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2008/0061(NLE) EC/CARIFORUM States Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA MARTIN David (icon: PSE PSE)
Committee Opinion DEVE SCHRÖDER Jürgen (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2009/12/02
   all - Additional information
Details

The Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, amended the EU's two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (EC Treaty). The latter was renamed the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

These changes had various consequences for many ongoing procedures. First of all, the articles of the TEU and of the old EC Treaty that constitute the legal basis of all the proposals founded on those Treaties were renumbered in accordance with the table of equivalences mentioned in Article 5 of the Lisbon Treaty.

In addition, some proposals underwent a change to their legal basis going beyond a mere change to their numbering, and this resulted in changes to the type of procedure .

The Lisbon Treaty also introduced new concepts of decision-making procedure . The old "codecision procedure" was extended to new areas and renamed the "ordinary legislative procedure". A new "consent procedure" replaced the old "assent procedure". New interinstitutional procedures were also set up for the adoption of certain non-legislative acts, for example the conclusion of some international agreements.

The ongoing proposals concerned by these changes were formally modified by the Commission in a Communication published on 2 December 2009 (COM(2009)0665).

In the case of the proposal for a Council Decision concluding the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part, the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty had the following impacts :

· the old legal basis – Treaty/EC/Art.57(2), Art. 133(1) and (5), Art.181, Art.300 (3) first and 2nd paras. - became Art 64(2), Art.207 (4) first para, Art. 211, Art 218 (6)(a) of the TFEU. Please note that the numbering of the old legal basis corresponds to the consolidated version of the Treaty that was applicable immediately before the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, and may differ from the references in the original Commission proposal ;

· the proposal, which had previously fallen under the old assent procedure (AVC), was classified as an interinstitutional non-legislative procedure (NLE).

2009/11/23
   CSL - Council Meeting
2009/03/25
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2009/03/25
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 460 votes to 82, with 43 abstentions, a legislative resolution and gave its assent to the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part.

It should be noted that this legislative resolution is linked to a joint resolution on the conclusion of the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement EC-CARIFORUM (see RSP/2008/2671 ) which was adopted on the same day.

Documents
2009/03/23
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2009/03/04
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2009/03/04
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2009/02/24
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on International Trade adopted the report drawn up by David MARTIN (PES, UK) recommending that the European Parliament give its assent to the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part.

MEPs draw attention to a certain number of issues on which they would like to receive a firm commitment from the Commission and the Council. Among these issues, MEPs insist on a mandatory comprehensive review of the Agreement to be undertaken not later than five years after the date of signature and at subsequent five-yearly intervals, in order to determine the impact of the Agreement, including the costs and consequences of implementation.

They also call for : (i) an independent monitoring mechanism to be established within the CARIFORUM States endowed with the necessary resources to undertake the analysis necessary to determining the extent to which the EPA is achieving its objectives; (ii) clarifications on which funds are additional to the funding of the 10th EDF; (iii) the funds provided for an equitable share of the Aid for Trade resources to be considered as additional resources and not merely repackaging of EDF funding and their disbursement to be timely, predictable and in harmony with the execution schedules of national and regional strategic development plans; (iv) provisions regarding enforcement of intellectual property rights not be used to thwart legitimate competition from generic pharmaceutical suppliers, and/or to inhibit government purchasing entities from acquiring generic supplies.

Lastly, MEPs call on the European Union to apply the most favoured nation principle (MFN) among all the ACP sub-regional groups of the ACP countries. They also call for the elimination of the application of MFN treatment to the European Union by CARIFORUM and other sub-regional groups.

2009/02/19
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2009/02/19
   EP - Referral to associated committees announced in Parliament
2009/02/16
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2009/02/10
   CSL - Council Meeting
2009/01/26
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

This proposal for a Decision is the legal basis for the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States, on the one hand, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other.

Recall that the CARIFORUM States are as follows:

Antigua and Barbuda ; the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Barbados ; Belize ; the Commonwealth of Dominica; the Dominican Republic; Grenada ; the Republic of Guyana; Haiti ; Jamaica ; Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia ; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ; the Republic of Suriname; the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The content of the agreement is, in essence, consistent with the Commission’s initial proposal (for details, please refer to the summary of the Commission’s initial proposal dated 18 March 2008).

The agreement was initialled on 16 December 2007 and has been provisionally applied since 29 December 2008 pending its entry into force.

Pursuant to Article 243(4) of the Agreement, certain elements of the Agreement have been applied on the basis of Council Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007 applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements. The Agreement shall not seek to affect the rights of investors of the Member States of the European Union to benefit from any more favourable treatment provided for in any agreement related to investment to which a Member State and a CARIFORUM State are Parties. Member States may maintain and conclude such agreements in so far as they comply with Community law.

The text of the Agreement is attached to the proposal for a Decision and appears in Council doc. 7507/08 . To enter into force, the Agreement requires the assent of the European Parliament.

Documents
2008/12/19
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2008/07/07
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2008/05/27
   EP - SCHRÖDER Jürgen (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in DEVE
2008/05/26
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
2008/05/26
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/05/05
   EP - MARTIN David (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2008/03/18
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Details

PURPOSE: to propose the provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Community and its Member States and the CARIFORUM States.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

CONTENT: the content of the Agreement is identical to that of the general Agreement. For details, please refer to the summary of the Commission’s initial proposal dated 18/03/2008.

To recall, this Agreement is essentially a trade and development cooperation agreement linking the Community and its Member States and the CARIFORUM States comprising:

§ Antigua and Barbuda ,

§ The Commonwealth of the Bahamas,

§ Barbados ,

§ Belize ,

§ The Commonwealth of Dominica,

§ the Dominican Republic,

§ Grenada ,

§ The Republic of Guyana,

§ Haiti ,

§ Jamaica ,

§ Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis,

§ Saint Lucia ,

§ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ,

The Republic of Suriname, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

2008/03/18
   Preparatory document
Details

Economic Partnership Agreement

Trade Agreement

Documents

Votes

Rapport David MARTIN A6-0117/2009 - résolution législative

2009/03/25 Outcome: +: 460, -: 82, 0: 43
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57
53
45
36
26
19
13
24
19
16
17
10
13
15
18
7
11
22
6
5
56
3
3
2
1
2
11
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Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

2

Malta PPE-DE

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1

PPE-DE

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1

Denmark PPE-DE

1
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Czechia PSE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PSE

For (1)

1

Ireland PSE

1

Slovenia PSE

For (1)

1

Estonia PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

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1

Malta PSE

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75
2

Sweden ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

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1

Cyprus ALDE

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1
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28

Lithuania UEN

1

Denmark UEN

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1
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United Kingdom IND/DEM

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1

Poland IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Sweden IND/DEM

2

Greece IND/DEM

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Czechia IND/DEM

1

Ireland IND/DEM

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1

France IND/DEM

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Italy NI

Against (1)

3

United Kingdom NI

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4

Poland NI

1

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2

Austria NI

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2

Belgium NI

2
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27

Germany GUE/NGL

3

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Sweden GUE/NGL

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1

Finland GUE/NGL

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1

Ireland GUE/NGL

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1

France GUE/NGL

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1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

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1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1
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Italy Verts/ALE

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United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4

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1

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Austria Verts/ALE

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  • date: 2009-01-26T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5211%2F09&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05211/2009 summary: This proposal for a Decision is the legal basis for the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the CARIFORUM States, on the one hand, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other. Recall that the CARIFORUM States are as follows: Antigua and Barbuda ; the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Barbados ; Belize ; the Commonwealth of Dominica; the Dominican Republic; Grenada ; the Republic of Guyana; Haiti ; Jamaica ; Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia ; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ; the Republic of Suriname; the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The content of the agreement is, in essence, consistent with the Commission’s initial proposal (for details, please refer to the summary of the Commission’s initial proposal dated 18 March 2008). The agreement was initialled on 16 December 2007 and has been provisionally applied since 29 December 2008 pending its entry into force. Pursuant to Article 243(4) of the Agreement, certain elements of the Agreement have been applied on the basis of Council Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007 applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements. The Agreement shall not seek to affect the rights of investors of the Member States of the European Union to benefit from any more favourable treatment provided for in any agreement related to investment to which a Member State and a CARIFORUM State are Parties. Member States may maintain and conclude such agreements in so far as they comply with Community law. The text of the Agreement is attached to the proposal for a Decision and appears in Council doc. 7507/08 . To enter into force, the Agreement requires the assent of the European Parliament.
  • date: 2009-02-19T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2009-02-19T00:00:00 type: Referral to associated committees announced in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2009-02-24T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on International Trade adopted the report drawn up by David MARTIN (PES, UK) recommending that the European Parliament give its assent to the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part. MEPs draw attention to a certain number of issues on which they would like to receive a firm commitment from the Commission and the Council. Among these issues, MEPs insist on a mandatory comprehensive review of the Agreement to be undertaken not later than five years after the date of signature and at subsequent five-yearly intervals, in order to determine the impact of the Agreement, including the costs and consequences of implementation. They also call for : (i) an independent monitoring mechanism to be established within the CARIFORUM States endowed with the necessary resources to undertake the analysis necessary to determining the extent to which the EPA is achieving its objectives; (ii) clarifications on which funds are additional to the funding of the 10th EDF; (iii) the funds provided for an equitable share of the Aid for Trade resources to be considered as additional resources and not merely repackaging of EDF funding and their disbursement to be timely, predictable and in harmony with the execution schedules of national and regional strategic development plans; (iv) provisions regarding enforcement of intellectual property rights not be used to thwart legitimate competition from generic pharmaceutical suppliers, and/or to inhibit government purchasing entities from acquiring generic supplies. Lastly, MEPs call on the European Union to apply the most favoured nation principle (MFN) among all the ACP sub-regional groups of the ACP countries. They also call for the elimination of the application of MFN treatment to the European Union by CARIFORUM and other sub-regional groups.
  • date: 2009-03-04T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2009-117&language=EN title: A6-0117/2009
  • date: 2009-03-23T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20090323&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2009-03-25T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=16838&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2009-03-25T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2009-183 title: T6-0183/2009 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 460 votes to 82, with 43 abstentions, a legislative resolution and gave its assent to the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part. It should be noted that this legislative resolution is linked to a joint resolution on the conclusion of the stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement EC-CARIFORUM (see RSP/2008/2671 ) which was adopted on the same day.
  • date: 2009-12-02T00:00:00 type: Additional information body: all summary: The Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force on 1 December 2009, amended the EU's two core treaties, the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (EC Treaty). The latter was renamed the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). These changes had various consequences for many ongoing procedures. First of all, the articles of the TEU and of the old EC Treaty that constitute the legal basis of all the proposals founded on those Treaties were renumbered in accordance with the table of equivalences mentioned in Article 5 of the Lisbon Treaty. In addition, some proposals underwent a change to their legal basis going beyond a mere change to their numbering, and this resulted in changes to the type of procedure . The Lisbon Treaty also introduced new concepts of decision-making procedure . The old "codecision procedure" was extended to new areas and renamed the "ordinary legislative procedure". A new "consent procedure" replaced the old "assent procedure". New interinstitutional procedures were also set up for the adoption of certain non-legislative acts, for example the conclusion of some international agreements. The ongoing proposals concerned by these changes were formally modified by the Commission in a Communication published on 2 December 2009 (COM(2009)0665). In the case of the proposal for a Council Decision concluding the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the CARIFORUM States, on the other part, the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty had the following impacts : · the old legal basis – Treaty/EC/Art.57(2), Art. 133(1) and (5), Art.181, Art.300 (3) first and 2nd paras. - became Art 64(2), Art.207 (4) first para, Art. 211, Art 218 (6)(a) of the TFEU. Please note that the numbering of the old legal basis corresponds to the consolidated version of the Treaty that was applicable immediately before the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, and may differ from the references in the original Commission proposal ; · the proposal, which had previously fallen under the old assent procedure (AVC), was classified as an interinstitutional non-legislative procedure (NLE).
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  • date: 2008-03-18T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0156/COM_COM(2008)0156_EN.pdf title: COM(2008)0156 type: Initial legislative proposal published celexid: CELEX:52008PC0156:EN body: EC type: Initial legislative proposal published commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/ title: Trade Commissioner: DE GUCHT Karel
  • date: 2008-05-26T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: General Affairs meeting_id: 2870
  • date: 2009-01-26T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5211%2F09&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Legislative proposal published title: 05211/2009 body: EC type: Legislative proposal published commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/ title: Trade Commissioner: DE GUCHT Karel
  • date: 2009-02-10T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Economic and Financial Affairs ECOFIN meeting_id: 2922
  • date: 2009-02-19T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2008-05-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Development (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHRÖDER Jürgen body: EP responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2008-05-05T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PSE name: MARTIN David
  • date: 2009-02-24T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2008-05-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Development (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHRÖDER Jürgen body: EP responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2008-05-05T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PSE name: MARTIN David type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2009-03-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2009-117&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0117/2009 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2008-05-27T00:00:00 committee_full: Development (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: SCHRÖDER Jürgen body: EP responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2008-05-05T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PSE name: MARTIN David type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2009-03-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20090323&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2009-03-25T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=16838&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2009-183 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0183/2009 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2009-11-23T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Environment meeting_id: 2977
  • date: 2009-12-02T00:00:00 body: all type: Additional information
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  • body: EP responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2008-05-05T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade (Associated committee) rapporteur: group: PSE name: MARTIN David
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