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Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues and Trade

  • Date: 13/10/2009, 11:00-13:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB-4D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/10/2009 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/10/2009, 11:00-13:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB-4D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/10/2009 12:00

In recent years the use of food safety, animal and plant health rules as trade barriers for imports has increased considerably. An open and fair international trading system is essential to ensure that farmers, processors and traders can reap the full reward of their competitiveness. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for civil society organisations to share their views as well as engage in a discussion on sanitary and phytosanitary issues and trade.

Key-note Speakers

Mr Ulrich Weigl, Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues Unit, DG Trade, European Commission
Mr Michael Scannell, Advisor to the Director on Animal health and welfare, DG Health and Consumers Affairs
Mr Rodrigo Gouveia, Secretary General, European Association of Consumer Cooperatives

Chair

Ms Ramona Samson, Civil Society Coordinator, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues, DG Trade, European Commission

AGENDA

1. Sanitary and phytosanitary issues and trade: short overview
2. Reconciling the demands of civil society in relation to trade in foodstuffs - is it really possible?
3. Food and Trade: fulfilling consumer needs and expectations
4. Open discussion

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • AgriBrussels
  • amfori
  • 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
  • Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
  • centre for EU studies
  • ComitĂ© EuropĂ©en de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • EU Ukraine Business Council aisbl
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • European Cocoa Association
  • European Dairy Association aisbl
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Federlegno-Arredo
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Productboard for Horticulture
  • Productboard for Horticulture