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Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to  31 December 2011 and amending Regulations (EC) No 552/97, (EC) No 1933/2006 and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1100/2006 and (EC) No 964/2007

OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1–39 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 11 Volume 081 P. 257 - 295

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2013; Repealed by 32012R0978

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/732/oj

6.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 211/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 732/2008

of 22 July 2008

applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 and amending Regulations (EC) No 552/97, (EC) No 1933/2006 and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1100/2006 and (EC) No 964/2007

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Since 1971, the Community has granted trade preferences to developing countries, in the framework of its scheme of generalised tariff preferences.

(2)

The Community’s common commercial policy is to be consistent with and to consolidate the objectives of development policy, in particular the eradication of poverty and the promotion of sustainable development and good governance in the developing countries. It is to comply with WTO requirements, and in particular with the GATT ‘enabling clause’ of 1979 according to which WTO Members may accord differential and more favourable treatment to developing countries.

(3)

The Communication of 7 July 2004 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee, entitled ‘Developing countries, international trade and sustainable development: the function of the Community’s generalised system of preferences (GSP) for the 10-year period from 2006 to 2015’, sets out the guidelines for the application of the scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 2006 to 2015.

(4)

Council Regulation (EC) No 980/2005 (2) applies the scheme of generalised tariff preferences until 31 December 2008. Thereafter, the scheme should continue to apply until 31 December 2011, in accordance with the guidelines.

(5)

The scheme of generalised tariff preferences (hereinafter referred to as the scheme) should consist of a general arrangement, granted to all beneficiary countries and territories, and two special arrangements taking account of the various development needs of countries in similar economic situations.

(6)

The general arrangement should be granted to all those beneficiary countries which are not classified by the World Bank as high-income countries and which are not sufficiently diversified in their exports.

(7)

The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance is based on the integral concept of sustainable development, as recognised by international conventions and instruments such as the 1986 UN Declaration on the Right to Development, the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the 2000 UN Millennium Declaration, and the 2002 Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development.

(8)

Consequently, additional tariff preferences should be granted to those developing countries which, due to a lack of diversification and insufficient integration into the international trading system, are vulnerable while assuming the special burdens and responsibilities resulting from the ratification and effective implementation of core international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.

(9)

These preferences should be designed to promote further economic growth and, thereby, to respond positively to the need for sustainable development. Under this arrangement, the ad valorem tariffs should therefore be suspended for the beneficiary countries concerned, as well as the specific duties, unless combined with an ad valorem duty.

(10)

Developing countries which fulfil the criteria for being eligible for the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance should be able to benefit from the additional tariff preferences if, upon their application, the Commission confirms their qualification by 15 December 2008. The countries which already benefit from the special arrangement for sustainable development and good governance should renew their applications.

(11)

The Commission should monitor the effective implementation of the international conventions in accordance with their respective mechanisms and should assess the relationship between the additional tariff preferences and the promotion of sustainable development.

(12)

The special arrangement for the least-developed countries should continue to grant duty-free access to the Community market for products originating in the least-developed countries, as recognised and classified by the UN. For a country no longer classified by the UN as a least-developed country, a transitional period should be established, to alleviate any adverse effects caused by removal of the tariff preferences granted under this arrangement.

(13)

To ensure coherence with the market access provisions for sugar in the Economic Partnership Agreements, the duty free access for sugar should apply from 1 October 2009 and the tariff quota for products under subheading 1701 11 10 as opened under the special arrangement for the least developed countries should be extended until 30 September 2009 with a pro rata increase in its volume. In addition, for the period between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2012 the importer of products under heading 1701 should undertake to purchase such products at a price not lower than a minimum price.

(14)

For the general arrangement, there should be continued differentiation of the preferences between ‘non-sensitive’ products and ‘sensitive’ products, to take account of the situation of the sectors manufacturing the same products in the Community.

(15)

Tariff duties on non-sensitive products should continue to be suspended, while duties on sensitive products should enjoy a tariff reduction, in order to ensure a satisfactory utilisation rate while at the same time taking account of the situation of the corresponding Community industries.

(16)

Such a tariff reduction should be sufficiently attractive, in order to motivate traders to make use of the opportunities offered by the scheme. Therefore, as far as the ad valorem duties are concerned, the general reduction should be by a flat rate of 3,5 percentage points from the ‘most favoured nation’ duty-rate, while such duties for textiles and textile goods should be reduced by 20 %. Specific duties should be reduced by 30 %. Where a minimum duty is specified, that minimum duty should not apply.

(17)

Where the preferential duty-rates, calculated in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 980/2005, provide for a higher tariff reduction, such rates should continue to apply.

(18)

Duties should be suspended totally, where the preferential treatment for an individual import declaration results in an ad valorem duty of 1 % or less or in a specific duty of EUR 2 or less, since the cost of collecting such duties might be higher than the revenue gained.

(19)

For the sake of coherence in the Community’s commercial policy, a beneficiary country should not benefit from both the scheme and a preferential trade agreement, if that agreement covers all the preferences provided for by the present scheme to that country.

(20)

Graduation should be based on criteria related to sections of the Common Customs Tariff. The graduation of a section for a beneficiary country should be applied when the section meets the criteria for graduation during three consecutive years, in order to increase predictability and fairness of graduation by eliminating the effect of large and exceptional variations in the import statistics.

(21)

The rules of origin concerning the definition of the concept of originating products, the procedures and the methods of administrative cooperation related thereto, laid down in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (3), should apply to the tariff preferences provided for by this Regulation, in order to ensure that the benefit of this scheme goes only to those beneficiary countries which the scheme is intended to benefit.

(22)

The reasons for temporary withdrawal should include serious and systematic violations of the principles laid down in certain international conventions concerning core human rights and labour rights or related to the environment or good governance, so as to promote the objectives of those conventions and to ensure that no beneficiary country receives unfair advantage through continuous violation of those conventions.

(23)

Due to the political situation in Myanmar and in Belarus, the temporary withdrawal of all tariff preferences in respect of imports of products originating in Myanmar or Belarus should be maintained.

(24)

Where necessary, references in other Community legislation should be updated to refer to this Regulation. Council Regulations (EC) No 552/97 of 24 March 1997 temporarily withdrawing access to generalised tariff preferences from the Union of Myanmar (4), No 1933/2006 of 21 December 2006 temporarily withdrawing access to the generalised tariff preferences from the Republic of Belarus (5) and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1100/2006 of 17 July 2006 laying down, for the marketing years 2006/2007, 2007/08 and 2008/2009, detailed rules for the opening and administration of tariff quotas for raw cane-sugar for refining, originating in least developed countries, as well as detailed rules applying to the importation of products under tariff heading 1701 originating in least developed countries (6) and (EC) No 964/2007 of 14 August 2007 laying down detailed rules for the opening and administration of the tariff quotas for rice originating in the least developed countries for the marketing years 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 (7) should therefore be amended accordingly.

(25)

The measures necessary for the implementation of this Regulation should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission (8),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

1.   The scheme of generalised tariff preferences (hereinafter referred to as the scheme) shall apply in accordance with this Regulation.

2.   This Regulation provides for the following tariff preferences:

(a)

a general arrangement;

(b)

a special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance; and

(c)

a special arrangement for the least-developed countries.

Article 2

For the purposes of this Regulation:

(a)

‘Common Customs Tariff duties’ means the duties specified in Part Two of Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (9), except those duties set up within the framework of tariff quotas;

(b)

‘section’ means any of the sections of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87. Section XI shall be treated as being made up of two separate sections, with Section XI(a) comprising Chapters 50-60 of the Common Customs Tariff, and Section XI(b) comprising Chapters 61-63 of the Common Customs Tariff;

(c)

‘beneficiary countries and territories’ means countries and territories listed in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 3

1.   A beneficiary country shall be removed from the scheme when it has been classified by the World Bank as a high-income country during three consecutive years, and when the value of imports for the five largest sections of its imports covered by the GSP into the Community represents less than 75 % of the total GSP-covered imports from that beneficiary country into the Community.

2.   When a beneficiary country benefits from a preferential trade agreement with the Community which covers all the preferences provided for by the present scheme to that country, it shall be removed from the list of beneficiary countries.

The Commission shall inform the Committee referred to in Article 27 about the preferences provided by the preferential trade agreement referred to in the first subparagraph.

3.   The Commission shall notify the beneficiary country concerned of its removal from the list of beneficiary countries.

Article 4

The products included in the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2)(a) and (b) are listed in Annex II.

Article 5

1.   The tariff preferences provided shall apply to imports of products included in the arrangement enjoyed by the beneficiary country in which they originate.

2.   For the purposes of the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2), the rules of origin concerning the definition of the concept of originating products, the procedures and the methods of administrative cooperation related thereto, shall be those laid down in Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

3.   Regional cumulation within the meaning and provisions of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 shall also apply where a product used in further manufacture in a country belonging to a regional group originates in another country of the group, which does not benefit from the arrangements applying to the final product, provided that both countries benefit from regional cumulation for that group.

CHAPTER II

ARRANGEMENTS AND TARIFF PREFERENCES

SECTION 1

General arrangement

Article 6

1.   Common Customs Tariff duties on products listed in Annex II as non-sensitive products shall be suspended entirely, except for agricultural components.

2.   Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties on products listed in Annex II as sensitive products shall be reduced by 3,5 percentage points. For products from Sections XI(a) and XI(b), this reduction shall be 20 %.

3.   Where preferential duty-rates, calculated in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005, on the Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties applicable on 25 August 2008, provide for a tariff reduction, for the products referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, of more than 3,5 percentage points, those preferential duty-rates shall apply.

4.   Common Customs Tariff specific duties, other than minimum or maximum duties, on products listed in Annex II as sensitive products shall be reduced by 30 %.

5.   Where Common Customs Tariff duties on products listed in Annex II as sensitive products include ad valorem duties and specific duties, the specific duties shall not be reduced.

6.   Where duties reduced in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 4 specify a maximum duty, that maximum duty shall not be reduced. Where such duties specify a minimum duty, that minimum duty shall not apply.

