Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (282)

Clare Daly


282. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when Ireland will sign the EU free trade agreement with Colombia. [24209/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The official signing ceremony for the EU-Colombia/Peru Trade Agreement took place on 26 June 2012. The EU was represented by the Presidency and by the EU Commission. All EU member states are parties to the Agreement and signature by all member states took place ahead of the official signing ceremony. Ireland signed on 25 June, 2012. The full entry into force of the Agreement is subject to the ratification by all parties. I indicated in response to a Dáil question last week that ratification by Ireland is subject to prior approval of Dáil Éireann, and that it is my intention to seek that necessary approval during the course of this year.