Monday, 22 January 2018, 15.00 – 18.30
Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30
Brussels, József Antall (6Q2)
Tuesday, 23 January 10.00
Modernisation of the EU’s Trade Defence Instruments. MEPs will vote on adeal struck with ministers in December foreseeing tougher defence tools against unfair imports. Key features of the agreement: possibly higher tariffs, shorter and more transparent investigations, a helpdesk for SMEs, trade unions’ involvement, social and environmental dumping to be taken into account. Text of the agreement available here. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (EPP, SE).
Monday and Tuesday
Bulgarian presidency. Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy, representing the President-in-Office of the Council will present the trade priorities for the next six months. Monday, 15:00
Finalisation of the EU-Japan trade agreement. Members of the committee will hear from Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström about the Economic Partnership Agreement concluded last December. INTA welcomed the deal and will scrutinize it. The agreement needs the Parliament’s final approval.
EP Rapporteur: Pedro Silva Pereira (S&D, PT) More on EU-Japan EPA.
Mercosur trade negotiations. Latest developments and remaining areas to be agreed on will be debated with Sandra Gallina, the EU’s chief negotiator for the trade pillar. EP Rapporteur: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra (EPP, SP) More on Mercosur negotiations. Tuesday, 17.00
Screening of foreign investment - public hearing. For the first time key policy-makers and experts will publically discuss the screening of foreign investments in strategic sectors of the EU, which is a priority issue for the 2018 legislation. Draft program. EP Rapporteur: Franck Proust (EPP, FR)