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2018/0124(CNS) VAT and excise duty Directives: inclusion of the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano in the customs territory of the Union and in the territorial application

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ECON GUALTIERI Roberto (icon: S&D S&D) SWINBURNE Kay (icon: ECR ECR), KLINZ Wolf (icon: ALDE ALDE), VIEGAS Miguel (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), GIEGOLD Sven (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Committee Opinion ITRE
Committee Opinion IMCO
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2019/02/18
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2019/02/18
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/02/18
   CSL - Council Meeting
2018/10/02
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2018/10/02
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 583 votes to 42, with 23 abstentions, in accordance with the consultation procedure, a legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directives 2006/112/EC and 2008/118/EC as regards the inclusion of the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano in the customs territory of the Union and in the territorial application of Directive 2008/118/EC.

Parliament approved the Commission's proposal without amendments.

Documents
2018/09/10
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs adopted, under the consultation procedure, the report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT) on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directives 2006/112/EC and 2008/118/EC as regards the inclusion of the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano in the customs territory of the Union and in the territorial application of Directive 2008/118/EC.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament approve the Commission proposal without amendments.

As a reminder, the Italian government requested that the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano should be included in the EU customs territory and in the territory of the Union to which Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty (the ‘excise Directive’) applies.

However, Italy wishes to continue the exclusion of the two territories from the territorial application of Directive 2006/112/EC (VAT Directive) on the common system of value added tax, as Italy considers it to be essential to maintain an even playing field between economic actors in Campione d’Italia and Switzerland.

This proposal only requires a formal amendment of the VAT Directive, moving the two territories from Article 6(2) (territories not forming part of the EU customs territory excluded from the territorial application of the VAT Directive) to Article 6(1) (territories forming part of the EU customs territory excluded from the territorial application of the VAT Directive).

Documents
2018/09/07
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/07/13
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Documents
2018/06/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2018/05/31
   EP - Responsible Committee
2018/05/08
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and in the territorial application of Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Directive.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

BACKGROUND: in July 2017, Italy requested that the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano be included in the customs territory of the Union as defined in Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as well as in the territorial scope of Council Directive 2008/118/EC for the purposes of excise duty, whilst leaving these territories outside the territorial scope of Council Directive 2006/112/EC for the purposes of value added tax (the VAT Directive).

CONTENT: the proposal aims to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and the territory of the Union to which Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty (the Excise Directive) applies.

The proposal to amend the excise Directive and the VAT Directive is strictly linked to the amendment of the Union Customs Code . These amendments should apply from 1 January 2019.

Documents

Votes

A8-0284/2018 - Roberto Gualtieri - Vote unique 02/10/2018 12:18:33.000

2018/10/02 Outcome: +: 569, 0: 71, -: 12
DE FR ES PL IT GB RO NL PT SE CZ BE BG FI EL HU DK LT AT SK HR SI IE LU CY LV MT EE ??
Total
87
70
46
47
66
51
28
22
19
18
18
18
15
13
17
13
12
10
18
10
9
8
7
6
6
5
5
5
2
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2

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2

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3

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1

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2

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171

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1

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2

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1

Luxembourg S&D

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1

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2

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1

Romania ALDE

3

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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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5

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

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For (1)

1

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For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

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1

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3

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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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18

Germany NI

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Abstain (1)

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Germany EFDD

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1

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1
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33

Germany ENF

For (1)

1

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Belgium ENF

Abstain (1)

1

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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      • PURPOSE: to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and in the territorial application of Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Directive.

        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

        BACKGROUND: in July 2017, Italy requested that the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano be included in the customs territory of the Union as defined in Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as well as in the territorial scope of Council Directive 2008/118/EC for the purposes of excise duty, whilst leaving these territories outside the territorial scope of Council Directive 2006/112/EC for the purposes of value added tax (the VAT Directive).

        CONTENT: the proposal aims to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and the territory of the Union to which Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty (the Excise Directive) applies.

        The proposal to amend the excise Directive and the VAT Directive is strictly linked to the amendment of the Union Customs Code. These amendments should apply from 1 January 2019.

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  • PURPOSE: to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and in the territorial application of Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty.

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    ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council adopts the act after consulting the European Parliament but without being obliged to follow its opinion.

    BACKGROUND: in July 2017, Italy requested that the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano be included in the customs territory of the Union as defined in Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as well as in the territorial scope of Council Directive 2008/118/EC for the purposes of excise duty, whilst leaving these territories outside the territorial scope of Council Directive 2006/112/EC for the purposes of value added tax (the VAT Directive).

    CONTENT: the proposal aims to include the Italian municipality of Campione d'Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano into the customs territory of the EU and the territory of the Union to which Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty (the Excise Directive) applies.

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