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PER UN PAESE MIGLIORE 21/22/23 OTTOBRE 2010 MOSTRA D’OLTREMARE/NAPOLI SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI.

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Presentation on theme: "PER UN PAESE MIGLIORE 21/22/23 OTTOBRE 2010 MOSTRA D’OLTREMARE/NAPOLI SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI."— Presentation transcript:

1 PER UN PAESE MIGLIORE 21/22/23 OTTOBRE 2010 MOSTRA D’OLTREMARE/NAPOLI SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI EuroMed Market: approximation of the rules in the EuroMediterranean Free Trade Area Salvador Font-Salas Expert on Internal Market

2 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 2 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro-Mediterranean Market EuroMed Market Programme: approximation of the rules in the EuroMediterranean Free Trade Area. The process of integration and convergence of rules. Content: - Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme - Future prospects - The role of FCM

3 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 3 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Some milestones: - The Euro-Mediterranean Conference (Barcelona in November 1995)beginning of the Barcelona Process - The Communication on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the Single Market, Brussels, 23.09.1998, presented during the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of the Ministers of Industry (Austria, October 1998), highlighted 8 priority areas of the single market. - The Working Group of Industrial Co-operation,Athens, in October 1999, agreed to draw up a programme of multilateral actions for promoting the Euro-Mediterranean market, on the basis of the proposals included in the above- mentioned EC Communication.

4 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 4 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Some milestones : - The Euro-Mediterranean Conference (Barcelona in November 1995) beginning of the Barcelona Process. main aim to create a space of peace and stability in the region, contributing to a better mutual understanding of the MP to build an area of shared prosperity through enhanced economical co-operation and to regulate liberalisation of the exchanges inside of the Mediterranean space. another goal to remove obstacles to trade and investment to set up in 2010 a Free Trade Area (FTA) for the goods and to liberalise gradually the exchange of services.

5 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 5 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market - The Communication on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the Single Market, Brussels, 23.09.1998, presented during the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of the Ministers of Industry (Austria, October 1998), highlighted 8 priority areas of the single market. - The Working Group of Industrial Co-operation,Athens, in October 1999, agreed to draw up a programme of multilateral actions for promoting the Euro-Mediterranean market, on the basis of the proposals included in the above- mentioned EC Communication. Some milestones:

6 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 6 Overall development: The overall objective of the programme was: to contribute to the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area by the year 2010 as well as to promote deeper economic co-operation among the European Union and the Mediterranean Partners, both in a regional and intra-regional framework. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

7 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 7 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Specific objectives to achieve: - to show the present situation in the MP in each of the priority areas covered; - to train human resources; - to identify the regulatory framework and best practices; - to identify fields requiring change (technical assistance) and support networking; - to promote economic cooperation with the aim of the creation of the F T A; - to develop a shared understanding of the necessary regulatory framework and enforcement mechanisms; - to draw up action plans in each priority area; - to promote legislative actions and the common interpretation of the rules. - to support the development of efficient administrations in the MP, Overall Development:

8 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 8 1st phase: Information May 2002 - June 2003 2nd phase: Training and Networking July 2003 - May 2005 3rd phase: Deepening/Implementation June 2005 - May 2006 4th phase: Consolidation and Operational June 2006 - December 2007 5th phase: Towards the Free Trade Area January 2008 - May 2009 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market 5 phases of the EuroMed Market Overall Development: 5 phases of the EuroMed Market

9 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 9 Overall Development: The Euro Med Market Programme started its activities following the recommendations of the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial meeting on Trade, Brussels, 29 May 2001, and of the 4th Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Ministers of Industry, Malaga April 2002, based on three major components: -Information and exchange of experiences in order to promote in the Mediterranean Partners legislative action and a shared interpretation of the rules in force. -Training and targeted technical assistance. -Networking and co-operation among administrations of all countries involved. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro-Mediterranean Market

