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|dossier||COM(2020)495 - EU position in the Council of Members of the IOC with respect to the accession of Uzbekistan to the International Agreement ...|
|date||November 6, 2020|
|(2)||The Agreement was concluded on 17 May 2019 by Council Decision (EU) 2019/848 (2).|
|(3)||Pursuant to Article 29 of the Agreement, the Council of Members of the International Olive Council (the ‘Council of Members’) is to establish the conditions for the accession of a government to the Agreement.|
|(4)||The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan has formally applied to accede to the Agreement. The Council of Members should therefore be invited, during a future session thereof, or within the framework of a procedure for adoption of decisions by the Council of Members by exchange of correspondence, to establish the conditions for the accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan in respect of the participation shares in the IOC and the time limit for the deposit of the instrument of accession.|
|(5)||Given that the Republic of Uzbekistan is developing its olive sectors as regards consumption and intends to develop its production, its accession under certain conditions could reinforce the IOC, in particular as regards the achievement of uniformity in national and international law relating to the characteristics of olive products, in order to prevent any obstacle to trade.|
|(6)||It is appropriate to establish the position to be taken on the Union’s behalf in the Council of Members, as the decisions to be adopted will have legal effects on the Union by impacting the decisional balance within the Council of Members when decisions are not adopted by consensus in accordance with Article 10(4) of the Agreement,|