Procedure : 2016/0229(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0329/2016

Texts tabled :

A8-0329/2016

Debates :

Votes :

PV 01/12/2016 - 6.1
CRE 01/12/2016 - 6.1

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2016)0457

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14 November 2016
PE 593.991v01-00 A8-0329/2016

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code, as regards goods that have temporarily left the customs territory of the Union by sea or air

(COM(2016)0477 – C8-0328/2016 – 2016/0229(COD))

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Rapporteur: Maria Grapini

(Simplified procedure – Rule 50(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

ERRATA/ADDENDA
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code, as regards goods that have temporarily left the customs territory of the Union by sea or air

(COM(2016)0477 – C8-0328/2016– 2016/0229(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0477),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 207 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0328/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (A8-0329/2016),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading, taking over the Commission proposal;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The full entry into application on 1st May 2016 of the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (UCC) and its subsequent implementing and delegated acts has brought to the spotlight certain shortcomings in its drafting.

The relevant authorities in the Member States do not have a legal basis, under the current article 136, to apply provisions related to:

•  lodging the entry summary declaration,

•  notifying the arrival of a sea-going vessel or an aircraft,

•  conveying and present the goods to customs upon unloading or transhipment,

•  to wait authorisation before unloading or transhipping the goods,

•  as well as the provisions on temporary storage.

These provisions apply in the concrete case of goods that have temporarily left the Union customs territory while moving by direct route between two points of that territory by sea or air without a stop outside the Union.

In absence of a clear legal basis to require presentation of these goods to the customs authorities, they see their effective custom supervision duties hampered, in the sense that they will not be able to:

•  correctly levy import duty and other charges,

•  correctly apply non-fiscal measures such as sanitary controls,

•  identify risks on goods arriving in their ports or airports.

The current proposal to amend Article 136 is aimed at closing this gap and thereby ensuring equal treatment of goods and providing again the legal basis that was already established through the old customs code.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Laying down the Union Customs Code, as regards goods that have temporarily left the customs territory of the Union by sea or air

References

COM(2016)0477 – C8-0328/2016 – 2016/0229(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

19.7.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

IMCO

12.9.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

INTA

12.9.2016

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

INTA

31.8.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Maria Grapini

26.9.2016

 

 

 

Simplified procedure - date of decision

26.9.2016

Date tabled

14.11.2016

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