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Document 32006R0711

Council Regulation (EC) No 711/2006 of 20 March 2006 concerning the implementation of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union, amending and supplementing Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

OJ L 124, 11.5.2006, p. 1–7 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 294M, 25.10.2006, p. 40–46 (MT)

This document has been published in a special edition(s) (BG, RO, HR)

Legal status of the document In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 12/05/2006

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2006/711/oj

11.5.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 124/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 711/2006

of 20 March 2006

concerning the implementation of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union, amending and supplementing Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (1) established a goods nomenclature, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Combined Nomenclature’, and set out the conventional duty rates of the Common Customs Tariff.

(2)

By Decision 2006/333/EC of 20 March 2006 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union (2) the Council approved the said Agreement on behalf of the Community, with a view to closing negotiations initiated pursuant to Article XXIV:6 of GATT 1994.

(3)

Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 should therefore be amended and supplemented accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 shall be amended as follows:

(a)

in Part two, Schedule of customs duties, the duty rates shall be amended as shown in point (a) of the Annex to this Regulation;

(b)

Annex 7 of Section III of Part three, WTO Tariff Quotas to be opened by the competent Community authorities, shall be amended with the duties and supplemented with the volumes following the terms and conditions shown in point (b) of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

Article 1, point (b) shall apply six weeks from the date of the publication of this Regulation.

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

Done at Brussels, 20 March 2006.

For the Council

The President

U. PLASSNIK


(1)   OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 486/2006 (OJ L 88, 25.3.2006, p. 1).

(2)  See page 13 of this Official Journal.


ANNEX

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording for the description of the products is to be considered as having no more than an indicative value, the concessions being determined, within the context of this Annex, by the coverage of the CN codes as they exist at the time of adoption of the current Regulation. Where ex CN codes are indicated, the concessions are to be determined by application of the CN code and corresponding description taken together.

(a)

In Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, Part two, Schedule of customs duties, the duty rates are the following:

CN code

Description

Duty rate

Tariff item number 0304 20 58

Frozen fillets of hake

Bound duty of 6,1 %

Tariff item number 0304 20 85

Frozen fillets of Alaska pollack (Theragra chalcogramma)

Bound duty of 14,2 %

Tariff item number 0304 90 05

Surimi

Bound duty of 14,2 %

Tariff item number 2106 10 80

Protein concentrates

Elimination of the ad valorem duty of 9 %

Tariff item number 3920 91 00

Polyvinyl butyral

Bound duty of 6,1 %

Tariff item number 7609 00 00

Aluminium tube

Bound duty of 5,9 %

Tariff number 8102 96 00

Molybdenum wire

Bound duty of 6,1 %

(b)

Annex 7, WTO Tariff Quotas to be opened by the competent Community authorities, Part three, Section III of Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, the other terms and conditions are the following:

CN code

Description

Other terms and conditions

Tariff item numbers 0102 90 05 , 0102 90 29 , 0102 90 49 , 0102 90 59 , 0102 90 69 , 0102 90 79

Live bovine animals, bulls, cows and heifers (other than for slaughter) of the following mountain breeds: spotted Simmental, Schwyz and Fribourg

Adjust the EC tariff rate quota (erga omnes) to 711 heads, in-quota rate 4 %

Tariff item numbers 0102 90 05 , 0102 90 29 , 0102 90 49 , 0102 90 59 , 0102 90 69

Live bovine animals, heifers and cows (other than for slaughter) of the following mountain breeds: grey, brown, yellow, spotted Simmental and Pinzgau

Adjust the EC tariff rate quota (erga omnes) to 710 heads, in-quota rate 6 %

Tariff item numbers 0102 90 05 , 0102 90 29 , 0102 90 49

Live bovine animals weighing 300 kg or less intended for fattening

Adjust the EC tariff rate quota (erga omnes) to 24 070 heads, in-quota rate 16 % + EUR 582/t

Tariff item numbers 0104 10 30 , 0104 10 80 , 0104 20 90

Live sheep, other than pure-bred breeding animals

Adjust the EC tariff rate quota to 5 676 tonnes, in-quota rate 10 %

Tariff item numbers 0202 20 30 , 0202 30 , 0206 29 91

Meat of bovine animals, frozen; un-separated or separated forequarters; boneless and edible offal of bovine animals, frozen; thick skirt and thin skirt. The meat imported shall be used for processing

Add 4 003 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers ex 0203 19 55 and ex 0203 29 55

Frozen boneless hams and loins

Open a country allocated (US) tariff rate quota 4 722 tonnes, in-quota rate EUR 250/t

Tariff item numbers ex 0203 19 55 , ex 0203 29 55

Frozen boneless hams and loins

Add 1 265 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers 0203 11 10 , 0203 21 10

