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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 25/02/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/02/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 25/02/2015, 14:30 – 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 20/02/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organisations on the status of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks following the 11th round of negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.

TiSA aims at opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport, and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

The TiSA is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 23 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including the EU. Together, these countries account for 70% of world trade in services.

TiSA is based on the WTO's General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members. The key provisions of the GATS – scope, definitions, market access, national treatment and exemptions – are also found in TiSA.


Lead Participants

Mr Ignacio Iruarrizaga Díez, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Nabi Siefken, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Robin Ratchford, Head of Sector of the Media Team, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA

1. Update on the TiSA negotiations.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

DG Trade webpages on TiSA – including negotiation documents proposed by the EU, as well as other supporting documents

 
We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from Access Now
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Participant from Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Participant from BREIZ EUROPE
  • Participant from British Medical Association
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Participant from European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Participant from European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • Participant from European Digital Rights
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • Participant from European Magazine Media Association
  • Participant from European Milk Board
  • Participant from European Olympic Committees EU Office
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Services Strategy Unit (funded)
  • Participant from European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European University Association
  • Participant from Fairwatch (funded)
  • Participant from Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Participant from Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Participant from Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Participant from SMEunited aisbl
  • Participant from Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Participant from SOLIDAR
  • Participant from TUSIAD
  • Participant from TUSIAD
  • Participant from Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
  • Participant from Österreichischer Rechtsanwaltskammertag