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A8-0255/2018

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PV 12/09/2018 - 6.1

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P8_TA(2018)0334

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PE 623.611v02-00 A8-0255/2018

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 as regards nominal quantities for placing on the Union market of single distilled shochu produced by pot still and bottled in Japan

(COM(2018)0199 – C8-0156/2018 – 2018/0097(COD))

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Adina-Ioana Vălean

ERRATA/ADDENDA
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 as regards nominal quantities for placing on the Union market of single distilled shochu produced by pot still and bottled in Japan

(COM(2018)0199 – C8-0156/2018 – 2018/0097(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2018)0199),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 114(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0156/2018),

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

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 11 July 2018(1),

–  having regard to the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 10 July 2018 to approve Parliament’s position, in accordance with Article 294(4) 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 Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A8-0255/2018),

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 replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

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

(1)

Not yet published in the Official Journal.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

On 29 November 2012, the Council authorised the Commission to enter into negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan. On the basis of the negotiating directives adopted by the Council in 2012 the Commission has negotiated with Japan an ambitious and comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with a view to creating new opportunities and legal certainty for trade and investment between both partners to develop. This Commission proposal aims at introducing a derogation from Union rules concerning bottle sizes, for single distilled shochu, a spirit drink produced by pot still and bottled in Japan that is traditionally sold in bottles of sizes of four go(合)or one sho(升) that correspond to nominal quantities of 720 ml (one go corresponds to 180 ml) and 1800 ml, respectively, and that are currently not among the nominal quantities permitted in the Union under Directive 2007/45/EC laying down rules on nominal quantities of prepacked products. This proposal is an amendment to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1576/89. The EU has finalized negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan. An agreement in principle was reached on 7 July 2017 and negotiations were finalized on 8 December 2017. On 18 April 2018, the text of the agreement was presented by the Commission to the Council. This step marks the beginning of the ratification process at the EU level. This is the first step towards the signature and conclusion of the agreement. Once approved by the Council, the agreement will be sent to the European Parliament, aiming for the entry into force before the end of the current mandate of the European Commission in 2019. The derogation that is proposed to implement the EU-Japan EPA can only be introduced by means of a Regulation as it needs to apply in all Member States simultaneously upon entry into force of the EU-Japan EPA. In order to preserve the provisions negotiated under the Free Trade Agreement with Japan, the Rapporteur proposes to adopt the Commission proposal without amendments. The same procedure will be followed at Council level.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Nominal quantities for placing on the Union market of single distilled shochu produced by pot still and bottled in Japan

References

COM(2018)0199 – C8-0156/2018 – 2018/0097(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

17.4.2018

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

2.5.2018

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

INTA

2.5.2018

IMCO

2.5.2018

AGRI

2.5.2018

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

INTA

16.5.2018

IMCO

16.5.2018

AGRI

20.6.2018

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Adina-Ioana Vălean

16.5.2018

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

20.6.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

10.7.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

51

1

0

Members present for the final vote

Marco Affronte, Margrete Auken, Pilar Ayuso, Catherine Bearder, Ivo Belet, Biljana Borzan, Paul Brannen, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Nessa Childers, Birgit Collin-Langen, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Mark Demesmaeker, Bas Eickhout, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Francesc Gambús, Arne Gericke, Jens Gieseke, Sylvie Goddyn, Françoise Grossetête, Andrzej Grzyb, Jytte Guteland, György Hölvényi, Karin Kadenbach, Urszula Krupa, Giovanni La Via, Jo Leinen, Peter Liese, Valentinas Mazuronis, Susanne Melior, Miroslav Mikolášik, Rory Palmer, Massimo Paolucci, Piernicola Pedicini, Bolesław G. Piecha, Pavel Poc, John Procter, Julia Reid, Frédérique Ries, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Davor Škrlec, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Damiano Zoffoli

Substitutes present for the final vote

Guillaume Balas, Anja Hazekamp, Jan Huitema, Alojz Peterle, Christel Schaldemose, Keith Taylor

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Marc Joulaud, Stanisław Ożóg

Date tabled

12.7.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

51

+

ALDE

Catherine Bearder, Jan Huitema, Valentinas Mazuronis, Frédérique Ries

ECR

Mark Demesmaeker, Arne Gericke, Urszula Krupa, Stanisław Ożóg, Bolesław G. Piecha, John Procter

EFDD

Piernicola Pedicini

ENF

Sylvie Goddyn

GUE/NGL

Anja Hazekamp

PPE

Pilar Ayuso, Ivo Belet, Birgit Collin-Langen, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Francesc Gambús, Jens Gieseke, Françoise Grossetête, Andrzej Grzyb, György Hölvényi, Marc Joulaud, Giovanni La Via, Peter Liese, Miroslav Mikolášik, Alojz Peterle, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Adina-Ioana Vălean

S&D

Guillaume Balas, Biljana Borzan, Paul Brannen, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Nessa Childers, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Jytte Guteland, Karin Kadenbach, Jo Leinen, Susanne Melior, Rory Palmer, Massimo Paolucci, Pavel Poc, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Christel Schaldemose, Damiano Zoffoli

VERTS/ALE

Marco Affronte, Margrete Auken, Bas Eickhout, Davor Škrlec, Keith Taylor

1

-

EFDD

Julie Reid

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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