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Update on Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations

  • Date: 30/09/2015, 14:00- 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/09/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 30/09/2015, 14:00- 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/09/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organisations on the status of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations following the 9th round of talks and to exchange views on the topic.

The EGA aims to remove barriers to trade in environmental goods to reduce their cost and increase their uptake globally. Environmental goods cover technologies crucial for e.g. renewable energy generation, waste management, water treatment, air pollution control, environmental remediation and clean up, environmental monitoring and analysis, and energy efficiency.

The EGA negotiations now focus on eliminating tariffs on a broad list of environmental goods. They build on a list of 54 environmental products agreed by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2012. The intention is for the EGA to become a "living agreement", which would allow the addition of new products to the list in future and to address other trade issues related to environmental goods (e.g. non-tariff barriers and services ancillary to the export of environmental goods).


Lead Participants

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of the Trade and Sustainable Development and Generalised Scheme of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Urszula Stepkowska, Trade and Sustainable Development and GSP Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Didier Bloch, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Update on the EGA negotiations.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

DG Trade webpages on the EGA negotiations

Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission from 1 June 2015, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.


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. You will receive an identification badge at the entrance of the meeting room .
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • AGORIA
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs
  • Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Cerame-Unie
  • CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Energy Technologies Europe
  • EPIA SolarPower Europe
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Eurometaux
  • Eurometaux
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • European Portable Battery Association
  • European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • European Sealing Association
  • European Sealing Association
  • Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • UNIFE
  • Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • WindEurope
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.