7.   The tariff preferences referred to in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 shall not apply to products from sections in respect of which those tariff preferences have been removed, for the country of origin concerned, in accordance with Article 13 and Article 20(8) as listed in column C of Annex I.

SECTION 2

Special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance

Article 7

1.   Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties on all products listed in Annex II which originate in a country included in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance shall be suspended.

2.   Common Customs Tariff specific duties on products referred to in paragraph 1 shall be suspended entirely, except for products for which the Common Customs Tariff duties include ad valorem duties. For products with CN code 1704 10 90, the specific duty shall be limited to 16 % of the customs value.

3.   For a beneficiary country, the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance shall not include products from the sections for which, according to column C of Annex I, these tariff preferences have been withdrawn.

Article 8

1.   The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance may be granted to a country which:

(a)

has ratified and effectively implemented all the conventions listed in Annex III;

(b)

gives an undertaking to maintain the ratification of the conventions and their implementing legislation and measures, and accepts regular monitoring and review of its implementation record in accordance with the implementation provisions of the conventions it has ratified; and

(c)

is considered to be a vulnerable country as defined in paragraph 2.

2.   For the purposes of this Section a vulnerable country means a country:

(a)

which is not classified by the World Bank as a high-income country during three consecutive years, and of which the five largest sections of its GSP-covered imports into the Community represent more than 75 % in value of its total GSP-covered imports; and

(b)

of which the GSP-covered imports into the Community represent less than 1 % in value of the total GSP-covered imports into the Community.

The data to be used are:

(a)

for the purpose of Article 9(a)(i) — those available on 1 September 2007, as an annual average over three consecutive years;

(b)

for the purpose of Article 9(a)(ii) — those available on 1 September 2009, as an annual average over three consecutive years.

3.   The Commission shall keep under review the status of ratification and effective implementation of the conventions listed in Annex III by examining available information from relevant monitoring bodies. The Commission shall inform the Council if this information indicates that there has been a diversion, by a beneficiary country, from the effective implementation of any of the conventions.

In time for discussion on the next Regulation, the Commission shall present, to the Council, a summary report on the status of ratification and available recommendations by relevant monitoring bodies.

Article 9

1.   Without prejudice to paragraph 3, the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance shall be granted if the following conditions are met:

(a)

a country or territory listed in Annex I has made a request to that effect either:

(i)

by 31 October 2008, to be granted the special incentive arrangement as from 1 January 2009;

or

(ii)

by 30 April 2010, to be granted the special incentive arrangement as from 1 July 2010;

and

(b)

an examination of the request shows that the requesting country or territory fulfils the conditions laid down in Article 8(1) and (2).

2.   The requesting country shall submit its request to the Commission in writing, and shall provide comprehensive information concerning the ratification of the conventions referred to in Annex III, the legislation and measures to implement the provisions of the conventions effectively, and its commitment to accept and comply fully with the monitoring and review mechanism envisaged in the relevant conventions and related instruments.

3.   Those countries which were granted the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance under Regulation (EC) No 980/2005 shall also submit a request, in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article. Countries granted the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance on the basis of a request under paragraph 1(a)(i) shall not be required to submit a request under paragraph 1(a)(ii).

Article 10

1.   The Commission shall examine the request accompanied by the information referred to in Article 9(2). When examining the request the Commission shall take account of the findings of the relevant international organisations and agencies. It may ask the requesting country any questions which it considers relevant, and may verify the information received with the requesting country or with any other relevant sources.

2.   After having examined the request the Commission shall decide in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(4) whether to grant the requesting country the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance.

3.   The Commission shall notify the requesting country of a decision taken in accordance with paragraph 2. Where a country is granted the special incentive arrangement, it shall be informed of the date on which that decision enters into force. The Commission shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, listing the countries benefiting from the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance:

(a)

by 15 December 2008, for a request under Article 9(1)(a)(i); or

(b)

by 15 June 2010 for a request under Article 9(1)(a)(ii).

4.   Where the requesting country is not granted the special incentive arrangement, the Commission shall give the reasons, if that country so requests.

5.   The Commission shall conduct all relations with a requesting country concerning the request acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(4).

6.   The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance granted under Council Regulation (EC) No 980/2005 shall continue to be granted from 1 January 2009 to any country still subject to an investigation initiated under Article 18(2) of that Regulation, until the date of conclusion of such investigation under this Regulation.

SECTION 3

Special arrangement for the least-developed countries

Article 11

1.   Without prejudice to paragraphs 2 and 3, the Common Customs Tariff duties on all products from Chapters 1 to 97 of the Harmonised System except those from Chapter 93 thereof, originating in a country which according to Annex I benefits from the special arrangement for the least-developed countries, shall be suspended entirely.

2.   The Common Customs Tariff duties on the products under tariff heading 1006 shall be reduced by 80 % until 31 August 2009, and suspended entirely with effect from 1 September 2009.

3.   The Common Customs Tariff duties on the products under tariff heading 1701 shall be reduced by 80 % until 30 September 2009, and suspended entirely with effect from 1 October 2009.

4.   For the period from 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2012 the importer of products under tariff heading 1701 shall undertake to purchase such products at a minimum price not lower than 90 % of the reference price (on a cif basis) set in Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (10) for the relevant marketing year.

5.   Until Common Customs Tariff duties on the products under tariff headings 1006 and 1701 are entirely suspended in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3, a global tariff quota at zero duty shall be opened for every marketing year for products under tariff heading 1006 and subheading 1701 11 10 respectively, originating in the countries benefiting from this special arrangement. The tariff quotas for the marketing year 2008/2009 shall be equal to 6 694 tonnes, husked rice equivalent, for products under tariff heading 1006 and 204 735 tonnes, white sugar equivalent, for products under subheading 1701 11 10.

6.   For the period from 1 October 2009 to 30 September 2015, imports of products under tariff heading 1701 shall require an import licence.

7.   The Commission shall adopt detailed rules for implementing the provisions referred to in paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 of this Article in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 195 of 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) (11).

8.   When a country is excluded by the UN from the list of the least-developed countries, it shall be withdrawn from the list of the beneficiaries of this arrangement. The removal of a country from the arrangement and the establishment of a transitional period of at least three years shall be decided by the Commission, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(4).

Article 12

Article 11(3) and (5) that refer to products under tariff subheading 1701 11 10 shall not apply to products originating in countries benefiting from the preferences referred to in this section and released for free circulation in the French overseas departments.

SECTION 4

Common provisions

Article 13

1.   The tariff preferences referred to in Articles 6 and 7 shall be removed, in respect of products originating in a beneficiary country of a section, when the average value of Community imports from that country of products included in the section concerned and covered by the arrangement enjoyed by that country exceeds 15 % of the value of Community imports of the same products from all beneficiary countries and territories over three consecutive years, on the basis of the most recent data available on 1 September 2007. For each of the Sections XI(a) and XI(b), the threshold shall be 12,5 %.

2.   The sections removed in accordance with paragraph 1 are listed in column C of Annex I. The sections thus removed shall remain so for the period of application of this Regulation as referred to in Article 32(2).

3.   The Commission shall notify a beneficiary country of the removal of a section.

4.   Paragraph 1 shall not apply to a beneficiary country in respect of any section which represents more than 50 % in value of all GSP-covered imports into the Community originating from that country.

5.   The statistical source to be used for the purpose of this Article shall be Eurostat’s external trade statistics.

Article 14

1.   Where the rate of an ad valorem duty for an individual import declaration reduced in accordance with this Chapter is 1 % or less, that duty shall be suspended entirely.

2.   Where the rate of a specific duty for an individual import declaration reduced in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter is EUR 2 or less per individual euro amount, that duty shall be suspended entirely.

3.   Subject to paragraphs 1 and 2, the final rate of preferential duty calculated in accordance with this Regulation shall be rounded down to the first decimal place.

CHAPTER III

TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL AND SAFEGUARD PROVISIONS

SECTION 1

Temporary withdrawal

Article 15

1.   The preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation may be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a beneficiary country, for any of the following reasons:

(a)

the serious and systematic violation of principles laid down in the conventions listed in Part A of Annex III, on the basis of the conclusions of the relevant monitoring bodies;

(b)

the export of goods made by prison labour;

(c)

serious shortcomings in customs controls on the export or transit of drugs (illicit substances or precursors), or failure to comply with international conventions on money-laundering;

(d)

serious and systematic unfair trading practices which have an adverse effect on the Community industry and which have not been addressed by the beneficiary country. For those unfair trading practices which are prohibited or actionable under the WTO Agreements, the application of this Article shall be based on a previous determination to that effect by the competent WTO body;

(e)

the serious and systematic infringement of the objectives of regional fishery organisations or arrangements of which the Community is a member concerning the conservation and management of fishery resources.

2.   Without prejudice to paragraph 1, the special incentive arrangement referred to in Section 2 of Chapter II may be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products included in this arrangement and originating in a beneficiary country, in particular if the national legislation no longer incorporates those conventions referred to in Annex III which have been ratified in fulfilment of the requirements of Article 8(1) and (2) or if that legislation is not effectively implemented.

3.   The preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation shall not be withdrawn pursuant to paragraph 1(d) in respect of products which are subject to anti-dumping or countervailing measures under Regulations (EC) No 384/96 (12) or (EC) No 2026/97 (13), for the reasons which justify those measures.

Article 16

1.   The preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation may be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a beneficiary country, in cases of fraud, irregularities or systematic failure to comply with or to ensure compliance with the rules concerning the origin of the products and with the procedures related thereto, or failure to provide the administrative cooperation as required for the implementation and policing of the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).

2.   The administrative cooperation referred to in paragraph 1 requires, inter alia, that a beneficiary country:

(a)

communicate to the Commission and update the information necessary for the implementation of the rules of origin and the policing thereof;

(b)

assist the Community by carrying out, at the request of the customs authorities of the Member States, subsequent verification of the origin of the goods, and communicate its results in time;

(c)

assist the Community by allowing the Commission, in coordination and close cooperation with the competent authorities of the Member States, to conduct Community administrative and investigative cooperation missions in that country, in order to verify the authenticity of documents or the accuracy of information relevant for granting the benefit of the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2);

(d)

carry out or arrange for appropriate inquiries to identify and prevent contravention of the rules of origin;

(e)

comply with or ensure compliance with the rules of origin in respect of regional cumulation, within the meaning of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, if the country benefits therefrom;

(f)

assist the Community in the verification of conduct where there is the presumption of origin-related fraud. The existence of fraud may be presumed where imports of products under the preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation massively exceed the usual levels of the beneficiary country’s exports.

3.   The Commission may suspend the preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a beneficiary country, where it considers that there is sufficient evidence that temporary withdrawal would be justified for the reasons referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, provided that it has first:

(a)

informed the Committee referred to in Article 27;

(b)

called on the Member States to take such precautionary measures as are necessary, in order to safeguard the Community’s financial interests and/or secure compliance by the beneficiary country with its obligations; and

(c)

published a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union stating that there are grounds for reasonable doubt about the application of the preferential arrangements and/or compliance by the beneficiary country with its obligations, which may call into question its right to continue to enjoy the benefits granted by this Regulation.

The Commission shall inform the beneficiary country concerned of any decision taken in accordance with this paragraph, before it becomes effective. The Commission shall also notify the Committee referred to in Article 27.

4.   Any Member State may refer a decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3 to the Council within one month. The Council, acting by a qualified majority, may take a different decision within one month.

5.   The period of suspension shall not exceed six months. On conclusion of the period, the Commission shall decide either to terminate the suspension after informing the Committee referred to in Article 27 or to extend the period of suspension in accordance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article.

6.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission all relevant information that may justify the suspension of preferences or its extension.

Article 17

1.   Where the Commission or a Member State receives information that may justify temporary withdrawal and where the Commission or a Member State considers that there are sufficient grounds for an investigation, it shall inform the Committee referred to in Article 27 and request consultations. The consultations shall take place within one month.

2.   Following the consultations, the Commission may decide, within one month and in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5), to initiate an investigation.

Article 18

1.   Where the Commission decides to initiate an investigation, it shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union announcing the investigation, and notify the beneficiary country concerned thereof. The notice shall provide a summary of the information received, and state that any relevant information should be sent to the Commission. It shall specify the period, which may not exceed four months from the date of publication of the notice, within which interested parties may make their views known in writing.

2.   The Commission shall provide the beneficiary country concerned with every opportunity to cooperate in the investigation.

3.   The Commission shall seek all information it considers necessary, including the available assessments, comments, decisions, recommendations and conclusions of the relevant supervisory bodies of the UN, the ILO and other competent international organisations. These shall serve as the point of departure for the investigation into whether temporary withdrawal is justified for the reason referred to in Article 15(1)(a). The Commission may verify the information received with economic operators and the beneficiary country concerned.

4.   The Commission may be assisted by officials of the Member State on whose territory verification might be sought, if that Member State so requests.

5.   Where information requested by the Commission is not provided within the period specified in the notice announcing the investigation, or the investigation is significantly impeded, findings may be made on the basis of the facts available.

6.   The investigation shall be completed within one year. The Commission may extend this period, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5).

Article 19

1.   The Commission shall submit a report on its findings to the Committee referred to in Article 27.

2.   Where the Commission considers that the findings do not justify temporary withdrawal, it shall decide, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5), to terminate the investigation. In that case, the Commission shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, announcing the termination of the investigation and setting out its main conclusions.

3.   Where the Commission considers that the findings justify temporary withdrawal for the reason referred to in Article 15(1)(a), it shall decide, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5), to monitor and evaluate the situation in the beneficiary country concerned for a period of six months. The Commission shall notify the beneficiary country concerned of this decision and shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, announcing that it intends to submit a proposal to the Council for temporary withdrawal, unless, before the end of the period, the beneficiary country concerned makes a commitment to take the measures necessary to conform, in a reasonable period of time, with the conventions referred to in Part A of Annex III.

4.   Where the Commission considers temporary withdrawal to be necessary, it shall submit an appropriate proposal to the Council, which shall decide within two months by a qualified majority. In the case referred to in paragraph 3, the Commission shall submit its proposal at the end of the period referred to in that paragraph.

5.   Where the Council decides on temporary withdrawal, such decision shall enter into force six months after it is taken, unless the Council, following an appropriate proposal by the Commission decides before then that the reasons justifying it no longer prevail.

SECTION 2

Safeguard clause

Article 20

1.   Where a product originating in a beneficiary country is imported on terms which cause, or threaten to cause, serious difficulties to a Community producer of like or directly competing products, normal Common Customs Tariff duties on that product may be reintroduced at any time at the request of a Member State or on the Commission’s initiative.

2.   The Commission shall take a formal decision, within a reasonable period of time, to initiate an investigation. Where the Commission decides to initiate an investigation, it shall publish a notice, in the Official Journal of the European Union, announcing the investigation. The notice shall provide a summary of the information received, and state any relevant information to be sent to the Commission. It shall specify the period, which shall not exceed four months from the date of publication of the notice, within which interested parties may make their views known in writing.

3.   The Commission shall seek all information which it deems necessary, and may verify the information received with the beneficiary country concerned and any other relevant source. It may be assisted by officials of the Member State on whose territory verification might be sought, if that Member State so requests.

4.   In examining whether there are serious difficulties, the Commission shall take account, inter alia, of the following factors concerning Community producers, where the information is available:

(a)

market share;

(b)

production;

(c)

stocks;

(d)

production capacity;

(e)

bankruptcies;

(f)

profitability;

(g)

capacity utilisation;

(h)

employment;

(i)

imports;

(j)

prices.

5.   The investigation shall be completed within six months from the date of publication of the notice referred to in paragraph 2. The Commission may, in the case of exceptional circumstances and after consultation of the Committee referred to in Article 27, extend this period in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5).

6.   The Commission shall take a decision within one month, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5). Such decision shall enter into force within one month from the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

7.   Where exceptional circumstances requiring immediate action make an investigation impossible, the Commission may, after informing the Committee referred to in Article 27, take any preventive measure which is strictly necessary.

8.   The Commission, on 1 January of each year during the period of application of this Regulation as referred to in Article 32(2), on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State and after informing the Committee referred to in Article 27, shall remove the preferences referred to in Article 6 and 7 with respect to the products from Section XI(b) where imports of those products, as referred to in Article 13(1), originating in a beneficiary country:

(a)

increase by at least 20 % in quantity (by volume), as compared with the previous calendar year; or

(b)

exceed 12,5 % of the value of Community imports of products from Section XI(b) from all countries and territories listed in Annex I during any period of twelve months.

This provision shall not apply to countries benefiting from the special arrangement for the least-developed countries referred to in Article 11, nor to countries with a share of imports into the Community, as defined in Article 13(1), not exceeding 8 %. The removal of the preferences shall take effect two months after the date of publication of the Commission’s decision to this effect in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 21

Where imports of products included in Annex I to the Treaty cause, or threaten to cause, serious disturbance to Community markets, in particular to one or more of the outermost regions, or these markets’ regulatory mechanisms, the Commission, on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State, may suspend the preferential arrangements in respect of the products concerned after consulting the management committee for the relevant common market organisation.

Article 22

1.   The Commission shall inform the beneficiary country concerned as soon as possible of any decision taken in accordance with Article 20 or 21 before it becomes effective. The Commission shall also notify the Council and the Member States thereof.

2.   Any Member State may refer a decision taken in accordance with Article 20 or 21 to the Council within one month. The Council, acting by qualified majority, may adopt a different decision within one month.

SECTION 3

Surveillance measures in the agricultural sector

Article 23

1.   Without prejudice to Article 20, products from Chapters 1 to 24 of the Common Customs Tariff originating in beneficiary countries, may be subject to a special surveillance mechanism, in order to avoid disturbances to the Community’s market. The Commission, on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State, shall decide on the products to which this surveillance mechanism shall be applied.

2.   In the case of application of Article 20 to products from Chapters 1 to 24 of the Common Customs Tariff originating in beneficiary countries, the periods mentioned in Article 20(2) and (5) shall be reduced to two months in the following cases:

(a)

when the beneficiary country concerned does not ensure compliance with the rules of origin or does not provide the administrative cooperation referred to in Article 16; or

(b)

when imports of products from Chapters 1 to 24 under the preferential arrangements granted under this Regulation massively exceed the usual levels of exports from the beneficiary country concerned.

SECTION 4

Common provision

Article 24

Nothing in this Chapter shall affect the application of safeguard clauses adopted as part of the Common Agricultural Policy under Article 37 of the Treaty, or as part of the Common Commercial Policy under Article 133 of the Treaty, or any other safeguard clauses which may be applied.

CHAPTER IV

PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS

Article 25

The Commission shall, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 27(5), adopt amendments to the Annexes to this Regulation made necessary:

(a)

by amendments to the Combined Nomenclature;

(b)

by changes in the international status or classification of countries or territories;

(c)

by the application of Article 3(2);

(d)

if a country has reached the thresholds set out in Article 3(1);

(e)

for the establishment of the list of beneficiary countries in accordance with Article 10.

Article 26

1.   Within six weeks of the end of each quarter, Member States shall send the Eurostat their statistical data on products placed under the customs procedure of release for free circulation during that quarter under the tariff preferences provided for in this Regulation according to Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 (14) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1917/2000 (15). These data, supplied by reference to the Combined Nomenclature codes and, where applicable, the TARIC codes, shall show, by country of origin, the values, quantities and any supplementary units required in accordance with the definitions in Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1917/2000.

2.   In accordance with Article 308(d) of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, Member States shall forward to the Commission, at its request, details of the quantities of products released for free circulation under the tariff preferences provided for in this Regulation, during the previous months. These data shall include the products referred to in paragraph 3.

3.   The Commission shall, in close cooperation with Member States, monitor the imports of products with CN codes 0603, 0803 00 19, 1006, 1604 14, 1604 19 31, 1604 19 39, 1604 20 70, 1701, 1704, 1806 10 30, 1806 10 90, 2002 90, 2103 20, 2106 90 59, 2106 90 98 and 6403, in order to determine whether the conditions referred to in Articles 20 and 21 are fulfilled.

Article 27

1.   Without prejudice to Article 11(7), the Commission shall be assisted by a Generalised Preferences Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee).

2.   The Committee may examine any matter relating to the application of this Regulation, raised by the Commission or at the request of a Member State.

3.   The Committee shall examine the effects of the scheme, on the basis of a report from the Commission covering the period since 1 January 2006. This report shall cover all of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2), and shall be presented in time for the discussion on the next Regulation.

4.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 5 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

The period laid down in Article 5(6) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at three months.

5.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 3 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

CHAPTER V

AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS (EC) No 552/97, (EC) No 1933/2006, (EC) No 1100/2006 and (EC) No 964/2007

Article 28

Regulation (EC) No 552/97 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in Article 1, the words: ‘Regulation (EC) No 3281/94 and Regulation (EC) No 1256/96’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (16).

2.

in Article 2, the words ‘Article 9(1), first indent, of Regulation (EC) No 3281/94 and Article 9(1), first indent, of Regulation (EC) No 1256/96’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 15(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’.

Article 29

In Regulation (EC) No 1933/2006, the words in Article 1 ‘Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (17)

Article 30

Regulation (EC) No 1100/2006 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in the first indent of Article 1, the words ‘Article 12(5) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 11(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (18)

2.

in the second indent of Article 1, the words ‘Article 12(4) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 11(3) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’;

3.

in Article 3(1), the first and second subparagraphs shall be replaced by the following: ‘The following global tariff quotas at zero duty, expressed as “white-sugar” equivalent, shall be opened for imports of raw cane-sugar for refining of CN code 1701 11 10, originating in a country which, according to Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008, benefits from the special arrangement for least developed countries:

178 030,75 tonnes for the marketing year from 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2008,

204 735 tonnes for the marketing year from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009.

The quotas shall bear the order numbers 09.4361 and 09.4362, respectively.’;

4.

Article 3(2) shall be amended as follows:

(a)

the first subparagrah shall be replaced by the following:

‘2.   For imports, other than those referred to in paragraph 1, of products of tariff heading 1701 originating in least developed countries, the Common Customs Tariff (CCT) duties, as well as the additional duties referred to in Article 27 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 and subject to Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006, shall be reduced in accordance with Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 by 50 % on 1 July 2007, by 80 % on 1 July 2008, and suspended entirely with effect from 1 October 2009.’;

(b)

in point (c) of the third subparagraph, the word ‘June’ shall be replaced by the word ‘September’;

(c)

point (d) of the third subparagraph is deleted;

5.

in Article 5(7)(d), the words ‘the approved operator's pledge’ shall be replaced by the words ‘the applicant's pledge’;

6.

in Article 5(8)(a), the words ‘Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’;

7.

in the first indent of Article 5(8)(c), the words ‘Article 12(5) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 11(5) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’;

8.

in the second indent of Article 5(8)(c), the words ‘Article 12(4) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’;

9.

In Article 10(2), the words ‘Article 12(4) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ shall be replaced by the words ‘Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’.

Article 31

Regulation (EC) No 964/2007 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in the first subparagraph of Article 1(1), the words ‘Article 12(5) of Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ are replaced by the words ‘Article 11(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (19).

2.

In the second subparagraph of Article 1(1), the words ‘Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 980/2005’ are replaced by the words ‘Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008’.

CHAPTER VI

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 32

1.   This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2.   It shall apply from 1 January 2009 until 31 December 2011. However, the expiry date shall not apply to the special arrangement for the least-developed countries, nor, to the extent that they are applied in conjunction with that arrangement, to any other provisions of this Regulation.

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

Done at Brussels, 22 July 2008.

For the Council

The President

B. KOUCHNER


(1)  Opinion delivered on 5 June 2008 following non-compulsory consultation (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 980/2005 of 27 June 2005 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (OJ L 169, 30.6.2005, p. 1). Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 55/2008 (OJ L 20, 24.1.2008, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 214/2007 (OJ L 62, 1.3.2007, p. 6).

(4)  OJ L 85, 27.3.1997, p. 8.

(5)  OJ L 405, 30.12.2006, p. 35.

(6)  OJ L 196, 18.7.2006, p. 3.

(7)  OJ L 213, 15.8.2007, p. 26.

(8)  OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23. Decision as amended by Decision 2006/512/EC (OJ L 200, 22.7.2006, p. 11).

(9)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 360/2008 (OJ L 111, 23.4.2008, p. 9).

(10)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1260/2007 (OJ L 283, 27.10.2007, p. 1).

(11)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 510/2008 (OJ L 149, 7.6.2008, p. 61).

(12)  Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1). Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2117/2005 (OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 17).

(13)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2026/97 of 6 October 1997 on protection against subsidized imports from countries not members of the European Community (OJ L 288, 21.10.1997, p. 1). Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 461/2004 (OJ L 77, 13.3.2004, p. 12).

(14)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 of 22 May 1995 on the statistics relating to the trading of goods by the Community and its Member States with non-member countries (OJ L 118, 25.5.1995, p. 10). Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(15)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1917/2000 of 7 September 2000 laying down certain provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 as regards statistics on external trade (OJ L 229, 9.9.2000, p. 14). Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1949/2005 (OJ L 312, 29.11.2005, p. 10).

(16)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1’;

(17)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1’.

(18)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1’;

(19)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1’;


ANNEX I

Beneficiary countries (1) and territories of the Community’s scheme of generalised tariff preferences

Column A:

alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community

Column B:

name of the country or territory

Column C:

section(s) in respect of which the tariff preferences have been removed, for the beneficiary country concerned (Article 13)

Column D:

country included in the special arrangement for the least developed countries (Article 11)

Column E:

country included in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (Article 7)


A

B

C

D

E

AE

United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

AF

Afghanistan

 

X

 

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

 

 

 

AI

Anguilla

 

 

 

AM

Armenia

 

 

 

AN

Netherlands Antilles

 

 

 

AO

Angola

 

X

 

AQ

Antarctica

 

 

 

AR

Argentina

 

 

 

AS

American Samoa

 

 

 

AW

Aruba

 

 

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

 

 

 

BB

Barbados

 

 

 

BD

Bangladesh

 

X

 

BF

Burkina Faso

 

X

 

BH

Bahrain

 

 

 

BI

Burundi

 

X

 

BJ

Benin

 

X

 

BM

Bermuda

 

 

 

BN

Brunei Darussalam

 

 

 

BO

Bolivia

 

 

 

BR

Brazil

S-IV

Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

 

 

S-IX

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket ware and wickerwork

BS

Bahamas

 

 

 

BT

Bhutan

 

X

 

BV

Bouvet Island

 

 

 

BW

Botswana

 

 

 

BY

Belarus

 

 

 

BZ

Belize

 

 

 

CC

Cocos Islands (or Keeling Islands)

 

 

 

CD

Congo, Democratic Republic of

 

X

 

CF

Central African Republic

 

X

 

CG

Congo

 

 

 

CI

Côte d'Ivoire

 

 

 

CK

Cook Islands

 

 

 

CM

Cameroon

 

 

 

CN

China, People's Republic of

S-VI

Products of the chemical or allied industries

 

 

S-VII

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

S-VIII

Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)

S-IX

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

S-XI(a)

Textiles; S-XI(b) Textile articles

S-XII

Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair

S-XIII

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware

S-XIV

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin

S-XV

Base metals and articles of base metal

S-XVI

Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

S-XVII

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

S-XVIII

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof

S-XX

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

CO

Colombia

 

 

 

CR

Costa Rica

 

 

 

CU

Cuba

 

 

 

CV

Cape Verde

 

X

 

CX

Christmas Islands

 

 

 

DJ

Djibouti

 

X

 

DM

Dominica

 

 

 

DO

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

DZ

Algeria

 

 

 

EC

Ecuador

 

 

 

EG

Egypt

 

 

 

ER

Eritrea

 

X

 

ET

Ethiopia

 

X

 

FJ

Fiji

 

 

 

FK

Falkland Islands

 

 

 

FM

Micronesia, Federated States of

 

 

 

GA

Gabon

 

 

 

GD

Grenada

 

 

 

GE

Georgia

 

 

 

GH

Ghana

 

 

 

GI

Gibraltar

 

 

 

GL

Greenland

 

 

 

GM

Gambia

 

X

 

GN

Guinea

 

X

 

GQ

Equatorial Guinea

 

X

 

GS

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

 

 

GT

Guatemala

 

 

 

GU

Guam

 

 

 

GW

Guinea-Bissau

 

X

 

GY

Guyana

 

 

 

HM

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

 

 

HN

Honduras

 

 

 

HT

Haiti

 

X

 

ID

Indonesia

S-III

Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

 

 

IN

India

S-XI(a)

Textiles

 

 

IO

British Indian Ocean Territory

 

 

 

IQ

Iraq

 

 

 

IR

Iran

 

 

 

JM

Jamaica

 

 

 

JO

Jordan

 

 

 

KE

Kenya

 

 

 

KG

Kyrgyzstan

 

 

 

KH

Cambodia

 

X

 

KI

Kiribati

 

X

 

KM

Comoros

 

X

 

KN

St Kitts and Nevis

 

 

 

KW

Kuwait

 

 

 

KY

Cayman Islands

 

 

 

KZ

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

LA

Lao People's Democratic Republic

 

X

 

LB

Lebanon

 

 

 

LC

St Lucia

 

 

 

LK

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

LR

Liberia

 

X

 

LS

Lesotho

 

X

 

LY

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

 

 

 

MA

Morocco

 

 

 

MG

Madagascar

 

X

 

MH

Marshall Islands

 

 

 

ML

Mali

 

X

 

MM

Myanmar

 

X

 

MN

Mongolia

 

 

 

MO

Macao

 

 

 

MP

Northern Mariana Islands

 

 

 

MR

Mauritania

 

X

 

MS

Montserrat

 

 

 

MU

Mauritius

 

 

 

MV

Maldives

 

X

 

MW

Malawi

 

X

 

MX

Mexico

 

 

 

MY

Malaysia

S-III

Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

 

