Dear 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:

1) a list of meetings that Commissioner Malmstrom, members of her cabinet or representatives of DG Trade had between March 2013 and today insofar as these meetings related to ecommerce in the EU-Japan trade deal.

2) minutes and any other reports of these meetings;

3) all correspondence, including emails, (from March 2013 till today) between the parties on the topic stated above.

Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke
Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
B-1050 Brussels

Dear Ms Verheecke,

Thank you for your email. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents which was received yesterday 07/05/2018 and registered today 08/05/2018 under reference number GestDem 2018/2586.

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 04/06/2018. 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.

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

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

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Dear Madam,
We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 08/05/2018 under the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in point 1 of your application is quite broad so we therefore invite you, pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents to precise what kind of meetings and with what kind of interlocutors you are interested in.

The 15 working days the time limit for handling your application will start running when we receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Yours faithfully,

Access to Documents Team

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

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Dear Trade,

Thank you for your answer.
I am specifically interested in all meetings in which source codes were mentioned.
Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke

Dear Ms Verheecke,

Thank you for your reply . However, in order to reply in the most complete and efficient way to your request, I would like to ask you the clarification on the type of interlocutors/parties you are referring to in point 1 and 3 of your request.

Thank you in advance for this additional information

Kind regards

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
Directorate-General for Trade

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Dear Trade,

Sorry for not being clear. I am referring to stakeholders/interest groups such as NGOs, trade unions, law firms, think tanks, trade federations, companies, etc.

Yours faithfully,

Lora Verheecke

Dear Ms Verheecke,

We refer to your request for access to documents registered under reference number GestDem 2018/2586.

Your applications is currently being handled and we are at the very last stage of the 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 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 04/07/2018.

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

Yours sincerely,

Access to Document Team

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

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EC ARES NOREPLY,

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    1 Ref Ares 2016 2800208 Meeting with Digital Europe 16 06 2016 Redacted.pdf

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    2 Ares 2016 2967736 Meeting with Rakuten 16 06 2016 rtf Redacted z Redacted.pdf

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    11 Ref Ares 2017 4245681 Meeting with Rakuten 30 08 2017 clean Redacted.pdf

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    7 Ref Ares 2018 2709864 25 05 2018 ESF and JSN joint statement Eu Japan FTA Redacted z.pdf

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    9 Ref Ares 2018 2709683 BEUC analysis of the eu japan e commerce chapter 25 05 2018 Redacted z.pdf

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    5 Ref Ares 2018 2710625 Jeita and Digitaleurope letter on Eu Japan trade nego 25 05 2018.pdf

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    Annex 1 list of documents.pdf

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    4 Ref Ares 2016 6914023 12 12 2016 ESF2016 10 Cecilia Malmstr m EU Japan FTA December 2016 Final Redacted.pdf

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    10 Ref Ares 2018 2692754 Beuc recommandations for tech ecommerce nego with JPN 24 05 2018 Redacted z.pdf

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Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2018)3427325 concernant "Reply to GESTDEM 2018/2586" envoyé par M/Mme KIENER Christophe le 28/06/2018.

Please find attached document Ares(2018)3427325 regarding "Reply to GESTDEM 2018/2586" sent by Mr/Ms KIENER Christophe on 28/06/2018.

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