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Commission Regulation (EC) No 862/2003 of 19 May 2003 on the supply of cereals as food aid

OJ L 124, 20.5.2003, p. 8–10 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)



Commission Regulation (EC) No 862/2003 of 19 May 2003 on the supply of cereals as food aid

Official Journal L 124 , 20/05/2003 P. 0008 - 0010

Commission Regulation (EC) No 862/2003

of 19 May 2003

on the supply of cereals as food aid


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1292/96 of 27 June 1996 on food-aid policy and food-aid management and special operations in support of food security(1), as modified by Regulation (EC) No 1726/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council(2), and in particular Article 24(1)(b) thereof,


(1) The abovementioned Regulation lays down the list of countries and organisations eligible for Community aid and specifies the general criteria on the transport of food aid beyond the fob stage.

(2) Following the taking of a number of decisions on the allocation of food aid, the Commission has allocated white sugar to certain beneficiaries.

(3) It is necessary to make these supplies in accordance with the rules laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2519/97 of 16 December 1997 laying down general rules for the mobilisation of products to be supplied under Council Regulation (EC) No 1292/96 as Community food aid(3). It is necessary to specify the time limits and conditions of supply to determine the resultant costs,


Article 1

Cereals shall be mobilised in the Community, as Community food aid for supply to the recipient listed in the Annex, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2519/97 and under the conditions set out in the Annex.

The tenderer is deemed to have noted and accepted all the general and specific conditions applicable. Any other condition or reservation included in his tender is deemed unwritten.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following 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, 19 May 2003.

For the Commission

Franz Fischler

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 166, 5.7.1996, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 234, 1.9.2001, p. 10.

(3) OJ L 346, 17.12.1997, p. 23.


LOTS A and B

1. Action No: 3/03 (A); 4/03 (B)

2. Beneficiary(2): Ethiopia

3. Beneficiary's representative: Emergency Food Security Reserve, Addis Ababa, Contact: Ato Sirak Hailu, tel.: (251-1) 51 71 62, fax:51 83 63

4. Country of destination: Ethiopia

5. Product to be mobilised: common wheat

6. Total quantity (tonnes net): 40000

7. Number of lots: 2 (A: 15000 tonnes; B: 25000 tonnes)

8. Characteristics and quality of the product(3)(5): see OJ C 312, 31.10.2000, p. 1 (A.1)

9. Packaging(7): see OJ C 267, 13.9.1996, p. 1 (1.0 A 1.c, 2.c and B.3)

10. Labelling or marking(6): see OJ C 114, 29.4.1991, p. 1 (II.A(3))

- Language to be used for the markings: English

- Supplementary markings: -

11. Method of mobilisation of the product: the Community market

12. Specified delivery stage(8): free at destination

13. Alternative delivery stage: free at port of shipment - fob stowed

14. a) Port of shipment: -

b) Loading address: -:

15. Port of landing: -

16. Place of destination: EFSR warehouse in Dira Dawa

- port or warehouse of transit: Berbera

- overland transport route: -

17. Period or deadline of supply at the specified stage(9):

- first deadline: A: 17.8.2003; B: 18.8-14.9.2003

- second deadline: A: 31.8.2003; B: 1-28.9.2003

18. Period or deadline of supply at the alternative stage:

- first deadline: A: 16-29.6.2003; B: 14-20.7.2003

- second deadline: A: 1-13.7.2003; B: 28.7-3.8.2003

19. Deadline for the submission of tenders (at 12 noon, Brussels time):

- first deadline: 3.6.2003

- second deadline: 17.6.2003

20. Amount of tendering guarantee: EUR 5 per tonne

21. Address for submission of tenders and tendering guarantees(1): M. Vestergaard, Commission européenne; Bureau: L130 7/46, B - 1049 Brussels; telex: 25670 AGREC B; fax (32-2) 296 70 03/296 70 04

22. Export refund(4): refund applicable on 14.5.2003, fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 729/2003 (OJ L 105, 26.4.2003, p. 9)

Before the Commission can award the supply contract, it needs various items of information about the tenderer concerned (in particular the bank account to be credited). These details are contained in a form available on the Internet at the following website: budget/execution/ftiers_fr.htm.

If these details are missing, the tenderer designated as the supplier may not invoke the time limit for notification referred to in Article 9(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2519/97.

You should therefore include the above form with your bid after filling in the required details.


(1) Supplementary information: Torben Vestergaard (tel. (32-2) 299 30 50; fax (32-2) 296 20 05).

(2) The supplier shall contact the beneficiary or its representative as soon as possible to establish which consignment documents are required.

(3) The supplier shall deliver to the beneficiary a certificate from an official entity certifying that for the product to be delivered the standards applicable, relative to nuclear radiation, in the Member State concerned, have not been exceeded. The radioactivity certificate must indicate the caesium-134 and -137 and iodine-131 levels.

(4) Commission Regulation (EC) No 2298/2001 (OJ L 308, 27.11.2001, p. 16), is applicable as regards the export refund. The date referred to in Article 2 of the said Regulation is that indicated in point 22 of this Annex.

(5) The supplier shall supply to the beneficiary or its representative, on delivery, the following document:

- phytosanitary certificate.

(6) Notwithstanding OJ C 114 of 29 April 1991, point II.A(3)(c) or II.B(3)(c) is replaced by the following: "the words 'European Community'".

(7) Since the goods may be rebagged, the supplier must provide 2 % of empty bags of the same quality as those containing the goods, with the marking followed by a capital "R".

(8) In addition to the provisions of Article 14(3) of the Regulation (EC) No 2519/97, vessels chartered shall not appear on any of the four most recent quatery lists of detained vessels as published by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Council Directive 95/21/EC (OJ L 157, 7.7.1995, p. 1)).

(9) The final subparagraph of Article 14(14) of Regulation (EC) No 2519/97 applies.