Cloning of Animals: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

16-06-2014

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying its proposals for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes, and for a Council Directive on the placing on the market of food from animal clones (COM (2013) 892 and COM (2013) 893), adopted on 18 December 2013. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposals and is drafted for informational and background purposes to assist the AGRI committee and its Members in their work.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying its proposals for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes, and for a Council Directive on the placing on the market of food from animal clones (COM (2013) 892 and COM (2013) 893), adopted on 18 December 2013. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposals and is drafted for informational and background purposes to assist the AGRI committee and its Members in their work.