INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 26 July 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# JAPAN: 

  • ST 11452 2017 INIT Decision to make public the directives for the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement with Japan +++ 

# RUSSIA: 

  • US draft bill on Russia sanctions: European Commission ready to act to protect European interests +++ 
  • Russian President: Meeting of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives Supervisory Board +++ 

# UKRAINE: 

  • Ukraine and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking] - EP Research Service +++ 

# CHINA

  • EVP/CSU: Europas Firmen vor Übernahmen besser schützen!

# BREXIT

  • FTI Consulting: Trade Beyond Brexit: Opportunity And Disruption

# GSP+

  • Civil Society Dialogue on the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus - PPT presentation

# ENLARGEMENT

  • EU Commission Answer - Ongoing crisis and political deadlock in a country involved in accession negotiations - E-003075/2017

# WTO

  • WTO: Azevêdo reports on status of negotiations; stresses continued importance of transparency
  • WTO: General Council approves first ever amendment to Trade Policy Review Mechanism
  • WTO: Members issue joint call for safeguarding the WTO-based global trading system

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TRADE
    • C(2017)5123/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG TRADE (DG Trade) - Décision d'exécution de la Commission autorisant la République slovaque à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la conclusion d’un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec la Libye
    • C(2017)5119/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG TRADE (DG Trade) - Décision d'exécution de la Commission autorisant la République portugaise à ouvrir des négociations officielles en vue de la conclusion d’un accord bilatéral d’investissement avec la République démocratique fédérale d’Éthiopie
    • C(2017)5394/F1 (26/07/2017) - DG TRADE (DG Trade) - COMMISSION DECISION establishing the Union position for a Decision of the Committee established under the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment on the amendment of Chapter 4 on medical devices, Chapter 6 on pressure vessels, Chapter 7 on Radio equipment and telecommunication terminal equipment, Chapter 8 on Equipment and Protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmosphere, Chapter 9 on Electrical equipment and Electromagnetic compatibility, Chapter 11 on Measuring instruments, Chapter 15 on Medicinal products, GMP inspection and batch certification, Chapter 17 on lifts, and Chapter 20 on explosives for civil use, and the update of legal references listed in Annex 1

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 11505 2017 Init Relations with Egypt - European Union's position for the Association Council's seventh meeting (Brussels, 25 July 2017)
  • ST 2801 2017 ADD 1 COR 1 EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities 2017-2020
  • ST 11506 2017 INIT Relations with Jordan - European Union's position for the Association Council's twelfth meeting (Brussels, 10 July 2017)
  • ST 11508 2017 INIT Relations with Lebanon - European Union's position for the Association Council's eighth meeting (Brussels, 18 July 2017)
  • ST 1108 2017 INIT Letter regarding the EU-Republic of Moldova Association Agenda


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