Public Consultation on the Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)
Target group: All stakeholders
Closing Date: 09/06/2017
Thank you for your interest in the Mid-Term Evaluation of the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). As part of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s GSP, DEVELOPMENT Solutions Europe Ltd. will conduct a 12-week online public consultation, which will employ the European Commission’s Better Regulation Guidelines.
The questionnaire can be accessed here and is available in the following languages:
Objective of the consultation
The purpose of this online public consultation is to collect information, views and opinions on the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and relevance of the GSP Regulation. It will further provide stakeholders with the opportunity to give feedback on the scheme’s economic, social, environmental and human rights impact.
We truly value your input and look forward to receiving additional information so as to incorporate a variety of perspectives and complement the data analysis and literature review of the GSP Evaluation. By participating in the online consultation you can make your voice heard, support the Evaluation, and provide feedback on the various impacts of the EU’s GSP.
Context of the consultation
Regulation (EU) No. 978/2012 forms the legal framework for the current scheme. The Regulation introduced a number of reforms as of 1 January 2014 so as to better focus on countries most in need. Furthermore, it aims to reflect the European Commission’s commitments to increasing coherence between different policies, and to better safeguarding the EU’s financial and economic interests. The reforms include changes to the scheme’s eligibility criteria, product coverage, graduation mechanism, safeguard mechanism, temporary withdrawal measures and the GSP+ arrangement.
The Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s GSP is, therefore, intended to provide an evidence-based report which assesses the implementation and performance of Regulation (EU) No. 978/2012 since its entry into force.
The online public consultation is one of multiple consultation activities carried out for the project to support the data analysis and literature review on the application of the GSP Regulation, and will allow the project team to reach out to a large number of stakeholders.
Please note that received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.
Please find the full privacy statement here.