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Civil Society Dialogue on Australia and New Zealand - State of play of trade negotiations and Sustainability impact assessment draft inception report

  • Date: 04/04/2019, 15:00-17:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Room 0.D, Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/04/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 04/04/2019, 15:00-17:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Room 0.D, Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 01/04/2019 12:00

The EU and Australia and the EU and New Zealand are currently negotiating free trade agreements. Following the adoption of the negotiating directives in May 2018, the negotiations were launched in June 2018. The third round of negotiations was held with New Zealand on 18-22 February in Brussels. The third round of negotiations will be held with Australia on 25-29 March in Canberra. Further information on EU's free trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand can be found here: Australia, New Zealand

In line with its practice, the Commission has also hired an independent consultant for carrying out the Sustainability Impact Assessments of the trade part to provide inputs to the EU negotiators. BKP Economic Advisors GmbH has been selected to conduct these studies. The Draft Inception Reports and related information can be found under the websites indicated below.

Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of FTA negotiations between the EU and Australia:
http://trade-sia-australia.eu/images/reports/EU-AU_SIA_Draft_Inception_Report.pdf
http://trade-sia-australia.eu/en/resources-2 (this is the page from where to download the report and executive summary)

Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of FTA negotiations between the EU and New Zealand:
http://trade-sia-new-zealand.eu/images/reports/EU-NZ_SIA_Draft_Inception_Report.pdf
http://trade-sia-new-zealand.eu/en/resources-2 (this is the page from where to download the report and executive summary)

The purpose of this meeting is to present to the EU Civil Society Organisations the state of play of the negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and the Draft Inception Reports of the Sustainability Impact Assessments, and to exchange views on these topics.

Lead speakers
Helena König, Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission
Study Coordinator/Team Leader for the SIAs, accompanied by BKP team

Agenda

  1. Presentation of the state of play of the negotiations, followed by a Q&A
  2. Presentation of Draft Inception Reports for the SIAs in support of the EU's negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
  3. Open discussion with stakeholders

Related documents

Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • 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 Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Participant from ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins
  • Participant from Confederation of Finnish Industries EK
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale dell'Artigianato e della Piccola e Media Impresa
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DAIRY TRADE
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Crop Protection Association
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Participant from European farmers
  • Participant from European Furniture Industries Confederation
  • Participant from European Patent Office
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Sugar Refineries Association
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from FederlegnoArredo - Federazione Italiana delle Industrie del Legno, del Sughero, del Mobile e dell'Arredamento
  • 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 Fur Europe
  • Participant from Humane Society International/Europe
  • Participant from International Association for Textile Care Labelling
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Confederation of European Beet Growers
  • Participant from International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organizations
  • Participant from Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
  • Participant from Irish Farmers' Association
  • Participant from Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Law Society of England and Wales
  • Participant from Nemzeti Agrárgazdasági Kamara
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from Organisation pour un réseau international d’indications géographiques
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from spiritsEUROPE
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Participant from Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
  • Participant from US Dairy Export Council
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich