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Document 31996R1226

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1226/96 of 28 June 1996 amending Regulation (EC) No 865/90 laying down detailed rules for the application of the special arrangements for imports of grain sorghum and millet originating in the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) or in the overseas countries and territories (OCT) in order to implement the agreement on agriculture concluded during the Uruguay Round of negotiations

OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 73–74 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/06/1997

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1996/1226/oj

31996R1226

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1226/96 of 28 June 1996 amending Regulation (EC) No 865/90 laying down detailed rules for the application of the special arrangements for imports of grain sorghum and millet originating in the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) or in the overseas countries and territories (OCT) in order to implement the agreement on agriculture concluded during the Uruguay Round of negotiations

Official Journal L 161 , 29/06/1996 P. 0073 - 0074


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1226/96 of 28 June 1996 amending Regulation (EC) No 865/90 laying down detailed rules for the application of the special arrangements for imports of grain sorghum and millet originating in the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) or in the overseas countries and territories (OCT) in order to implement the agreement on agriculture concluded during the Uruguay Round of negotiations

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 3290/94 of 22 December 1994 on the adjustments and transitional arrangements required in the agriculture sector in order to implement the Agreements concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (1), amended by Regulation No 1193/96 (2), and in particular Article 3 (1) thereof,

Whereas in order to take account of the existing import arrangements in the cereals sector and those resulting from the Agreement on Agriculture concluded during the Uruguay Round of the multilateral trade negotiations, transitional measures are needed to adjust the preferential concessions in the form of exemption from the import levy on certain cereal products from the ACP States and the OCT;

Whereas the period for the adoption of transitional measures was extended until 30 June 1997 by Regulation (EC) No 1193/96 extending the period for the adoption of the transitional arrangements required in the agriculture sector in order to implement the agreements concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations; whereas, pending the adoption by the Council of definitive measures, application of the measures provided for by Regulation (EEC) No 865/90 should be extended until 30 June 1997;

Whereas Commission Regulation (EEC) No 865/90 (3), as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1420/95 (4), lays down detailed rules for the application of the preferential conditions reducing the import levy for quotas of shorghum and millet;

Whereas, given that the levies were replaced by customs duties and the advance fixing of the import charge was abolished on 1 July 1995, the transitional adjustment of those provisions should be extended;

Whereas the rates of duties of the customs tariff within the abovementioned quotas are those applicable on the day that the declaration of release for free circulation of the import is accepted;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Cereals,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EEC) No 865/90 is hereby amended as follows for the marketing year 1996/97;

1. 'levy` is replaced by 'duty` each time that it appears;

2. the last sentence of Article 2 (b) and the last sentence of Article 4 (b) are deleted;

3. Article 3 (b) is replaced by the following:

'(b) the letters "ACP" or "OCT" as the case may be in Section 8.

The licence shall oblige to import from the countries specified. The import duty shall not be increased or adjusted.`

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997.

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

Done at Brussels, 28 June 1996.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 349, 31. 12. 1994, p. 105.

(2) See page 1 of this Official Journal.

(3) OJ No L 90, 5. 4. 1990, p. 16.

(4) OJ No L 141, 24. 6. 1995, p. 9.

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