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Document 32003R2331

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2331/2003 of 23 December 2003 implementing Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004 and amending that Regulation

OJ L 346, 31.12.2003, p. 3–11 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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31.12.2003   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 346/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2331/2003

of 23 December 2003

implementing Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004 and amending that Regulation

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 of 10 December 2001 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2004 (1), and in particular Article 12 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The tariff preferences provided for in Articles 7 and 10 of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 should be removed in respect of products, originating in a beneficiary country, of a sector which has met, during three consecutive years, either of the criteria laid down in Article 12(1) of that Regulation.

(2)

Tariff preferences which had been removed under previous schemes and under Council Regulation (EC) No 815/2003 (2), should be re-established in respect of a sector that has not met, during three consecutive years, the criteria laid down in Article 12(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001.

(3)

The condition in Article 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001, whereby paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 12 do not apply to beneficiary countries whose exports to the Community account for less than the threshold mentioned in that condition, has been met by Argentina, Iran and Uruguay.

(4)

Tariff preferences which had been removed under previous schemes and under Regulation (EC) No 815/2003, should be re-established in respect of sectors of all beneficiary countries whose exports to the Community account for less than the threshold mentioned in Article 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001.

(5)

The most recent and complete statistics, which are those for the years 1999 to 2001, should be used in order to establish which sectors meet the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001.

(6)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 should be replaced in order to reflect the removal or re-establishment of tariff preferences provided for in Articles 7 and 10.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Generalised Preferences Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   The tariff preferences provided for in Articles 7 and 10 of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 shall be removed according to Article 12(1) of that Regulation in respect of products originating in the beneficiary countries listed in Annex I to this Regulation, falling under the sectors mentioned in that Annex alongside each country concerned.

2.   The tariff preferences provided for in Articles 7 and 10 of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 shall be re-established according to Article 12(2) of that Regulation in respect of products originating in the beneficiary countries listed in Annex II to this Regulation, falling under the sectors mentioned in that Annex alongside each country concerned.

3.   The tariff preferences which had been removed under previous schemes and under Regulation (EC) No 815/2003, shall be re-established according to Article 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 in respect of all beneficiary countries listed in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 2

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001 shall be replaced by the text set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 23 December 2003.

For the Commission

Pascal LAMY

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 346, 31.12.2001, p. 1; Regulation as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 2211/2003 (OJ L 332, 19.12.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 116, 13.5.2003, p. 3.


ANNEX I

Sectors in respect of which tariff preferences shall be removed

Country code

Beneficiary country

Sector

Description

BR

Brazil

XXXIV

Other base metals and articles of base metal

CN

People's Republic of China

XXV

Jewellery and precious metals

MX

Mexico

XXXI

Automobiles

PK

Pakistan

XXII

Clothing

RU

Russian Federation

XXXIV

Other base metals and articles of base metal

TH

Thailand

XXIV

Glass and ceramic


ANNEX II

—   Sectors in respect of which tariff preferences shall be re-established in application of Article 12(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001

Country code

Beneficiary country

Sector

Description

BR

Brazil

XXIII

Footwear

IN

India

XVII

Leather, raw hides and skins

TH

Thailand

XVIII

Articles of leather and fur skins

—   Countries in respect of which all tariff preferences previously removed shall be re-established in application of Article 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2501/2001

Argentina

Brunei Darussalam

Belarus

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Iran

Kuwait

Macao

Mauritius

Philippines

Ukraine

Uruguay


ANNEX III

Beneficiary countries and territories of the Community's scheme of generalised tariff preferences

Column A

:

code according to the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community

Column B

:

name of country

Column C

:

sectors not included in the general arrangements for the beneficiary country concerned (Article 7(7))

Column D

:

sectors in respect of which tariff preferences have been removed for the beneficiary country concerned (Article 7(8) and Article 10(3))

Column E

:

countries included in the special incentive arrangements for the protection of labour rights (Title III Section1)

Column F

:

sectors included in these arrangements for the beneficiary country concerned (Article 8(1) and (2))

Column G

:

countries included in the special incentive arrangements for the protection of the environment (Title III Section 2)

Column H

:

countries included in the special arrangements for least developed countries (Article 9)

Column I

:

countries included in the special arrangements to combat drug production and trafficking (Title IV)


A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

AE

United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AF

Afghanistan

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AI

Anguilla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM

Armenia

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN

Netherlands Antilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AO

Angola

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

AQ

Antarctica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AR

Argentina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS

American Samoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW

Aruba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB

Barbados

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BD

Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BF

Burkina Faso

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BH

Bahrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BI

Burundi

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BJ

Benin

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BM

Bermuda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BN

Brunei Darussalam (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BO

Bolivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

BR

Brazil

 

