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2013/2815(DEA) Establishing Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences

Progress: Awaiting Council decision on delegated act

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Lead INTA
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 105-p4

Events

2014/01/10
   EP - Delegated act not objected by Parliament
2013/12/28
   EP/CSL - Initial period for examining delegated act extended at Parliament's request by 2 month(s)
2013/12/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/12/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament rejected by 182 votes to 409, with 32 abstentions, a motion for resolution which sought to object to the Commission’s delegated regulation of 28 August 2013 establishing Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences.

The motion for resolution had been tabled by the Greens/EFA and the GUE/NGL groups.

To recall, Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 which lays down the modalities of the Union’s Generalised System of Preferences empowers the Commission to adopt delegated acts in order to establish or to amend Annex III in order to grant a requesting country the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance by adding that country to the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.

On 28 August 2013, the Commission adopted a delegated act to establish Annex III, by adding 10 countries (Armenia, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Georgia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay and Peru) as of 1 January 2014 through one single delegated act.

As they considered that this limits considerably the scrutiny powers of the co-legislators, the Members who tabled this motion for resolution sought to object to the Commission delegated regulation. They called on the Commission to immediately submit a new delegated act which takes account of the recommendation according to which, pursuant to Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, the Commission should adopt a separate delegated act for each country it wants to add to the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.

2013/12/03
   EP - Decision by committee, without report
2013/11/28
   EP - Motion for a resolution objecting delegated act
Documents
2013/10/22
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2013/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2013/08/28
   EC - Non-legislative basic document
Documents
2013/08/28
   EC - For information
Documents
2013/08/28
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Documents
2013/08/28
   EP/CSL - Initial period for examining delegated act 2 month(s)

Documents

  • Results of vote in Parliament: Results of vote in Parliament
  • Motion for a resolution objecting delegated act: B7-0546/2013
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE521.788
  • Non-legislative basic document: C(2013)05541
  • For information: SWD(2013)0313
  • Non-legislative basic document published: C(2013)05541
  • Non-legislative basic document: C(2013)05541
  • For information: SWD(2013)0313
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE521.788
  • Motion for a resolution objecting delegated act: B7-0546/2013

Votes

B7-0546/2013 - Résolution

2013/12/12 Outcome: -: 409, +: 182, 0: 32
FR PT PL CY ?? LV FI LU SI EE MT NL LT EL IE DK BE SE HR AT SK HU BG CZ IT RO DE GB ES
Total
69
17
42
4
2
6
10
5
6
6
4
23
10
15
9
10
17
18
10
16
13
16
16
17
53
29
83
53
44
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1

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1

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1

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For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

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3

Greece Verts/ALE

1

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3

Sweden Verts/ALE

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4

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1

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4

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1
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1

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2

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1

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1

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1

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4
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1

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1
5

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1

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1

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2

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4

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1
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1

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1

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2
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3

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1

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1

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1

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1
3

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3

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4

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1

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1

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4
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4

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1

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1

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1

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1

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1

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3

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2

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1

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        The motion for resolution had been tabled by the Greens/EFA and the GUE/NGL groups.

        To recall, Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 which lays down the modalities of the Union’s Generalised System of Preferences empowers the Commission to adopt delegated acts in order to establish or to amend Annex III in order to grant a requesting country the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance by adding that country to the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.

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        As they considered that this limits considerably the scrutiny powers of the co-legislators, the Members who tabled this motion for resolution sought to object to the Commission delegated regulation. They called on the Commission to immediately submit a new delegated act which takes account of the recommendation according to which, pursuant to Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, the Commission should adopt a separate delegated act for each country it wants to add to the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.

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