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Document 01996R1555-20040901

Consolidated text: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 of 30 July 1996 on rules of application for additional import duties on fruit and vegetables

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1996R1555 — EN — 01.09.2004 — 027.001


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1555/96

of 30 July 1996

on rules of application for additional import duties on fruit and vegetables

(OJ L 193, 3.8.1996, p.1)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2623/98 of 4 December 1998

  L 329

17

5.12.1998

 M2

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2370/1999 of 8 November 1999

  L 286

6

9.11.1999

 M3

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2532/1999 of 30 November 1999

  L 306

21

1.12.1999

 M4

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1044/2000 of 18 May 2000

  L 118

16

19.5.2000

 M5

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1149/2000 of 29 May 2000

  L 129

19

30.5.2000

 M6

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1512/2000 of 12 July 2000

  L 174

17

13.7.2000

 M7

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2108/2000 of 4 October 2000

  L 250

19

5.10.2000

 M8

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2410/2000 of 30 October 2000

  L 278

5

31.10.2000

 M9

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2713/2000 of 12 December 2000

  L 313

5

13.12.2000

 M10

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2883/2000 of 27 December 2000

  L 333

74

29.12.2000

 M11

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1100/2001 of 5 June 2001

  L 150

39

6.6.2001

 M12

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1273/2001 of 27 June 2001

  L 175

12

28.6.2001

 M13

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1556/2001 of 30 July 2001

  L 205

23

31.7.2001

 M14

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2135/2001 of 30 October 2001

  L 287

19

31.10.2001

 M15

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2539/2001 of 21 December 2001

  L 341

77

22.12.2001

 M16

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 498/2002 of 20 March 2002

  L 78

9

21.3.2002

 M17

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 736/2002 of 29 April 2002

  L 113

9

30.4.2002

 M18

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 906/2002 of 30 May 2002

  L 142

29

31.5.2002

 M19

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1427/2002 of 2 August 2002

  L 206

6

3.8.2002

 M20

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1768/2002 of 3 October 2002

  L 267

15

4.10.2002

 M21

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1949/2002 of 31 October 2002

  L 299

19

1.11.2002

 M22

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2337/2002 of 23 December 2002

  L 349

29

24.12.2002

 M23

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 570/2003 of 28 March 2003

  L 82

17

29.3.2003

 M24

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 741/2003 of 28 April 2003

  L 106

14

29.4.2003

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 933/2003 of 28 May 2003

  L 133

40

29.5.2003

 M26

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1487/2003 of 22 August 2003

  L 213

7

23.8.2003

 M27

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1666/2003 of 22 September 2003

  L 235

8

23.9.2003

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1740/2003 of 30 September 2003

  L 249

43

1.10.2003

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1916/2003 of 30 October 2003

  L 283

34

31.10.2003

 M30

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2333/2003 of 30 December 2003

  L 346

13

31.12.2003

 M31

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 555/2004 of 25 March 2004

  L 89

6

26.3.2004

 M32

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 783/2004 of 26 April 2004

  L 123

98

27.4.2004

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1469/2004 of 18 August 2004

  L 271

20

19.8.2004




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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1555/96

of 30 July 1996

on rules of application for additional import duties on fruit and vegetables



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 of 18 May 1972 on the common organization of the market in fruit and vegetables ( 1 ), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1363/95 ( 2 ), and in particular Article 24 (4) thereof,

Whereas under Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 import duty additional to that provided for in the Common Customs Tariff (‘additional duty’) can be imposed on certain products covered by that Regulation if the terms of Article 5 of the Agreement on Agriculture ( 3 ) are met, unless there is no risk of disturbance of the Community market or the impact would be disproportionate to the end sought;

Whereas additional duty may be imposed if import volumes of the products concerned, determined from import licences issued by Member States or by procedures introduced under a preferential agreement, exceed trigger levels determined by product and period of application as specified in Article 5 (4) of the Agreement on Agriculture;

Whereas additional duty may be imposed only on imports the tariff classification of which made in line with Article 5 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 ( 4 ), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2933/95 ( 5 ), entails application of the highest specific duty and on imports made outside the tariff quotas set in the World Trade Organization framework; whereas no additional duty may be imposed on products which enjoy preferences in respect of the entry price, in so far as their tariff classification does not entail application of the highest specific duty;

Whereas, in the case of imports enjoying tariff preference as to ad valorem duty, calculation of the additional duty must take account of this;

Whereas goods en route to the Community are exempt from additional duty; whereas specific provisions on these should therefore be enacted;

Whereas the introduction of the import licence arrangements will not prevent their being replaced by a rapid computerized procedure for recording imports as soon as it is legally and practically possible to set one up; whereas there will be an evaluation in this respect by 31 December 1997;

Whereas the Management Committee for fresh Fruit and Vegetables has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



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Article 1

1.  Additional import duty as referred to in Article 33(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 ( 6 ), termed ‘additional duty’ below, may be applied to the products and during the periods listed in the Annex hereto on the conditions set out below.

2.  Trigger levels for the additional duties are listed in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

1.  For each of the products listed in the Annex hereto and during the periods indicated Member States shall notify the Commission of details of the volumes put into free circulation using the method for the surveillance of preferential imports set out in Article 308d of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 ( 7 ).

Such notification shall take place no later than midday Brussels time each Wednesday for the volumes put into free circulation during the preceding week.

2.  Declarations for release for free circulation of products covered by the present Regulation which the customs authorities may accept at the declarant's request without their containing certain particulars referred to in Annex 37 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 shall contain, in addition to the particulars referred to in Article 254 of that Regulation, an indication of the net mass (kg) of the products concerned.

Where the simplified declaration procedure referred to in Article 260 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 is used to put into free circulation products covered by the present Regulation, the simplified declarations shall contain, in addition to other requirements, an indication of the net mass (kg) of the products concerned.

Where the local clearance procedure referred to in Article 263 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 is used to put into free circulation products covered by the present Regulation, the notification to the customs authorities referred to in Article 266(1) of that Regulation shall contain all necessary data for the identification of the goods, as well as an indication of the net mass (kg) of the products concerned.

Article 266(2b) shall not apply to imports of the products covered by the present Regulation.

Article 3

1.  If it is found that, for one of the products and one of the periods listed in the Annex hereto, the quantity put into free circulation exceeds the corresponding triggering volume the Commission shall levy an additional duty.

2.  The additional duty shall be levied on quantities put into free circulation after the date of application of the said duty, provided that:

 their tariff classification determined in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 entails application of the highest specific duties applicable to imports of the origin in question,

 importation is effected during the period of application of the additional duty.

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Article 4

1.  The additional duty imposed under Article 3 shall be one third of the customs duty applicable to the product given in the Common Customs Tariff.

2.  However, for imports enjoying tariff preference as to ad valorem duty the additional duty shall be one third of the specific duty on the product in so far as Article 3 (2) applies.

Article 5

1.  The following are exempt from additional duty:

(a) goods imported against the tariff quotas listed in Annex 7 to the combined nomenclature;

(b) goods en route to the Community as defined in paragraph 2.

2.  Goods shall be considered to be en route to the Community that:

 left the country of origin before the decision to impose additional duty, and

 are being transported under cover of a transport document valid from the place of loading in the country of origin to the place of unloading in the Community, drawn up before imposition of additional duty.

3.  Interested parties shall provide evidence to the satisfaction of the customs authorities that the requirements of paragraph 2 are met.

However, these authorities may deem that goods left their country of origin before the date of imposition of additional duty if one of the following documents is provided:

 for sea transport, the bill of lading showing that loading took place before that date,

 for rail transport, the waybill accepted by the rail authorities of the country of origin before that date,

 for road transport, the road carriage contract (CMR) or another transit document made out in the country of origin before that date, if the conditions laid down in bilateral or multilateral arrangements concluded in the context of Community transit or common transit are observed,

 for air transport, the air way bill showing that the airline accepted the goods before that date.

Article 6

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following 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.

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ANNEX

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they exist at the time of the adoption of this Regulation. Where ‘ex’ appears before the CN code, the scope of the additional duties is determined both by the scope of the CN code and by the corresponding trigger period.



Serial No

CN code

Description

Trigger period

Trigger level

(tonnes)

78.0015

ex070200 00

Tomatoes

—  1 October to 31 May

206 245

78.0020

—  1 June to 30 September

10 586

78.0065

ex070700 05

Cucumbers

—  1 May to 31 October

11 924

78.0075

—  1 November to 30 April

8 560

78.0085

ex070910 00

Artichokes

—  1 November to 30 June

1 357

78.0100

0709 90 70

Courgettes

—  1 January to 31 December

18 056

78.0110

ex080510 10

Oranges

—  1 December to 31 May

404 503

ex080510 30

ex080510 50

78.0120

ex080520 10

Clementines

—  1 November to end of February

164 111

78.0130

ex080520 30

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

—  1 November to end of February

89 273

ex080520 50

ex080520 70

ex080520 90

78.0155

ex080550 10

Lemons

—  1 June to 31 December

342 761

78.0160

—  1 January to 31 May

12 938

78.0170

ex080610 10

Table grapes

—  21 July to 20 November

227 815

78.0175

ex080810 20

Apples

—  1 January to 31 August

730 623

ex080810 50

ex080810 90

78.0180

 

—  1 September to 31 December

32 246

78.0220

ex080820 50

Pears

—  1 January to 30 April

257 158

78.0235

—  1 July to 31 December

27 497

78.0250

ex080910 00

Apricots

—  1 June to 31 July

4 123

78.0265

ex080920 95

Cherries, other than sour cherries

—  21 May to 10 August

32 863

78.0270

ex08 09 30

Peaches, including nectarines

—  11 June to 30 September

6 808

78.0280

ex080940 05

Plums

—  11 June to 30 September

51 276



( 1 ) OJ No L 118, 20. 5. 1972, p. 1.

( 2 ) OJ No L 132, 16. 6. 1995, p. 8.

( 3 ) OJ No L 336, 23. 12. 1994, p. 22.

( 4 ) OJ No L 337, 24. 12. 1994, p. 66.

( 5 ) OJ No L 307, 20. 12. 1995, p. 21.

( 6 ) OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1.

( 7 ) OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

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