Autonomous trade preferences for the Republic of Moldova
The Committee on International Trade (INTA) considered a draft report by Sorin Moisa (S&D) on the Commission's proposal to extend the EU Autonomous Trade Preferences (ATPs) for Moldova to cover apples, grapes and fresh plums. The proposal comes in reaction to the Russian politically motivated ban on imports of Moldovan fruits introduced after the signature of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. The proposed preferences would provide some benefits and immediate relief to the Moldovan economy, while having very limited impact on the EU market. Given the importance of fruits' exports for Moldovan economy the rapporteur proposes to take over the proposal without amendments. Vote in INTA will take place on 4 December 2014.
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