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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Annexes I, II and IV of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Annexes I, II and IV of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences
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European Parliament decision of 12 December 2013 to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 30 October 2013 amending Annexes I, II and IV of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (C(2013)07167 – 2013/2929(DEA))
P7_TA(2013)0592 B7-0547/2013

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission delegated regulation (C(2013)07167),

–   having regard to the Commission’s letter of 25 November 2013 asking Parliament to declare that it will raise no objections to the delegated regulation,

–   having regard to the letter of 2 December 2013 from the Committee on International Trade to the Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs,

–   having regard to Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–   having regard to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008(1) , and in particular Articles 3(2), 5(3) and 17(2) thereof,

–   having regard to Rule 87a(6) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.   whereas the Commission has stressed that it is essential for Parliament to adopt its decision before 16 December 2013, given the need for the delegated regulation to be published before 1 January 2014, enabling the timely reinstatement of Myanmar/Burma and the inclusion of South Sudan in the GSP scheme;

1.   Declares that it has no objections to the delegated regulation;

2.   Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council and the Commission.

(1) OJ L 303, 31.10.2012, p. 1.

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