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Civil Society Dialogue on Trade Defence Instruments and Rights of Defence in Trade Proceedings

  • Date: 09/12/2019, 14:00-16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 5.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 04/12/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 09/12/2019, 14:00-16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 5.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 04/12/2019 12:00

The European Commission will give an overview on the current state of play in the field of the Trade Defence Instruments. Following two major legislative reforms in 2017 and 2018, the European Commission will report on how these changes have been applied in practice. The purpose of this meeting is to explain how the new legislation has strengthened the trade defence instruments, the impact on the procedures and practices as well as having an exchange of views with civil society on their experience of the new rules.


The Hearing Officer is an “independent watchdog” that guarantees fairness and impartiality of EU trade proceedings. These are mainly anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, but the Hearing Officer can also become active in any other type of trade proceedings in which there are parties with own procedural rights and which contact the Hearing Officer claiming that their rights of defence are not respected. Her Terms of Reference are adopted by the Commission President and were recently updated, following the Trade Defence legislative reforms. The position of an independent Hearing Officer was created in 2007 to facilitate communication between interested parties and Commission services in trade proceedings, and to offer mediation - on procedural issues - between interested parties and the Commission's Directorate-General for Trade. The Hearing Officer will present her role and give an overview of her activities including how parties to a proceeding can request her intervention. Furthermore, the purpose of the meeting is also to engage in an exchange of views with civil society on their experience with the Hearing Officer.

Speakers
• Mr Leopoldo Rubinacci, Director, Trade Defence, DG Trade
• Dr Thinam Jakob, Hearing Officer for Trade Proceedings


Moderator
Deputy Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda
1. Presentation on Trade Defence Instruments – updates
2. Discussion with Civil Society Organisations

3. Introduction by the Hearing Officer
4. Discussion with Civil Society Organisations
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order to clear security and gain access to the meeting room on time. Please bring with you the confirmation of your e-pass and an ID card or passport.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Association Française des Entreprises Privées / French Association of Large Companies
  • ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Brot für die Welt
  • Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • BUSINESSEUROPE
  • CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment
  • CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • DIGITALEUROPE
  • ECTU - European Shippers' Council
  • EPIA SolarPower Europe
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EUROALLIAGES
  • EuroCommerce
  • EUROCORD AiSBL
  • EURODOM
  • Eurogroup for Animals
  • EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Chemical Industry Council
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • European Express Association
  • European Federation of the Parquet Industry
  • European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • European Sugar Refineries Association
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Federazione Imprese Siderurgiche Italiane
  • Fertilizers Europe
  • Fertilizers Europe
  • France Industrie
  • Freight Transport Association
  • Freight Transport Association
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Fur Europe
  • Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • GMB trade union
  • ICC BELGIQUE
  • Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • STARCH EUROPE
  • The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • The European Steel Association
  • US Dairy Export Council
  • Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • WindEurope
  • Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.