European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade To Vote on ACTA June 21

June 19, 2012 -

The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) will vote on whether to recommend approval or reject ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on June 21. The Committee has several different avenues it could take in making a recommendation at this point; it could amend the treaty (as some want Parliament want to do), it could recommend waiting to hear from the European Court of Justice's reviews or approve the draft report by MEP David Martin (who says it should be rejected).

ACTA has already been rejected by four European Parliament committees: the Development Committee, the Civil Liberties Committee, Industry Committee, and Legal Affairs Committee. While the decisions of all these committees are non-binding, their recommendations will certainly weigh heavily on what the International Trade Committee (the lead committee on the ACTA) ultimately decides. That committee will vote on the treaty on June 21 before it is scheduled to go before the full European Parliament for a vote on ratification July 3.

Source: Info Justice

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