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Document 31983D0021

83/21/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 January 1983 establishing that the apparatus described as 'LSI - Pulse Volume Recorder, model PVR-4-C' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 31, 2.2.1983, p. 16–16 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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31983D0021

83/21/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 January 1983 establishing that the apparatus described as 'LSI - Pulse Volume Recorder, model PVR-4-C' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 031 , 02/02/1983 P. 0016 - 0016


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 13 January 1983

establishing that the apparatus described as 'LSI - Pulse Volume Recorder, model PVR-4-C' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

(83/21/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN

COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 of 10 July 1975 on the importation free of Common Customs Tariff duties of educational, scientific and cultural materials (1), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 608/82 (2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 of 12 December 1979 laying down provisions for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 (3), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas, by letter dated 8 July 1982, the United Kingdom has requested the Commission to invoke the procedure provided for in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 in order to to determine whether or not the apparatus described as 'LSI - Pulse Volume Recorder, model PVR-4-C', ordered on 4 August 1981 and to be used in experiments to confirm that the vessels of smokers with arterial disease respond in an exaggerated way to the inhalation of cigarette smoke, should be considered as a scientific apparatus and, where the reply is in the affirmative, whether apparatus of equivalent scientific value is currently being manufactured in the Community;

Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 (5) of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79, a group of experts composed of representatives of all the Member States met on 14 December 1982 within the framework of the Committee on Duty-Free Arrangements to examine the matter;

Whereas this examination showed that the apparatus in question is a recorder;

Whereas it does not have the requisite objective characteristics making it specifically suited to scientific research; whereas, moreover, apparatus of the same kind are principally used for non-scientific activities; whereas its use in the case in question could not alone confer upon it the character of a scientific apparatus; whereas it therefore cannot be regarded as a scientific apparatus; whereas the duty-free admission of the apparatus in question is therefore not justified,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The apparatus described as 'LSI - Pulse Volume Recorder, model PVR-4-C', which is the subject of an application by the United Kingdom of 8 July 1982, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 January 1983.

For the Commission

Karl-Heinz NARJES

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 184, 15. 7. 1975, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 74, 18. 3. 1982, p. 4.

(3) OJ No L 318, 13. 12. 1979, p. 32.

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