Stakeholder Questionnaire Online Now

The Stakeholder questionnaire forms an integral part of the Trade SIA on the Environmental Goods Agreement, and we invite all parties with an interest in the Agreement to contribute with their comments and suggestions. Please click here to begin.

Questionnaire

Section A: Questions for all stakeholders
Personal Information
 Ranking
Number of jobs
Decent work
Human rights
Public health
Sanitation
Others
The above questions refers to "Social impacts".
 Ranking
Real income
Economies of scale
Employment
Impacts on SMEs
Sustainable economic growth
Others
The above ranking refers to "Economic impacts"
Section B: Questions for industry stakeholders

*According to the Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (OJ L 124, 20.5.2003, p.36), a company qualifies as an SME if:
1) It employs less than 250 persons (including managers, etc.)
AND
2) It has an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million EURO and/or its annual balance sheet does not exceed 43 million EURO.
Please note that the previously mentioned figures (employees, turnover and balance sheet) refer to the consolidated data of the company in question and its partners and/or linked companies proportionally aggregated to the percentage interest in the capital or voting rights. For further explanations please consult the new SME user guide.

 Ranking
Tariffs
Accreditation procedures for standards
Government procurement rules
Subsidies that benefit competitors
Local content requirements
Customs procedures
Other
 Ranking
Requirement to establish a company for the supply of a service
Limits on the number of service suppliers whether in the form of numerical quotas, monopolies, exclusive service suppliers, etc.
Requirements of an economic needs test
Limits on the total number of service operations or on the total quantity of service output expressed in terms of designated numerical units in the form of quotas or the requirement of an economic needs test
Discriminatory measures benefiting domestic services or service suppliers
Data transfer limitations
Other
Section C: Further comments

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Disclaimer: This project is financed by the European Commission and executed by DEVELOPMENT Solutions. Any views expressed in this document are those of the consultant and do not represent an official view of the European Commission.

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