Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting the following documents:
- the procedures - ways of working of the EU-ASEAN working group on sustainability issues related to palm oil
- the list of participants of this working group
- the frequency of meetings of this working group
- the minutes of meetings of this working group
- the expected objectives of this working group, together with its associated timeline
Friends of the Earth Europe
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
Dear Ms Verheecke,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 21/01/2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 22/01/2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/400.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 13 February 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Dear Ms Verheecke,
We refer to your request for access to documents registered under
reference GestDem 2019/400.
Your application is currently being handled and the file has been
submitted to approval procedure . However, we will not be in a position to
complete the handling of your application within the time limit of 15
working days, which has just expired.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 06/03/2019.
We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to Documents Team
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]