Export ban hazardous chemicals

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Dear Madam, Sir,

Under the right of access to EU documents, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting, from the European Commissioners Environment, Trade and GROW and their cabinets; the DGs Environment, Trade, GROW; as well as the Secretary-General and the Secretariat General,

Any documents since 01 January 2020 until now including emails, briefings, reports, as well as attachments, and a list of meetings (also since 01 January 2020) with detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings;

- Sent to or received from Croplife Europe/European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), Syngenta, Corteva (DowDupont), Bayer, BASF, CEFIC, the European Crop Care Association (ECCA), Arysta, BusinessEurope; or anyone acting on behalf of any of these companies and organisations;
- Sent to or received from permanent representation staff, national ministry officials or other representatives of the governments of Germany, Italy and Hungary;

regarding the export from the EU to third countries of hazardous chemicals that are banned in the European Union; as well as the planned ban on such exports as mentioned in the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability adopted in October 2020.

I kindly ask you to not redact any name of professional lobbyists and the organisations and companies they work for, as such data cannot be considered personal data under Regulations 1049/2001 on access to documents and 45/2001 on data protection. Similarly, I kindly urge you to not apply an excessive interpretation of the clause on commercial secrets under 1049/2001.
Should this request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions by referring to specific exemptions in the regulation, and by justifying your interpretation of the applicable legislation.

I look forward to a positive consideration of this request.

Yours faithfully,
Nina Holland

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)289 309 30

ve_sg.accessdoc (SG), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Madam,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 18 April 2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt
of your application for access to documents, which was registered on
19/04/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/2446.

 

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.

 

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ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

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hazardous chemicals - Ref. GESTDEM 2021/2446, 2457, 2458, 2459

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Dear Madam,

 

We hereby inform you that your request has been split as follows, as it
falls under the responsibility of several Commission services:

 

Gestdem reference 2021/2446: DG GROW

Gestdem reference 2021/2457: DG ENV

Gestdem reference 2021/2458: DG TRADE

Gestdem reference 2021/2459: SG.D1

 

You will receive a separate reply for each of the above mentioned
references.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (IC)

European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG.C1

[email address]

 

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GROW-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Ms Holland,

 

Please find attached the reply to your request for access to documents.

 

Kind regards,

 

DG GROW – Access to documents team

 

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and
SMEs
DG  GROW/B1 – Planning and Briefings

 

 

 

 

 

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TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Ms Holland,

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 19 April
2021 under the above mentioned reference number.

Your application is currently being processed. 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 on 6 May 2021.

An extended time limit is needed as the application concerns documents
held by different Services, which must be consulted.

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 1 June 2021.

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

Kind regards,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

SG UNITE D-2, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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ENV-B02-ARES@ec.europa.eu, Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Ms Holland,

 

Please find attached a holding reply to your above-mentioned access to
documents request.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Kind regards,

Sustainable Chemicals unit

 

European Commission

DG-Environment

Unit B.2 – Sustainable Chemicals

 

CAGNONI Guido (TRADE), Secretariat General of the European Commission

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Dear Ms Holland,

 

Please find attached a reply to your above-mentioned access to documents
request.

 

Kind regards,

 

European Commission

DG-Environment

Unit B.2 – Sustainable Chemicals

 

 

Dear [email address],

Thank you very much for your response and for sending the documents.

Yours sincerely,

Nina Holland