Standard Chartered Bank and TTIP lobbying

La demande est partiellement réussie.

Dear Trade (TRADE),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents (meeting agendas and minutes; emails and correspondence; consultation responses; and any others) which involve Standard Chartered Bank and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP, since 13 April 2014. I would prefer you to produce the documents on a rolling basis, rather than waiting until the full response is ready, and I would be pleased to receive an initial list of all documents as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann
Rue d'Edimbourg 26
1050 Brx

Dear Mr Cann,

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your email of 27/10/2014 registered on the same day under the reference number GESTDEM 2014/4512.

In accordance with Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, you will receive a response to your request within 15 working days: 17/11/2014. If this deadline needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the 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.

Best regards,
DG Trade

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Dear Trade (TRADE),

The date for this request should read 19 April 2013 and not 13 April 2014. That's my error; apologies. Please confirm you will provide the requested documents from this new date.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann

We will adjust the date in the search for the documents for all of your requests. We will inform you at a later stage on the developments on all the requests introduced.

Kind regards,
DG Trade

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Dear Ms Cann,

We refer to your request registered on 27/10/2014 in which you make a request for access to documents, under the above mentioned reference number GESTDEM 2014/5012.

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 17/11/2014.

An extended time limit is needed as in order to identify the documents requested, large files have to be examined;

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 08/12/2014.

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

Yours faithfully,
DG Trade

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Dear Ms Cann,


We refer to your requests for access to documents introduced between
23/10/2014 and 03/11/2014 with reference numbers: 2014/4949, 2014/4950,
2014/4951, 2014/5010, 2014/5011, 2014/5012, 2014/5013, 2014/5014,
2014/5074, 2014/5173 and 2014/5174

We have worked on all of your application simultaneously, to identify the
documents. We will now need to screen all identified documents under the
Regulation 1049/2001.


Keeping in mind holiday period, and the fact that we also need to take
into account other applications for access received, we propose the
following timeline in handling your requests:


Replies still this year or in the beginning of January for requests
2014/5010, 2014/5011, 2014/5014, 2014/5074 and 2014/5173


Replies by the end of January for requests 2014/4950, 2014/5012,
2014/5013, 2014/4951


Replies by the end of February for requests 2014/4949, 2014/4174


We apologise for the delay in handling your applications and for any
inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

DG Trade




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Dear Ms Cann,


Thank you for your access to documents request registered as Gestdem
2014/5012, requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001
regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission


Please find attached the preliminary copy of our reply. Please note that
this decision will be sent to you via registered mail.


You may also want to visit the pages on trade relations with the US of the
Directorate General for Trade in Europa, the European Commission's
website, at:




We would greatly appreciate if you could acknowledge receipt of this


Yours sincerely,


Víctor García


Víctor García López-Berges


European Commission

DG TRADE E1 – USA and Canada
CHAR 6/220
B-1040 Brussels-Belgium
Rue de la Loi 170
1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
+32 2 29 80202
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Dear Trade,

Thanks for the response and attachments.

Yours faithfully,

Vicky Cann