REPORT on the proposal for a Council regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores

    4.1.2010 - (COM(2009)0370 – C7‑0222/2009 – 2009/0125(CNS)) - *

    Committee on Regional Development
    Rapporteur: Danuta Maria Hübner
    (Simplified procedure – Rule 46(2) of the Rules of Procedure)


    Procedure : 2009/0125(CNS)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A7-0001/2010
    Texts tabled :
    A7-0001/2010
    Debates :
    Texts adopted :

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the proposal for a Council regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores

    (COM(2009)0370 – C7‑0222/2009 – 2009/0125(CNS))

    (Special legislative procedure – Consultation)

    The European Parliament,

    –   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2009)0370),

    –   having regard to Article 299(2) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C7‑0222/2009),

    –   having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council entitled "Consequences of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon for ongoing interinstitutional decision-making procedures" (COM(2009)0665),

    –   having regard to Article 349(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU,

    –   having regard to Rules 55 and 46(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

    –   having regard to the report of the Committee on Regional Development (A7‑0001/2010),

    1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

    2.  Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 293(2) of the EC Treaty;

    3.  Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

    4.  Calls for initiation of the conciliation procedure under the Joint Declaration of 4 March 1975 if the Council intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

    5.  Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

    6.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission and to the parliaments of the Member States.

    Amendment  1

    Proposal for a regulation

    Recital 5

    Text proposed by the Commission

    Amendment

    5. In order to give a long term perspective to investors and enable economic operators to reach a level of industrial and commercial activities which stabilises the economic and social environment in the regions concerned, it is appropriate to suspend in full the Common Customs Tariff duties for certain goods for a period of 10 years starting on 1 January 2010.

    (5) In order to give a long-term perspective to investors and enable economic operators to reach a level of industrial and commercial activities which stabilises the economic and social environment in the regions concerned, it is appropriate to suspend in full the Common Customs Tariff duties for certain goods for a period starting on 1 February 2010 and ending on 31 December 2019.

    Amendment  2

    Proposal for a regulation

    Article 1 – paragraph 1

    Text proposed by the Commission

    Amendment

    From 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2019 the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores of finished goods for agricultural, commercial or industrial use listed in Annex I shall be suspended in full.

    From 1 February 2010 to 31 December 2019 the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores of finished goods for agricultural, commercial or industrial use listed in Annex I shall be suspended in full.

    Amendment  3

    Proposal for a regulation

    Article 2

    Text proposed by the Commission

    Amendment

    From 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2019 the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores of raw materials, parts and components listed in Annex II, and used for agricultural purposes, and industrial transformation or maintenance in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, shall be suspended in full.

    From 1 February 2010 to 31 December 2019 the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores of raw materials, parts and components listed in Annex II, and used for agricultural purposes, and industrial transformation or maintenance in the autonomous regions of Madeira and the Azores, shall be suspended in full.

    Amendment  4

    Proposal for a regulation

    Article 9 – paragraph 2

    Text proposed by the Commission

    Amendment

    It shall apply from 1 January 2010.

    It shall apply from 1 February 2010.

    Amendment  5

    Proposal for a regulation

    Annex II – Table

    Text proposed by the Commission

    CN Code

    CN Code

    CN Code

    CN Code

    3102

    40

    10

    7318

    22

    00

    8415

    90

    00

    8529

    10

    39

    3105

    20

    10

    7320

    20

    89

    8421

    23

    00

    8529

    10

    80

    4008

    29

    00

    7323

    99

    99

    8421

    29

    00

    8529

    10

    95

    4009

    42

    00

    7324

    90

    00

    8421

    31

    00

    8529

    90

    65

    4010

    12

    00

    7326

    90

    98

    8421

    99

    00

    8529

    90

    97

    4015

    90

    00

    7412

    20

    00

    8440

    90

    00

    8531

    90

    85

    4016

    93

    00

    7415

    21

    00

    8442

    40

    00

    8539

    31

    90

    4016

    99

    97

    7415

    29

    00

    8450

    90

    00

    8543

    70

    90

    5401

    10

    90

    7415

    33

    00

    8451

    90

    00

    8544

    20

    00

    5407

    42

    00

    7419

    91

    00

    8452

    90

    00

    8544

    42

    90

    5407

    72

    00

    7606

    11

    91

    8478

    90

    00

    8544

    49

    93

    5601

    21

    90

    7606

    11

    93

    8481

    20

    10

    9005

    90

    00

    5608

     

     

    7606

    11

    99

    8481

    30

    99

    9011

    90

    90

    5806

    32

    90

    7616

    10

    00

    8481

    40

     

    9014

    90

    00

    5806

    32

    90

    7907

    00

     

    8481

    80

    99

    9015

    90

    00

    5901

    90

    00

    8207

    90

    99

    8482

    10

    90

    9024

    90

    00

    5905

    00

    90

    8302

    42

    00

    8482

    80

    00

    9029

    20

    31

    6217

    90

    00

    8302

    49

    00

    8483

    40

    90

    9209

    91

    00

    6406

    20

    90

    8308

    90

    00

    8483

    60

    80

    9209

    92

    00

    7303

    00

    90

    8406

    90

    90

    8484

    10

    00

    9209

    94

    00

    7315

    12

    00

    8409

    91

    00

    8503

    00

    99

    9506

    70

    90

    7315

    89

    00

    8409

    99

    00

    8509

    90

    00

     

     

     

    7318

    14

    91

    8411

    99

    00

    8511

    80

    00

     

     

     

    7318

    15

    69

    8412

    90

    40

    8511

    90

    00

     

     

     

    7318

    15

    90

    8413

    30

    80

    8513

    90

    00

     

     

     

    7318

    16

    91

    8413

    70

    89

    8514

    90

    00

     

     

     

    7318

    19

    00

    8414

    90

    00

    8529

    10

    31

     

     

     

    Amendment

    CN Code

    CN Code

    CN Code

    CN Code

    3102

    40

    10

    7613

    00

    00

    8442

    40

    00

    8509

    90

    00

    3105

    20

    10

    7616

    10

    00

    8443

     

     

    8511

    80

    00

    4008

    29

    00

    7907

    00

     

    8444

    00

     

    8511

    90

    00

    4009

    42

    00

    8202

     

     

    8445

     

     

    8513

    90

    00

    4010

    12

    00

    8203

     

     

    8446

     

     

    8514

     

     

    4015

    90

    00

    8204

     

     

    8447

     

     

    8515

     

     

    4016

    93

    00

    8205

     

     

    8448

     

     

    8517

     

     

    4016

    99

    97

    8207

     

     

    8450

     

     

    8526

     

     

    5401

    10

    90

    8208[1]

     

     

    8451

     

     

    8529

    10

    31

    5407

    42

    00

    8209

    00

     

    8452

     

     

    8529

    10

    95

    5407

    72

    00

    8210

    00

    00

    8453

     

     

    8529

    90

    20

    5601

    21

    90

    8302

    42

    00

    8456

     

     

    8529

    90

    65

    5608

     

     

    8302

    49

    00

    8457

     

     

    8529

    90

    97

    5806

    32

    90

    8303

    00

     

    8458

     

     

    8531

    90

    85

    5901

    90

    00

    8304

    00

    00

    8459

     

     

    8537

    10

    99

    5905

    00

    90

    8307

    90

    00

    8460

     

     

    8539

    31

    90

    6217

    90

    00

    8308

    90

    00

    8461

     

     

    8543

     

     

    6406

    20

    90

    8402

     

     

    8462

     

     

    8544

     

     

    6804

     

     

    8403

     

     

    8463

     

     

    9005

    90

    00

    7303

    00

    90

    8404

     

     

    8464

     

     

    9010

     

     

    7308

     

     

    8405

     

     

    8465

     

     

    9011

     

     

    7309

    00

     

    8406

     

     

    8466

     

     

    9012

     

     

    7310[2]

     

     

    8407

     

     

    8467

     

     

