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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 - Strasbourg
International Tropical Timber Agreement ***

European Parliament legislative resolution of 13 September 2011 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the 2006 International Tropical Timber Agreement (05812/2011 – C7-0061/2011 – 2006/0263(NLE))


The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (05812/2011),

–  having regard to the draft 2006 International Tropical Timber Agreement (11964/2007),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Articles 192, 207 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C7-0061/2011),

–  having regard to Rules 81 and 90(8) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on International Trade (A7-0280/2011),

1.  Consents to conclusion of the Agreement;

2.  Calls on the Commission to provide, whenever requested by Parliament, any relevant information regarding the implementation of this Agreement, namely on action plans and programmes, as well as the decisions taken by the bodies established by the Agreement;

3.  Calls on the Commission to submit a review of the implementation of the Agreement to Parliament and the Council in the final year of application, before negotiations are opened on the renewal of the Agreement, in particular in relation to the Union's own forest law enforcement, governance and trade instruments;

4.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the Member States and to the International Tropical Timber Organization.

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