REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/216 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards Union tariff rate quota for high quality beef from Paraguay

    1.12.2021 - (COM(2021)0313 – C9‑0228/2021 – 2021/0146(COD)) - ***I

    Committee on International Trade
    Rapporteur: Jordi Cañas


    Procedure : 2021/0146(COD)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A9-0333/2021
    Texts tabled :
    A9-0333/2021
    Debates :
    Texts adopted :

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/216 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards Union tariff rate quota for high quality beef from Paraguay

    (COM(2021)0313 – C9‑0228/2021 – 2021/0146(COD))

    (Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

    The European Parliament,

     having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2021)0313),

     having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 207(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C9‑0228/2021),

     having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

     having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

     having regard to the report of the Committee on International Trade (A9-0333/2021),

    1. Adopts its position at first reading, taking over the Commission proposal;

    2. Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    On 29 March 2017, the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) notified the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU). Since 1 February 2020, the UK has become a “third country”. Since 1 January 2021, after the end of the transition period, the European Union’s common commercial policy does no longer apply to the UK.

     

    UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU has created the need to “apportion” the quantitative commitments contained in the EU-28 WTO schedule for the 143 EU agricultural, fish and industrial WTO tariff rate quotas (TRQs). The EU initiated this process in Geneva in October 2018. The basis of this approach has been to fully maintain the existing volume of each TRQ in the future, but split across two separate customs territories: the EU-27 and the UK. The agreed methodology of the apportionment is described in detail in Regulation (EU) 2019/216 of the European Parliament and of the Council[1].

     

    Paraguay has a TRQ of 1 000 tonnes for high quality bovine meat (order number 094455), which is not included in the EU’s WTO schedule. This TRQ was erroneously included in the apportionment exercise carried out in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/216, and thus reduced to 711 tonnes on the EU-27 side without any corresponding volume being opened on the UK side.

     

    This means Paraguay’s market access has been reduced from 1 000 tonnes to 711 tonnes with application as of 1 January 2021.

     

    The proposal aims at restoring the correct EU-27 volume (1 000 tonnes) for the TRQ 094455.

     

    In the light of the above, Rapporteur agrees with the proposal as presented by the European Commission.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ANNEX 1 – LETTER FROM AGRI COMMITTEE CHAIR

     

     

     

    Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

    The Chair

     

     

    Mr Bernd Lange

    Chair of the Committee on International Trade

    ASP 12G301

     

     

    Ref.: IPOL-COM-AGRI D(2021)16288

     

     

     

     

    Dear Chair,

     

    I refer to the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2019/216 as regards Union tariff rate quota for high quality beef from Paraguay [COM(2021) 313].

     

    AGRI Coordinators considered the matter at their meeting of 12 July. They acknowledged that the TRQ in question is not included in the EU commitments to the WTO and should not be covered by the above Regulation.

     

    Consequently, Coordinators approved the principle of this amendment to Regulation (EU) 2019/216 and asked me to convey their opinion to you pursuant to Rule 56.

     

    Yours sincerely,

     

    LINS

     

    Norbert Lins

     


    PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    Title

    Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2019/216 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards Union tariff rate quota for high-quality beef from Paraguay

    References

    COM(2021)0313 – C9-0228/2021 – 2021/0146(COD)

    Date submitted to Parliament

    18.6.2021

     

     

     

    Committee responsible

     Date announced in plenary

    INTA

    23.6.2021

     

     

     

    Committees asked for opinions

     Date announced in plenary

    AGRI

    23.6.2021

     

     

     

    Not delivering opinions

     Date of decision

    AGRI

    23.11.2021

     

     

     

    Rapporteurs

     Date appointed

    Jordi Cañas

    14.7.2021

     

     

     

    Discussed in committee

    25.10.2021

     

     

     

    Date adopted

    29.11.2021

     

     

     

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    36

    0

    6

    Members present for the final vote

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

    Substitutes present for the final vote

    Reinhard Bütikofer, Joachim Schuster

    Date tabled

    1.12.2021

     


     

    FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    36

    +

    ECR

    Geert Bourgeois, Emmanouil Fragkos, Dominik Tarczyński, Jan Zahradil

    ID

    Roman Haider, Herve Juvin, Maximilian Krah, Danilo Oscar Lancini

    NI

    Tiziana Beghin, Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó, László Trócsányi

    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, Samira Rafaela, Liesje Schreinemacher, Marie-Pierre Vedrenne

    S&D

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

     

    0

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    6

    0

    The Left

    Emmanuel Maurel, Helmut Scholz

    Verts/ALE

    Saskia Bricmont, Reinhard Bütikofer, Markéta Gregorová, Sara Matthieu

     

    Key to symbols:

    + : in favour

    - : against

    0 : abstention

     

     

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