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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.

  • Ms Nina Aichberger, Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Ms Léa Auffret, Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Ms. Pauline Boisson, Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Ms Tanja Buzek, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Oscar Cano Arias, Direct Selling Europe
  • Mrs Lise Carratala, Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes
  • Ms Eleonora Catella, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr Jesus Cisneros, Insurance Europe
  • Ms Bianca Drogosch , Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Ms Anna Drozd, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Ms Aline Fares, Finance Watch
  • Ms Maryant Fernández, European Digital Rights
  • Ms Maika Foehrenbach, CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Mr Julian Grad, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Ms Servet Gören, European Chemical Industry Council
  • Mr Renaat Hanssens, Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Mrs Corinna Hartrampf, Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Mr Thomas Heidener , Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Mrs Isabella Heuninckx, BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • Ms Maureen Hick, GMB trade union
  • Mr. Nicholas Hodac, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Louise Hoj Larsen , European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Ms Grainne Hutton, Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Ms Annette Jantzen, Aqua Publica Europea
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Ms Konstantina Karameri, Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Ms Linda Kaucher, European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • Mr Pascal KERNEIS, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Aylin Kiyici, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Ms Yulia Koulikova, The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation
  • Ms Lucie Krahulcova, Access Now
  • Mr. Tilmann Kupfer, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Ms Silke Lalvani, Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Mr Filip Julius Lassahn, Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Ms Andrea Lode, Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Mrs Joyce LORIDAN, Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes - National Federation of Socialist Mutual Health Funds
  • Ms Aylin Lusi, European Express Association
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Mr. Frederico Martins, Direct Selling Europe
  • Ms Diane Mievis, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Mr Milan Pajic, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Harald Past, EuroCommerce
  • Mrs Nancy Pauwels , LBC-NVK
  • Mr. Ian Pritchard, EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Mr Gabriel Ranaivoson, Le Cercle de l'Industrie
  • Ms Florence Sarrazin, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr Michael Schick, Bundessteuerberaterkammer
  • Ms Marina Schmidt, European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Mr Stephan Schwerdtfeger, Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • Ms Lucile Sever, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Mr Joakim Smedman, Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Mr Andreas Stepnitzka, European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • Ms Marie Timmermann, ABDA-Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände
  • Ms Slavica Uzelac, EUROCADRES - COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL STAFF
  • Mr Marc Van der Ham, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Ms Kristina Wittkopp, Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Ms Emma Woodford, Health and Trade Network
  • Ms Katinka Clausdatter Worsøe, Confederation of Danish Enterprise
  • Ms Ilka Wölfle, European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Ms Lucia Zivec, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe