United States Brussels, 24 February 2016
Stakeholders event of the 12th Round Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations
On Wednesday 24th February 2016, during the 12th round of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, taking place in Brussels from 22 to 26 February 2016, the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission will organise two stakeholder engagement events.
Registration to these events should be done by completing the online form before Monday 15 February, 18:00 CET.
1. Stakeholder presentations event (AM)
Stakeholders wishing to make short presentations (5 minutes) on a topic related to the TTIP negotiations will have the opportunity to explain their views to EU and US negotiators as well as to other interested stakeholders.
In order to facilitate engagement with the relevant negotiators, presentations will take place simultaneously in four rooms grouped as following:
- Issues related to industrial goods including regulatory coherence, technical barriers to trade (TBT), and specific sectors
- Issues related to agriculture products and processed foods including market access, related regulatory issues and Geographical Indications
- Issues related to services, investment and public procurement
- Issues related to rules – sustainable development, customs and trade facilitation, competition & state-owned enterprises (SOEs), intellectual property rights, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), energy and raw materials
Note: presentations may be allocated in a different room than initially planned depending on the demand and timing available. The confirmation of registration and a schedule of presentations will be provided to participants by 19 February 2016.
2. Chief negotiators’ briefing to stakeholders (PM)
Stakeholders will be briefed in detail by the EU and US chief negotiators on the status of the negotiations and will have the opportunity to exchange views with them.
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2016
Time and venue: participants will be informed of the details when their formal registration has been confirmed.
Who can attend these events?
Non-governmental organisations, consumers’ associations, workers/trade unions, professional organisations, industry and business associations, companies, regional/local representatives and other stakeholders from either the European Union or the United States.
Press is also invited to attend the stakeholder presentations event in the morning.
Please complete the on-line registration form (one form per participant).
Due to limited spaces, registration for this event is on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be limited to 2 participants per organisation.
The registration deadline is Monday 15 February, 18:00 CET. We will be unable to accommodate any registrations received after this time.
Confirmation of registration: Soon after the close of registration, participants will receive a confirmation email with joining instructions. Presenters will also receive detailed information on the schedule and suggested format for presentations.
Access to the venue will only be possible for registered participants without exception. Any change of name should therefore be communicated no later than 22th February 18:00 CET.
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