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 e-mails, documents, meeting minutes) with stakeholders on the ongoing WTO e-commerce negotiations starting from January 1st, 2020
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Dear Sir ,
Thank you for your e-mail of 13 April 2021. We hereby acknowledge
receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered
on 14 April 2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/2311.
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European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 5
May 2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be
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Access to Documents Team
Dear Mr Fanta,
We refer to your request for access to documents, registered under above
Your application is currently being processed. However, the handling of
your application has taken more time than planned and we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires today.
In order to finalize the response to your request, 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 31 May 2021. However, I would like to inform you
that the reply to your request has been already prepared and has just been
submitted to approval process.
We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
Access to Documents Team
Dear Mr. Fanta,
Please see attached the documents regarding your request.
According to our standard operational procedure, you would have also
received the letter by registered mail. However, due to the extraordinary
health and security measures currently in force during to the COVID-19
epidemic, which requires all Commission’s non-critical staff to telework,
we are unfortunately not in a position to follow this procedure until
We would therefore appreciate if you could confirm receipt of the present
e-mail by replying to [DG TRADE request email].
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