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Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION amending Regulation (EU) No 1344/2011 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural, fishery and industrial products

Abstract

The Commission, assisted by the Economic Tariff Questions Group (ETQG), has reviewed all requests for temporary suspension of autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties forwarded by the Member States. This proposal concerns a number of agricultural and industrial products. The suspension requests were examined in the light of the criteria set out in the Communication from the Commission concerning autonomous tariff suspensions and quotas (OJ C 363, 13.12.2011, p. 6). Following this review, the Commission considers that the suspension of duties is justified for the products listed in Annex I of this proposal. Also, Annex I lists i) products for which the wording of their description had to be changed, ii) products for which a new CN or TARIC code became necessary, with their new description and/or CN – TARIC code or iii) products which were reviewed and for which a new date for mandatory review was set. The proposal is in line with the trade, entreprise, development and external relations policies.
Particularly, this proposal is not at the expense of countries enjoying a preferential trading agreement with the EU (e.g. GSP, ACP regime, candidate countries and potential candidates).

Process

Commission Status

09/11/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy of the proposal will be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

09/11/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

09/11/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action:

It will be allocated to a committee for discission

Additional Comments

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