Consultation on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas: EU-Georgia / EU-Moldova / EU-Armenia
- Policy field: Trade
- Target group: All Stakeholders
- Closing Date: Completed - 24/04/2012
Objective of the consultation
In December 2011, the European Commission was authorised to open negotiations with Georgia and Moldova for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). In February 2012, the EU decided to launch negotiations with Armenia.
The questionnaire includes fairly detailed questions in order to capture all possible issues related to our trade interests in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia. We realise that this choice may lead to some difficulties in filling in all the details in which case you are invited to focus on the questions which are most relevant for you.
The questionnaire is divided into the following sections:
A. Trade in Goods
B. Trade in Services and Establishment
C. Regulatory Issues (Intellectual Property Rights, Competition, Government Procurement)
D. Sustainable Development
In addition, where possible, we would appreciate receiving quantification of your interest, prioritisation within sectors and your recommendation for solution where you identify a problem.
The questionnaire has been prepared in order to provide the Commission with information to assist it in establishing priorities and taking decisions throughout the negotiating process. The Commission, subject to the application of the EU's rules on access to documents (Regulation No 1049/2001), will treat the information that you provide as confidential. EU rules on access to documents allow the Commission to withhold access to a document where disclosure would undermine the commercial interests of a natural or legal person or harm the EU's relations with third countries, unless there is an overriding public interest in disclosure.
We would appreciate a clear identification of the country (Georgia, Moldova or Armenia) you are referring to in your responses.
You can download the questionnaire here.
Please send your replies by 24 April 2012 to the following e-mail address: email@example.com