IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 16 June 2017


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# FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL: 

  • Background brief and agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council on 19 June 2017 +++ 

# US - EU RELATIONS: 

  • EU Council: Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting, Valletta, 16 June 2017 +++ 
  • EU Commission: Security and visa reciprocity - Joint EU-U.S. statements following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting +++ 
  • ECR: Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East: Trump, Iran and the Sunni-Israeli rapprochement +++ 
  • US Cabinet Secretaries to Join Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at SelectUSA Investment Summit +++ 

# RUSSIA

  • Answers to journalists’ questions following Direct Line - Presudent of Russia
  • Bundesregierung: Handelspolitik und Sanktionen nicht mischen (DE)
  • Österreich: Kopf für schrittweisen Abbau der Russlandsanktionen bei Fortschritten im Rahmen des Minsker Abkommens (DE)

# EASTERN PARTNERSHIP

  • Republic of Moldova: Council endorses agreement on financial assistance
  • EU-Abgeordneter Helmut Scholz (DIE LINKE): Zu realen Veränderungen in östlichen EU-Partnerländern beitragen!

# WESTERN BALKANS

  • Agenda highlights - EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council on 20 June 2017

# CHINA

  • EU-China Investment Agreement: Report of the 13th Round
  • The EU and China [What Think Tanks are thinking] - European Parliamentary Research Service

# SOUTH KOREA

  • Agenda of the evaluation of the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU Korea – Interim Results

# JAPAN

  • Bundesregierung: Handelsabkommen mit Japan vorantreiben

# JORDAN

  • Report on the state of EU-Jordan relations: towards a stronger partnership

# TUNISIA

  • Meeting with EU and Tunisian civil society organisations on 13 December 2016

# ACP

  • S&D Group committed to enhancing co-operation with ACP countries in Malta

# WOMEN & TRADE

  • EU Commissioner Malmström to co-host International Forum on Women and Trade, 20 June in Brussels

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • EU Commission extends its action against dumped steel imports of construction material from Belarus
  • DG Trade: Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 5 months of 2017

# WTO

  • Registration opens for public viewing of oral hearing in “US - Tax Incentives” appeal - World Trade Organization
  • Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

# UNCITRAL

  • 50th-Anniversary Papers Now Available

# INDICATORS

  • April 2017 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €17.9 bn - €0.1 bn deficit for EU28

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • Rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil sur les obstacles au commerce et à l’investissement 1er janvier 2016 - 31 décembre 2016
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and New Zealand pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedule of the Republic of Croatia in the course of its accession to the European Union
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and New Zealand pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedule of the Republic of Croatia in the course of its accession to the European Union
    • Notice of initiation of anti-dumping proceedings
    • CORRIGENDUM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/776 of 18 May 2015 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EU) No 502/2013 on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines, whether declared as originating in Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines or not (Official Journal of the European Union L 122 of 19 May 2015)
    • Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/776 of 18 May 2015 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EU) No 502/2013 on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines, whether declared as originating in Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines or not
  • DG NEAR
    • Commission Implementing Decision adopting a Support Measure under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) for the Audit Programme for the year 2017
  • FPI
    • COMMISSION DECISION on implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/973 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo)
    • COMMISSION DECISION on implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/973 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX Kosovo)
    • Commission Notice - Questions and answers on the interpretation of Articles 3a(6), 3a(6a), 3c(2), 3c(2a) and 3d(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran
    • Proposition conjointe de règlement du Conseil modifiant le règlement (UE) 2016/44 du Conseil concernant des mesures restrictives en raison de la situation en Libye et abrogeant le règlement (UE) n° 204/2011

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries
  • Latest news - The next meeting of the Delegation - Delegation for relations with India
  • Amendments 1 - 296 - Impact of international trade and the EU’s trade policies on global value chains - PE 606.024v01-00 - Committee on International Trade


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