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Document 31997R1332

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1332/97 of 10 July 1997 derogating, for Portugal, from the marketing standards applicable to melons

OJ L 183, 11.7.1997, p. 6–6 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2001; Repealed by 32001R1615

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/1332/oj

31997R1332

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1332/97 of 10 July 1997 derogating, for Portugal, from the marketing standards applicable to melons

Official Journal L 183 , 11/07/1997 P. 0006 - 0006


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1332/97 of 10 July 1997 derogating, for Portugal, from the marketing standards applicable to melons

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organization of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 3 (3) thereof,

Whereas Commission Regulation (EC) No 1093/97 of 16 June 1997 laying down marketing standards applicable to melons and water melons (2) lays down specific rules on the packaging and marking of those products;

Whereas Article 3 (3) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 provides for the possibility of derogation from the standards in force for fruit and vegetables produced in a given region which are sold by the retail trade of the region for well-established traditional local consumption;

Whereas certain varieties of melons produced in Portugal are traditionally sold in the region of production loose, i.e. after being loaded directly into the means of transport or a compartment of the means of transport; whereas, therefore, such a derogation should be allowed in the territory of Portugal;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. Notwithstanding Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1093/97, melons produced in Portugal other than the Charentais, Ogen and Galia varieties may be sold loose in the region of production in that Member State by the retail trade.

2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, the document or, where appropriate, the notice referred to in Article 5 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 accompanying each consignment must bear, in addition to the other information required, the following indication: 'For sale by the retail trade in the region of production only`.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 10 July 1997.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 297, 28. 10. 1996, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 158, 17. 6. 1997, p. 21.

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