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Update on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations

  • Date: 13/09/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/09/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/09/2016, 14:30- 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/09/2016 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the status of negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) 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 is expected to have a positive environmental and economic impact, and in particular contribute to climate action.

The Agreement is currently being negotiated by 17 WTO members, including the EU. Together they account for around 90 % of world trade in environmental goods. EGA negotiations are held in Geneva.

Lead Participants

Ms Madelaine Tuininga, Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Urszula Stepkowska, Policy officer, Trade and Environment, Directorate-General for Trade


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


1. Update on the state of play in EGA negotiations.

2. Discussion with stakeholders.

Related documents

DG Trade webpage on EGA

Report from 15th EGA round of negotiations

Sustainability Impact Assessment on EGA

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up in the foyer of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered to the meeting and an ID card or passport.

About travel expense.

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • amfori
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association
  • Cerame-Unie
  • CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Eurometaux
  • European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
  • European Engine Power Plants Association
  • European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • European Panel Federation
  • European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • EUTurbines
  • Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Fertilizers Europe
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Industrial Ethanol Association
  • The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • The European Steel Association
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • WindEurope
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich