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Document 31980D1232

80/1232/EEC: Commission Decision of 12 December 1980 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Edax- energy dispersive x-ray analysis system, model 9100/60' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 374, 31.12.1980, p. 10–10 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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31980D1232

80/1232/EEC: Commission Decision of 12 December 1980 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Edax- energy dispersive x-ray analysis system, model 9100/60' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 374 , 31/12/1980 P. 0010 - 0010


COMMISSION DECISION of 12 December 1980 establishing that the apparatus described as "Edax-energy dispersive X-ray analysis system, model 9100/60" may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties (80/1232/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 of 10 July 1975 on the importation free of Common Customs Tariff duties of educational, scientific and cultural materials (1), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 1027/79 (2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 of 12 December 1979 laying down provisions for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 (3), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas, by letter dated 11 June 1980, the Government of the United Kingdom has requested the Commission to invoke the procedure provided for in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 in order to determine whether or not the apparatus described as "Edax-energy dispersive X-ray analysis system, model 9100/60", to be used in research and development of materials for use in gas turbine engines and in particular for qualitative and quantitative analyses of these materials, should be considered to be a scientific apparatus and, where the reply is in the affirmative, whether apparatus of equivalent scientific value is currently being manufactured in the Community,

Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 (5) of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79, a group of experts composed of representatives of all the Member States met on 4 December 1980 within the framework of the Committee on Duty-Free Arrangements to examine the matter;

Whereas this examination showed that the apparatus in question is an X-ray analysis system;

Whereas its objective technical characteristics such as the power of resolution in the analysis of the energy spectrum, and the use to which it is put, make it specially suited to scientific research ; whereas, moreover, apparatus of the same kind are principally used for scientific activities ; whereas it must therefore be considered to be a scientific apparatus;

Whereas, however, on the basis of information received from Member States, apparatus of scientific value equivalent to the said apparatus, capable of being used for the same purposes, are currently being manufactured in the Community ; whereas this applies, in particular, to the apparatus "System 860" manufactured by Link Systems Ltd, Halifax Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The apparatus described as "Edax-energy dispersive X-ray analysis system, model 9100/60", which is the subject of an application by the Government of the United Kingdom of 11 June 1980, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 1980.

For the Commission

Étienne DAVIGNON

Member of the Commission (1) OJ No L 184, 15.7.1975, p. 1. (2) OJ No L 134, 31.5.1979, p. 1. (3) OJ No L 318, 13.12.1979, p. 32.

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