IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 3 April 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# FAC: 

  • Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council on 3 April 2017 +++ 

# CONFLICT MINERALS: 

  • Conflict minerals: EU Council adopts new rules to reduce financing of armed groups +++ 

# RAW MATERIALS: 

  • Study: Supporting the Market for Secondary Raw Materials in a Circular Economy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ 

# TRADE POLICY: 

  • Amendments 1 - 64 - Impact of international trade and the EU’s trade policies on global value chains - PE 602.720v01-00 - Committee on Development +++ 

# U.S. RELATIONS

  • How Congress and President shape US foreign policy - European Parliamentary Research Service
  • New USTR NTE Report Focuses On Digital Trade Barriers, Warns That New EU Regulations Could Raise New Barriers
  • EU Commission Answer - Expected effects of introducing visa reciprocity between the EU and the US - E-000446/2017

# CHINA

  • Is China’s innovation strategy a threat? - Bruegel

# RUSSIA

  • Meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko - President of Russia
  • Press statements following meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko - President of Russia

# UKRAINE

  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation and Completes Third Review of Ukraine’s EFF, Approving US$1.00 Billion Disbursement
  • President signed Law of Ukraine “On Ratification of the Free Trade Area Agreement between Ukraine and Canada”

# MEXICO

  • Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

# CUBA

  • Draft opinion - Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Cuba, of the other - PE 602.772v01-00 - Committee on Development

# G20

  • Key policy options for the G20 in 2017 to support an open and inclusive trade and investment system - Bruegel

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • EEAS
    • Joint Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the Union position within the Association Council established by the Association Agreement between the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and its Member States, of the one part and Georgia, of the other part with regard to the adoption of the EU-Georgia Association Agenda

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Draft agenda - Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - PE 602.810v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Development, Committee on Budgets
  • Amendments 1 - 68 - EU political relations with Latin America - PE 602.781v01-00 - Committee on Development
  • Next meetings of the Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Next meetings - Delegation for relations with Israel

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2258 2017 Init Working Party on Customs Union
  • Cm 2261 2017 Rev 1 Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party
  • Cm 2261 2017 Rev 2 Meeting of the Middle East/Gulf Working Party and Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • Cm 2281 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • Cm 2286 2017 Init EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)
  • Cm 2286 2017 Rev 1 EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)
  • Cm 2289 2017 Init Meeting of the Mashreq/Maghreb Working Party
  • St 5081 2017 Rev 1 Implementation of the provisions on information exchange of the "Prüm Decisions" - overview of documents and procedures - overview of declarations - state of play of implementation of automated data exchange
  • St 5882 2017 Rev 1 COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the cumulation of origin between the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences
  • St 5883 2017 Rev 1 COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway on the cumulation of origin between the European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences

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