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:
The negotiating directives for the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.
Les Amis de la Terre
47 Avenue Pasteur
Thank you for your e-mail dated 3 July 2019. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 4 July 2019 under reference number GestDem 2019/3840.
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 July 2019. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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TRADE ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM
Dear Mr Roux,
We refer to your request for access to documents registered on 04/07/2019
under the reference number GestDem 2019/3840.
Your application is currently being handled. 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 16/08/2019.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to Documents Team
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]
Dear Mr Roux,
Please find attached an advance information copy of the confirmatory
decision taken on your request for access to documents registered under
Gestdem number 2019/3840, adopted on 13/02/2020 in the above-mentioned
Please note that the Secretariat General of the European Commission will
proceed with the formal notification of the decision in the coming days by
This advance copy is solely sent for your information and is not the
formal notification of the confirmatory.
Access to documents team - RC