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Update on the reformed EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme

  • Date: 19/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/05/2016 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 19/05/2016, 14:30 - 16:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Alcide de Gasperi room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/05/2016 12:00


The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views with civil society organisations on the first two years of the implementation of the reformed GSP scheme and especially on the enhanced GSP+ special incentive arrangement. The first bi-annual GSP Report was published in January 2016 and is available at this link.

The EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) is designed to help developing countries integrate in the international trade system by making it easier for them to export their products to the EU. This is done in the form of partly or fully reduced tariffs for their goods when entering the EU market.

The new GSP scheme started to apply on 1 January 2014. It was reformed in order to focus further on developing countries most in need. The strengthened GSP+ arrangement provides additional benefits to countries committing to comply with core international conventions on human and labour rights, on the protection of the environment and on good governance.

Speakers

Mr Nikolaos Zaimis, Advisor to the Director, Sustainable Development; Economic Partnership Agreements - African, Caribbean and Pacific; Agri-food and Fisheries

Ms Alina Boiciuc, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised System of Preferences
 
Moderator

Ms Montserrat Gago, Co-ordinator relations with civil society, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade


Background information

DG Trade webpages on the EU Generalised System of Preferences


Due to increased security measures implemented by the European Commission, participants will receive in the confirmation email a link to a form in which they will be requested to introduce their ID number together with its validity date, their nationality and date of birth. Those participants who have not provided this information 48 hours before the meeting takes place will NOT be able to access the venue. No late registrations will be accepted.

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 you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring the confirmation email received when registering for the meeting and an ID card.

The closing date for travel arrangements is 09/05/2016 at 20:00 (Brussels time). No late travel requests will be accepted.

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Assocalzaturifici Italiani
  • 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 des Constructeurs EuropĂ©ens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry ASBL
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Participant from European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Express Association
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from FEDUSTRIA
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from iEthanol, the European Industrial Ethanol Association
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Federation for Human Rights
  • Participant from International Partnership for Human Rights
  • Participant from Justice and Peace Netherlands
  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Stichting Fair Trade Advocacy Office
  • Participant from The EU Vegetable Oil and Proteinmeal Industry
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Ă–sterreich