Meetings with Huawei

Álvaro Merino made this Informationsfreiheit request to Generaldirektion Handel as part of a batch sent to 6 authorities

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Dear [Authority name],

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:

a) Meeting records (emails, minutes, reports, briefing papers, drafts, memos...) involving Huawei officials and/or people representing Huawei's interests.

b) Correspondence within your personnel and/or the European institutions concerning Huawei, its products and its services.

c) Invoices, tenders, service agreements, purchases, orders, procurement documents, offers, etc. concerning products and services using Huawei services.

Please do not transfer this request to another autority, this is a request specifically for you. Do not exclude short-lived documents or documents considered to be unimportant under archiving rules.

Yours faithfully,

Álvaro Merino

Generaldirektion Handel

Dear Sir ,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.
Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience. Pending your reply, we reserve the right to refuse the registration of your request.

Alternatively, you may use directly the electronic form available on the Europa website:

Best regards,

TRADE Access to Documents Team

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Estimado Comercio,

Calle Jesús Goldero, 19, 1º,
28045 Madrid.

Un saludo,

Álvaro Merino

Generaldirektion Handel

Dear Sir,


Thank you for your e-mail  providing your postal address . We hereby
acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was
registered on 13 July 2020 under reference number GESTDEM 2020/4248.


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 4
August 2020.  In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.


You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which
has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the
European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or
problems linked to the use of this system.


Please note that the private third party running the website
is responsible and accountable for the processing of your personal data
via that website, and not the Commission. For further information on your
rights, please refer to the third party’s privacy policy.

We understand that the third party running the website
usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the
Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may
have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).


Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the
Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by
the website.


If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is
published on a private third-party website such as, you can
provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further
correspondence.  In that case, the Commission will send all future
electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address,
and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You
should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website
about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply
from, the Commission.


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 Merino,


We refer to your access to documents request registered on 13/07/2020
under the above mentioned reference number.


Your application is currently being handled. However, the nature of your
application requires us to perform a considerable number of searches in
our database and contact different services in order to gather all
necessary documents. Therefore we will not be in a position to complete
the handling of your application within the time limit of 15 working days,
which expires today.


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 25/08/2020.


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

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission





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