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Document 32014R1150

Regulation (EU) No 1150/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 October 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 on the reduction or elimination of customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine

OJ L 313, 31.10.2014, p. 1–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2014/1150/oj

31.10.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 313/1


REGULATION (EU) No 1150/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 29 October 2014

amending Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 on the reduction or elimination of customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 207(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Ukraine is a priority partner country within the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership. The European Union has been seeking an increasingly closer relationship with Ukraine in view of the latter's political association and economic integration with the Union. In that respect, between 2007 and 2011 the Union and Ukraine negotiated the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part (2) (the Association Agreement), including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which was signed by both parties on 27 June 2014. Under the provisions of the DCFTA, the Union and Ukraine are to establish a free trade area over a transitional period of a maximum of 10 years, starting from the entry into force of the Association Agreement, in accordance with Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.

(2)

In light of the unprecedented security, political and economic challenges faced by Ukraine, and in order to support its economy, it was decided to anticipate the implementation of the Schedule of concessions set out in Annex I-A to the Association Agreement by means of the autonomous trade preferences provided for under Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council (3). In view of the challenges Ukraine still faces, the application of Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 should be extended until 31 December 2015. For the purpose of predictability, the customs duties and access to tariff quotas for the extended period should remain the same as for 2014.

(3)

Article 2 of the Association Agreement provides that respect for democratic principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and respect for the principle of the rule of law constitute essential elements of that Agreement. Furthermore, it provides that the promotion of respect for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, inviolability of borders and independence, as well as countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, related materials and their means of delivery also constitute essential elements of that Agreement. The autonomous preferences provided for under Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 should also be subject to the respect for those same principles by Ukraine. In order to align Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 with Union practice and other EU trade policy instruments, it is appropriate to introduce the possibility to temporarily suspend the preferences in case of failure to respect the fundamental principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law by Ukraine.

(4)

In view of the urgency of the matter, it is important to apply an exception to the eight-week period referred to in Article 4 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national parliaments in the European Union, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

Preferential arrangements

Customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine shall be reduced or eliminated in accordance with Annex I. Where reference is made in Annex I to staging categories, the basic rate of duties for 2014 and 2015 shall be eliminated in the case of staging category 0 and shall be reduced by 25 % in the case of staging category 3, by 16,7 % in the case of staging category 5 and by 12,5 % in the case of staging category 7.’

;

(2)

in Article 2, the following point is added:

‘(e)

respect for democratic principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms and respect for the principle of the rule of law provided for in Article 2 of the Association Agreement (4).

;

(3)

in Article 7, the second paragraph is replaced by the following:

‘It shall apply until 31 December 2015.’

;

(4)

Annexes II and III are replaced by the text set out respectively in Annexes I and II to this Regulation.

Article 2

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 2 November 2014.

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

Done at Brussels, 29 October 2014.

For the European Parliament

The President

M. SCHULZ

For the Council

The President

S. GOZI


(1)  Position of the European Parliament of 23 October 2014 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and decision of the Council of 24 October 2014.

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.5.2014, p. 3.

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the reduction or elimination of customs duties on goods originating in Ukraine (OJ L 118, 22.4.2014, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 161, 29.5.2014, p. 3.’


ANNEX I

‘ANNEX II

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording of the description of the products is to be considered as having no more than an indicative value, the scope of the preferential scheme being determined, within the context of this Annex, by CN codes as they exist on 23 April 2014.

Order No

CN code

Description of goods

Quantity for the quota period running from 23.4.2014 until 31.12.2014

(in tonnes net weight unless otherwise specified)

Quantity for the quota period running from 1.1.2015 until 31.12.2015

(in tonnes net weight unless otherwise specified)

09.3050

0204 22 50

0204 22 90

Sheep legs, other cuts with bone in (excluding carcasses and half carcasses, short forequarters and chines and/or best ends), fresh or chilled

1 500

1 500

0204 23

Boneless meat of sheep, fresh or chilled

0204 42 30

0204 42 50

0204 42 90

Frozen cuts of sheep, with bone in (excluding carcasses and half-carcasses, and short forequarters)

0204 43 10

Frozen meat of lamb, boneless

0204 43 90

Frozen meat of sheep, boneless

09.3051

0409

Natural honey

5 000

5 000

09.3052

1701 12

Raw beet sugar not containing added flavouring or colouring matter

20 070

20 070

1701 91

1701 99

Other sugar than raw sugar

1702 20 10

Maple sugar in solid form, containing added flavouring or colouring matter

1702 90 30

Isoglucose in solid form, containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose

1702 90 50

Maltodextrine in solid form and maltodextrine syrup, containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose

1702 90 71

1702 90 75

1702 90 79

Caramel

1702 90 80

Inulin syrup

1702 90 95

Other sugars, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose

09.3053

1702 30

1702 40

Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 50 % by weight of fructose, excluding invert sugar

10 000

10 000

1702 60

Other fructose and fructose syrup, containing in the dry state more than 50 % by weight of fructose, excluding invert sugar

09.3054

2106 90 30

Flavoured or coloured isoglucose syrups

2 000

2 000

2106 90 55

Flavoured or coloured glucose syrup and maltodextrine syrup

2106 90 59

Flavoured or coloured sugar syrups (excl. isoglucose, lactose, glucose and maltodextrine syrups)

09.3055

ex 1103 19 20

Barley groats

6 300

6 300

1103 19 90

Groats and meals of cereals (excl. wheat, rye, oats, maize, rice and barley)

1103 20 90

Cereal pellets (excl. wheat, rye, oats, maize, rice and barley)

1104 19 10

Rolled or flaked wheat grains

1104 19 50

Rolled or flaked maize grains

1104 19 61

Rolled barley grains

1104 19 69

Flaked barley grains

1104 29

Worked grains (for example, hulled, pearled, sliced or kibbled), other than of oats, of rye or of maize

1104 30

Germ of cereals, whole, rolled, flaked or ground

09.3056

1107

Malt, whether or not roasted

7 000

7 000

1109

Wheat gluten, whether or not dried

09.3057

1108 11

Wheat starch

10 000

10 000

1108 12

Maize starch

1108 13

Potato starch

09.3058

3505 10 10

3505 10 90

Dextrins and other modified starches (excl. starches, esterified or etherified)

1 000

1 000

3505 20 30

3505 20 50

3505 20 90

Glues containing, by weight, 25 % or more of starches or dextrins or other modified starches

09.3059

2302 10

2302 30

2302 40 10

2302 40 90

Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of cereals (excl. those of rice)

16 000

16 000

2303 10 11

Residues from the manufacture of starch from maize (excluding concentrated steeping liquors), of a protein content, calculated on the dry product exceeding 40 % by weight

09.3060

0711 51

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

500

500

2003 10

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

09.3061

0711 51

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

500

500

09.3062

2002

Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

10 000

10 000

09.3063

2009 61 90

Grape juice (including grape must), of a Brix value not exceeding 30, of a value exceeding 18 EUR per 100 kg net weight

10 000

10 000

2009 69 11

Grape juice (including grape must), of a Brix value exceeding 67, of a value not exceeding 22 EUR per 100 kg net weight

2009 69 71

2009 69 79

2009 69 90

Grape juice (including grape must), of a Brix value exceeding 30 but not exceeding 67, of a value not exceeding 18 EUR per 100 kg net weight

2009 71

2009 79

Apple juice

09.3064

0403 10 51

0403 10 53

0403 10 59

0403 10 91

0403 10 93

0403 10 99

0403 90 71

0403 90 73

0403 90 79

0403 90 91

0403 90 93

0403 90 99

Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, concentrated or not, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa

2 000

2 000

09.3065

0405 20 10

0405 20 30

Dairy spreads of a fat content, by weight, of 39 % or more but not exceeding 75 %

250

250

09.3066

0710 40

0711 90 30

2001 90 30

2004 90 10

2005 80

Sweetcorn

1 500

1 500

09.3067

1702 50

Chemically pure fructose

2 000

2 000

1702 90 10

Chemically pure maltose

ex 1704 90 99

Other sugar confectionery, not containing cocoa, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose

1806 10 30

1806 10 90

Cocoa powder, containing 65 % or more by weight of sucrose or isoglucose expressed as sucrose

ex 1806 20 95

Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg, containing less than 18 % by weight of cocoa butter and 70 % or more by weight of sucrose

ex 1901 90 99

Other food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose

2101 12 98

2101 20 98

Preparations with a basis of coffee, tea or maté

3302 10 29

Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures with a basis of one or more of these substances, of a kind used in the drink industries, containing all flavouring agents characterising a beverage, of an actual alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 0,5 %

09.3068

1903

Tapioca and substitutes therefor prepared from starch, in the form of flakes, grains, pearls, siftings or similar forms

2 000

2 000

1904 30

Bulgur wheat

09.3069

1806 20 70

Chocolate milk crumb

300

300

2106 10 80

Other protein concentrates and textured protein substances

2202 90 99

Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters, containing 2 % or more by weight of fat obtained from the products of headings 0401 to 0404

