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Document 32012D0431

2012/431/EU: Council Decision of 26 June 2012 on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the EU-EFTA Joint Committee concerning the adoption of a Decision amending the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure

OJ L 199, 26.7.2012, p. 15–23 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2012/431/oj

26.7.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 199/15


COUNCIL DECISION

of 26 June 2012

on the position to be taken, on behalf of the European Union, in the EU-EFTA Joint Committee concerning the adoption of a Decision amending the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure

(2012/431/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 207(4), in conjunction with Article 218(9), thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 15a of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (1) (the ‘Convention’) allows for a third country to become a Contracting Party to the Convention following a decision of the Joint Committee set up by the Convention to invite the country.

(2)

Article 15 of the Convention empowers the Joint Committee to recommend and adopt, by decisions, amendments to the Convention and the Appendices thereto.

(3)

Croatia formally expressed its wish to join the common transit system and has been invited following a decision by the Joint Committee on 19 January 2012.

(4)

Having satisfied the essential legal, structural and information technology requirements, which are preconditions for accession and following the formal procedure for accession, Croatia will accede the Convention.

(5)

The enlargement of the common transit system will require certain amendments to the Convention. These concern new linguistic references in Croatian and the appropriate adaptations to guarantee documents.

(6)

The proposed amendment was presented to and discussed within the EU-EFTA Working Group and the text received preliminary approval.

(7)

Therefore, the position of the European Union concerning the proposed amendment should be determined,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The position to be taken by the European Union in the EU-EFTA Joint Committee on common transit concerning the adoption of Decision No XXX by that Committee amending the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure shall be based on the draft Decision attached to this Decision.

Minor changes to the draft Decision may be agreed to by the representatives of the Union in the EU-EFTA Joint Committee after having duly informed the Council.

Article 2

The Commission shall publish the Decision of the EU-EFTA Joint Committee on common transit, once adopted, in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 26 June 2012.

For the Council

The President

N. WAMMEN


(1)  OJ L 226, 13.8.1987, p. 2.


DRAFT

DECISION No XXX OF THE EU-EFTA JOINT COMMITTEE ON COMMON TRANSIT

of

amending the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure […]

THE JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (1), and in particular Article 15(3)(a) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Croatia expressed its wish to accede to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (the ‘Convention’) and has been invited following a decision by the Joint Committee on 19 January 2012 set up by virtue of the Convention.

(2)

Accordingly, the Croatian language versions of the references used in the Convention should be inserted in the Convention in the appropriate order.

(3)

The application of this Decision is linked to the date of accession of Croatia to the Convention.

(4)

In order to allow the use of guarantee forms printed in accordance with the criteria in force prior to the date of accession of Croatia to the Convention, a transitional period should be established during which the printed forms, with some adaptations, could continue to be used.

(5)

Therefore the Convention should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Appendix III to the Convention on a common transit procedure is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

1.   This Decision shall apply on the date Croatia accedes to the Convention.

2.   The forms based on the specimen forms in Annexes C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6 to Appendix III may continue to be used, subject to the necessary geographical adaptations and the adaptations concerning the address for service or the authorised agent, until the end of the 12th month following the date of application of this Decision, at the latest.

Done at Brussels,

For the Joint Committee

The President


(1)  OJ L 226, 13.8.1987, p. 2.

ANNEX

1.

In Annex B1, under Box 51 the following indent is added between United Kingdom and Iceland:

‘Croatia HR’

2.

In Annex B6, Title III is amended as follows:

   HR Valjanost ograničena’

2.1.

In the first part of the table ‘Limited validity - 99200’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Oslobođeno’

2.2.

In the second part of the table ‘Waiver - 99201’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Alternativni dokaz’

2.3.

In the third part of the table ‘Alternative proof - 99202’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Razlike:Carinarnica kojoj je roba podnesena … (naziv i zemlja)’

2.4.

In the fourth part of the table ‘Differences: office where goods were presented… (name and country) –99203’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Izlaz iz … podliježe ograničenjima ili pristojbama temeljem Uredbe/Direktive/Odluke br…’

2.5.

In the fifth part of the table ‘Exit from… subject to restrictions or charges under Regulation/Directive/Decision No… – 99204’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Oslobođeno od propisanog plana puta’

2.6.

In the sixth part of the table ‘Prescribed itinerary waived – 99205’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Ovlašteni pošiljatelj’

2.7.

In the seventh part of the table ‘Authorised consignor – 99206’, the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Oslobođeno potpisa’

2.8.

In the eight part of the table ‘Signature waived – 99207’, the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Zabranjeno zajedničko jamstvo’

2.9.

In the ninth part of the table ‘Comprehensive guarantee prohibited – 99208’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Neograničena uporaba’

2.10.

In the tenth part of the table ‘Unrestricted use- 99209’, the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Izdano naknadno’

2.11.

In the eleventh part of the table ‘Issued retroactively - 99210,’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Razni’

2.12.

In the twelfth part of the table ‘Various – 99211’, the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Rasuto’

2.13.

In the thirteenth part of the table ‘Bulk – 99212’, the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

   HR Pošiljatelj’

2.14.

In the fourteenth part of the table ‘Consignor – 99213’ the following indent is added before IS:

‘—

3.

Annex C1 is replaced by the following text:

‘ANNEX C1

COMMON/COMMUNITY TRANSIT PROCEDURE

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4.

Annex C2 is replaced by the following text:

‘ANNEX C2

COMMON/COMMUNITY TRANSIT PROCEDURE

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5.

Annex C4 is replaced by the following text:

‘ANNEX C 4

COMMON/COMMUNITY TRANSIT PROCEDURE

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6.

In Box 7 of Annex C5, the word ‘Croatia’ is inserted between the words ‘European Community’ and ‘Iceland’.

7.

In Box 6 of Annex C6, the word ‘Croatia’ is inserted between the words ‘European Community’ and ‘Iceland’.


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