COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) …/...
amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1239 as regards certain rules on time limits and notifications of the quantities covered by licences in the rice sector
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 1 , and in particular Article 223(3)(b) and (c) thereof,
(1)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1239 2 lays down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 with regard to the system of import and export licences, including those for rice. It also sets out detailed rules for notifications by Member States to the Commission.
(2)It is necessary to clarify certain rules on time limits, including those for notifications of quantities of products covered by tariff quotas.
(3)It is appropriate to include the obligation for Member States to notify the Commission of the quantities of rice covered by licences, as it existed in previous Regulations.
(4)Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1239 should therefore be amended accordingly.
(5)For reasons of clarity and legal certainty, this Regulation should enter into force on the same day as the Delegated Regulation that amends Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1237 3 in relation to notifications in the rice sector.
(6)The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1239 is amended as follows:
(1) Article 3 is amended as follows:
(a) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: