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INTA extraordinary meeting in Strasbourg: 20 October 2014

The next meeting of the Committee on International Trade will take place on Monday 20 October in Strasbourg (19.00-20.30, room SDM S1).
See the highlights of the meeting below.

Vote on Customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine

Committee on International Trade (INTA) will vote on a draft report on the Commission proposal aimed at prolonging the autonomous trade preferences for Ukraine (rapporteur: Gabrielius Landsbergis (EPP). Following the postponement of the application of the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until 31 December 2015, the European Commission submitted an urgent proposal to prolong the existing preferences to cover that period. The existing preferences apply until 1 November 2014.

Hearing of the Commissioner-designate for Trade, Mrs Cecilia Malmström

In the context of the approval of the new European Commission, the Committee on International Trade (INTA) held a hearing of the Commissioner-designate for Trade, Mrs Cecilia Malmström (nominated by Sweden). The hearing took place on Monday 29 September 14:30-17:30 in Brussels.

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"The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers in a series of meetings held in July and September."

INTA 24-09-2014 - 11:57  

The economic consequences of Russia’s ban on imports of farm produce, raw materials and food from the EU will be debated by the International Trade Committee with the trade specialists from the EU Commission on Wednesday after 16.00.

Presentation and responsibilities
Committee responsible for matters relating to the establishment, implementation and monitoring of the Union’s common commercial policy and its external economic relations, in particular:
1. financial, economic and trade relations with third countries and regional organisations;
2. the common external tariff and trade facilitation as well as the external aspects of customs provisions and management;
3. the opening, monitoring, conclusion and follow-up of bilateral, multilateral and plurilateral trade agreements governing economic, trade and investment relations  with third countries and regional organisations;
4. measures of technical harmonisation or standardisation in fields covered by instruments of international law;
5. relations with the relevant international organisations and international fora on trade-related matters, and with organisations promoting regional economic and commercial integration outside the Union; 
6. relations with the WTO, including its parliamentary dimension.
The committee liaises with the relevant interparliamentary and ad hoc delegations for the economic and trade aspects of relations with third countries.
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Welcome to the website of the Committee on International Trade (INTA).
You will find the agendas and working documents of the Committee here, as well as additional information such as INTA newsletters, details on on-going reports and hearings.
Since the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, the EP has a decisive role to play in the definition of the Union's trade policy and acts as its democratic conscience. This is of particular importance since trade legislation and international trade agreements can only be implemented with the agreement of the EP.
I trust that this website will serve as an efficient information source and research tool that allows European citizens to achieve a better understanding of INTA's work and proceedings, as well as of the Union's trade policy in general.
Thank you for your visit. Should you have any further questions about the Committee's work please contact the Secretariat.