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Document 32010R1245

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1245/2010 of 21 December 2010 opening Union tariff quotas for 2011 for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat

OJ L 338, 22.12.2010, p. 37–39 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2011; Repealed by 32011R1354

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2010/1245/oj

22.12.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 338/37


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1245/2010

of 21 December 2010

opening Union tariff quotas for 2011 for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (1), and in particular Articles 144(1) and 148 in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Union tariff quotas for sheepmeat and goatmeat should be opened for 2011. The duties and quantities should be fixed in accordance with the respective international agreements in force during the year 2011.

(2)

Council Regulation (EC) No 312/2003 of 18 February 2003 implementing for the Community the tariff provisions laid down in the Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part (2) has provided for an additional bilateral tariff quota of 2 000 tonnes with a 10 % annual increase of the original quantity to be opened for product code 0204 from 1 February 2003. Therefore, a further 200 tonnes shall be added to the GATT/WTO quota for Chile and both quotas should continue to be managed in the same way during 2011.

(3)

Certain quotas are defined for a period running from 1 July of a given year to 30 June of the following year. Since imports under this Regulation should be managed on a calendar-year basis, the corresponding quantities to be fixed for the calendar year 2011 with regard to the quotas concerned are the sum of half of the quantity for the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011 and half of the quantity for the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.

(4)

A carcass-weight equivalent needs to be fixed in order to ensure a proper functioning of the Union tariff quotas.

(5)

Quotas of the sheepmeat and goatmeat products should, by way of derogation from Commission Regulation (EC) No 1439/95 of 26 June 1995 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3013/89 as regards the import and export of products in the sheepmeat and goatmeat sector (3), be managed in conformity with Article 144(2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007. This should be done in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c(1) of 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).

(6)

Tariff quotas under this Regulation should be regarded initially as non-critical within the meaning of Article 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 when managed under the first-come, first-served system. Therefore, customs authorities should be authorised to waive the requirement for security in respect of goods initially imported under those quotas in accordance with Articles 308c(1) and 248(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93. Due to the particularities of the transfer from one management system to the other, Article 308c(2) and (3) of that Regulation should not apply.

(7)

It should be clarified which kind of proof certifying the origin of products has to be provided by operators in order to benefit from the tariff quotas under the first-come, first served system.

(8)

When sheepmeat products are presented by operators to the customs authorities for import, it is difficult for those authorities to establish whether they originate from domestic sheep or other sheep, which determines the application of different duty rates. It is therefore appropriate to provide that the proof of origin contains a clarification to that end.

(9)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1234/2009 of 15 December 2009 opening Community tariff quotas for 2010 for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat (5) becomes obsolete at the end of the year 2010. For this reason, it should be repealed.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of the Agricultural Markets,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

This Regulation opens Union import tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2011.

Article 2

The customs duties applicable to the products under the quotas referred to in Article 1, the CN codes, the countries of origin, listed by country group, and the order numbers are set out in the Annex.

Article 3

1.   The quantities, expressed in carcass-weight equivalent, for the import of products under the quotas referred to in Article 1, shall be those as laid down in the Annex.

2.   For the purpose of calculating the quantities of ‘carcase weight equivalent’ referred to in paragraph 1 the net weight of sheep and goat products shall be multiplied by the following coefficients:

(a)

for live animals: 0,47;

(b)

for boneless lamb and boneless goatmeat of kid: 1,67;

(c)

for boneless mutton, boneless sheep and boneless goatmeat other than of kid and mixtures of any of these: 1,81;

(d)

for bone-in products: 1,00.

‘Kid’ shall mean goat of up to 1 year old.

Article 4

By way of derogation from Title II (A) and (B) of Regulation (EC) No 1439/95, the tariff quotas set out in the Annex to this Regulation shall be managed on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 from 1 January to 31 December 2011. Article 308c(2) and (3) of that Regulation shall not apply. No import licences shall be required.

Article 5

1.   In order to benefit from the tariff quotas set out in the Annex, a valid proof of origin issued by the competent authorities of the third country concerned together with a customs declaration for release for free circulation for the goods concerned shall be presented to the Union customs authorities.

The origin of products subject to tariff quotas other than those resulting from preferential tariff agreements shall be determined in accordance with the provisions in force in the Union.

2.   The proof of origin referred to in paragraph 1 shall be as follows:

(a)

in the case of a tariff quota which is part of a preferential tariff agreement, it shall be the proof of origin laid down in that agreement;

(b)

in the case of other tariff quotas, it shall be a proof established in accordance with Article 47 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 and, in addition to the elements provided for in that Article, the following data:

the CN code (at least the first four digits),

the order number or order numbers of the tariff quota concerned,

the total net weight per coefficient category as provided for in Article 3(2) of this Regulation;

(c)

in the case of a country whose quota falls under points (a) and (b) and are merged, it shall be the proof referred to in point (a).

Where the proof of origin referred to in point (b) is presented as supporting document for only one declaration for release for free circulation, it may contain several order numbers. In all other cases, it shall only contain one order number.

Article 6

Regulation (EU) No 1234/2009 is repealed.

Article 7

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 21 December 2010.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Dacian CIOLOŞ

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 46, 20.2.2003, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 143, 27.6.1995, p. 7.

(4)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 330, 16.12.2009, p. 73.


ANNEX

SHEEPMEAT AND GOATMEAT (in tonnes (t) of carcass weight equivalent) UNION TARIFF QUOTAS FOR 2011

Country group No

CN codes

‘Ad valorem’ duty

%

Specific duty

EUR/100 kg

Order number under ‘first-come first-served’

Origin

Annual volume in tonnes of carcass weight equivalent

Live animals

(Coefficient = 0,47)

Boneless lamb (1)

(Coefficient = 1,67)

Boneless mutton/sheep (2)

(Coefficient = 1,81)

Bone-in and carcasses

(Coefficient = 1,00)

1

0204

Zero

Zero

09.2101

09.2102

09.2011

Argentina

23 000

09.2105

09.2106

09.2012

Australia

18 786

09.2109

09.2110

09.2013

New Zealand

227 854

09.2111

09.2112

09.2014

Uruguay

5 800

09.2115

09.2116

09.1922

Chile

6 600

09.2121

09.2122

09.0781

Norway

300

09.2125

09.2126

09.0693

Greenland

100

09.2129

09.2130

09.0690

Faeroes

20

09.2131

09.2132

09.0227

Turkey

200

09.2171

09.2175

09.2015

Others (3)

200

2

0204, 0210 99 21, 0210 99 29, 0210 99 60

Zero

Zero

09.2119

09.2120

09.0790

Iceland

1 850

3

0104 10 30

0104 10 80

0104 20 90

10 %

Zero

09.2181

09.2019

Erga omnes  (4)

92


(1)  And goatmeat of kid.

(2)  And goatmeat other than kid.

(3)  ‘Others’ shall refer to all origins excluding the other countries mentioned in the current table.

(4)  ‘Erga omnes’ shall refer to all origins including the countries mentioned in the current table.


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