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Ref. Ares(2015)954805 - 04/03/2015
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Ref. Ares(2017)1114971 - 02/03/2017
From: 
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 (TRADE) 
Sent: 
03 March 2015 18:10 
To: 
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(TRADE) 
Cc: 
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 (TRADE) 
Subject: 
TTIP: meeting with Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria 
– for ARES registration please –
 had a meeting with Georg Schlagbauer (president), Dr. Lothar Semper (chief 
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executive officer) and 
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 (representative in Brussels) of the Chamber of Crafts for 
Munich and Upper Bavaria (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern) on TTIP. 
Underlining that the Chamber of Crafts considers TTIP as having several positive aspects, the current 
public debate has encouraged them to seek more information on the following three issues: 
1. Recognition of professional qualifications
2. Consumer protection
3. ISDS
We reassured them that discussions in TTIP on recognition of professional qualifications are very limited 
in terms of scope and are not comparable to the internal market obligations within the EU on this issue. 
As to consumer protection we underlined that the Commission will not give up the high European 
standards and referred to the competent Unit within DG Trade for further details. With regard to ISDS, 
we explained the process following the publication of the results of the consultation and explained that 
the CETA text contained very significant improvements as compared to past practice incl. in German 
BITs.   
The Handwerkskammer also flagged interest in the SME chapter. 
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