On June 21, the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) will vote on whether or not to recommend the approval of the Anticounterfeiting Trade Agreement. Four committees in recent weeks have recommended its rejection, but within the INTA the European People’s Party Group and the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) have proposed amendments that would keep ACTA alive. The full European Parliament is scheduled to vote on ratification of ACTA in the first week of July.
The committee could vote to approve the draft report by MEP David Martin, which recommends rejecting ACTA, it could recommend approving ACTA, or it could recommend that the European Parliament delay its vote until after the European Court of Justice reviews it – a move viewed as a delaying tactic by ACTA opponents.
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