CSD meeting: EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru ex-post evaluation (final report) update

The EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Trade Agreement has been applied with Colombia and Peru since 2013 and with Ecuador since 2017. This comprehensive and ambitious Trade Agreement covers elimination of tariffs on trade in goods, a reduction of non-tariff barriers to trade in goods, services and investment (market access), and provisions on competition, government procurement, protection of intellectual property rights, transparency in regulation, while integrating the objective of sustainable development in all those areas.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade awarded a contract for an “Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the EU-Colombia/Ecuador/Peru Trade Agreement” to BKP Economic Advisors GmbH (BKP). The draft final Report of the Study provides evidence on the bilateral trade relationships and preliminary findings on the implementation and effects of the Agreement.

The purpose of this meeting is to exchange views and collect feedback from the EU Civil Society Organisations on the current state of the evaluation as presented in the report and also the case studies.

The draft final report will be published on this page two weeks ahead of the Civil Society Dialogue. Registered participants will be informed of the publication.

Lead speakers
– Head of Unit – Latin America Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
– Head of Unit – Bilateral relations in Trade and Sustainable Development, Generalised Scheme of Preferences Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
– BKP team leader

Civil Society Coordination – Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

1. Introduction
2. Presentation of the draft final report
3. Open discussion with stakeholders

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.