 

MZ

Mozambique

 

X

 

NA

Namibia

 

 

 

NC

New Caledonia

 

 

 

NE

Niger

 

X

 

NF

Norfolk Island

 

 

 

NG

Nigeria

 

 

 

NI

Nicaragua

 

 

 

NP

Nepal

 

X

 

NR

Nauru

 

 

 

NU

Niue

 

 

 

OM

Oman

 

 

 

PA

Panama

 

 

 

PE

Peru

 

 

 

PF

French Polynesia

 

 

 

PG

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

PH

Philippines

 

 

 

PK

Pakistan

 

 

 

PM

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

 

 

PN

Pitcairn

 

 

 

PW

Palau

 

 

 

PY

Paraguay

 

 

 

QA

Qatar

 

 

 

RU

Russian Federation

 

 

 

RW

Rwanda

 

X

 

SA

Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

SB

Solomon Islands

 

X

 

SC

Seychelles

 

 

 

SD

Sudan

 

X

 

SH

Saint Helena

 

 

 

SL

Sierra Leone

 

X

 

SN

Senegal

 

X

 

SO

Somalia

 

X

 

SR

Suriname

 

 

 

ST

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

X

 

SV

El Salvador

 

 

 

SY

Syrian Arab Republic

 

 

 

SZ

Swaziland

 

 

 

TC

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

 

 

TD

Chad

 

X

 

TF

French Southern Territories

 

 

 

TG

Togo

 

X

 

TH

Thailand

S-XIV

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin

 

 

TJ

Tajikistan

 

 

 

TK

Tokelau

 

 

 

TL

Timor-Leste

 

X

 

TM

Turkmenistan

 

 

 

TN

Tunisia

 

 

 

TO

Tonga

 

 

 

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

TV

Tuvalu

 

X

 

TZ

Tanzania

 

X

 

UA

Ukraine

 

 

 

UG

Uganda

 

X

 

UM

United States Minor Outlying Islands

 

 

 

UY

Uruguay

 

 

 

UZ

Uzbekistan

 

 

 

VC

St Vincent and the Grenadines

 

 

 

VE

Venezuela

 

 

 

VG

Virgin Islands, British

 

 

 

VI

Virgin Islands, US

 

 

 

VN

Vietnam

S-XII

Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair

 

 

VU

Vanuatu

 

X

 

WF

Wallis and Futuna

 

 

 

WS

Samoa

 

X

 

YE

Yemen

 

X

 

YT

Mayotte

 

 

 

ZA

South Africa

 

 

 

ZM

Zambia

 

X

 

ZW

Zimbabwe

 

 

 


(1)  This list includes countries which may have been suspended temporarily from the Community’s GSP or which may not have complied with the requirements for administrative cooperation (a precondition for goods to be granted the benefit of tariff preferences). The Commission or the competent authorities of the country concerned will provide an updated list.


ANNEX II

List of products included in the arrangements referred to in Article 1(2)(a) and (b)

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is to be considered as indicative, the tariff preferences being determined by the CN codes. Where ‘ex’ CN codes are indicated, the tariff preferences are to be determined by the CN code and the description, together.

Entry of products with a CN code marked with an asterisk is subject to the conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions.

The column ‘Sensitive/non-sensitive’ refers to the products included in the general arrangement (Article 6) and in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (Article 7). These products are listed as being either NS (non-sensitive, for the purposes of Article 6(1)) or S (sensitive, for the purposes of Article 6(2)).

For reasons of simplification, the products are listed in groups. These may include products for which Common Customs Tariff duties are exempted or suspended.

CN code

Description

Sensitive/non-sensitive

0101 10 90

Live, pure-bred breeding asses and other

S

0101 90 19

Live horses, other than pure-bred breeding animals, other than for slaughter

S

0101 90 30

Live asses, other than pure-bred breeding animals

S

0101 90 90

Live mules and hinnies

S

0104 20 10 *

Live, pure-bred breeding goats

S

0106 19 10

Live domestic rabbits

S

0106 39 10

Live pigeons

S

0205 00

Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen

S

0206 80 91

Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh or chilled, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products

S

0206 90 91

Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, frozen, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products

S

0207 14 91

Livers, frozen, of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus

S

0207 27 91

Livers, frozen, of turkeys

S

0207 36 89

Livers, frozen, of ducks, geese or guinea fowls, other than fatty livers of ducks or geese

S

ex 0208 (1)

Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen, excluding products under subheading 0208 90 55 (except for the products under subheading 0208 90 70 to which the footnote shall not apply)

S

0208 90 70

Frogs' legs

NS

0210 99 10

Meat of horses, salted, in brine or dried

S

0210 99 59

Offal of bovine animals, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than thick skirt and thin skirt

S

0210 99 60

Offal of sheep or goats, salted, in brine, dried or smoked

S

0210 99 80

Offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than poultry liver, other than of domestic swine, of bovine animals or of sheep or goats

S

ex Chapter 3 (2)

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, except for products under subheading 0301 10 90

S

0301 10 90

Live, ornamental saltwater fish

NS

0403 10 51

0403 10 53

0403 10 59

0403 10 91

0403 10 93

0403 10 99

Yogurt, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa

S

0403 90 71

0403 90 73

0403 90 79

0403 90 91

0403 90 93

0403 90 99

Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa

S

0405 20 10

0405 20 30

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

S

0407 00 90

Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked, other than of poultry

S

0409 00 00 (3)

Natural honey

S

0410 00 00

Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

S

0511 99 39

Natural sponges of animal origin, other than raw

S

ex Chapter 6

Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage, except for products under subheading 0604 91 40

S

0604 91 40

Conifer branches, fresh

NS

0701

Potatoes, fresh or chilled

S

0703 10

Onions and shallots, fresh or chilled

S

0703 90 00

Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled

S

0704

Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled

S

0705

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled

S

0706

Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled

S

ex 0707 00 05

Cucumbers, fresh or chilled, from 16 May to 31 October

S

0708

Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled

S

0709 20 00

Asparagus, fresh or chilled

S

0709 30 00

Aubergines (eggplants), fresh or chilled

S

0709 40 00

Celery other than celeriac, fresh or chilled

S

0709 51 00

0709 59

Mushrooms, fresh or chilled, excluding the products under subheading 0709 59 50

S

0709 60 10

Sweet peppers, fresh or chilled

S

0709 60 99

Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, fresh or chilled, other than sweet peppers, other than for the manufacture of capsicin or capsicum oleoresin dyes and other than for the industrial manufacture of essential oils or resinoids

S

0709 70 00

Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach), fresh or chilled

S

0709 90 10

Salad vegetables, fresh or chilled, other than lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.)

S

0709 90 20

Chard (or white beet) and cardoons, fresh or chilled

S

0709 90 31 *

Olives, fresh or chilled, for uses other than the production of oil

S

0709 90 40

Capers, fresh or chilled

S

0709 90 50

Fennel, fresh or chilled

S

0709 90 70

Courgettes, fresh or chilled

S

ex 0709 90 80

Globe artichokes, fresh or chilled, from 1 July to 31 October

S

0709 90 90

Other vegetables, fresh or chilled

S

ex 0710

Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen, except for the product of subheading 0710 80 85

S

0710 80 85 (3)

Asparagus (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen

S

ex 0711

Vegetables 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, excluding the products under subheading 0711 20 90

S

ex 0712

Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared, excluding olives and the products under subheading 0712 90 19

S

0713

Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split

S

0714 20 10 *

Sweet potatoes, fresh, whole, and intended for human consumption

NS

0714 20 90

Sweet potatoes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets, other than fresh and whole and intended for human consumption

S

0714 90 90

Jerusalem artichokes and similar roots and tubers with high inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith

NS

0802 11 90

0802 12 90

Almonds, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled, other than bitter

S

0802 21 00

0802 22 00

Hazelnuts or filberts (Corylus spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled

S

0802 31 00

0802 32 00

Walnuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled

S

0802 40 00

Chestnuts (Castanea spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled

S

0802 50 00

Pistachios, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled

NS

0802 60 00

Macadamia nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled

NS

0802 90 50

Pine nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled

NS

0802 90 85

Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled

NS

0803 00 11

Plantains, fresh

S

0803 00 90

Bananas, including plantains, dried

S

0804 10 00

Dates, fresh or dried

S

0804 20 10

0804 20 90

Figs, fresh or dried

S

0804 30 00

Pineapples, fresh or dried

S

0804 40 00

Avocados, fresh or dried

S

ex 0805 20

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), and clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh or dried, from 1 March to 31 October

S

0805 40 00

Grapefruit, including pomelos, fresh or dried

NS

0805 50 90

Limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia), fresh or dried

S

0805 90 00

Other citrus fruit, fresh or dried

S

ex 0806 10 10

Table grapes, fresh, from 1 January to 20 July and from 21 November to 31 December, excluding grapes of the variety Emperor (Vitis vinifera cv.) from 1 to 31 December

S

0806 10 90

Other grapes, fresh

S

ex 0806 20

Dried grapes, excluding products under subheading ex 0806 20 30 in immediate containers of a net capacity exceeding 2 kg

S

0807 11 00

0807 19 00

Melons (including watermelons), fresh

S

0808 10 10

Cider apples, fresh, in bulk, from 16 September to 15 December

S

0808 20 10

Perry pears, fresh, in bulk, from 1 August to 31 December

S

ex 0808 20 50

Other pears, fresh, from 1 May to 30 June

S

0808 20 90

Quinces, fresh

S

ex 0809 10 00

Apricots, fresh, from 1 January to 31 May and from 1 August to 31 December

S

0809 20 05

Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), fresh

S

ex 0809 20 95

Cherries, fresh, from 1 January to 20 May and from 11 August to 31 December, other than sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)

S

ex 0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December

S

ex 0809 40 05

Plums, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December

S

0809 40 90

Sloes, fresh

S

ex 0810 10 00

Strawberries, fresh, from 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 December

