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Document 32018R1977

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1977 of 11 December 2018 opening and providing for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2019–2020

ST/14460/2018/INIT

OJ L 317, 14.12.2018, p. 2–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2020: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 01/01/2019

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2018/1977/oj

14.12.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 317/2


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2018/1977

of 11 December 2018

opening and providing for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2019–2020

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 31 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Union supplies of certain fishery products currently depend on imports from third countries. In the last 21 years, the Union has become more dependent on imports to meet its consumption of fishery products. In order not to jeopardise the Union production of fishery products and to ensure an adequate supply to the Union processing industry, import duties should be reduced or suspended for a number of fishery products within tariff quotas of an appropriate volume. To guarantee a level playing field for the Union producers, the sensitivity of individual fishery products on the Union market should be taken into consideration.

(2)

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/2265 (1), which was amended by Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1184 (2), opened and provided for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2016–2018. Given that the period of application of Regulation (EU) 2015/2265 expires on 31 December 2018, a new Regulation providing for tariff quotas should be adopted for the period 2019–2020.

(3)

Equal and uninterrupted access to the tariff quotas provided for in this Regulation should be ensured for all Union importers, and the rates laid down for the tariff quotas should be applied without interruption to all imports of the fishery products concerned into all Member States until the tariff quotas have been used up.

(4)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 (3) provides for a system of tariff-quota management which follows the chronological order of the dates of acceptance of the customs declarations for release for free circulation. The tariff quotas opened by this Regulation should be managed by the Commission and the Member States in accordance with that system.

(5)

It is important to ensure transparency, predictability and legal certainty for all stakeholders. Since the tariff quotas are intended to ensure adequate supply to the Union processing industry, minimum treatment or operation should be required for quota entitlement.

(6)

To ensure the efficiency of a common management of the tariff quotas, Member States should be permitted to draw from the tariff quota amount the necessary quantities corresponding to their actual imports. Since that method of management requires close cooperation between the Member States and the Commission, the Commission should be able to monitor the rate at which the tariff quotas are used up and should inform the Member States accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Import duties on the products listed in the Annex shall be reduced or suspended within the tariff quotas at the rates, for the periods and up to the amounts indicated therein.

Article 2

The tariff quotas referred to in Article 1 of this Regulation shall be managed in accordance with Articles 49 to 54 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2447.

Article 3

The tariff quotas shall be subject to end-use customs supervision in accordance with Article 254 of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4).

Article 4

1.   The reduction or suspension of import duties shall apply only to products intended for human consumption.

2.   The tariff quotas shall not be available for those products whose processing is carried out at retail or catering level.

3.   The tariff quotas shall not be available for products intended solely for one or more of the following operations:

cleaning, gutting, tailing, heading;

cutting;

repacking of frozen IQF (individually quick frozen) fillets;

sampling, sorting;

labelling;

packing;

chilling;

freezing;

deep freezing;

glazing;

thawing;

separation.

4.   Notwithstanding paragraph 3, the tariff quotas shall be available for products intended for one or more of the following operations:

dicing;

cutting into rings and cutting into strips for materials under CN codes 0307 43 91, 0307 43 92, 0307 43 99;

filleting;

production of flaps;

cutting of frozen blocks;

splitting of frozen interleaved fillet blocks to obtain individual fillets;

slicing for materials under CN codes ex 0303 66 11, 0303 66 12, 0303 66 13, 0303 66 19, 0303 89 70, 0303 89 90;

subjecting products under CN codes 0306 16 99 (TARIC subdivisions 20 and 30), 0306 17 92 (TARIC subdivision 20), 0306 17 99 (TARIC subdivision 10), 0306 35 90 (TARIC subdivisions 12, 14, 92 and 93), 0306 36 90 (TARIC subdivisions 20 and 30), 1605 21 90 (TARIC subdivisions 45, 55 and 62) and 1605 29 00 (TARIC subdivisions 50, 55 and 60) to processing treatment by packaging gases as defined in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5);

dividing the frozen product or subjecting the frozen product to heat treatment to enable the removal of internal waste material for materials under CN codes 0306 11 10 (TARIC subdivision 10), 0306 11 90 (TARIC subdivision 20) and 0306 31 00 (TARIC subdivision 10).

Article 5

The Commission and the customs authorities of the Member States shall cooperate closely to ensure the proper management and control of the application of this Regulation.

Article 6

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020.

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

Done at Brussels, 11 December 2018.

For the Council

The President

G. BLÜMEL


(1)  Council Regulation (EU) 2015/2265 of 7 December 2015 opening and providing for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2016-2018 (OJ L 322, 8.12.2015, p. 4).

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1184 of 18 July 2016 amending Regulation (EU) 2015/2265 opening and providing for the management of autonomous Union tariff quotas for certain fishery products for the period 2016 to 2018 (OJ L 196, 21.7.2016, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 of 24 November 2015 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 343, 29.12.2015, p. 558).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1).

(5)  Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives (OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 16).


ANNEX

Order No

CN code

TARIC code

Description

Annual amount of quota (tonnes) (1)

Quota duty

Quota period

09.2746

ex 0302 89 90

30

Southern red snapper (Lutjanus purpureus), fresh, chilled, for processing

1 500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

09.2748

ex 0302 91 00

95

Hard fish roes enclosed in the ovarian membrane, fresh, chilled or frozen, salted or in brine, for processing

5 700

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0303 91 90

91

ex 0305 20 00

30

09.2750

ex 0305 20 00

35

Hard fish roes, washed, cleaned of adherent organs and simply salted or in brine, for the manufacture of caviar substitutes

1 500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

09.2754

ex 0303 59 10

10

Anchovies (Engraulis anchoita and Engraulis capensis), frozen, for processing

500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

09.2759

ex 0302 51 10

20

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) and fish of the species Boreogadus saida, excluding livers and roes, fresh, chilled or frozen, for processing

95 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0302 51 90

10

ex 0302 59 10

10

ex 0303 63 10

10

ex 0303 63 30

10

ex 0303 63 90

10

ex 0303 69 10

10

09.2760

ex 0303 66 11

10

Hake (Merluccius spp. excluding Merluccius merluccius, Urophycis spp.), and pink cusk-eel (Genypterus blacodes and Genypterus capensis), frozen, for processing

12 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0303 66 12

10

ex 0303 66 13

10

ex 0303 66 19

11

 

91

ex 0303 89 70

10

ex 0303 89 90

30

09.2761

ex 0304 79 50

10

Blue grenadier (Macruronus spp.), frozen fillets and other frozen meat, for processing

17 500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 79 90

11

 

17

ex 0304 95 90

11

 

17

09.2765

ex 0305 62 00

20

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus) and fish of the species Boreogadus saida, salted or in brine, but not dried or smoked, for processing

3 500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

 

25

 

29

ex 0305 69 10

10

09.2770

ex 0305 63 00

10

Anchovies (Engraulis anchoita), salted or in brine, but not dried or smoked, for processing

2 500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

09.2772

ex 0304 93 10

10

Surimi, frozen, for processing

60 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 94 10

10

ex 0304 95 10

10

ex 0304 99 10

10

09.2774

ex 0304 74 15

10

North Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) and Argentine hake (Southwest Atlantic hake) (Merluccius hubbsi), frozen fillets and other meat, for processing

25 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 74 19

10

ex 0304 95 50

10

 

20

09.2776

ex 0304 71 10

10

Cod (Gadus morhua, Gadus macrocephalus), frozen fillets and frozen meat, for processing

50 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 71 90

10

ex 0304 95 21

10

ex 0304 95 25

10

09.2777

ex 0303 67 00

10

Alaska pollack (Theragra chalcogramma), frozen, frozen fillets and other frozen meat, for processing

320 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 75 00

10

ex 0304 94 90

10

09.2778

ex 0304 83 90

21

Flatfish, frozen fillets and other fish meat (Limanda aspera, Lepidopsetta bilineata, Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus, Limanda ferruginea, Lepidopsetta polyxystra), for processing

10 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0304 99 99

65

09.2785

ex 0307 43 91

10

Pod (2) of squid (Ommastrephes spp. - excluding Todarodes sagittatus (synonym Ommastrephes sagittatus) -, Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.) and Illex spp., frozen, with skin and fins, for processing

28 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0307 43 92

10

ex 0307 43 99

21

09.2786

ex 0307 43 91

20

Squid (Ommastrephes spp. - excluding Todarodes sagittatus (synonym Ommastrephes sagittatus) -, Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.) and Illex spp., frozen, whole or tentacles and fins, for processing

5 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0307 43 92

20

ex 0307 43 99

29

09.2788

ex 0302 41 00

10

Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii), of a weight exceeding 100 g per piece or flaps of a weight exceeding 80 g per piece, excluding livers and roes, for processing

8 000

0 %

1.10.2019-31.12.2019

1.10.2020-31.12.2020

ex 0303 51 00

10

ex 0304 59 50

10

ex 0304 99 23

10

09.2790

ex 1604 14 26

10

Fillets known as ‘loins’ of tunas and skipjack, for processing

30 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 1604 14 36

10

ex 1604 14 46

11

 

21

 

92

 

94

09.2794

ex 1605 21 90

45

Shrimps and prawns of the species Pandalus borealis, and Pandalus montagui, cooked and peeled, for processing

7 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

 

62

 

50

ex 1605 29 00

55

09.2798

ex 0306 16 99

20

Shrimps and prawns of the species Pandalus borealis and Pandalus montagui, in shells, fresh, chilled or frozen, for processing

4 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

 

30

ex 0306 35 90

12

 

14

 

92

 

93

09.2800

ex 1605 21 90

55

Shrimps and prawns of the species Pandalus jordani, cooked and peeled, for processing

3 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 1605 29 00

60

09.2802

ex 0306 17 92

20

Shrimps and prawns of the species Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon, whether in shell or not, fresh, chilled or frozen, not cooked, for processing

40 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0306 36 90

30

09.2824

ex 0302 52 00

10

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) fresh, chilled or frozen with heads off, gilled and gutted, for processing

3 500

2,6 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0303 64 00

10

09.2826

ex 0306 17 99

10

Shrimps and prawns of the species Pleoticus muelleri, whether in shell or not, fresh, chilled or frozen, for processing

4 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0306 36 90

20

09.2804

ex 1605 40 00

40

Crayfish tails of the species Procambarus clarkii, cooked, for processing

4 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

09.2762

ex 0306 11 10

10

Rock lobster and other sea crawfish (Palinurus spp., Panulirus spp., Jasus spp.), live, chilled, frozen, for processing

200

6 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0306 11 90

20

ex 0306 31 00

10

09.2784 (3)

ex 1605 10 00

21

Crabs of the species ‘King’ (Paralithodes Camchaticus), ‘Hansaki’ (Paralithodes brevipes), ‘Kegani’ (Erimacrus isenbecki), ‘Queen’ and ‘Snow’ (Chionoecetes spp.), ‘Red’ (Geryon quinquedens), ‘Rough stone’ (Neolithodes asperrimus), Lithodes santolla, ‘Mud’ (Scylla serrata), ‘Blue’ (Portunus spp.), simply boiled in water and shelled, whether or not frozen, in immediate packings of a net content of 2 kg or more, for processing

500

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

 

95

09.2822

ex 0303 11 00

20

Pacific Salmon, headed and gutted, frozen, of the species Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon (red salmon)) and Oncorhynchus kisutch, for processing

10 000

0 %

1.1.2019-31.12.2020

ex 0303 12 00

20


(1)  Expressed in net weight, unless otherwise stated.

(2)  Body of cephalopod or the squid headless and without tentacle, with skin and fins.

(3)  This tariff quota (09.2784) is automatically deleted starting from 1 January of the year following that in which the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Vietnam enters into force or is applied provisionally, whichever occurs first.


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