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Update on Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations

  • Date: 30/09/2015, 14:00- 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/09/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 30/09/2015, 14:00- 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 5B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/09/2015 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to brief civil society organisations on the status of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations following the 9th round of talks and to exchange views on the topic.

The EGA aims to remove barriers to trade in environmental goods to reduce their cost and increase their uptake globally. Environmental goods cover technologies crucial for e.g. renewable energy generation, waste management, water treatment, air pollution control, environmental remediation and clean up, environmental monitoring and analysis, and energy efficiency.

The EGA negotiations now focus on eliminating tariffs on a broad list of environmental goods. They build on a list of 54 environmental products agreed by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2012. The intention is for the EGA to become a "living agreement", which would allow the addition of new products to the list in future and to address other trade issues related to environmental goods (e.g. non-tariff barriers and services ancillary to the export of environmental goods).


Lead Participants

Ms Monika Hencsey, Head of the Trade and Sustainable Development and Generalised Scheme of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Urszula Stepkowska, Trade and Sustainable Development and GSP Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Didier Bloch, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA

1. Update on the EGA negotiations.

2. Open discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents

DG Trade webpages on the EGA negotiations

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. 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. You will receive an identification badge at the entrance of the meeting room .
 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from AGORIA
  • 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 APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs
  • Participant from Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Energy Technologies Europe
  • Participant from EPIA SolarPower Europe
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • Participant from European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • Participant from European Partnership for Energy and the Environment
  • Participant from European Portable Battery Association
  • Participant from European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Participant from European Sealing Association
  • Participant from European Sealing Association
  • Participant from Federazione Nazionale Imprese Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Greenpeace European Unit
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Participant from The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Participant from UNIFE
  • Participant from Unioncamere Europa asbl
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Participant from WindEurope
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.