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2008/0251(NLE) EC/Eastern and Southern Africa States (ESA) agreement: interim agreement establishing a framework for Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA CASPARY Daniel (icon: PPE PPE) LANGE Bernd (icon: S&D S&D), RINALDI Niccolò (icon: ALDE ALDE), KELLER Ska (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), STURDY Robert (icon: ECR ECR), MURPHY Paul (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Former Responsible Committee INTA
Committee Opinion DEVE SARGENTINI Judith (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Former Committee Opinion DEVE
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 207-p4, TFEU 211, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2013/07/04
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2013/02/19
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2013/01/17
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 494 votes to 97, with 33 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part.

Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

Documents
2013/01/16
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2012/12/19
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on International Trade adopted the report by Daniel CASPARY (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part.

The committee recommends that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the agreement considering that the signing of the agreement is a necessary step towards sustainable growth in the region. It also underlines the importance of the continued negotiations with a view to a full agreement for encouraging increased trade, investment and regional integration in the region.

Documents
2012/12/18
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2012/12/06
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2012/11/28
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2012/10/26
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2012/09/18
   EP - SARGENTINI Judith (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in DEVE
2012/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2012/07/04
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: on 12 June 2002 the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations to conclude Economic Partnership Agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP States).

Negotiations for an Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part (hereinafter referred to as the 'Interim EPA') were concluded on 28 November 2007 with the Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In accordance with the Council Decision 2012/196/EC , the Interim EPA was signed with Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe on 29 August 2009, subject to its conclusion.

The Interim EPA has been provisionally applied as from 14 May 2012, between the European Union and Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe pending its entry into force.

The Interim EPA should be approved on behalf of the European Union.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 207 and Article 209(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

CONTENT: under this draft Agreement, it is proposed that the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part, be approved on behalf of the European Union

Main objectives of the Economic Partnership Agreement :

contributing to the reduction and eventual eradication of poverty through the establishment of a strengthened and strategic trade and development partnership consistent with the objective of sustainable development, the Millennium Development Goals and the Cotonou Agreement; promoting regional integration, economic cooperation and good governance in the ESA region; promoting the gradual integration of the ESA region into the world economy, in conformity with its political choices and development priorities; fostering the structural adjustment of the ESA economies and diversification including value addition; mproving the ESA region's capacity in trade policy and trade related issues; establishing and implementing an effective, predictable and transparent regional regulatory framework for trade and investment in the ESA region, thus supporting the conditions for increasing investment and private sector initiative and enhancing supply capacity, competitiveness and economic growth; and strengthening the existing relations between the Parties on the basis of solidarity and mutual interest. To this end, consistent with WTO obligations, the Agreement shall enhance commercial and economic relations, support a new trading dynamic between the Parties by means of the progressive, asymmetrical liberalisation of trade between them and reinforce, broaden and deepen cooperation in all areas relevant to trade and investment.

In trade terms, the specific objectives of this Agreement aim to:

establish an agreement consistent with Article XXIV of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"); establish the framework, scope and principles for further negotiations on trade in goods including rules of origin , trade defence instruments, customs cooperation and trade facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, and agriculture, on the basis of the proposals already submitted; and establish a framework for and scope of potential negotiation in relation to other issues including trade in services, trade related issues as identified in the Cotonou Agreement and any other areas of interest to both Parties.

The Agreement also includes provisions to avoid and settle trade disputes between the Parties.

Institutional arrangements : institutional arrangements are provided including the establishment of an EPA Committee which shall be responsible for the administration of all matters under this Agreement, including development cooperation and for the fulfilment of any of the tasks mentioned in this Agreement.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

Documents
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 interim agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States on the one part and the European Community and its Member States on the other part, the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty had the following impacts :

· the old legal basis – Treaty/EC/Art.133, Art 181, Art.300(3) 2nd para. - became 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).

2009/09/01
   EP - CASPARY Daniel (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2009/07/13
   CSL - Council Meeting
2009/04/30
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2008/12/16
   EC - Initial legislative proposal
2008/12/16
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Details

PURPOSE: to propose the signature and provisional application of the interim agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States on the one part and the European Community and its Member States on the other part.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

CONTENT: the content of this provisional agreement is identical to that of the interim agreement establishing a framework for an Economic and Partnership Agreement with the countries concerned. For details, please refer to summary of the Commission’s initial proposal of 16/12/2008.

To recall, this interim agreement concerns trade and development cooperation issues between the Community and its Member States and the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius , the Seychelles and Zimbabwe.

2008/12/16
   EC - Initial legislative proposal published

Documents

Activities

AmendmentsDossier
3 2008/0251(NLE)
2012/11/15 DEVE 1 amendments...
source: PE-500.495
2012/11/28 INTA 2 amendments...
source: PE-500.726

