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Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (Trade SIA) on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), Draft Inception Report

  • Date: 05/05/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 5B, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 30/04/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 05/05/2014, 14:30 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB – 5B, 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 30/04/2014 12:00

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations aim to reach a plurilateral agreement among those WTO members willing to open competition markets further on services ranging from financial services and e-commerce to maritime transport. The 51 participating countries range from Australia to Paraguay and from Liechtenstein to the US.

Field work on the Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (Trade SIA) on the TiSA began in January 2014. The consultants carrying out this study are the consortium ECORYS/CEPR.

The purpose of this meeting is to present and discuss with civil society the draft inception report of the study with a view to the elaboration of the draft interim technical report.

Lead Participants

Mr Ignacio Iruarrizaga Díez, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Luigi Poli, Trade Negotiator, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr João Pereira, Evaluation Coordinator, Internal Audit and Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Nora Plaisier, ECORYS/CEPR

Mr Achim Vogt, ECORYS/CEPR

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Coordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA

1. Presentation of the Draft Inception Report for the Trade SIA in support of TiSA.

2. Update on the TiSA negotiations.

3. Coffee break.

4. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

Press release"6th round TiSA talks end in Geneva", 24/02/2014
Press release "EU to chair plurilateral talks to open services markets", 17/02/2014


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting. 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Georgios Altintzis, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Mr. Hideaki Asada, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Simon Bergulf, Danish Shipowners Association
  • Mr Sébastien Blanchard, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Ms Delphine Bosc, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Segolene Bunel, Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Mr Jürgen Burggraf, ARD Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Mr Patrice Chazerand, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Jesus Cisneros, Insurance Europe
  • Ms Penny Clarke, European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Ms Guenaelle Collet, European Broadcasting Union - Union Européenne de Radio-télévision AISBL
  • Ms Maddalena COLOMBI , European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Mr Pierre Didier, Japan Machinery Center
  • Mr Milo Fiasconaro, Aqua Publica Europea
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Dr Michael Gaebel, European University Association
  • Mr Andreas Galanakis, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Mr Wouter Gekiere, European Broadcasting Union - Union Européenne de Radio-télévision AISBL
  • Ms Emilie Giraud, Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Dr Pierre Gröning, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr. Ulrich Haarmann, Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Mr David Hammerstein, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Mr Christoph Hartl, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Ms Maureen Hick, GMB trade union
  • Ms Louise Hoj Larsen , European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Mr Georg Huber, Deutscher Sparkassen-und Giroverband
  • Ms Anita Huss, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Ms Amandine Hähnel, European Magazine Media Association
  • Mrs Dilek Istar Ates, TUSIAD
  • Mr Tom Jenkins, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Ms Aleksandra Kaczmarek, European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Ms. Gudrun Kainz, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Linda Kaucher, European Services Strategy Unit
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr. Tilmann Kupfer, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Elisabeth Lacoste, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Mr Pierre-Olivier Lesburgueres, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Mr Malte Lindenthal, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Ms Andrea Lode, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Mr Jakob Luger, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Ms Lieselot Marinus, European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • Mr Iagatti Matteo, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Ms Annette Meijer, European Express Association
  • Mr. Youri Mercier, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Ms Diane Mievis, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Ioannis Natsis, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Ms. Lisa Neumann, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Nikos Perris, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Giulia Porino, Finance Watch
  • Mr. Ian Pritchard, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mrs. Társila Jimena Pérez Rey , Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Valentina Riva, World Animal Protection
  • Mr Tom Sallis, Confederation of British Industry
  • Ms Isabelle Servant, Aqua Publica Europea
  • Ms Mariann Skar, European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Mr OLAV STOKKMO, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Mr Yvon THIEC, EUROCINEMA, Association de producteurs de cinéma et de télévision
  • Mr Yvon THIEC, EUROCINEMA, Association de producteurs de cinéma et de télévision
  • Ms Cecile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Deimante Valciukaite, Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Mrs Sieta van Keimpema, European Milk Board
  • Mr Jan Walter, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Mr Herwig Wutscher, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich