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Official Journal of the European Union, L 077, 16 March 2023


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ISSN 1977-0677

Official Journal

of the European Union

L 77

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Legislation

Volume 66
16 March 2023


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/582 of 9 March 2023 entering a name in the register of traditional specialities guaranteed (Суджук Търновски / Sudzhuk Tarnovski / Търновски Суджук / Tarnovski Sudzhuk (TSG))

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/583 of 15 March 2023 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in the People’s Republic of China as extended to imports of citric acid consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/584 of 15 March 2023 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493 concerning the authorisation of L-methionine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80245 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80246 as feed additives for all animal species ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/585 of 15 March 2023 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452 concerning the authorisation of 3-ethylcyclopentan-1,2-dione, 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one, 4,5-dihydro-2-methylfuran-3(2H)-one, eugenol, 1-methoxy-4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene, α-pentylcinnamaldehyde, α-hexylcinnamaldehyde and 2-acetylpyridine as feed additives for certain animal species ( 1 )

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision (EU) 2023/586 of 13 March 2023 appointing a member, proposed by the Italian Republic, of the European Economic and Social Committee

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RULES OF PROCEDURE

 

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Decision No 2020/04 of the Regional Steering Committee of the Transport Community on the travel rules for staff of the Transport Community [2023/587]

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Corrigenda

 

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Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2268 of 6 September 2021 amending the regulatory technical standards laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/653 as regards the underpinning methodology and presentation of performance scenarios, the presentation of costs and the methodology for the calculation of summary cost indicators, the presentation and content of information on past performance and the presentation of costs by packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) offering a range of options for investment and alignment of the transitional arrangement for PRIIP manufacturers offering units of funds referred to in Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as underlying investment options with the prolonged transitional arrangement laid down in that Article ( OJ L 455 I, 20.12.2021 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/582

of 9 March 2023

entering a name in the register of traditional specialities guaranteed (‘Суджук Търновски / Sudzhuk Tarnovski’ / ‘Търновски Суджук / Tarnovski Sudzhuk’ (TSG))

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 52(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 50(2)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, Bulgaria’s application to register the name ‘Суджук Търновски / Sudzhuk Tarnovski’ / ‘Търновски Суджук / Tarnovski Sudzhuk’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (2).

(2)

As no reasoned statement of opposition under Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 has been received by the Commission, the name ‘Суджук Търновски / Sudzhuk Tarnovski’ / ‘Търновски Суджук / Tarnovski Sudzhuk’ should therefore be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name ‘Суджук Търновски / Sudzhuk Tarnovski’ / ‘Търновски Суджук / Tarnovski Sudzhuk’ (TSG) is hereby entered in the register.

The name specified in the first paragraph denotes a product in Class 1.2, as listed in Annex XI to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2014 (3).

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 9 March 2023.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI

Member of the Commission


(1)   OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 1.

(2)   OJ C 458, 1.12.2022, p. 27.

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 668/2014 of 13 June 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ L 179, 19.6.2014, p. 36).


16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/3


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/583

of 15 March 2023

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in the People’s Republic of China as extended to imports of citric acid consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union (1), and in particular Article 14(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Imports of citric acid originating in the People’s Republic of China are subject to definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 (2).

(2)

Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd., TARIC (3) additional code A882, a company subject to an individual anti-dumping duty rate of 33,8 %, informed the Commission on 9 June 2022 that it had changed its name to Shandong Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.

(3)

The company requested the Commission to confirm that the change of name does not affect the right of the company to benefit from the individual anti-dumping duty rate applied to it under its previous name.

(4)

The Commission examined the information supplied and concluded that the change of name was properly registered with the relevant authorities, and did not result in any new relationship with other groups of companies which were not investigated by the Commission.

(5)

Accordingly, this change of name does not affect the findings of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 and in particular the anti-dumping duty rate applicable to it.

(6)

The name change should take effect as of the date on which the company officially changed its name, namely on 26 May 2022. The applicant provided the notice of approval of the change of name from the local authorities confirming this date.

(7)

Given the considerations in the recitals above, the Commission considered it appropriate to amend Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 to reflect the changed name of the company previously attributed to additional TARIC code A882.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Article 1(2) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 is amended as follows:

‘Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.

A882’

is replaced by

‘Shandong Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.

A882’

2.   TARIC additional code A882 previously attributed to Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. shall apply to Shandong Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. as of 26 May 2022. Any definitive duty paid on imports of products manufactured by Shandong Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. in excess of the anti-dumping duty established in Article 1(2) of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 as regards Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. shall be repaid or remitted in accordance with the applicable customs legislation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 15 March 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 176, 30.6.2016, p. 21.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/607 of 14 April 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of citric acid originating in the People’s Republic of China as extended to imports of citric acid consigned from Malaysia, whether declared as originating in Malaysia or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 129, 15.4.2021, p. 73).

(3)  The Integrated Tariff of the European Union.


16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/584

of 15 March 2023

correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493 concerning the authorisation of L-methionine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80245 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80246 as feed additives for all animal species

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The use of L-methionine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80245 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80246 as a feed additive was authorised for all animal species by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493 (2) for a 10-year period.

(2)

In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493, the indication regarding the maximum moisture content and the percentage of other amino acids contained in the additive identified as ‘3c305ii’ is erroneous.

(3)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(4)

In the interest of preventing disruptions to the placing of the feed additive on the market due to the error in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493, this Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493, in the column ‘Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method’, as regards the entry for the additive L-methionine identified as ‘3c305ii’, the wording:

‘Preparation of L-methionine with a minimum content of 90 % and a maximum moisture content of 0,5 %

other amino acids ≤ 0,63 %;’ is replaced by the following:

‘Preparation of L-methionine with a minimum content of 90 % and a maximum moisture content of 1,5 %

other amino acids ≤ 0,70 %;’.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 15 March 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1493 of 8 September 2022 concerning the authorisation of L-methionine produced by Corynebacterium glutamicum KCCM 80245 and Escherichia coli KCCM 80246 as feed additives for all animal species (OJ L 234, 9.9.2022, p. 18).


16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/7


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/585

of 15 March 2023

correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452 concerning the authorisation of 3-ethylcyclopentan-1,2-dione, 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one, 4,5-dihydro-2-methylfuran-3(2H)-one, eugenol, 1-methoxy-4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene, α-pentylcinnamaldehyde, α-hexylcinnamaldehyde and 2-acetylpyridine as feed additives for certain animal species

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The use of eugenol and 1-methoxy-4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene as feed additives was authorised for certain animal species by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452 (2) for a 10-year period.

(2)

In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452, the indication regarding the method of production for the two above-mentioned additives erroneously refers only to the production by chemical synthesis, while in the case of eugenol it should also refer to the extraction from cloves or cloves oil and in the case of 1-methoxy-4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene to the extraction from pine oil.

(3)

Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452 should therefore be corrected accordingly.

(4)

In the interest of preventing disruptions to the placing of the feed additives concerned on the market due to the errors in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452, this Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452, as regards the entry for the additive Eugenol identified as ‘2b04003’, in the column ‘Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method’, the wording ‘Produced by chemical synthesis’ is replaced by the following: ‘Produced by chemical synthesis or by the extraction from cloves or cloves oil’.

2.   In the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452, as regards the entry for the additive 1-Methoxy4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene identified as ‘2b04010’, in the column ‘Composition, chemical formula, description, analytical method’, the wording ‘Produced by chemical synthesis’ is replaced by the following: ‘Produced by chemical synthesis or by the extraction from pine oil’.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 15 March 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1452 of 1 September 2022 concerning the authorisation of 3-ethylcyclopentan-1,2-dione, 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one, 4,5-dihydro-2-methylfuran-3(2H)-one, eugenol, 1-methoxy-4-(prop-1(trans)-enyl)benzene, α-pentylcinnamaldehyde, α-hexylcinnamaldehyde and 2-acetylpyridine as feed additives for certain animal species (OJ L 228, 2.9.2022, p. 17).


