 2016 Rev 1 Working Party on Land Transport
  • Cm 2452 2016 Init Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks
  • Cm 2474 2016 Init Working Party on Development Cooperation
  • St 7633 2016 Init COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee set up by the Convention on a common transit procedure as regards amendments to that Convention
  • Cm 2464 2016 Init Africa Working Party
  • Cm 2467 2016 Init Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2407 2016 Init Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • St 7679 2016 Rev 1 World Customs Organization: Europe Regional Workshop on the Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement - Coordination
  • St 8093 2016 Init Revised draft Council Conclusions - Better Regulation to strengthen competitiveness
  • Cm 2396 2016 Rev 2 Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2434 2016 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • St 8056 2016 Cor 1 COMMISSION DELEGATED DECISION (EU) …/…of 15.4.2016 amending Annex III to Decision No 466/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council granting an EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union, as regards Belarus
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