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2010/0343(NLE) International Cocoa Agreement 2010

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA MOREIRA Vital (icon: S&D S&D) KÖSTINGER Elisabeth (icon: PPE PPE), BEARDER Catherine (icon: ALDE ALDE), STURDY Robert (icon: ECR ECR), SCHOLZ Helmut (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion DEVE
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 207-p3, TFEU 207-p4, TFEU 218-p6

Events

2015/08/28
   EC - For information
2012/04/12
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

NON- LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2012/189/EU on the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

BACKGROUND: on 25 June 2010 the negotiating conference, established under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, approved the text of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. The Agreement was negotiated to replace the International Cocoa Agreement 2001, which has been extended until 30 September 2012.

In view of the outcome of the talks and the substance of the new instrument, it is in the European Union’s interest to approve the results of the negotiation.

Given that:

the aims of the Agreement fall under the common commercial policy, the European Union is a party to the 2001 Agreement, and the signature of the Agreement and the deposit of its instrument of provisional application have already been authorised by Council Decision 2011/634/EU,

It is therefore in the interest of the Union to conclude the Agreement.

CONTENT: by this Decision, the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 is hereby approved on behalf of the European Union.

Objectives : with a view to strengthening the global cocoa sector, supporting its sustainable development and increasing the benefits to all stakeholders, the objectives of the Seventh International Cocoa Agreement are:

to promote international cooperation in the world cocoa economy; to provide an appropriate framework for discussion on all cocoa matters among governments, and with the private sector; to contribute to the strengthening of the national cocoa economies of Member countries, through the preparation, development and evaluation of appropriate projects to be submitted to the relevant institutions for financing and implementation and seeking finance for projects that benefit Members and the world cocoa economy; to strive towards obtaining fair prices leading to equitable economic returns to both producers and consumers in the cocoa value chain, and to contribute to a balanced development of the world cocoa economy in the interest of all Members; to promote a sustainable cocoa economy in economic, social and environmental terms; to encourage research and the implementation of its findings through the promotion of training and information programmes leading to the transfer to Members of technologies suitable for cocoa; to promote transparency in the world cocoa economy, and in particular in the cocoa trade, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant statistics and the undertaking of appropriate studies, as well as to promote the elimination of trade barriers; to promote and to encourage consumption of chocolate and cocoa-based products in order to increase demand for cocoa, inter alia through the promotion of the positive attributes of cocoa, including health benefits, in close cooperation with the private sector; to encourage Members to promote cocoa quality and to develop appropriate food safety procedures in the cocoa sector; to encourage Members to develop and implement strategies to enhance the capacity of local communities and small-scale farmers to benefit from cocoa production and thereby contribute to poverty alleviation.

Signature of the Agreement : the Agreement is open for signature from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2012.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 26.03.2012. The date of entry into force of the Agreement will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.

2012/03/26
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2012/03/26
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2012/03/26
   CSL - Council Meeting
2012/03/14
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2012/03/14
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

In a joint resolution adopted on the same day, Members expressed their position on the concerns about child labour in the cocoa sector (see RSP/2011/2957 ).

Documents
2012/03/13
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2012/02/01
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on International Trade unanimously adopted the report drafted by Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT) in which it recommends the European Parliament to give its consent to the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

Members consider that this issue merits to be addressed separately in a resolution of the International Trade Committee, to be adopted alongside this report in order to raise awareness on the problematic of child labour on cocoa fields.

Documents
2012/01/26
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2011/12/09
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2011/11/22
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2011/09/13
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2011/05/27
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: on 25 June 2010 the negotiating conference, established under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development approved the text of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. The Agreement was negotiated to replace the International Cocoa Agreement 2001, which has been extended until 30 September 2012.

The European Union is a party to the 2001 Agreement, and the signature of the Agreement and the deposit of its instrument of provisional application have already been authorised by a Decision of the EU. It is therefore in the interest of the Union to conclude the Agreement.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 207(3) and (4), in conjunction with Article 218(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

CONTENT: the Commission proposes the approval of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 on behalf of the European Union. The Agreement forms part of the Union’s the common commercial policy. Its main objectives are to strengthen the global cocoa sector, support its sustainable development and increase benefits for all stakeholders by:

contributing to the strengthening of national cocoa economies of Member countries; striving towards obtaining fair prices leading to equitable economic returns to both producers and consumers in the cocoa value chain; promoting a sustainable cocoa economy in economic, social and environmental terms.

For further details of the main points of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the former initial proposal dated 01/12/2010.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the Union budget.

Documents
2011/05/02
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2011/01/26
   EP - MOREIRA Vital (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2010/12/01
   EP - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, by the European Union, the International Cocoa Agreement 2010.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

LEGAL BASE: Article 207(3) and (4) in conjunction with Article 218(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

CONTENT: on 25 June 2010 the United Nations Cocoa Conference 2010 formally closed following the consensus reached by the delegations on the negotiated text of the new 2010 International Cocoa Agreement, which will replace the International Cocoa Agreement 2001, as extended.

In view of the outcome of the talks and the substance of the new instrument, which reflects the position it put forward, the Commission considers the instrument of conclusion should now be deposited with the Treaty Section of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York, having already presented the Agreement to the Council for signature and provisional application.

The Council is therefore asked to approve the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 .

Objectives : with a view to strengthening the global cocoa sector, supporting its sustainable development and increasing the benefits to all stakeholders, the objectives of the Seventh International Cocoa Agreement are:

to promote international cooperation in the world cocoa economy; to provide an appropriate framework for discussion on all cocoa matters among governments, and with the private sector; to contribute to the strengthening of the national cocoa economies of Member countries, through the preparation, development and evaluation of appropriate projects to be submitted to the relevant institutions for financing and implementation and seeking finance for projects that benefit Members and the world cocoa economy; to strive towards obtaining fair prices leading to equitable economic returns to both producers and consumers in the cocoa value chain, and to contribute to a balanced development of the world cocoa economy in the interest of all Members; to promote a sustainable cocoa economy in economic, social and environmental terms; to encourage research and the implementation of its findings through the promotion of training and information programmes leading to the transfer to Members of technologies suitable for cocoa; to promote transparency in the world cocoa economy, and in particular in the cocoa trade, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant statistics and the undertaking of appropriate studies, as well as to promote the elimination of trade barriers; to promote and to encourage consumption of chocolate and cocoa-based products in order to increase demand for cocoa, inter alia through the promotion of the positive attributes of cocoa, including health benefits, in close cooperation with the private sector; to encourage Members to promote cocoa quality and to develop appropriate food safety procedures in the cocoa sector; to encourage Members to develop and implement strategies to enhance the capacity of local communities and small-scale farmers to benefit from cocoa production and thereby contribute to poverty alleviation.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication for the Union’s budget.