Carcasses and half carcasses of domestic swine, fresh, chilled or frozen

Add 67 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers 0203 12 11 , 0203 12 19 , 0203 19 11 , 0203 19 13 , 0203 19 15 , 0203 19 55 , 0203 19 59 , 0203 22 11 , 0203 22 19 , 0203 29 11 , 0203 29 13 , 0203 29 15 , 0203 29 55 , 0203 29 59

Cuts of domestic swine, fresh, chilled or frozen, with or without bone, excluding tenderloin, presented separately

Add 35 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers and in-quota rates (see footnote (1))

Poultry

Open a country allocated (US) tariff rate quota 16 665 tonnes

Tariff item numbers 0207 11 10 , 0207 11 30 , 0207 11 90 , 0207 12 10 , 0207 12 90

Chicken carcasse, fresh, chilled or frozen

Add 49 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers 0207 13 10 , 0207 13 20 , 0207 13 30 , 0207 13 40 , 0207 13 50 , 0207 13 60 , 0207 13 70 , 0207 14 20 , 0207 14 30 , 0207 14 40 , 0207 14 60

Chicken cuts, fresh, chilled or frozen

Add 4 070 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 0207 14 10

Cuts of fowl

Add 1 605 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota, in quota rate EUR 795/t

Tariff item numbers 0207 24 10 , 0207 24 90 , 0207 25 10 , 0207 25 90 , 0207 26 10 , 0207 26 20 , 0207 26 30 , 0207 26 40 , 0207 26 50 , 0207 26 60 , 0207 26 70 , 0207 26 80 , 0207 27 30 , 0207 27 40 , 0207 27 50 , 0207 27 60 , 0207 27 70

Turkey meat, fresh, chilled or frozen

Add 201 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers 0207 27 10 , 0207 27 20 , 0207 27 80

Turkey cuts, frozen

Add 2 485 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers ex 0406 10 20 , ex 0406 10 80

Pizza cheese

Add 60 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers ex 0406 30 10 , 0406 90 13

Emmentaler

Add 38 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers ex 0406 30 10 , 0406 90 15

Gruyère, sbrinz

Add 213 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 0406 90 01

Cheese for processing

Add 7 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 0406 90 21

Cheddar

Add 5 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers ex 0406 10 20 , ex 0406 10 80 , 0406 20 90 , 0406 30 31 , 0406 30 39 , 0406 30 90 , 0406 40 10 , 0407 40 50 , 0407 40 90 , 0406 90 17 , 0406 90 18 , 0406 90 23 , 0406 90 25 , 0406 90 27 , 0406 90 29 , 0406 90 31 , 0406 90 33 , 0406 90 35 , 0406 90 37 , 0406 90 39 , 0406 90 50 , ex 0406 90 63 , 0406 90 69 , 0406 90 73 , ex 0406 90 75 , ex 0406 90 76 , 0406 90 78 , ex 0406 90 79 , ex 0406 90 81 , 0406 90 82 , 0406 90 84 , 0406 90 86 , 0406 90 87 , 0406 90 88 , 0406 90 93 , 0406 90 99

Fresh cheeses

Add 25 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number ex 0701 90 51

Fresh or chilled new potatoes

Add 295 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 0702 00 00

Tomatoes

Open a tariff rate quota 472 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 12 %

Tariff item number 0706 10 00

Carrots and turnips

Add 44 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number ex 0707 00 05

Cucumbers

Add 34 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 1001 90 99

Common wheat

Add 6 787 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota, in quota rate EUR 12/t

Tariff item number 1003 00

Barley

Add 6 215 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota, in quota rate EUR 16/t

Tariff item numbers 1005 10 90 , 1005 90 00

Maize

Open a tariff rate quota 242 074 tonnes (erga omnes), in quota rate 0 %

Tariff item number 1006 10

Paddy rice

Implemented through Regulation (EC) No 683/2006

Tariff item number 1006 20

Husked rice

Implemented through Regulation (EC) No 683/2006

Tariff item number 1006 30

Milled and semi-milled rice

Implemented through Regulation (EC) No 683/2006

Tariff item number 1006 40

Broken rice

Implemented through Regulation (EC) No 683/2006

Tariff item numbers 1601 00 91 , 1601 00 99

Sausages, dry or for spreading, uncooked

Add 2 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item numbers 1602 41 10 , 1602 42 10 , 1602 49 11 , 1602 49 13 , 1602 49 15 , 1602 49 19 , 1602 49 30 , 1602 49 50

Preserved meat of domestic swine

Add 61 tonnes (erga omnes) in the EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 1701 11 10

Raw cane sugar

Add 1 413 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota, in-quota rate EUR 98/t

Tariff item number 1702 50 00

Fructose

Open a tariff rate quota 1 253 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 20 %

Tariff item number 1806

Chocolate

Open a tariff rate quota 107 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 43 %

Tariff item numbers 1901 90 99 , 1904 30 00 , 1904 90 80 , 1905 90 20

Food preparations with cereals

Open a tariff rate quota 191 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 33 %

Tariff item number 1902 ; 1902 20 10 and 1902 20 30 excluded

Pasta

Open a tariff rate quota 532 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 11 %

Tariff item numbers (see footnote (2))

Preserved pineapples, citrus fruit, pears, apricots, cherries, peaches and strawberries

Open a tariff rate quota of 2 838 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 20 %. The existing out-of-quota rates of the EC shall apply

Tariff item numbers 2009 11 11 , 2009 11 19 , 2009 19 11 , 2009 19 19 , 2009 29 11 , 2009 29 19 , 2009 39 11 , 2009 39 19 , 2009 49 11 , 2009 49 19 , 2009 79 11 , 2009 79 19 , 2009 80 11 , 2009 80 19 , 2009 80 32 , 2009 80 33 , 2009 80 35 , 2009 80 36 , 2009 80 38 , 2009 90 11 , 2009 90 19 , 2009 90 21 , 2009 90 29

Fruit juices

Open a tariff rate quota 7 044 tonnes (erga omnes), in quota rate 20 %

Tariff item numbers 2009 61 90 , 2009 69 11 , 2009 69 19 , 2009 69 51 , 2009 69 90

Grape juice

Add 29 tonnes (erga omnes) in EC tariff rate quota

Tariff item number 2106 90 98

Food preparations

Open a tariff rate quota 921 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 18 %

Tariff item number 2303 10 11

Corn gluten

Open a country allocated (US) tariff rate quota 10 000 tonnes, in-quota rate 16 %

Tariff item numbers 2309 10 13 , 2309 10 15 , 2309 10 19 , 2309 10 33 , 2309 10 39 , 2309 10 51 , 2309 10 53 , 2309 10 59 , 2309 10 70

Dog and cat food

Open a tariff rate quota 2 058 tonnes (erga omnes), in-quota rate 7 %.


(1)  

 

0207 11 10 (EUR 131/t)

 

0207 11 30 (EUR 149/t)

 

0207 11 90 (EUR 162/t)

 

0207 12 10 (EUR 149/t)

 

0207 12 90 (EUR 162/t)

 

0207 13 10 (EUR 512/t)

 

0207 13 20 (EUR 179/t)

 

0207 13 30 (EUR 134/t)

 

0207 13 40 (EUR 93/t)

 

0207 13 50 (EUR 301/t)

 

0207 13 60 (EUR 231/t)

 

0207 13 70 (EUR 504/t)

 

0207 14 10 (EUR 795/t)

 

0207 14 20 (EUR 179/t)

 

0207 14 30 (EUR 134/t)

 

0207 14 40 (EUR 93/t)

 

0207 14 50 (0 %)

 

0207 14 60 (EUR 231/t)

 

0207 14 70 (0 %)

 

0207 24 10 (EUR 170/t)

 

0207 24 90 (EUR 186/t)

 

0207 25 10 (EUR 170/t)

 

0207 25 90 (EUR 186/t)

 

0207 26 10 (EUR 425/t)

 

0207 26 20 (EUR 205/t)

 

0207 26 30 (EUR 134/t)

 

0207 26 40 (EUR 93/t)

 

0207 26 50 (EUR 339/t)

 

0207 26 60 (EUR 127/t)

 

0207 26 70 (EUR 230/t)

 

0207 26 80 (EUR 415/t)

 

0207 27 10 (0 %)

 

0207 27 20 (0 %)

 

0207 27 30 (EUR 134/t)

 

0207 27 40 (EUR 93/t)

 

0207 27 50 (EUR 339/t)

 

0207 27 60 (EUR 127/t)

 

0207 27 70 (EUR 230/t)

 

0207 27 80 (0 %)

(2)  

 

2008 20 11: EUR 25,6 + 2,5/100 kg/net

 

2008 20 19: 25,6

 

2008 20 31: EUR 25,6 + 2,5/100 kg/net

 

2008 20 39: 25,6

 

2008 20 71: 20,8

 

2008 30 11: 25,6

 

2008 30 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 30 31: 24

 

2008 30 39: 25,6

 

2008 30 79: 20,8

 

2008 40 11: 25,6

 

2008 40 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 40 21: 24

 

2008 40 29: 25,6

 

2008 40 31: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 40 39: 25,6

 

2008 50 11: 25,6

 

2008 50 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 50 31: 24

 

2008 50 39: 25,6

 

2008 50 51: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 50 59: 25,6

 

2008 50 71: 20,8

 

2008 60 11: 25,6

 

2008 60 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 60 31: 24

 

2008 60 39: 25,6

 

2008 60 60: 20,8

 

2008 70 11: 25,6

 

2008 79 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 70 31: 24

 

2008 70 39: 25,6

 

2008 70 51: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 70 59: 25,6

 

2008 80 11: 25,6

 

2008 80 19: EUR 25,6 + 4,2/100 kg/net

 

2008 80 31: 24

 

2008 80 39: 25,6

 

2008 80 70: 20,8


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