Dear Trade,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents (starting from 01/01/2024) related to meetings between representatives of DG Trade and industry actors (including trade associations, law firms and individual companies) with regard to the EU-US Trade and Technology Council.

These documents should include:
- all agendas for each of these meetings;
- any record of the aforementioned meetings. This may include, but not necessarily be limited to, minutes of the meetings, verbatim reports of the meetings, transcripts etc, that would provide a record of the proceedings of the meetings;
- all documents prepared or received for the purpose of these meetings and/or distributed among the attendees before or during the course of these meetings (such as – but not limited to handouts, leaflets, briefings or background notes);
- all correspondence sent or received in preparation for these meetings and/or in order to arrange these meetings, including all attachments;
- all documents prepared or received with regards to and/or as a follow up to these meetings;
- all correspondence sent or received with regards to and/or as a follow up to these meetings, including all attachments.

Yours faithfully,

Bram Vranken
On behalf of Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
Rue d'Edimbourgh 26
1050 Brussels,

Dear Sir or Madam,

We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents
sent on 26/03/2024 and registered on 27/03/2024 under the case number

We will handle your request within 15 working days as of the date of
registration. The time-limit expires on 22/04/2024. We will let you know
if we need to extend this time limit for additional 15 working days.

To find more information on how we process your personal data, please see
[1]the privacy statement.

Yours faithfully,

Directorate-General for Trade - Access to Documents
European Commission


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Dear Mr Vranken,

We refer to your email application for public access to documents of 26
March 2024, registered on 27 March 2024 under the EASE reference number

Your application is currently being handled and the reply to it should be
finalised very soon.

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 22
April 2024, i.e. today.

An extended time limit is needed as in order to retrieve the large number
of requested documents, large files have to be examined.

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit by 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 15 May 2024.

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

Yours sincerely,

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications


1049 Brussels


Dear Trade,

A response to my FOI request with reference number 2024/1737 is long overdue. Can you update me on the status of the request?

Yours faithfully,

Bram Vranken


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Dear Mr Vranken,


Thank you for your kind status request message.

Please accept our sincere apologies for our delayed processing in this


Please find here below, what we received back from the operational unit in
charge as regards the status of your application:

‘We have identified around 14 documents which fall under [the] request.
Currently we are in the finalisation stage of the analysis of these


We also noticed that the operational unit in charge of this file is
processing now (since this morning) the reply letter together with a high
number of documents in the internal administrative approval chain,
nevertheless requiring the signature of the Director-General, as it seems.

We cannot concretely predict, how long this internal processing will take
in terms of concrete days, but we can assure you that your case has
amongst many others become a priority case.

The response should be ready to be sent out in a roughly foreseeable
timeframe though, even if we are not in a position to provide you today
with a concrete date.


Thank you very much for your understanding and your further patience.


Kind regards,

DG TRADE Public Access to Documents Legal Coordination



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