Communication on CETA

Hans Wetzels a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Commerce

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Dear DG 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:

- Any study, impact assessment, forecast, paper or other document - commissioned or authored by any part of the European Commission, mentioning or concerning the ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between September 2019 and the 20th of May 2022.

- a list of meetings including detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings between DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or representatives from) mentioning or concerning the ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between September 2019 and the 20th of May 2022.

- All correspondence (including emails) by DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) sent to or received, mentioning or concerning the ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between September 2019 and the 20th of May 2022.

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.

Do not hesitate to get back to me should you need any further information which could facilitate your research. My postal address hereby:
Hans Wetzels
Naarderstraat 153
2574PG, Den Haag
The Netherlands

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Hans Wetzels

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 20 Mai 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered today under
reference number GestDem 2022/2924.

 

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 15
June 2022. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

CHAR

1049 Brussels

Belgium

[DG TRADE request email]

 

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TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

We refer to your request for access to documents of 20 May 2022,
registered under the above mentioned reference number.

The description given in your application does not fully enable us to
identify concrete documents, which would correspond to your request.

We therefore invite you, in accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation
(EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents, to provide us with
more detailed information on the documents you request in particular
concerning ‘a list of meetings, reports and correspondence between DG
Trade officials’ and whom exactly? Please provide details on what persons
or bodies you are referring to exactly in this context.

Once we receive your additional information, we will be able to process
your application and identify potential documents. Should your application
concern a very large number of documents, which need to be assessed
individually, we would need to get back to at a later stage as such a
detailed analysis cannot be carried out within the normal time limits set
out in Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001.

If you need assistance in clarifying or specifying your application, you
can always contact us by email.

In accordance with the third paragraph of Article 2 of the Detailed rules
for the application of  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 [1]^^[1], the
deadline of 15 working days for handling your application will start
running when we receive the requested clarifications.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

 

From: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2022 4:55 PM
To: 'Hans Wetzels' <[FOI #11272 email]>
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Subject: RE: access to documents request - Communication on CETA - Gestdem
2022/2924

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 20 Mai 2022. We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered today under
reference number GestDem 2022/2924.

 

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 15
June 2022. In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be
informed in due course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data visit our page
Privacy statement:
[2]https://ec.europa.eu/info/principles-and...

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team

European Commission

Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications

CHAR

1049 Brussels

Belgium

[3][DG TRADE request email]

 

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Dear [email address],

Thank you for your question. I am sorry if my question was not entirely clear.

I am referring to ALL meetings including detailed minutes and any other reports of such meetings, in which DG TRADE's officials (including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or representatives from) were involved or have taken part in, in which the ratification of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was mentioned between September 2019 and the 20th of May 2022.

Thank you!

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Thank you for your quick response.

 

You request documents concerning 'meetings including detailed minutes and
any other reports of such meetings, in which DG TRADE's officials
(including the Commissioner and his Cabinet members) and (or
representatives from) were involved or have taken part in.’

 

In order to process your request, please kindly specify the
representatives of persons or bodies you are interested  in. This concerns
both ‘meetings’ as well as ‘correspondence’. Grateful if you could provide
this additional information before 3 June.

 

With kind regards,

 

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

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Dear [email address],

I find this a strange reply. Since I am looking for all information about all meetings during the specified time-frame, in which DG TRADE's officials of any kind were involved, during which the ratification of CETA was mentioned or discussed, I cannot know in advance which persons, representatives or organizations these meetings would have been with. Please proceed according to my original request.

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

Dear Mr Wetzels,

We have taken note of your reply. Our understanding is that you are interested in correspondence and meetings with civil society. We will process your request on this basis, unless we hear back from you before 9 June 2022.

Kind regards,

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear [email address],

Your understanding is partly correct. I am interested in all correspondence and meetings DG TRADE officials had with civil society - including all representatives and/or lawyers representing the corporate sector and/or any business association, as well as all correspondence and meetings DG TRADE officials had with representatives of EU member states and/or the Canadian government. Obviously all concerning the topic and dates specified in my original request.

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

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Dear Sir,

We refer to your e-mail of  20 May 2022 in which you make a request for
access to documents, registered on the same day 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 on 15 June 2022.

An extended time limit is needed because of the high number of requests
currently being processed by us.

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 6 July 2022.

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

Yours faithfully,

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team
European Commission
Directorate General for Trade

Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications
CHAR
1049 Brussels
Belgium

 

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Dear [email address],

Could you give me an estimate as to when I can expect your reply and accompanying documents?

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

TRADE-ACCES-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Commerce

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response. The handling of
your request requires more time than expected due to the fact that we need
to consult multiple external stakeholders for their consent on the
disclosure of documents. Due to the holiday period, the contributions are
expected to arrive with additional delay.

 

Nevertheless, the process is ongoing and we will hope to get back to you
as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your understanding and kind regards,

 

Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

 

 

 

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Dear [email address],

Since this request is now overdue for a very long time, could you give me an estimate as to when I can expect a reply and accompanying documents?

Sincerely,

Hans Wetzels

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Dear Mr Wetzels,

Thank you for your message.

The reply to your application in the above GestDem case is in the final
stages of its approval chain.

It should normally be provided to you within the next days.

We apologise for the delay and any inconveniences occurred, and would like
to explicitly thank you for your patience.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DG TRADE Access to Documents Team
European Commission
Directorate General for Trade
Unit R3 – Transparency, Civil Society and Communications
CHAR
1049 Brussels
Belgium

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BURMANN Ilonka, Commerce

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Dear Sir,

Please find enclosed the reply to your application dated 20 May 2022, in
which you make a request for access to documents under Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001[1] (‘Regulation 1049/2001’), registered on 20 May 2022 under the
above mentioned GestDem registration number.
Can I please ask you to confirm reception of the reply?

Best regards,
Ilonka Bürmann

Dear BURMANN Ilonka,

Documents received, thank you!

Yours sincerely,

Hans Wetzels