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2008/0160(COD) Trade in seal products

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead IMCO WALLIS Diana (icon: ALDE ALDE)
Committee Opinion INTA
Committee Opinion ENVI BREPOELS Frieda (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion AGRI MATHIEU HOUILLON Véronique (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion PECH
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 095, EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 133

Events

2020/01/10
   EC - Follow-up document
Documents
2009/10/31
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to eliminate obstacles to the functioning of the internal market by harmonising national bans concerning the trade in seal products at Community level.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on trade in seal products.

CONTENT: following an agreement reached with the European Parliament in first reading, the Council adopted a Regulation setting restrictions for the placing on the market of seal products. The Danish, Romanian and Austrian delegations abstained.

More specifically, the regulation permits the placing on the market of seal products only where the seal products result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and contribute to their subsistence . This provision applies solely to indigenous peoples in Inuit areas in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia. These conditions shall apply at the time or point of import for imported products.

By way of derogation :

the import of seal products shall also be allowed where it is of an occasional nature and consists exclusively of goods for the personal use of travellers or their families. The nature and quantity of such goods shall not be such as to indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons; the placing on the market of seal products shall also be allowed where the seal products result from by-products of hunting that is regulated by national law and conducted for the sole purpose of the sustainable management of marine resources . Such placing on the market shall be allowed only on a non-profit basis . The nature and quantity of the seal products shall not be such as to indicate that they are being placed on the market for commercial reasons.

In response to concerns of citizens and consumers about the animal welfare aspects of the killing and skinning of seals and the possible presence on the market of products obtained from animals killed and skinned in a way that causes pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering, several Member States have adopted or intend to adopt legislation regulating trade in seal products by prohibiting the import and production of such products, while no restrictions are placed on trade in these products in other Member States. An article on free movement , therefore, requires that Member States shall not impede the placing on the market of seal products which comply with this Regulation.

Under the Regulation, the term " seal product " means all products, either processed or unprocessed, deriving or obtained from seals, including meat, oil, blubber, organs, raw fur skins and fur skins, tanned or dressed, including fur skins assembled in plates, crosses and similar forms, and articles made from fur skins.

Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of this Regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented.

By 20 November 2011, and thereafter every 4 years, Member States shall submit to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to implement this Regulation.

On the basis of these reports, the Commission shall inform the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of this Regulation within 12 months of the end of each reporting period concerned.

ENTRY INTO FORCE AND APPLICATION: 20/11/2009. Article 3, on the conditions for placing on the market, is applicable from 20/08/2010.

2009/09/16
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2009/09/16
   CSL - Final act signed
2009/09/16
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2009/07/27
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2009/07/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
2009/07/07
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2009/05/05
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2009/05/05
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 550 votes to 49, with 41 abstentions, a legislative resolution amending, under the first reading of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seals products.

The amendments are the result of a compromise negotiated with the Council.

As part of the compromise, the placing on the market of seal products shall be allowed only where the seal products result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and which contribute to their subsistence. These conditions shall apply at the time or point of import for imported products.

By way of derogation :

the import of seal products shall also be allowed where it is of an occasional nature and consists exclusively of goods for the personal use of the travellers or their families. The nature and quantity of such goods may not be such as to indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons; the placing on the market shall also be allowed for seal products that result from by-products of hunting that is regulated under national law and conducted for the sole purpose of sustainable management of marine resources. Such placing on the market shall only be allowed on a non-profit basis. The nature and quantity of such products shall not be such as to indicate that they are being placed on the market for commercial reasons.

A free movement clause provides that Member States shall not impede the placing on the market of seal products which comply with the provisions of this Regulation.

Member States shall send, by two years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation, and thereafter every four years, to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to implement this Regulation.

The text recalls that in its resolution on 12 October 2006 on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010, the European Parliament called on the Commission to propose a total import ban on seal products.

Documents
2009/05/04
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2009/03/05
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2009/03/05
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2009/03/02
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection adopted the report drawn up by Diana WALLIS (ALDE, UK) amending, under first reading of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seals products.

The main amendments were as follows:

Purpose of the Regulation : MEPs aim to clarify that this Regulation establishes harmonised rules prohibiting the placing on the market and the import to, transit through, or export from, the European Community of seal products. Only products derived from the subsistence hunting of seals conducted by Inuit or other aboriginal communities may be traded as part of a commercial exchange between such communities for cultural, educational and/or ceremonial purposes.

In addition, this regulation shall apply to all species of seals.

