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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 15/09/2015, 10:00 – 12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Lord Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/09/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 15/09/2015, 10:00 – 12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Lord Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 10/09/2015 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 13th 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 25 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 Lutz Guellner, Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, 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


Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission from 1 June 2015, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from ABDA - Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände e.V.
  • Participant from Access Now
  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Participant from Association of European Public Postal Operators
  • Participant from BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V.
  • Participant from BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • Participant from British Medical Association
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarchitektenkammer e.V.
  • Participant from Bundesärztekammer
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Participant from Centre National de Coopération au Développement- 11 11 11
  • Participant from Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Participant from Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Participant from EBU-UER (European Broadcasting Union)
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • Participant from European Digital Rights
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Public Health Alliance
  • Participant from European Public Health Alliance
  • Participant from European Sealing Association
  • Participant from European Sealing Association
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • 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
  • Participant from European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Students' Union
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European University Association
  • Participant from Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Participant from Finance Watch
  • Participant from Finance Watch
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Fédération des Entreprises Publiques Locales
  • Participant from Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from International Federation of Actors
  • Participant from Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from OpenForum Europe AISBL
  • Participant from Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Participant from Pearle*-Live Performance Europe (Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe)
  • Participant from Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Participant from SMEunited aisbl
  • Participant from Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Participant from SOLIDAR
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Participant from Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
  • Participant from Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.