Communication on EU-MERCOSUR

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Dear 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:

- Any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document - commissioned or authored by any part of the European Commission, or received from (or representatives from) EuropaBio, Monsanto, Bayer Crop Science, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Glencore, COPA COGECA or Cargill concerning or mentioning negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between June 2015 and October 2017.

- a list of meetings including detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings between DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or representatives from) EuropaBio, Monsanto, Bayer Crop Science, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Glencore, COPA COGECA or Cargill concerning or mentioning negotiations for a EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between June 2015 and October 2017.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research. My postal adress has been forwarded to you.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Hans Wetzels

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Dear Mr. Wetzels,

 

Thank you for your request for access to documents.

 

Unfortunately you have not indicated and we have not received your postal
address that is required 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.

 

You may, of course, use directly the electronic form for entering your
request:
[1]http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/...

 

Best regards,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

[2]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

 

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Dear Trade,

Thank you for your responses. My postal adress has been added to this post so you can move forward with my request.

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Thank you for your email.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of your
application for access to documents, which was registered on 13/11/2017
under reference number GestDem 2017/6808.

 

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
04/12/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note
that this is a private 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.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

We refer to your requests for access to documents, registered on
13/11/2017 under the reference numbers GestDem 2017/6808 and 2017/6810.

 

Your applications are currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload on a large number of requests, we will not be in a position to
complete the handling of your applications 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 03/01/2018.

 

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Access to Documents Team

[1]http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/ec-logo...
European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

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Dear Trade,

Thank you for the update. I will be awaiting your response.

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Trade,

This request is long overdue. Can you give me an indication when to expect an update?

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Trade,

This request is long overdue. I am considering an internal appeal concerning your lack of response. If I don't get any response before the end of the week (27-01-2018) I will file an appeal.

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Mr Wetzels,

We are very sorry for the delay in preparing the reply to your requests. We are currently working on them, but we are experiencing some major resource constraints, which are having an impact in the processing of the replies.

We will try our best to finalise the replies to your requests as soon as possible.

We apologise again for the delay and for any inconvenience caused.

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear Trade,

Thank you for your answer. I will be awaiting more information from your side and hoping for a quick as possible handling of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

EC ARES NOREPLY,

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Please find attached document Ares(2018)644344 regarding "Your application for access to documents – Ref GestDem No 2017/6808" sent by Mr JORGENSEN Matthias on 02/02/2018.

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Thank you for the first batch of documents. I will be awaiting the full completion of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

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Dear Trade,

Thank you for the first batch of documents. I will be awaiting the full completion of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

Dear Trade,

Thank you for the first batch of documents. I am, however, still waiting for the second batch. Since this request is long overdue (again): when can I expect this?

Yours faithfully,

Hans Wetzels

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

Thank you for your email. We are sorry for the delay. Some of the documents requested originate from third parties which had to be consulted and we are currently finalising the reply. We aim at sending it to you with the remaining documents by next week.

We apologise again and we thank you very much for your patience.

Kind regards,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

Thank you very much for this information. We take note and we will send your next letters to the postal address indicated in your email.

Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]

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EC ARES NOREPLY,

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

Please find attached document Ares(2018)1186223 regarding "Reply / Your application for access to documents - Ref GestDem No 2017/6808" sent by Mr/Ms JORGENSEN Matthias on 02/03/2018.
Yours faithfully

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
DG TRADE

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