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PE 430.601v02-00 A7-0001/2010

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))

Committee on Regional Development

Rapporteur: Danuta Maria Hübner

(Simplified procedure – Rule 46(2) of the Rules of Procedure)

ERRATA/ADDENDA
AMENDMENTS
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE

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

 

 

 

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