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Document 32008R1196

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1196/2008 of 2 December 2008 fixing the coefficients applicable to cereals exported in the form of Scotch whisky for the period 2008/09

OJ L 323, 3.12.2008, p. 20–21 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/09/2009; Repealed by 32009R1035




Official Journal of the European Union

L 323/20


of 2 December 2008

fixing the coefficients applicable to cereals exported in the form of Scotch whisky for the period 2008/09


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 162(3) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1670/2006 of 10 November 2006 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 as regards the fixing and granting of adjusted refunds in respect of cereals exported in the form of certain spirit drinks (2), and in particular Article 5 thereof,



Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1670/2006 lays down that the quantities of cereals eligible for the refund are to be the quantities placed under control and distilled, weighted by a coefficient to be fixed annually for each Member State concerned. The coefficient is to express the average ratio between the total quantities exported and the total quantities marketed of the spirit drink concerned, on the basis of the trend noted in those quantities during the number of years corresponding to the average ageing period of the spirit drink in question.


According to the information provided by the United Kingdom in respect of the period 1 January to 31 December 2007, the average ageing period for Scotch whisky in 2007 was eight years.


The coefficients for the period 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009 should therefore be fixed accordingly.


Article 10 of Protocol 3 to the Agreement on the European Economic Area excludes the grant of refunds in respect of exports to Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. Moreover, the Community has concluded agreements abolishing export refunds with certain third countries. Under the terms of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1670/2006, this should be taken into account in calculating the coefficients for 2008/09,


Article 1

For the period 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009, the coefficients provided for in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1670/2006 applying to cereals used in the United Kingdom for manufacturing Scotch whisky shall be as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 October 2008.

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

Done at Brussels, 2 December 2008.

For the Commission


Member of the Commission

(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 312, 11.11.2006, p. 33.


Coefficients applicable in the United Kingdom

Period of application

Coefficient applicable

to malted barley used in the production of malt whisky

to cereals used in the production of grain whisky

1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009