S

0810 20

Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries, fresh

S

0810 40 30

Fruit of the species Vaccinium myrtillus, fresh

S

0810 40 50

Fruit of the species Vaccinium macrocarpon and Vaccinium corymbosum, fresh

S

0810 40 90

Other fruits of the genus Vaccinium, fresh

S

0810 50 00

Kiwifruit, fresh

S

0810 60 00

Durians, fresh

S

0810 90 50

0810 90 60

0810 90 70

Black-, white- or redcurrants and gooseberries, fresh

S

0810 90 95

Other fruit, fresh

S

ex 0811

Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, except for products under subheadings 0811 10 and 0811 20

S

0811 10 (3) and

0811 20 (3)

Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, black-, white- and redcurrants, and gooseberries

S

ex 0812

Fruit and nuts, 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, except for products under subheading 0812 90 30

S

0812 90 30

Papaws (papayas)

NS

0813 10 00

Apricots, dried

S

0813 20 00

Prunes

S

0813 30 00

Apples, dried

S

0813 40 10

Peaches, including nectarines, dried

S

0813 40 30

Pears, dried

S

0813 40 50

Papaws (papayas), dried

NS

0813 40 95

Other fruit, dried, other than that of headings 0801 to 0806

NS

0813 50 12

Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806) of papaws (papayas), tamarinds, cashew apples, lychees, jackfruit, sapodillo plums, passion fruit, carambola or pitahaya, but not containing prunes

S

0813 50 15

Other mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), not containing prunes

S

0813 50 19

Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), containing prunes

S

0813 50 31

Mixtures exclusively of tropical nuts of headings 0801 and 0802

S

0813 50 39

Mixtures exclusively of nuts of headings 0801 and 0802, other than of tropical nuts

S

0813 50 91

Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8, not containing prunes or figs

S

0813 50 99

Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8

S

0814 00 00

Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions

NS

ex Chapter 9

Coffee, tea, maté and spices, except the products under subheadings 0901 12 00, 0901 21 00, 0901 22 00, 0901 90 90 and 0904 20 10, headings 0905 00 00 and 0907 00 00, and subheadings 0910 91 90, 0910 99 33, 0910 99 39, 0910 99 50 and 0910 99 99

NS

0901 12 00

Coffee, not roasted, decaffeinated

S

0901 21 00

Coffee, roasted, not decaffeinated

S

0901 22 00

Coffee, roasted, decaffeinated

S

0901 90 90

Coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion

S

0904 20 10

Sweet peppers, dried, neither crushed nor ground

S

0905 00 00

Vanilla

S

0907 00 00

Cloves (whole fruit, cloves and stems)

S

0910 91 90

Mixtures of two or more products under different headings of headings 0904 to 0910, crushed or ground

S

0910 99 33

0910 99 39

0910 99 50

Thyme; bay leaves

S

0910 99 99

Other spices, crushed or ground, other than mixtures of two or more products under different headings of headings 0904 to 0910

S

ex 1008 90 90

Quinoa

S

1105

Flour, meal, powder, flakes, granules and pellets of potatoes

S

1106 10 00

Flour, meal and powder of the dried leguminous vegetables of heading 0713

S

1106 30

Flour, meal and powder of products from Chapter 8

S

1108 20 00

Inulin

S

ex Chapter 12

Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, except for products under subheadings 1209 21 00, 1209 23 80, 1209 29 50, 1209 29 80, 1209 30 00, 1209 91 10, 1209 91 90 and 1209 99 91; industrial or medicinal plants, except for products under heading 1210 and subheading 1211 90 30, and excluding products under subheadings 1212 91 and 1212 99 20; straw and fodder

S

1209 21 00

Lucerne (alfalfa) seed, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 23 80

Other fescue seed, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 29 50

Lupine seed, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 29 80

Seeds of other forage plants, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 30 00

Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 91 10

1209 91 90

Other vegetable seeds, of a kind used for sowing

NS

1209 99 91

Seeds of plants cultivated principally for their flowers, of a kind used for sowing, other than those of subheading 1209 30 00

NS

1210 (1)

Hop cones, fresh or dried, whether or not ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin

S

1211 90 30

Tonquin beans, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered

NS

ex Chapter 13

Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts, except for products under subheading 1302 12 00

S

1302 12 00

Vegetable saps and extracts, of liquorice

NS

1501 00 90

Poultry fat, other than that of heading 0209 or 1503

S

1502 00 90

Fats of bovine animals, sheep or goats, other than those of heading 1503 and other than for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption

S

1503 00 19

Lard stearin and oleostearin, other than for industrial uses

S

1503 00 90

Lard oil, oleo-oil and tallow oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared, other than tallow oil for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption

S

1504

Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1505 00 10

Wool grease, crude

S

1507

Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1508

Groundnut oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1511 10 90

Palm oil, crude, other than for technical or industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption

S

1511 90

Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined but not chemically modified, other than crude oil

S

1512

Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1513

Coconut (copra), palm-kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1514

Rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

1515

Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified

S

ex 1516

Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared, except for products under subheading 1516 20 10

S

1516 20 10

Hydrogenated castor oil, so called ‘opal-wax’

NS

1517

Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 1516

S

1518 00

Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 1516; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, not elsewhere specified or included

S

1521 90 99

Beeswax and other insect waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, other than raw

S

1522 00 10

Degras

S

1522 00 91

Oil foots and dregs; soapstocks, other than containing oil having the characteristics of olive oil

S

1601 00 10

Sausages and similar products, of liver, and food preparations based on liver

S

1602 20 10

Goose or duck liver, prepared or preserved

S

1602 41 90

Ham and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine

S

1602 42 90

Shoulders and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine

S

1602 49 90

Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, including mixtures, of swine other than of domestic swine

S

1602 50 31 (3)

1602 50 95 (3)

Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, cooked, of bovine animals, whether or not in airtight containers

S

1602 90 31

Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of game or rabbit

S

1602 90 69

1602 90 72

1602 90 74

1602 90 76

1602 90 78

1602 90 99

Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of sheep or goats or other animals, not containing uncooked bovine meat or offal and not containing meat or meat offal of domestic swine

S

1603 00 10

Extracts and juices of meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, in immediate packings of a net content not exceeding 1 kg

S

1604

Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs

S

1605

Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved

S

1702 50 00

Chemically pure fructose

S

1702 90 10

Chemically pure maltose

S

1704 (4)

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa

S

Chapter 18

Cocoa and cocoa preparations

S

ex Chapter 19

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products, except for products under subheadings 1901 20 00 and 1901 90 91

S

1901 20 00

Mixes and doughs for the preparation of bakers' wares of heading 1905

NS

1901 90 91

Other, containing no milk fats, sucrose, isoglucose, glucose or starch or containing less than 1,5 % milk fat, 5 % sucrose (including invert sugar) or isoglucose, 5 % glucose or starch, excluding food preparations in powder form of goods of headings 0401 to 0404

NS

ex Chapter 20

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants, except for products under heading 2002 and subheadings 2005 80 00, 2008 20 19, 2008 20 39, ex 2008 40 and ex 2008 70

S

2002 (1)

Tomatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

S

2005 80 00 (3)

Sweetcorn (Zea mays var. saccharata), prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products under heading 2006

S

2008 20 19

2008 20 39

Pineapples, otherwise prepared or preserved, containing added spirit, not elsewhere specified or included

NS

ex 2008 40 (3)

Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included (except for products under subheadings 2008 40 11, 2008 40 21, 2008 40 29 and 2008 40 39, to which the footnote shall not apply)

S

ex 2008 70 (3)

Peaches, including nectarines, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included (except for products under subheadings 2008 70 11, 2008 70 31, 2008 70 39 and 2008 70 59, to which the footnote shall not apply)

S

ex Chapter 21

Miscellaneous edible preparations, except for products under subheadings 2101 20 and 2102 20 19, and excluding products under subheadings 2106 10, 2106 90 30, 2106 90 51, 2106 90 55 and 2106 90 59

S

2101 20

Extracts, essences and concentrates, of tea or maté, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates, or with a basis of tea or maté

NS

2102 20 19

Other inactive yeasts

NS

ex Chapter 22

Beverages, spirits and vinegar, except for products under heading 2207, and excluding products under subheadings 2204 10 11 to 2204 30 10 and subheading 2208 40

S

2207 (1)

Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength

S

2302 50 00

Residues and wastes of a similar kind, whether or not in the form of pellets, resulting from the grinding or other working of leguminous plants

S

2307 00 19

Other wine lees

S

2308 00 19

Other grape marc

S

2308 00 90

Other vegetable materials and vegetable waste, vegetable residues and by-products, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included

NS

2309 10 90

Other dog or cat food put up for retail sale, other than containing starch or glucose, glucose syrup, maltodextrine or maltodextrine syrup of subheadings 1702 30 50 to 1702 30 90, 1702 40 90, 1702 90 50 and 2106 90 55 or milk products

S

2309 90 10

Fish or marine mammal solubles, of a kind used in animal feeding

NS

2309 90 91

Beetpulp with added molasses, of a kind used in animal feeding

S

2309 90 95

2309 90 99

Other preparations of a kind used in animal feeding, whether or not containing by weight 49 % or more of choline chloride on an organic or inorganic base

S

Chapter 24

Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

S

2519 90 10

Magnesium oxide, other than calcined natural magnesium carbonate

NS

2522

Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825

NS

2523

Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers

NS

Chapter 27

Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

NS

2801

Fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine

NS

2802 00 00

Sulphur, sublimed or precipitated; colloidal sulphur

NS

ex 2804

Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals, excluding products under subheading 2804 69 00

NS

2806

Hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid); chlorosulphuric acid

NS

2807 00

Sulphuric acid; oleum

NS

2808 00 00

Nitric acid; sulphonitric acids

NS

2809

Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined

NS

2810 00 90

Oxides of boron, other than diboron trioxide; boric acids

NS

2811

Other inorganic acids and other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals

NS

2812

Halides and halide oxides of non-metals

NS

2813

Sulphides of non-metals; commercial phosporus trisulphide

NS

2814

Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution

S

2815

Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxide of sodium or potassium

S

2816

Hydroxide and peroxide of magnesium; oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, of strontium or barium

