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22.5.

2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 151 E/207

Answer given by Mr Liikanen on behalf of the Commission

(5 January 2001)

Council Directive 70/156/EEC of 6 February 1970 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States
relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, as amended by Directive 98/14/EC of
6 February 1998, includes, in its annex IV, part II, those United Nations  Economic Commission for
Europe (UN-ECE) regulations adopted by the Community at the time of accession to the Revised 1958
Agreement which refer to the type-approval of motor vehicles, and for which a corresponding separate
directive exists. With regard to UN-ECE regulations adopted by the Community after its accession to the
Agreement, as well as regulations for which a corresponding Community directive has been adopted in the
meantime, the Commission will update annex IV, part II accordingly, in a proposal for the recasting of
Directive 70/156/EEC in 2001.

In addition, some of the regulations listed in annex II of Council Decision 97/836/EC (1) refer to the type-
approval of motorcycles and tractors, which do not fall under the scope of Directive 70/156/EEC.
Regulations relating to motorcycles are already listed in the relevant separate directives relating to the
type-approval of two and three wheeled vehicles. With regard to regulations concerning tractors, these will
be listed in a proposal for the recasting of Council Directive 74/150/EEC of 4 March 1974 on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the type-approval of wheeled agricultural or
forestry tractors (2), which is currently being drafted by the Commission.

Finally, since for 12 UN-ECE regulations listed in annex II of Decision 97/836/EC there is no correspond-
ing Community separate directive in place, they will not be included in any of the above mentioned
directives for the time being.

(1) Council Decision 97/836/EC of 27 November 1997 with a view to accession by the European Community to the
Agreement of the UN-ECE concerning the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions for wheeled vehicles,
equipment and parts which can be fitted to and/or be used on wheeled vehicles and the conditions for reciprocal
recognition of approvals granted on the basis of these prescriptions (Revised 1958 Agreement).
(2) OJ L 84, 28.3.1974.

(2001/C 151 E/243) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3818/00


by Mark Watts (PSE) to the Commission

(7 December 2000)

Subject: Export of live cattle to third countries

In an answer given on 19 May 2000 [E-1015/00 EN], the Commission stated that 323 000 live cattle were
exported from the Community to third countries in 1999. Furthermore, in an answer given on 25 October
1999 [1730/99 EN], the Commission stated that 266 256 live cattle were exported from the Community
to third countries in 1998.

How many of the live cattle exported from the Community to third countries in (i) 1998 and (ii) 1999:

1. were for (a) slaughter, (b) further fattening and (c) breeding;

2. how many in each of these categories were exported from each Member State;

3. how many in each of these categories did each exporting Member State send to each individual third-
country destination?

Answer given by Mr Fischler on behalf of the Commission

(10 January 2001)

In view of the length of its answer, the Commission is sending it direct to the Honourable Member and to
Parliament’s Secretariat.