Dear Access to Documents Unit at 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:

All communication (including letters, e-mails and faxes) as well as any meeting records (including agendas, participant lists, Commission briefing papers and minutes) between officials at DG Trade (including the Commissioner and her cabinet) and

1) The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) including all staff;
2) The office of the United States Secretary of Commerce including all staff;
3) Representatives of European businesses, business associations and lobby consultancies;
4) Representatives of US businesses, business associations and lobby consultancies;
5) Other officials of the European Commission, including DG ENER,
DG ENVI, DG CLIMA and the office of the President of the European Commission

on the issue of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from the United States into the European Union between 1. January 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Fabian Flues

PowerShift e.V.
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin
Germany

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Dear Mr Flues,
 
We refer to your access to documents request registered on 23/10/2019
under the above mentioned reference number.
 
Your application is currently being handled. However, due to the heavy
workload of a high 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 14/11/2019.
 
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 05/12/2019.
 
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG TRADE
 

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Dear Access to Documents Team,
I was wondering if you can tell by when I can expect the documents, since the time limit you set has expired.

Yours faithfully,

Fabian Flues

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Dear Mr Flues,
 
Thank you for your email and kind reminder.
 
We have sent another reminder to the responsible unit and assume that your
file will be dealt with at their earliest convenience.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG TRADE
 

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Dear Access to Documents Team,
I wanted to check again on my request. I would much appreciate if you could tell me by when I can expect a response.

Kind regards,

Fabian Flues

Dear Mr Flues,

The responsible unit is still analysing a document. I have sent them a reminder and they will speed up the process.

After that, the file will be subject to an internal approval procedure. Therefore, an exact indication of when you will receive the documents is unfortunately not possible.

We will do our utmost to speed up the process.

Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

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Dear Access to Document Team,
I was wondering if you had any news on when I can expect the response to my request?

Yours faithfully,

Fabian Flues

Dear Mr Flues,

The state of play is the following. Another document relevant to your request has been retrieved. We are consulting a third party concerning this document with the question whether we can release it. After having a reply or after the deadline for the third party to reply, we will launch the internal approval procedure for the file.

We apologise for the delay and the inconvenience this is causing you.

Yours sincerely,
Access to Documents Team

European Commission
DG TRADE

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DEBONGNIE Dominique(TRADE), Commerce

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Please find attached document Ares(2020)1795411 from WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) dated 27/03/2020.

Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2020)1795411 de WEYAND Sabine (TRADE) daté du 27/03/2020.

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Dear Mr Flues,
 
On Friday 27 March we have sent you our reply to your access to documents
request registered under GestDem 2019/6028 (please see email below).
 
According to our standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
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 [DG TRADE request email].
Many thanks in advance and best regards,
Access to Documents Team
European Commission
DG TRADE
 

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Dear Mr Flues,
 
As we have not sent you a registered letter due to the exceptional
circumstances of the corona virus, we kindly ask you to send us a
confirmation of receipt.
 
With kind regards,
 
The Trade Access to Documents Team
 
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From: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 12:49 PM
To: '[FOI #7402 email]'
<[FOI #7402 email]>
Cc: TRADE ACCES DOCUMENTS <[DG TRADE request email]>
Subject: GESTDEM 2019/6028 - request to send acknowledgment of receipt
 
 
Dear Mr Flues,
 
On Friday 27 March we have sent you our reply to your access to documents
request registered under GestDem 2019/6028 (please see email below).
 
According to our standard operational procedure, the reply is usually also
sent to you by registered post. Please note, however, that due to the
extraordinary health and security measures currently in force during to
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 [DG TRADE request email].
Many thanks in advance and best regards,
Access to Documents Team
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European Commission
DG TRADE
 

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Dear DG Trade Access to Documents Team,
apologies for the late reply. I have received the documents and am still in the processing of looking through them.
There is no need for sending me paper copies of the documents now or at a later stage.

Kind regards,

Fabian Flues