DECISIONS

16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/9


COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2023/586

of 13 March 2023

appointing a member, proposed by the Italian Republic, of the European Economic and Social Committee

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 302 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (EU) 2019/853 of 21 May 2019 determining the composition of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the proposal of the Italian Government,

After consulting the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 300(2) of the Treaty, the Economic and Social Committee is to consist of representatives of organisations of employers, of the employed, and of other parties representative of civil society, notably in socioeconomic, civic, professional and cultural areas.

(2)

On 2 October 2020, the Council adopted Decision (EU) 2020/1392 (2), appointing the members of the European Economic and Social Committee for the period from 21 September 2020 to 20 September 2025.

(3)

A member’s seat on the European Economic and Social Committee has become vacant following the resignation of Ms Marina Elvira CALDERONE.

(4)

The Italian Government has proposed Mr Giovanni MARCANTONIO, Delegato del Comitato Unitario Permanente degli Ordini e Collegi Professionali presso le Istituzioni europee e Consigliere Segretario del Consiglio Nazionale dei Consulenti del Lavoro (Delegate of the Permanent Unitary Committee of Professional Orders and Bodies to the EU institutions and Secretary Counselor of the National Council of Labour Consultants), as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 20 September 2025,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Mr Giovanni MARCANTONIO, Delegato del Comitato Unitario Permanente degli Ordini e Collegi Professionali presso le Istituzioni europee e Consigliere Segretario del Consiglio Nazionale dei Consulenti del Lavoro (Delegate of the Permanent Unitary Committee of Professional Orders and Bodies to the EU institutions and Secretary Counselor of the National Council of Labour Consultants), is hereby appointed as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 20 September 2025.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 13 March 2023.

For the Council

The President

J. PEHRSON


(1)   OJ L 139, 27.5.2019, p. 15.

(2)  Council Decision (EU) 2020/1392 of 2 October 2020 appointing the members of the European Economic and Social Committee for the period from 21 September 2020 to 20 September 2025, and repealing and replacing the Council Decision appointing the members of the European Economic and Social Committee for the period 21 September 2020 to 20 September 2025 adopted on 18 September 2020 (OJ L 322, 5.10.2020, p. 1).


RULES OF PROCEDURE

16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/11


DECISION No 2020/04 OF THE REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE TRANSPORT COMMUNITY

on the travel rules for staff of the Transport Community [2023/587]

THE REGIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE TRANSPORT COMMUNITY,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the Transport Community, and in particular Article 24(1) and Article 30 thereof,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The travel rules for staff of the Transport Community, set out in the Annex, are hereby adopted.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Sarajevo, 29 July 2020.

For the Regional Steering Committee

The President


ANNEX

TRAVEL RULES FOR STAFF OF THE TRANSPORT COMMUNITY

1.   Scope

1.1.

These rules shall apply to all official travel from the place of employment in the interest of the Transport Community.

1.2.

These rules shall apply to all staff members of the Transport Community subject to the Staff Regulations of the Transport Community.

2.   Travel authorisations

2.1.

Before going on official travel, the staff member shall obtain authorisation in the form of an approved travel request. Travel requests are approved in writing by the Director or a staff member authorised by the Director. The travel request must provide the Director with all the details he needs to take an informed decision, such as:

the purpose of official travel, its location and the starting and finishing times of the meeting(s);

the duration of official travel based on the means of transport used and the times and itinerary for the round trip, including local transport where appropriate;

accommodation arrangements;

estimated costs based on optimum cost-efficiency.

2.2.

It is the responsibility of the staff member to obtain the necessary authorisation before commencing official travel. The approved travel request will be kept by the staff member and attached to the claim for reimbursement of travel expenses (‘travel claim’) upon return from mission together with a travel report.

2.3.

For official travel by the Director, a memorandum will be prepared in advance, based on the template set out in the Appendix and signed by the Director. The memorandum will indicate the reason for official travel and its envisaged duration. The Director shall follow the common procedures as envisaged in these rules.

3.   Transport between the place of employment and the place of official travel

3.1.

As a general rule the most cost-effective mode of transportation, relative to the purpose and duration of official travel, will be authorised.

3.2.

Travel by air will take place by the most direct route at the lowest available price. When travel dates suggest the inclusion of a weekend in order to obtain a reduced fare that is available on some air and train tickets when they are booked a certain period in advance (‘Advance Purchase Excursion’ or ‘APEX’ fare), the staff member will be entitled to the additional daily subsistence allowance (‘DSA’), provided that the APEX fare constitutes the lowest available airfare and overall savings can be achieved.

3.3.

The normal standard for travel by rail will be second class.

3.4.

When air or rail transport is not available or is not cost-effective, travel by bus or car will be authorised.

3.5.

When travel by car is authorised, the staff member is encouraged to make use of the car-rental arrangements made by the Transport Community. The Transport Community will provide for the highest possible insurance coverage available. Where the insurance nonetheless carries a retention, the Transport Community shall cover it. The Transport Community shall not be liable in cases where the insurance does not cover the damage, loss or theft.

3.6.

Exceptionally, the use of a private vehicle may be authorised. In such cases, costs will be reimbursed to the staff member in an amount equivalent to the costs of a second class rail-ticket in accordance with point 3.3. When more than one staff member travels by private vehicle, reimbursement will be made to the owner of the vehicle only. When the Transport Community authorises the use of a private vehicle, the Transport Community shall not assume liability for any third party claim, damage to the vehicle, loss or theft of personal items left in the vehicle.

3.7.

Staff members may include private destinations in an official travel itinerary if this has been duly authorised by the Director. If the inclusion of a private destination results in higher costs, the staff member shall pay the difference between the fare of the official itinerary and the changed fare.

4.   Purchase of tickets

4.1.

The booking of travel arrangements is centralised within the Administration Division of the Permanent Secretariat (the ‘Administration Division’).

4.2.

Staff members are expected to communicate their travel needs as early as possible so that the most economical fare can be obtained.

4.3.

The Administration Division shall send the approved travel request to the authorised travel agent and return it to the traveller. The travel agent shall be instructed by the Transport Community not to issue or deliver tickets before having received, by fax, the authorised travel request. The same procedure applies for rail tickets. If rail tickets cannot be obtained through the travel agent, staff members may purchase their own rail tickets and will be reimbursed upon submission of the related travel claim.

5.   Travel expenses

Travel expenses paid or reimbursed by the Transport Community on the basis of supporting documents comprise:

cost of transportation, including transportation to and from the airport or other point of arrival or departure (e.g. hotel, other place of dwelling, meeting venue, premises of the Permanent Secretariat);

DSA;

other costs in direct relation with official travel and authorised with the request for travel (e.g. excess baggage, visa costs, registration fees for conferences, seminars).

6.   Transportation to and from airports, ports and stations at the place of employment

As a general rule, staff members shall use public transport. However, transfers by taxi may be authorised by the Director if they are justified, such as when two or more staff going on mission share the taxi, when no other public transport options are available or when the transfer occurs before 8 am or after 9 pm. The corresponding costs will be reimbursed on presentation of the supporting documents. Use of a private vehicle may be authorised if it is justified. In such cases, reimbursement will be limited to parking fees (at the airport, station or port) on presentation of supporting documents.

7.   Transportation at the place where official travel takes place

As a general rule, staff members shall use public transport. Use of a taxi is nevertheless permitted if public transport is not an appropriate alternative (on security grounds, for example). By signing the travel claim of the staff member concerned, the Director is acknowledging this fact. The costs will be reimbursed on presentation of supporting documents.

8.   Cancellation and modification for prior to departure

If official travel is cancelled or modified, the staff member must:

immediately inform the Director and the Administration Division and provide the reasons;

immediately cancel or rebook the tickets and reservations issued by the authorised travel agent, in writing, even if they are not refundable;

take the necessary steps to cancel or rebook tickets acquired directly by another means;

immediately cancel or modify hotel reservations and car-rental bookings, in writing;

draw up a statement of expenses incurred as a result of the cancellation or modification.

The Transport Community will cover the costs of cancellation and rebooking irrespective of the means of reservation used.

9.   Extension

If the duration of official travel as initially indicated on the travel authorisation is extended due to unforeseen circumstances, leading to additional costs, this must be mentioned in the travel claim (see point 15).

10.   Interruption

Official travel may be interrupted for the requirements of the service, for reasons of force majeure or for personal reasons of a serious nature recognised as such by the Director. The interruption must be authorised in advance by the Director except in cases of extreme urgency or if the Director cannot be reached. All expenses resulting from an interruption authorised by the Director on the grounds listed above will be covered by the Transport Community and reimbursed as part of the official travel.

11.   Changes made for personal reasons

Staff going on official travel may be authorised to adapt the timetable, accommodation or transport arrangements for personal reasons. In that case they shall include in the travel request a comparison between the proposed costs and the costs that would have been incurred without such changes. The comparison must be drawn up on the basis of information available at the time of the travel request, using one of the methods chosen for organising the official travel and based on similar conditions. The staff member going on official travel will meet directly and personally (by the means notified to him by the Administration Division):

any additional cost, measured in relation to the overall cost of the official travel without the DSA, which arises from the changes made for personal reasons, including departure from and/or return to another location, if the comparison indicates an increase in the cost of the mission;

any fees charged for carrying out the comparison, if this was done by a travel agency.

12.   Daily subsistence allowance (DSA)

12.1.

The DSA includes the costs of paid accommodation and meals, gratuities and other incidentals.

12.2.

The DSA rates applicable to EU-funded external aid contracts shall apply at their most recent scale (1).

The rate applicable is that for the place at which the staff member spends the night. A full day's DSA is paid for the day on which the official travel starts. No DSA is paid for the day on which official travel is concluded, i.e. DSA is paid based on the number of nights spent away.

12.3.

Higher compensation may exceptionally be approved by the Director, on a case-by-case basis, when the traveller is requested to stay at pre-determined hotels for which the room rate would absorb 60% or more of the DSA rate. In such cases, the accommodation costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of the related bill. In any case, circumstances entailing a claim for higher compensation must be described in the travel request and approved prior to departure.

12.4.

Reduced DSA rates shall be applied when:

12.4.1.

official travel does not involve an overnight stay:

for official travel of 8 hours or more, 50 % of the DSA of the respective destination shall be paid;

for official travel of less than 8 hours and more than 5 hours, 35 % of the DSA shall be paid;

for official travel up to and including 5 hours, 20 % of the DSA shall be paid;

12.4.2.

free accommodation is provided to the traveller:

50 % of the DSA of the respective destination shall be paid;

12.4.3.

official travel involves over-night inter-continental flights or train rides:

50 % of the DSA of the respective destination shall be paid;

12.4.4.

free meals such as breakfast, lunch or dinner are provided to the traveller:

for each free meal, 10 % of the DSA rate shall be deducted;

12.4.5.

free accommodation and meals are provided to the traveller:

20 % of the DSA rate shall be paid.

12.5.

When official travel concerns travelling within the host country (Serbia), the DSA of the host country will apply. For relevant deduction of the DSA within Serbia, the same provisions as those for official travel abroad will apply.

12.6.

When all expenses are borne by the organiser of the event, the above stated provisions regarding the DSA calculation will apply.

12.7.

No DSA will be paid for the part of official travel that was subject to changes made under point 11.

13.   Travel advances

13.1.

If requested by the traveller, the Transport Community will provide an advance of funds for official travel of up to 80 % of the DSA for the journey. Requests for travel advances must be made minimum 4 working days before the day of departure.

13.2.

Any sums paid by way of an advance will be deducted from the amounts reimbursed to cover mission expenses. If an advance has been paid which proves to be greater than the actual cost of the mission, the surplus will be recovered in a single payment from a subsequent salary payment to the staff member carrying out the mission. If an advance has been paid to a staff member for a mission that is subsequently cancelled, the amount of the advance will be automatically deducted from a subsequent salary payment.