I, VI, IX, XI, XII, XVII, XIX, XX, XXVI, XXXIV

 

 

 

 

 

BS

Bahamas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT

Bhutan

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

BV

Bouvet Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BW

Botswana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY

Belarus

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

BZ

Belize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CC

Cocos Islands (or Keeling Islands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD

Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

CF

Central African Republic

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

CG

Congo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CI

Côte d'Ivoire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CK

Cook Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CL

Chile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CM

Cameroon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

People's Republic of China

XXVI (2)

III, IV, VIII, XIV, XVI, XVIII, XX, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXXII, XXXIII

 

 

 

 

 

CO

Colombia

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

CR

Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

CU

Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CV

Cape Verde

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

CX

Christmas Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJ

Djibouti

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

DM

Dominica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO

Dominican Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DZ

Algeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EC

Ecuador

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

EG

Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ER

Eritrea

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

ET

Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

FJ

Fiji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FK

Falklands Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM

Federated States of Micronesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GA

Gabon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GD

Grenada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GE

Georgia

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

GH

Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GI

Gibraltar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GL

Greenland

II

 

 

 

 

 

 

GM

Gambia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

GN

Guinea

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

GQ

Equatorial Guinea

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

GS

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GT

Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

GU

Guam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GW

Guinea-Bissau

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

GY

Guyana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HM

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HN

Honduras

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

HT

Haiti

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

ID

Indonesia

 

X, XIX, XXIII

 

 

 

 

 

IN

India

 

XVIII, XXI

 

 

 

 

 

IO

British Indian Ocean Territory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IQ

Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JM

Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JO

Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KE

Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KG

Kyrgyzstan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

KH

Cambodia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

KI

Kiribati

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

KM

Comoros

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

KN

St Kitts and Nevis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KW

Kuwait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KY

Cayman Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KZ

Kazakhstan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA

Lao People's Democratic Republic

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

LB

Lebanon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LC

St Lucia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LK

Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LR

Liberia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

LS

Lesotho

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

LY

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1)

 

XIII

 

 

 

 

 

MA

Morocco

 

XV

 

 

 

 

 

MD

Moldova (Republic of)

II, XXVI

 

X

All except II and XXVI

 

 

 

MG

Madagascar

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MH

Marshall Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ML

Mali

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MM

Myanmar

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MN

Mongolia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MO

Macao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP

Northern Mariana Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MR

Mauritania

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MS

Montserrat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MU

Mauritius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MV

Maldives

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MW

Malawi

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

MX

Mexico

 

XI, XIV, XXIV, XXVI, XXXI

 

 

 

 

 

MY

Malaysia

 

X, XVI, XIX, XXIX

 

 

 

 

 

MZ

Mozambique

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

NA

Namibia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

New Caledonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NE

Niger

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

NF

Norfolk Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NG

Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NI

Nicaragua

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

NP

Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

NR

Nauru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NU

Niue Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OM

Oman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA

Panama

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

PE

Peru

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

PF

French Polynesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

Papua New Guinea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PH

Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PK

Pakistan

 

XVII, XVIII, XXI, XXII

 

 

 

 

X

PM

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PN

Pitcairn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PW

Palau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PY

Paraguay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QA

Qatar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RU

Russian Federation

II, XXVI

XIII, XV, XXXIV

 

 

 

 

 

RW

Rwanda

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SA

Saudi Arabia

 

XIII

 

 

 

 

 

SB

Solomon Islands

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SC

Seychelles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SD

Sudan

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SH

Santa Helena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SL

Sierra Leone

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SN

Senegal

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SO

Somalia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SR

Suriname

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

SV

El Salvador

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

SY

Syrian Arab Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZ

Swaziland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TC

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD

Chad

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

TF

French Southern territories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TG

Togo

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

TH

Thailand

 

II, XI, XVI, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXIX

 

 

 

 

 

TJ

Tajikistan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

TK

Tokelau Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TL

East Timor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TM

Turkmenistan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

TN

Tunisia

 

XV, XXII

 

 

 

 

 

TO

Tonga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

Tuvalu

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

TZ

Tanzania (United Republic of)

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

UA

Ukraine

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

UG

Uganda

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

UM

United States Minor outlying islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UY

Uruguay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UZ

Uzbekistan

II, XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

VC

St Vincent and Northern Grenadines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VE

Venezuela

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

VG

Virgin Islands (British)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI

Virgin Islands (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VN

Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VU

Vanuatu

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

WF

Wallis and Futuna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WS

Samoa

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

YE

Yemen

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

YT

Mayotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZA

South Africa

XXVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZM

Zambia

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

ZW

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


(1)  Beneficiary country without development index.

(2)  Only the products of sector XXVI which are underlined in Annex III are not included for the People's Republic of China, pursuant to Article 7(7).


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