NS

2817 00 00

Zinc oxide; zinc peroxide

S

2818 10

Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined

S

2819

Chromium oxides and hydroxides

S

2820

Manganese oxides

S

2821

Iron oxides and hydroxides; earth colours containing by weight 70 % or more of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3

NS

2822 00 00

Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides

NS

2823 00 00

Titanium oxides

S

2824

Lead oxides; red lead and orange lead

NS

ex 2825

Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts; other inorganic bases; other metal oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, except for products under subheadings 2825 10 00 and 2825 80 00

NS

2825 10 00

Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts

S

2825 80 00

Antimony oxides

S

2826

Fluorides; fluorosilicates, fluoroaluminates and other complex fluorine salts

NS

ex 2827

Chlorides, chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides, except for products under subheadings 2827 10 00 and 2827 32 00; bromides and bromide oxides; iodides and iodide oxides

NS

2827 10 00

Ammonium chloride

S

2827 32 00

Aluminium chloride

S

2828

Hypochlorites; commercial calcium hypochlorite; chlorites; hypobromites

NS

2829

Chlorates and perchlorates; bromates and perbromates; iodates and periodates

NS

ex 2830

Sulphides, except for products under subheading 2830 10 00; polysulphides, whether or not chemically defined

NS

2830 10 00

Sodium sulphides

S

2831

Dithionites and sulphoxylates

NS

2832

Sulphites; thiosulphates

NS

2833

Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates)

NS

2834 10 00

Nitrites

S

2834 21 00

2834 29

Nitrates

NS

2835

Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined

S

ex 2836

Carbonates, except for products under subheadings 2836 20 00, 2836 40 00 and 2836 60 00; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate

NS

2836 20 00

Disodium carbonate

S

2836 40 00

Potassium carbonates

S

2836 60 00

Barium carbonate

S

2837

Cyanides, cyanide oxides and complex cyanides

NS

2839

Silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates

NS

2840

Borates; peroxoborates (perborates)

NS

ex 2841

Salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids, except for the product of subheading 2841 61 00

NS

2841 61 00

Potassium permanganate

S

2842

Other salts of inorganic acids or peroxoacids (including aluminosilicates, whether or not chemically defined), other than azides

NS

2843

Colloidal precious metals; inorganic or organic compounds of precious metals, whether or not chemically defined; amalgams of precious metals

NS

ex 2844 30 11

Cermets containing uranium depleted in U-235 or compounds of this product, other than unwrought

NS

ex 2844 30 51

Cermets containing thorium or compounds of thorium, other than unwrought

NS

2845 90 90

Isotopes other than those of heading 2844, and compounds, inorganic or organic, of such isotopes, whether or not chemically defined, other than deuterium and compounds thereof, hydrogen and compounds thereof enriched in deuterium or mixtures and solutions containing these products

NS

2846

Compounds, inorganic or organic, of rare-earth metals, of yttrium or of scandium or of mixtures of these metals

NS

2847 00 00

Hydrogen peroxide, whether or not solidified with urea

NS

2848 00 00

Phosphides, whether or not chemically defined, excluding ferrophosphorus

NS

ex 2849

Carbides, whether or not chemically defined, except for products under subheadings 2849 20 00 and 2849 90 30

NS

2849 20 00

Silicon carbide, whether or not chemically defined

S

2849 90 30

Carbides of tungsten, whether or not chemically defined

S

ex 2850 00

Hydrides, nitrides, azides, silicides and borides, whether or not chemically defined, other than compounds which are also carbides of heading 2849, except for products under subheading 2850 00 70

NS

2850 00 70

Silicides, whether or not chemically defined

S

2852 00 00

Compounds, inorganic or organic, of mercury, excluding amalgams

NS

2853 00

Other inorganic compounds (including distilled or conductivity water and water of similar purity); liquid air (whether or not rare gases have been removed); compressed air; amalgams, other than amalgams of precious metals

NS

2903

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons

S

ex 2904

Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated, except for products under subheading 2904 20 00

NS

2904 20 00

Derivatives containing only nitro or only nitroso groups

S

ex 2905

Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for the product of subheading 2905 45 00, and excluding products under subheadings 2905 43 00 and 2905 44

S

2905 45 00

Glycerol

NS

2906

Cyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

NS

ex 2907

Phenols, except for products under subheadings 2907 15 90 and ex 2907 22 00; phenol-alcohols

NS

2907 15 90

Naphthols and their salts, other than 1-naphthol

S

ex 2907 22 00

Hydroquinone (quinol)

S

2908

Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols

NS

2909

Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

S

2910

Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

NS

2911 00 00

Acetals and hemiacetals, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

NS

ex 2912

Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde, except for the product of subheading 2912 41 00

NS

2912 41 00

Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde)

S

2913 00 00

Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of products under heading 2912

NS

ex 2914

Ketones and quinones, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2914 11 00, 2914 21 00 and 2914 22 00

NS

2914 11 00

Acetone

S

2914 21 00

Camphor

S

2914 22 00

Cyclohexanone and methylcyclohexanones

S

2915

Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

S

ex 2916

Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings ex 2916 11 00, 2916 12 and 2916 14

NS

ex 2916 11 00

Acrylic acid

S

2916 12

Esters of acrylic acid

S

2916 14

Esters of methacrylic acid

S

ex 2917

Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2917 11 00, 2917 12 10, 2917 14 00, 2917 32 00, 2917 35 00 and 2917 36 00

NS

2917 11 00

Oxalic acid, its salts and esters

S

2917 12 10

Adipic acid and its salts

S

2917 14 00

Maleic anhydride

S

2917 32 00

Dioctyl orthophthalates

S

2917 35 00

Phthalic anhydride

S

2917 36 00

Terephthalic acid and its salts

S

ex 2918

Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2918 14 00, 2918 15 00, 2918 21 00, 2918 22 00 and 2918 29 10

NS

2918 14 00

Citric acid

S

2918 15 00

Salts and esters of citric acid

S

2918 21 00

Salicylic acid and its salts

S

2918 22 00

o-Acetylsalicylic acid, its salts and esters

S

2918 29 10

Sulphosalicylic acids, hydroxynaphthoic acids; their salts and esters

S

2919

Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

NS

2920

Esters of other inorganic acids of non-metals (excluding esters of hydrogen halides) and their salts; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

NS

2921

Amine-function compounds

S

2922

Oxygen-function amino-compounds

S

2923

Quaternary ammonium salts and hydroxides; lecithins and other phosphoaminolipids, whether or not chemically defined

NS

ex 2924

Carboxyamide-function compounds and amide-function compounds of carbonic acid, except for products under subheading 2924 23 00

S

2924 23 00

2-Acetamidobenzoic acid (N-acetylanthranilic acid) and its salts

NS

2925

Carboxyimide-function compounds (including saccharin and its salts) and imine-function compounds

NS

ex 2926

Nitrile-function compounds, except for the product of subheading 2926 10 00

NS

2926 10 00

Acrylonitrile

S

2927 00 00

Diazo-, azo- or azoxy-compounds

S

2928 00 90

Other organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine

NS

2929 10

Isocyanates

S

2929 90 00

Other compounds with other nitrogen function

NS

2930 20 00

2930 30 00

ex 2930 90 85

Thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates, and thiuram mono-, di- or tetrasulphides; dithiocarbonates (xanthates)

NS

2930 40 90

2930 50 00

2930 90 13

2930 90 16

2930 90 20

ex 2930 90 85

Methionine, captafol (ISO), methamidophos (ISO), and other organo-sulphur compounds other than dithiocarbonates (xanthates)

S

2931 00

Other organo-inorganic compounds

NS

ex 2932

Heterocyclic compounds with oxygen hetero-atom(s) only, except for products under subheadings 2932 12 00, 2932 13 00 and 2932 21 00

NS

2932 12 00

2-Furaldehyde (furfuraldehyde)

S

2932 13 00

Furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol

S

2932 21 00

Coumarin, methylcoumarins and ethylcoumarins

S

ex 2933

Heterocylic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only, except for the product of subheading 2933 61 00

NS

2933 61 00

Melamine

S

2934

Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds

NS

2935 00 90

Other sulphonamides

S

2938

Glycosides, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives

NS

ex 2940 00 00

Sugars, chemically pure, other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, and except for rhamnose, raffinose and mannose; sugar ethers, sugar acetals and sugar esters, and their salts, other than products under heading 2937, 2938 or 2939

S

ex 2940 00 00

Rhamnose, raffinose and mannose

NS

2941 20 30

Dihydrostreptomycin, its salts, esters and hydrates

NS

2942 00 00

Other organic compounds

NS

3102 (1)

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous

S

3103 10

Superphosphates

S

3105

Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of Chapter 31 in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg

S

ex Chapter 32

Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks; except for products under headings 3204 and 3206, and excluding products under subheadings 3201 20 00, 3201 90 20, ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts of eucalyptus), ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts derived from gambier and myrobalan fruits) and ex 3201 90 90 (other tanning extracts of vegetable origin)

NS

3204

Synthetic organic colouring matter, whether or not chemically defined; preparations as specified in note 3 to Chapter 32 based on synthetic organic colouring matter; synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents or as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined

S

3206

Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in note 3 to Chapter 32, other than those of heading 3203, 3204 or 3205; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined

S

Chapter 33

Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

NS

Chapter 34

Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, ‘dental waxes’ and dental preparations with a basis of plaster

NS

3501

Casein, caseinates and other casein derivatives; casein glues

S

3502 90 90

Albuminates and other albumin derivatives

NS

3503 00

Gelatin (including gelatin in rectangular (including square) sheets, whether or not surface-worked or coloured) and gelatin derivatives; isinglass; other glues of animal origin, excluding casein glues of heading 3501

NS

3504 00 00

Peptones and their derivatives; other protein substances and their derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included; hide powder, whether or not chromed

NS

3505 10 50

Starches, esterified or etherified

NS

3506

Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg

NS

3507

Enzymes; prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included

S

Chapter 36

Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations

NS

Chapter 37

Photographic or cinematographic goods

NS

ex Chapter 38

Miscellaneous chemical products, except for products under headings 3802 and 3817 00, subheadings 3823 12 00 and 3823 70 00, and heading 3825, and excluding the products under subheadings 3809 10 and 3824 60

