Whilst reviewing the report released by the US Department of Commerce (DoC) on the effect of imports of aluminium on national security, European Aluminium reconfirms its belief that the root cause of the main challenges faced by the aluminium industry is global excess capacity, in particular in China. Potential measures should address these imbalances without distorting global trade flows and interfering with the current trading relationship between the United States and Europe.
Update: a revised agenda has been published.
Agenda items include information on the report of the Project Group on E-commerce, a debriefing on the EU-China Joint Follow-up Group on Drug Precursors, the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and on the meeting of the EU-US Joint Follow-up Group.
Update: the draft minutes of the meeting are now available.
Lists of A Items (non-legislative activities and legislative deliberations) are now available. Items concerning energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
Ministers will have an exchange of views on the Commission communication on “The Future of Food and Farming” and be informed about international agricultural trade issues. AOB items include the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture and the situation in the sugar market after the abolition of quota system.
Reacting to US president Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos this afternoon, the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament reiterated their commitment to a multilateral world order and an international trade system that is free, open and fair.