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Document 32002R1408

Council Regulation (EC) No 1408/2002 of 29 July 2002 establishing concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Hungary

OJ L 205, 2.8.2002, p. 9–21 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/05/2003; Repealed by 32003D0285

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2002/1408/oj

32002R1408

Council Regulation (EC) No 1408/2002 of 29 July 2002 establishing concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Hungary

Official Journal L 205 , 02/08/2002 P. 0009 - 0021


Council Regulation (EC) No 1408/2002

of 29 July 2002

establishing concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Hungary

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1) The Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Hungary, of the other part(1), provides for certain concessions for certain agricultural products originating in Hungary.

(2) The first improvements to the preferential arrangements of the Europe Agreement with Hungary were provided for in the Protocol adapting trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Hungary, of the other part, to take into account the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union and the results of the Uruguay Round negotiations on agriculture, including the improvements to the existing preferential regime, approved by Decision 1999/67/EC(2).

(3) Improvements to the preferential arrangements of the Europe Agreement with Hungary were also provided for as a result of a first round of negotiations to liberalise the agricultural trade. The improvements entered into force as from 1 July 2000 in the form of Council Regulation (EC) No 1727/2000 of 31 July 2000 establishing certain concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Hungary(3). The second adjustment of the relevant provisions in the Europe Agreement, which will take the form of another Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement, has not yet entered into force.

(4) A new Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement on trade liberalisation for agricultural products has been negotiated.

(5) A swift implementation of the adjustments forms an essential part of the results of the negotiations for the conclusion of a new Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement with Hungary. It is therefore appropriate to provide for the adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of the agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Hungary.

(6) Regulation (EC) No 1727/2000 should therefore be repealed.

(7) Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code(4) has codified the management rules for tariff quotas designed to be used following the chronological order of dates of customs declarations. Tariff quotas under this Regulation should therefore be administered in accordance with those rules.

(8) The measures necessary for the implementation of this Regulation should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission(5),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. The conditions for import into the Community applicable to certain agricultural products originating in Hungary as set out in Annex A(a) and Annex A(b) to this Regulation shall replace those set out in Annex VIII to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Hungary, of the other part, hereinafter the "Europe Agreement".

2. On the entry into force of the Additional Protocol adjusting the Europe Agreement to take into account the outcome of the negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions, the concessions provided for in that Protocol shall replace those referred to in Annex A(a) and Annex A(b) to this Regulation.

3. The Commission shall adopt detailed rules for the application of this Regulation in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 3(2).

Article 2

1. Tariff quotas with an order number above 09.5100 shall be administered by the Commission in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

2. Quantities of goods subject to tariff quotas and released for free circulation as from 1 July 2002 under the concessions provided for in Annex A(b) to Regulation (EC) No 1727/2000 shall be fully counted against the quantities provided for in Annex A(b) to this Regulation, except for quantities for which import licences have been issued before 1 July 2002.

Article 3

1. The Commission shall be assisted by the Management Committee for Cereals instituted by Article 23 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92(6) or, where appropriate, by the committee instituted by the relevant provisions of the other Regulations on the common organisation of agricultural markets.

2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 4 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

The period provided for in Article 4(3) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be one month.

3. The committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.

Article 4

Regulation (EC) No 1727/2000 is repealed from the entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 5

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

It shall apply from 1 July 2002 except for new concessions, which involve the opening of new tariff quotas. For these new concessions covered by order numbers 09.4774, 09.4776, 09.4777, 09.4778, 09.4780, 09.5862 and 09.5864 it is applicable from the date of entry into force of the detailed rules provided for in Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

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

Done at Brussels, 29 July 2002.

For the Council

The President

P. S. Møller

(1) OJ L 347, 31.12.1993, p. 2.

(2) OJ L 28, 2.2.1999, p. 1.

(3) OJ L 198, 4.8.2000, p. 6.

(4) OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 444/2002 (OJ L 68, 12.3.2002, p. 11).

(5) OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

(6) OJ L 181, 1.7.1992, p. 21.

ANNEX A(a)

Custom duties on imports applicable in the Community to products originating in Hungary and listed below shall be abolished

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(1) As defined in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2031/2001 of 6 August 2001 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 279, 23.10.2001, p. 1).

ANNEX A(b)

Imports into the Community of the following products originating in Hungary shall be subject to the concessions set out below (MFN = Most Favoured Nation duty)

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Appendix to Annex A(b)

Minimum import price arrangement for certain soft fruit for processing

The importation into the Community of the products listed in this Appendix originating in Hungary will be subject to the conditions described in this Appendix.

1. Minimum import prices are fixed for the following products:

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2. The minimum import prices, as set out in point 1, will be respected on a consignment by consignment basis. In the case of a customs declaration value being lower than the minimum import price, a countervailing duty will be charged equal to the difference between the minimum import price and the customs declaration value.

3. If the import prices of a given product covered by this Appendix show a trend suggesting that the prices could go below the level of the minimum import prices in the immediate future, the European Commission will inform the Hungarian authorities in order to enable them to correct the situation.

4. At the request of either the Community or Hungary, the Association Committee shall examine the functioning of the system or the revision of the level of the minimum import prices. If appropriate, the Association Committee shall take the necessary decisions.

5. To encourage and promote the development of trade and for the mutual benefit of all parties concerned, a consultation meeting may be organised three months before the beginning of each marketing year in the European Community. This consultation meeting will take place between the European Commission and the interested European producers' organisations for the products concerned, on the one part and the authorities', producers' and exporters' organisations of all the associated exporting countries, on the other part.

During this consultation meeting, the market situation for soft fruit including, in particular, forecasts for production, stock situation, price evolution and possible market development, as well as possibilities to adapt supply to demand, will be discussed.

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