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The reformed EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, one year on

  • Date: 05/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/03/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 05/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/03/2015 12:00

European Year for Development

The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views with civil society organisations on the first year of the implementation of the new GSP scheme and especially on the reformed GSP+ special incentive.

The new GSP scheme started to apply on 1 January 2014. It was reformed in order to focus on developing countries most in need. It allows developing country exporters to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. The GSP+ scheme provides additional benefits to countries committing to comply with international conventions on human and labour rights, on the protection of the environment and on good governance.

The GSP scheme can be used as a tool for economic development by the world's poorest countries as it provides them with preferential access to the EU's market.
 

Speaker

Mr Nikolaos Zaimis, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences, Directorate-General for Trade


Moderator

Mr Robin Ratchford, Head of Sector of the Media Team, Directorate-General for Trade


Background information

DG Trade webpages on the EU Generalised System of Preferences


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge

About travel expense.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • amfori
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CAOBISCO
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Comité européen interprofessionnel du thon tropical
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurometaux
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • FEDUSTRIA
  • Fertilizers Europe
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • GMB trade union
  • Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Industrial Ethanol Association
  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
  • Justice and Peace Netherlands
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • Seafish Industry Authority
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich