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Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

  • Date: 01/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Management Centre Europe, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 27/03/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 01/04/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Management Centre Europe, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 27/03/2014 12:00

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US.

Since 1999, the EU has conducted a Trade SIA for all its major trade negotiations. The Trade SIA aims to assess how the trade and trade-related provisions under negotiation could affect economic, social, and environmental issues in the EU and in the US as well as in other relevant countries, in particular developing countries, but also in Turkey given that is in a customs union with the EU. Furthermore, it should make recommendations to maximise the benefits of the agreement and prevent or minimise potential negative impacts.

Trade SIAs cover two complementary components of equal importance: (i) economic, environmental and social assessments; (ii) a representative consultation process involving trading partners and stakeholders, including European social partners and social dialogue committees.

The Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment (Trade SIA) on the TTIP was launched in February 2014. The consultants carrying out this study are ECORYS.

The purpose of this meeting is to present and discuss with civil society the draft inception report of the study with a view to the elaboration of the draft interim technical report.

Lead Participants

Mr Damien Levie, EU Deputy Chief Negotiator for the TTIP, Head of Unit USA and Canada, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Jan Schmitz, Trade Affairs Manager, USA and Canada Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Delphine Sallard, Head of Unit Internal Audit and Evaluation, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Joao Pereira, Evaluation Co-ordinator, Internal Audit and Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Stephan Nolte, Chief Economist and Trade Analysis Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Dr Koen Berden, Ecorys

Mr Jurgen Vermeulen, Ecorys

Mr Jakub Gloser, Ecorys


Mr Olivier de Laroussilhe, Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


1. Presentation of the Draft Inception Report for the Trade SIA in support of TTIP.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

Related documents

Draft Inception Report  TTIP TSIA


Trade SIA Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership website

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Management Centre Europe, 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.

About travel expense.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Ms Kinga Adamaszwili, Association of the European Self-Medication Industry
  • Ms Roberta Alberti, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Casper Andersen, Danish Shipping
  • Ms Léa Auffret, Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Mr Daniel Azevedo, European farmers
  • Mr Daniel Azevedo, European farmers
  • Ms Isabel Basto, Confederação Nacional das Cooperativas Agrícolas e do Crédito Agrícola de Portugal
  • Mr Dominic Boucsein, EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mrs Julie Bouveret, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Mr Roberto Bruni, Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Ms Sylviane Chapelle, European Patent Office
  • Ms Jarita Christie, TechAmerica Europe
  • Mr Giles Clifton, European Union Of Wholesale with Eggs, Egg Products and Poultry and Game
  • Ms Maddalena COLOMBI , European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Mr Phil Davison, Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Mr Robert Delis, British Medical Association
  • Mr Dimitar Dimitrov, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens
  • Mr Pawel du Vall, European Patent Office
  • Ms Silvia Däberitz, European Milk Board
  • Ms Sabine Erkens, Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Mrs Roxane Feller, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Sara Franzone, Eurometaux
  • Mr David Frautschy Heredia, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Dr Michael Gaebel, European University Association
  • Mr Andreas Galanakis, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Ms Emilie Giraud, Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Mrs Florie Gonsolin, FuelsEurope
  • Ms Caroline Grevenkop-Castenskiold, The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Ms Marion Guilcher, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Mr Andreas Guth, European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Ms Servet Gören, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Mr. Ulrich Haarmann, Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Ms Julia Hahn, International Video Federation
  • Mr David Hammerstein, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Mr Louis Hinzen, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Ms Louise Hoj Larsen , European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Ms Miriam-Lena Horn, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Robin Huguenot-Noel, European Policy Centre
  • Mrs Dilek Istar Ates, TUSIAD
  • Mr Julien Juret, Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Ms Aleksandra Kaczmarek, European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Ms. Gudrun Kainz, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Mr Máté Kander, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Ms Linda Kaucher, European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • Mr Peter Bay Kirkegaard, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Mr Johannes Kleis, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Ms Katharina Knoll, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Ms Muriel Korter , CAOBISCO
  • Ms. Justine Korwek, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Caroline Kowalewicz, ARCHE NOAH, Gesellschaft für die Erhaltung der Kulturpflanzenvielfalt und ihre Entwicklung
  • Ms Elisabeth Lacoste, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • 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 Pierre-Olivier Lesburgueres, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Mr Malte Lindenthal, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Mr Jesper Lissmark, Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Ms Andrea Lode, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Ms Nathalie Malanda, Finance Watch
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Iagatti Matteo, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Ms Amanda Mayhew, World Animal Protection
  • Ms Tessel Mellema, Stichting Health Action International
  • Mr Conor Mulvihill, Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Ms Dearbhal Murphy, International Federation of Actors
  • Ms. Tracy Murphy, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Mr Sergio Napolitano, MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Mr Ioannis Natsis, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue
  • Ms. Lisa Neumann, Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Mr Jonathan Nguyen, UNIFE
  • Ms. Titilayo Obiri, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Mr Iyan Offor, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Mr Leonardo Palumbo, European Public Health Alliance
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mr Johnny Pring, The International Federation of Inspection Agencies
  • Mr Ian Pritchard, Architects' Council of Europe
  • Mr Jakub Przyborowicz, Central Europe Energy Partners
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mrs Marie-Christine Ribera, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mr Øyvind Rinbø, Bellona Europa
  • Mr Anselm Ritter, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Pascale Rouhier, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Mr François Saint Lager, BREIZ EUROPE
  • Mr Adriaan Scheiris, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Ms Ulrike Schmülling, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Mr Christian Schwarck, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
  • Mr Güray Serbest, Transparency International
  • Ms Isabelle Servant, Aqua Publica Europea
  • Ms Sara Solazzo, Les CCI ALPMED ASBL
  • Ms Helga Springeneer, Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Ms Birthe Steenberg , Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Mrs CAROLA STREUL, European Visual Artists
  • Mr. Masaaki Takeda, Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Mr Jonathan Tetas, Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Ms Cecile Toubeau, Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Ms Liv Vaisberg, Federation of European Publishers
  • Ms Deimante Valciukaite, Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Ms Vanya Vulperhorst, OCEANA
  • Ms Elena Vyboldina, Eurometaux
  • Ms Lucia Zivec, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe