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2003/95/EC: Council Decision of 27 January 2003 on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part, on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products — PECA
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  • Date of document: 27/01/2003
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32003D0095

2003/95/EC: Council Decision of 27 January 2003 on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part, on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products — PECA

Official Journal L 036 , 12/02/2003 P. 0015 - 0016


Council Decision

of 27 January 2003

on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part, on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products - PECA

(2003/95/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof, in conjunction with the first sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 300(2), the first sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 300(3) and Article 300(4) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission(1),

Whereas:

(1) The Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia of the other part(2), entered into force on 1 February 1999.

(2) Article 76(2) of the Europe Agreement provides that cooperation in the fields of standardisation and conformity assessment is to seek to achieve the conclusion of agreements on mutual recognition.

(3) Article 114(2) of the Europe Agreement provides that the Association Council may delegate to the Association Committee any of its powers.

(4) Article 2 of Decision 1999/144/EC, ECSC, Euratom of the Council and the Commission of 21 December 1998 on the conclusion of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part(3), provides for the Community decision-making procedures and for the presentation of the Community position in the Association Council and in the Association Committee.

(5) Article 14 of Decision No 1/1999 of the Association Council between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part of 22 February 1999 on its rules of procedure(4) provides that the Association Committee may set up further subcommittees or groups to assist in carrying out its duties.

(6) The Protocol to the Europe Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products, was signed in Brussels on 26 November 2002, on behalf of the Community, and should be approved.

(7) Certain tasks for implementation have been conferred on the Association Council and in particular the power to amend the Annexes to the Protocol.

(8) The appropriate internal procedures should be established to ensure the proper functioning of the Protocol.

(9) It is necessary to empower the Commission to make certain technical amendments to this Protocol and to take certain decisions for its implementation,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Protocol to the Europe Agreement with the Republic of Slovenia on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (hereinafter referred to as the Protocol), as well as the declaration annexed to the Final Act thereto, are hereby approved on behalf of the European Community.

The text of the Protocol, and of the declaration annexed to the Final Act thereto, is attached to this Decision.

Article 2

The President of the Council shall, on behalf of the Community, transmit the diplomatic note provided for in Article 17 of the Protocol(5).

Article 3

1. After consultation with the special committee appointed by the Council, the Commission shall:

(a) carry into effect the notifications, acknowledgements, suspensions and withdrawals of bodies, and appointments of joint team or teams of experts, in accordance with Articles 10, 11 and 14, indent (c) of the Protocol;

(b) bring about the consultations, exchange of information, the requests for verifications and for participation in verifications, in accordance with Articles 3, 12 and 14, (d) and (e), and Sections III and IV of the Annexes to the Protocol concerning electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, machinery and gas appliances;

(c) if necessary, reply to requests in accordance with Article 11, Sections III and IV of the Annexes to the Protocol concerning electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, machinery and gas appliances.

2. Following consultation of the special committee referred to in paragraph 1, the Commission shall determine the position to be taken by the Community in the Association Council and, where applicable, in the Association Committee, with regard to:

(a) amendments to the Annexes in accordance with Article 14(a) of the Protocol;

(b) addition of new Annexes in accordance with Article 14(b) of the Protocol;

(c) any decisions regarding disagreements on the results of the verifications and the suspensions, in part or totally, of any notified body in accordance with the second and third subparagraphs of Article 11 of the Protocol;

(d) any measures taken in the application of the safeguard clauses in Section IV of the Annexes of the Protocol concerning electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility, machinery and gas appliances;

(e) any measures concerning the verification, suspension, or withdrawal of industrial products as having mutual acceptance under Article 4 of the Protocol.

3. In all other cases the position to be taken by the Community in the Association Council and, where applicable, in the Association Committee, with regard to this Protocol shall be determined by the Council, acting by qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission.

Done at Brussels, 27 January 2003.

For the Council

The President

G. Papandreou

(1) OJ C 291, 26.11.2002, p. 250.

(2) OJ L 51, 26.2.1999, p. 3.

(3) OJ L 51, 26.2.1999, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 96, 10.4.1999, p. 13.

(5) The date of entry into force of the Protocol will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union by the General Secretariat of the Council.

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