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Civil Society Dialogue on Implementation of the EU Trade Agreements

  • Date: 21/11/2018, 10:00-12:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 0.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/11/2018 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 21/11/2018, 10:00-12:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 0.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 16/11/2018 12:00

The purpose of this meeting is to present the European Commission’s second Annual Report on the implementation of EU trade agreements published on 31 October 2018. The report was accompanied by a Staff Working Document, which has details on each individual agreement.

The report covers 35 agreements with 62 countries and regions. It shows that EU free trade agreements continue to deliver, boosting trades and contributing to growing EU exports. With some 70 trade agreements spanning five continents, the EU now has the largest web of trade agreements in the world. The growing list of strategic trade deals provides EU businesses with preferential access to key foreign markets, and gives them a competitive advantage compared to exporters from other countries. The agreements have again helped to remove a number of trade barriers. The more modern agreements all include binding rules on certain labour standards and environmental protection, the application of which the Commission monitors very closely. We are looking forward to an open exchange of views with you about the state of play on FTA implementation and possibilities to further improve it.

• The report can be consulted online and in all Community languages.

• The fact sheet can be consulted also online here.

• The Staff Working Document is available in English

Lead speaker
Ms Geraldine Emberger, Senior Adviser on FTA Implementation, Directorate-General for Trade

Moderator
Ms Adeline Hinderer, Deputy Head of Unit, Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade

AGENDA
1. Presentation of the Annual Report on FTA Implementation 2018.
2. Open discussion with stakeholders.

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order clear security and gain access to the meeting room on time. Please bring with you the confirmation of your e-pass and an ID card or passport.

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  • Participant from ACT Alliance Advocacy to the European Union
  • Participant from Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network
  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from Assocalzaturifici Italiani
  • Participant from British Agriculture Bureau
  • Participant from Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Cerame-Unie
  • Participant from Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederação Nacional das Cooperativas Agrícolas e do Crédito Agrícola de Portugal
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
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  • Participant from EUROCORD AiSBL
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
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  • Participant from EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
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  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
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  • Participant from European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
  • Participant from European Crop Protection Association
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  • Participant from European Dairy Association aisbl
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  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European farmers
  • Participant from European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  • Participant from European Federation of the Parquet industry
  • Participant from European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • Participant from European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Participant from European Organisation of the Sawmill industry
  • Participant from European Patent Office
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Participant from FederlegnoArredo - Federazione Italiana delle Industrie del Legno, del Sughero, del Mobile e dell'Arredamento
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from FruitVegetablesEUROPE
  • Participant from Fur Europe
  • Participant from Humane Society International/Europe
  • Participant from IFPI Representing recording industry worldwide
  • Participant from Insurance Europe
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • Participant from International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
  • Participant from Irish Farmers' Association
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  • Participant from Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging - 11.11.11
  • Participant from Netherlands Maritime Technology
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Platform Europe Peru
  • Participant from Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association of Europe
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  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
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  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from Tobacco Europe
  • Participant from Transport and Environment (European Federation for Transport and Environment)
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich