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Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues and Trade

  • Date: 13/10/2009, 11:00-13:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB-4D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/10/2009 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 13/10/2009, 11:00-13:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, room AB-4D, 36, rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/10/2009 12:00

In recent years the use of food safety, animal and plant health rules as trade barriers for imports has increased considerably. An open and fair international trading system is essential to ensure that farmers, processors and traders can reap the full reward of their competitiveness. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for civil society organisations to share their views as well as engage in a discussion on sanitary and phytosanitary issues and trade.

Key-note Speakers

Mr Ulrich Weigl, Deputy Head of Unit, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues Unit, DG Trade, European Commission
Mr Michael Scannell, Advisor to the Director on Animal health and welfare, DG Health and Consumers Affairs
Mr Rodrigo Gouveia, Secretary General, European Association of Consumer Cooperatives

Chair

Ms Ramona Samson, Civil Society Coordinator, Sustainable Development and SPS Issues, DG Trade, European Commission

AGENDA

1. Sanitary and phytosanitary issues and trade: short overview
2. Reconciling the demands of civil society in relation to trade in foodstuffs - is it really possible?
3. Food and Trade: fulfilling consumer needs and expectations
4. Open discussion

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from AgriBrussels
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • 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 Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society
  • Participant from centre for EU studies
  • Participant from ComitĂ© EuropĂ©en de Liaison des Commerces Agricoles et Agro-alimentaires
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from EU Ukraine Business Council aisbl
  • Participant from European Centre for Development Policy Management
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Dairy Association aisbl
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from Federlegno-Arredo
  • Participant from FoodDrinkEurope
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from German Marshall Fund
  • Participant from Productboard for Horticulture
  • Participant from Productboard for Horticulture