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EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) – biennial report to the European Parliament and Council

  • Date: 16/07/2019, 14:00-16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, Room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 11/07/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 16/07/2019, 14:00-16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, Room Lord Jenkins, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 11/07/2019 12:00

As part of its commitment under the GSP Regulation, the Commission published its second report for 2016-2017 to the European Parliament and the Council on the effects of the GSP. This included the GSP+ arrangement supporting sustainable development and good governance (January 2018).

The next report is scheduled for the end of this year. The report aims to assess the effects of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences during the years 2018-2019, with a focus on the performance of beneficiaries of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (GSP+), namely:

Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay (until 2018), the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

With regard to conventions related to:

  • Human Rights
  • Labour Rights
  • Environment
  • Good Governance

The report will also consider our enhanced engagement with GSP beneficiaries Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with civil society:

  • Progress on the effective implementation of conventions
  • Any in-country cooperation / engagement with the countries concerned
  • Suggested areas to focus on in future GSP+ monitoring

Lead Participants

DG TRADE, GSP Team as well as relevant Commission Services and the European External Action Service.

AGENDA
1. Introduction and objectives
2. Presentation of initial findings of the draft report
3. Request for feedback on the countries concerned and the conventions covered
4. Open discussion with stakeholders

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order to 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.

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  • Participant from Alliance Européenne des Engrais Phosphatés
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from Außenhandelsvereinigung des Deutschen Einzelhandels e.V.
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
  • Participant from Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • Participant from European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • Participant from European Fish Processors & Traders Association
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from Fur Europe
  • Participant from Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Partnership for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Trade Union Confederation
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Stichting Schone Kleren Kampagne / Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Participant from Stichting Schone Kleren Kampagne / Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Participant from The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich