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Update on TiSA negotiations

  • Date: 18/11/2016, 14:00 - 16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/11/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 18/11/2016, 14:00 - 16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Mansholt room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 15/11/2016 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to debrief civil society organisations on the state of play in the negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), including the outcome of the 21st round (2-10 November 2016).

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 Participant

Mr Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, 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 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


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 20/30 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 to the meeting and an ID card or passport.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 10/11/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time)

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege e.V.
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CEEP - European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest
  • 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 Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Deutscher Caritasverband 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 EuroCommerce
  • Participant from European Alcohol Policy Alliance
  • Participant from European Association of Chemical Distributors
  • Participant from European Centre for International Political Economy
  • 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 Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • 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 Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from European Transport Workers' Federation
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from Fédération Française de l'Assurance
  • Participant from Greenpeace European Unit
  • Participant from Greenpeace European Unit
  • Participant from Health and Trade Network
  • Participant from ICMP, the global voice of music publishing
  • Participant from IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Japan Business Council in Europe
  • Participant from Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung
  • Participant from Netherlands Maritime Technology
  • Participant from Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Participant from SMEunited aisbl
  • Participant from Standing Committee of European Doctors
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from TIC Council
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • 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 Vereniging VNO-NCW
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich