IEU TRADE Telegram 14 July 2016


# ASEM

  • EU-Asia summit to focus on connectivity
  • St 10979 2016 Init ASEAN: launch of bilateral FTA negotiations with Indonesia - Authorisation
  • EU Commission President Juncker addresses Asia-Europe Business Forum
  • Closing Ceremony Speech by Jean-Claude Juncker at the Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF15) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Businesseurope at Asia-Europe Business Forum: Achieving better integration of SMEs in Global Value Chains
  • Asia-Europe meeting - ASEM partners accounted for more than a third of EU trade in goods in 2015 - EU total deficit of €277 billion

# JAPAN

  • EU Commission Vice-President Dombrovskis visits Japan

# CHINA

  • Speech by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing
  • EESC against granting market access to China - Europe's industry needs protection against unfair competition practices
  • EU Council: St 11250 2016 Init 9th Meeting of the EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCCC), 4 September 2016, Hangzhou, China - Coordination
  • EASME: Explore green business opportunities in China
  • GUE/NGL: Negotiations and diplomacy key to resolving South China Sea dispute – not The Hague
  • Businesseurope: 11th EU-China Business Summit - Business Leaders' Pleanary Session - Speech by BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia  
  • Bruegel: The China-Russia trade relationship and its impact on Europe

# TTIP

  • EU Commission publishes further TTIP documents in ongoing transparency commitment
    • financial services
    • chemicals
    • cosmetics
    • medical devices
    • textiles
    • motor vehicles
    • climate
    • energy and raw materials
    • institutional general and financial provisions
  • TTIP: financial services offer of the European Union
  • TTIP: EU proposal on Energy and Raw Materials
  • TTIP: EU proposal on provisions on climate aspects of the TTIP Trade and Sustainable Development chapter
  • TTIP: EU Proposal for institutional, general and final provisions
  • TTIP: EU proposal for an annex on cosmetics
  • TTIP: EU proposal on chemicals
  • TTIP: EU proposal for an annex on motor vehicles and motor vehicles’ parts
  • TTIP: EU proposal for an annex on textiles and clothing/apparel products
  • TTIP: EU's proposal for an annex on medical devices
  • US: Economic indicators and trade with the EU - European Parliamentary Research Service
  • Agriculture in the European Union and United States - European Parliamentary Research Service
  • ETNO note on trade negotiations
  • CDU-Fraktion im Bundestag: TTIP-Debatte nicht den Populisten überlassen

# RAW MATERIALS

  • Raw materials: Commission highlights need for security of supply and investment*
  • EU JRC: Scoreboard depicts the state of play of raw materials in the EU - 14 Jul 2016

# WTO

  • WTO: United States initiates WTO dispute proceedings against Chinese export duties on raw materials
  • WTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
  • DG Azevêdo welcomes Liberia as163rd WTO member

# IRAN

  • Décision d'exécution de la Commission autorisant le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la conclusion d’un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec la République islamique d’Iran
  • Iran: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the one year anniversary of the JCPOA

# EU-LAC

  • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Agreement establishing the EU-LAC International Foundation 2016/0217/NLE - JOIN (2016) 34

# UNCTAD

  • UN Conference on Trade and Development: joint committee mission

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Annual Action Programme 2016 (Part I) in favour of Egypt to be financed from the general budget of the European Union

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Opinion - Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part - PE 580.693v02-00 - Committee on Development
  • Answer - EU-Turkey agreement - E-003943/2016
  • Answer - The EU customs code and red tape - E-003892/2016

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 3433 2016 Rev 1 United Nations Working Party
  • Cm 3559 2016 Init Asia Oceania Working Party
  • Cm 3539 2016 Init Meeting of the "Middle East/Gulf" Working Party
  • Cm 3547 2016 Init Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 3549 2016 Init Africa Working Party
  • St 10783 2016 Rev 1 EU-Japan Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement - Summary of replies to the questionnaire on the application of the 2009 EU-Japan Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance
  • St 10900 2016 Rev 1 Relations with the Gulf States / GCC: - Preparation of the 25th EU-GCC Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting (Brussels, 18 July 2016): Draft Agenda
  • St 11079 2016 Init Draft Council conclusions on Venezuela
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