The webinar will take place in the context of the EESC International Trade Follow-up Committee, in cooperation with the EESC INT Section and will explore the topic of 'Supply chains and the case of reshoring'.
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Representatives of the two Domestic Advisory Groups (DAG) from the EU and Moldova, established under Chapter 13 on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union, held the sixth joint meeting via video conference on 16 February 2022.
This meeting of the EU DAG for Vietnam focused on the future work of the EU DAG and the papers drafted by the working groups within the 2020-2023 mandate. The EU DAG also followed up on the first joint meeting with the Vietnamese civil society counterparts, which took place in November 2021. It was likewise an opportunity for the EU DAG to receive an update from DG Trade on TSD-related issues and implementation.
Additionally, Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Le Vinh Thang, from the Vietnamese Mission to the EU, participated in an exchange with the EU DAG members and shared his views on Vietnam's climate change commitments, in particular with regard to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's statement at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
At this 2nd meeting of the EU DAG set-up under the TCA, members assessed TCA implementation looking back at the first year since it came into force.
This is the 4th Joint Meeting of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This year it is organised virtually by the Canadian counterparts.
The meeting of the External Relations section of 1st February is dedicated to Strategic Foresight, which consists in taking any given field of policy activity and identifying different possible scenarios, with their challenges and opportunities: for each scenario, a response is proposed in order to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities.
The EU and the Japan Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs), established under the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapter of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), attended the 3rd EU-Japan Joint Dialogue with Civil Society, which took place in virtual format on 27 January 2022.
Under the auspices of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)-European Union relations, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organises regular consultation meetings with ACP and EU economic and social stakeholders, including representatives of civil society originating from the 79 ACP countries.
The EEA CC adopted resolutions on the following topics: "Global Agreement on Minimum Effective Taxation and its Implementation in the EEA " and "The Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights".
The 6th meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Japan EPA took place on 14 December 2021. It was a working meeting, to follow up on the discussions of the previous meeting (19 October) and to prepare the upcoming joint meetings with the Japanese counterparts. In addition to updates and exchanges with the European Commission and the EU Delegation in Tokyo, the EU DAG members also had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on "Civil Society in Japan" by Professor Akihiro Ogawa at this meeting.