Imports : an amendment clarifies that imports for personal use must be of a non-commercial quantity and nature.

Comprehensive ban : provisions concerning conditions of placing on the market, import, transit and export, as well as those on derogations, certificates, labelling and marking have been deleted.

MEPs consider that commercial seal hunts are inherently inhumane because humane killing methods cannot be effectively and consistently applied in the field environments in which they operate. Moreover, seal hunts occur in remote locations, and are conducted by thousands of individuals over large, inaccessible areas, making effective monitoring of seal hunting impossible. As such only a comprehensive ban without the derogation drafted by the Commission would meet citizens' demands to see an end to the trade in seal products.

Consequent to deletion of derogation for certain killing methods, the annexes have also been deleted.

Reports : Member States shall send by two years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation and thereafter every three years to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to enforce this Regulation (the Commission proposed that this report be sent every five years).

2009/02/25
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
Documents
2009/02/18
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2009/01/30
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2009/01/26
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2009/01/07
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2008/10/20
   CSL - Debate in Council
Details

The Environment Ministers held a first exchange of views on the draft regulation concerning trade in seal products in order to direct the work at technical level that is continuing with a view to carrying this dossier forward as quickly as possible.

The discussion centred on two questions presented by the Presidency concerning, on the one hand, the ambitiousness of the regulation as regards animal welfare and, on the other, the implementation conditions.

At the end of the meeting, the Presidency summarised the outcome of the discussion as follows:

all the delegations which gave their comments underlined the importance of the draft regulation and expressed their sympathy, broadly shared by European citizens, with the issue of seal welfare; delegations were receptive to the fact that the basic interests of the Inuit communities linked to traditional hunting and subsistence should not be compromised; to ensure the practical implementation of the regulation, a more detailed examination seems necessary, particularly as regards the scope and feasibility of certain provisions.

Documents
2008/10/20
   CSL - Council Meeting
2008/10/07
   EP - WALLIS Diana (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in IMCO
2008/10/01
   EP - BREPOELS Frieda (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2008/09/09
   EP - MATHIEU HOUILLON Véronique (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in AGRI
2008/09/04
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2008/07/23
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2008/07/23
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2008/07/23
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to establish harmonised rules concerning the placing on the market and the import in, transit through, or export from, the European Community of seal products.

PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

CONTENT: seal products are imported in the Community and being traded within it. The evidence available suggests that most of these products originate from third countries, even though some production exists within the Community as seals are killed and skinned in Finland and Sweden, while seal products are produced in other Member States, such as the United Kingdom (Scotland), using seal fur skins coming from other countries. Within the Community, seals are killed and skinned in Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom (Scotland) with a view to obtain products derived from seals, or for pest control reasons. Outside the Community, seals are killed and skinned to the same effect in Canada, Greenland, Namibia, Norway and Russia.

The Community has adopted appropriate legislation seeking to ensure that hunting within and outside the Community would not lead to endanger the conservation status of several seal species.

The Commission proposal seeks to address the concerns expressed by the European Parliament and the general public that seals are being killed and skinned using practices that unnecessarily inflict pain and suffering. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion indicates that seals can be killed rapidly and effectively by a number of methods without causing avoidable pain, distress and suffering, but evidence shows that effective killing does not always happen in practice.

This proposal is intended to ban the placing on the market and the import in, transit through, and the export from the Community of seal products. Trade in seal products would be allowed only where guarantees can be provided that hunting techniques consistent with high animal-welfare-standards were used and that the animals did not suffer unnecessarily. In countries where seal hunting continues a certification scheme would be established, coupled, if necessary, with a distinctive label or marking, which will ensure that seal products traded are clearly certified as coming from a country meeting strict conditions

The bans are intended to replace the varied measures adopted, or whose adoption is planned, by certain Member States (e.g. Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany) to prohibit the import, production and distribution, as the case may be, of products derived from seals, so that harmonised conditions govern the trade in those products within the Community. The provisions of the draft Regulation also aim at ensuring that seal products produced outside the Community cannot be imported into it, transit through it, or be exported from the Community.

