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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 15/09/2015, 10:00 – 12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Lord Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/09/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 15/09/2015, 10:00 – 12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Lord Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/09/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organisations on the status of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks following the 13th round of negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.

TiSA aims at opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport, and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

The TiSA is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 25 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including the EU. Together, these countries account for 70% of world trade in services.

TiSA is based on the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members. The key provisions of the GATS – scope, definitions, market access, national treatment and exemptions – are also found in TiSA.
 

Lead Participants

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

Ms Nabi Siefken, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Lutz Guellner, Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Update on the TiSA negotiations.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.
 

Related documents

DG Trade webpages on TiSA
– including negotiation documents proposed by the EU, as well as other supporting documents


Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission from 1 June 2015, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.

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 the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

About travel expense.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • ABDA-Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände
  • Access Now
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Association of European Public Postal Operators
  • BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V.
  • BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • British Medical Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarchitektenkammer e.V.
  • Bundesärztekammer
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Danish Shipping
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EBU-UER
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • European Sealing Association
  • European Sealing Association
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Services Strategy Unit
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Students' Union
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • European University Association
  • Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Finance Watch
  • Finance Watch
  • Fédération des Entreprises Publiques Locales
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Insurance Europe
  • Insurance Europe
  • International Federation of Actors
  • Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • OFE Limited
  • Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • SOLIDAR
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.