Requested by the INTA committee.
The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on a preliminary list of products from the United States on which the European Union may take countermeasures in the context of the ongoing Boeing dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The public consultation will last until 31 May 2019.
UPDATE – The Council Decision is available.
The Council today approved mandates for the Commission to open negotiations with the United States on:
– a trade agreement limited to the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods only, excluding agricultural products;
– an agreement on conformity assessment that would have as its objective the removal of non-tariff barriers, by making it easier for companies to prove their products meet technical requirements both in the EU and the US while maintaining a high level of protection in the EU.
Senior officials representing resolution, regulatory and supervisory authorities, central banks, and finance ministries in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Banking Union will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 13, as part of a series of regular exchanges to enhance understanding of one another’s resolution regimes for global systemically important banks and strengthen coordination on cross-border resolution.
On 9 April the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Canada in “United States — Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada” (DS534).