EUROPEAN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED BY THE FACT THAT PAKISTAN WILL BENEFIT FROM GSP+
During its meeting the 5th November the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament has decided to support the EU Commission proposal for a Unique Delegated Act including 10 country applications for GSP+. Euratex has strongly opposed the Commission proposal on the grounds that it did not allow an effective assessment of each country’s application. In particular Euratex pointed out that Pakistan’s application did not fulfill the necessary conditions. Talking about the results of the vote Mr. Alberto Paccanelli EURATEX President said “The European Parliament had the possibility to ensure that GSP+ status is given to the countries that are effectively respecting the necessary conditions by bindingly committing to ratify and implement 27 Conventions in the area of Human Rights, Environment and Labour Rights, allowing that each application be judged on its own individual merits. Unfortunately by approving the Commission Proposal the European Parliament has prevented a country by country evaluation allowing Pakistan to obtain a preferential treatment that it would have not obtained under different circumstances.” …………..