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"The Generalised Scheme of Preferences allows developing country exporters to pay less or no duties on their exports to the EU. This gives them vital access to EU markets whilst promoting trade and development. GSP+ is granted to countries providing they ratify and implement 27 international conventions relating to human and labour rights, environment and good governance. A revised, more stringent GSP regulation came into effect in 2014, for which the Philippines fulfils the criteria and therefore applied for. However, certain Members believe that we should reject the Philippines application and a motion for objection was tabled due to the Philippines ‘yellow card’ under the EU’s Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Regulation. Although the Commission has found issues related to the Philippines’ compliance with the Illegal unreported and unregulated Regulation, this does not affect the Philippines’ compliance with the 27 Conventions (including the environment-related ones) required for entry to GSP+. The Philippines has committed to investigating and improving the situation. Considering additional criteria beyond those set out in the GSP, such as the IUU, is outside the scope of the agreement reached by both Member States and Parliament. Hence I voted against this motion objecting to the Philippines’ application."@mt2

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