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Document 31997R1713

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1713/97 of 3 September 1997 derogating from Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalized preferences to take account of the special situation of Laos regarding certain exports of textiles to the Community

OJ L 242, 4.9.1997, p. 1–9 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/1713/oj

4.9.1997   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

L 242/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1713/97

of 3 September 1997

derogating from Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 in respect of the definition of the concept of originating products used for the purposes of the scheme of generalized preferences to take account of the special situation of Laos regarding certain exports of textiles to the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 82/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2), and in particular Article 249 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 (3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1427/97 (4), laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code, and in particular Article 76 thereof,

Whereas, by Council Regulation (EC) No 3281/94 of 19 December 1994 applying a four-year scheme of generalized tariff preferences (1995 to 1998) in respect of certain industrial products originating in developing countries (5), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 998/97 (6) the Community gave such preferences to Laos;

Whereas Articles 67 et seq. of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 establish the definition of the concept of originating products to be used for the purposes of generalized tariff preferences; whereas Article 76 of the Regulation provides however, for derogations to those provisions in favour of least-developed GSP beneficiary countries which submit an appropriate request to that effect to the Community;

Whereas the Government of Laos has applied for such a derogation in respect of certain textile products; whereas at the Community's request Laos has provided the requisite additional economic information;

Whereas the request submitted by Laos satisfies the requirements of Article 76; whereas in particular the introduction of quantitative conditions (on annual basis) reflecting the Community market's capacity to absorb the Lao products, Laos's export capacity and actual recorded trade flows is such as to prevent injury to the corresponding branches of Community industry;

Whereas in order to encourage regional cooperation among beneficiary countries it is desirable to provide that the raw materials to be used in Laos in the context of this derogation should originate in countries belonging to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) (except Myanmar), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) or the Lome Convention;

Whereas any demand to extend application of the derogation beyond the quantities provided for must be considered in consultation with the Lao authorities;

Whereas the derogation may not in any case apply beyond 31 December 1998, when the current scheme of generalized tariff preferences for industrial products expires;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation is in conformity with the opinion of the Customs Code Committee (Origin Section),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   By way of derogation from Articles 67 et seq. of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, products listed in the annex to this Regulation which are manufactured in Laos from woven fabric (woven items) or yarn (knitted items) imported into that country and originating in a country belonging to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) (except Myanmar), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) or the Lome Convention shall be regarded as originating in Laos in accordance with the arrangements set out below.

2.   For the purposes of paragraph 1, products shall be considered as originating in Asean or SAARC when they are obtained in these countries according to the rules of origin provided in Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, or as originating in the beneficiary countries of the Lome Convention when they are obtained in these countries according to the rules of origin provided in Protocol No 1 to the Fourth ACP-EEC Convention (7).

3.   The competent authorities of Laos shall undertake to take all of the necessary measures to ensure compliance with the provisions of paragraph 2.

Article 2

The derogation provided for in Article 1 shall apply to products, imported into the Community from Laos during the period from 1 August 1997 to 31 December 1998, up to the annual quantities listed in the Annex against each product.

Article 3

The quantities referred to in Article 2 shall be managed by the Commission, which may take any appropriate administrative measures to ensure that they are managed efficiently.

Where an importer presents a declaration for release for free circulation in a Member State, applying to take advantage of the provisions of this Regulation, and the declaration is accepted by the customs authorities, the Member State concerned shall notify the Commission and draw an amount corresponding to its requirements.

Requests for drawings, indicating the date on which the declarations were accepted, shall be sent to the Commission without delay.

Drawings shall be granted by the Commission by reference to the date on which the customs authorities of the Member State concerned accepted the declaration for release for free circulation, to the extent that the available balance so permits.

If a Member State does not use the amount drawn it shall return it as soon as possible to the corresponding quantity.

If the amounts requested are greater than the available balance of the quantity in question, the balance shall be allocated among applicants pro rata. The Commission shall inform the Member States of the drawings made.

Each Member State shall ensure that importers of the products in question have equal and continuous access to the quantities for as long as the balance of the relevant quantity so permits.

