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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 25/02/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/02/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 25/02/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/02/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organisations on the status of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks following the 11th round of negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.

TiSA aims at opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport, and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

The 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.


Lead Participants

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

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

Moderator

Mr Robin Ratchford, Head of Sector of the Media Team, 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

 
We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge.

About travel expense.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Access Now
  • amfori
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • BREIZ EUROPE
  • British Medical Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Danish Shipping
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • 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 Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • European Magazine Media Association
  • European Milk Board
  • European Olympic Committees EU Office
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • European University Association
  • Fairwatch (funded)
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • GMB trade union
  • Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt
  • Insurance Europe
  • Insurance Europe
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • SOLIDAR
  • TUSIAD
  • TUSIAD
  • Union européenne de l'Artisanat et des petites et moyennes entreprises, aisbl
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag