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Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - Brussels
Non-objection to a delegated act: national support programmes in the wine sector

European Parliament decision to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 30 January 2020 derogating from Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1149 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the national support programmes in the wine sector (C(2020)00423 – 2020/2543(DEA))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission delegated regulation (C(2020)00423),

–  having regard to the letter from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development to the Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs of 19 February 2020,

–  having regard to Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007(1), and in particular Article 53(b), 53(h) and 227(5) thereof,

–  having regard to Rule 111(6) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation for a decision of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development,

A.  whereas the new 25 % ad valorem duties applied by the US to the quality wine sector seriously undermine the costly promotion efforts undertaken by the sector to strengthen and consolidate the market in the US;

B.  whereas within the global wine market the application of these tariffs will cause significant losses and risks long term disruption as higher value wines may be displaced by products from other origins;

C.  whereas Parliament in its resolution of 28 November 2019 called on the Commission to take swift action to assist the affected sectors, welcomes the provisions of this delegated act but regrets that the Commission has not yet activated CMO measures for the affected sectors;

D.  whereas flexibility in the management of promotion programmes including the possibility to change the targeted third country markets offers the sector an opportunity to respond and adapt to the new market conditions;

E.  whereas the authorisation to prolong the promotion campaigns beyond the limit of five years will facilitate the consolidation of markets and responds to a long-standing demand from the wine sector;

F.  whereas the swift implementation of these flexibilities is central to their effectiveness and efficacy in alleviating the pressure on the wine sector following the US countermeasures;

1.  Declares that it has no objections to the delegated regulation;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council and the Commission.

(1)OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

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