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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 03/05/2016, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/04/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/05/2016, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/04/2016 12:00


The purpose of the meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the status of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks following the 17th round of negotiations (10-15 April 2016) and to exchange views on the topic.

The Trade in Services Agreement ("TiSA") aims at liberalising trade in services and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

Negotiation rounds are organised in Geneva and are alternatively chaired by the US, the EU and Australia. The Agreement is currently negotiated by 23 WTO members, including the EU. These countries together 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 Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade

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

Ms Gintare Kemekliene, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 


AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play in 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
 

Report of the 17th TiSA negotiation round
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 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.
 

About travel expense.

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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
  • amfori
  • amfori
  • Aqua Publica Europea
  • Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Bundessteuerberaterkammer
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • Direct Selling Europe
  • EUROCADRES - COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL STAFF
  • EuroCommerce
  • EuroCommerce
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • 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 Trade Union Committee for Education
  • EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Finance Watch
  • Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • GMB trade union
  • Health and Trade Network
  • Insurance Europe
  • Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • LBC-NVK
  • Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes
  • Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes - National Federation of Socialist Mutual Health Funds
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.