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Document 32008R1142

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1142/2008 of 13 November 2008 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature

OJ L 308, 19.11.2008, p. 11–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 02 Volume 015 P. 289 - 290

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/1142/oj

19.11.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 308/11


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1142/2008

of 13 November 2008

concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (1), and in particular Article 9(1)(a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In order to ensure uniform application of the Combined Nomenclature annexed to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, it is necessary to adopt measures concerning the classification of the goods referred to in the Annex to this Regulation.

(2)

Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 has laid down the general rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature. Those rules apply also to any other nomenclature which is wholly or partly based on it or which adds any additional subdivision to it and which is established by specific Community provisions, with a view to the application of tariff and other measures relating to trade in goods.

(3)

Pursuant to those general rules, the goods described in column 1 of the table set out in the Annex should be classified under the CN code indicated in column 2, by virtue of the reasons set out in column 3 of that table.

(4)

It is appropriate to provide that binding tariff information which has been issued by the customs authorities of Member States in respect of the classification of goods in the Combined Nomenclature but which is not in accordance with this Regulation can, for a period of three months, continue to be invoked by the holder, under Article 12(6) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (2).

(5)

The Customs Code Committee has not issued an opinion within the time limit set by its Chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The goods described in column 1 of the table set out in the Annex shall be classified within the Combined Nomenclature under the CN code indicated in column 2 of that table.

Article 2

Binding tariff information issued by the customs authorities of Member States, which is not in accordance with this Regulation, can continue to be invoked for a period of three months under Article 12(6) of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 November 2008.

For the Commission

László KOVÁCS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1.


ANNEX

Description of the goods

Classification

(CN code)

Reasons

(1)

(2)

(3)

A cable, approximately 250 cm in length, of a kind used solely with a video game machine of heading 9504.

The cable is fitted with one specifically designed connector for the video game machine at one end and five connectors for connection to a monitor or a television set at the other end.

Data can be transferred from the video game machine to the monitor or the television set via the cable and the data may, depending on the content, be visualised as a video game, video or still image or reproduced as sound.

8544 42 90

Classification is determined by General Rules 1 and 6 for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature and by the wording of CN code 8544, 8544 42 and 8544 42 90.

Classification under heading 9504 as an accessory of a video game machine is excluded, as heading 8544 provides the most specific description referring to cables and other electric conductors.

The product is therefore to be classified under CN code 8544 42 90 as an electric conductor fitted with connectors.


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