MIL-OSI Europe: Text adopted – Non-objection to a delegated act: arrangements for products originating in certain ACP-States – P8_TA(2014)0085 – Wednesday, 17 December 2014 – Strasbourg – Final edition

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Source: European Parliament 2

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission delegated regulation (C(2014)08355) ,

–  having regard to the Commission’s letter of 26 November 2014 asking Parliament to declare that it will raise no objections to the delegated regulation,

–  having regard to the letter of 5 December 2014 of the Committee on International Trade to the Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs,

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

–  having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007 of 20 December 2007 applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements(1) , and in particular to Articles 2(2) and 24a(6) thereof,

–  having regard to Regulation (EU) No 527/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007 as regards the exclusion of a number of countries from the list of regions or states which have concluded negotiations(2) ,

–  having regard to the recommendation for a decision by the Committee on International Trade,

–  having regard to Rule 105(6) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the fact that no objections have been raised within the period laid down in the third and fourth indents of Rule 105(6) of its Rules of Procedures, which expired on 16 December 2014,

A.  whereas, pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 527/2013, Kenya ceased as of 1 October 2014 to be covered by the market access arrangement permitted under Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007;

B.  whereas Kenya, the European Union and its Member States concluded negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement on 16 October 2014;

C.  whereas on 14 November 2014 the Commission adopted a delegated act to reinstate Kenya in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1528/2007;

D.  whereas the Commission has stressed that a decision not to raise objections would limit Kenya’s potential trade diversion and loss of exports into the EU, reducing harm to the tuna, horticulture and cut flower sectors;

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 348, 31.12.2007, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 59.

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