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Mid-term Evaluation of the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)

  • Date: 07/11/2018, 09:30-11:30 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, Room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/11/2018 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 07/11/2018, 09:30-11:30 (registration closed)
  • Location: Charlemagne Building, Room Sicco Mansholt, 170 Rue de la Loi, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 02/11/2018 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to present the final Commission Report of the GSP Mid-term Evaluation, receive feedback and exchange views on the Report's conclusions and EU's GSP. The report and the Commission Staff Working Document are available on the DG Trade website. The report shows a positive impact of the latest reforms to the GSP regulation, particularly on the most vulnerable countries.

This discussion follows up on the previous Civil Society Dialogue meetings that took place in January 2017 (draft Inception Report) and September 2017 (final Interim Report).

To support its evaluation of Regulation (EU) No. 978/2012, the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission mandated the Mid-Term Evaluation of the GSP. The goal of the study is to assess the current scheme’s effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and relevance, and to formulate conclusions and recommendations based on this analysis. The Mid-Term Evaluation will consider the trade, economic, social, environmental and human rights impacts of the GSP in all beneficiary countries and the EU. The results of the study, performed by Development Solutions Europe Ltd, have fed into the current Commission Report to the European Parliament and the Council.

Lead Participants
Ms Alina Boiciuc, Deputy Head of Unit, Trade and Sustainable Development Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Richard James, Evaluation Coordinator, Evaluation Unit, Directorate-General for Trade
Ms Andreas Julin, Project Coordinator, Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised Scheme of Preferences, Directorate-General for Trade
Mr Willem van der Geest, Team Leader, Development Solutions Europe Ltd
Ms Emily Hemmings, Project Manager, Development Solutions Europe Ltd

Moderator
Ms Eeva Tella, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA
1. Presentation of the final Interim Report by Development Solutions.
2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

 

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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • Participant from Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Bundesverband Großhandel, Außenhandel, Dienstleistungen e. V.
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from Eurometaux
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Cocoa Association
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
  • Participant from FEDUSTRIA
  • Participant from Freshfel Europe - the forum for the European fresh fruits and vegetables chain
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • 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 spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from Stichting Schone Kleren Kampagne / Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich