BETA


2008/0087(CNS) EC/Ukraine Partnership and Cooperation Agreement: preservation of commitments on trade in services

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA ZALESKI Zbigniew (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion AFET
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 071-p1, EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 080-p2, EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 300-p3-a1

Events

2008/11/10
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
Details

The Council adopted a Decision approving the signature and provisional application of an agreement with Ukraine aimed at preserving the provisions on international maritime transport contained in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Ukraine, following its accession to the WTO on 16 May 2008.

The PCA provisions on trade in services will automatically be superseded by Ukraine's commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services. These commitments cover the corresponding PCA provisions except for those on international maritime transport, which the new agreement maintains on a bilateral basis.

2008/11/10
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2008/11/10
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/10/09
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2008/10/09
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted, by 582 votes to 16 with 15 abstentions, under the consultation procedure, a resolution approving the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Ukraine in relation to preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. The report had been tabled for consideration by Zbigniew ZALESKI (EPP-ED, PL) on behalf of the Committee on International Trade.

Documents
2008/10/08
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2008/09/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2008/09/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2008/09/09
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on International Trade adopted a report drafted by Zbigniew ZALESKI (EPP-ED, PL) approving the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Ukraine in relation to preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

The Committee noted that the services area is essential for the EU and the Ukrainian economies. Ukraine has no choice but to reform this sector. The short-run transition hardship will result in a modernized, more transparent, open and competitive service market.

Ukraine 's capacity to deliver world-class quality services would establish its international reputation and prove the country's ability to rise to the challenge. The European Union must be ready to support Ukraine's efforts both technically and financially but Ukraine must also do its share of domestic reforms and careful opening process.

2008/07/16
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2008/06/09
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/06/04
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2008/05/27
   EP - Responsible Committee
2008/04/28
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2008/04/28
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Ukraine in relation to preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

CONTENT: in accordance with provisions set out in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the Community and Ukraine any commitments undertaken under GATS are to supersede provisions contained in the PCA. Having applied for WTO membership, the Ukraine has offered GATS commitments that substantially cover commitments made under the PCA. Once exception to this rule is Article 39 (3), concerning international maritime transport.

On the basis of a Council mandate, the Commission negotiated an agreement with Ukraine (in the form of an Exchange of Letters) preserving paragraph 3 of the PCA. Under the terms of the Agreement the Community would not be required to go beyond its present obligations both under GATS and the PCA.

In presenting this proposal, the Commission is requesting the Council to conclude the Agreement as negotiated.

Documents

Activities

Votes

Rapport Zaleski A6-0337/2008 - résolution

2008/10/09 Outcome: +: 582, -: 16, 0: 15
DE IT FR ES PL GB NL RO CZ HU BE EL BG PT DK SK LT SE FI AT IE LV EE SI LU MT ?? CY
Total
74
63
59
44
43
63
24
22
21
19
18
20
15
17
14
11
10
14
10
11
10
6
6
5
5
1
1
4
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221

Denmark PPE-DE

1

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Finland PPE-DE

1

Austria PPE-DE

3

Ireland PPE-DE

4

Latvia PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Malta PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE-DE

1
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171

Czechia PSE

2

Slovakia PSE

2

Lithuania PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Estonia PSE

3

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
84

Hungary ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

1

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For (1)

1

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1
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32

Denmark UEN

Abstain (1)

1

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1

Ireland UEN

3

UEN

1
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31

Italy Verts/ALE

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

3

Romania Verts/ALE

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

1

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1
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29

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

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3

Portugal GUE/NGL

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

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2
icon: NI NI
26

Italy NI

Abstain (1)

3

United Kingdom NI

6

Czechia NI

1

Belgium NI

2

Bulgaria NI

2

Slovakia NI

2

Austria NI

Abstain (1)

2
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16

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Czechia IND/DEM

1

Denmark IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

2

Ireland IND/DEM

For (1)

1

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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      • PURPOSE: to conclude an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Ukraine in relation to preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        CONTENT: in accordance with provisions set out in the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the Community and Ukraine any commitments undertaken under GATS are to supersede provisions contained in the PCA. Having applied for WTO membership, the Ukraine has offered GATS commitments that substantially cover commitments made under the PCA. Once exception to this rule is Article 39 (3), concerning international maritime transport.

        On the basis of a Council mandate, the Commission negotiated an agreement with Ukraine (in the form of an Exchange of Letters) preserving paragraph 3 of the PCA. Under the terms of the Agreement the Community would not be required to go beyond its present obligations both under GATS and the PCA.

        In presenting this proposal, the Commission is requesting the Council to conclude the Agreement as negotiated.

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      The Committee noted that the services area is essential for the EU and the Ukrainian economies. Ukraine has no choice but to reform this sector. The short-run transition hardship will result in a modernized, more transparent, open and competitive service market.

      Ukraine's capacity to deliver world-class quality services would establish its international reputation and prove the country's ability to rise to the challenge. The European Union must be ready to support Ukraine's efforts both technically and financially but Ukraine must also do its share of domestic reforms and careful opening process.

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      The Committee noted that the services area is essential for the EU and the Ukrainian economies. Ukraine has no choice but to reform this sector. The short-run transition hardship will result in a modernized, more transparent, open and competitive service market.

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