09.3070

2106 90 98

Other food preparations not elsewhere specified or included

2 000

2 000

09.3071

2207 10

2208 90 91

2208 90 99

Undenatured ethyl alcohol

27 000

27 000

2207 20

Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength

09.3072

2402 10

Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco

2 500

2 500

2402 20 90

Cigarettes containing tobacco, not containing cloves

09.3073

2905 43

Mannitol

100

100

2905 44

D-glucitol (sorbitol)

3824 60

Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905 44

09.3074

3809 10 10

3809 10 30

3809 10 50

3809 10 90

Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included, with a basis of amylaceous substances

2 000

2 000

09.3075

0703 20

Garlic, fresh or chilled

500

500

09.3076

1004

Oats

4 000

4 000’


ANNEX II

‘ANNEX III

Tariff rate quotas for specific agricultural products referred to in Article 3(3)

Product

Tariff classification

Quantity for the quota period running from 23.4.2014 until 31.12.2014

Quantity for the quota period running from 1.1.2015 until 31.12.2015

Beef meat

0201.10.(00)

0201.20.(20-30-50-90)

0201.30.(00)

0202.10.(00)

0202.20.(10-30-50-90)

0202.30.(10-50-90)

12 000

tonnes/year expressed in net weight

12 000

tonnes/year expressed in net weight

Pork meat

0203.11.(10)

0203.12.(11-19)

0203.19.(11-13-15-55-59)

0203.21.(10)

0203.22.(11-19)

0203.29.(11-13-15-55-59)

20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

+ 20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN codes 0203.11.(10) 0203.12.(19) 0203.19.(11-15-59) 0203.21.(10) 0203.22.(19) 0203.29.(11-15-59))

20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

+ 20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN codes 0203.11.(10) 0203.12.(19) 0203.19.(11-15-59) 0203.21.(10) 0203.22.(19) 0203.29.(11-15-59))

Poultrymeat and poultrymeat preparations

0207.11.(30-90)

0207.12.(10-90)

0207.13.(10-20-30-50-60-99)

0207.14.(10-20-30-50-60-99)

0207.24.(10-90)

0207.25.(10-90)

0207.26.(10-20-30-50-60-70-80-99)

0207.27.(10-20-30-50-60-70-80-99)

0207.32.(15-19-51-59-90)

0207.33.(11-19-59-90)

0207.35.(11-15-21-23-25-31-41-51-53-61-63-71-79-99)

0207.36.(11-15-21-23-31-41-51-53-61-63-79-90)

0210.99.(39)

1602.31.(11-19-30-90)

1602.32.(11-19-30-90)

1602.39.(21)

16 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

+ 20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN code 0207.12.(10-90))

16 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

+ 20 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN code 0207.12.(10-90))

Milk, cream, condensed milk and yogurts

0401.10.(10-90)

0401.20.(11-19-91-99)

0401.30.(11-19-31-39-91-99)

0402.91.(10-30-51-59-91-99)

0402.99.(10-31-39-91-99)

0403.10.(11-13-19-31-33-39)

0403.90.(51-53-59-61-63-69)

8 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

8 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

Milk powder

0402.10.(11-19-91-99)

0402.21.(11-17-19-91-99)

0402.29.(11-15-19-91-99)

0403.90.(11-13-19-31-33-39)

0404.90.(21-23-29-81-83-89)

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

Butter and dairy spreads

0405.10.(11-19-30-50-90)

0405.20.(90)

0405.90.(10-90)

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

Eggs and albumins

0407.00.(30)

0408.11.(80)

0408.19.(81-89)

0408.91.(80)

0408.99.(80)

3502.11.(90)

3502.19.(90)

3502.20.(91-99)

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in shell-egg equivalent

+ 3 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN code 0407.00.(30))

1 500 tonnes/year

expressed in shell-egg equivalent

+ 3 000 tonnes/year

expressed in net weight

(for the CN code 0407.00.(30))

Common wheat, flours, and pellets

1001.90.(99)

1101.00.(15-90)

1102.90.(90)

1103.11.(90)

1103.20.(60)

950 000 tonnes/year

950 000 tonnes/year

Barley, flour and pellets

1003.00.(90)

1102.90.(10)

1103.20.(20)

250 000 tonnes/year

250 000 tonnes/year

Maize, flour and pellets

1005.90.(00)

1102.20.(10-90)

1103.13.(10-90)

1103.20.(40)

1104.23.(10-30-90-99)

400 000 tonnes/year

400 000 tonnes/yea’


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