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2012/0046(NLE) EU/Brazil and EU/Thailand Agreements: modification of concessions on processed poultry meat

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA MOREIRA Vital (icon: S&D S&D) ŠŤASTNÝ Peter (icon: PPE PPE), STURDY Robert (icon: ECR ECR), MURPHY Paul (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion AGRI
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 207-p4, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2012/12/20
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2012/792/EU on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

BACKGROUND: on 25 May 2009, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 with a view to the renegotiation of concessions on poultry meat tariff lines under Chapter 16 of the Combined Nomenclature as provided for in Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff ("CN").

Those negotiations resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. In accordance with Council Decision 2012/231/EU of 23 April 2012, the Agreements were signed on behalf of the Union on 26 June 2012 with Brazil and on 18 June 2012 with Thailand.

The Agreements should now be approved on behalf of the European Union.

CONTENT: with this Decision, the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994 are hereby approved on behalf of the Union.

GATT Agreement and its impact on poultry trade : negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, an Agreement was considered necessary with Brazil and Thailand which both hold principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

This is the aim of this Agreement adopted on behalf of the EU is to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 7 December 2012. The Agreement shall enter into force when the necessary procedures have been completed.

2012/12/06
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2012/12/06
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2012/12/06
   CSL - Council Meeting
2012/11/21
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2012/11/21
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution approving the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

Parliament gives its consent to conclusion of the Agreements.

Documents
2012/10/24
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on International Trade adopted he report by Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

The parliamentary committee recommends that Parliament gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreements.

Documents
2012/10/11
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2012/08/28
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2012/07/05
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2012/04/25
   EP - MOREIRA Vital (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2012/04/23
   CSL - Council Meeting
2012/04/04
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2012/04/04
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2012/04/04
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal . This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million , after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

Documents
2012/03/15
   EP - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal . This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of the tariff lines concerned.

The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • date: 2012-03-15T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2012/0106/COM_COM(2012)0106_EN.doc title: COM(2012)0106 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2012&nu_doc=106 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects. Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal . This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future. In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN. The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of the tariff lines concerned. The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken. LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU. CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry. BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.
  • date: 2012-04-04T00:00:00 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=7883%2F12&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 07883/2012 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects. Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal . This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future. In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN. The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned. The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken. LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU. CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry. Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union. BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million , after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.
  • date: 2012-07-05T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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  • date: 2012-11-21T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=22109&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2012-11-21T00:00:00 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=P7-TA-2012-437 title: T7-0437/2012 summary: The European Parliament adopted a legislative resolution approving the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994. Parliament gives its consent to conclusion of the Agreements.
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PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

    CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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The Committee on International Trade adopted he report by Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

The parliamentary committee recommends that Parliament gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreements.

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The parliamentary committee recommends that Parliament gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreements.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2012/792/EU on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

    BACKGROUND: on 25 May 2009, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 with a view to the renegotiation of concessions on poultry meat tariff lines under Chapter 16 of the Combined Nomenclature as provided for in Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff ("CN").

    Those negotiations resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. In accordance with Council Decision 2012/231/EU of 23 April 2012, the Agreements were signed on behalf of the Union on 26 June 2012 with Brazil and on 18 June 2012 with Thailand.

    The Agreements should now be approved on behalf of the European Union.

    CONTENT: with this Decision, the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994 are hereby approved on behalf of the Union.

    GATT Agreement and its impact on poultry trade: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30: preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, an Agreement was considered necessary with Brazil and Thailand which both hold principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

    This is the aim of this Agreement adopted on behalf of the EU is to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 7 December 2012. The Agreement shall enter into force when the necessary procedures have been completed.

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  • The Committee on International Trade adopted he report by Vital MOREIRA (S&D, PT) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Brazil pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994, and of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions with respect to processed poultry meat provided for in the EU Schedule annexed to GATT 1994.

    The parliamentary committee recommends that Parliament gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreements.

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PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of

the tariff lines concerned.

The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of the tariff lines concerned.

The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of

    the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

    CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

    CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with Brazil and Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in several of the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements on behalf of the European Union.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

    CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    Under this proposed Decision, it is provided that only these be concluded on behalf of the European Union.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of

    the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

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    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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  • PURPOSE: to conclude two agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 concluded on poultry in 2007 covered tariff lines on poultry meat under heading 0210 as well as one processed poultry line, 1602 32 19 in the EC Schedule CXL: cooked preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat. Limiting the negotiations to the processed poultry line 1602 32 19 was considered to sufficiently prevent potential substitution effects.

    Subsequent import data, however, showed a dramatic import surge of processed poultry meat under tariff line 1602 32 30:  preparations containing 25% or more but less than 57% by weight of poultry meat or offal. This indicated that exporters seemed to take advantage of a relative gap in the EU level of protection, substituting poultry preparations containing more than 57% of poultry meat with preparations containing less than 57%, under tariff line 1602 32 30. Comparable substitution effects were to be expected under other 1602 tariff lines in the future.

    In order to comprehensively address these substitution effects affecting the EU poultry industry, the Commission requested from the Council the authorisation to renegotiate the concessions on poultry meat under Chapter 16 of the CN.

    The Commission has negotiated with the Federal Republic of Brazil and with the Kingdom of Thailand holding each principal supplying interests and/or substantial interests in various of

    the tariff lines concerned.

    The negotiations have resulted in Agreements in the form of exchanges of letters initialled with Thailand on 22 November 2011 and with Brazil on 7 December 2011. It is necessary to conclude the Agreements.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment has been undertaken.

    LEGAL BASIS: Articles 207(4), first subparagraph and 218(6)(a)(v) TFEU.

    CONTENT: following the negotiations opened under Article XXVIII of the GATT 1994 in mid-2009 with Brazil and Thailand, this proposal concerns the conclusion of the Agreements between the European Union and Brazil and Thailand respectively in order to deal with the problem of potential  substitution effects in the import of poultry.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the financial impact of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, implementing these Agreements, is indicated in its specific Financial Statement, and can be estimated of a reduction of own resources of an approximated net amount of EUR 1.4 million, after deduction of 25% of collection costs by Member States.

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