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TTIP Sustainability Impact Assessment – Draft Interim Report

  • Date: 30/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/05/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 30/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/05/2016 12:00

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US.

The Commission carries out a Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) for all major trade negotiations. Each SIA aims to provide a detailed analysis of the economic, social, human rights and environmental impacts of the trade agreement under negotiation. SIAs are carried out by independent contractors concurrently with the trade negotiations. They feed into and steer the negotiations, assessing the likely impact of a trade agreement, helping to identify possible trade-offs, and ensuring that the related policy choices are optimised.

SIAs consist of two equally important and complementary components:

  • a robust analysis of the potential economic, social, human rights, and environmental impacts that a trade agreement could have, in the EU, in the partner country(ies) and in other relevant countries; and
  • a continuous and wide-ranging consultation process which ensures a high degree of transparency and the engagement of all relevant stakeholders in the conduct of the SIA inside and outside the EU.

The TTIP SIA was launched in 2014. The consultants carrying out this study are ECORYS.

The purpose of this meeting is to present and discuss with civil society the draft interim technical report of the TTIP SIA, which was published by ECORYS on 13 May 2016. The deadline set by ECORYS for written comments on this report is 9 June 2016.


Lead Participants

Ms Delphine Sallard, Head of the Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Miranda Dawkins, Trade Affairs Manager, USA and Canada Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Nuno Sousa, Economist, Trade Analysis Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Joao Pereira, Evaluation Co-ordinator, Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Mr Paul Wymenga, Ecorys

Ms Stephanie Bouman, Ecorys

Mr Erik Merkus, Ecorys

Mr Joachim Schellekens, Ecorys


Moderator


Mr Lutz Guellner, Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


AGENDA


1. Presentation of the Draft Interim Technical Report for the Trade SIA in support of TTIP.
2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

Related documents

Draft Interim Technical Report and Annexes

TTIP SIA website

DG Trade TTIP webpages

DG Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment webpage


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up in the foyer of the Charlemagne building, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card or passport.
 

Closing date for travel arrangements: 18/05/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

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