Dear DG Trade,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am submitting a request for documents on behalf of Friends of the Earth Europe.
The requests concerns documents (such as agendas, Commission briefing papers and minutes) that relate to meetings as well as correspondence (such as emails, letters, faxes) between Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, Members of her cabinet, DG Trade members of staff, and the following:
- Sime Darby
- Indonesian Palm Oil Association
- Malaysian Palm Oil Council
- European Palm Oil Alliance
- Hill & Knowlton International Belgium
- Golden Agri-resource Ltd
- Wilmar International Limited
- Sinar Mas Group
- Commission response to resolution 2016/2222
- EU-Indonesian free trade negotiations for CEPA
since January 1st, 2016.
Please produce the documents on a rolling basis. At no point should the search for - or deliberations concerning - certain documents delay the production of others that have already retrieved and eligible for disclosure. In the event this application relates to a very large number of documents, we are open to confer informally with a view to finding a fair solution within the prescribed time limits.
Should you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Economic Justice Programme
Friends of the Earth Europe
MundoB, 26 Rue D’Edimbourg, 1050 Brussels
Dear Ms Hodgetts,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 19/12/2017. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 20/12/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/7545.
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 19/01/2017. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via the AsktheEU.org website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.
DG Trade Access to Documents Team
I am writing in relation to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access. In accordance to this regulation, my request for access to documents should have been satiated within 15 working days. My initial request was logged on December 19th 2017, and registered on the 20th December 2017.
This time limit was set to expire on 19th January 2017, which has been and gone, and I have had no further response or apologies from DG trade.
It has been almost two months since my last correspondence with the access to documents request.
I would like this request and access to these documents as soon as possible.
Dear Ms Hodgetts,
Thank you for your email. We have just realised that our emails extending the time-limit for your application (on 18/01/2018) and apologising for not having met the second deadline (on 08/02/2018) were sent to a different email address that the one you provided for this request GestDem 2017/7545. You can find these emails attached.
The reply to your request GestDem 2017/7545 has indeed taken longer than expected, but we would like to inform you that it is almost finalised and we hope that you will receive it soon.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your patience.
Access to Documents Team
Directorate-General for Trade
[DG TRADE request email]
Veuillez trouver ci-joint le document Ares(2018)1650890 concernant "Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2017/7545" envoyé par M/Mme DEMARTY Jean-Luc le 26/03/2018.
Please find attached document Ares(2018)1650890 regarding "Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2017/7545" sent by Mr/Ms DEMARTY Jean-Luc on 26/03/2018.
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