The next meeting of INTA Committee will take place on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 from 9.00 to 18.30 (room JAN 6Q2) and on Thursday, 7 May 2015 from 9.00 to 12.30 (Room ASP 5G-3).
See the Draft Agenda and the highlights of this meeting below.
Please note that the meeting will be web-streamed (apart from the "in camera" parts) and can be followed live on-line on 6 and 7 May 2015 beginning at 9.00.
INTA will vote on the following files:
- Draft Report, by the rapporteur Ms Alessia Mosca,on the Commission's "Intellectual property rights (IPR) strategy in third countries". There were 159 amendments tabled to the draft report and a number of compromise amendments agreed. The vote in INTA is to take place on 7 May and plenary vote is foreseen for June session in Strasbourg.
- Draft Opinion to the "Seals Regulation" which adopted by the EP in 2009 set a general ban on the placement of these products on the Union's market, with the exception of the products derived from hunts traditionally conducted by Iniut and other indigenous communities, as well as with the exception of seals hunted for reasons of sustainable management of marine resources (MRM).
This legislation was challenged by Canada and Norway in the World Trade Organization. The WTO did not find these exceptions entirely justified. A new regulation which complies with the WTO decision has to be in place by October 2015. However, the new EC proposal has ushered in a deep debate on the living conditions of the Inuit as well as environmental and conservationist concerns. Amendments have been tabled in different political dimensions.
A lively debate on the proposal for “reformed system” to resolve disputes between foreign investors and states in the Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) deal, currently being negotiated between the EU and the United states, took place between Trade Committee MEPs and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on Wednesday afternoon. (Läs mer)
EU smelters and refiners importing „conflict” minerals and metals would have to be certified by the EU in order to help stem the flow of revenue to armed groups, under a draft law as amended by the International Trade Committee on Tuesday. Other amendments lay down conditions for EU recognition of industry self-certification schemes, and labelling requirements. All these amendments still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole. (Läs mer)
Eight hundred and ninety-eight amendments to a draft resolution on progress in talks with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were debated by the International Trade Committee on Monday. (Läs mer)
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