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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on the ‘Made in Europe’ label

Dominique Martin

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on the ‘Made in Europe’ label  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas in 2016 the European Union imported EUR 2 200 billion worth of products and services(1);


B.  whereas the Commission grants access to the EU market with no quotas or customs duties to at least 49 countries;


C.  whereas there are 17.5 million jobseekers in the EU, as of April 2018(2), whose return to work depends on Europe continuing to have a manufacturing base;


D.  whereas energy classifications(3) and other incentivising policies that allow European consumers to make informed choices on the basis of simple labelling (a colour scale on the label, from dark green to red, or the letters A to G) have been successful;


1.  Calls on the Commission to create a simple labelling system (green, orange, red) to indicate what percentage of a product was produced in Europe (100%, >50%, <10%);


2.  Calls on the Commission to offer businesses the chance to join this scheme voluntarily by 1 July 2019 and then oblige them to join it in the subsequent 18 months.






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