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Update on the reformed EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme

  • Date: 19/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/05/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 19/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/05/2016 12:00


The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views with civil society organisations on the first two years of the implementation of the reformed GSP scheme and especially on the enhanced GSP+ special incentive arrangement. The first bi-annual GSP Report was published in January 2016 and is available at this link.

The EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) is designed to help developing countries integrate in the international trade system by making it easier for them to export their products to the EU. This is done in the form of partly or fully reduced tariffs for their goods when entering the EU market.

The new GSP scheme started to apply on 1 January 2014. It was reformed in order to focus further on developing countries most in need. The strengthened GSP+ arrangement provides additional benefits to countries committing to comply with core international conventions on human and labour rights, on the protection of the environment and on good governance.

Speakers

Mr Nikolaos Zaimis, Advisor to the Director, Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements - African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri-food and Fisheries

Ms Alina Boiciuc, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences
 
Moderator

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


Background information

DG Trade webpages on the EU Generalised System of Preferences


Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission, 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. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

The closing date for travel arrangements is 09/05/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time). No late travel requests will be accepted.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Ms Arianna Americo, Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Mr Daniele Basso, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mr Niccolo Bonifai, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Ms Sofia Bournou, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Ms Elena BROLIS, EUROALLIAGES
  • Ms Tanja Buzek, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ms Liina Carr, EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Mrs Laura Casuscelli, Fertilizers Europe
  • Mr Andrea Cignoni, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mr Denny Cobianchi, The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Mr Phil Davison, Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Ms Gaiane de Brabanter, Eurogroup for Animals
  • Ms Laura De Vocht, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Ms Elizabeth De Wandeler, FEDUSTRIA
  • Ms Hanna Deringer, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Ms Gaelle Dusepulchre, International Federation for Human Rights
  • Mr Maurice Fermont, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Mr. Moreno Fioravanti, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Mr Josh Gartland , COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Mrs Claire Grosbois, STARCH EUROPE
  • Ms. Nelli Hajdu, Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Ms Theresa Hauck, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Ms Lise Andreasen Høyer, Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Ms Tzonka Iotzova, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mr Ralph Kamphöner, EuroCommerce
  • Mr Máté Kander, Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Mr Benjamin Krieger, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Ms Elisabeth Lacoste, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Mr Paul-Henri Lava, Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Ms Aylin Lusi, European Express Association
  • Mr Rory Macrae, European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Mr Marc Maes, Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Ms Ilaria Marino, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Aldo Marino, Assocalzaturifici
  • Mr Manuel Marsilio, Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Mr Iagatti Matteo, International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Ms Eleri Rachel Morgan Wessman, European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Ms. Titilayo Obiri, European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Mr Milan Pajic, Foreign Trade Association
  • Mr. Carlo Pirrone, Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Mr Leonardo Pofferi, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Mr Daniel Pérez Vega, ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Mr Stefano Quadro, Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Ms Priscila Quaini, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Ms Emily Rees, Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Mr Radboud Reijn, Justice and Peace Netherlands
  • Mrs Marie-Christine Ribera, COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Ms Pascale ROUHIER, European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Ms Florence Sarrazin, Foreign Trade Association
  • Ms Alessia Squarcella, European Cocoa Association
  • Ms Tinatin Tsertsvadze, International Partnership for Human Rights
  • Ms Inès VAN LIERDE, EUROALLIAGES
  • Ms Maret Veiner, European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Mr Lars Vogt, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Mrs Isabelle Weiler, EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Ms Sophie Windisch, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich