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Document 22003D0049

2003/49/EC: Decision No 2/2002 of the EU-Bulgaria Association Council of 1 July 2002 on the improvement of the trade arrangements for processed agricultural products foreseen in Protocol 3 of the Europe Agreement

OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 21–50 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2003/49(1)/oj

22003D0049

2003/49/EC: Decision No 2/2002 of the EU-Bulgaria Association Council of 1 July 2002 on the improvement of the trade arrangements for processed agricultural products foreseen in Protocol 3 of the Europe Agreement

Official Journal L 018 , 23/01/2003 P. 0021 - 0050


Decision No 2/2002 of the EU-Bulgaria Association Council

of 1 July 2002

on the improvement of the trade arrangements for processed agricultural products foreseen in Protocol 3 of the Europe Agreement

(2003/49/EC)

THE ASSOCIATION COUNCIL,

Having regard to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part(1), and in particular Article 1(2) of Protocol 3 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Protocol 3, as replaced by the Protocol adjusting trade aspects of the Europe Agreement(2), lays down the trade arrangements in processed agricultural products between the Community and Bulgaria.

(2) Under Article 1(2) of the Protocol, the Association Council decides in particular on any amendment of the duties mentioned in the Annexes to the Protocol and on the increase or abolition of tariff quotas.

(3) Under the second indent of Article 2 of the Protocol, the Association Council also decides that the duties applied may be reduced in response to reductions resulting from mutual concessions relating to processed agricultural products.

(4) The annual quotas provided for in Annexes I and II to this Decision should be opened for the year 2002. In view of the fact that these annual quotas can only be opened after l January 2002, on a date to be fixed, they should be reduced on a pro rata basis according to the period already elapsed,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Protocol 3 on trade between the Community and Bulgaria in processed agricultural products are replaced by Annexes I and II to this Decision.

Article 2

The annual quotas for the year 2002 provided for in Annexes I and II to this Decision will be reduced on a pro rata basis taking into account the period, based on whole months, already elapsed.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 1 July 2002.

For the Association Council

The President

S. Passy

(1) OJ L 358, 31.12.1994, p. 3.

(2) OJ L 112, 29.4.1999, p. 3.

ANNEX I

Table 1

Quotas applicable upon import into the Community of goods originating in Bulgaria - exempt from duty

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Table 2

Duties applicable upon import into the Community of goods originating in Bulgaria

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Table 3

Basic amounts taken into consideration in calculating the reduced agricultural components (EAR) and additional duties applicable on importation into the Community of goods listed in Table 2

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ANNEX II

Table 1

List of goods originating in the Community for which Bulgaria applies preferential treatment within quantitative limits

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Table 2

Duties applicable to goods originating in the Community upon import into Bulgaria

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