Relations with the US

Documents from 21 March 1985 to 15 December 1986

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Carr, Mary


Document Open Since
1 Jan 2016

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Includes: Press releases: Risposte communautaie aux measures américaines sur les produits sidérurgiques semi-finis Community/US dispute on enlargement.
Press /articles, notes, brief on US record on trade barriers at odds with free-trade talk, includes: News sheet – "USA Text" : Reutter details on US objectives for new trade round.
US inventory of current problems.
"A Letter from Europe" – montly update on the EC from Washington Delegation: Spain and Portugal joining the EC: Are good old American boys being done down?
Wall Street Journal : Article on free trade issues by Mr Sutherland to be published in Wall Street Journal for the attention of Roy Denman, Head of Washington Delegation "Keeping Free Trade Free and Fair" and various drafts.
Wall Street Journal press clippings on Competition Policy and on EEC.
Commission Agenda: Commission meeting on US/EC trade dispute on agricultural exports to Sapin and Portugal.
Washington – Brussels differences on enlargement.
Proposal for a Council regulation introducing surveillance on imports of certain products originating in the US. Draft confidential letter from the delegation of the Commission of the EC to Brussels "the Turning Away of the US from the Outside World".
Summaryof speech by Sutherland to the US Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, 23.6.86 warning that growing protectionism in the US could seriously damage the world trading system and stresses the need for closer integration in order to ensure Europe’s economic survival.
Brief by Willy De Clercq, (responsible for external relations and commercial policy) "Europe-USA:Tension et Détente": memo on EC/US Relations (citrus/pasta).
Press releases/cuttings, leaflets, newsletters on the Community and the US.
US Ambassador – Middendorf II: Briefs from meeting between Sutherland and Ambassaldor –social dialogue, Vredeling and other Directives, internal market, drug.
Address by Ambassador for US-EC relations: a framework for future cooperation.
Edwin Meese speech on possible reform of US anti-trust laws, 5.11.85. President Reagan’s speech unveiling action plan for US trade policy. Speech by Lawrence S. Eagleburger, former Undersecretary of State "High Technology and American Foreign Policy", 22.4.85.
Memo on employment in the US.
EP draft report on protectionism in US/EC trade relations.
Confidential dispatch (removed until further notice) drawn up by Sir Roy Denman, Head of Delegation "President Reagan in the Last Chance Saloon". General overview of EC/US relations, 8/10/85. Commission internal document on commercial relations with the US. Draft negotiating directive sent by the Council to the Commission. Outcome of proceedings of Article 113 Committee (Deputy members) – new round of multilaterial trade negotiatiotions, US, OECD, rollback. Luncheon address by Willy De Clercq, member of the Commisson of the EC with responsibility for external relations and commercial policy.
Briefs on EC/US problems in relations to certain products. 21.3.85 -15.12.86.

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