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Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

  • Date: 03/04/2017, 15:30 - 17:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 0-A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 29/03/2017 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/04/2017, 15:30 - 17:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 0-A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 29/03/2017 12:00


The purpose of this meeting is to debrief  civil society organisations on the status of the EU-Mexico trade negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.

The EU-Mexico Global Agreement, which entered into force in 2000, covers political dialogue, cooperation and trade relations. It includes a trade liberalisation component, the ‘EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)’ covering trade in goods and partially trade in services. However, since the EU-Mexico FTA entered into force, there have been substantial economic changes in the EU and in Mexico. There have also been significant trade policy developments in the world and both sides have concluded comprehensive agreements with other partners which go well beyond the provisions of the EU-Mexico FTA.

In this context, the EU and Mexico decided to launch the negotiations for modernising the existing Agreement on 25 May 2016. The first round of negotiations took place on 13-14 June 2016 in Brussels; the second round in November in Mexico City. The third round of negotiations will take place in Brussels from 3 to 7 April 2017.


Lead Participants

Ms Helena Konig, EU Chief Negotiator, Director for Asia and Latin America, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Mr Baker Pineda, Sub-secretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat for Economy, Mexico


Moderator

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


AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play in EU-Mexico FTA negotiations.

2. Discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents


DG Trade webpage on Mexico

Report of the first round of negotiations for modernising the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

Report of the second round of negotiations for modernising the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up, 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 and an ID card or passport.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 26/03/2017 at 20:00 (Brussels time)
 

About travel expense.

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Erik Bergelin, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Michela Bisonni, Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Mr Dominic Boucsein, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Mrs Isabelle Brose, European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • Mr Maurits Bruggink, European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association
  • Ms Tanja Buzek, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Cédric Cabanne, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Paola Campos, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Ms Iria Campos Álvarez, ASSOCIATION EUROPÉENNE DU COMMERCE DE FRUITS ET LÉGUMES DE L'UE - European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association
  • Ms Eleonora Catella, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Sylviane Chapelle, European Patent Office
  • Mr. Jef D'Hollander, AGORIA
  • Mrs Lala Hakuma dadci, Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded)
  • Ms Katharine Derderian, Amnesty International European Association
  • Mr Manuel Escamilla, European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Ms Klaudia Feurle, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Mr Simon Fleischmann, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Mr Fabian Flues, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Mr Josh Gartland , COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr Jacopo Gattanella, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Mr David Hafner, Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Ms. Nelli Hajdu, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Mr Rasmus Hald Philipsen, Danish Shipowners Association
  • Mr Lasse Hamilton Heidemann, Confederation of Danish Enterprise
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Mr Martin Hirt, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr. Nicholas Hodac, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Lise Andreasen Høyer, Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Ms Tzonka Iotzova, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Giuseppe Antonio Maria Iuliano, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Xenia Iwaszko, IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Ms Lenka Jancova, CECED (European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers)
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Katarzyna Koziol, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr. Tilmann Kupfer, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Elisabeth Lacoste, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Ms Lisa Laudereau, European Patent Office
  • Mr Paul-Henri Lava, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mr Maxime Lebovics, African Pineapples and Bananas Association
  • Mr Josquin LEGRAND, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Mr Thomas Lividini, US Dairy Export Council
  • Mrs Fanny Lossy, Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • mr Paolo Magaraggia, Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Ms Ana Claudia Manuelito, EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Assocalzaturifici
  • Mr Félix Martin, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Mr. Frederico Martins, Direct Selling Europe
  • Mr Oliver Melchers, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Gwenaelle Mercier, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Ms Eleri Rachel Morgan Wessman, European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Mr Jean-Luc Mériaux, Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Mrs Sonia Nalpantidou, The European Steel Association
  • Mr M. HALUK NURAY, IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Ms Alice O' Donovan, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Mr Michael Oberreuter, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.
  • Mr Iyan Offor, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Mr Mehmet Haluk Ozelçi, Permanent Representation of the Turkish Textile and Clothing Exporters Association
  • Mr Milan Pajic, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Melina Peer, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Ms Stéphanie Pelet-Serra, Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Mr Dominik Pietron, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mr Andrea Pucci, MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Mrs Manuela Pérez Ivars, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr Daniel Pérez Vega, ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Priscila Quaini, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • MR Martin Revault, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Ms. Jimena Reyes, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mrs Marie-Christine Ribera, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Ms Pascale ROUHIER, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Mrs. Henrike Schaum, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Torben Peter Schütz, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Silvia Selandari, ORGALIME
  • Mr Christophe Simon , spiritsEUROPE
  • Ms Claudia Stowasser, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (funded)
  • Ms Maria Suman, European Cocoa Association
  • Dr Joanna Swabe, Humane Society International/Europe
  • Ms Marion Thomas, European Express Association
  • Mr Andreas Thurner, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Filippo Valentini, Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori
  • Ms Petra Voelkerer, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Ms Elisa Vornanen, Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • Mrs Tanja Walter, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Kristina Wittkopp, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)