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Update on TiSA talks

  • Date: 03/05/2016, 14:30-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/04/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/05/2016, 14:30-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 28/04/2016 12:00


The purpose of the meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the status of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) talks following the 17th round of negotiations (10-15 April 2016) and to exchange views on the topic.

The Trade in Services Agreement ("TiSA") aims at liberalising trade in services and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport and professionals moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

Negotiation rounds are organised in Geneva and are alternatively chaired by the US, the EU and Australia. The Agreement is currently negotiated by 23 WTO members, including the EU. These countries together 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 Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade

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

Ms Gintare Kemekliene, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 


AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play in 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
 

Report of the 17th TiSA negotiation round
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 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 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 amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Aqua Publica Europea
  • Participant from Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Participant from Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Participant from BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundessteuerberaterkammer
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Deutscher Caritasverband e. V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from EUROCADRES - COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL STAFF
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Digital Rights
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Fund and Asset Management 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 (funded)
  • Participant from European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Finance Watch
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from Health and Trade Network
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Law Society of England and Wales
  • 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 The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from The EMEA Satellite Operators' Assocation
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes
  • Participant from Union Nationale des Mutualités Socialistes - National Federation of Socialist Mutual Health Funds
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.