IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 11 April 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# G7: 

  • G7 Foreign Ministers Stand United to Face Pressing International Challenges - U.S. DipNote +++ 

# WTO: 

  • Merkel, leaders of five multilateral agencies seek answers to globalization challenges - WTO +++ 
  • Joint press release by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the occasion of their meeting in Berlin on 10 April 2017 +++ 

# ISDS

  • DG Trade: Investment disputes consultation: Contributions received by email
    • Position paper 16
    • Position paper 22
    • Position paper 110
    • Position paper 128
    • Position paper 138
    • Position paper 192
    • Feedback on roadmap

# EXTERNAL SECURITY

  • EEAS welcomes establishment of the Finnish Centre of Excellence for countering hybrid threats

# DUAL USE

  • Draft opinion - Setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (recast) - PE 602.925v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# U.S. RELATIONS

  • Elcano & SWP Expert Exchange: »Dealing with President Trump – Challenges and chances deriving from US-Latin America relations for the EU«
  • Transatlantic Forum: "The Future of Transatlantic Commerce – Creating Opportunities and Confronting Challenges"

# JAPAN

  • Strengthening ties to Japan in uncertain times - Blog post by Cecilia Malmström

# EASTERN PARTNERSHIP

  • Johannes Hahn in Warsaw tomorrow for the Visegrad group Ministerial meeting on Eastern Partnership

# RUSSIA

  • Russian President: Press statements following a meeting with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella
  • EU Commission Answer - Russia-Serbia ties - E-000516/2017
  • SWP  Sanktionen als Dauerzustand? Vorschlag für eine Flexibilisierung der EU-Sanktionspolitik gegenüber Russland"

# PHILIPPINES

  • GUE/NGL welcomes decision to pause trade talks with Philippines due to human rights abuses

# IRAN

  • EU Council extends by one year sanctions against Iran responding to serious human rights violation

# RAW MATERIALS

  • EU fördert nachhaltige Rohstoffsuche - Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/679 of 10 April 2017 terminating the absorption reinvestigation concerning imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in Taiwan without amending the measures in force
  • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/678 of 10 April 2017 making imports of bicycles consigned from Sri Lanka, whether declared as originating in Sri Lanka or not, in so far as it concerns the Sri Lankan company City Cycle Industries, subject to registration
  • Notice concerning the judgment of the General Court of 19 March 2015 in Case T-413/13 City Cycle Industries v Council of the European Union and the judgment of the Court of Justice of 26 January 2017 in Cases C-248/15 P, C-254/15 P and C-260/15 P in relation to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 501/2013 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION DECISION on determining the Union position for a Decision of the Joint Committee set up under the Agreement on Mutual Recognition between the European Community and Canada, related to the listing of Conformity Assessment Bodies under the Sectoral Annex on Telecommunications Terminal Equipment, Information Technology Equipment and Radio Transmitters

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Report - EU flagship initiative on the garment sector - A8-0080/2017 - Committee on Development
  • Amendments 1 - 78 - Resilience as a strategic priority of the external action of the EU - PE 601.258v01-00 - Committee on Development

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 8211 2017 Init Proposal for a Council Decision on the extension of the entitlement to co-productions as provided for in Article 5 of the Protocol on Cultural Cooperation to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part
  • St 2108 2017 Init Draft Minutes of the 14th meeting of the Joint ACP-EU Ministerial Trade Committee
  • St 2111 2017 Init Report from the ACP-EU Council of Ministers to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on the implementation of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement in 2016
  • Cm 2350 2017 Rev 1 Trade Policy Committee (Services and Investment) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2380 2017 Rev 1 Working Party on Customs Union
  • Cm 2386 2017 Init Working Party on Dual Use Goods – Agenda
  • Cm 2416 2017 Init Meeting of the Working Party on Non-Proliferation (CONOP)
  • Cm 2402 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • St 7350 2017 Cor 1 COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran
  • St 7353 2017 Cor 1 COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION implementing Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran
  • St 7671 2017 Init COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the World Trade Organization on the modification of paragraph C(ii) of Annex 3 to the WTO Agreement as regards the frequency of WTO Trade Policy Reviews and of the rules of procedure of the Trade Policy Review Body
  • St 8123 2017 Init  World Customs Organization: Europe Region 2017 Heads of Customs Conference, 20-21 April, Vienna, Austria - Coordination
  • St 8164 2017 Init Accession negotiations with Serbia Chapter 7: Intellectual property law


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