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Wed, Jan 26



GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines

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GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines
GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines

Time & Location

Jan 26, 2022, 2:00 PM


About the Event

The GSP Hub, a project funded by the European Union, and the EU Delegation in the Philippines are pleased to invite you to participate in the GSP+ Business Engagement Workshop in the Philippines, to be held on the 26th January 2022 via Zoom from 2:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time.

The workshop is dedicated to supporting stakeholders from the Philippines from the business sector, public officials as well as civil society to maximise the benefits of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+). The event will raise awareness of GSP+ benefits and provide a forum to discuss how Filipino stakeholders can further leverage the advantages of the arrangement and will discuss the interrelation between the GSP+, business and values.

The workshop will bring together representatives from industry and trade associations, EU and beneficiary country public officials and will feature a high-level opening session as well as two thematic sessions:

14:00 - Opening Session/ Keynote Messages - Introduction to the GSP Hub Project - Dr Willem van der Geest, Team Leader, GSP Hub Project

14:30 - Leveraging Trade Opportunities under the EU’s GSP+

* The GSP+ in the Philippines - ​Ms Alessandra ForzanoDesk officer - Bilateral relations in Trade and Sustainable Development; GSP, DG TRADE, European Commission

* Expert Talk: Rules of Origin - Mr Christophe Fontaine, International Relations Officer - Preferential origin - General, GSP, Asia & Oceania, DG TAXUD, European Commission

* Export potential of Filipino goods on the EU market - Ms Julia Seiermann, Market Analyst, International Trade Centre

* Panel Discussion: Leveraging trade opportunities under the GSP+

followed by moderated Q&A with participants

16:30 - Break

16:50 - The GSP+, Business and Values - Arise Plus in the Philippines: Fostering inclusive economic growth

17:00 - Panel Discussion on the The GSP+, Business and Values

followed by moderated Q&A with participants

18:00  - Closing

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For more details about the event, please visit: Philippines GSP+ Workshop | gsphub

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