Documents

Activities

AmendmentsDossier
217 2008/0160(COD)
2008/12/10 ENVI 25 amendments...
source: PE-416.618
2009/01/13 INTA 17 amendments...
source: PE-418.178
2009/01/28 AGRI 75 amendments...
source: PE-418.449
2009/01/30 IMCO 100 amendments...
source: PE-418.413

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  • date: 2008-07-23T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0469/COM_COM(2008)0469_EN.pdf title: COM(2008)0469 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2008&nu_doc=469 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to establish harmonised rules concerning the placing on the market and the import in, transit through, or export from, the European Community of seal products. PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. CONTENT: seal products are imported in the Community and being traded within it. The evidence available suggests that most of these products originate from third countries, even though some production exists within the Community as seals are killed and skinned in Finland and Sweden, while seal products are produced in other Member States, such as the United Kingdom (Scotland), using seal fur skins coming from other countries. Within the Community, seals are killed and skinned in Sweden, Finland and the United Kingdom (Scotland) with a view to obtain products derived from seals, or for pest control reasons. Outside the Community, seals are killed and skinned to the same effect in Canada, Greenland, Namibia, Norway and Russia. The Community has adopted appropriate legislation seeking to ensure that hunting within and outside the Community would not lead to endanger the conservation status of several seal species. The Commission proposal seeks to address the concerns expressed by the European Parliament and the general public that seals are being killed and skinned using practices that unnecessarily inflict pain and suffering. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion indicates that seals can be killed rapidly and effectively by a number of methods without causing avoidable pain, distress and suffering, but evidence shows that effective killing does not always happen in practice. This proposal is intended to ban the placing on the market and the import in, transit through, and the export from the Community of seal products. Trade in seal products would be allowed only where guarantees can be provided that hunting techniques consistent with high animal-welfare-standards were used and that the animals did not suffer unnecessarily. In countries where seal hunting continues a certification scheme would be established, coupled, if necessary, with a distinctive label or marking, which will ensure that seal products traded are clearly certified as coming from a country meeting strict conditions The bans are intended to replace the varied measures adopted, or whose adoption is planned, by certain Member States (e.g. Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany) to prohibit the import, production and distribution, as the case may be, of products derived from seals, so that harmonised conditions govern the trade in those products within the Community. The provisions of the draft Regulation also aim at ensuring that seal products produced outside the Community cannot be imported into it, transit through it, or be exported from the Community.
  • date: 2008-09-04T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2008-10-20T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2898*&MEET_DATE=20/10/2008 title: 2898 summary: The Environment Ministers held a first exchange of views on the draft regulation concerning trade in seal products in order to direct the work at technical level that is continuing with a view to carrying this dossier forward as quickly as possible. The discussion centred on two questions presented by the Presidency concerning, on the one hand, the ambitiousness of the regulation as regards animal welfare and, on the other, the implementation conditions. At the end of the meeting, the Presidency summarised the outcome of the discussion as follows: all the delegations which gave their comments underlined the importance of the draft regulation and expressed their sympathy, broadly shared by European citizens, with the issue of seal welfare; delegations were receptive to the fact that the basic interests of the Inuit communities linked to traditional hunting and subsistence should not be compromised; to ensure the practical implementation of the regulation, a more detailed examination seems necessary, particularly as regards the scope and feasibility of certain provisions.
  • date: 2009-03-02T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection adopted the report drawn up by Diana WALLIS (ALDE, UK) amending, under first reading of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seals products. The main amendments were as follows: Purpose of the Regulation : MEPs aim to clarify that this Regulation establishes harmonised rules prohibiting the placing on the market and the import to, transit through, or export from, the European Community of seal products. Only products derived from the subsistence hunting of seals conducted by Inuit or other aboriginal communities may be traded as part of a commercial exchange between such communities for cultural, educational and/or ceremonial purposes. In addition, this regulation shall apply to all species of seals. Imports : an amendment clarifies that imports for personal use must be of a non-commercial quantity and nature. Comprehensive ban : provisions concerning conditions of placing on the market, import, transit and export, as well as those on derogations, certificates, labelling and marking have been deleted. MEPs consider that commercial seal hunts are inherently inhumane because humane killing methods cannot be effectively and consistently applied in the field environments in which they operate. Moreover, seal hunts occur in remote locations, and are conducted by thousands of individuals over large, inaccessible areas, making effective monitoring of seal hunting impossible. As such only a comprehensive ban without the derogation drafted by the Commission would meet citizens' demands to see an end to the trade in seal products. Consequent to deletion of derogation for certain killing methods, the annexes have also been deleted. Reports : Member States shall send by two years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation and thereafter every three years to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to enforce this Regulation (the Commission proposed that this report be sent every five years).
  • date: 2009-03-05T00:00:00 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=A6-2009-118&language=EN title: A6-0118/2009
