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Civil Society Dialogue on Sustainability Impact Assessment and State of Play of the EU-China Investment Negotiations

  • Date: 02/10/2017, 15:00-17:00
  • Location: Charlemagne building, Room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 27/09/2017 12:00

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Meeting details

  • Date: 02/10/2017, 15:00-17:00
  • Location: Charlemagne building, Room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 27/09/2017 12:00

The EU-China negotiations on a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment were formally launched in November 2013 and 14 rounds of talks have taken place so far. The negotiations cover investment market access and protection, rules on licensing and authorisation procedures, transparency, sustainable development and a robust enforcement of commitments. Discussions are taking place on the basis of a joint text, established in January 2016 following the agreement of Chief Negotiators on the subjects to be covered under the investment talks. The 15th round of negotiations is scheduled to take place in Beijing from the 9th to 12th of October 2017.

The Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of negotiations with China was launched in February 2016. The consultants carrying out the SIA are from Ecorys. The SIA draft final report presents the findings of the analysis of the economic, social, human rights and environmental impacts of the negotiations, as well as the in-depth studies for three of the selected sectors (transport equipment, mining and energy extraction and chemicals). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with civil society the draft final report that was published on 19 September 2017. The report will then be finalised by the consultant, taking stakeholders' contributions into account.

Lead participants
Ms Delphine Sallard, Head of Unit, Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Alexandra Koutoglidou, Investment Negotiator for China, Investment Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Dominik Olewinski, Trade and Sustainable Development Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Dr Evgueni Poliakov, Senior Environmental Expert
Ms Marleen Rueda, Senior Social Expert
Ms Nora Plaisier, Senior Economic Expert, Ecorys
Ms Stephanie Bouman, Junior Economic Expert , Ecorys
Ms Corine Besseling, Project Coordinator, Ecorys

Moderator
Ms Eeva Tella, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA
1. State of play of ongoing negotiations between the EU and China by the European Commission.
2. Presentation of the SIA Draft Final Report by Ecorys.
3. Open discussion with stakeholders.
 

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

Closing date for travel arrangements: 18/09/2017 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting. (provisional)

  • Mr Andrew Alban, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr Diego Benedetti, European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Mrs Else Boonstra , European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Nicolas Botton, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Sylviane Chapelle, European Patent Office
  • Ms Mattea Cordier, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms marta De Bonis, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Ms Laura De Vocht, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Mr Benjamin DeBerg, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Charlotte Delvaux, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Mr Simon Fleischmann, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Ms Stéphanie Ghislain, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Mr Enrico Iacovizzi, Fur Europe
  • Ms Daniela Iller, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr. Tilmann Kupfer, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Lisa Laudereau, European Patent Office
  • Ms Johanna Lutz, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Mr Alexander von Wildenrath Løvgreen, Danish Shipping
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Assocalzaturifici
  • Mr Manuel Marsilio, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Mr Frieder Mecklenburg, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Mrs Silvia Melegari, European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Mrs Diane Mievis, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Valentin Moreau, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Ms Eleri Rachel Morgan Wessman, European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Mrs Sonia Nalpantidou, The European Steel Association
  • Mr Jonathan Nguyen, UNIFE
  • Mr Michele Pastore , DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Sandra Penning , Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Mr. Oliver Piller, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Andrea Pucci, MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Ms Priscila Quaini, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • MR Martin Revault, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Ms Julie Richert, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Ms Amalia Rodriguez Fajardo, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Information des Peuples Autochtones
  • Ms. Anna-Lena Scherer, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Ms Silvia Selandari, ORGALIME
  • Ms Simona Vackeova, Cerame-Unie
  • Ms Elisabeth Weissbecker, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Sophie Windisch, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Mathias Wuidar, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Information des Peuples Autochtones