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      • 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 interim agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States on the one part and the European Community and its Member States on the other part, the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty had the following impacts : · the old legal basis – Treaty/EC/Art.133, Art 181, Art.300(3) 2nd para. - became 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).
      • date: 2012-07-04T00:00:00 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=11699%2F12&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 11699/2012 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: on 12 June 2002 the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations to conclude Economic Partnership Agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP States). Negotiations for an Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part (hereinafter referred to as the 'Interim EPA') were concluded on 28 November 2007 with the Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In accordance with the Council Decision 2012/196/EC , the Interim EPA was signed with Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe on 29 August 2009, subject to its conclusion. The Interim EPA has been provisionally applied as from 14 May 2012, between the European Union and Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Zimbabwe pending its entry into force. The Interim EPA should be approved on behalf of the European Union. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out. LEGAL BASIS: Article 207 and Article 209(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). CONTENT: under this draft Agreement, it is proposed that the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part, be approved on behalf of the European Union Main objectives of the Economic Partnership Agreement : contributing to the reduction and eventual eradication of poverty through the establishment of a strengthened and strategic trade and development partnership consistent with the objective of sustainable development, the Millennium Development Goals and the Cotonou Agreement; promoting regional integration, economic cooperation and good governance in the ESA region; promoting the gradual integration of the ESA region into the world economy, in conformity with its political choices and development priorities; fostering the structural adjustment of the ESA economies and diversification including value addition; mproving the ESA region's capacity in trade policy and trade related issues; establishing and implementing an effective, predictable and transparent regional regulatory framework for trade and investment in the ESA region, thus supporting the conditions for increasing investment and private sector initiative and enhancing supply capacity, competitiveness and economic growth; and strengthening the existing relations between the Parties on the basis of solidarity and mutual interest. To this end, consistent with WTO obligations, the Agreement shall enhance commercial and economic relations, support a new trading dynamic between the Parties by means of the progressive, asymmetrical liberalisation of trade between them and reinforce, broaden and deepen cooperation in all areas relevant to trade and investment. In trade terms, the specific objectives of this Agreement aim to: establish an agreement consistent with Article XXIV of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"); establish the framework, scope and principles for further negotiations on trade in goods including rules of origin , trade defence instruments, customs cooperation and trade facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, and agriculture, on the basis of the proposals already submitted; and establish a framework for and scope of potential negotiation in relation to other issues including trade in services, trade related issues as identified in the Cotonou Agreement and any other areas of interest to both Parties. The Agreement also includes provisions to avoid and settle trade disputes between the Parties. Institutional arrangements : institutional arrangements are provided including the establishment of an EPA Committee which shall be responsible for the administration of all matters under this Agreement, including development cooperation and for the fulfilment of any of the tasks mentioned in this Agreement. BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.
      • date: 2012-09-11T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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      • date: 2013-01-16T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=FR&reference=20130116&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
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      6.30
      Development cooperation
      6.40.06
      Relations with ACP countries, conventions and generalities
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      Old
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      New
      EC/Eastern and Southern Africa States (ESA) agreement: interim agreement establishing a framework for Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
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      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      procedure/subject/1
      Old
      6.20.05 Multilateral economic and trade agreements and relations
      New
      6.20.05 Multilateral and plurilateral economic and trade agreements and relations
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      activities/0/commission/0/DG/url
      Old
      http://ec.europa.eu/trade/
      New
      http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/trade_en
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities/3/commission/0/DG/url
      Old
      http://ec.europa.eu/trade/
      New
      http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/trade_en
      other/0/dg/url
      Old
      http://ec.europa.eu/trade/
      New
      http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/trade_en
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      procedure/subject/3
      Old
      6.30.01 Generalised scheme of tariff preferences, rules of origin
      New
      6.30.01 Generalised scheme of tariff preferences (GSP), rules of origin
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      activities/0/docs/0/url
      Old
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      New
      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0861/COM_COM(2008)0861_EN.pdf
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities/0/docs/0/celexid
      CELEX:52008PC0861:EN
      activities
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      • date: 2009-07-13T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Agriculture and Fisheries meeting_id: 2956
      • date: 2009-12-02T00:00:00 body: all type: Additional information
      • date: 2012-07-04T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=11699%2F12&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Legislative proposal published title: 11699/2012 body: EC type: Legislative proposal published commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/ title: Trade Commissioner: DE GUCHT Karel
      • date: 2012-09-11T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2012-09-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: SARGENTINI Judith body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: S&D name: LANGE Bernd group: ALDE name: RINALDI Niccolò group: Verts/ALE name: KELLER Ska group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: MURPHY Paul responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: PPE name: CASPARY Daniel body: EP responsible: True committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA
      • date: 2012-12-18T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2012-09-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: SARGENTINI Judith body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: S&D name: LANGE Bernd group: ALDE name: RINALDI Niccolò group: Verts/ALE name: KELLER Ska group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: MURPHY Paul responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: PPE name: CASPARY Daniel body: EP responsible: True committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA
      • body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2012-431&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A7-0431/2012 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2012-09-18T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: SARGENTINI Judith body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: S&D name: LANGE Bernd group: ALDE name: RINALDI Niccolò group: Verts/ALE name: KELLER Ska group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: MURPHY Paul responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: PPE name: CASPARY Daniel body: EP responsible: True committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA date: 2012-12-19T00:00:00
      • date: 2013-01-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=FR&reference=20130116&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
      • date: 2013-01-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2013-25 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0025/2013 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
      committees
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      • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE
      • body: EP shadows: group: S&D name: LANGE Bernd group: ALDE name: RINALDI Niccolò group: Verts/ALE name: KELLER Ska group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: MURPHY Paul responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: PPE name: CASPARY Daniel
      • body: EP responsible: True committee_full: International Trade committee: INTA
      links
      National parliaments
      other
      • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/ title: Trade commissioner: DE GUCHT Karel
      procedure
      dossier_of_the_committee
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      geographical_area
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      title
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