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Final Impact Assessment (IA) reports 2012 - Impact Assessment

The impact assessment reports and the opinions of the Impact Assessment Board (IAB) are published after the Commission has adopted the corresponding proposal.

Note that the IAB opinions concern draft impact assessment reports which may differ from the ones adopted.

2012 impact assessment (IA) reports / IAB opinions

 Climate Action
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/11/07Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gasesCOM(2012)643

SWD(2012)364 +
SWD(2012)363

SEC(2012)618pdf(419 kB)
2012/07/11Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) 443/2009 to define the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new passenger carsCOM(2012)393SWD(2012)213 +
SWD(2012)214
SEC(2012)445pdf(311 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(402 kB)
2012/07/11Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 510/2011 to define the modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehiclesCOM(2012)394SWD(2012)213 +
SWD(2012)214
SEC(2012)445pdf(311 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(402 kB)
2012/06/21Commission Regulation on the verification of greenhouse gas emission reports and tonne-kilometre reports and the accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilC(2012)4130pdf(219 kB)SWD(2012)177pdf +
SWD(2012)176pdf
SEC(2012)385pdf(829 kB)
2012/03/12Proposal for a Decision on accounting rules and action plans on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities related to land use, land use change and forestryCOM(2012)93SWD(2012)41 +
SWD(2012)40
SEC(2012)158pdf(843 kB)
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 Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/03Proposal for a Directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websitesCOM(2012)721pdf(106 kB)SWD(2012)401pdf(450 kB) +
SWD(2012)402pdf(71 kB)
SEC(2012)672 pdf(251 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(386 kB)
2012/11/05Commission implementing Decision on the harmonisation of the frequency bands 1920-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz for terrestrial systems capable of providing electronic communications services in the UnionC(2012)7697pdf(70 kB)SWD(2012)360pdf(550 kB) +
SWD(2012)361pdf(44 kB)
SEC(2012)616pdf(346 kB)
2012/07/17Commission Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific informationC(2012)4890pdf(37 kB)SWD(2012)222 +
SWD(2012)221
SEC(2012)462pdf(362 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(534 kB)
2012/06/04Proposal for a Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal marketCOM(2012)238SWD(2012)135 +
SWD(2012)136
IAB Final opinionpdf(243 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(331 kB)
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 Competition
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/19EU Guidelines for the application of state aid rules in relation to the rapid deployment of broadband networksC(2012)9609pdf(485 kB)SWD(2012)448pdf(631 kB) +
SWD(2012)449pdf(248 kB)
SEC(2012)714pdf(240 kB)
2012/05/22Guidelines on certain state aid measures in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012C(2012)3230pdf(109 kB)SWD(2012)130pdf(7 MB) +
SWD(2012)131pdf(39 kB)
SEC(2012)308pdf(249 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(483 kB)
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 Development and Cooperation
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/07/16Proposal for a Council Decision on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ("Overseas Association Decision")COM(2012)362SWD(2012)194 +
SWD(2012)193
SEC(2012)414pdf(285 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(281 kB)
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 Education, Culture, Multilinguism and Youth
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/09/05Proposal for a Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learningCOM(2012)485SWD(2012)252 +
SWD(2012)253
SEC(2012)505pdf(216 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(338 kB)
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 Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/05Communication: Towards a quality framework on traineeships – Second-stage consultation of the social partners at European level under Article 154 TFEUCOM(2012)728pdf(78 kB)SWD(2012)407pdf(664 kB) +
SWD(2012)408pdf(95 kB)
SEC(2012)676pdf(243 kB) +
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(194 kB)
2012/10/24Proposal for a Regulation on the Fund for European Aid to the Most DeprivedCOM(2012)617SWD(2012)350 +
SWD(2012)351
SEC(2012)593pdf(255 kB)
2012/03/21Proposal for a Council Regulation on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide servicesCOM(2012)130SWD(2012)63 +
SWD(2012)64
SEC(2012)195pdf(328 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(388 kB)
2012/03/21Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of servicesCOM(2012)131SWD(2012)63 +
SWD(2012)64
SEC(2012)195pdf(328 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(388 kB)
2012/02/16White Paper - An Agenda for Adequate, Safe and Sustainable PensionsCOM(2012)55SWD(2012)7 +
SWD(2012)8
SEC(2012)112pdf(396 kB)
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 Energy
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/12Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipmentC(2012)9188pdf(367 kB)SWD(2012)419pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)418pdf(231 kB)
SEC(2012)693pdf(387 kB)
2012/11/22Report from the Commission on the voluntary ecodesign scheme for complex set-top boxesCOM(2012)684pdf(69 kB)SWD(2012)391pdf(194 kB) +
SWD(2012)392pdf(69 kB)
SEC(2012)647pdf(314 kB)
2012/10/03Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household tumble driersC(2012)6889pdf(231 kB)SWD(2012)289pdf(862 kB) +
SWD(2012)290pdf(136 kB)
SEC(2012)556pdf(294 kB)
2012/09/14Communication on communicating outcome of the Impact Assessment related to requirements of Article 3(4) of Directive 2009/28/ECC(2012)6287pdf(11 kB)SWD(2012)261pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)262pdf(26 kB)
SEC(2012)513pdf(434 kB)
2012/08/24Commission Decision on amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networksC(2012)5875pdf(39 kB)SWD(2012)248pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)247pdf(82 kB)
SEC(2012)495pdf(336 kB)
2012/06/25Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for water pumpsC(2012)4208pdf(90 kB)SWD(2012)178pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)179pdf(37 kB)
SEC(2012)392pdf(281 kB)
2012/06/06Communication : Renewable Energy - a major player in the European energy marketCOM(2012)271SWD(2012)149 +
SWD(2012)163
SEC(2012)342pdf(237 kB)
2012/05/30Proposal for a Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiationCOM(2012)242SWD(2012)137 +
SWD(2012)138
SEC(2012)334pdf(385 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(391 kB)
2012/03/06Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for air conditioners and comfort fansC(2012)1364pdf(116 kB)SWD(2012)35pdf +
SWD(2012)34pdf
SEC(2012)157pdf(363 kB)
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 Energy/Climate Action
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/10/17Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sourcesCOM(2012)595SWD(2012)343 +
SWD(2012)344
SEC(2012)579pdf(308 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(413 kB)
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 Environment
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/11/29Proposal for a Decision on a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 "Living well, within the limits of our planet"COM(2012)710

