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Document 22016A0601(01)

Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union

OJ L 144, 1.6.2016, p. 3–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

1.6.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 144/3


PROTOCOL

to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union

THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM,

THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA,

THE CZECH REPUBLIC,

THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK,

THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY,

THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA,

IRELAND,

THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC,

THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN,

THE FRENCH REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA,

THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS,

THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,

THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG,

HUNGARY,

THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA,

THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS,

THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND,

THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC,

ROMANIA,

THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA,

THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC,

THE REPUBLIC OF FINLAND,

THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN,

THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

Contracting Parties to the Treaty on European Union, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Member States’, and

THE EUROPEAN UNION, hereinafter referered to as the ‘European Union’,

of the one part, and

THE LEBANESE REPUBLIC, hereinafter referred to as ‘Lebanon’

of the other part,

hereinafter referred to together as the ‘Contracting Parties’, for the purposes of this Protocol

Whereas:

(1)

The Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part (‘the Agreement’), was signed in Luxembourg 17 June 2002 and entered into force on 1 April 2006.

(2)

The Treaty of Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union was signed in Brussels on 9 December 2011 and entered into force on 1 July 2013.

(3)

Pursuant to Article 6(2) of the Act of Accession of the Republic of Croatia its accession to the Agreement is to be agreed by the conclusion of a protocol to the Agreement.

(4)

Consultations pursuant to Article 22(2) of the Agreement have taken place in order to ensure that account has been taken of the mutual interests of the European Union and Lebanon,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Republic of Croatia hereby accedes as Party to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part and shall respectively adopt and take note, in the same manner as the other Member States of the Union, of the texts of the Agreement, as well as of the Joint Declarations and the Declarations.

CHAPTER I

AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT OF THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ITS ANNEXES AND PROTOCOLS

Article 2

Rules of origin

Protocol 4 is amended as follows:

1.

In Article 18(4), the following phrase is be added: ‘Izdano naknadno’.

2.

Annex V is replaced by the following:

‘1.   

ANNEX V

TEXT OF THE INVOICE DECLARATION

The invoice declaration, the text of which is given below, must be made out in accordance with the footnotes. However, the footnotes do not have to be reproduced

Bulgarian version

Износителят на продуктите, обхванати от този документ (митническо разрешение № … (1) декларира, че освен където е отбелязано друго, тези продукти са с … преференциален произход (2).

Spanish version

El exportador de los productos incluidos en el presente documento [autorización aduanera no (1)] declara que, salvo indicación expresa en sentido contrario, estos productos gozan de un origen preferencial … (2).

Czech version

Vývozce výrobků uvedených v tomto dokumentu (číslo povolení … (1)) prohlašuje, že kromě zřetelně označených mají tyto výrobky preferenční původ v … (2).

Danish version

Eksportøren af varer, der er omfattet af nærværende dokument, (toldmyndighedernes tilladelse nr. … (1)), erklærer, at varerne, medmindre andet tydeligt er angivet, har præferenceoprindelse i … (2).

German version

Der Ausführer (Ermächtigter Ausführer; Bewilligungs-Nr. … (1)) der Waren, auf die sich dieses Handelspapier bezieht, erklärt, dass diese Waren, soweit nicht anders angegeben, präferenzbegünstigte … (2) Ursprungswaren sind.

Estonian version

Käesoleva dokumendiga hõlmatud toodete eksportija (tolliameti luba nr … (1)) deklareerib, et need tooted on … (2) sooduspäritoluga, välja arvatud juhul, kui on selgelt näidatud teisiti.

Greek version

Ο εξαγωγέας των προϊόντων που καλύπτονται από το παρόν έγγραφο [άδεια τελωνείου υπ' αριθ. … (1)] δηλώνει ότι, εκτός εάν δηλώνεται σαφώς άλλως, τα προϊόντα αυτά είναι προτιμησιακής καταγωγής … (2).

English version

The exporter of the products covered by this document (customs authorisation No … (1)) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of … (2) preferential origin.

French version

L'exportateur des produits couverts par le présent document [autorisation douanière no (1)] déclare que, sauf indication claire du contraire, ces produits ont l'origine préférentielle … (2).

Croatian version

Izvoznik proizvoda obuhvaćenih ovom ispravom (carinsko ovlaštenje br. … (1)) izjavljuje da su, osim ako je drukčije izričito navedeno, ovi proizvodi … (2) preferencijalnog podrijetla.

Italian version

L'esportatore delle merci contemplate nel presente documento [autorizzazione doganale n. … (1)] dichiarache, salvo indicazione contraria, le merci sono di origine preferenziale … (2).

Latvian version

To produktu eksportētājs, kuri ietverti šajā dokumentā (muitas atļauja Nr. … (1)), deklarē, ka, izņemot tur, kur ir citādi skaidri noteikts, šiem produktiem ir preferenciāla izcelsme … (2).

Lithuanian version

Šiame dokumente išvardintų produktų eksportuotojas (muitinės liudijimo Nr. … (1)) deklaruoja, kad, jeigu kitaip nenurodyta, tai yra … (2) preferencinės kilmės produktai.

Hungarian version

A jelen okmányban szereplő áruk exportőre (vámfelhatalmazási szám: … (1)) kijelentem, hogy egyértelmű eltérő jelzés hiányában az áruk preferenciális … (2) származásúak.

Maltese version

L-esportatur tal-prodotti koperti b'dan id-dokument (awtorizzazzjoni tad-dwana Nru … (1)) jiddikjara li, ħlief fejn indikat b'mod ċar li mhux hekk, dawn il-prodotti huma ta' oriġini preferenzjali … (2).

Dutch version

De exporteur van de goederen waarop dit document van toepassing is (douanevergunning nr. … (1)), verklaart dat, behoudens uitdrukkelijke andersluidende vermelding, deze goederen van preferentiële … oorsprong zijn (2).

Polish version

Eksporter produktów objętych tym dokumentem (upoważnienie władz celnych nr … (1)) deklaruje, że z wyjątkiem gdzie jest to wyraźnie określone, produkty te mają … (2) preferencyjne pochodzenie.

Portuguese version

O exportador dos produtos abrangidos pelo presente documento [autorização aduaneira n.o (1)], declara que, salvo declaração expressa em contrário, estes produtos são de origem preferencial … (2).

Romanian version

Exportatorul produselor ce fac obiectul acestui document [autorizația vamală nr. … (1)] declară că, exceptând cazul în care în mod expres este indicat altfel, aceste produse sunt de origine preferențială … (2).

Slovenian version

Izvoznik blaga, zajetega s tem dokumentom (pooblastilo carinskih organov št. … (1)) izjavlja, da, razen če ni drugače jasno navedeno, ima to blago preferencialno … (2) poreklo.

Slovak version

Vývozca výrobkov uvedených v tomto dokumente [číslo povolenia … (1)] vyhlasuje, že okrem zreteľne označených, majú tieto výrobky preferenčný pôvod v … (2).

Finnish version

Tässä asiakirjassa mainittujen tuotteiden viejä (tullin lupa N:o … (1)) ilmoittaa, että nämä tuotteet ovat, ellei toisin ole selvästi merkitty, etuuskohteluun oikeutettuja … (2) alkuperätuotteita.

Swedish version

Exportören av de varor som omfattas av detta dokument (tullmyndighetens tillstånd nr … (1)) försäkrar att dessa varor, om inte annat tydligt markerats, har förmånsberättigande … ursprung (2).

Arabic version

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 (3)

(Place and date)

 (4)

(Signature of exporter; in addition the name of the person signing the declaration has to be indicated in clear script)

CHAPTER II

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Article 3

Goods in transit

The provisions of the Agreement may be applied to goods exported from either Lebanon to Croatia or from Croatia to Lebanon which comply with the provisions of Protocol 4 to the Agreement and that on the date of accession of Croatia are either en route or in temporary storage, in a customs warehouse or in a free zone in Lebanon or in Croatia.

Preferential treatment may be granted in such cases, subject to the submission to the customs authorities of the importing country, within four months from the date of accession of Croatia, of a proof of origin issued retrospectively by the customs authorities of the exporting country.

CHAPTER III

FINAL AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 4

Lebanon undertakes that it shall neither make any claim, request or referral nor modify or withdraw any concession pursuant to GATT 1994 Articles XXIV.6 and XXVIII in relation to this enlargement of the Union.

Article 5

In due time after the initialling of this Protocol, the Union shall communicate to its Member States and Lebanon, the Croatian language version of the Agreement. Subject to the entry into force of this Protocol, the language version referred to in the first sentence of this Article shall become authentic under the same conditions as the Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish language versions of the Agreement.

Article 6

This Protocol shall form an integral part of the Agreement.

Article 7

This Protocol shall be approved by the Union, by the Council of the European Union on behalf of the Member States and by Lebanon, in accordance with their own procedures. The Contracting Parties shall notify each other of the completion of the procedures necessary for that purpose. The instruments of approval shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which all the Parties have notified each other of the completion of the procedures necessary for this purpose.

Pending the date of its entry into force, the Protocol shall apply provisionally with effect from 1 July 2013.

Article 8

This Protocol is drawn up in duplicate in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Arabic languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries, duly authorised to this effect, have signed this Protocol.

Съставено в Брюксел на двадесет и осми април през две хиляди и шестнадесета година.

Hecho en Bruselas, el veintiocho de abril de dos mil dieciséis.

V Bruselu dne dvacátého osmého dubna dva tisíce šestnáct.

Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den otteogtyvende april to tusind og seksten.

Geschehen zu Brüssel am achtundzwanzigsten April zweitausendsechzehn.

Kahe tuhande kuueteistkümnenda aasta aprillikuu kahekümne kaheksandal päeval Brüsselis.

Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις είκοσι οκτώ Απριλίου δύο χιλιάδες δεκαέξι.

Done at Brussels on the twenty eighth day of April in the year two thousand and sixteen.

Fait à Bruxelles, le vingt huit avril deux mille seize.

Sastavljeno u Bruxellesu dvadeset osmog travnja godine dvije tisuće šesnaeste.

Fatto a Bruxelles, addì ventotto aprile duemilasedici.

Briselē, divi tūkstoši sešpadsmitā gada divdesmit astotajā aprīlī.

Priimta du tūkstančiai šešioliktų metų balandžio dvidešimt aštuntą dieną Briuselyje.

Kelt Brüsszelben, a kétezer-tizenhatodik év április havának huszonnyolcadik napján.

Magħmul fi Brussell, fit-tmienja u għoxrin jum ta’ April fis-sena elfejn u sittax.

Gedaan te Brussel, achtentwintig april tweeduizend zestien.

Sporządzono w Brukseli dnia dwudziestego ósmego kwietnia roku dwa tysiące szesnastego.

Feito em Bruxelas, em vinte e oito de abril de dois mil e dezasseis.

Întocmit la Bruxelles la douăzeci și opt aprilie două mii șaisprezece.

V Bruseli dvadsiateho ôsmeho apríla dvetisícšestnásť.

V Bruslju, dne osemindvajsetega aprila leta dva tisoč šestnajst.

Tehty Brysselissä kahdentenakymmenentenäkahdeksantena päivänä huhtikuuta vuonna kaksituhattakuusitoista.

Som skedde i Bryssel den tjugoåttonde april år tjugohundrasexton.

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За държавите-членки

Por los Estados miembros

Za členské státy

For medlemsstaterne

Für die Mitgliedstaaten

Liikmesriikide nimel

Για τα κράτη μέλη

For the Member States

Pour les États membres

Za države članice

Per gli Stati membri

Dalībvalstu vārdā –

Valstybių narių vardu

A tagállamok részéről

Għall-Istati Membri

Voor de lidstaten

W imieniu Państw Członkowskich

Pelos Estados-Membros

Pentru statele membre

Za členské štáty

Za države članice

Jäsenvaltioiden puolesta

För medlemsstaterna

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За Европейския съюз

Рог la Unión Europea

Za Evropskou unii

For Den Europæiske Union

Für die Europäische Union

Euroopa Liidu nimel

Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση

For the European Union

Pour l'Union européenne

Za Europsku uniju

Per l'Unione europea

Eiropas Savienības vārdā –

Europos Sąjungos vardu

Az Európai Unió részéről

Għall-Unjoni Ewropea

Voor de Europese Unie

W imieniu Unii Europejskiej

Pela União Europeia

Pentru Uniunea Europeană

Za Európsku úniu

Za Evropsko unijo

Euroopan unionin puolesta

För Europeiska unionen

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За Ливанската република

Por la República Libanesa

Za Libanonskou republiku

For Den Libanesiske Republik

Für die Libanesische Republik

Liibanoni Vabariigi nimel

Για τη Δημοκρατία του Λιβάνου

For the Lebanese Republic

Pour la République libanaise

Za Libanonsku Republiku

Per la Repubblica libanese

Libānas Republikas vārdā –

Libano Respublikos vardu

A Libanoni Köztársaság részéről

Għar-Repubblika Libaniża

Voor de Republiek Libanon

W imieniu Republiki Libańskiej

Pela República Libanesa

Pentru Republica Libaneză

Za Libanonskú republiku

Za Libanonsko republiko

Libanonin tasavallan puolesta

För Republiken Libanon

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(1)  When the invoice declaration is made out by an approved exporter within the meaning of Article 22 of the Protocol, the authorisation number of the approved exporter must be entered in this space. When the invoice declaration is not made out by an approved exporter, the words in brackets must be omitted or the space left blank.

(2)  Origin of products to be indicated. When the invoice declaration relates in whole or in part, to products originating in Ceuta and Melilla within the meaning of Article 38 of the Protocol, the exporter must clearly indicate them in the document on which the declaration is made out by means of the symbol “CM”

(3)  These indications may be omitted if the information is contained on the document itself

(4)  See Article 22(5) of the Protocol. In cases where the exporter is not required to sign, the exemption of signature also implies the exemption of the name of the signatory.’


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