Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2137/93 of 28 July 1993 fixing the export refunds in the wine sector and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 646/86
OJ L 191, 31.7.1993, p. 91–93 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
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COMMISSION REGULATION (EEC) No 2137/93 of 28 July 1993 fixing the export refunds in the wine sector and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 646/86
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 of 16 March 1987 on the common organization of the market in wine (1), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 1566/93 (2), and in particular Article 56 (4) thereof,
Whereas, pursuant to Article 56 of Regulation (EEC) No 822/87, to the extent necessary to enable the products listed in Article 1 (2) of that Regulation to be exported in an economically significant quantity on the basis of the prices for those products on the world market, the difference between those prices and the prices in the Community may be covered by an export refund; whereas, however, refunds may be granted only for the products specified in Article 1 (2) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 345/79 of 5 February 1979 laying down general rules for granting export refunds on wine and criteria for fixing the amount of such refunds (3), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2009/81 (4);
Whereas, pursuant to Article 2 of Regulation (EEC) No 345/79, refunds are to be fixed having regard to the existing situation and future trends with regard to:
(i) prices and availabilities of the products concerned on the Community market; and
(ii) world market prices for these products;
Whereas account must also be taken of the costs referred to in that Article, of the economic aspects of the proposed exports, of the objectives defined in the said Article and of the need to avoid disturbances on the Community market; whereas, however, when fixing the amount of the refunds applicable to liqueur wines, account should be taken of the difference between Community prices and world market prices in respect only of wine and musts used in the manufacture of liqueur wines, since no such difference is recorded in respect of the other productgs used in the manufacture of the wines in question;
Whereas, pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EEC) No 345/79, Community market prices must be determined on the basis of the most advantageous export prices; whereas the prices referred to in Article 3 (2) must be taken into account when the prices in international trade are being determined;
Whereas the international trade situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund according to the use or destination of a specific product;
Whereas there is at present scope for economically significant exports of concentrated grape musts, table wines other than of type R III and rosé table wines from the Portugieser variety;
Whereas Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3389/81 (5), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3473/82 (6), lays down the detailed rules for the application of export refunds on wine;
Whereas, applying the abovementioned rules to the present market situation, in particular to the prices of wines in the Community and on the world market, the refunds should be fixed as shown in the Annex hereto and Commission Regulation (EEC) No 646/86 of 28 February 1986 fixing the export refunds on wine (7), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3928/92 (8), should be repealed;
Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Wine,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
1. The export refunds provided for in Article 56 of Regulation (EEC) No 822/87 are fixed in the Annex hereto.
2. Regulation (EEC) No 646/86 is repealed.
This Regulation shall enter into force on the 1 September 1993.
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 28 July 1993.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ No L 84, 27. 3. 1987, p. 1.
(2) OJ No L 154, 25. 6. 1993, p. 39.
(3) OJ No L 54, 5. 3. 1979, p. 69.
(4) OJ No L 195, 18. 7. 1981, p. 6.
(5) OJ No L 341, 28. 11. 1981, p. 24.
(6) OJ No L 365, 24. 12. 1982, p. 30.
(7) OJ No L 60, 1. 3. 1986, p. 46.
(8) OJ No L 328, 14. 11. 1992, p. 25.
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(1) The destinations are as follows:
02 All countries of the African continent with the exception of those explicitly excluded under 09;
03 Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
09 All other destinations with the exception of the following third countries and territories:
- all countries of the American continent within the meaning of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 208/93 (OJ No L 25, 2. 2. 1993, p. 11),
- South Africa,
- Turkey, and
- the Republics of Serbia and Montenegro.
(2) Potential alcoholic strength by volume as defined in Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 822/87.
(3) Total alcoholic strength by volume as defined in Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 822/87.
NB: The product codes are defined in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ No L 366, 24. 12. 1987, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 1457/93 (OJ No L 142, 12. 6. 1993, p. 55).