Minutes related to market access issues (MAAC & MAWG)

Pia Eberhardt made this access to documents request to Trade

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Trade (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:

- minutes and other reports of the meetings of the market access working groups (MAWG) on automotives, chemicals, distribution services, medical devices, textiles, postal services and SPS in 2012 and 2013

- minutes and other reports of the meetings of the market access advisory committee (MAAC) which took place between February 2012 and today

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Pia,

Thank you for your request for access to documents which has been registered under the number Gestdem 2013/3650. This message is an acknowledgement of receipt.

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a reply within 15 working days (02/08/2013)

Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE
Access to Documents

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[email address]

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Dear Ms Eberhardt

We refer to your e-mail dated 11/07/2013in which you make a request for access to documents, registered under the above mentioned reference number.

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 02/08/2013.An extended time limit is needed as your application concerns a large number of documents .

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 26/08/2013.

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

Yours faithfully,

Raluca MOLDOVAN
Access to Documents

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 2984 177
[email address]

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Dear Pia,

I'm writing to you with regards to 3 access to documents requests that DG Trade is handling for you.

GESTDEM 2013/3355 – Delegation Washington
GESTDEM 2013/3666 – Delegation Otawa
GESTDEM 2013/3650 – MAWG & MAAC

We have almost finalised the identification of the documents involved in 3 requests. We will now start screening process which is complicated due to holiday period and absences of colleagues.

Further, due to the high number of complex requests that DG Trade is handling we need to prioritise.

We are hoping to send you the replies to requests 2013/3666 and 2013/3355 by the mid-September.

For the request 2013/3650 – regarding MAWG & MAAC, we will send you a reply in 2 batches. Realistic deadlines would be mid-October for the 1st batch and mid-November for the 2nd batch.

I will keep you informed on the developments on these files.

Kind regards,
Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE
Access to Documents

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[email address]

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Dear Pia,

I'm writing to you with regards to your access to documents request mentioned in the subject.

In August I wrote to you that we hope to be able to send you a first batch with MAAC reports around mid-October, however, we will need more time to finalise this first batch. I think you should receive a reply by mid-November, hopefully earlier. I will let you know about the 2nd batch related to MAWG later.

I will keep you informed on the developments

Kind regards,
Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE
Access to Documents

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[email address]

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Dear Pia,

I would like to update you on the state of play of your request.

The first batch containing MAAC reports has been put in circulation for approval of our hierarchy, and normally should reach you still this year or very early next year. We are still working on the second part related MAWG and hope to be able to send it to you February or March next year.

The delay is caused because we are assessing a widest possible access for you and as these reports treat some sensitive questions related to market access problems with third countries we need to screen these reports cautiously in order to comply with Article 4.1(a) 3' of the regulation – " The institutions shall refuse access to a document where disclosure would undermine the protection of international relations".

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

I will keep you informed on further developments of your file.

Kind regards,
Indre

Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE
Access to Documents

European Commission
DG TRADE
Unit A3 - Information, communication and civil society
CHAR 7/90
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium
+32 2 295 61 07
[email address]

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE,

thank you for your message and the update.

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Attachment Letter to Ms Eberhardt Gestdem Ref 2013 3650 first batch reports of MAAC meetings.PDF.pdf
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Attachment Justifications Gestdem Ref 2013 3650 first batch reports of MAAC meetings..PDF.pdf
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Attachment Reports Gestdem Ref 2013 3650 first batch reports of MAAC meetings..PDF.pdf
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Dear Mrs Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached on behalf of Mr Demarty the reply to the request
mentioned above.

 

Best regards

 

 

 

 

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Dear Pia,

I would like to update you on the state of play of your request. We are facing some delay in finalising the second and final batch with MAWG reports. We should be able to put it in the circulation next week, and therefore it should reach you in mid-April.

Our apologies for this delay and any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards,
Indre

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Dear Pia,

I would like to update you on the state of play of your request. Please be reassured that we are working on it.
We face an additional delay as in order to provide you with the widest possible access we needed to reassess some parts of some reports for a second time. I hope you will receive a reply by the end of May.

Our apologies for this delay and any inconvenience this may cause.

In addition, to comply with new procedural requirements for registering and handling your request we would need your full postal address and unfortunately you have not indicated it while submitting both of your applications. Could you please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards,
Indre

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From: Pia Eberhardt

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Dear Indre VAICEKAUSKAITE (TRADE),

my apologies for the late response.

I will send you my office address in a separate email.

I am looking forward to receiving the second batch of documents at the end of this week (long after the initial and all other previous deadlines of mid-November 2013, February/ March 2014 and mid-April have passed).

Yours faithfully,

Pia Eberhardt

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Attachment Cover letter Reply AtD 2013 3650 CEO IV.PDF.pdf
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Attachment ANNEX Reply AtD 2013 3650 CEO IV.pdf.pdf
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Attachment Reports.pdf
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Dear Ms Eberhardt,

 

Please find attached the preliminary copy of reply concerning your request
for access to documents pursuant to Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents,
GESTDEM 2013/3650.

 

Please note that this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.

 

 

DG Trade

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