17 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Annual

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17 Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Annual Report on the Implementation of the EU-Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement , COM(2014) 718 final; Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Second Annual Report on the Implementation of the EU-Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement , COM(2016) 58 final and Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council Third Annual Report on the Implementation of the EU-Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement , COM(2017) 585 final. 18 Notice concerning the provisional application between the European Union and the Republic of Ecuador of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador , OJ L 358, 29.12.2016. 19 Ratification details on the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador , European Council. 20 Multiparty trade agreement between EU, Peru and Colombia, also joined by Ecuador , the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community (DAND). 21 Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (Consent) , European Parliament Committee on International Trade, 14.12.2016 (A8-0362/2016). 22 Opinion of the Committee on Foreign Affairs for the Committee on International Trade on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its
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EPRS | European Parliamentary Research Service 10 Parliament underlined the benefits of the accession of Ecuador to the trade agreement for Ecuador's exports to the EU. However, prior to giving its consent Parliament called on the Andean countries (in its resolution of 13 June 2012), 'to ensure the establishment of a transparent and binding road map on human, environmental and labour rights'. Parliament also 'drew attention to the EU objective of including a binding trade and sustainable development chapter in all trade agreements concluded with both industrialised and non-industrialised partners'. In 2016 the Commission published its economic impact assessment, 23 in which it underlined that Ecuador was now classified as a high-middle-income country, meaning that, as of 2015, it was no longer eligible for unilateral trade preferences under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) and would have faced 'most favoured nation' (MFN) tariffs instead.
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