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Trade in minerals from conflict–affected and high risk areas - Hearing

How to trade responsibly in minerals from conflict areas?
On 4 December 2014, Members of INTA Committee will discuss with experts how best to break the link between mineral extraction and conflict, while at the same time promote legitimate trade in the interest of economic development.
In draft legislation the European Commission proposes to promote companies high in the supply chain to source minerals and gold responsibly from conflict areas. INTA will want to hear whether the proposals are smart or weak.
Hearing will start at 10.15, room JAN 6Q2.
Programme of the hearing coming soon.

Exchange of views with Commissioner Malmström on international trade agenda

During INTA meeting on 3 December 2014, Ms Cecilia Malmström, the new EU Commissioner for Trade, will present her key priorities. Members will scrutinize Trade commissioner’s views on major trade negotiations and legislation. The Commissioner is also expected to address the issue of transparency in the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP).


On 4 of December INTA will vote on the following files:
Adoption of the Draft Reports:
- Tariff treatment for goods originating from Ecuador - 2014/0287(COD)
- Autonomous trade preferences for the Republic of Moldova - 2014/0250(COD)
Adoption of the Motions for Resolutions on the Commission Delegated Regulations:
- Applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences - 2014/2805(DEA)
- Applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements - 2014/2954(DEA)

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