Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Jan-May 2021

Belen Balanya made this Accès à l'information request to Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME as part of a batch sent to 5 authorities

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From: Belen Balanya, Corporate Europe Observatory
Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.
6 May 2021 RE: Access to Documents related to Carbon Adjustment Mechanism.

Dear DG energy, DG Clima, Dg Grow, Secretariat General, DG Trade,

Referring to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 on public access to EU documents, I would herewith like to ask for access to the following:

1- all correspondence (including email) between 1st january 2021 and 6th May 2021 between Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Timmermans, Commissioner Breton, President van der Leyen, Commissioner Dombrovskis, and/or their cabinets and/or officials from DG Energy, DG Clima, DG Grow, DG Trade and Secretariat General on one hand and stakeholders on the other, where the issue of the carbon border adjustment mechanism is addressed.

2 - list of meetings/videocalls/calls between 1st December 2020 and 6th May 2021 between officials and/or representatives of the European Commission and stakeholders where the issue of the carbon border adjustment mechanism is addressed.

3 - minutes of the meetings/videocalls/calls mentioned above.

I would like to make clear I prefer you produce the documents on a rolling basis.
At no point should the Commission’s search for—or deliberations concerning—certain documents delay the production of others that the Commission has already retrieved and elected to produce.

To the extent possible, we prefer the documents in electronic format. Documents that cannot be sent in electronic format should be sent to Corporate Europe Observatory, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels.

Should my request be denied wholly or partially, please explain the denial or all deletions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.

I reserve the right to appeal.

Please confirm having received this application. I look forward to your reply within 15 business days, according to the regulation.

Thank you for your assistance.

Belen Balanya
Corporate Europe Observatory, Marché intérieur, Industrie, Entrepreneuriat et PME

Dear Ms Balanya,

Thank you for your e-mail of 06/05/2021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 07/05/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/3006.

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 02/06/2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

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Dear Ms Balanya,


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


According to the standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered mail. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during the
COVID-19 epidemics, which include the requirement for all Commission
non-critical staff to telework, we are unfortunately not in a position to
follow this procedure until further notice. 


We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [1][DG GROW request email].


Kind regards,


DG GROW – Access to documents team



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






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