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Document 31993R1848

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1848/93 of 9 July 1993 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 on certificates of specific character for agricultural products and foodstuffs

OJ L 168, 10.7.1993, p. 35–36 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 050 P. 252 - 253
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 03 Volume 050 P. 252 - 253
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 03 Volume 014 P. 303 - 304
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 03 Volume 013 P. 45 - 46
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 03 Volume 013 P. 45 - 46

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 25/10/2007; Repealed by 32007R1216 . Latest consolidated version: 19/12/2004

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31993R1848

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1848/93 of 9 July 1993 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 on certificates of specific character for agricultural products and foodstuffs

Official Journal L 168 , 10/07/1993 P. 0035 - 0036
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 50 P. 0252
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 50 P. 0252


COMMISSION REGULATION (EEC) No 1848/93 of 9 July 1993 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 on certificates of specific character for agricultural products and foodstuffs

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 of 14 July 1992 on certificates of specific character for agricultural products and foodstuffs (1), and in particular Article 20 thereof,

Whereas, in order to ensure that Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 is applied uniformly, precise deadlines should be set for the registration procedure;

Whereas, in order to take account of differences in legal situation in the Member States, a statement of objection within the meaning of Article 8 of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 presented by a group of individuals linked by a common interest may be admissible;

Whereas, in order for the Commission to be able to define the Community symbol and the indication provided for in Articles 12 and 15 respectively of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92, the necessary information should be gathered in order for an evaluation to be made;

Whereas these arrangements constitute a new Community system in response to requests from consumers for information about specific traditional products; whereas it is essential to explain the meaning of the Community symbol and the indication to the public, without thereby removing the need for producers and/or processors to promote their respective products;

Whereas Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 does not rule out the existence of national systems of certification for agricultural products and foodstuffs; whereas the use, where appropriate, of a national symbol in conjunction with the Community symbol should be permitted in the labelling, presentation and avertising of such products;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Regulatory Committee on Certificates of Specific Character,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. The six-month period referred to in Article 9 (1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 shall start to run on the date of publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities referred to in second subparagraph of Article 8 (1) of that Regulation.

2. The six-month period shall consist of:

- a period of five months during which any natural or legal person legitimately concerned by the registration may object to the planned registration pursuant to Article 8 (3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92, and

- a period of one month, or a longer period insofar as the period provided for in paragraph 1 is observed, made available to the competent authorities in the Member States for the transmission of such objectives to the Commission.

Article 2

For the purposes of the dispatch by the competent authorities of the Member State within the time limit laid down of:

- notifications of objections within the meaning of Article 9 (1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92, and

- notifications of objections and statements within the meaning of Article 11 (4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92,

account shall be taken of either the date of dispatch, the postmark being accepted as date of dispatch, or the date of receipt where the documents are delivered to the Commission directly or by telex or fax.

Article 3

Where national law treats a group of individuals without legal personality as a legal person, the said group of individuals shall be authorized to consult the application within the meaning and subject to the conditions of Article 8 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 and to lodge an objection within the meaning and subject to the conditions of Article 8 (3) of that Regulation.

Article 4

1. The Community symbol referred to in Article 2 of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 and the indication referred to in Article 15 of that Regulation shall be defined as soon as possible in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 19 of that Regulation.

2. For a period of five years following the date of entry into force of this Regulation, the Commission shall take the necessary steps to inform the public of the meaning of the indication and of the Community symbol. Such steps shall not take the form of aid to producers and/or processors.

Article 5

The simultaneous use of the Community symbol and national symbols shall be authorized for agricultural products and foodstuffs which satisfy both the requirements of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92 and national requirements to which those products or foodstuffs correspond.

Article 6

Subsequent to the registration provided for in Article 9 (1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2082/92, the competent authorities shall ensure that any individual may consult the specificaiton of the agricultural product or foodstuff which has been so registered.

Article 7

This Regulation shall enter into force on 26 July 1993.

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

Done at Brussels, 9 July 1993.

For the Commission

René STEICHEN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 208, 24. 7. 1992, p. 9.

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