EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

9

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    EUROPEAN SERVICES FORUM   (ESF)

    EU Transparency Register

    3562594969-02 First registered on 15 Jan 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Members of the European Services Forum have have adopted the following Set of principles:

    1. In the coming decades, issues related to international trade in services will present challenges to the multilateral trading system that at least equal, in importance and difficulty, tariff and non-tariff barriers to the development of trade in goods.

    2. While bilateral and regional agreements and initiatives can play a useful supportive role, a firm and widely supported multilateral agreement remains the ultimate goal of services negotiations within the WTO.

    3. Services and other services-related issues (such as investment and public procurement) should be negotiated in all international trade negotiations, with as much emphasis that the one given to trade in goods.

    4. International trade in services negotiations should create much improved opportunities for profitable international business. To that end, they should:
    • be ambitious in their goals for real liberalisation, (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    European Commission Annual Work Programme and Roadmaps
    European Commission Impact Assessment webpage
    European Commission Green Deal impact on Trade Policy,
    European Parliament Legislative Observatory
    EUR-Lex database
    Work in Progress document - by Parliamentary committees
    DG Trade activities - Trade Policy Review
    Trade negotiations with Australia, India, Indonesia, Tunisia, ASEAN, etc.
    Follow up of Implementation of EU FTAs, inc. EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement;
    Follow up of ratification process of FTA with Mercosur, Revision of FTA with Mexico, Chile, CAI with China
    WTO Joint Statement Initiatives on Services Domestic Regulation; E-Commerce; Investment Facilitation, etc.
    WTO Reform
    EU Digital trade agenda (DMA, DSA, DGA, impact on Artificial Intelligence, etc.)

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue de Cortenbergh, 168
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Avenue de Cortenbergh, 168
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    1

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 30 Oct 2021 28 Oct 2022
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 12 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2021
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 24 Mar 2018 22 Mar 2019
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 30 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2018
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 14 Apr 2016 12 Apr 2017
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 20 May 2015 12 May 2016
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 05 Jun 2014 03 Jun 2015
    Mr Pascal KERNEIS 04 May 2013 02 May 2014

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    1)ESF works closely with BUSINESSEUROPE (https://www.businesseurope.eu/) for the daily operations, as well as for the legal, social and fiscal matters.

    2)ESF is member of the informal "Global Services Coalition" (GSC), a loose gathering of similar coalitions of services industries looking at international trade in services negotiations.

    4) ESF has regular contacts with Think Tanks that work on trade policy issues, like ECIPE, CEPS, EIAS and EU-Asia Center.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    All revenues of ESF derive from annual membership fees.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    To defend the interests of the European services companies that export or do business outside the EU27 in the international trade negotiations, by monitoring the negotiations and being a voice of the members towards the European negotiators, as well as towards the negotiators of the EU trading partners.

    The main interlocutors in the EU institutions are the EU Trade Commissioner, the Directorate General for Trade in the European Commission, the members of the Trade Policy Committee on Services & Investment (TPC SI) of the European Council and the members of the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament.

    Interlocutors outside the EU are the international organisations like the World Trade Organisation (WTO), UNCTAD, OECD and the World Bank, as well as the trade ministers and ministries of the EU Trading Partners.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    9 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 09 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Importance of services in the economie and trade agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange on EU trade policy in the field of services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Xavier Coget (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Data Flows in Trade Agreements
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade in services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Cecilia Malmström (Commissioner)
    • Date 26 Apr 2017 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject Commissioners possible participation at a future event
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Jon Nyman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject digital trade
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject EU's trade strategy; TTIP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject New trade policy strategy, TTIP, TiSA and other bilateral negotiations
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Speech at Business Alliance for TTIP's Welcome Reception
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Cecilia Malmström (Commissioner)
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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