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Document 32002R1323

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1323/2002 of 22 July 2002 derogating from Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 as regards the export of cereals products to third countries other than Hungary

OJ L 194, 23.7.2002, p. 24–25 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 11/12/2010

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2002/1323/oj

32002R1323

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1323/2002 of 22 July 2002 derogating from Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 as regards the export of cereals products to third countries other than Hungary

Official Journal L 194 , 23/07/2002 P. 0024 - 0025


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1323/2002

of 22 July 2002

derogating from Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 as regards the export of cereals products to third countries other than Hungary

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 of 30 June 1992 on the common organisation of the market in cereals(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1666/2000(2), and in particular Article 13 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 of 15 April 1999 laying down common detailed rules for the application of the system of export refunds on agricultural products(3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1253/2002(4), states that entitlement to the refund is acquired on importation into a specific third country when a differentiated refund applies for that third country. Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Regulation lay down the conditions for the payment of the differentiated refund, in particular the documents to be supplied as proof of the goods' arrival at destination.

(2) In the case of a differentiated refund, Article 18(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 states that part of the refund, calculated using the lowest refund rate, is paid on application by the exporter once proof is furnished that the product has left the customs territory of the Community.

(3) A trade agreement has recently been concluded between the European Commission and Hungary, introducing concessions in the form of Community tariffs for certain agricultural products and complete liberalisation of trade in other agricultural products. In the cereals sector the abolition of refunds for most of the products listed in Article 1(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 is one of the concessions introduced.

(4) The Hungarian authorities have undertaken to grant the preferential duty to cereal products imported into Hungary only if the product concerned is accompanied by documents certifying that it has not benefited from an export refund. The full rate of duty applies in the absence of such documents. As the full rate of duty is higher than the amount of the refund currently granted for exports to other third countries, there is no risk of a diversion of trade.

(5) Account should therefore be taken of these arrangements when applying the above provisions of Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 in order to avoid imposing unnecessary costs on exporters in their commercial trade with third countries. To this end, no account should be taken of the fact that no refund has been fixed for the particular destination in question when determining the lowest rate of refund.

(6) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Cereals,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. Notwithstanding Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 800/1999, where the differentiation of the refund is the result solely of a refund not having been fixed for Hungary, proof that the customs import formalities have been completed shall not be required for payment of the refund for the products listed in the Annex to this Regulation.

2. The fact that a refund has not been fixed for the products for export to Hungary listed in the Annex hereto shall not be taken account in determining the lowest rate of refund within the meaning of Article 18(2) of Regulation (EC) No 800/1999.

Article 2

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

It shall apply to applications for export licences submitted on or after 1 July 2002.

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

Done at Brussels, 22 July 2002.

For the Commission

Franz Fischler

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 181, 1.7.1992, p. 21.

(2) OJ L 193, 29.7.2000, p. 1.

(3) OJ L 102, 17.4.1999, p. 11.

(4) OJ L 183, 12.7.2002, p. 12.

ANNEX

CEREAL PRODUCTS COVERED BY THE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH HUNGARY

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