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Consolidated text: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1613/2000 of 24 July 2000 derogating from Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalised preferences to take account of the special situation of Laos regarding certain exports of textiles to the Community

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1613/2000

of 24 July 2000

derogating from Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalised preferences to take account of the special situation of Laos regarding certain exports of textiles to the Community

(OJ L 185, 25.7.2000, p.38)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 291/2002 of 15 February 2002

  L 46

12

16.2.2002

 M2

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2186/2004 of 20 December 2004

  L 373

14

21.12.2004

 M3

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1806/2006 of 7 December 2006

  L 343

69

8.12.2006

►M4

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1236/2008 of 11 December 2008

  L 334

53

12.12.2008


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 216, 26.8.2000, p. 20  (1613/00)




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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1613/2000

of 24 July 2000

derogating from Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalised preferences to take account of the special situation of Laos regarding certain exports of textiles to the Community



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code ( 1 ), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 955/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ), and in particular Article 249 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code ( 3 ), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1662/1999 ( 4 ), and in particular Article 76 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Council Regulation (EC) No 2820/98 of 21 December 1998 applying a multiannual scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 1 July 1999 to 31 December 2001 ( 5 ), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1310/2000 ( 6 ), the Community gave such preferences to Laos.

(2)

Articles 67 to 97 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 establish the definition of the concept of originating products to be used for the purposes of generalised tariff preferences. Article 76 of that Regulation provides, however, for derogations to those provisions in favour of least-developed GSP-beneficiary countries which submit an appropriate request to that effect to the Community.

(3)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 1537/1999 ( 7 ), Laos obtained such a derogation for certain textiles, for the period from 15 July 1999 to 14 July 2000.

(4)

The request submitted by Laos satisfies the requirements of Article 76 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93. ►C1  In particular, the introduction ◄ of quantitative conditions (on an annual basis) reflecting the Community market's capacity to absorb the Lao products, Laos's export-capacity and actual recorded trade flows, is such as to prevent injury to the corresponding branches of Community industry. The derogation should be adapted, however, with reference to the economic needs.

(5)

In order to encourage regional cooperation among beneficiary countries, it is desirable to provide that the raw materials to be used in Laos in the context of this derogation should originate in countries belonging to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (except Myanmar), to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) or to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement.

(6)

The open and effective administration of these measures should be ensured by applying the relevant provisions, for the management of tariff quotas, laid down in Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1427/97 ( 8 ).

(7)

Any demand to extend application of the derogation beyond the quantities provided for must be considered in consultation with the Lao authorities.

(8)

To be fully effective, the derogation should be granted for a reasonable length of time, that is, until 31 December 2001 when Regulation (EC) No 2820/98 expires.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Customs Code Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



Article 1

1.  By way of derogation from Articles 67 to 97 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, products listed in the Annex to this Regulation which are manufactured in Laos from woven fabric (woven items) or yarn (knitted items) imported into that country and originating in a country belonging to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (except Myanmar), to the ►C1  South Asian Association ◄ for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) or to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement shall be regarded as originating in Laos in accordance with the arrangements set out below.

2.  For the purposes of paragraph 1, products shall be considered as originating in ASEAN or SAARC when they are obtained in these countries according to the rules of origin provided for in Articles 67 to 97 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, or as originating in the beneficiary countries of the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement when they are obtained in those countries according to the rules of origin provided in Protocol No 1 to the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement ( 9 ).

3.  The competent authorities of Laos shall undertake to take all of the necessary measures to ensure compliance with the provisions of paragraph 2.

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Article 2

The derogation provided for in Article 1 shall apply to products transported directly from Laos and imported into the Community up to the annual quantities listed in the Annex against each product during the period from 15 July 2000 until the date of application of an amendment to Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalised preferences, but in any event that derogation shall cease to apply on 31 December 2010.

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Article 3

The quantities referred to in Article 2 shall be managed by the Commission, in accordance with the provisions laid down in Articles 308a to 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 4

When drawings under Article 3 account for 80 % of the quantities shown in the Annex, the Commission, in consultation with the Lao authorities, shall consider whether it is necessary to extend application of the derogation beyond those quantities.

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Article 5

1.  The competent authorities of Laos shall take the necessary steps to carry out quantitative checks on exports of the products referred to in Article 1.

2.  The following shall be entered in box 4 of certificates of origin form A issued by the competent authorities of Laos pursuant to this Regulation: ‘Derogation — Regulation (EC) No 1613/2000’.

3.  The competent authorities of Laos shall forward to the Commission every month a statement of the quantities in respect of which certificates of origin form A have been issued pursuant to this Regulation and the serial numbers of those certificates.

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Article 6

In case of doubt, the Member States may demand a copy of the document certifying the origin of the materials used in Laos under this derogation. Such a demand may be made at the time of entry into free circulation of the goods benefiting from this Regulation, or within the framework of the administrative cooperation for which provision is made in Article 94 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 7

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

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




ANNEX



Order No

Textile category

Combined Nomenclature

Description of goods

Quantity (1.1 to 31.12)

09.8003

6

6203 41 10

6203 41 90

6203 42 31

6203 42 33

6203 42 35

6203 42 90

6203 43 19

6203 43 90

6203 49 19

6203 49 50

6204 61 10

6204 62 31

6204 62 33

6204 62 39

6204 63 18

6204 69 18

6211 32 42

6211 33 42

6211 42 42

6211 43 42

Men's or boys' woven breeches, shorts other than swimwear and trousers (including slacks); women's or girls' woven trousers and slacks, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; lower parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

4 068 169 pieces

09.8004

7

6106 10 00

6106 20 00

6106 90 10

6206 20 00

6206 30 00

6206 40 00

Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, whether or not knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

477 193 pieces

09.8005

8

6205 10 00

6205 20 00

6205 30 00

Men's or boys' shirts, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

597 073 pieces

09.8006

10

6111 10 10

6111 20 10

6111 30 10

ex611190 00

6116 10 20

6116 10 80

6116 91 00

6116 92 00

6116 93 00

6116 99 00

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

1 110 pairs

09.8007

12

6115 12 00

6115 19 00

6115 20 11

6115 20 90

6115 91 00

6115 92 00

6115 93 10

6115 93 30

6115 93 99

6115 99 00

Panty-hose and tights, stockings, understockings, socks, ankle-socks, sockettes and the like, knitted or crocheted, other than for babies, including stockings for varicose veins, other than products of category 70

1 100 pairs

09.8009

14

6201 11 00

ex620112 10

ex620112 90

ex620113 10

ex620113 90

6210 20 00

Men's or boys' woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres (other than parkas of category 21)

26 112 pieces

09.8010

15

6202 11 00

ex620212 10

ex620212 90

ex620213 10

ex620213 90

6204 31 00

6204 32 90

6204 33 90

6204 39 19

6210 30 00

Women's or girls' woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes; jackets and blazers, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres (other than parkas of category 21)

268 877 pieces

09.8011

16

6203 11 00

6203 12 00

6203 19 10

6203 19 30

6203 21 00

6203 22 80

6203 23 80

6203 29 18

6211 32 31

6211 33 31

Men's or boys' suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski-suits; men's or boys' tracksuits with lining, with an outer shell of a single identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

84 516 pieces

09.8012

17

6203 31 00

6203 32 90

6203 33 90

6203 39 19

Men's or boys' jackets and blazers, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

46 016 pieces

09.8013

18

6207 11 00

6207 19 00

6207 21 00

6207 22 00

6207 29 00

6207 91 10

6207 91 90

6207 92 00

6207 99 00

Men's or boys' singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

54 tonnes

6208 11 00

6208 19 10

6208 19 90

6208 21 00

6208 22 00

6208 29 00

6208 91 11

6208 91 19

6208 91 90

6208 92 00

6208 99 00

ex621210 10

►C1  Women's or girls' singlets ◄ and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

09.8014

21

ex620112 10

ex620112 90

ex620113 10

ex620113 90

6201 91 00

6201 92 00

6201 93 00

ex620212 10

ex620212 90

ex620213 10

ex620213 90

6202 91 00

6202 92 00

6202 93 00

6211 32 41

6211 33 41

6211 42 41

6211 43 41

Parkas; anoraks, wind-cheaters, waister jackets and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; upper parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

576 236 pieces

09.8016

26

6104 41 00

6104 42 00

6104 43 00

6104 44 00

6204 41 00

6204 42 00

6204 43 00

6204 44 00

Women's or girls' dresses, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

173 262 pieces

09.8017

27

6104 51 00

6104 52 00

6104 53 00

6104 59 00

6204 51 00

6204 52 00

6204 53 00

6204 59 10

Women's or girls' skirts, including divided skirts

355 733 pieces

09.8019

29

6204 11 00

6204 12 00

6204 13 00

6204 19 10

6204 21 00

6204 22 80

6204 23 80

6204 29 18

6211 42 31

6211 43 31

Women's or girls' suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski-suits; women's or girls' tracksuits with lining, with an outer shell of an identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

112 953 pieces

09.8020

31

ex621210 10

6212 10 90

Brassières, woven, knitted or crocheted

1 100 pieces

09.8021

68

6111 10 90

6111 20 90

6111 30 90

ex611190 00

ex620910 00

ex620920 00

ex620930 00

ex620990 00

Babies' garments and clothing accessories, excluding babies' gloves, mittens and mitts of categories 10 and 87, and babies' stockings, socks and sockettes, other than knitted or crocheted, of category 88

443 tonnes

09.8023

72

6112 31 10

6112 31 90

6112 39 10

6112 39 90

6112 41 10

6112 41 90

6112 49 10

6112 49 90

6211 11 00

6211 12 00

Swimwear, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

15 196 pieces

09.8027

76

6203 22 10

6203 23 10

6203 29 11

6203 32 10

6203 33 10

6203 39 11

6203 42 11

6203 42 51

6203 43 11

6203 43 31

6203 49 11

6203 49 31

6211 32 10

6211 33 10

Men's or boys' industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

41 tonnes

6204 22 10

6204 23 10

6204 29 11

6204 32 10

6204 33 10

6204 39 11

6204 62 11

6204 62 51

6204 63 11

6204 63 31

6204 69 11

6204 69 31

6211 42 10

6211 43 10

Women's or girls' aprons, smock-overalls and other industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

09.8028

78

6203 41 30

6203 42 59

6203 43 39

6203 49 39

6204 61 80

6204 61 90

6204 62 59

6204 62 90

6204 63 39

6204 63 90

6204 69 39

6204 69 50

6210 40 00

6210 50 00

6211 31 00

6211 32 90

6211 33 90

6211 41 00

6211 42 90

6211 43 90

Garments, other than knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 29, 68, 72, 76 and 77

452 tonnes

09.8030

84

6214 20 00

6214 30 00

6214 40 00

6214 90 10

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,1 tonnes

09.8031

86

6212 20 00

6212 30 00

6212 90 00

Corsets, corset-belts, suspender-belts, braces, suspenders, garters and the like, and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted

1 100 pieces

09.8034

159

6204 49 10

6206 10 00

Dresses, blouses and shirt-blouses, not knitted or crocheted, ►C1  of silk or of silk waste ◄

4 tonnes

6214 10 00

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or of silk-waste

6215 10 00

Ties, bow-ties and cravats, of silk or of silk-waste

09.8035

161

6201 19 00

6201 99 00

6202 19 00

6202 99 00

6203 19 90

6203 29 90

6203 39 90

6203 49 90

6204 19 90

6204 29 90

6204 39 90

6204 49 90

6204 59 90

6204 69 90

6205 90 10

6205 90 90

6206 90 10

6206 90 90

ex621120 00

6211 39 00

6211 49 00

Garments, not knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and of category 159

69 tonnes

09.8036

20

6302 21 00

6302 22 90

6302 29 90

6302 31 10

6302 31 90

6302 32 90

6302 39 90

Bed linen, other than knitted or crocheted

1,1 tonnes

09.8037

40

ex630391 00

ex630392 90

ex630399 90

6304 19 10

ex630419 90

6304 92 00

ex630493 00

ex630499 00

Woven curtains (including drapes, interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles), other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,1 tonnes

09.8038

91

6306 21 00

6306 22 00

6306 29 00

Tents

1,1 tonnes

09.8039

109

6306 11 00

6306 12 00

6306 19 00

6306 31 00

6306 39 00

Tarpaulins, sails, awnings and sunblinds

11 tonnes

09.8040

110

6306 41 00

6306 49 00

Woven pneumatic mattresses

1,1 tonnes

09.8041

111

6306 91 00

6306 99 00

Camping goods, woven, other than pneumatic mattresses and tents

1,1 tonnes



( 1 ) OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1.

( 2 ) OJ L 119, 7.5.1999, p. 1.

( 3 ) OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

( 4 ) OJ L 197, 29.7.1999, p. 25.

( 5 ) OJ L 357, 30.12.1998, p. 1.

( 6 ) OJ L 148, 22.6.2000, p. 28.

( 7 ) OJ L 178, 14.7.1999, p. 26.

( 8 ) OJ L 196, 24.7.1997, p. 31.

( 9 ) Not yet published in the Official Journal.

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