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  • date: 2011-05-27T00:00:00 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=9771%2F11&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 09771/2011 summary: PURPOSE: the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: on 25 June 2010 the negotiating conference, established under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development approved the text of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. The Agreement was negotiated to replace the International Cocoa Agreement 2001, which has been extended until 30 September 2012. The European Union is a party to the 2001 Agreement, and the signature of the Agreement and the deposit of its instrument of provisional application have already been authorised by a Decision of the EU. It is therefore in the interest of the Union to conclude the Agreement. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was undertaken. LEGAL BASIS: Article 207(3) and (4), in conjunction with Article 218(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. CONTENT: the Commission proposes the approval of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 on behalf of the European Union. The Agreement forms part of the Union’s the common commercial policy. Its main objectives are to strengthen the global cocoa sector, support its sustainable development and increase benefits for all stakeholders by: contributing to the strengthening of national cocoa economies of Member countries; striving towards obtaining fair prices leading to equitable economic returns to both producers and consumers in the cocoa value chain; promoting a sustainable cocoa economy in economic, social and environmental terms. For further details of the main points of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the former initial proposal dated 01/12/2010. BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the Union budget.
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  • date: 2012-04-12T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the European Union, the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. NON- LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2012/189/EU on the conclusion of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. BACKGROUND: on 25 June 2010 the negotiating conference, established under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, approved the text of the International Cocoa Agreement 2010. The Agreement was negotiated to replace the International Cocoa Agreement 2001, which has been extended until 30 September 2012. In view of the outcome of the talks and the substance of the new instrument, it is in the European Union’s interest to approve the results of the negotiation. Given that: the aims of the Agreement fall under the common commercial policy, the European Union is a party to the 2001 Agreement, and the signature of the Agreement and the deposit of its instrument of provisional application have already been authorised by Council Decision 2011/634/EU, It is therefore in the interest of the Union to conclude the Agreement. CONTENT: by this Decision, the International Cocoa Agreement 2010 is hereby approved on behalf of the European Union. Objectives : with a view to strengthening the global cocoa sector, supporting its sustainable development and increasing the benefits to all stakeholders, the objectives of the Seventh International Cocoa Agreement are: to promote international cooperation in the world cocoa economy; to provide an appropriate framework for discussion on all cocoa matters among governments, and with the private sector; to contribute to the strengthening of the national cocoa economies of Member countries, through the preparation, development and evaluation of appropriate projects to be submitted to the relevant institutions for financing and implementation and seeking finance for projects that benefit Members and the world cocoa economy; to strive towards obtaining fair prices leading to equitable economic returns to both producers and consumers in the cocoa value chain, and to contribute to a balanced development of the world cocoa economy in the interest of all Members; to promote a sustainable cocoa economy in economic, social and environmental terms; to encourage research and the implementation of its findings through the promotion of training and information programmes leading to the transfer to Members of technologies suitable for cocoa; to promote transparency in the world cocoa economy, and in particular in the cocoa trade, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant statistics and the undertaking of appropriate studies, as well as to promote the elimination of trade barriers; to promote and to encourage consumption of chocolate and cocoa-based products in order to increase demand for cocoa, inter alia through the promotion of the positive attributes of cocoa, including health benefits, in close cooperation with the private sector; to encourage Members to promote cocoa quality and to develop appropriate food safety procedures in the cocoa sector; to encourage Members to develop and implement strategies to enhance the capacity of local communities and small-scale farmers to benefit from cocoa production and thereby contribute to poverty alleviation. Signature of the Agreement : the Agreement is open for signature from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2012. ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 26.03.2012. The date of entry into force of the Agreement will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council. docs: title: Decision 2012/189 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32012D0189 title: OJ L 102 12.04.2012, p. 0001 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2012:102:TOC
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  • date: 2011-05-27T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=9771%2F11&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Legislative proposal published title: 09771/2011 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/ title: EuropeAid Development and Cooperation Commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
  • date: 2011-09-13T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: KÖSTINGER Elisabeth group: ALDE name: BEARDER Catherine group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: SCHOLZ Helmut responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2011-01-26T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: S&D name: MOREIRA Vital
  • date: 2012-01-26T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: KÖSTINGER Elisabeth group: ALDE name: BEARDER Catherine group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: SCHOLZ Helmut responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2011-01-26T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: S&D name: MOREIRA Vital
  • body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2012-24&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A7-0024/2012 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: KÖSTINGER Elisabeth group: ALDE name: BEARDER Catherine group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: SCHOLZ Helmut responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2011-01-26T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: S&D name: MOREIRA Vital date: 2012-02-01T00:00:00
  • date: 2012-03-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20120313&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2012-03-14T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=21114&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=P7-TA-2012-81 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0081/2012 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2012-03-26T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: General Affairs meeting_id: 3158
  • date: 2012-03-26T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2012-03-26T00:00:00 body: EP/CSL type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
  • date: 2012-04-12T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32012D0189 title: Decision 2012/189 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2012:102:TOC title: OJ L 102 12.04.2012, p. 0001
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE
  • body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: KÖSTINGER Elisabeth group: ALDE name: BEARDER Catherine group: ECR name: STURDY Robert group: GUE/NGL name: SCHOLZ Helmut responsible: True committee: INTA date: 2011-01-26T00:00:00 committee_full: International Trade rapporteur: group: S&D name: MOREIRA Vital
links
National parliaments
European Commission
other
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/ title: EuropeAid Development and Cooperation commissioner: PIEBALGS Andris
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
INTA/7/04746
reference
2010/0343(NLE)
instrument
Decision
legal_basis
stage_reached
Procedure completed
subtype
Consent by Parliament
Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 150
title
International Cocoa Agreement 2010
type
NLE - Non-legislative enactments
final
subject