IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 17 May 2017


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# GSP+: 

  • EU grants Sri Lanka improved access to its market as incentive for reform +++ 

# UKRAINE: 

  • EPP: Finally, visa-free travel to EU for Ukrainians +++ 

# EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: 

  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): Realitäten in der östlichen Nachbarschaftspolitik wahrnehmen +++ 

# ISRAEL & PALESTINA

  • EP Joint motion for a resolution on achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East - RC-B8-2017-0345

# TURKEY

  • EP Amendments 1 - 199 - Report on the 2016 Commission Report on Turkey - PE 604.701v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# INDIA

  • EP Amendments 1 - 194 - EU political relations with India - PE 604.659v01-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

# US RELATIONS

  • AmCham EU Visit to New York and Washington, DC: Assessing the political climate and its potential impact in Europeshare this item
  • Joint Statement by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on aviation security cooperation
  • ST 11984 2016 ADD 1 REV 1 ANNEX to the Amended proposal for a Council decision On the signature and provisional application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part; and On the signature and provisional application of the Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its member States, of the first part, Iceland, of the second part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the third part, on the application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part
  • ST 11984 2016 ADD 2 REV 1 ANNEX to the Amended proposal for a Council decision On the signature and provisional application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part; and On the signature and provisional application of the Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its member States, of the first part, Iceland, of the second part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the third part, on the application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its member States, of the second prat, Iceland, of the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part

# RUSSIA

  • Russian President: Meeting on drafting of the State Armament Programme for 2018–2025
  • Russian President: Press statements and answers to journalists’ questions following Russian-Italian talks
  • Russian Government: The 7th St Petersburg International Legal Forum

# CUSTOMS REFORMS

  • Retailers and wholesalers call for customs procedures to aid competitiveness and growth

# SWITZERLAND

  • Swiss Government: Entry into force of the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe
  • U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

# UNCITRAL

  • 4-6 July 2017, ViennaA draft programme is now available

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION concerning an application for refund of anti-dumping duties paid on imports of certain aluminium road wheels originating in the People’s Republic of China (only the Italian text is authentic)

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Publications - INTA Rapporteurs : Rapporteurs - trade negotiations and implementation of international trade agreements - Committee on International Trade
  • Text adopted - Genetically modified cotton GHB119 - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0214 - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Text adopted - Genetically modified maize DAS-40278-9 - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0215 - Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition
  • Amendments 1 - 2 - Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Chile on trade in organic products - PE 604.683v01-00 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • NEXT MEETING - Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • ST 1602 2017 REV 1 Conclusions of the 47th meeting of the EEA Council (Brussels, 16 May 2017)
  • ST 8981 2017 INIT Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union trade mark (codification) (first reading) - Adoption of the legislative act
  • ST 9093 2017 INIT Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on the adaptation of protocols to the Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco
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