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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1010/2006 of 3 July 2006 on certain exceptional market support measures in the eggs and poultry sector in certain Member States

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4.7.2006   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 180/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1010/2006

of 3 July 2006

on certain exceptional market support measures in the eggs and poultry sector in certain Member States

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75 of 29 October 1975 on the common organisation of the market in eggs (1), and in particular point (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 14(1) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75 of 29 October 1975 on the common organisation of the market in poultrymeat (2), and in particular point (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 14(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Because of occurrences of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in areas near the Community since the autumn of 2005 and in several Member States since February 2006, the consumption of poultrymeat and, to a lesser extent, of eggs, has fallen appreciably in some Member States.

(2)

The sharp and significant fall in the consumption of poultrymeat has led to a fall in prices. The poultrymeat market has suffered serious disruption as a result.

(3)

Since this serious market disruption is directly linked to a loss of consumer confidence arising from risks to animal health, it is justified, at the request of the Member States concerned, to adopt exceptional market support measures as referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75 and Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75 and to grant aid to offset part of the financial losses resulting from the destruction of eggs for hatching or chicks, the early partial slaughter of breeding flocks, the temporary fall in production, or the slaughter of ready-to-lay pullets, given the preventive biosafety measures imposed by some Member States.

(4)

The compensation paid for eggs for hatching that are processed into egg products must be less than that for eggs for hatching that are destroyed.

(5)

The maximum quantities eligible for financial compensation in respect of each exceptional market support measure should be fixed by the Commission after scrutinising the applications received from Member States.

(6)

The measures adopted pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75 and Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75 have been in force since 11 May 2006. This Regulation should therefore also be applicable from that date.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Poultrymeat and Eggs,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   The destruction of eggs for hatching falling within CN codes 0407 00 11 and 0407 00 19 shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, for the destruction referred to in paragraph 1, subject to both the maximum number of pieces laid down in Annex I and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of:

(a)

EUR 0,15 per ‘standard chicken’ egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 19;

(b)

EUR 0,23 per ‘free range chicken’ egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 19;

(c)

EUR 0,23 per guinea fowl egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 19;

(d)

EUR 0,35 per duck egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 19;

(e)

EUR 0,66 per turkey egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 11;

(f)

EUR 1,20 per goose egg for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 11.

Article 2

1.   The processing of eggs for hatching falling within CN code 0407 00 19 shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure under Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, for the processing referred to in paragraph 1, subject to both the maximum number of pieces laid down in Annex II and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be that provided for in Article 1(2), in each case less EUR 0,03 per egg for hatching, or less the selling price if the latter exceeds EUR 0,03.

Article 3

1.   The destruction of chicks falling within CN codes 0105 11, 0105 12 and 0105 19 shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure under Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, for the destruction referred to in paragraph 1, subject to both the maximum number of pieces laid down in Annex III and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of:

(a)

EUR 0,24 per ‘chicken’ chick;

(b)

EUR 0,40 per ‘guinea fowl’ chick;

(c)

EUR 0,54 per ‘duck’ chick;

(d)

EUR 0,85 per ‘turkey’ chick;

(e)

EUR 1,50 per ‘goose’ chick.

Article 4

1.   The slaughter of part of a breeding flock shall, where it is brought forward by six weeks or more in order to reduce the production of eggs for hatching falling within CN codes 0105 92 00, 0105 93 00, 0105 99 10, 0105 99 20, 0105 99 30 and 0105 99 50, be regarded as an exceptional market support measure pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75, provided no bird is then put into production at the location in question during that period.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, for the early slaughter referred to in paragraph 1, subject to both the maximum number of pieces laid down in Annex IV and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of:

(a)

EUR 3,2 per breeding hen falling within CN codes 0105 92 00 and 0105 93 00;

(b)

EUR 3,2 per breeding duck falling within CN code 0105 99 10;

(c)

EUR 30 per breeding goose falling within CN code 0105 99 20;

(d)

EUR 15 per breeding turkey hen falling within CN code 0105 99 30;

(e)

EUR 5 per breeding guinea hen falling within CN code 0105 99 50.

Article 5

1.   Voluntarily extending stamping out (depopulation) beyond a three-week period shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75, provided no bird is then put into production during that period.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, per m2 and week of depopulation over and above three weeks for poultry farms, subject to both the maximum surface area laid down in Annex V and the time limits specified therein, for extending the period of depopulation as referred to in paragraph 1.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of:

(a)

EUR 0,46/m2 per week in the case of broiler farms;

(b)

EUR 0,41/m2 per week in the case of turkey farms;

(c)

EUR 0,62/m2 per week in the case of duck farms;

(d)

EUR 0,41/m2 per week in the case of guinea fowl farms.

3.   Member States which have already granted compensation for the surface areas concerned shall ensure that any amounts already paid at national level are deducted from the compensation provided for in paragraph 2.

Article 6

1.   Voluntarily lowering production by placing fewer chicks in order to reduce density shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure under Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, per bird by which the actual production falls below that of a normal production cycle on each specific production site, subject to both the maximum number of birds laid down in Annex VI and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of:

(a)

EUR 0,20 per bird in the case of broiler farms;

(b)

EUR 1,24 per bird in the case of turkey farms;

(c)

EUR 0,75 per bird in the case of duck farms;

(d)

EUR 0,40 per bird in the case of guinea fowl farms.

Article 7

1.   The early slaughter of ready-to-lay pullets shall be regarded as an exceptional market support measure pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75.

2.   Compensation shall be payable, in respect of each Member State concerned, for slaughter as referred to in paragraph 1, subject to both the maximum number of birds laid down in Annex VII and the time limits specified therein.

The maximum level of compensation shall be set at a flat rate of EUR 3,2 per ready-to-lay pullet.

Article 8

Member States which have communicated to the Commission amounts of partial compensation that are lower than those payable under Articles 1 to 7 must limit themselves to the amounts they have communicated.

Article 9

The operative event for the conversion rate for the aids referred to in this Regulation shall be the first working day in May 2006.

The conversion rate to be used shall be the rate most recently fixed by the European Central Bank prior to the operative event.

Article 10

Expenditure incurred by Member States in respect of the payments referred to in Articles 1 to 7 shall not be eligible for Community funding pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2771/75 and Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 2777/75, unless the payments are made to the recipients by the Member States before 31 December 2006.

Article 11

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

It shall apply from 11 May 2006.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in every Member State.

Done at Brussels, 3 July 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 282, 1.11.1975, p. 49. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 679/2006 (OJ L 119, 4.5.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 282, 1.11.1975, p. 77. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 679/2006.


ANNEX I

Maximum number of eggs for hatching, by Member State

 

Standard chicken

‘Quality label’ chicken

Guinea fowl

Turkey

Duck

Goose

Period of application

BE

CZ

19 522 800

126 515

587 034

25 181

2/2006-4/2006

DK

DE

1 500 000

1/2006-4/2006

EE

EL

15 975 000

200 000

10/2005-4/2006

ES

7 800 000

10/2005–4/2006

FR

60 000 000

21 450 000

4 166 000

4 960 000

2 663 000

12/2005-4/2006

IE

400 000

170 000

1/2006-4/2006

IT

5 635 600

413 300

195 600

35 550

17 800

9/2005-4/2006

CY

442 000

10/2005-4/2006

LV

LT

LU

HU

12 705 000

11/2005-4/2006

MT

NL

AT

2 500 000

1/2006-4/2006

PL

2 141 098

621 586

77 029

10/2005-4/2006

PT

6 000 000

10/2005-3/2006

SI

SK

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX II

Maximum number of eggs for hatching processed, by Member State

 

Chicken

Period of application

BE

CZ

DK

DE

EE

EL

ES

1 800 000

10/2005-4/2006

FR

IE

IT

16 364 500

9/2005-4/2006

CY

LV

LT

LU

HU

8 390 000

11/2005-4/2006

MT

NL

25 000 000

12/2005-4/2006

AT

PL

64 594 006

10/2005-4/2006

PT

SI

SK

1 145 000

10/2005-4/2006

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX III

Maximum number of chicks, by Member State

 

Chicken

Guinea fowl

Turkey

Duck

Goose

Period of application

BE

CZ

DK

DE

EE

EL

4 138 440

10 000

10/2005-4/2006

ES

FR

IE

IT

13 537 800

894 200

147 200

89 000

44 500

9/2005-4/2006

CY

143 725

10/2005-4/2006

LV

LT

LU

HU

2 000 000

11/2005-4/2006

MT

NL

AT

PL

PT

4 000 000

10/2005-3/2006

SI

SK

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX IV

Maximum number of breeding birds slaughtered, by Member State

 

Chicken

Guinea fowl

Turkey

Duck

Goose

Period of application

BE

CZ

635 000

11 000

10 000

20 000

2/2006-4/2006

DK

DE

40 000

1/2006-4/2006

EE

EL

454 300

16 000

10/2005-4/2006

ES

151 000

10/2005-11/2005

FR

1 400 000

60 000

130 000

60 000

1/2006-4/2006

IE

94 500

9 100

1/2006-4/2006

IT

1 746 000

10 700

41 800

2 200

1 250

9/2005-4/2006

CY

LV

LT

LU

HU

55 000

11/2005-4/2006

MT

NL

1 293 750

12/2005-4/2006

AT

PL

1 060 109

10/2005-4/2006

PT

300 000

10/2005-3/2006

SI

SK

22 000

10/2005-4/2006

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX V

Maximum number of m2 and weeks, by Member State

 

Chicken

Guinea fowl

Turkey

Duck

Period of application

BE

CZ

DK

DE

EE

EL

2 350 000

 

7 weeks, between 10/2005 and 4/2006

ES

FR

2 200 000

16 weeks, between 10/2005 and 4/2006

IE

IT

CY

LV

LT

LU

HU

203 178

30 000

15 000

16 weeks, between 11/2005 and 4/2006

MT

NL

AT

PL

PT

489 130

4 weeks, between 10/2005 and 3/2006

SI

SK

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX VI

Maximum number of birds, by Member State

 

Chicken

Guinea fowl

Turkey

Duck

Period of application

BE

 

CZ

9 180 000

70 000

300 000

2/2006-4/2006

DK

DE

EE

EL

ES

15 000 000

10/2005-3/2006

FR

IE

2 000 000

439 000

350 000

1/2006-4/2006

IT

CY

2 626 075

11/2005-4/2006

LV

LT

LU

HU

 

 

 

 

 

MT

NL

23 000 000

12/2005-4/2006

AT

4 500 000

10/2005-4/2006

PL

PT

SI

SK

4 734 800

10/2005-4/2006

FI

SE

UK


ANNEX VII

Maximum number of ‘ready-to-lay pullets’, by Member State

 

Ready-to-lay pullets

Period of application

BE

CZ

DK

DE

1 000 000

1/2006-4/2006

EE

EL

ES

FR

IE

IT

CY

LV

LT

LU

HU

 

 

MT

NL

AT

850 000

10/2005-4/2006

PL

PT

SI

SK

FI

SE

UK


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