IEU TRADE Telegram 8 June 2016


# ITA

  • MEPs back WTO deal to end customs duties on 201 high-tech devices
  • Text adopted - Expansion of trade in Information Technology Products (ITA) *** - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0257 - Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • ALDE on expansion of trade in Information Technology Products (ITA): a step towards a rapid and meaningful liberalisation of trade
  • ECR on the Agreement on the expansion of trade in information technology products (ITA)

# INTA COMMITTEE

  • INTA hearing - "EU trade policies and the sustainability of the global value chains" - Committee on International Trade
  • Joint INTA-ENVI-DEVE debate: FLEGT Action Plan and EU Timber Regulation Review - 16 June 2016 at 9:00 (JAN 2Q2) - Committee on International Trade

# SADC

  • Commissioner Malmström travels to Botswana to sign the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

# TUNISIA

  • MEPs approve €500m in fresh EU loans to Tunisia
  • EP General documents - Tunisia - Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union

# TURKEY

  • EEAS JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Turkey-EU Counter Terrorism Dialogue
  • EP: Stripping 138 Turkish MPs of their immunity undermines the rule of law, say MEPs
  • ALDE Group frowns upon Erdogan’ strategy to oust opposition: A quarter of Parliament exposed to prosecution

# CHILE

  • EU Commission: Public consultation on a possible modernisation of the trade part of the EU-Chile Association Agreement

# TTIP

  • EU Ambassador to the US O'Sullivan on This is America and the World
  • TTIP dialogue in Stockholm
  • Businesseurope on Mission to Washington DC
  • Q&A with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker: Why Trade Agreements are Vital for U.S. Economic Growth
  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Delivers Remarks at Conference Hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University

# U.S. RELATIONS

  • CIA renditions: MEPs want member states to bring those responsible to justice

# CETA

  • Economic Survey of Canada launches on Monday 13 June 2016
  • CETA - Luxembourg parliament resolution demands legal clarification, not ready to vote on deal - GREENS-EFA

# RUSSIA

  • ALDE Event: KREMLIN'S LIES - EU'S RESPONSE TO DISINFORMATION
  • EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on sanctions against Russia - B8-2016-0674 
  • Russia's EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov on Russia-EU relations

# UKRAINE

  • Ukraine judiciary, European company law, civil procedure: hearing and workshops

# LEBANON

  • EP Report - Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and Lebanon on a Framework Agreement between the EU and Lebanon on the general principles for the participation of Lebanon in Union programmes - A8-0193/2016 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Report - Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the EC and Lebanon to take account of the enlargement in 2004 - A8-0194/2016 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • EP Report - Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the EC and Lebanon to take account of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU - A8-0195/2016 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# IRAN

  • Amendments 1 - 57 - EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement - PE 583.926v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# VIETNAM

  • Joint motion for a resolution on Vietnam - RC-B8-2016-0754  

# WTO

  • INTA Mission to Annual Session of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO, Geneva - Committee on International Trade
  • WTO opens online registration for the 2016 Public Forum

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 2882 2016 Rev 1 Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 3021 2016 Init Customs Cooperation Working Party (Experts)
  • Cm 3050 2016 Init Working Party on Latin America and the Caribbean (Brussels)
  • Cm 3052 2016 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • St 9962 2016 Init Annotated agenda of the 2nd meeting of the EU-Georgia Association Committee (Brussels, 16 June 2016)
  • St 9990 2016 Init Guidelines on Practical Actions by the EU and the Member States to Support Russian Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society
  • St 9995 2016 Init 30th session of WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (Geneva, 30 May to 3 June 2016) - EU position and final statements
  • St 9917 2016 Init EU/Norway – Preparation of the consultations on Joint Management Strategies (Tromsø, Norway, 14 to 16 June 2016)
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