Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee on Agriculture set up by the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products, as regards the amendment of Annexes 1 and 2 to the Decision
1. The agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products has been in force since 2002. In accordance with Article 11 of the Agreement, the Joint Committee on Agriculture may decide to amend the Annexes to the Agreement.
2. The purpose of this proposed Council Decision is to authorise the Commission to agree to consolidate existing concessions that currently are not referred to explicitly in the Agreement and to correct errors in the text of the Agreement.
3. The proposal will amend Annexes 1 and 2 to the Agreement concerning agricultural concessions made by both parties to the Agreement as follows:
(i) to update the numeric codes of the Agreement following the latest review of the Harmonised System,
(ii) correct an error made in the latest adaptation of Annex 1 concerning the tariff concession for boneless hams, and
(iii) incorporate into Annex 1 to the Agreement the tariff concessions granted by Switzerland in 1996 for dog and cat food intended for sale.