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The reformed EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, one year on

  • Date: 05/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/03/2015 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 05/03/2015, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Centre Albert Borschette, Room AB-5B, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/03/2015 12:00

European Year for Development

The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views with civil society organisations on the first year of the implementation of the new GSP scheme and especially on the reformed GSP+ special incentive.

The new GSP scheme started to apply on 1 January 2014. It was reformed in order to focus on developing countries most in need. It allows developing country exporters to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. The GSP+ scheme provides additional benefits to countries committing to comply with international conventions on human and labour rights, on the protection of the environment and on good governance.

The GSP scheme can be used as a tool for economic development by the world's poorest countries as it provides them with preferential access to the EU's market.
 

Speaker

Mr Nikolaos Zaimis, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences, Directorate-General for Trade


Moderator

Mr Robin Ratchford, Head of Sector of the Media Team, Directorate-General for Trade


Background information

DG Trade webpages on the EU Generalised System of Preferences


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 15/20 minutes in advance. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card as they will be requested by the security staff at the entrance of the Borschette Centre. A reception desk will be set up at the entrance of the meeting room, where you will receive an identification badge

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Participant from Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • Participant from Asociación Española de Mayoristas, Transformadores, Importadores y Exportadores de Productos de la Pesca y la Acuicultura
  • 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 ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CAOBISCO
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • 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 Comité européen interprofessionnel du thon tropical
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • 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 Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from FEDUSTRIA
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from FoodDrinkEurope
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Participant from International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
  • Participant from Justice and Peace Netherlands
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Seafish Industry Authority
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich