IEU TRADE Telegram 19 July 2016


# CHINA

  • DG Trade: EU takes again legal action against export restrictions on Chinese raw materials
    • Graphite
    • Cobalt
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Chromium
    • Magnesia including magnesite 
    • Talcum
    • Tantalum
    • Tin
    • Antimony
    • Indium
  • WTO dispute settlement in a nutshell
  • China — Measures Related to the Exportation of Various Raw Materials
  • China — Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum
  • WTO: European Union files dispute against China over duties on export of raw materials
  • Businesseurope: EU launched third WTO case against China’s export restrictions of raw materials
  • ETUC – BusinessEurope joint declaration on China’s Market Economy Status 
  • Bundesjustizministerium: Neues Dreijahresarbeitsprogramm zur rechtlichen Zusammenarbeit mit China unterzeichnet

# TURKEY

  • EP Joint statement - committee chair Elmar Brok and rapporteur Kati Piri on Turkey
  • S&D Group calls on the Turkish authorities to observe rule of law in the aftermath of the coup attempt
  • Die Grünen: Die EU darf Erdogan nicht weiter stärken! 
  • UN experts urge Turkey to respect the independence of the judiciary and uphold the rule of law

# IRAN

  • EEAS on the holding of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA
  • Opinion - EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement - PE 582.110v02-00 - Committee on International Trade

# MIDDLE EAST

  • EPP Group Chair Manfred Weber on 3-day trip to the Middle East

# GCC

  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini meets Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
  • HR/VP Federica Mogherini signs cooperation arrangement with Kuwaiti Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al-Jarallah

# TEXTILE TRADE

  • Draft report - Common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Union import rules - PE 585.811v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# UKRAINE

  • Remarks by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, at the joint press briefing with Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
  • ALDE delegation meets Ukrainian president Poroshenko and political partners to discuss visa liberalisation process

# ACP

  • EU Commission: Results of evaluation on Cotonou Partnership Agreement with ACP States announced

# SRI LANKA

  • Joint Release following the 20th meeting of the European Union - Sri Lanka Joint Commission

# SMUGGLING

  • DG Trade: Restrictions of flavoured tobacco and e-cigarettes

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2016/1167 of 18 July 2016 amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 102/2012 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of steel ropes and cables originating, inter alia, in the People's Republic of China, as extended to imports of steel ropes and cables consigned from, inter alia, the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/1176 of 18 July 2016 terminating the partial interim review concerning imports of certain threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron originating in the People's Republic of China and Thailand

# TRADE STATISTICS

  • Position of the European Parliament - Statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment - EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0194

# UNCTAD 14

  • Investment Promotion Agencies honoured at UNCTAD 14

# UNCITRAL

  • Full text decisions uploaded in the CLOUT database

# WTO

  • WTO: Viet Nam launches safeguard investigation on pre-painted galvanized steel sheet and strip
  • WTO: Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

# EU REGISTERS

# EU COMMISSION

  • Règlement d'exécution (UE) de la Commission instituant un droit antidumping définitif et portant perception définitive du droit provisoire institué sur les importations de certains produits plats laminés à froid en acier originaires de la République populaire de Chine et de la Fédération de Russie
  • Règlement d'exécution (UE) de la Commission portant perception du droit antidumping définitif sur les importations enregistrées de certains produits plats laminés à froid en acier originaires de la République populaire de Chine et de la Fédération de Russie
  • Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of the negocations
  • COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT
  • Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code, as regards goods that have temporarily left the customs territory of the Union by sea or air
  • REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Progress Report on the implementation of the EU Strategy and Action Plan for customs risk management

# EU COUNCIL

  • Cm 3559 2016 Rev 1 Asia Oceania Working Party
  • Cm 3609 2016 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • Cm 3535 2016 Rev 1 Working Party on European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Cm 3569 2016 Rev 1 Working Party on the Western Balkans region
  • Cm 3596 2016 Init Working Party on the Western Balkans region
  • Cm 3605 2016 Init Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • St 11336 2016 Init Draft Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of claims in the field of value added tax
  • St 11337 2016 Init DDraft Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of claims in the field of value added tax - Document from the Commission
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