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Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1003 of 13 June 2017 on the duty-free importation of goods intended to be distributed or made available free of charge to victims of the earthquake which occurred in Italy in August and October 2016 (notified under document C(2017) 3865)

C/2017/3865

OJ L 152, 15.6.2017, p. 3–4 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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15.6.2017   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 152/3


COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2017/1003

of 13 June 2017

on the duty-free importation of goods intended to be distributed or made available free of charge to victims of the earthquake which occurred in Italy in August and October 2016

(notified under document C(2017) 3865)

(Only the Italian text is authentic)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 of 16 November 2009 setting up a Community system of reliefs from customs duty (1), and in particular Article 76 thereof,

Having regard to the request made by the Italian Republic dated 14 March 2017 for duty-free importation of goods intended to be made available free of charge to victims of the earthquakes which occurred in Italy in August and October 2016,

Whereas:

(1)

Earthquakes such as those which occurred in Italy on 24 August and 26 and 30 October 2016 constitute a disaster within the meaning of Chapter XVII, Section C, of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009; there is, therefore, reason to authorise duty-free importation of goods which satisfy the requirements of Articles 74 to 80 of the abovementioned Regulation.

(2)

The Italian Republic should inform the Commission of the nature and quantities of the various goods admitted duty-free for the benefit of the victims of the earthquakes which occurred in Italy in 2016, of the organisations it has approved for the distribution or making available of those goods and of the measures taken to prevent the goods from being used otherwise than for disaster relief to those victims.

(3)

Relief of customs duty should be granted in respect of importations from the date of the first earthquake occurrence.

(4)

Other Member States have been consulted as laid down in Article 76 of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

1.   Goods shall be admitted free of import duties within the meaning of Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 where the following conditions are fulfilled:

(a)

the goods are intended for one of the following uses:

(i)

distribution of the goods free of charge to the victims of the earthquake which occurred in Italy in 2016 by the bodies and organisations referred to in point (c);

(ii)

making the goods available to those victims free of charge while the goods remain the property of the organisations in question;

(b)

the goods satisfy the requirements laid down in Articles 75, 78 and 79 of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009;

(c)

the goods are imported for release for free circulation by State bodies or by organisations approved by the competent Italian authorities.

2.   Goods shall also be admitted duty-free within the meaning of Article 2(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 where they are imported for release for free circulation by disaster relief agencies in order to meet their needs during the period of providing disaster relief to the victims of the earthquakes which occurred in Italy in 2016.

Article 2

The Italian Republic shall by 30 September 2017 at the latest communicate the following information to the Commission:

(a)

a list of the approved organisations referred to in Article 1(1);

(b)

information regarding the nature and quantities of the various goods admitted free of duty in pursuance of Article 1;

(c)

measures taken to ensure compliance with Articles 78, 79 and 80 of Regulation (EC) No 1186/2009 with regard to goods falling under the scope of this Decision.

Article 3

Article 1 shall apply to importations made from 24 August 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Italian Republic.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 2017.

For the Commission

Pierre MOSCOVICI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 324, 10.12.2009, p. 23.


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