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Civil Society Dialogue on Trade Defence Instruments and Rights of Defence in Trade Proceedings

  • Date: 09/12/2019, 14:00-16:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 5.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 04/12/2019 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 09/12/2019, 14:00-16:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Conference Center Albert Borschette, Room 5.B, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 04/12/2019 12:00

The European Commission will give an overview on the current state of play in the field of the Trade Defence Instruments. Following two major legislative reforms in 2017 and 2018, the European Commission will report on how these changes have been applied in practice. The purpose of this meeting is to explain how the new legislation has strengthened the trade defence instruments, the impact on the procedures and practices as well as having an exchange of views with civil society on their experience of the new rules.


The Hearing Officer is an “independent watchdog” that guarantees fairness and impartiality of EU trade proceedings. These are mainly anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases, but the Hearing Officer can also become active in any other type of trade proceedings in which there are parties with own procedural rights and which contact the Hearing Officer claiming that their rights of defence are not respected. Her Terms of Reference are adopted by the Commission President and were recently updated, following the Trade Defence legislative reforms. The position of an independent Hearing Officer was created in 2007 to facilitate communication between interested parties and Commission services in trade proceedings, and to offer mediation - on procedural issues - between interested parties and the Commission's Directorate-General for Trade. The Hearing Officer will present her role and give an overview of her activities including how parties to a proceeding can request her intervention. Furthermore, the purpose of the meeting is also to engage in an exchange of views with civil society on their experience with the Hearing Officer.

Speakers
• Mr Leopoldo Rubinacci, Director, Trade Defence, DG Trade
• Dr Thinam Jakob, Hearing Officer for Trade Proceedings


Moderator
Deputy Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda
1. Presentation on Trade Defence Instruments – updates
2. Discussion with Civil Society Organisations

3. Introduction by the Hearing Officer
4. Discussion with Civil Society Organisations
 

We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance in order to 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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Organisations that have registered to participate in this meeting.

  • 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 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 Française des Entreprises Privées / French Association of Large Companies
  • Participant from ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from Brot für die Welt
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment
  • Participant from CIRFS: European Man-made Fibres Association
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Confederazione Generale dell'Industria Italiana
  • Participant from Conseil Européen des Jeunes Agriculteurs
  • Participant from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from ECTU - European Shippers' Council
  • Participant from EPIA SolarPower Europe
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EUROALLIAGES
  • Participant from EuroCommerce
  • Participant from EUROCORD AiSBL
  • Participant from EURODOM
  • Participant from Eurogroup for Animals
  • Participant from EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
  • Participant from European Association Automotive Suppliers
  • Participant from EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Participant from EUROPEAN BICYCLE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
  • Participant from European Branded Clothing Alliance
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • Participant from European Chemical Industry Council
  • 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 Express Association
  • Participant from European Federation of the Parquet industry
  • Participant from European Liaison Committee for Agriculture and agri-food trade
  • Participant from EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM
  • Participant from European Sugar Refineries Association
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturers' Association
  • Participant from Federazione Imprese Siderurgiche Italiane
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from Fertilizers Europe
  • Participant from France Industrie
  • Participant from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
  • Participant from Fur Europe
  • Participant from Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • Participant from Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia
  • Participant from GMB trade union
  • Participant from ICC BELGIQUE
  • Participant from Logistics UK
  • Participant from Logistics UK
  • Participant from Mouvement des Entreprises de France
  • Participant from Orgalim – Europe's Technology Industries
  • Participant from STARCH EUROPE
  • Participant from The Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Participant from The European Steel Association
  • Participant from US Dairy Export Council
  • Participant from Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from WindEurope
  • Participant from Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V.