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2019/0142(NLE) EU/USA Agreement on the Allocation of a Share in the Tariff Rate Quota: opening an autonomous tariff quota for imports of high-quality beef

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead INTA LANGE Bernd (icon: S&D S&D) HÜBNER Danuta Maria (icon: EPP EPP), SCHREINEMACHER Liesje (icon: Renew Renew), BÜTIKOFER Reinhard (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), BUCHHEIT Markus (icon: ID ID), BOURGEOIS Geert (icon: ECR ECR), SCHOLZ Helmut (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion AGRI DORFMANN Herbert (icon: EPP EPP) Luke Ming FLANAGAN (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Gilles LEBRETON (icon: ID ID), Molly SCOTT CATO (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Ruža TOMAŠIĆ (icon: ECR ECR), Carmen AVRAM (icon: S&D S&D), Jérémy DECERLE (icon: RE RE)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2019/12/06
   Final act published in Official Journal
2019/12/05
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2019/12/05
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/12/05
   CSL - Council Meeting
2019/11/28
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 457 votes to 140, with 71 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the allocation to the United States of a share in the tariff rate quota for high quality beef referred to in the revised memorandum of understanding regarding the importation of beef from animals not treated with certain growth-promoting hormones and increased duties applied by the United States to certain products of the European Union (2014).

The European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision.

Documents
2019/11/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2019/11/25
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/11/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2019/11/12
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2019/11/06
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2019/10/15
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2019/09/23
   EP - LANGE Bernd (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2019/09/18
   EP - DORFMANN Herbert (EPP) appointed as rapporteur in AGRI
2019/09/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/07/09
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2019/07/09
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to review the functioning of an existing trade agreement between the United States of America and the European Union ensuring an autonomous tariff quota for imports of high-quality beef into the EU.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: in 2009, the European Union and the United States concluded a Memorandum of Understanding, revised in 2014, which provided an interim solution to a long-standing dispute in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over imports of US beef treated with certain growth-promoting hormones. Under the agreement, a 45 000 tonnes quota of non-hormone treated beef was open by the EU to qualifying suppliers. Under WTO rules the quota also had to be made available to non-US suppliers.

On 19 October 2018, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations between the EU and the United States on the functioning of the tariff quota. Negotiations with the United States were concluded on 27 February 2019.

The signed agreement, subject to its conclusion at a later date, must now be approved.

CONTENT: the draft Council Decision concerns the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement between the EU and the United States on the allocation to the United States of a share in the tariff quota for high-quality beef referred to in the Memorandum of Understanding on the importation of beef from animals not treated with certain growth-promoting hormones and increased duties applied by the United States to certain EU products, which was concluded in 2009 and revised in 2014.

Under the new agreement, the existing quota will remain unchanged but 35 000 out of the total 45 000-tonne TRQ will be ring-fenced for the United States and phased in over a period of 7 years. The autonomous tariff quotas will continue to cover only products complying with EU's high food safety and health standards. This step is key to resolving a long-standing dispute between the EU and the United States on measures imposed by the EU in 1989 on US exports of beef treated with certain growth-promoting hormones. It also underlines the EU's commitment to a positive transatlantic trade agenda.

Documents
2019/06/24
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2019/06/24
   EC - Preparatory document
Documents
2019/06/24
   EP - Preparatory document
Documents

Documents

  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T9-0075/2019
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A9-0038/2019
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A9-0038/2019
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE643.167
  • Committee opinion: PE641.220
  • Committee draft report: PE641.378
  • Document attached to the procedure: 10678/2019
  • Legislative proposal published: 10681/2019
  • Document attached to the procedure: COM(2019)0296
  • Preparatory document: COM(2019)0297
  • Preparatory document: COM(2019)0297
  • Document attached to the procedure: COM(2019)0296
  • Preparatory document: COM(2019)0297
  • Document attached to the procedure: 10678/2019
  • Committee draft report: PE641.378
  • Committee opinion: PE641.220
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE643.167
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A9-0038/2019

Votes

A9-0038/2019 - Bernd Lange - procédure d'approbation

2019/11/28 Outcome: +: 457, -: 140, 0: 71
PL IT ES RO GB HU NL BG DE SE CZ PT SK HR EL SI AT DK LV LT MT EE LU FI CY IE BE FR
Total
45
64
49
29
47
18
25
16
90
18
18
18
11
10
19
8
17
11
8
10
5
6
6
12
6
11
20
71
icon: PPE PPE
165

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Latvia PPE

2

Malta PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

2

Finland PPE

2
2

Belgium PPE

Against (1)

4
icon: S&D S&D
142

Slovakia S&D

2

Greece S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

2

Lithuania S&D

2

Estonia S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Belgium S&D

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

3
icon: Renew Renew
101

Hungary Renew

2

Bulgaria Renew

2

Slovakia Renew

2

Croatia Renew

For (1)

1

Slovenia Renew

2

Austria Renew

For (1)

1

Latvia Renew

For (1)

1

Lithuania Renew

2

Estonia Renew

3

Luxembourg Renew

2

Finland Renew

3

Ireland Renew

For (1)

1

Belgium Renew

3
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57

Bulgaria ECR

2

Germany ECR

For (1)

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1
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29

Hungary NI

1

Germany NI

Against (1)

1

Slovakia NI

2

Croatia NI

Abstain (1)

1

Greece NI

Abstain (1)

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
39

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Germany GUE/NGL

Against (1)

5

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

4

Belgium GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1
icon: ID ID
67

Czechia ID

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Austria ID

3

Denmark ID

For (1)

1

Estonia ID

Abstain (1)

1

Finland ID

2
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68

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

2

Czechia Verts/ALE

2

Portugal Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

Against (2)

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

2

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Ireland Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

3
AmendmentsDossier
4 2019/0142(NLE)
2019/11/12 INTA 4 amendments...
source: 643.167

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