INSIGHT EU: TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 5 Dec 2017


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# TRADE DEFENCE: 

  • EU Commission welcomes landmark deal modernising the EU's trade defence +++ 
  • Latest trade defence procedures +++ 
    • Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1795 of 5 October 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine and terminating the investigation on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Serbia +++ 
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2232 of 4 December 2017 reimposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and produced by certain exporting producers in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and implementing the judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-659/13 and C-34/14 +++ 
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/2230 of 4 December 2017 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of trichloroisocyanuric acid originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council 

# U.S.A.

  • Main results of the Informal Foreign Affairs Council on 5 Dec 2017
  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson And European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini Joint Statement to the Media
  • Video coverage of the visit by the Secretary of State of the United States, Rex TILLERSON
  • U.S. State Department Fact Sheets: The Global Forum on Asset Recovery: Assistance for Combatting Corruption in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine

# MEXICO

  • DG Trade Meetings: Civil Society Dialogue on EU-Mexico Sustainability Impact Assessment - Draft Inception Report

# WTO

  • WTO/Argentina: The Global Progressive Forum calls on Argentina to allow democratic participation, ahead of the WTO conference in Buenos Aires
  • EuroCommerce: EU needs to lead in fight against protectionism

# RUSSIA

  • IMF Country Focus on Russia - Russian Central Bank: The System Is Stable
  • Russia’s approval of the draft Agreement between the Governments of Russia and the United Arab Emirates on Scientific, Technical and Production Cooperation of Companies in Civilian Industries

# UKRAINE

  • Agenda of the EU-Ukraine Association Council on 8 Dec 2017
  • Ukrainian government: Ukraine and China implement a series of joint projects to the tune of USD 7 billion - a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine and Vice-Premier of the State Council of PRC

# GEORGIA

  • EU Council update: The meeting of the EU-Georgia Association Council  (originally scheduled 8/12/2017) has been postponed

# CUSTOMS

  • Weaknesses and loopholes in customs controls - ECA

# EU TRADE DAY

  • EU Commission video:  EU-Trade Policy Day

# CELEX

  • CELEX:52017PC0719: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on a position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Joint Council established in the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • CELEX:52017PC0722: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing and provisional application, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Third Additional Protocol to the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • CELEX:52017PC0723: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Third Additional Protocol to the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
  • CELEX:52017PC0709: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XI (Electronic communication, audiovisual services and information society) to the EEA Agreement
  • CELEX:52017PC0711: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XIII (Transport) to the EEA Agreement

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS
    • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Jordan
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Ethiopia
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2161 on the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine)
    • COMMISSION DECISION implementing Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2161 on the European Union Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine)
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
    • DÉCISION D’EXÉCUTION DE LA COMMISSION relative à l'adoption de la mesure d'aide exceptionnelle en faveur d'un "Projet de consolidation et de pérennisation des acquis de la Compagnie de Sécurité Nautique afin de promouvoir la sécurité des populations et des activités socio-économiques face aux activités criminelles et à la menace terroriste au Tchad" à financer sur le budget général de l'Union européenne
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Kosovo* and Serbia
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION Adopting a special measure for the financing of the "2018 Work Programme for Election Observation Missions and complementary activities" to be financed under Article 19 04 01 of the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the exceptional assistance measure in favour of Yemen
    • Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EU) No 356/2010 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain natural or legal persons, entities or bodies, in view of the situation in Somalia
  • DG TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION temporarily suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain goods of a kind to be incorporated in or used for aircraft, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1147/2002
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION authorising Sweden to apply reduced excise duty rates on electricity consumed by households and service sector companies situated in certain areas in the North of Sweden in accordance with Article 19 of Directive 2003/96/EC
  • DG TRADE
    • Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of chamois leather originating in the People's Republic of China
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/... re-imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain footwear with uppers of leather originating in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and produced by certain exporting producers in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam and implementing the judgment of the Court of Justice in Joined Cases C-659/13 and C-34/14
  • DG NEIGHBOURHOOD & ENLARGEMENT
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the Special Measure 2017 in favour of Israel to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the pilot project: 'Developing knowledge-based European journalism relating to Europe’s neighbours, through educational activities delivered by the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe' financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the 2017 Special measure for the Syrian population to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the second special measure for the 2017 ENI contribution to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa, to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2013) 5300 final of 14.08.2013 on the Annual Action Programme 2013 in favour of European Neighbourhood Policy countries to be financed from the general budget of the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the second special measure for the 2017 ENI contribution to the European Union Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, the 'Madad Fund', to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION on the annual action programme 2017 in favour of the Republic of Lebanon to be financed from the general budget of the Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting an Annual Action Programme for Kosovo* for the year 2017 – Part I
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014) 9850 final adopting the Multi-annual Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for Environment and Climate Action and Transport for the years 2014-2016
  • EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, within the EEA Joint Committee concerning an amendment to Annex XX (Environment) to the EEA Agreement
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Third Additional Protocol to the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing and provisional application, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Third Additional Protocol to the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
    • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on a position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Joint Council established in the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
    • COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION adopting a single support framework for European Union support to Tunisia for 2017-20


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