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TTIP Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Final Report

  • Date: 15/12/2016, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 12/12/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 15/12/2016, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 12/12/2016 12:00

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), under negotiation between the European Union and the United States, aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US.

The Commission carries out a Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) for all major trade negotiations. Each SIA aims to provide a detailed analysis of the economic, social, human rights and environmental impacts of the trade agreement under negotiation. SIAs are carried out by independent contractors concurrently with the trade negotiations. They feed into and steer the negotiations, assessing the likely impact of a trade agreement, helping to identify possible trade-offs, and ensuring that the related policy choices are optimised.

SIAs consist of two equally important and complementary components:

  • a robust analysis of the potential economic, social, human rights, and environmental impacts that a trade agreement could have, in the EU, in the partner country(ies) and in other relevant countries; and
  • a continuous and wide-ranging consultation process which ensures a high degree of transparency and the engagement of all relevant stakeholders in the conduct of the SIA inside and outside the EU.

The TTIP SIA was launched in 2014. The consultants carrying out this study are ECORYS.

The purpose of this meeting is to present and discuss with civil society the draft final report of the TTIP SIA, which was published by ECORYS on 25 November 2016. The deadline set by ECORYS for written comments on this report is 21 December 2016.


Lead Participants

Hiddo Houben, EU Deputy Chief Negotiator for the TTIP, Head of Unit USA and Canada, Directorate-General for Trade

Miranda Dawkins, Trade Affairs Manager, USA and Canada Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Nuno Sousa, Economist, Trade Analysis Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Joao Pereira, SIA Coordinator, Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Paul Wymenga, Ecorys

Stephanie Bouman, Ecorys

Erik Merkus, Ecorys


Moderator

Lutz Guellner, Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Presentation of the Draft Final Report for the SIA in support of TTIP.
2. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

Draft Final Report
SIA Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership website
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 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 for the meeting and an ID card or passport.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 5/12/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Aqua Publica Europea
  • Assocalzaturifici
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • BREIZ EUROPE
  • Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Cia - Agricoltori italiani
  • Cia - Agricoltori italiani
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
  • Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers
  • Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs
  • Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • EuroCommerce
  • Eurogroup for Animals
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • European Biodiesel Board
  • European Centre for International Political Economy
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • European Confederation of Woodworking Industries
  • European Dairy Association aisbl
  • European Digital Rights
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • European Patent Office
  • European Patent Office
  • European Public Health Alliance
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Fairwatch (funded)
  • Finance Watch
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • FoodDrinkEurope
  • Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Fur Europe
  • Greenpeace European Unit
  • Health and Trade Network
  • Humane Society International/Europe
  • IHK Nord e.V. - Arbeitsgemeinschaft norddeutscher Industrie- und Handelskammern
  • IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • IKV, Fondation pour le Développement Economique
  • Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Instituto Cuestiones Agrarias y Medioambientales (funded)
  • Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. European Office
  • Landsorganisationen i Danmark
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Latvijas Tirgotāju asociācija (funded)
  • 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
  • Netherlands Maritime Technology
  • Netherlands Maritime Technology
  • ORGALIME – The European Technology Industries
  • Projekt MORE GmbH
  • Standing Committee of European Doctors
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes - National Federation of Socialist Mutual Health Funds
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Vereniging VNO-NCW
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.