SWD(2012)398pdf(3 MB) +
SWD(2012)397pdf(71 kB)

SEC(2012)664pdf(360 kB)
2012/11/14Communication - A Blueprint to Safeguard Europe's Water ResourcesCOM(2012)673

SWD(2012)382 +
SWD(2012)381

SEC(2012)629pdf(363 kB)
2012/10/26Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environmentCOM(2012)628

SWD(2012)355 +
SWD(2012)354pdf

SEC(2012)597pdf(364 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(275 kB)
2012/10/04Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization in the UnionCOM(2012)576SWD(2012)292 +
SWD(2012)291
SEC(2012)559pdf(402 kB)
2012/03/26Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators as regards the placing on the market of portable batteries and accumulators containing cadmium intended for use in cordless power toolsCOM(2012)136SWD(2012)66 +
SWD(2012)65
SEC(2012)200pdf(641 kB)
2012/03/23Proposal for a Regulation on ship recyclingCOM(2012)118SWD(2012)47 +
SWD(2012)45
SEC(2012)180pdf(524 kB)
2012/01/31Proposal for a Directive amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policyCOM(2011)876pdf(174 kB)SEC(2011)1547 +
SEC(2011)1546
SEC(2011)1545pdf(429 kB)
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 Health and Consumer Policy
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/20Commission implementing Directive laying down measures to facilitate the recognition of medical prescriptions issued in another Member StateC(2012)9610pdf(175 kB)SWD(2012)451pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)450pdf(286 kB)
SEC(2012)716pdf(401 kB)
2012/12/19Proposal for a Directive on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related productsCOM(2012)788pdf(286 kB)SWD(2012)452pdf(3 MB) +
SWD(2012)453pdf(108 kB)
SEC(2012)718 pdf(361 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(345 kB)
2012/09/26Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on medical devices, and amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) 1223/2009COM(2012)542SWD(2012)273 +
SWD(2012)274
SEC(2012)530pdf(393 kB)
2012/07/17Proposal for a Regulation on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/ECCOM(2012)369SWD(2012)200 +
SWD(2012)201
SEC(2012)421pdf(240 kB) +
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(290 kB)
2012/01/19Communication on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015COM(2012)6SEC(2012)55 +
SEC(2012)56
SEC(2012)57pdf(428 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(490 kB)
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 Home Affairs
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/03/12Proposal for a Directive on the freezing and confiscation of proceeds of crime in the European UnionCOM(2012)85SWD(2012)31 +
SWD(2012)32
SEC(2012)149pdf(459 kB)
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 Industry and Entrepreneurship
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/10/17Proposal for a Directive on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipmentCOM(2012)584SWD(2012)329 +
SWD(2012)300
SEC(2012)567pdf(278 kB)
2012/09/27Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 on drug precursorsCOM(2012)548SWD(2012)279 +
SWD(2012)278
SEC(2012)540pdf(333 kB)
2012/07/26Communication on Security Industrial Policy Action Plan for an innovative and competitive Security IndustryCOM(2012)417--SEC(2012)479pdf(461 kB)
2012/04/04Proposal for a Regulation on simplifying the transfer of motor vehicles registered in another Member State within the Single MarketCOM(2012)164SWD(2012)81 +
SWD(2012)82
SEC(2012)228pdf(311 kB)
2012/03/01Proposal for a Directive relating to the transparency of measures regulating the prices of medicinal products for human use and their inclusion in the scope of public health insurance systemsCOM(2012)84SWD(2012)30 +
SWD(2012)29
SEC(2012)148pdf(275 kB)
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 Internal Market and Services
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/19Commission delegated Regulation supplementing Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to exemptions, general operating conditions, depositaries, leverage, transparency and supervisionC(2012)8370pdf(553 kB)SWD(2012)386pdf(687 kB) +
SWD(2012)387pdf(79 kB)
SEC(2012)645pdf(616 kB)
2012/07/11Proposal for a Directive on the collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal marketCOM(2012)372SWD(2012)204 +
SWD(2012)205
SEC(2012)423pdf(275 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(254 kB)
2012/07/05Commission delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps with regard to definitions, the calculation of net short positions, covered sovereign credit default swaps, notification thresholds, liquidity thresholds for suspending restrictions, significant falls in the value of financial instruments and adverse eventsC(2012)4529pdf(93 kB)SWD(2012)198pdf(493 kB) +
SWD(2012)197pdf(34 kB)
SEC(2012)417pdf(462 kB)
2012/07/03Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on key information documents for investment productsCOM(2012)352SWD(2012)187 +
SWD(2012)188
SEC(2012)403pdf(449 kB)
2012/07/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/65/EC on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) as regards depositary functions, remuneration policies and sanctionsCOM(2012)350SWD(2012)185 +
SWD(2012)186
SEC(2012)402pdf(284 kB)
2012/07/03Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance mediation (recast)COM(2012)360SWD(2012)191 +
SWD(2012)192
SEC(2012)412pdf(279 kB)+
IAB Opinion 2nd IApdf(426 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(498 kB)
2012/06/06Proposal for a Directive establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Council Directives 77/91/EEC and 82/891/EC, Directives 2001/24/EC, 2002/47/EC, 2004/25/EC, 2005/56/EC, 2007/36/EC and 2011/35/EC and Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010COM(2012)280SWD(2012)166 +
SWD(2012)167
SEC(2012)353pdf(454 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(331 kB)
2012/03/30Commission delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 809/2004 as regards the format and the content of the prospectus, the base prospectus, the summary and the final terms and as regards the disclosure requirementsC(2012)2086pdf(342 kB)SWD(2012)77pdf(266 kB) +
SWD(2012)76pdf(35 kB)
SEC(2012)226pdf(401 kB)
2012/03/07Proposal for a Regulation on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories (CSDs) and amending Directive 98/26/ECCOM(2012)73SWD(2012)22 +
SWD(2012)23
SEC(2012)131pdf(408 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(355 kB)
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 Internal Market and Services/Trade
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/03/21Proposal for a Regulation on the access of third-country goods and services to the Union's internal market in public procurement and procedures supporting negotiations on access of Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countriesCOM(2012)124SWD(2012)57 +
SWD(2012)58
SEC(2012)191pdf(283 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(450 kB)
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 International cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/09/19Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid CorpsCOM(2012)514SWD(2012)265 +
SWD(2012)266
SEC(2012)524pdf(411 kB)
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 Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/12Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedingsCOM(2012)744pdf(201 kB)SWD(2012)416pdf(499 kB) +
SWD(2012)417pdf(100 kB)
SEC(2012)692pdf(248 kB)
2012/11/14Proposal for a Directive on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges and related measuresCOM(2012)614SWD(2012)348 +
SWD(2012)349
SEC(2012)592pdf(348 kB) +
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(412 kB)
2012/07/11Proposal for a Directive on the fight against fraud against the financial interests of the European Union, through criminal lawCOM(2012)363SWD(2012)195 +
SWD(2012)196
SEC(2012)415pdf(297 kB)
2012/01/25Proposal for a Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and the free movement of such dataCOM(2012)10SEC(2012)72 +
SEC(2012)73
SEC(2012)74pdf(405 kB)
2012/01/25Proposal for a Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation)COM(2012)11 SEC(2012)72 +
SEC(2012)73
SEC(2012)74pdf(405 kB)
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 Maritime affairs and fisheries
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/11/16Communication - Action Plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gearsCOM(2012)665SWD(2012)369 +
SWD(2012)370
IAB Final opinionpdf(321 kB) +
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(340 kB)
2012/07/19Proposal for a Regulation establishing specific conditions to fishing for deep-sea stocks in the North-East Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the North-East Atlantic and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002COM(2012)371SWD(2012)202 +
SWD(2012)203
SEC(2012)422pdf(300 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(463 kB)
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 Mobility and Transport
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/18Proposal for a Regulation on occurrence reporting in civil aviation amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 and repealing Directive No 2003/42/EC, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1321/2007 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1330/2007COM(2012)776pdf(253 kB)SWD(2012)441pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)442pdf(94 kB)
SEC(2012)710pdf(202 kB)
2012/12/17Proposal for a Directive on marine equipment and repealing Directive 96/98/ECCOM(2012)772pdf(930 kB)SWD(2012)438pdf(2 MB) +
SWD(2012)437pdf(83 kB)
SEC(2012)707pdf(266 kB) +
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(188 kB)
2012/07/13Proposal for a Regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/ECCOM(2012)380SWD(2012)206 +
SWD(2012)207
SEC(2012)432pdf(337 kB)
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 Research, Innovation and Science
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/07/17Communication : A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and GrowthCOM(2012)392SWD(2012)212 +
SWD(2012)211
SEC(2012)444pdf(323 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(277 kB)
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 Taxation and Customs Union
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/12/03Communication:  An Action Plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasionCOM(2012)722pdf(108 kB)SWD(2012)403pdf(3 MB) +
SWD(2012)404pdf(78 kB)
SEC(2012)673pdf(250 kB)
2012/09/27Proposal for a Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursorsCOM(2012)521SWD(2012)268 +
SWD(2012)267
SEC(2012)525pdf(445 kB)
2012/05/10Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax, as regards the treatment of vouchersCOM(2012)206SWD(2012)127 +
SWD(2012)126
SEC(2012)289pdf(203 kB)+
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(522 kB)
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 Trade
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2012/07/18Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and JapanCOM(2011)390
(Restricted)
SWD(2012)209 +
SWD(2012)210
SEC(2012)440pdf(373 kB)
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