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Document 32013R0496

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 496/2013 of 29 May 2013 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences

OJ L 143, 30.5.2013, p. 11–19 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2013; Implicitly repealed by 32012R0978

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2013/496/oj

30.5.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 143/11


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 496/2013

of 29 May 2013

amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in particular Article 207 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences from 1 January 2009 and amending Regulations (EC) No 552/97, (EC) No 1933/2006 and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1100/2006 and (EC) No 964/2007 (1) (GSP Regulation), and in particular Article 25 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Recital 12 of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 provides that 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.

(2)

In accordance with point (b) of Article 25 of the GSP Regulation the Commission shall adopt amendments made necessary by change in the international status or classification of countries or territories.

(3)

The Republic of South Sudan (hereinafter South Soudan) has become an independent State. On 14 July 2011 the General Assembly of United Nations adopted Resolution A/RES/65/308 admitting South Sudan to membership in the United Nations.

(4)

On 18 December 2012 the General Assembly of United Nations adopted Resolution A/RES/67/136 adding South Sudan to the list of Least Developed Countries.

(5)

The Netherlands Antilles have been dissolved. Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part) are now overseas countries and territories of the Kingdom of Netherlands.

(6)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries and territories (2) deleted Netherlands Antilles from and included Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten (Dutch part) and South Sudan in the version of nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Union and statistics of trade between Member States which is valid as from 1 January 2013.

(7)

Accordingly Annex I to the GSP Regulation should be amended as follows. Netherlands Antilles should be deleted from Column B of Annex I to the GSP Regulation. South Sudan, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Dutch part) should be included in Column B of Annex I to the GSP Regulation. South Sudan should be also included in Column D of Annex I to the GSP Regulation, as country included in the special arrangement for the least developed countries.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Generalised Preferences Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2013.

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

Done at Brussels, 29 May 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, p. 7.


ANNEX

‘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

 

 

 

X

AO

Angola

 

 

X

 

AQ

Antarctica

 

 

 

 

AR

Argentina

 

 

 

 

AS

American Samoa

 

 

 

 

AW

Aruba

 

 

 

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

 

 

 

X

BB

Barbados

 

 

 

 

BD

Bangladesh

 

 

X

 

BF

Burkina Faso

 

 

X

 

BH

Bahrain

 

 

 

 

BI

Burundi

 

 

X

 

BJ

Benin

 

 

X

 

BM

Bermuda

 

 

 

 

BN

Brunei Darussalam

 

 

 

 

BO

Bolivia

 

 

 

X

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

X

CR

Costa Rica

 

 

 

X

CU

Cuba

 

 

 

 

CV

Cape Verde

 

 

X

 

CW

Curaçao

 

 

 

 

CX

Christmas Island

 

 

 

 

DJ

Djibouti

 

 

X

 

DM

Dominica

 

 

 

 

DO

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

 

DZ

Algeria

 

 

 

 

EC

Ecuador

 

 

 

X

EG

Egypt

 

 

 

 

ER

Eritrea

 

 

X

 

ET

Ethiopia

 

 

X

 

FJ

Fiji

 

 

 

 

FK

Falkland Islands

 

 

 

 

FM

Micronesia, Federated States of

 

 

 

 

GA

Gabon

 

 

 

 

GD

Grenada

 

 

 

 

GE

Georgia

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

GU

Guam

 

 

 

 

GW

Guinea-Bissau

 

 

X

 

GY

Guyana

 

 

 

 

HM

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

 

 

 

HN

Honduras

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

LR

Liberia

 

 

X

 

LS

Lesotho

 

 

X

 

LY

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

 

 

 

 

MA

Morocco

 

 

 

 

MG

Madagascar

 

 

X

 

MH

Marshall Islands

 

 

 

 

ML

Mali

 

 

X

 

MM

Myanmar/Burma

 

 

X

 

MN

Mongolia

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

X

NP

Nepal

 

 

X

 

NR

Nauru

 

 

 

 

NU

Niue

 

 

 

 

OM

Oman

 

 

 

 

PA

Panama

 

 

 

 

PE

Peru

 

 

 

X

PF

French Polynesia

 

 

 

 

PG

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

 

PH

Philippines

 

 

 

 

PK

Pakistan

 

 

 

 

PM

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

 

 

 

PN

Pitcairn

 

 

 

 

PW

Palau

 

 

 

 

PY

Paraguay

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

 

SS

South Sudan

 

 

X

 

ST

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

 

X

 

SV

El Salvador

 

 

 

X

SX

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

 

 

 

 

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.


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