IEU TRADE Telegram 4 Oct 2016




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# EXPORT CONTROL

  • MEPs strengthen EU export ban on “torture goods”
  • Text adopted - Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2016/002 SE/Ericsson - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0367 - Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • EU Commission: EU strengthens trade rules against goods used for capital punishment and torture
  • Putting an end to trade in death and torture - Blog post by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström
  • EP Background: Export ban on torture goods
  • The EU should in no way provide the means for the death penalty or torture, say S&Ds
  • ALDE: The trade in torture goods must stop: European Parliament tightens controls on tools of torture
  • ST 12785 2016 INIT Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (Recast)
  • ST 12785 2016 ADD 1 ANNEXES to the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (Recast)
  • ST 12785 2016 ADD 2 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Report on the EU Export Control Policy Review Accompanying the document Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (Recast)
  • ST 12785 2016 ADD 3 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT Report on the EU Export Control Policy Review Accompanying the document Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (Recast)
  • DG Trade: Modernisation of EU export controls Questions & Answers
  • Experts advise on legality of EU Sanctions-listing process - UK Parliament EU Justice Sub-Committee

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • DG Trade: Notice of termination of the partially re-opened proceedings concerning imports of zeolite A powder originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • DG Trade:  Corrigendum to the Notice of Initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of melamine originating in the People’s Republic of China
  • DG Trade: Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures: Certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel

# TISA

  • EU Commission publishes new proposals for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) in ongoing transparency drive
  • DG Trade: Report of the 20th TiSA negotiation round - from 19 – 25 September 2016
  • DG Trade: EU proposal on TiSA Administrative and institutional provisions
  • DG Trade: EU proposal on TiSA State-to-State Dispute Settlement
  • DG Trade: EU trade deals are a breath of fresh air

# VIETNAM

  • Entry into force of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Vietnam
  • Sharing Vietnamese - European Experiences in Ensuring Human Rights in the Implementation Process of the UNCAT

# CENTRAL ASIA

  • European Union - Central Asia Ministerial Meeting, 4 October 2016
  • EU-Kazakhstan: first Cooperation Council since signature of the enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement
  • EP Draft report - Extension of the provisions of the EC-Uzbekistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles - PE 589.181v01-00 - Committee on International Trade

# RUSSIA

  • EP In-Depth Analysis - Russian military presence in the Eastern Partnership Countries - PE 578.021 - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • EPP Group on Russia: Call for immediate release of Roman Sushchenko
  • SWP: Conceivable Surprises - Eleven Possible Turns in Russia’s Foreign Policy
  • Nordic Council: The Open Call Programme for Nordic- Russian co-operation

# IRAN

  • Iran - EU strategy after nuclear agreement: committee vote
  • Gabriel reist mit Wirtschaftsdelegation in den Iran und eröffnet die 5. Sitzung der Deutsch-Iranischen Gemischten Wirtschaftskommission
  • Iran: Concluding Statement of an IMF Staff Visit

# TURKEY

  • EPC Policy Briefing: Turkish foreign policy  Persisting and new challenges 

# MENA

  • MENA: Middle Eastern and North African countries need structural reforms to spur trade, investment, jobs and trust

# ACP

  • Text adopted - The future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020 - P8_TA-PROV(2016)0371 - Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • S&D: It's time to renew EU relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

# PAKISTAN

  • Joint Communiqué of the 3rd EU-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

# IMF

  • IMF Sees Subdued Global Growth, Warns Economic Stagnation Could Fuel Protectionist Calls

# UNCTAD

  • UNCTAD - Global goals offer clear objectives for corporate sustainability reporting, but challenges remain
  • UNCTAD - African trade integration most exciting whenever it creates more jobs

# UNCITRAL

  • Third International Conference for a Euro-Mediterranean Community of International Arbitration

# WTO

  • WTO members accept Argentina’s invitation to host 2017 Ministerial Conference

# TRADE AGREEMENTS

  • Gender equality in trade agreements: presentation of a study - 10.10.16 - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

# EU REGISTERS

## EU COMMISSION
  • Latest documents by DG TRADE
  • Latest documents by DG NEAR
## EU PARLIAMENT
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 10 October 2016 - Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - PE 589.413v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Draft agenda - Monday, 10 October 2016 - Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - PE 592.061v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • Latest news - The next meeting - Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with Iraq
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • Latest news - Next Meeting - Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
## EU COUNCIL
  • Cm 2535 2016 Rev 1 Working Party on Customs Union
  • St 12827 2016 Init Amended proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America (codification)
  • St 15486 2015 Rev 8 Indicative List of JCCC and Customs Committee Meetings
  • St 12665 2016 Add 1 Annex to the Proposal for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations for an agreement on co-operation in the area of competition policy between the European Union and the Government of Japan
  • ST 12768 2016 INIT 31st Session of WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) (Geneva, 19-23 September 2016) - Final EU/Member States' statements
  • ST 12035 2016 INIT COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION implementing Decision 2014/932/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Yemen
  • ST 12036 2016 INIT COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION implementing Article 15(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Yemen
  • ST 11810 2016 INIT COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision (CFSP) 2015/1763 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Burundi

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