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Dear Ms Hodgetts,


We would like to inform you that unfortunately we will not be able to provide you with a reply to your request GestDem 2017/7545 by the deadline of 9 February 2018.


We are currently working on the reply and we are intensifying our efforts to finalise it as soon as possible.

You will be kept informed about the progress of the reply, which we hope you will be able to receive very soon.


We apologise for the delay and we thank you very much for your patience.


Kind regards,


DG TRADE Access to Documents team


Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:37 PM
To: 'ask+[adresse e-mail]'
Subject: Your access to documents request number GestDem 2017/7545


Dear Ms Hodgetts,


We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 20/12/2017 under the reference number GestDem 2017/7545.


Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy workload on a large number of requests, 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 19/01/2018.


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 09/02/2018.


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


Yours faithfully,


Access to Documents Team

European Commission