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Update on TiSA negotiations

  • Date: 10/11/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 05/11/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 10/11/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 05/11/2014 12:00

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 23 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.

The talks are based on proposals made by the participants. TiSA aims at opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport, and workers moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

The purpose of this meeting is to update and exchange views with civil society organisations on the state of play of the TiSA negotiations

Lead Participants

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

Ms Maria Zuber, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

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

Moderator

Mr Olivier de Laroussilhe, Head of Unit, 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

Press release "EU chairs next round of plurilateral talks on services"


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 they will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you 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.

  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded)
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Compassion in World Farming
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Cosmetics Europe
  • Danish Shipping
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • European Magazine Media Association
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • European University Association
  • Finance Watch
  • Finance Watch
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • GMB trade union
  • Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (funded)
  • International Federation of Actors
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • SOLIDAR
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transitiegroep Stroopwafel (funded)
  • TUSIAD
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich