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Consolidated text: Commission Regulation (EC) No 209/2003 of 3 February 2003 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 as regards Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products originating in Lebanon

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 209/2003

of 3 February 2003

amending Council Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 as regards Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products originating in Lebanon

(OJ L 028, 4.2.2003, p.30)


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 166, 28.6.2005, p. 14  (209/03)




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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 209/2003

of 3 February 2003

amending Council Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 as regards Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products originating in Lebanon



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 of 9 April 2001 providing for the management of Community tariff quotas and of reference quantities for products eligible for preferences by virtue of agreements with certain Mediterranean countries and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1981/94 and (EC) No 934/95 ( 1 ), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2335/2002 ( 2 ), and in particular Article 5(1)(b) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pending the completion of the procedure necessary for the ratification and entry into force of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, an Interim Agreement was concluded on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, approved by Council Decision 2002/761/EC ( 3 ), hereinafter referred to as ‘the Interim Agreement’, which enters into force on 1 March 2003.

(2)

In the Interim Agreement tariff concessions, at a reduced or zero-rate of customs duty, within the framework of Community tariff quotas have been granted at import into the Community for certain agricultural products originating in Lebanon.

(3)

For the implementation of the tariff quotas provided for in the Interim Agreement it is necessary to include Lebanon in Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 and to insert in that Regulation a list of agricultural products originating in Lebanon for which tariff quotas are applicable.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

For the purpose of the calculation of the tariff quotas for the year 2003, it is stipulated in the Interim Agreement that the volumes of the tariff quotas, for which the quota period starts before the date of entry into force of the Interim Agreement, should be reduced in proportion to the part of the period which has elapsed before that date.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:



Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 747/2001 is amended as follows:

1. in Article 1, the word ‘Lebanon’ is inserted between ‘Syria’ and ‘Israel’;

2. a new Annex VIa is inserted, the text of which is set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

For the year 2003, the volumes of the Community tariff quotas for which the quota period starts before the date of entry into force of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, shall be reduced in proportion to the part of the period which elapsed before that date.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 March 2003.

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




ANNEX




‘ ANNEX VIa

LEBANON

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 preferential scheme 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 preferential scheme is to be determined by application of the CN code and corresponding description taken together.



Tariff quotas

Order No

CN code

Taric subdivision

Description of goods

Quota period

Quota volume

(in tonnes net weight)

Quota duty

09.1171

ex070190 50

 

New potatoes, fresh or chilled

from 1.1 to 31.5

10 000  (1)

Exemption

09.1172

ex070190 50

 

New potatoes, and so-called 'new potatoes', fresh or chilled

from 1.6 to 31.7

20 000  (2)

Exemption

ex070190 90

10

09.1173

ex070190 90

10

So-called 'new potatoes', fresh or chilled

from 1.10 to 31.12

20 000  (2)

Exemption

09.1174

0702 00 00

 

Tomatoes, fresh or chilled

from 1.1 to 31.12

5 000  (1)

Exemption  (3)

09.1175

0703 20 00

 

Garlic, fresh or chilled  (4)

from 1.1 to 31.12

5 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1176

0703 20 00

 

Garlic, fresh or chilled  (4)

from 1.1 to 31.12

3 000

40 % of the MFN customs duty  (3)

09.1177

0709 90 31

 

Olives, fresh or chilled, for uses other than the production of oil  (5)

from 1.1 to 31.12

1 000

Exemption

09.1178

►C1  0711 20 10 ◄

 

Provisionally preserved olives, for uses other than the production of oil  (5)

from 1.1 to 31.12

1 000

Exemption

09.1179

ex080610 10

91, 99

Fresh table grapes, except of the variety Emperor (Vitis vinifera cv.)

from 1.10 to 30.4 and from 1.6 to 11.7

6 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1180

ex080610 10

91, 99

Fresh table grapes, except of the variety Emperor (Vitis vinifera cv.)

from 1.10 to 30.4 and from 1.6 a 11.7

4 000

40 % of the MFN customs duty  (3)

09.1181

0808 10

 

Apples, fresh

from 1.1 to 31.12

10 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1182

0809 10 00

 

Apricots, fresh

from 1.1 to 31.12

5 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1183

0809 20

 

Cherries, fresh

from 1.1 to 31.12

5 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1184

0809 30

 

Peaches, including nectarines, fresh

from 1.1 to 31.12

2 000  (6)

Exemption  (3)

09.1185

0809 40

 

Plums and sloes, fresh

from 1.5 to 31.8

5 000

Exemption  (3)

09.1186

1509 10

1510 00 10

 

Olive oil  (7)

from 1.1 to 31.12

1 000

Exemption

09.1187

2002

 

Tomatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

from 1.1 to 31.12

1 000

Exemption

(1)   From 1 January 2004 on, this quota volume shall be annually increased by 1 000 tonnes.

(2)   From 1 January 2004 on, this quota volume shall be annually increased by 2 000 tonnes.

(3)   The concession applies only to the ad valorem part of the duty.

(4)   Any release into free circulation of garlic is subject to conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions (see Articles 9 to 11 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 565/2002 (OJ L 86, 3.4.2002, p. 11).

(5)   Entry under this subheading is subject to conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions (see Articles 291 to 300 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1) and subsequent amendments).

(6)   From 1 January 2004 on, this quota volume shall be annually increased by 500 tonnes.

(7)   The concession applies to imports of untreated olive oil, wholly obtained in the Lebanon and transported directly from Lebanon to the Community.’



( 1 ) OJ L 109, 19.4.2001, p. 2.

( 2 ) OJ L 349, 24.12.2002, p. 26.

( 3 ) OJ L 262, 30.9.2002, p. 1.

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