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Civil Society Dialogue on the EU anti-coercion instrument

The purpose of this meeting is to present the objectives and the functions of the upcoming new instrument and to offer insights of the political agreement that should be reached in early June.

  • Date: 22/06/2023, 10:00-12:00
  • Location: WEBEX

The European Parliament and the Council are expected to reach a final political agreement on the EU anti-coercion instrument in early June. The regulation should enter into force later this year. 

The purpose of this meeting is to present the objectives and the functions of the upcoming new instrument and to offer insights into the political agreement that should be reached in early June. Participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions.

The anti-coercion instrument is designed to ensure the protection of the interests of the EU and Member States in case of economic coercion – namely when a third country pressures the EU or a Member State into a particular choice, in any areas of their competence, through measures affecting trade or investment. The primary objective is to deter third countries from using economic coercion towards the EU or a Member State. The new regulation would provide for a series of steps with the objective of stopping the coercion, and as a last resort, would make available tools for counteraction. The new regulation would contain a provision dedicated to international cooperation with regard to economic coercion.

The Commission put forward the legislative proposal in December 2021, following up on requests by the Parliament and Member States that a new instrument must be created to address the issue of economic coercion.

Further information:

EU strengthens protection against economic coercion

Commission welcomes key progress in trialogue on Anti-Coercion Instrument

Meeting details

Registration closes on: 16/06/2023 at 12:00

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Speakers

Lead speaker

  • Head of Unit, Legal aspects of trade and sustainable development and investment, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Moderator

  • Civil Society Coordinator - Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda

  1. Introduction.
  2. Presentation of the upcoming new instrument.
  3. Open discussion with stakeholders.

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. 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.

Related documents

  • trade policy | economic coercion
  • Thursday 22 June 2023, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available
Trade topics
Enforcement and protectionImporting into the EUTrade policy
Event type
EU Trade Dialogue with Civil Society

Practical information

When
Thursday 22 June 2023, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
Where
Online only
Who should attend
Interested stakeholders
Languages
English
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