Article 4

When drawings under Article 3 account for 80 % of the quantities shown in the Annex, the Commission, in consultation with the Lao authorities, shall consider whether it is necessary to extend application of the derogation beyond those quantities.

Article 5

The following shall be entered in box 4 of certificates of origin Form A issued under this Regulation:

‘Derogation — Regulation (EC) No 1713/97’

Article 6

In case of doubt, the Member States may demand a copy of the document certifying the origin of the materials used in Laos under this derogation. Such a demand may be made at the time of entry into free circulation of the goods benefiting from the provisions of this Regulation, or within the framework of the administrative cooperation for which provision is made in Article 94 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 7

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

It shall apply from 1 August 1997.

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

Done at Brussels, 3 September 1997.

For the Commission

Mario MONTI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 302, 19. 10. 1992, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 17, 21. 1. 1997, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11. 10. 1993, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 196, 24. 7. 1997, p. 31.

(5)  OJ L 348, 31. 12. 1994, p. 1.

(6)  OJ L 144, 4. 6. 1997, p. 13.

(7)  OJ L 229, 17. 8. 1991, p. 1.


ANNEX

Order No

Textile category

Combined Nomenclature

Description of goods

Quantity (1.1-31.12)

09.8001

4

6105 10 00

6105 20 10

6105 20 90

6105 90 10

6109 10 00

6109 90 10

6109 90 30

6110 20 10

6110 30 10

Shirts, T-shirts, lightweight fine-knit roll-, polo- or turtle-necked jumpers and pullovers (other than of wool or fine animal-hair), undervests and the like, knitted or crocheted

2 130 748 pieces

09.8002

5

6101 10 90

6101 20 90

6101 30 90

6102 10 90

6102 20 90

6102 30 90

6110 10 10

6110 10 31

6110 10 35

6110 10 38

6110 10 91

6110 10 95

6110 10 98

6110 20 91

6110 20 99

6110 30 91

6110 30 99

Jerseys, pullovers, slip-overs, waistcoats, twinsets, cardigans bed-jackets and jumpers (other than jackets and blazers), anoraks, windcheaters, waister jackets and the like, knitted or crocheted

1 094 326 pieces

09.8003

6

6203 41 10

6203 41 90

6203 42 31

6203 42 33

6203 42 35

6203 42 90

6203 43 19

6203 43 90

6203 49 19

6203 49 50

6204 61 10

6204 62 31

6204 62 33

6204 62 39

6204 63 18

6204 69 18

6211 32 42

6211 33 42

6211 42 42

6211 43 42

Men's or boys' woven breeches, shorts other than swimwear and trousers (including slacks); women's or girls' woven trousers and slacks, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; lower parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

2 594 821 pieces

09.8004

7

6106 10 00

6106 20 00

6106 90 10

6206 20 00

6206 30 00

6206 40 00

Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, whether or not knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

199 378 pieces

09.8005

8

6205 10 00

6205 20 00

6205 30 00

Men's or boys' shirts, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

254 998 pieces

09.8006

10

6111 10 10

6111 20 10

6111 30 10

ex 6111 90 00

6116 10 20

6116 10 80

6116 91 00

6116 92 00

6116 93 00

6116 99 00

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

1 100 pairs

09.8007

12

6115 12 00

6115 19 10

6115 19 90

6115 20 11

6115 20 90

6115 91 00

6115 92 00

6115 93 10

6115 93 30

6115 93 99

6115 99 00

Panty-hose and tights, stockings, understockings, socks, ankle-socks, sockettes and the like, knitted or crocheted, other than for babies, including stockings for varicose veins, other than products of category 70

1 100 pairs

09.8008

13

6107 11 00

6107 12 00

6107 19 00

6108 21 00

6108 22 00

6108 29 00

Men's or boys' underpants and briefs, women's or girls' knickers and briefs, knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

10 208 pieces

09.8009

14

6201 11 00

ex 6201 12 10

ex 6201 12 90

ex 6201 13 10

ex 6201 13 90

6210 20 00

Men's or boys' woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres (other than parkas of category 21)

40 853 pieces

09.8010

15

6202 11 00

ex 6202 12 10

ex 6202 12 90

ex 6202 13 10

ex 6202 13 90

6204 31 00

6204 32 90

6204 33 90

6204 39 19

6210 30 00

Women's or girls' woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes; jackets and blazers, of wool, of cotton or of man made fibres (other than parkas of category 21)

48 091 pieces

09.8011

16

6203 11 00

6203 12 00

6203 19 10

6203 19 30

6203 21 00

6203 22 80

6203 23 80

6203 29 18

6211 32 31

6211 33 31

Men's or boys' suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits; men's or boys' tracksuits with lining, with an outer shell of a single identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres.

85 532 pieces

09.8012

17

6203 31 00

6203 32 90

6203 33 90

6203 39 19

Men's or boys' jackets and blazers, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

18 998 pieces

09.8013

18

6207 11 00

6207 19 00

6207 21 00

6207 22 00

6207 29 00

6207 91 10

6207 91 90

6207 92 00

6207 99 00

Men's or boys' singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

4,4 tonnes

6208 11 00

6208 19 10

6208 19 90

6208 21 00

6208 22 00

6208 29 00

6208 91 11

6208 91 19

6208 91 90

6208 92 10

6208 92 90

6208 99 00

Women's or girls singlets and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negliges, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

09.8014

21

ex 6201 12 10

ex 6201 12 90

ex 6201 13 10

ex 6201 13 90

6201 91 00

6201 92 00

6201 93 00

ex 6202 12 10

ex 6202 12 90

ex 6202 13 10

ex 6202 13 90

6202 91 00

6202 92 00

6202 93 00

6211 32 41

6211 33 41

6211 42 41

6211 43 41

Parkas; anoraks, wind-cheaters, waister jackets and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; upper parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

815 296 pieces

09.8015

24

6107 21 00

6107 22 00

6107 29 00

6107 91 10

6107 91 90

6107 92 00

ex 6107 99 00

Men's or boys' nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

53730 pieces

6108 31 10

6108 31 90

6108 32 11

6108 32 19

6108 32 90

6108 39 00

6108 91 10

6108 91 90

6108 92 00

6108 99 10

Women's or girls' nightdresses, pyjamas, negliges, bathrobes, dressing-gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

09.8016

26

6104 41 00

6104 42 00

6104 43 00

6104 44 00

6204 41 00

6204 42 00

6204 43 00

6204 44 00

Women's or girls' dresses, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

42 919 pieces

09.8017

27

6104 51 00

6104 52 00

6104 53 00

6104 59 00

6204 51 00

6204 52 00

6204 53 00

6204 59 10

Women's or girls' skirts, including divided skirts

22 542 pieces

09.8018

28

6103 41 10

6103 41 90

6103 42 10

6103 42 90

6103 43 10

6103 43 90

6103 49 10

6103 49 91

6104 61 10

6104 61 90

6104 62 10

6104 62 90

6104 63 10

6104 63 90

6104 69 10

6104 69 91

Trousers, bib-and-brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

313 247 pieces

09.8019

29

6204 11 00

6204 12 00

6204 13 00

6204 19 10

6204 21 00

6204 22 80

6204 23 80

6204 29 18

6211 42 31

6211 43 31

Women's or girls' suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of manmade fibres, excluding ski-suits; women's or girls' tracksuits with lining, with an outer shell of an identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

17 794 pieces

09.8020

31

6212 10 00

Brassières, woven, knitted or crocheted

1 100 pieces

09.8021

68

6111 10 90

6111 20 90

6111 30 90

ex 6111 90 00

ex 6209 10 00

ex 6209 20 00

ex 6209 30 00

ex 6209 90 00

Babies' garments and clothing accessories, excluding babies' gloves, mittens and mitts of categories 10 and 87, and babies' stockings, socks and sockettes, other than knitted or crocheted, of category 88

44 tonnes

09.8022

69

6108 11 10

6108 11 90

6108 19 10

6108 19 90

Women's or girls' slips and petticoats, knitted or crocheted

1 100 pieces

09.8023

72

6112 31 10

6112 31 90

6112 39 10

6112 39 90

6112 41 10

6112 41 90

6112 49 10

6112 49 90

6211 11 00

6211 12 00

Swimwear, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

8 620 pieces

09.8024

73

6112 11 00

6112 12 00

6112 19 00

Tracksuits, of knitted or crocheted fabric, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

67 810 pieces

09.8025

74

6104 11 00

6104 12 00

6104 13 00

ex 6104 19 00

6104 21 00

6104 22 00

6104 23 00

ex 6104 29 00

Women's or girls' knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski-suits

11 366 pieces

09.8026

75

6103 11 00

6103 12 00

6103 19 00

6103 21 00

6103 22 00

6103 23 00

6103 29 00

Men's or boys' knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski-suits

1 100 pieces

09.8027

76

6203 22 10

6203 23 10

6203 29 11

6203 32 10

6203 33 10

6203 39 11

6203 42 11

6203 42 51

6203 43 11

6203 43 31

6203 49 11

6203 49 31

Men's or boys' industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

6,6 tonnes

6204 22 10

6204 23 10

6204 29 11

6204 32 10

6204 33 10

6204 39 11

6204 62 11

6204 62 51

6204 63 11

6204 63 31

6204 69 11

6204 69 31

6211 32 10

6211 33 10

6211 42 10

6211 43 10

Women's or girls' aprons, smock-overalls and other industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

09.8028

78

6203 41 30

6203 42 59

6203 43 39

6203 49 39

6204 61 80

6204 61 90

6204 62 59

6204 62 90

6204 63 39

6204 63 90

6204 69 39

6204 69 50

6210 40 00

6210 50 00

6211 31 00

6211 32 90

6211 33 90

6211 41 00

6211 42 90

6211 43 90

Garments, other than knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 29, 68, 72, 76 and 77

111,1 tonnes

09.8029

83

6101 10 10

6101 20 10

6101 30 10

6102 10 10

6102 20 10

6102 30 10

6103 31 00

6103 32 00

6103 33 00

ex 6103 39 00

6104 31 00

6104 32 00

6104 33 00

ex 6104 39 00

6112 20 00

6113 00 90

6114 10 00

6114 20 00

6114 30 00

Overcoats, jackets, blazers and other garments, including ski-suits, knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 4, 5, 7, 13, 24, 26, 27, 28, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74 and 75

7,7 tonnes

09.8030

84

6214 20 00

6214 30 00

6214 40 00

6214 90 10

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,1 tonne

09.8031

86

6212 20 00

6212 30 00

6212 90 00

Corsets, corset-belts, suspender-belts, braces, suspenders, garters and the like, and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted

1 100 pieces

09.8032

156

6106 90 30

ex 6110 90 90

Women's or girls' blouses or pullovers, knitted or crocheted, of silk or of silk-waste

1,1 tonne

09.8033

157

6101 90 10

6101 90 90

6102 90 10

6102 90 90

ex 6103 39 00

6103 49 99

ex 6104 19 00

ex 6104 29 00

ex 6104 39 00

6104 49 00

6104 69 99

6105 90 90

6106 90 50

6106 90 90

ex 6107 99 00

6108 99 90

6109 90 90

6110 90 10

ex 6110 90 90

ex 6111 90 00

6114 90 00

Garments, knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and of category 156

1,1 tonne

09.8034

159

6204 49 10

6206 10 00

Dresses, blouses and shirt-blouses, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or of silk-waste

1,1 tonne

6214 10 00

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or of silk-waste

6215 10 00

Ties, bow-ties and cravats, of silk or of silk-waste

09.8035

161

6201 19 00

6201 99 00

6202 19 00

6202 99 00

6203 19 90

6203 29 90

6203 39 90

6203 49 90

6204 19 90

6204 29 90

6204 39 90

6204 49 90

6204 59 90

6204 69 90

6205 90 10

6205 90 90

6206 90 10

6206 90 90

ex 6211 20 00

6211 39 00

6211 49 00

Garments, not knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and of category 159

1,1 tonne


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