Industry, vaccines and patents (DG Trade)

Kenneth Haar made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generaldirektion Handel

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To DG Trade

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

(i) a list of meetings of DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet) and representatives of EFPIA (including Vaccines Europe) since 1 September 2020.

(ii) minutes and other reports of these meetings;

(iii) all correspondence (including emails) between DG Trade officials and/or representatives (including the Commissioner and Cabinet) and representatives of EFPIA (including Vaccines Europe) regarding vaccines against COVID, including questions concerning patents, since 1 September 2020.

I would be grateful if you could take the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour into account when considering (i) of this request.

Yours sincerely,

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Haar
Overgaden oven Vandet 12
1415 Copenhagen K
Denmark, Generaldirektion Handel

Dear Sir,


Thank you for your e-mail of 4 February 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 4 February 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/0576.


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 25
February 2021. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.


For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
[1]Privacy statement – access to documents.


Yours faithfully,


Access to Documents Team




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Dear Mr Kenneth Haar,

We refer to your communication of 4 February 2021 in which you make a
request for access to documents, registered under the above mentioned
reference number.

Your application is currently being processed. However, we will not be in
a position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 25 February 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as we are currently processing a high
number of requests.

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 18 March 2021.

We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission


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CAGNONI Guido(TRADE), Generaldirektion Handel

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Please find attached document Ares(2021)2029622 from WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) dated 22/03/2021.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2021)2029622 de WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) daté du 22/03/2021.

To DG TRADE, Guido Cagnoni

Thank you for the documents sent to me yesterday regarding the request with the reference number GESTDEM 2021/0576.

I can see from the list of documents that one document was not attached, namely no. 9 (attachment 1).

Can I ask you to forward it?

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar

CAGNONI Guido, Generaldirektion Handel

Dear Sir,
I double checked, and I found the "document 9 - attachment 1" duly included in the list: will you please verify again ?
Have a nice day,

Secretary – Assistant


European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade
Unit E3 - Industry, Goods, Energy, Customs and Origin
CHAR 05/152
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
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My apologies. A technical glitch on my side. Yes indeed, the document is included.

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar

Dear CAGNONI Guido,

Thank you for your help with the request, labelled GESTDEM 2021/0576.
While reading the documents I came across a reference in document no. 11 to a study presented at a meeting with EFPIA on IP provisions in trade agreements. Said study does not appear to be included in the batch.

Can you clarify?

Yours sincerely,

Kenneth Haar