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EPA stocktaking: negotiations, signing and implementation

  • Date: 30/06/2009, 15.00 – 17.00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt, 170 rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/06/2009 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 30/06/2009, 15.00 – 17.00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne building, room Mansholt, 170 rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 25/06/2009 12:00

The purpose of the meeting is to update civil society on the state of play of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with regard to negotiations, signing and implementation.

Key-note Speakers

- Mr Peter Thompson, Director, Development and EPAs, Directorate General for Trade
- Mr Claude Maerten, Head of Unit, Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA 1), Directorate General for Trade
- Mr Ivano Casella, Economic &Trade Affaires Manager, Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA 2), Directorate General for Trade
- Ms Isabelle Garzon, Deputy Head of Unit, Economic development, Directorate General Development

Chair
Mr Peter Czaga, Policy Officer, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA

1. Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations: state of play and overview of EPA regions
2. Reporting on agreements signed so far (CARIFORUM, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Southern African Development Community)
3. Implementation of EPAs
4. Regional Integration for Development and EPAs
5. Q&A round on general EPA issues (MFN clause, safeguards)
6. Q&A round on EPA region-specific issues and/or other technical issues


Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the guidelines.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Participant from ActionAid
  • Participant from Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Participant from Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from Association de l'Aviculture, de l'Industrie et du Commerce de Volailles dans les Pays de l'Union Europeenne asbl
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CAOBISCO
  • Participant from Comité du commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures de l'U.E.
  • Participant from Danish Meat Association
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Community Shipowner's Associations
  • Participant from European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from FoodDrinkEurope
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Latvijas Tirgotāju asociācija
  • Participant from MEDICINES FOR EUROPE
  • Participant from Overseas Development Institute
  • Participant from Partners for Euro-African Green Energy
  • Participant from Partners for Euro-African Green Energy
  • Participant from SOS Faim SOS Hunger
  • Participant from Spanish Food and Drink Federation, Brussels Delegation
  • Participant from WIDE network