Procedure : 2018/2566(RSP)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : B8-0147/2018

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Debates :

PV 14/03/2018 - 16
CRE 14/03/2018 - 16

Votes :

PV 15/03/2018 - 10.13

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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B8-0137/2018

further to Question for Oral Answer B8‑0007/2018

pursuant to Rule 128(5) of the Rules of Procedure

on US measures on EU farm support under the CAP (in the context of Spanish olives) (2018/2566(RSP))

Tiziana Beghin, Marco Zullo on behalf of the EFDD Group

European Parliament resolution on US measures on EU farm support under the CAP (in the context of Spanish olives) (2018/2566(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the ongoing antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on ripe olives from Spain, initiated on 13 July 2017,

–  having regard to the question to the Commission on the US attack on EU farm support under the CAP (in the context of Spanish olives) (O-000006/2018 – B8‑0007/2018),

–  having regard to Rules 128(5) and 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the increase in Spanish exports of ripe olives to the US has been valued at an estimated USD 70.9 million (EUR 60 million);

B.  whereas anti-dumping duties on exports of Spanish ripe olives range from 14.64 % to 19.73 %;

C.  whereas the economic impact on Spanish olive producers, if these tariffs become permanent, is estimated by the sector to be between EUR 350 and 700 million over the next five to 10 years;

D.  whereas EU support measures under the common agricultural policy (CAP), such as the Basic Payment Scheme, aid for young farmers and promotion measures fully meet the criteria of green box payments according to the WTO;

E.  whereas the decision could potentially affect all recipients of payments under the CAP and involve several EU agriculture sectors;

F.  whereas total US domestic support, according to the WTO notifications, has increased from USD 69.9 billion in 1995 to USD 132.5 billion, 94 % of which falls in the green box;

G.  whereas the current US farm bill still allows for counter-cyclical payments under the green box;

1.  Calls on the US authorities to withdraw the measures and re-establish a mutually constructive approach;

2.  Urges the Commission to take all necessary steps, both at bilateral level and in the WTO, to defend our system of CAP support, which has been approved under the WTO green box procedure;

3.  Calls on the Commission to open a WTO panel on current US agricultural policy and counter-cyclical payments if the US authorities decides to continue with its investigations;

4.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission and United States authorities.

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