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Document 32014R1340

Council Regulation (EU) No 1340/2014 of 15 December 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products

OJ L 363, 18.12.2014, p. 1–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2014/1340/oj

18.12.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 363/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 1340/2014

of 15 December 2014

amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 31 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

In order to ensure the sufficient and uninterrupted supply of certain goods insufficiently produced in the Union and to avoid any disturbances on the market for certain agricultural and industrial products, autonomous tariff quotas have been opened by Council Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 (1). Products falling within those tariff quotas can be imported into the Union at reduced or zero duty rates. For the reasons indicated, it is necessary to open, with effect from 1 January 2015, tariff quotas at zero duty rates for an appropriate volume as regards nine additional products.

(2)

In certain cases, the existing autonomous tariff quotas of the Union should be adapted. In the case of three products, it is necessary to amend the product description for clarification purposes and in order to take into account the most recent product developments. In the case of seven other products, the TARIC codes should be amended as a result of CN and classification changes. In the case of another product, the quota volume needs to be increased in the interest of economic operators of the Union. Also, for reasons of clarity one quota period should be specified and one order number should be changed.

(3)

In the case of one product, the autonomous tariff quota of the Union should be closed with effect from 1 January 2015 as it is not in the Union's interest to continue granting it as from that date.

(4)

Tariff quotas should be reviewed regularly with the possibility of deletion at the request of a party concerned.

(5)

Due to the number of amendments to be made in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013, in the interests of clarity that Annex should be replaced.

(6)

Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(7)

As some of the amendments to the tariff quotas provided for in this Regulation should take effect from 1 January 2015, this Regulation should apply from that date and enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 is replaced by the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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 2015.

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

Done at Brussels, 15 December 2014.

For the Council

The President

M. MARTINA


(1)  Council Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 of 17 December 2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products, and repealing Regulation (EU) No 7/2010 (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 319).


ANNEX

Order number

CN code

TARIC

Description

Quota period

Quota volume

Quota duty (%)

09.2849

ex 0710 80 69

10

Mushrooms of the species Auricularia polytricha (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling), frozen, for the manufacture of prepared meals (1)  (2)

1.1.-31.12.

700 tonnes

0

09.2663

ex 1104 29 17

10

Sorghum grains, processed using milling techniques, that have been at least hulled and de-germed for use in the manufacture of loose fill packaging products (1)

1.1.-31.12.

1 500 tonnes

0

09.2664

ex 2008 60 39

30

Sweet cherries containing added spirit, whether or not with a sugar content of 9 % by weight, of a diameter of not more than 19,9 mm, with stone, for use in chocolate products (1)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

10 (3)

09.2913

ex 2401 10 35

ex 2401 10 70

ex 2401 10 95

ex 2401 10 95

ex 2401 10 95

ex 2401 20 35

ex 2401 20 70

ex 2401 20 95

ex 2401 20 95

ex 2401 20 95

91

10

11

21

91

91

10

11

21

91

Natural unmanufactured tobacco, whether or not cut in regular size, having a custom value of not less than EUR 450 per 100 kg net weight, for use as binder or wrapper for the manufacture of goods falling within subheading 2402 10 00 (1)

1.1.-31.12.

6 000 tonnes

0

09.2928

ex 2811 22 00

40

Silica filler in the form of granules, with a purity by weight of 97 % or more of silicon dioxide

1.1.-31.12.

1 700 tonnes

0

09.2703

ex 2825 30 00

10

Vanadium oxides and hydroxides exclusively for use in alloys (1)

1.1.-31.12.

13 000 tonnes

0

09.2806

ex 2825 90 40

30

Tungsten trioxide, including blue tungsten oxide (CAS RN 1314-35-8 or CAS RN 39318-18-8)

1.1.-31.12.

12 000 tonnes

0

09.2929

2903 22 00

 

Trichloroethylene (CAS RN 79-01-6)

1.1.-31.12.

10 000 tonnes

0

09.2837

ex 2903 79 90

10

Bromochloromethane (CAS RN 74-97-5)

1.1.-31.12.

600 tonnes

0

09.2933

ex 2903 99 90

30

1,3-Dichlorobenzene (CAS RN 541-73-1)

1.1.-31.12.

2 600 tonnes

0

09.2950

ex 2905 59 98

10

2-Chloroethanol, for the manufacture of liquid thioplasts of subheading 4002 99 90 (CAS RN 107-07-3) (1)

1.1.-31.12.

15 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2830

ex 2906 19 00

40

Cyclopropylmethanol (CAS RN 2516-33-8)

1.1.-31.12.

20 tonnes

0

09.2851

ex 2907 12 00

10

o-Cresol having a purity of not less than 98,5 % by weight (CAS RN 95-48-7)

1.1.-31.12.

20 000 tonnes

0

09.2624

2912 42 00

 

Ethylvanillin (3-ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde) (CAS RN 121-32-4)

1.1.-31.12.

950 tonnes

0

09.2852

ex 2914 29 00

60

Cyclopropyl methyl ketone (CAS RN 765-43-5)

1.1.-31.12.

300 tonnes

0

09.2638

ex 2915 21 00

10

Acetic acid of a purity by weight of 99 % or more (CAS RN 64-19-7)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 000 tonnes

0

09.2972

2915 24 00

 

Acetic anhydride (CAS RN 108-24-7)

1.1.-31.12.

20 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2679

2915 32 00

 

Vinyl acetate (CAS RN 108-05-4)

1.1.-31.12.

200 000 tonnes

0

09.2665

ex 2916 19 95

30

Potassium (E,E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate (CAS RN 24634-61-5)

1.1.-31.12.

8 000 tonnes

0

09.2769

ex 2917 13 90

10

Dimethyl sebacate (CAS RN 106-79-6)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2680

ex 2917 19 90

25

n-Dodecelylsuccinic acid anhydride (CAS RN 19780-11-1) with:

a Gardner colour index level of not more than 1,

a transmission at 500 nm of 98 % or more for a 10 % solution by weight in toluene,

for use in the manufacture of automotive coatings (1)

1.1.-31.12.

80 tonnes

0

09.2634

ex 2917 19 90

40

Dodecanedioic acid, of a purity by weight of more than 98,5 % (CAS RN 693-23-2)

1.1.-31.12.

4 600 tonnes

0

09.2808

ex 2918 22 00

10

o-Acetylsalicylic acid (CAS RN 50-78-2)

1.1.-31.12.

120 tonnes

0

09.2975

ex 2918 30 00

10

Benzophenone-3,3′,4,4′-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (CAS RN 2421-28-5)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2682

ex 2921 41 00

10

Aniline with a purity by weight of 99 % or more (CAS RN 62-53-3)

1.1.-31.12.

50 000 tonnes

0

09.2602

ex 2921 51 19

10

o-Phenylenediamine (CAS RN 95-54-5)

1.1.-31.12.

1 800 tonnes

0

09.2977

2926 10 00

 

Acrylonitrile (CAS RN 107-13-1)

1.1.-31.12.

75 000 tonnes

0

09.2856

ex 2926 90 95

84

2-Nitro-4(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile (CAS RN 778-94-9)

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

09.2838

ex 2927 00 00

85

C,C′-Azodi(formamide) (CAS RN 123-77-3) with:

a pH of 6,5 or more but not more than 7,5, and

a semicarbazide (CAS RN 57-56-7) content of not more than 1 500 mg/kg as determined by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS),

decomposition temperature range of 195 °C-205 °C,

specific gravity 1,64-1,66, and

combustion heat 215-220 Kcal/mol

1.1.-31.12.

100 tonnes

0

09.2955

ex 2932 19 00

60

Flurtamone (ISO) (CAS RN 96525-23-4)

1.1.-31.12.

300 tonnes

0

09.2812

ex 2932 20 90

77

Hexan-6-olide (CAS RN 502-44-3)

1.1.-31.12.

4 000 tonnes

0

09.2858

2932 93 00

 

Piperonal (CAS RN 120-57-0)

1.1.-31.12.

220 tonnes

0

09.2831

ex 2932 99 00

40

1,3:2,4-Bis-O-(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)-D-glucitol (CAS RN 135861-56-2)

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2673

ex 2933 39 99

43

2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-ol (CAS RN 2403-88-5)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2674

ex 2933 39 99

44

Chlorpyrifos (ISO) (CAS RN 2921-88-2)

1.1.-31.12.

9 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2860

ex 2933 69 80

30

1,3,5-Tris[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]hexahydro-1,3,5-triazine (CAS RN 15875-13-5)

1.1.-31.12.

400 tonnes

0

09.2658

ex 2933 99 80

73

5-(Acetoacetylamino)benzimidazolone (CAS RN 26576-46-5)

1.1.-31.12.

200 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2675

ex 2935 00 90

79

4-[[(2-Methoxybenzoyl)amino]sulfonyl]benzoyl chloride (CAS RN 816431-72-8)

1.1.-31.12.

