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Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2828/93 of 15 October 1993 laying down common rules on verification of the use and/or destination of imported products falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99

OJ L 258, 16.10.1993, p. 15–16 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
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31993R2828

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2828/93 of 15 October 1993 laying down common rules on verification of the use and/or destination of imported products falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99

Official Journal L 258 , 16/10/1993 P. 0015 - 0016
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 53 P. 0032
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 53 P. 0032


COMMISSION REGULATION (EEC) No 2828/93 of 15 October 1993 laying down common rules on verification of the use and/or destination of imported products falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation No 136/66/EEC of 22 September 1966 on the establishment of a common organization of the market in oils and fats (1), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2046/92 (2), and in particular Article 16 (6) thereof,

Whereas the Annex to Regulation No 136/66/EEC lays down the descriptions and definitions of the olive oils and olive residue oils marketed within each Member State and traded between the Member States and with third countries;

Whereas Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2658/91 (3), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 620/93 (4), lays down the characteristics of olive oils and olive residue oils and the relevant methods of analysis;

Whereas Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (5), whose Annexes I and II were last amended by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2505/93 (6), provides that oils falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99 are to be subject to import duties equal to 15 % of the customs value;

Whereas the physico-chemical characteristics of the oils falling within the abovementioned tariff heading are such as to prevent their being marketed as products accepted for marketing as olive oil; whereas, however, these characteristics may be modified simply by mixing with other oils; whereas, therefore, to ensure that the system of levies on olive oil imports is applied correctly, measures must be taken to ensure that oils falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99 cannot be diverted from the uses to which they must be put;

Whereas Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3566/92 (7), on the documents to be used for the purpose of implementing Community measures entailing verification of the use and/or destination of goods supplies the customs instruments needed in order to monitor the movement of imported oils within the Community and to prevent their being diverted to uses not provided for in the agricultural legislation applicable to the sector in question; whereas applying that Regulation in the case of imports of oils falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99 may reduce the risk which currently exists until the special rules for the application of the Common Customs Tariff are amended;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Oils and Fats,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The placing in free circulation of oils falling within CN codes 1515 90 59 and 1515 90 99 shall be subject to the issue of a T5 control copy in accordance with the procedure laid down in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3566/92.

The customs office where the customs formalities for release to free circulation are completed shall issue the T5 control copy after a security has been provided which is equal to the difference between the amount of customs duties paid and the amount of the minimum levy applicable, on the day on which the import declaration is accepted, to olive oil falling within CN code 1509 10 10, plus the amount of the security referred to in Article 17 of Commision Regulation (EEC) No 2677/85 (8) applicable on the same date to the product.

Article 2

Member States shall take all necessary steps to ensure that:

- the destination and/or use of the oils is verified,

- products placed in free circulation are not stored with other oils or fats.

Article 3

Products placed in free circulation shall be regarded as having met the requirements concerning use and/or destination where, except cases of force majeure, within 12 months:

- the have been placed, either in the unaltered state or after processing, in packagings with a content of not more than five litres as oils other than olive oils,

or

- they have been used or processed into products other than olive oils.

The intervention agency shall be responsible for verifying the use and/or destination of the products concerned, unless the competent authorities of the Member States designate another control body.

The security referred to in Article 1 shall be released on presentation of the T5 control copy duly certified by the bodies which checked the operations in respect of which the T5 control copy was issued.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall also apply to products which, on the date on which it enters into force, have been placed in free circulation but are still stored in customs warehouses.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 15 October 1993.

For the Commission

René STEICHEN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No 172, 30. 9. 1966, p. 3025/66.

(2) OJ No L 215, 30. 7. 1992, p. 1.

(3) OJ No L 248, 5. 9. 1991, p. 1.

(4) OJ No L 66, 18. 3. 1993, p. 29.

(5) OJ No L 256, 7. 9. 1987, p. 1.

(6) OJ No L 267, 14. 9. 1992, p. 1.

(7) OJ No L 362, 11. 12. 1992, p. 11.

(8) OJ No L 254, 25. 9. 1985, p. 5.

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