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Update on TiSA negotiations

  • Date: 10/11/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 05/11/2014 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 10/11/2014, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 05/11/2014 12:00

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 23 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including the EU. Together, these countries 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.

The talks are based on proposals made by the participants. TiSA aims at opening up markets and improving rules in areas such as licensing, financial services, telecoms, e-commerce, maritime transport, and workers moving abroad temporarily to provide services.

The purpose of this meeting is to update and exchange views with civil society organisations on the state of play of the TiSA negotiations

Lead Participants

Mr Ignacio Iruarrizaga Díez, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Maria Zuber, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Ms Nabi Siefken, Trade in Services Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator

Mr Olivier de Laroussilhe, Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
 

AGENDA

1. Update on the 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

Press release "EU chairs next round of plurilateral talks on services"


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the Charlemagne building, where they will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.
 

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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 American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
  • Participant from ARD-Verbindungsbüro Brüssel
  • Participant from Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg
  • Participant from Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Participant from Association Internationale de la Mutualité
  • Participant from Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded)
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • 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 Compassion in World Farming
  • Participant from Confederation of British Industry
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens
  • Participant from Cosmetics Europe
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Danish Unions of Teachers
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EUROCHAMBRES – Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions
  • Participant from European Digital Rights
  • 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 Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • Participant from European Federation of Public Service Unions
  • Participant from European Fund and Asset Management Association
  • Participant from European Magazine Media Association
  • 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 Social Insurance Platform AISBL
  • Participant from European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from European Trade Union Committee for Education
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European University Association
  • Participant from Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation
  • Participant from Finance Watch
  • Participant from Finance Watch
  • Participant from Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft e.V.
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (funded)
  • Participant from International Federation of Actors
  • Participant from Platform of European Social NGOs
  • Participant from Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Participant from Seldia - The European Direct Selling Association
  • Participant from Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques
  • Participant from SOLIDAR
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from Trans-Atlantic Business Council
  • Participant from Transitiegroep Stroopwafel (funded)
  • Participant from TUSIAD
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich