Online Public Consultation

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

The Online Public Consultation is now closed.

As part of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s GSP, DEVELOPMENT Solutions Europe Ltd. conducted a 12-week online public consultation following the European Commission’s Better Regulation Guidelines.

Objective of the consultation

The purpose of the online public consultation was to collect information, views and opinions on the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and relevance of the GSP Regulation. It further provided stakeholders with the opportunity to give feedback on the scheme’s economic, social, environmental and human rights impact.

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.

Privacy Statement

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 Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.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.