§ Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals for European Community legislation affecting trade and industry have been adopted by the Council since the dissolution of the last parliament.
§ Mr. Channon
Since the Dissolution of the last Parliament, on 13 May, the following proposals for European Community legislation affecting trade and industry have been adopted by the Council. Explanatory memoranda have been deposited on all the documents.
A proposal for a Council regulation suspending temporarily the autonomous common customs tariff — CCT — duty on microelectronic devices falling within subheadings ex 84.55C and 85.21DII of the common customs tariff—unnumbered explanatory memorandum.
A proposal for a Council decision authorising extension of tacit renewal of certain trade agreements concluded between the member states and third countries —explanatory memorandum 6957/83.
A proposal for a Council regulation implementing in the Community revised amounts for the documentary requirements in protocol 3, concerning the definition of the concept of originating products and methods of administrative co-operation, to the co-operation agreement between the European Community and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia—explanatory memorandum 7263/83.
A proposal for a Council regulation amending regulations Nos. 3498/82 and 806/83 opening, allocating and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for sweet peppers and fresh table grapes, falling within subheadings 07.01S and ex 08.04AI of the common customs tariff and originating in Cyprus (1983); and a 572W proposal for a Council regulation opening, allocating and providing for the administration of a Community tariff quota for salad beetroot falling within subheading ex 07.01GIV of the common customs tariff and originating in Cyprus (1983)— explanatory memorandum 7988/83 and 7989/83.
A proposal for a Council regulation establishing ceilings and Community surveillance for certain textile products originating in Cyprus (1983) — unnumbered explanatory memorandum.
A proposal for a Council regulation extending the regime applicable to trade between Greece and the African, Caribbean and Pacific states; and a draft decision of the representatives of the Governments of the member states of the European Coal and Steel Community meeting within the Council, extending the period of validity of the provisional arrangements applicable to trade between the Hellenic Republic and the ACP states for products covered by the community—explanatory memorandum 7760/83.
A proposal for a Council regulation amending regulation No. 3508/80 extending the terms of validity of the arrangements applicable to trade with Malta to cover the second half of 1983 — explanatory memorandum 7817/83.
A recommendation for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the protocol concerning the arrangements to be applied during 1983 in the framework of the decision adopted by the EC-Cyprus Association Council on 24 November 1980 establishing the process into the second stage of the association agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cyprus; and a proposal for a Council regulation laying down the arrangements applicable to trade with Cyprus—explanatory memorandum 7987/83.
A recommendation for a Council regulation concerning the conclusion of an agreement in the form of an exchange of letters amending certain zero-duty tariff quotas opened by the United Kingdom for 1983 in accordance with protocol No. 1 of the agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Finland—explanatory memorandum 7274/83.
A proposal for a Council regulation providing for an increase in the Community tariff quota for certain grades of ferro-chromium falling within sub-heading ex. 73.02EI of the common customs tariff—unnumbered explanatory memorandum.
A proposal for a Council decision on the framework programme for Community scientific and technical activities 1984–1987 — explanatory memorandum 7174/83.
A Commission communication to the Council of the introduction of a new system of production quotas—for steel—pursuant to article 58—of the ECSC treaty—after 30 June 1983—explanatory memorandum 7608/1/83.
Two draft decisions of the EC-Yugoslavia Co-operation Council and proposals for community implementing regulations relating to these decisions: substituting the ecu for the European unit of account in protocol No. 3 to the co-operation agreement, and amending note 6 in annex I to protocol No. 3—explanatory memorandum 7867/83.