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Communication from the Commission to the Council on negotiations for a new International Sugar Agreement. COM (83) 26 final, 28 January 1983

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES GOX'83) 26 final 3russels, 28 January 1983 COm-'.UNICATIGN FRm: T:-!E CO:<!-:ISSION ':::'0 'rHE COL:NCIL ON NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL SUGAR AGREEMENT COM(83) 26 final User Rectangle COMMISSION COMMUNICATION TO THE COUNCIL ON NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW INTERNATIONAL SUGAR AGREEMENT I. The International Sugar Council (ISC) met in London on 18/19 November and decided to ask UNCTAD to arrange a conference in Geneva next May with a view to negotiating a new international sugar agreement to come into force on 1 January 1984. The ISC also decided to entrust the preparations for the forthcoming conference to a new Preparatory Committee, on which the European Economic Community will sit as a full member. 2. The Council (the EEC Council, that is) asked the Commission on 27 October 1981 to explore with the ISC means of cooperation which would enable the Community to become a member of a new, improved sugar agreement. Accordingly the Commission announced at the ISC meeting, on behalf of the Community, that the EEC wished to take part on an equal footing with the other participants in the work of the Preparatory Committee and the May negotiations. 3. The draft decision (Annex I) transmitted to the Council herewith gives the Commission authorization to participate, with the support of the Article 113 Committee, in the work being undertaken by the International Sugar Organization and in the planned UNCTAD-sponsored conference in May with a view to setting up a new international sugar agreement which the Community could join. RBCOMMENDATION FOR A COUNCIL DECISION ANNEX I laying down guidelines for the negotiation of a new international sugar agreement THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 113 thereof, Having regard to the Recommendation from the Commission, Whereas the Community should tak

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