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Document 32011R1386

Council Regulation (EU) No 1386/2011 of 19 December 2011 temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands

OJ L 345, 29.12.2011, p. 1–7 (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 02 Volume 024 P. 10 - 16

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2011/1386/oj

29.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 345/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 1386/2011

of 19 December 2011

temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 349 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

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

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

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (2),

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with a special legislative procedure,

Whereas:

(1)

According to Council Regulation (EC) No 704/2002 of 25 March 2002 temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products and opening and providing for the administration of autonomous Community tariff quotas on imports of certain fishery products into the Canary Islands (3), the Common Customs Tariff duty suspension for certain capital goods for commercial or industrial use is to expire on 31 December 2011.

(2)

In September 2010, the government of Spain requested on behalf of the government of the Canary Islands, the prolongation of the suspension of the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties for a number of products in accordance with Article 349 of the Treaty. The justification of their request was that in view of the remoteness of those islands, the economic operators suffer severe economic and commercial disadvantages which have negative effects on demographic trends, employment and social and economic developments.

(3)

The Canary Islands industrial sector, together with construction, has been severely affected by the recent economic crisis. The slump in building depressed all the auxiliary industry that depends on it. Unfavourable financial conditions had a serious impact on many areas of business. In addition, the sharp rise in unemployment in Spain aggravated the slump in domestic demand, including demand for industrial products.

(4)

Unemployment in the Canary Islands has been consistently exceeding the national average for Spain for the last 10 years and, since 2009, the Canary Islands have recorded the highest level throughout the country (Eurostat: Regional statistics — Unemployment rate, by NUTS 2 regions, 1999-2009). Moreover, more than half of the industrial production of the Canary Islands is consumed there, which is particularly serious since demand there has been hit harder.

(5)

Therefore, with the aim of giving a long-term perspective to investors and enabling economic operators to reach a level of industrial and commercial activities which stabilises the economic and social environment on the Canary Islands, it is appropriate to prolong in full the suspension of the Common Customs Tariff duties for certain goods as detailed in Annex II and Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 704/2002 for a period of 10 years.

(6)

In addition, in the same context the Spanish authorities have requested the suspension of the Common Customs Tariff duties for three new products falling within CN codes 3902 10, 3903 11 and 3906 10. This request was accepted as these suspensions would strengthen the economy of the Canary Islands.

(7)

In order to ensure that only economic operators located on the territory of the Canary Islands benefit from those tariff measures, the suspensions should be made conditional on the end-use of the products, in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (4) and 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 (5).

(8)

In case of a deflection of trade and in order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission allowing the Commission to temporarily withdraw the suspension. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (6).

(9)

Amendments to the Combined Nomenclature may not give rise to any substantive changes to the nature of the suspension of duties. The power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty should therefore be delegated to the Commission for the purpose of making necessary amendments and technical adaptations to the list of goods for which a suspension applies. The Commission, when preparing and drawing up delegated acts, should ensure a timely and appropriate transmission of relevant documents to the Council.

(10)

In order to ensure continuity with the measures set out in Regulation (EC) No 704/2002, it is necessary to apply the measures provided in this Regulation from 1 January 2012,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2021, the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the Canary Islands of capital goods for commercial or industrial use falling under the CN codes listed in Annex I shall be suspended in full.

Those goods shall be used in accordance with the relevant provisions of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 and of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 for a period of at least 24 months after the release into free circulation by economic operators located in the Canary Islands.

Article 2

From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2021, the Common Customs Tariff duties applicable to imports into the Canary Islands of raw materials, parts and components falling under the CN codes listed in Annex II and used for industrial transformation or maintenance in the Canary Islands, shall be suspended in full.

Article 3

The suspension of duties referred to in Articles 1 and 2 shall be subject to end-use in accordance with Articles 21 and 82 of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 and to the controls provided for in Articles 291 to 300 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 4

1.   Where the Commission has reasons to believe that the suspensions laid down in this Regulation have led to a deflection of trade for a specific product, it may adopt implementing acts, temporarily withdrawing the suspension for a period not longer than 12 months. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 8.

Import duties for products for which the suspension has been temporarily withdrawn shall be secured by a guarantee, and the release of the products concerned for free circulation in the Canary Islands shall be conditional upon the provision of such guarantee.

