2018/0091M(NLE)

EU/Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

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2018/0091M(NLE) EU/Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion ENVI MÉLIN Joëlle (ENF)
Lead INTA SILVA PEREIRA Pedro (S&D) HANSEN Christophe (EPP), KAMALL Syed (ECR), HIRSCH Nadja (ALDE), SCHOLZ Helmut (GUE/NGL), BUCHNER Klaus (Verts/ALE), BEGHIN Tiziana (EFD)
Opinion TRAN
Lead committee dossier: INTA/8/13727
Legal Basis Rules of Procedure EP 99-p2
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2018/12/11 Vote in plenary scheduled
  • 2018/12/10 Debate in plenary scheduled
  • 2018/11/09 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0367/2018 summary
  • 2018/11/05 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/09/13 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/07/05 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A8-0367/2018

Votes

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 24

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 81 0 1 5 19 40 9 1 6 0 0
Against 523 60 66 16 11 0 6 195 166 3 0
Abstain 62 0 1 14 0 1 4 1 1 40 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 25

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 89 0 1 5 27 40 7 0 6 3 0
Against 552 60 64 28 3 0 11 197 149 40 0
Abstain 27 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 19 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 26

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 83 0 3 5 18 42 9 0 6 0 0
Against 540 60 65 29 12 0 9 197 165 3 0
Abstain 44 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 39 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 27

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 110 0 3 19 29 42 12 0 4 1 0
Against 531 60 63 2 1 0 6 194 163 42 0
Abstain 22 0 1 14 0 0 1 2 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 32

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 102 0 3 18 19 42 12 0 7 1 0
Against 552 59 65 15 5 0 6 197 163 42 0
Abstain 14 0 1 2 6 0 1 1 2 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 33

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 121 1 3 32 25 42 13 0 4 1 0
Against 540 58 65 2 4 0 6 196 167 42 0
Abstain 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 34

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 109 0 3 14 14 41 7 0 30 0 0
Against 546 59 65 20 16 0 7 197 140 42 0
Abstain 11 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 2 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 35

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 115 0 1 22 14 41 6 0 24 7 0
Against 539 60 65 12 16 0 9 196 146 35 0
Abstain 14 0 3 1 0 0 4 1 3 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 36

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 140 1 1 23 22 36 13 2 9 33 0
Against 488 59 63 9 7 0 5 193 143 9 0
Abstain 33 0 3 3 0 4 1 0 20 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 37

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 32 0 2 4 5 9 6 0 5 1 0
Against 572 59 65 18 20 0 10 197 161 42 0
Abstain 63 0 1 13 5 33 3 1 6 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 14

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 54 0 1 5 0 40 4 0 4 0 0
Against 547 59 65 29 15 0 12 198 166 3 0
Abstain 69 0 3 1 15 2 3 1 3 41 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 15

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 113 0 0 2 0 40 6 0 27 38 0
Against 523 60 65 31 16 0 10 197 143 1 0
Abstain 33 0 3 1 14 2 3 1 4 5 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 38

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 70 0 3 5 15 37 4 0 5 1 0
Against 580 60 65 29 11 0 12 197 165 41 0
Abstain 19 0 1 1 4 4 3 1 3 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 2

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 146 0 4 5 15 39 6 3 30 44 0
Against 496 60 63 28 4 0 8 195 138 0 0
Abstain 23 0 1 2 11 2 5 0 2 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 39

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 182 0 4 22 18 41 15 4 37 41 0
Against 454 57 57 2 11 0 4 193 129 1 0
Abstain 26 2 5 12 0 0 0 1 4 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 16

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 194 3 6 22 19 42 12 8 41 41 0
Against 441 54 59 1 10 0 3 188 125 1 0
Abstain 28 1 3 12 1 0 4 1 4 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 40

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 132 0 1 4 0 40 10 1 35 41 0
Against 492 58 64 29 5 0 6 195 134 1 0
Abstain 39 0 3 1 25 0 3 1 4 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 5

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 138 1 1 3 4 41 6 1 37 44 0
Against 501 58 64 31 15 0 7 194 132 0 0
Abstain 27 0 3 2 11 1 6 1 3 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 6

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 165 1 1 5 29 39 6 2 38 44 0
Against 488 58 66 28 0 0 9 195 132 0 0
Abstain 14 0 1 3 1 3 4 0 2 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 17

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 155 1 1 3 20 42 10 0 38 40 0
Against 500 58 66 31 5 0 7 198 133 2 0
Abstain 13 0 2 2 5 0 2 0 1 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 41

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 100 0 0 18 23 42 11 0 5 1 0
Against 525 59 65 15 4 0 5 194 141 42 0
Abstain 42 0 3 3 3 0 3 1 28 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 18

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 85 0 1 5 19 42 7 0 10 1 0
Against 520 60 66 17 4 0 6 194 132 41 0
Abstain 54 0 1 14 5 0 6 2 26 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 8

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 153 0 1 5 14 42 6 1 40 44 0
Against 478 59 65 17 4 0 9 195 129 0 0
Abstain 35 1 1 14 12 0 4 1 2 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 19

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 151 0 1 17 6 41 9 0 36 41 0
Against 488 60 64 16 8 0 6 198 135 1 0
Abstain 32 0 3 3 16 0 4 1 3 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 42

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 69 0 1 6 1 41 9 0 6 5 0
Against 566 60 64 29 10 0 6 197 163 37 0
Abstain 30 0 3 1 18 0 4 1 2 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - § 19

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 528 57 63 14 11 39 7 189 144 4 0
Against 81 3 5 6 4 1 7 9 8 38 0
Abstain 61 0 1 16 15 0 5 0 22 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 20

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 194 2 3 33 23 41 12 0 39 41 0
Against 461 58 63 2 5 0 3 197 132 1 0
Abstain 14 0 3 1 1 0 4 1 2 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - § 20

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 623 59 59 25 19 40 12 196 169 44 0
Against 34 1 9 7 9 1 2 2 3 0 0
Abstain 11 0 1 3 1 0 5 0 1 0 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 11

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 163 1 2 15 18 39 10 2 33 43 0
Against 479 58 62 16 11 0 9 193 130 0 0
Abstain 14 0 3 4 0 3 0 0 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 21

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 198 1 4 34 23 42 15 2 35 42 0
Against 462 59 61 1 6 0 4 196 135 0 0
Abstain 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 12

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 165 1 2 19 18 38 10 2 33 42 0
Against 492 59 65 16 11 0 9 195 137 0 0
Abstain 9 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 22

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 90 0 1 30 0 41 11 0 6 1 0
Against 524 58 64 3 10 0 3 194 150 42 0
Abstain 46 0 3 3 19 0 4 1 15 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 43

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 142 1 1 18 1 40 8 0 34 39 0
Against 493 57 67 16 10 0 6 196 137 4 0
Abstain 33 0 1 2 19 1 5 1 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 44

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 158 0 3 14 13 42 11 0 35 40 0
Against 497 59 65 20 16 0 4 196 133 4 0
Abstain 12 0 1 1 1 0 4 1 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 23

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 127 0 1 5 0 40 9 0 33 39 0
Against 526 58 64 30 30 0 8 196 137 3 0
Abstain 13 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 3 1 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 28

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 75 0 1 1 14 41 7 0 10 1 0
Against 573 60 64 32 11 0 8 196 160 42 0
Abstain 18 0 3 1 5 0 4 1 2 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 29

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 115 0 1 14 14 38 11 0 37 0 0
Against 488 60 63 20 11 0 6 198 127 3 0
Abstain 62 0 3 1 5 2 2 1 6 42 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Am 30

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 69 0 1 2 14 40 8 0 4 0 0
Against 588 59 65 33 16 0 10 195 167 43 0
Abstain 10 0 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0

A8-0367/2018 - Pedro Silva Pereira - Résolution

2018/12/12
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 474 58 66 14 7 0 4 193 128 4 0
Against 156 0 2 16 19 39 9 5 28 38 0
Abstain 40 2 0 6 4 3 6 0 17 2 0

History

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    • The Committee on International Trade adopted a report by Pedro SILVA PEREIRA (S&D, PT) containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and Japan for an Economic Partnership (EPA).

