2010/0243(NLE)

EU/Norway Agreement: additional trade preferences in agricultural products

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2010/0243(NLE) EU/Norway Agreement: additional trade preferences in agricultural products
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion AGRI ASHWORTH Richard (ECR)
Lead INTA SCHOLZ Helmut (GUE/NGL) KOPPA Maria Eleni (S&D), RINALDI Niccolò (ALDE)
Lead committee dossier: INTA/7/03913
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 207-p4, TFEU TFEU 218-p6a-aa
Subjects
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Activites

  • 2011/12/09 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/11/08 Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
  • #3122
  • 2011/11/08 Council Meeting
  • 2011/11/08 End of procedure in Parliament
  • 2011/09/13 Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T7-0353/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/07/15 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/07/13 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/06/23 Deadline Amendments
  • 2011/05/31 Committee draft report
  • 2011/05/10 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/04/18 EP officialisation
  • #3043
  • 2010/11/08 Council Meeting
  • 2010/10/28 Legislative proposal
    • 14206/2010 summary
    • 14372/2010
  • 2010/10/28 Legislative proposal published
    • 14206/2010 summary
    • DG Agriculture and Rural Development, CIOLOŞ Dacian
  • 2010/09/27 Initial legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0466 summary
    • DG Agriculture and Rural Development, CIOLOŞ Dacian

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      • PURPOSE: the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of the Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision

        BACKGROUND: Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area provides for progressive liberalisation of agricultural trade between Contracting Parties. To that end, Parties will carry out, at two-yearly intervals, reviews of the conditions of trade in agricultural products and decide, within the framework of this agreement, on a preferential, bilateral or multilateral, reciprocal and mutually beneficial basis, on further reduction of any type of barriers to trade in the agricultural sector.

        The last agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the parties came into force in July 2003. It comprised the arrangements for reciprocal trade in cheese and mutual concessions for a variety of agricultural products, including tariff quotas.

        The present proposal, which stems from bilateral trade negotiations in agriculture, conducted from March 2008 to January 2010, has resulted in this draft agreement in the form of the exchange of letters which needs to be approved on behalf of the EU.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was undertaken.

        LEGAL BASE: Article 207(4) first subparagraph of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) thereof.

        CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of the Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the EEA Agreement.

        The objective is to make provision for further liberalisation of agricultural trade.

        The new preferences will consist in additional full liberalisation for some sensitive products, thus allowing some 60% of agricultural trade between Norway and the European Union to be completely free.

        For more sensitive products such as:

        • meat,
        • dairy,
        • fruit,
        • vegetables and
        • ornamental plants,
        • tariff quotas or tariff reductions have been agreed upon.

        Specific provisions are foreseen as regards the management of tariff rate quotas for cheese.

        BUDGETARY IMPACT: the loss of customs revenues is estimated at approximately EUR 4.96 million (net amount after deduction of collection costs).

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      • PURPOSE: to conclude the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        BACKGROUND: Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area foresees that the contracting parties undertake to continue their efforts with a view to achieving progressive liberalisation of agricultural trade between them.

        The Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between European Union and Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products was signed by the Parties, subject to its conclusion at a later date.

        It is now necessary to approve this Agreement on behalf of the European Union.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        LEGAL BASIS: Article 207(4), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        CONTENT: the purpose of this proposal is to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the EEA Agreement.

        The text of the Agreement is attached to the Decision. For further details, please refer to the summary of the previous initial legislative document dated 27/09/2010.

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication on the EU budget.

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    • The Committee on International Trade adopted the report by Helmut SCHOLZ (GUE/NGL, DE) in which it recommends the European Parliament to give its consent to conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

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    • PURPOSE: to conclude an Agreement in the form of the Exchange of Letters between the EU and Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

      NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Council Decision 2011/818/EU on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

      BACKGROUND: Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area foresees that the contracting parties undertake to continue their efforts with a view to achieving progressive liberalisation of agricultural trade between them.

      In accordance with Council Decision 2010/676/EU, the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area was signed on 15 April 2011, subject to its conclusion.

      It is now appropriate to approve this Agreement.

      CONTENT: with this Decision, the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and Norway concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products reached on the basis of Article 19 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area is hereby approved on behalf of the Union.

      The objective is to make provision for further liberalisation of agricultural trade.

      The new preferences will consist in additional full liberalisation for some sensitive products, thus allowing some 60% of agricultural trade between Norway and the European Union to be completely free.

      For more sensitive products such as:

      • meat,
      • dairy,
      • fruit,
      • vegetables and
      • ornamental plants,
      • tariff quotas or tariff reductions have been agreed upon.

      Specific provisions are foreseen as regards the management of tariff rate quotas for cheese.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: the Decision shall enter into force on 8/11/2011. The date of entry into force of the Agreement will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.

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