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A7-0263/2014

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PV 16/04/2014 - 7.10
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P7_TA(2014)0406

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2.4.2014
PE 532.299v02-00 A7-0263/2014

on the proposal for a Council decision on the AIEM tax applicable in the Canary Islands

(COM(2014)0171 – C7‑0106/2014 – 2014/0093(CNS))

Committee on Regional Development

Rapporteur: Danuta Maria Hübner

(Simplified procedure - Rule 46(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a Council decision on the AIEM tax applicable in the Canary Islands

(COM(2014)0171 – C7‑0106/2014 – 2014/0093(CNS))

(Special legislative procedure – consultation)

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2014)0171),

–       having regard to Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C7‑0106/2014),

–       having regard to Rules 55 and 46(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

–       having regard to the report of the Committee on Regional Development (A7-0263/2014),

1.      Approves the Commission proposal;

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

3.      Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to substantially amend the text approved by Parliament;

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


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

According to the Commission proposal explanatory memorandum, Council Decision 2002/546/EC of 20 June 2002, adopted on the basis of Article 299(2) of the EC Treaty (now Article 349 TFEU), authorises Spain, up to 30 June 2014, to apply exemptions from or reductions in the ‘Arbitrio sobre Importaciones y Entregas de Mercancías en las Islas Canarias’ (hereinafter ‘AIEM’) to a number of products produced locally in the Canary Islands, in order to enhance competiveness and to compensate for the additional costs of production due to isolation, raw material and energy dependence, the obligation to build up stocks, the small size of the local market and the low level of export activity.

On 4 March 2013, Spain has requested the Commission to prepare a Council Decision authorising Spain to apply exemptions from or reductions in the AIEM to certain products produced locally in the Canary Islands for the period 2014-2020, modifying the list of products and the maximum rates applicable to some of them. On the basis of the information gathered, the Commission found that the special characteristics of the Canary Islands restrain their development and are responsible for additional costs for the operators situated there, and that it is justified to maintain the exemption of the AIEM to a list of locally produced industrial products, considering that this measure is necessary and proportionate and does not undermine the integrity and the coherence of the Union legal order.

Given that this measure is intended at continuing to stimulate economic activity and competitiveness in an outermost region, without distorting the legal order of the Union, the Chair proposes that this proposal be adopted without amendment, in accordance with Rule 46 of the Rules of Procedure.


PROCEDURE

Title

AIEM tax applicable in the Canary Islands

References

COM(2014)0171 – C7-0106/2014 – 2014/0093(CNS)

Date of consulting Parliament

20.3.2014

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

REGI

 

 

 

 

Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

       Date announced in plenary

ECON

 

PECH

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

ECON

1.4.2014

PECH

18.3.2014

 

 

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

Danuta Maria Hübner

1.4.2014

 

 

 

Simplified procedure - date of decision

1.4.2014

Date adopted

1.4.2014

 

 

 

Date tabled

2.4.2014

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