      Members believe that the agreement is of major bilateral and global strategic importance and should help to promote the Union's high standards, particularly in the fields of the environment, food safety, consumer protection and labour rights, at a time when the world order is seriously threatened by protectionism.

      The committee notes the high level of tariff liberalisation agreed in the EPA, which, when fully implemented, will allow the liberalisation of 99% of EU tariff lines and 97% of Japanese tariff lines, including for industrial products in sectors where the Union is highly competitive, as well as measures to protect the most sensitive products.

      The report highlights the main elements of the agreement:

      • Cars: EU tariffs on cars will be phased out over a seven-year period. Members call on the Commission to keep an eye on trends in automobile trade flows over this period in order to predict and address any destabilisation of the European market.
      • Non-tariff barriers: Japan has resolved the issue of unnecessary non-tariff measures in a range of sectors, such as vehicles, food additives, sanitary and phytosanitary regulation, food labelling and cosmetics, thereby reducing compliance costs and creating a more predictable regulatory framework.
      • Public procurement: Japan will take steps to ensure non-discriminatory access for EU suppliers to public procurement contracts in 54 core cities, remove the "operational safety clause", which has in practice prevented EU rail suppliers from accessing the Japanese market, and maximise transparency in tendering for public contracts. The implementation of this point should be carefully monitored in order to ensure that commitments on openness and equal access to public procurement are respected.
      • Agricultural products: around 85% of agri-food products will be allowed to enter Japan duty-free. The agreement also recognises 205 European protected geographical indications, and the possibility of adding more at a later stage. Members call for further talks after three years to assess the possibilities of extending the list of protected GIs and call for the utmost attention be paid to sustainable agriculture.
      • Foodstuffs: the agreement promotes best practice in the safety and quality of food and products sold to consumers. Nothing in the agreement prevents the application of the precautionary principle in the EU. Members call on both partners to enhance consumer protection and food safety in the implementation of the agreement.
      • Environment and labour protection: the report stresses that both sides are firmly committed to ensuring high levels of environmental protection and labour rights and that these high standards should not be regarded as barriers to trade. It also welcomes the commitment of both sides to the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change and to sustainable forest management. Members expect the EU and Japan to take all necessary measures to achieve sustainable development objectives through this agreement. They expect concrete progress within a reasonable timeframe from Japan towards the ratification and effective implementation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) core conventions.
      • Services: Members believe that market access commitments for cross-border services, including e-commerce, maritime transport, postal services, energy and telecommunications, are likely to give a significant boost to trade in services. They recall that public policy objectives must be safeguarded, particularly in the field of cybersecurity.

      In addition, the report:

      • calls on both sides to work actively towards corporate social responsibility and the conclusion of the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights;
      • calls for the Regulatory Cooperation Committee to operate in a transparent manner and for all stakeholders, including trade unions and civil society organisations, to be able to participate sufficiently;
      • stresses the important role of the respective data protection authorities in ensuring an adequate level of data protection; in this respect, Members welcome the fact that the EU and Japan have agreed to recognise their respective data protection systems as equivalent;
      • asks the Commission to monitor closely the implementation of the agreed removal of non-tariff barriers, as well as the management of tariff-rate quotas for agricultural products, and to report back to Parliament.

      Lastly, stressing that 78% of EU companies exporting to Japan are smaller companies, Members welcome the EPA's inclusion of a separate chapter on SMEs and call for the rapid establishment of contact points and website for SMEs to ensure that SMEs receive useful information on market access.

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