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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 11/12/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/12/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 11/12/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/12/2015 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 15th 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 - Media Team, Communication and Civil Society, 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
 

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. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge.
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • ABDA-Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände
  • Access Now
  • AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • amfori
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Aqua Publica Europea
  • ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Association of European Public Postal Operators
  • BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • British Medical Association
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesärztekammer
  • Bundesärztekammer
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Danish Shipping
  • Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • EBU-UER
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • EUROCITIES
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • European & International Booksellers Federation
  • European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Express Association
  • 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 FORUM
  • European Services Strategy Unit
  • European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • European Students' Union
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • GMB trade union
  • Insurance Europe
  • Insurance Europe
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • LBC-NVK
  • Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • SOLIDAR
  • SOLIDAR
  • Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.