2.   When the Council decides, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Treaty, within a 12-month period, that the suspension should definitively be withdrawn, the amounts of duties secured by guarantees shall be collected definitively.

3.   If no definitive decision has been adopted within the 12-month period in accordance with paragraph 2, the securities shall be released.

Article 5

The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 6 concerning amendments and technical adaptations to Annexes I and II as are required as a consequence of amendments to the Combined Nomenclature.

Article 6

1.   The power to adopt the delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2.   The power to adopt the delegated acts referred to in Article 5 shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time as from 1 January 2012.

3.   The delegation of power referred to in Article 5 may be revoked at any time by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4.   As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it to the Council.

5.   A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 5 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the Council has informed the Commission that it will not object.

Article 7

The European Parliament shall be informed of the adoption of delegated acts by the Commission, of any objection formulated to them, or of the revocation of the delegation of powers by the Council.

Article 8

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Customs Code Committee, established by Article 247a(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.

Article 9

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 19 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

M. KOROLEC


(1)  Opinion of 15 November 2011 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  Opinion of 22 September 2011 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(3)  OJ L 111, 26.4.2002, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

(6)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.


ANNEX I

Capital goods for commercial or industrial use falling within CN codes  (1)

4011 20

8450 20

8522 90 80

9006 53 80

4011 30

8450 90

8523 21

9006 59

4011 61

8469 00 91

 

9007 10

4011 62

8472

8523 29 39

9007 20

4011 63

 

8523 29 90

9008 50

4011 69

 

8523 49 99

 

4011 92

 

8523 51 99

 

4011 93

8473

8523 59 99

 

4011 94

 

8523 80 99

 

4011 99

8501

8525 50

9010 10

5608

 

8525 80 11

9010 50

6403 40

 

8525 80 19

9011

6403 51 05

 

8526

 

6403 59 05

 

 

 

6403 91 05

 

 

 

6403 99 05

 

 

9012

8415

 

 

 

 

 

 

9030 10

 

 

8701

 

 

 

 

9030 31

 

 

 

9030 33

 

 

8702

9106

 

 

8704 21 31

9107

8418 30 80

 

8704 21 39

9207

8418 40 80

 

8704 21 91

 

8418 50

 

8704 21 99

9506 91 90

8418 61

 

8704 22

9507 10

8418 69

 

8704 23

9507 20 90

8418 91

 

8704 31 31

9507 30

8418 99

 

8704 31 39

 

8427

 

8704 31 91

 

8431 20

 

8704 31 99

 

8443 31

 

 

 

 

 

8704 32

 

8443 32

8518 40 30

8704 90

 

8443 39 10

 

 

 

8443 39 39

8518 90

8705

 

 

8519 20

9006 10

 

8450 11 90

8519 81 51

 

 

8450 12

8521 10 95

9006 30

 

8450 19

8522 90 49

9006 52

 


(1)  As defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1006/2011 of 27 September 2011 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 282, 28.10.2011, p. 1).


ANNEX II

Raw materials, parts and components used for agricultural purposes, industrial transformation or maintenance falling within CN codes  (1)

3901

 

5501

 

3902 10

 

5502

 

3903 11

 

5503

8706

3904 10

 

5504

8707

3906 10

 

5505

8708

4407 21

 

 

8714

 

 

5506

 

4407 22

 

5507

 

 

5108

5508 10 10

 

4407 25

5110

5508 20 10

 

 

5111

5509

 

 

 

5510

 

4407 26

 

5512

 

 

 

5513

 

 

 

5514

9002 90

4407 29

 

5515

9006 91

 

 

5516

9007 91

 

 

6001

9007 92

 

 

6002

9008 90

 

5112

 

9010 90

 

 

6217 90

9104

4407 99

 

6305

9108

4410

 

 

9109

4412

 

 

 

 

5205

 

 

 

5208

 

9110

 

5209

 

 

 

5210

 

 

 

5212

6309

 

 

5401 10 12

6406

 

 

5401 10 14

7601

9111

 

5401 20 10

 

9112

 

5402

8529 10 80

9114

 

5403

8529 10 95

 

 

5404 11

8529 90

 

 

5404 90

 

 

 

5407

 

 

 

5408

 

 


(1)  As defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1006/2011 of 27 September 2011 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 282, 28.10.2011, p. 1).


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