14.   Travel reports

Staff members on official travel shall submit a short travel report within one week of their return to the office. The travel report shall be signed by the supervisor, attached to the travel claim and sent to the Director as well as to other staff concerned, as appropriate.

15.   Reimbursement of travel expenses

15.1.

A staff member shall submit a travel claim accompanied by the travel report, the travel authorisation and supporting documents to the Administration Division and the Director within one week after return to the office, whether or not a travel advance has been paid. No bills for hotels and meals or other incidentals have to be attached since the established DSA is a lump sum compensation for these expenses.

15.2.

If a staff member was provided with a travel advance under point 13 and fails to submit the related travel claim within the specified period, the travel advance shall be deducted from subsequent salary payment. The deducted travel advance will be reimbursed only if the travel claim is filed.

16.   Staff responsibility and liability

Staff members shall be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the declarations and representations made by them when planning, carrying out and reporting their official travel. They shall, without prejudice of the provisions of the Staff Regulations of the Transport Community, be liable for any amount unduly received or for any misconduct.

Staff members shall implement official travel in line with the general performance requirements laid down in the Staff Regulations of the Transport Community. Staff members are expected to live up to the highest standards of professional ethics and to remain independent at all times.

17.   Control Measures

The Transport Community shall retain the records, documents and evidence related to the authorisation, planning and organisation of official travel and to the settlement of the payment dues for a period of five years.

The financial rules and auditing procedures of the Transport Community shall apply.

18.   Application

These rules shall apply from the day following their adoption.

APPENDIX

MEMORANDUM FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PERMANENT SECRETARIAT

To be completed and signed before departure:

PURPOSE OF OFFICIAL TRAVEL

 

DESTINATION

 

DEPARTURE DATE

 

RETURN DATE

 

ITINERARY

 

ACCOMODATION ARRANGEMENTS

 

COMBINED WITH PRIVATE TRAVEL

no

yes:

cost of official travel combined with private travel: ….

cost of official travel without being combined with private travel ….

ESTIMATED COSTS

 

COMMENTS

 

Signature:

Date:

To be completed and signed upon return:

FINAL COSTS

Travel expenses:

Daily subsistence allowance:

Other:

TOTAL COST:

OBJECTIVE OF OFFICIAL TRAVEL

objective achieved

objective not achieved

COMMENTS:

Signature:

Date:


(1)  https://ec.europa.eu/international-partnerships/system/files/per-diem-rates-20200201_en.pdf


Corrigenda

16.3.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/18


Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2268 of 6 September 2021 amending the regulatory technical standards laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/653 as regards the underpinning methodology and presentation of performance scenarios, the presentation of costs and the methodology for the calculation of summary cost indicators, the presentation and content of information on past performance and the presentation of costs by packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) offering a range of options for investment and alignment of the transitional arrangement for PRIIP manufacturers offering units of funds referred to in Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as underlying investment options with the prolonged transitional arrangement laid down in that Article

( Official Journal of the European Union L 455 I of 20 December 2021 )

On page 13, In Annex II, point (1):

for:

‘(b)

point 13 is replaced by the following:

“13.

The VEV is given by:

Formula

Where T is the length of the recommended holding period in years.”;’,

read:

‘(b)

point 13 is replaced by the following:

“13.

The VEV is given by:

Formula

Where T is the length of the recommended holding period in years.”;’;

 

for:

‘(c)

point 17 is replaced by the following:

“17.

The VEV is given by:

Formula

where T is the length of the recommended holding period in years. Only in cases where the product is called or cancelled before the end of the recommended holding period according to the simulation, the period in years until the call or cancellation is used in the calculation.”;’,

read:

‘(c)

point 17 is replaced by the following:

“17.

The VEV is given by:

Formula

where T is the length of the recommended holding period in years. Only in cases where the product is called or cancelled before the end of the recommended holding period according to the simulation, the period in years until the call or cancellation is used in the calculation.”;’.


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