  • date: 2009-05-04T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20090504&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2009-05-05T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=16846&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2009-05-05T00:00:00 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-2009-342 title: T6-0342/2009 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 550 votes to 49, with 41 abstentions, a legislative resolution amending, under the first reading of the codecision procedure, the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning trade in seals products. The amendments are the result of a compromise negotiated with the Council. As part of the compromise, the placing on the market of seal products shall be allowed only where the seal products result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and which contribute to their subsistence. These conditions shall apply at the time or point of import for imported products. By way of derogation : the import of seal products shall also be allowed where it is of an occasional nature and consists exclusively of goods for the personal use of the travellers or their families. The nature and quantity of such goods may not be such as to indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons; the placing on the market shall also be allowed for seal products that result from by-products of hunting that is regulated under national law and conducted for the sole purpose of sustainable management of marine resources. Such placing on the market shall only be allowed on a non-profit basis. The nature and quantity of such products shall not be such as to indicate that they are being placed on the market for commercial reasons. A free movement clause provides that Member States shall not impede the placing on the market of seal products which comply with the provisions of this Regulation. Member States shall send, by two years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation, and thereafter every four years, to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to implement this Regulation. The text recalls that in its resolution on 12 October 2006 on a Community Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2010, the European Parliament called on the Commission to propose a total import ban on seal products.
  • date: 2009-07-27T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2009-09-16T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 2009-09-16T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2009-10-31T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to eliminate obstacles to the functioning of the internal market by harmonising national bans concerning the trade in seal products at Community level. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on trade in seal products. CONTENT: following an agreement reached with the European Parliament in first reading, the Council adopted a Regulation setting restrictions for the placing on the market of seal products. The Danish, Romanian and Austrian delegations abstained. More specifically, the regulation permits the placing on the market of seal products only where the seal products result from hunts traditionally conducted by Inuit and other indigenous communities and contribute to their subsistence . This provision applies solely to indigenous peoples in Inuit areas in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia. These conditions shall apply at the time or point of import for imported products. By way of derogation : the import of seal products shall also be allowed where it is of an occasional nature and consists exclusively of goods for the personal use of travellers or their families. The nature and quantity of such goods shall not be such as to indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons; the placing on the market of seal products shall also be allowed where the seal products result from by-products of hunting that is regulated by national law and conducted for the sole purpose of the sustainable management of marine resources . Such placing on the market shall be allowed only on a non-profit basis . The nature and quantity of the seal products shall not be such as to indicate that they are being placed on the market for commercial reasons. In response to concerns of citizens and consumers about the animal welfare aspects of the killing and skinning of seals and the possible presence on the market of products obtained from animals killed and skinned in a way that causes pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering, several Member States have adopted or intend to adopt legislation regulating trade in seal products by prohibiting the import and production of such products, while no restrictions are placed on trade in these products in other Member States. An article on free movement , therefore, requires that Member States shall not impede the placing on the market of seal products which comply with this Regulation. Under the Regulation, the term " seal product " means all products, either processed or unprocessed, deriving or obtained from seals, including meat, oil, blubber, organs, raw fur skins and fur skins, tanned or dressed, including fur skins assembled in plates, crosses and similar forms, and articles made from fur skins. Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of this Regulation and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. By 20 November 2011, and thereafter every 4 years, Member States shall submit to the Commission a report outlining the actions taken to implement this Regulation. On the basis of these reports, the Commission shall inform the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of this Regulation within 12 months of the end of each reporting period concerned. ENTRY INTO FORCE AND APPLICATION: 20/11/2009. Article 3, on the conditions for placing on the market, is applicable from 20/08/2010. docs: title: Regulation 2009/1007 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32009R1007 title: OJ L 286 31.10.2009, p. 0036 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2009:286:TOC
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  • date: 2008-09-04T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: AGRI date: 2008-09-09T00:00:00 committee_full: Agriculture and Rural Development rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: MATHIEU HOUILLON Véronique body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-10-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BREPOELS Frieda body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2008-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: ALDE name: WALLIS Diana body: EP responsible: False committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Fisheries committee: PECH
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  • date: 2009-03-05T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2009-118&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0118/2009 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: AGRI date: 2008-09-09T00:00:00 committee_full: Agriculture and Rural Development rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: MATHIEU HOUILLON Véronique body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 2008-10-01T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety rapporteur: group: PPE-DE name: BREPOELS Frieda body: EP responsible: True committee: IMCO date: 2008-10-07T00:00:00 committee_full: Internal Market and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: ALDE name: WALLIS Diana body: EP responsible: False committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Fisheries committee: PECH type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
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