NS

3802

Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black

S

3817 00

Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 2707 or 2902

S

3823 12 00

Oleic acid

S

3823 70 00

Industrial fatty alcohols

S

3825

Residual products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified or included; municipal waste; sewage sludge; other wastes specified in note 6 to Chapter 38

S

ex Chapter 39

Plastics and articles thereof, except for products under headings 3901, 3902, 3903 and 3904, subheadings 3906 10 00, 3907 10 00, 3907 60 and 3907 99, headings 3908 and 3920, and subheadings 3921 90 19 and 3923 21 00

NS

3901

Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms

S

3902

Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms

S

3903

Polymers of styrene, in primary forms

S

3904

Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms

S

3906 10 00

Poly(methyl methacrylate)

S

3907 10 00

Polyacetals

S

3907 60

Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

S

3907 99

Other polyesters, other than unsaturated

S

3908

Polyamides in primary forms

S

3920

Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, non-cellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials

S

3921 90 19

Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of polyesters, other than cellular products and other than corrugated sheets and plates

S

3923 21 00

Sacks and bags (including cones), of polymers of ethylene

S

ex Chapter 40

Rubber and articles thereof, except for products under heading 4010

NS

4010

Conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber

S

ex 4104

Tanned or crust hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared, excluding the products under subheadings 4104 41 19 and 4104 49 19

S

ex 4106 31

4106 32

Tanned or crust hides and skins of swine, without hair on, in the wet state (including wet-blue), split but not further prepared, or in the dry state (crust), whether or not split, but not further prepared, excluding the products under subheading 4106 31 10

NS

4107

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114

S

4112 00 00

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of sheep or lamb, without wool on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114

S

ex 4113

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of other animals, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114, except for products under subheading 4113 10 00

NS

4113 10 00

Of goats or kids

S

4114

Chamois (including combination chamois) leather; patent leather and patent laminated leather; metallised leather

S

4115 10 00

Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fibre, in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls

S

ex Chapter 42

Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut); except for products under headings 4202 and 4203

NS

4202

Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, executive-cases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travelling-bags, insulated food or beverages bags, toilet bags, rucksacks, handbags, shopping-bags, wallets, purses, map-cases, cigarette-cases, tobacco-pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle-cases, jewellery boxes, powder boxes, cutlery cases and similar containers, of leather or of composition leather, of sheeting of plastics, of textile materials, of vulcanised fibre or of paperboard, or wholly or mainly covered with such materials or with paper

S

4203

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather

S

Chapter 43

Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof

NS

ex Chapter 44

Wood and articles of wood, except for products under headings 4410, 4411, 4412, subheadings 4418 10, 4418 20 10, 4418 71 00, 4420 10 11, 4420 90 10 and 4420 90 91; wood charcoal

NS

4410

Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances

S

4411

Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances

S

4412

Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood

S

4418 10

Windows, French windows and their frames, of wood

S

4418 20 10

Doors and their frames and thresholds, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44

S

4418 71 00

Assembled flooring panels for mosaic floors, of wood

S

4420 10 11

4420 90 10

4420 90 91

Statuettes and other ornaments, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44; wood marquetry and inlaid wood; caskets and cases for jewellery or cutlery, and similar articles, and wooden articles of furniture not falling in Chapter 94, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44

S

ex Chapter 45

Cork and articles of cork, except for products under heading 4503

NS

4503

Articles of natural cork

S

Chapter 46

Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

S

Chapter 50

Silk

S

ex Chapter 51

Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, excluding the products under heading 5105; horsehair yarn and woven fabric

S

Chapter 52

Cotton

S

Chapter 53

Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn

S

Chapter 54

Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials

S

Chapter 55

Man-made staple fibres

S

Chapter 56

Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof

S

Chapter 57

Carpets and other textile floor coverings

S

Chapter 58

Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery

S

Chapter 59

Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use

S

Chapter 60

Knitted or crocheted fabrics

S

Chapter 61

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

S

Chapter 62

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

S

Chapter 63

Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

S

Chapter 64

Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles

S

Chapter 65

Headgear and parts thereof

NS

Chapter 66

Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof

S

Chapter 67

Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair

NS

Chapter 68

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

NS

Chapter 69

Ceramic products

S

Chapter 70

Glass and glassware

S

ex Chapter 71

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin; except for products under heading 7117

NS

7117

Imitation jewellery

S

7202

Ferro-alloys

S

Chapter 73

Articles of iron or steel

NS

Chapter 74

Copper and articles thereof

S

7505 12 00

Bars, rods and profiles, of nickel alloys

NS

7505 22 00

Wire, of nickel alloys

NS

7506 20 00

Plates, sheets, strip and foil, of nickel alloys

NS

7507 20 00

Nickel tube or pipe fittings

NS

ex Chapter 76

Aluminium and articles thereof, excluding the products under heading 7601

S

ex Chapter 78

Lead and articles thereof, excluding the products under heading 7801

S

ex Chapter 79

Zinc and articles thereof, excluding the products under headings 7901 and 7903

S

ex Chapter 81

Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof, excluding the products under subheadings 8101 10 00, 8101 94 00, 8102 10 00, 8102 94 00, 8104 11 00, 8104 19 00, 8107 20 00, 8108 20 00, 8108 30 00, 8109 20 00, 8110 10 00, 8112 21 90, 8112 51 00, 8112 59 00, 8112 92 and 8113 00 20

S

Chapter 82

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof, of base metal

S

Chapter 83

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

S

ex Chapter 84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, and parts thereof, except for products under subheadings 8401 10 00 and 8407 21 10

NS

8401 10 00

Nuclear reactors

S

8407 21 10

Outboard motors, of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 325 cm3

S

ex Chapter 85

Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles, except for products under subheadings 8516 50 00, 8517 69 39, 8517 70 15, 8517 70 19, 8519 20, 8519 30, 8519 81 11 to 8519 81 45, 8519 81 85, 8519 89 11 to 8519 89 19, headings 8521, 8525 and 8527, subheadings 8528 49, 8528 59 and 8528 69 to 8528 72, heading 8529 and subheadings 8540 11 and 8540 12

NS

8516 50 00

Microwave ovens

S

8517 69 39

Reception apparatus for radio-telephony or radio telegraphy, other than portable receivers for calling, alerting or paging

S

8517 70 15

8517 70 19

Aerials and aerial reflectors of all kinds, other than aerials for radio-telegraphic or radio-telephonic apparatus; parts suitable for use therewith

S

8519 20

8519 30

Apparatus operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by other means of payment; turntables (record-decks)

S

8519 81 11 to

8519 81 45

Sound-reproducing apparatus (including cassette-players), not incorporating a sound-recording device

S

8519 81 85

Other magnetic tape recorders incorporating sound-reproducing apparatus, other than cassette-type

S

8519 89 11 to

8519 89 19

Other sound-reproducing apparatus, not incorporating a sound-recording device

S

8521

Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner

S

8525

Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound-recording or -reproducing apparatus; television cameras; digital cameras and video camera recorders

S

8527

Reception apparatus for radio-broadcasting, whether or not combined, in the same housing, with sound-recording or -reproducing apparatus or a clock

S

8528 49

8528 59

8528 69 to

8528 72

Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television-reception apparatus, other than of a kind used solely or principally in an automatic data-processing system of heading 8471; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound- or video-recording or -reproducing apparatus

S

8529

Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 8525 to 8528

S

8540 11

8540 12 00

Cathode ray television picture tubes, including video monitor cathode ray tubes, colour, or black-and-white or other monochrome

S

Chapter 86

Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electromechanical) traffic-signalling equipment of all kinds

NS

ex Chapter 87

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof, except for products under headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, 8706 00, 8707, 8708, 8709, 8711, 8712 00 and 8714

NS

8702

Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver

S

8703

Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 8702), including station wagons and racing cars

S

8704

Motor vehicles for the transport of goods

S

8705

Special-purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire-fighting vehicles, concrete-mixer lorries, road-sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile workshops, mobile radiological units)

S

8706 00

Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705

S

8707

Bodies (including cabs), for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705

S

8708

Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705

S

8709

Works trucks, self-propelled, not fitted with lifting or handling equipment, of the type used in factories, warehouses, dock areas or airports for short-distance transport of goods; tractors of the type used on railway-station platforms; parts of the foregoing vehicles

S

8711

Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars

S

8712 00

Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised

S

8714

Parts and accessories of vehicles of headings 8711 to 8713

S

Chapter 88

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

NS

Chapter 89

Ships, boats and floating structures

NS

Chapter 90

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

S

Chapter 91

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

S

Chapter 92

Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles

NS

ex Chapter 94

Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings, except for products under heading 9405

NS

9405

Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere specified or included

S

ex Chapter 95

Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof; except for products under subheadings 9503 00 30 to 9503 00 99

NS

9503 00 30 to

9503 00 99

Other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds

S

Chapter 96

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

NS


(1)  The arrangement referred to in Section 1 of Chapter II shall not apply to the products under this heading.

(2)  For the products under subheading 0306 13, the duty shall be 3,6 % under the arrangement referred to in Section 2 of Chapter II.

(3)  The arrangement referred to in Section 1 of Chapter II shall not apply to the product of this subheading.

(4)  For the products under subheading 1704 10 90, the specific duty shall be limited to 16 % of the customs value, under the arrangement referred to in Section 2 of Chapter II.


ANNEX III

CONVENTIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 8

PART A

Core human and labour rights UN/ILO Conventions

1.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

2.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

3.

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

4.

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

5.

Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

6.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

7.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

8.

Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment (No 138)

9.

Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (No 182)

10.

Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour (No 105)

11.

Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (No 29)

12.

Convention concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value (No 100)

13.

Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation (No 111)

14.

Convention concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise (No 87)

15.

Convention concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organise and to Bargain Collectively (No 98)

16.

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

PART B

Conventions related to the environment and to governance principles

17.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

18.

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

19.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

20.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

21.

Convention on Biological Diversity

22.

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

23.

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

24.

United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961)

25.

United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971)

26.

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1988)

27.

United Nations Convention against Corruption (Mexico).


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