10 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 10 The Euro Med Trade Ministerial Meeting in Palermo on 7 July 2003 encouraged Med Partners to fully utilise the then existing MEDA programmes, such as Euro Med Market, in particular with a view to encouraging greater participation of small and medium enterprises. These recommendations were: Identification of priority sectors; Acquaintance with the applicable EC legislation and conduct a gap analysis on the basis of the existing legislation; Transposition of the necessary framework legislation and sectoral legislation; Creation/Reformation of existing Set up necessary certification and conformity assessment bodies; Identification of the technical assistance needs. Overall Development: EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

11 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 11 Activities: - Regional Conferences (objective to agree the work plan) - Regional seminars (objective define Action Plans) - Regional train-the-trainers seminars, (objective to assist the MPs in drafting a national training programme) - Sub-regional tailor-made seminars (objective to reinforce South-South cooperation) - Bilateral Activities: Study visits, expert missions and twinning. - Studies and publications. Overall Development: EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

12 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 12 The VIIth Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs took place in Luxembourg on 30-31 May 2005 to review the ten years of the Barcelona Process. The Commission issued a Communication entitled “A work programme to meet the challenges of the next five years”. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Overall Development:

13 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 13 3rd phase: Deepening/Implementation June 2005 - May 2006 4th phase: Consolidation and Operational June 2006 - December 2007 5th phase: Towards the Free Trade Area January 2008 - May 2009 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Overall Development:

14 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 14 TOTAL: 125 activities (Not included: 7 general conferences 4 studies 2 publications) 13 34 13 19 10 58 20 EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Overall Development:

15 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 15 NUMBER OF MED PARTICIPANTS BY PRIORITY AREAS TOTAL: 2049 Participants 8% 24% 17% 12% 13% 2% 8% 16% EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

16 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 16 NUMBER OF EU PARTICIPANTS BY PRIORITY AREAS TOTAL: 420 Participants 13% 24% 8% 9% 4% 14% 19% EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

17 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 17 - Updated and upgraded specialised knowledge of MEDA delegates, - Identified training needs - Identified the sectors requiring legislative adjustments in the MPs - Contributed to these adjustments and a possible legislative approximation between the MPs and the EU and between the MPs themselves. - Drafted by each MP of an Action plan and a Training programme in each one of the priority areas. - Promoted networking among all participants, these networks being supported by the programme website (www.euromedmarket.org).www.euromedmarket.org EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

18 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 18 Pan-Euro-Med Protocol on rules of origin. - Promoted a common approach to the interpretation and implementation of Pan –Euro-Med rules of origin among the Mediterranean Partners. - Created a permanent Pan-Euro-Mediterranean group on rules of origin that is addressed by DG Taxud EC. This Group has regular meetings, two per year, with the objective of promoting approximation among the Meda Partners on the Protocol of rules of origin. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

19 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 19 Public Procurement: - Improved MPs knowledge in the field of Public Procurement - Progressed towards approximating the Meda Partners regulations - Reinforced relevant national entities, - Identified areas on technical assistance were required. - The General Authority for Government Services (GAGS) in Egypt lead the permanent representatives of the EuroMed Market Working Group on Public Procurement to attend some regional workshop organised in collaboration with the OECD, UNDP and the World Bank. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

20 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 20 Competition - Put MEDA countries on the agenda of the annual European Competition Day. invited by the Bundeskartellamt to attend the 14th European Competition Day in Munich on March 2007 under the German Presidency of the EU; In 2008, under the French Presidency of the EU, the European Competition Day dedicated a day session to the topic of building a Euro- Mediterranean Competition Policy. - Directly contributed to the creation of Competition Authorities in several Mediterranean Partner countries. - Creation Mediterranean Competition Bulletin EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

21 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 21 Competition Proposals -Setting up a Euro Med Competition Committee (EMCC); offer a permanent multilateral framework in order to address common problems faced by the countries in the region. -Setting up a Mediterranean Competition Network (MCN) virtual network already established in the framework of the EuroMed Market. - Tunisia has offered hosting a regional training centre ; - Morocco is currently working on the creation of a research and documentation centre which could also be of regional scope. - To continue the work under the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme

22 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 22 Customs co-operation and fight against counterfeiting and piracy The volume of seized counterfeited goods has registered an increase. Proposals - to preserve the database of the EuroMed Market Programme with a view to setting up a network for information exchange in this field. - Future training actions focused on good practices in the field of fight against counterfeiting, risk-analysis on counterfeit goods and targeting methods of such goods. - the MPs are invited to harmonise their respective application for action forms. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

23 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 23 Auditing and accounting - Promote convergence towards high quality global financial reporting standards, with special attention to the needs of SMEs - Improve comparability and transparency of consolidated financial information - Support appropriate programmes of: Professional education and training, Quality control and public oversight, to ensure correct implementation of standards EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

24 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 24 Auditing and accounting - to use the study “Towards the Free Trade Area” on this issue as a basis to draft national action plans in this field in each MP. - Setting up a central Euro-Mediterranean entity comprising both representatives of the public and private sectors, with a view to coordinating actions in this field. - The Federation of Mediterranean Accountants (FCM) should start working as hub for EuroMed cooperation activities in the field of auditing and accountancy and be the starting point to create an Accountancy and Auditing Central EuroMed Entity. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme:

25 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 25 Contribution to South-South Cooperation - Agreed to set up an experts’ committee entrusted with drafting an action plan aimed at approximation of existing regulations, harmonise all standards and technical regulations and at ensuring adequate protection in the countries concerned. - Invited on several occasions representatives of the Agadir Secretariat to Meda Market activities.. EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market Objectives achieved at the conclusion of the programme

26 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 26 Euro-Mediterranean networks: Auditing and Accounting: the Federation of Mediterranean Chartered Accountants (FCM), Rome, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), London; Public Procurement: the Italian central purchasing body CONSIP, Rome; Intellectual Property Rights: the French INAO for Geographical indications and the Spanish SGAE for Copyright and related rights, Banking: the Mediterranean Bank Network, Malta, Competition: Mediterranean Competition Network EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

27 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 27 Future Prospects: - Essential condition for the creation FTA in 2010 -new deadline- “RULES APPROXIMATED” in the EuroMediterranean Free Trade Area - Follow up of the EuroMed Market Programme: European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Bilateral projects: TAIEX Institutional Twinning (any Regional initiative) (any Regional initiative) EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

28 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 28 Future Prospects: RELEX information about the evolution of ACCAs and rules RELEX information about the evolution of ACCAs and rules approximation:http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/documents_en.htm#1 approximation:http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/documents_en.htm#1http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/documents_en.htm#1 - New Scenario - Center for Mediterranean Integration (Marseille) - Office de coopération économique pour la Méditerranée et les pays du Golfe. (Marseille) du Golfe. “Network of Networks”(Marseille) - Project - Project of the EuroMediterranean Development Bank (Marseille) - E C / EMPI: Indicative Programme 2011-2013 (Brussels) - Secretariat Union for the Mediterranean(Barcelona) EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

29 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 29 - During the EuroMed Market Programme. Expert. Playing an important role as facilitator in approximation of the rules. Recognised as the Mediterranean Network on Auditing and Accounting The role of FCM: EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

30 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 30 - Final Declaration of the EuroMed Market proposal: The Federation of Mediterranean Accountants (FCM) should start working as hub for EuroMed cooperation activities in the field of auditing and accountancy and be the starting point to create an Accountancy and Auditing Central EuroMed Entity. -After EuroMed Market:. Give its support for an Institutional Twinning to Egypt. FCM calls for a 2nd EuroMed Market Programme and for the continuation of EuroMed cooperation activities. The role of FCM: EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market

31 SECONDO CONGRESSO NAZIONALE DEI DOTTORI COMMERCIALISTI E DEGLI ESPERTI CONTABILI 31 THANK YOU EuroMed Market Programme May 2002 – April 2009 Regional Programme for the Promotion of the Instruments and Mechanisms of the Euro- Mediterranean Market


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