    9014

    90

    00

    7315

    12

    00

    8408

     

     

    8468

     

     

    9015

    90

    00

    7318

    14

    91

    8409

     

     

    8469

    00

     

    9016

    00

     

    7318

    15

    69

     

     

     

    8470

     

     

    9017

     

     

    7315

    12

    00

     

    90

    40

    8471

     

     

    9018

     

     

    7318

    15

    90

     

     

     

    8472

     

     

    9024

     

     

    7318

    16

    91

     

     

     

    8474

     

     

    9025

     

     

    7318

    19

    00

     

     

     

    8475

     

     

    9026

     

     

    7318

    22

    00

     

     

     

    8477

     

     

    9027

     

     

    7320

    20

    89

     

     

     

    8478

     

     

    9028

     

     

    7322

     

     

     

     

     

    8480

     

     

    9029

    20

    31

    7323

    99

    99

     

     

     

    8481

    20

    10

    9030

     

     

    7324

    90

    00

     

     

     

    8481

    30

    99

    9031

     

     

    7326

    90

    98

     

     

     

    8481

    40

     

    9032

     

     

    7412

    20

    00

     

     

     

    8481

    80

    99

    9033

    00

    00

    7415

    21

    00

     

     

     

    8482

    10

    90

    9209

    91

    00

    7415

    29

    00

     

     

     

    8482

    80

    00

    9209

    92

    00

    7415

    33

    00

     

     

     

    8483

    40

    90

    9209

    94

    00

    7419

    91

    00

     

     

     

    8483

    60

    80

    9406

    00

     

    7606

    11

    91

     

     

     

    8484

    10

    00

    9506

    70

    90

    7606

    11

    93

     

     

     

    8486

     

     

     

     

     

    7606

    11

    99

     

     

     

    8501

     

     

     

     

     

    7610

     

     

     

     

     

    8503

    00

     

     

     

     

    7611

    00

    00

     

     

     

    8504

    40

    84

     

     

     

    7612

     

     

     

     

     

    8508

     

     

     

     

     

    • [1]  (Excluding 8208 40 00).
    • [2]  (Excluding 7310 21).

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    In its explanatory memorandum the European Commission informs the Council and Parliament that the regional authorities in Madeira and the Azores have requested the temporary suspension of the Common Customs tariff duties in order to strengthen the competitive position of the local economic operators and stabilise employment in these outermost regions of the Union.

    In order to ensure that the goods imported, be they raw materials parts or finished products, do not distort competition; they will be subject to controls ensuring their use by local companies on the islands for a period of at least two years before they can be sold freely to companies situated in other parts of the Union.

    An evaluation of the impact of these measures is not possible as they are an integral part of a series of measures adapted to the specific problems of these islands. However the measures will have an impact on the own resources /revenue of the Union which the European Commission estimates to be -0.12/year for the period 2010-2019.

    Clearly the effects of this proposed suspension will be limited to the regions concerned and will assist local SMEs and farmers to invest and generate jobs in this outermost region of the Union. In the present economic downturn, the need to take specific measures to stimulate economic activity, and stabilise employment over the medium term may be seen to fit well with the European economic recovery plan and the measures required to meet the special problems of the outermost regions of the Union.

    In view of the above, your rapporteur proposes that the Commission proposal be adopted without amendment.

    PROCEDURE

    Title

    Temporary suspension of autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into Madeira and the Azores

    References

    COM(2009)0370 – C7-0222/2009 – 2009/0125(CNS)

    Date of consulting Parliament

    14.10.2009

    Committee responsible

           Date announced in plenary

    REGI

    19.10.2009

    Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

           Date announced in plenary

    BUDG

    19.10.2009

    IMCO

    19.10.2009

     

     

    Not delivering opinions

           Date of decision

    BUDG

    21.10.2009

    IMCO

    14.9.2009

     

     

    Rapporteur(s)

           Date appointed

    Danuta Maria Hübner

    4.11.2009

     

     

    Simplified procedure - date of decision

    3.12.2009

    Date adopted

    30.12.2009