Procedure : 2021/0044(NLE)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A9-0182/2021

Texts tabled :

A9-0182/2021

Debates :

Votes :

PV 23/06/2021 - 21
CRE 23/06/2021 - 21

Texts adopted :

P9_TA(2021)0305

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<Titre>on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Republic of Indonesia pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union</Titre>

<DocRef>(06505/2021 – C9‑0181/2021 – 2021/0044(NLE)) </DocRef>


<Commission>{INTA}Committee on International Trade</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Heidi Hautala</Depute>

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 draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Republic of Indonesia pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union

(06505/2021 – C9‑0181/2021 – 2021/0044(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the draft Council decision (06505/2021),

 having regard to the draft Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Republic of Indonesia pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (06506/2021),

 having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 207(4), first subparagraph, and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a)(v) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C9-0181/2020),

 having regard to Rule 105(1) and (4), and Rule 114(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on International Trade (A9-0182/2021),

1. Gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreement;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Republic of Indonesia.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

In October 2018 the EU formally launched the negotiations process (under Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994) with a number of WTO Members in Geneva. The underlying principle of the negotiations is a “a joint approach” developed between the EU and the UK back in 2017 on how to “apportion” the quantitative commitments contained in the EU28 WTO schedule for the 143 EU agricultural, fish and industrial WTO tariff-rate quotas (TRQs). The basis of this approach is that the existing volume of each TRQ would be fully maintained in the future, but split across two separate customs territories: the EU27 and the UK.

 

The principle of the applied methodology is based on the trade flows into the EU27 and the UK during a representative reference period (of 3 years from 2013 to 2015) for all WTO TRQs.

On 15 June 2018 the Council authorized the Commission to launch negotiations under Article XXVIII GATT with the relevant WTO Members with a view to apportioning the Union's WTO concessions on TRQs.

 

The agreed methodology of the apportionment is described in detail in the Council and EP Regulation (EU) 2019/216. More specifically, Article 2b) of this Regulation empowers the Commission to amend the apportionment shares taking into account pertinent information that it may receive either in the context of negotiations under Article XXVIII of GATT 1994 or from other sources with an interest in a specific tariff rate quota.

 

The Council (Trade Policy Committee) has been regularly consulted on the content and advancement of the negotiations. Negotiations with the Republic of Indonesia resulted in an Agreement that was initialed on 28 January 2021 in Geneva ("the Agreement").

 

Consequently, the European Commission proposes to the Council to authorize the conclusion of the Agreement.

 

In accordance with Article 218(6) TFEU, the consent of the European Parliament is needed in order for the Council to adopt a decision concluding the Agreement.

In the light of the above, the Rapporteur recommends that the Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the Union and the Republic of Indonesia relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union

References

06505/2021 – C9-0181/2021 – 2021/0044(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

11.5.2021

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

INTA

17.5.2021

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

 Date announced in plenary

AGRI

17.5.2021

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

 Date of decision

AGRI

23.3.2021

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Heidi Hautala

11.2.2021

 

 

 

Date adopted

25.5.2021

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

40

0

1

Members present for the final vote

Barry Andrews, Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Tiziana Beghin, Geert Bourgeois, Jordi Cañas, Daniel Caspary, Miroslav Číž, Arnaud Danjean, Paolo De Castro, Emmanouil Fragkos, Raphaël Glucksmann, Markéta Gregorová, Roman Haider, Christophe Hansen, Heidi Hautala, Danuta Maria Hübner, Herve Juvin, Karin Karlsbro, Maximilian Krah, Danilo Oscar Lancini, Bernd Lange, Margarida Marques, Gabriel Mato, Sara Matthieu, Emmanuel Maurel, Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó, Samira Rafaela, Inma Rodríguez-Piñero, Massimiliano Salini, Helmut Scholz, Sven Simon, Dominik Tarczyński, Mihai Tudose, Kathleen Van Brempt, Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, Jörgen Warborn, Iuliu Winkler, Jan Zahradil, Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez

Substitutes present for the final vote

Jean-Lin Lacapelle, Morten Løkkegaard

Date tabled

1.6.2021

 


 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

40

+

ECR

Sergio Berlato, Geert Bourgeois, Emmanouil Fragkos, Dominik Tarczyński

ID

Roman Haider, Herve Juvin, Maximilian Krah, Jean-Lin Lacapelle, Danilo Oscar Lancini

NI

Tiziana Beghin, Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó

PPE

Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Daniel Caspary, Arnaud Danjean, Christophe Hansen, Danuta Maria Hübner, Gabriel Mato, Massimiliano Salini, Sven Simon, Jörgen Warborn, Iuliu Winkler, Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez

Renew

Barry Andrews, Jordi Cañas, Karin Karlsbro, Morten Løkkegaard, Samira Rafaela, Marie-Pierre Vedrenne

S&D

Miroslav Číž, Paolo De Castro, Raphaël Glucksmann, Bernd Lange, Margarida Marques, Inma Rodríguez-Piñero, Mihai Tudose, Kathleen Van Brempt

The Left

Helmut Scholz

Verts/ALE

Markéta Gregorová, Heidi Hautala, Sara Matthieu

 

0

-

 

 

 

1

0

The Left

Emmanuel Maurel

 

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 

 

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