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

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Where do our toys come from?

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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

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – First exchange of views on EU –Singapore FTA (4 December 2017)

A summary of the committee’s debate is now available.

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Official Journal (L Series): 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

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Agenda: Working Party on Customs Union (6 December 2017)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2213 of 30 November 2017 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/271 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EC) No 925/2009 on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in the People’s Republic of China to imports of slightly modified certain aluminium foil

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UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) Council (30 November – 1 December 2017)

Update: the main results are now available.

The Council will be invited to agree on a general approach to establish a single digital gateway.  Ministers will also take part in a debate on industrial policy with a view to adopting conclusions on a future EU strategy on this topic. In addition, the regular “Competitiveness check-up” part of the session will focus on industrial policy objectives. The Council will examine the way forward for the EU space programmes and will be invited to adopt conclusions on the mid-term review of the Copernicus programme. Finally, A set of draft conclusions titled “From the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 towards the ninth framework programme” will be submitted to the Council for approval.

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2207 of 29 November 2017 amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 412/2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in the People’s Republic of China

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Study: Research for AGRI Committee – Implications of ‘Brexit’ for the EU agri-food sector and the CAP: budgetary, trade and institutional issues

This is the reference document of the Workshop on ‘The Implications of ‘Brexit’ for the EU agricultural sector and the CAP’ of 9th November 2017, organised by COMAGRI and the Policy Department B. The purpose of this Workshop was to examine and debate the main budgetary, trade and institutional issues related to the Brexit process at the current state of negotiations. This document is structured in three parts: 1. Possible impact of Brexit on the EU budget and, in particular, CAP funding. 2. EU – UK agricultural trade: state of play and possible impacts of Brexit. 3. Possible transitional arrangements related to agriculture in the light of the future EU – UK relationship: institutional issues.

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Draft Implementing Regulation: Derogation to Cambodia of preference rules of origin and cumulation

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Press Release: EU – Africa trade in goods

Africa as a whole represents the fourth most important EU trading partner after the United States, China and Switzerland, accounting for 7.5% of total extra-EU trade in goods in 2016. In 2006, Africa accounted for 8.4% of EU trade and was EU’s third main trading partner. Over this 10-year time period, the share of Africa in extra-EU imports fell from 8.7% in 2006 to 6.7% in 2016, while its share in exports remained roughly stable at around 8%.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Report on Implementation of Free Trade Agreements (28 November 2017)

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Questionnaire on the Modernisation of the Trade Pillar of the Modernisation of the EU-Chile Association Agreement

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Comitology Meeting: Customs Code Committee – Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature (18 – 20 December 2017)

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EU Fact Sheet: The Common Agricultural Policy in figures

The tables below show basic statistical data in several areas relating to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), namely: the agriculture and food industries in the Member States (Table II), the integration of environmental concerns into the CAP (Table III), the forestry sector (Table IV), CAP financing and expenditure (Tables I and V) and trade in agricultural and food products (Table VI).

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Report from the XXXth round of negotiations of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

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Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee set up by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods as regard the proposals for amendments to that Convention

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Briefing: Policy measures to respond to trade adjustment costs

Trade liberalisation is generally expected to bring net welfare gains to the domestic economy by reallocating resources to more productive firms or to industries with a comparative advantage. However, these gains are not always distributed evenly and can involve transitional costs for certain firms and workers. Trade adjustment measures are designed to compensate for these costs.

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