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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 11/12/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/12/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 11/12/2015, 10:00 - 12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/12/2015 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 15th 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 - Media Team, Communication and Civil Society, 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. 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 ABDA - Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Apothekerverbände e.V.
  • Participant from Access Now
  • Participant from ACV Puls
  • Participant from AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe
  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Aqua Publica Europea
  • Participant from ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Participant from Association of European Public Postal Operators
  • Participant from BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • Participant from British Medical Association
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesärztekammer
  • 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 Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • 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 Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • 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 EUROCITIES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European & International Booksellers Federation
  • Participant from European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning
  • Participant from European Digital Rights
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • 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 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 Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Federation of European Publishers
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from Maa- ja metsätaloustuottajain Keskusliitto – Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners
  • Participant from Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Participant from Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Participant from Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Participant from Maison du Peuple d'Europe
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Participant from SOLIDAR
  • Participant from SOLIDAR
  • Participant from Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.