Agreement On Agriculture Under The Uruguay Round

(7) The application of the special safeguard measure must be carried out in a transparent manner. Each member acting under paragraph 1, point a), informs the Agriculture Committee in writing, including relevant data, within ten days of the implementation of this measure. In cases where changes in consumption volume are to be attributed to individual tariff positions that must be taken under paragraph 4, the relevant data include the information and methods used to allocate these changes. A member acting under paragraph 4 gives interested members the opportunity to discuss with him the conditions for the application of these measures. Any member acting under paragraph 1, point b), informs the Agriculture Committee, in writing, within ten days of the implementation of the first measure or for perishable and seasonal products, in writing, including relevant data, within ten days of the implementation of the first measure or for perishable and seasonal products. , from the first step in a given period. Members undertake, as far as possible, not to resort to the provisions of paragraph 1, point b), when the quantities imported from the products concerned decrease. In both cases, a member who takes such a step gives interested members the opportunity to discuss with him the conditions for the application of these measures. the obligation to meet specific binding commitments in each of the following areas: market access; Domestic assistance Export competition and reach agreement on health and plant health issues; The European Parliament has always closely followed the progress of multilateral negotiations in general and agricultural negotiations in particular.

A number of resolutions illustrate this interest (for example. (B) the resolution of 18 December 1999 at the third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Seattle; 13 December 2001, on the WTO meeting in Doha; 12 February 2003 on the WTO negotiations on agricultural trade; September 25, 2003, through the fifth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Cancun; 1 December 2005 on the preparation of the sixth WTO Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong; 4 April 2006, 9 October 2008, 16 December 2009, 14 September 2011, 21 November 2013 and 26 November 2015 for the Doha Round assessment; and 15 November 2017 on multilateral negotiations for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires). The European Parliament has always asked the European Commission to protect the interests of European producers and consumers, as well as the interests of farmers in countries with which the European Union has had particularly close relations in the past (ACP countries). In 1999, at the beginning of the “millennium cycle”, he expressed his support for the European Union negotiators` approach to defending the European agricultural model, which is based on the multifunctionality of the agricultural enterprise. He reiterated this support in several resolutions, which also stressed the importance of explicitly recognizing “non-commercial concerns” and taking into account public requirements for food safety, environmental protection, food quality and animal welfare.

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