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Document 32004R0581

Commission Regulation (EC) No 581/2004 of 26 March 2004 opening a standing invitation to tender for export refunds concerning certain types of butter

OJ L 90, 27.3.2004, p. 64–66 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

This document has been published in a special edition(s) (CS, ET, LV, LT, HU, MT, PL, SK, SL, BG, RO)

Legal status of the document No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/06/2008; Repealed by 32008R0619




Official Journal of the European Union

L 90/64


of 26 March 2004

opening a standing invitation to tender for export refunds concerning certain types of butter


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 31(3)(b) and (14) thereof,



According to Article 2(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 of 26 March 2004 establishing a tender procedure concerning export refunds for certain milk products (2) the Commission decides on a standing invitation to tender within the framework of that Regulation.


For practical reasons it is appropriate to provide for separate invitations to tender for the products referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 580/2004. This Regulation should therefore open a standing invitation to tender for certain types of butter.


The Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,


Article 1

1.   A permanent tender is opened in order to determine the export refund on the following types of butter referred to in section 9 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (3):


natural butter in blocks of at least 20 kilograms net weight falling under product codes ex ex040510199500 and ex ex040510199700,


butteroil in containers of at least 190 kilograms net weight falling under product code ex ex040590109000,

intended for export to the following destinations:

Russia (destination code 075),

all other destinations except Andorra, Cyprus, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, the United States of America and Vatican City.

2.   The tendering procedure is subject to the conditions set out in Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 and in this Regulation.

Article 2

1.   Tenders may only be lodged during tendering periods and shall be valid only for the tendering period in which they are lodged.

Tenders shall be submitted separately for one of the products and one of the destinations referred to in Article 1(1).

2.   Each tendering period shall begin at 11:00 (Brussels time) on the first and third Wednesday of the month except the first Wednesday in August and the third Wednesday in December. If Wednesday is a public holiday, the period shall begin at 11:00 (Brussels time) on the following working day.

Each tendering period shall end at 11:00 (Brussels time) on the Wednesday following the second and the fourth Tuesday of the month, except on the second Wednesday in August and on the fourth Wednesday in December. If Wednesday is a public holiday the period shall end at 11:00 (Brussels time) on the previous working day.

3.   Each tendering period shall be numbered in series starting with the first period provided for.

Article 3

1.   Each tender shall concern a minimum quantity of at least 10 tonnes of butter or 18 tonnes of butteroil.

2.   The tendering security shall be EUR 20 per 100 kilograms of butter and EUR 25 per 100 kilograms of butteroil.

The tendering security shall become the export licence security when a tender is accepted.

3.   Tenders shall be submitted to the competent authorities of the Member States listed in the Annex.

Article 4

For the purpose of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 Member States shall communicate separately the tenders in relation to the destinations indicated under the first and second indents of Article 1 of this Regulation.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the first day of the month following that of 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, 26 March 2004.

For the Commission


Member of the Commission

(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 186/2004 (OJ L 29, 3.2.2004, p. 6).

(2)  See page 58 of this Official Journal.

(3)  OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1.


Competent authorities of the Member States referred to in Regulation (EC) No 580/2004 and the present Regulation to which tenders shall be submitted:


Bureau d'intervention et de restitution belge

Belgisch Interventie- en Restitutiebureau

Rue de Trèves 82/Trierstraat 82

B-1040 Bruxelles/Brussel

Tél./Tel. (32-2) 287 24 11

Télécopieur/Fax 32-(0) 2 287 25 24


Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri

Direktoratet for FødevareErhverv


Nyropsgade 30

DK-1780 København V

Tlf. (45) 33 95 80 00

Fax (45) 33 95 80 80


Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)

D-60083 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. (49-69) 15 64 -732, 774, 884

Fax (49-69) 15 64-874, 792


O.P.E.K.E.P.E. — Direction Dilizo

Rue Acharnon 241

GR-10446 Athènes

Tel.: (30-210) 212 49 03 — (30-210) 212 49 11

Fax: (30-210) 86 70 503


Ministerio de Economía

Secretaría General de Comercio Exterior

Paseo de la Castellana, 162

E-28071 Madrid

Tel.: (34) 913 49 37 80

Fax: (34) 913 49 38 06


Office national interprofessionnel du lait et des produits laitiers

2 rue Saint-Charles

F-75740 Paris

Cedex 15

Tél.: (33-1) 73005000

Fax: (33-1) 73005050Service de Commerce extérieur:

Tél.: (33-1)73005044

Fax: (33-1)73005395


Department of Agriculture and Food

Johnstown Castle Estate



Tel. (353) 53 63 400

Fax (353) 53 42 843


Ministero delle Attività produttive

Dipartimento Commercio estero

DG Politica commerciale — Div. II

Viale Boston 25

I-00144 Roma

Tel.: (39-06) 599 3220

Fax: (39-06) 599 3214



21, rue Philippe II

L-2011 Luxembourg

Tél.: (35-2) 478 2370

Télécopieur: (35-2) 466138


Productschap Zuivel

Louis Braillelaan 80

NL2719 EK Zoetermeer

Tel.: (31)-(0)79 368 1534

Fax: (31) (0)79 368 1954



Agrarmarkt Austria

Dresdner Straße 70

A-1201 Wien

Tel.: (43-1) 331 51

Fax: (43-1) 331 51 396

E-mail: bereich.MILCH@AMA.GV.AT


Ministério das Finanças

Direcção-Geral das Alfândegas e dos Impostos Especiais sobre o Consumo

Direcção de Serviços de Licenciamento

Rua Terreiro do Trigo — Edifício da Alfândega

P-1149 — 060 Lisboa

Tel.: (351-21) 881 42 62

Fax: (351-21) 881 42 61


Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö


P.O. Box 30

FIN-00023 Government, Finland

Puh: (358-9) 160 01

Telekopio: (358-9) 1605 2707


Statens jordbruksverk

Vallgatan 8

S-51182 Jönköping

Tfn: (46-36) 15 50 00

Fax: (46-36) 19 05 46


Rural Payments Agency (RPA)

Lancaster House, Hampshire Court



United Kingdom

Tel. (44-191) 226 52 62

Fax (44-191) 226 52 12