542 tonnes

0

09.2945

ex 2940 00 00

20

D-Xylose (CAS RN 58-86-6)

1.1.-31.12.

400 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2676

ex 3204 17 00

14

Preparations based on colourant C.I. Pigment Red 48:2 (CAS RN 7023-61-2) with a content thereof of 60 % or more by weight

1.1.-31.12.

50 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2677

ex 3204 17 00

45

Colourant C.I. Pigment Yellow 174 (CAS RN 4118-16-5), highly resinated pigment (approx. 35 % disproportionate resin), with a purity of 98 % by weight or more, in the form of extruded beads with a moisture content of not more than 1 % by weight

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2666

ex 3204 17 00

55

Colourant C.I. Pigment Red 169 (CAS RN 12237-63-7) and preparations based thereon with a colourant C.I. Pigment Red 169 content of 50 % or more by weight

1.1.-31.12.

40 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2678

ex 3204 17 00

67

Colourant C.I. Pigment Red 57:1 (CAS RN 5281-04-9) with a purity of 98 % by weight or more, in the form of extruded beads with a moisture content of max 1,5 % by weight

1.1.-31.12.

150 tonnes

0

09.2659

ex 3802 90 00

19

Soda flux calcinated diatomaceous earth

1.1.-31.12.

30 000 tonnes

0

09.2908

ex 3804 00 00

10

Sodium lignosulphonate

1.1.-31.12.

40 000 tonnes

0

09.2889

3805 10 90

 

Sulphate turpentine

1.1.-31.12.

25 000 tonnes

0

09.2935

ex 3806 10 00

10

Rosin and resin acids obtained from fresh oleoresins

1.1.-31.12.

280 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2832

ex 3808 92 90

40

Preparation containing 38 % or more but not more than 50 % by weight of pyrithione zinc (INN) (CAS RN 13463-41-7) in an aqueous dispersion

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2681

ex 3824 90 92

85

Mixture of bis [3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl]sulphides (CAS RN 211519-85-6)

1.1.-31.12.

9 000 tonnes

0

09.2814

ex 3815 90 90

76

Catalyst consisting of titanium dioxide and tungsten trioxide

1.1.-31.12.

3 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2644

ex 3824 90 92

77

Preparation containing by weight:

55 % or more but not more than 78 % of dimethyl glutarate,

10 % or more but not more than 30 % of dimethyl adipate, and

not more than 35 % of dimethyl succinate

1.1.-31.12.

10 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2140

ex 3824 90 92

79

Mixture of tertiary amines containing by weight:

2,0-4,0 % of N,N-dimethyl-1-octanamine

94 % minimum of N,N-dimethyl-1-decanamine

2 % maximum of N,N-dimethyl-1-dodecanamine

1.1.-31.12.

4 500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2829

ex 3824 90 93

43

Solid extract of the residual, insoluble in aliphatic solvents, obtained during the extraction of rosin from wood, having the following characteristics:

a resin acid content not exceeding 30 % by weight,

an acid number not exceeding 110, and

a melting point of 100 °C or more

1.1.-31.12.

1 600 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2907

ex 3824 90 93

67

Mixture of phytosterols, in the form of powder, containing by weight:

75 % or more of sterols,

not more than 25 % of stanols,

for use in the manufacture of stanols/sterols or stanol/sterol esters (1)

1.1.-31.12.

2 500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2660

ex 3902 30 00

98

Amorphous polyalpha olefin adhesive for the manufacture of hygiene products (1)

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2639

3905 30 00

 

Poly(vinyl alcohol), whether or not containing unhydrolysed acetate groups

1.1.-31.12.2015

15 000 tonnes

0

09.2671

ex 3905 99 90

81

Poly(vinylbutyral)(CAS RN 63148-65-2):

containing by weight 17,5 % or more, but not more than 20 % of hydroxyl groups, and

with a median particle size (D50) more than 0,6 mm

1.1.-31.12.

11 000 tonnes

0

09.2616

ex 3910 00 00

30

Polydimethylsiloxane with a degree of polymerisation of 2 800 monomer units (± 100)

1.1.-31.12.

1 300 tonnes

0

09.2816

ex 3912 11 00

20

Cellulose acetate flakes

1.1.-31.12.

75 000 tonnes

0

09.2864

ex 3913 10 00

10

Sodium alginate, extracted from brown seaweed (CAS RN 9005-38-3)

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

0

09.2641

ex 3913 90 00

87

Sodium hyaluronate, non-sterile, with:

a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of not more than 900 000,

an endotoxin level of not more than 0,008 endotoxin units (EU)/mg,

an ethanol content of not more than 1 % by weight,

an isopropanol content of not more than 0,5 % by weight

1.1.-31.12.

200 kg

0

09.2661

ex 3920 51 00

50

Sheets of polymethylmethacrylate conforming to standards:

EN 4364 (MIL-P-5425E) and DTD5592A, or

EN 4365 (MIL-P-8184) and DTD5592A

1.1.-31.12.

100 tonnes

0

09.2645

ex 3921 14 00

20

Cellular block of regenerated cellulose, impregnated with water containing magnesium chloride and quaternary ammonium compounds, measuring 100 cm (± 10 cm) × 100 cm (± 10 cm) × 40 cm (± 5 cm)

1.1.-31.12.

1 300 tonnes

0

09.2818

ex 6902 90 00

10

Refractory bricks with

an edge length of more than 300 mm, and

a TiO2 content of not more than 1 % by weight, and

a Al2O3 content of not more than 0,4 % by weight, and

a change in volume of less than 9 % at 1 700 °C

1.1.-31.12.

225 tonnes

0

09.2628

ex 7019 52 00

10

Glass web woven from glass fibre coated in plastic, of a weight of 120 g/m2 (± 10 g/m2), of a type used in rolling insect screens with fixed frames

1.1.-31.12.

3 000 000 m2

0

09.2799

ex 7202 49 90

10

Ferro-chromium containing 1,5 % or more but not more than 4 % by weight of carbon and not more than 70 % of chromium

1.1.-31.12.

50 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2834

ex 7604 29 10

20

Aluminium alloy rods with a diameter of 200 mm or more, but not exceeding 300 mm

1.1.-31.12.

1 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2835

ex 7604 29 10

30

Aluminium alloy rods with a diameter of 300,1 mm or more, but not more than 533,4 mm

1.1.-31.12.

500 tonnes

0

09.2840

ex 8104 30 00

20

Magnesium powder:

of purity by weight of 98 % or more, but not more than 99,5 %,

with a particle size of 0,2 mm or more but not more than 0,8 mm

1.1.-31.12.

2 000 tonnes

0

 (4) 09.2629

ex 8302 49 00

91

Aluminium telescopic handle for use in the manufacture of luggage (1)

1.1.-31.12.

800 000 pieces

0

09.2642

ex 8501 40 20

ex 8501 40 80

30

40

Assembly, consisting of

a single-phase electric AC commutator motor, with an output of 480 W or more, but not more than 1 400 W, an input power of more than 900 W but not more than 1 600 W, an external diameter of more than 119,8 mm but not more than 135,2 mm and a rated speed of more than 30 000 rpm but not more than 50 000 rpm, and

an air-inducting ventilator,

for use in the manufacture of vacuum cleaners (1)

1.1.-31.12.

120 000 pieces

0

09.2763

ex 8501 40 80

30

Electric AC commutator motor, single-phase, with an output of more than 750 W, an input power of more than 1 600 W but not more than 2 700 W, an external diameter of more than 120 mm (± 0,2 mm) but not more than 135 mm (± 0,2 mm), a rated speed of more than 30 000 rpm but not more than 50 000 rpm, equipped with air-inducting ventilator, for use in the manufacture of vacuum cleaners (1)

1.1.-31.12.

2 000 000 pieces

0

09.2633

ex 8504 40 82

20

Electric rectifier, with a capacity of not more than 1 kVA, for use in the manufacture of appliances falling within subheading 8509 80 and heading 8510 (1)

1.1.-31.12.

4 500 000 pieces

0

09.2643

ex 8504 40 82

30

Power supply boards for use in the manufacture of goods falling under heading 8521 and 8528 (1)

1.1.-31.12.

1 038 000 pieces

0

09.2620

ex 8526 91 20

20

Assembly for GPS system having a position determination function, without display, and a weight of not more than 2 500 g

1.1.-31.12.

3 000 000 pieces

0

09.2672

ex 8529 90 92

ex 9405 40 39

75

70

Printed circuit board with LED diodes:

whether or not equipped with prisms/lens, and

whether or not fitted with connector(s),

for the manufacture of backlight units for goods of heading 8528 (1)

1.1.-31.12.

115 000 000 pieces

0

09.2003

ex 8543 70 90

63

Voltage-controlled frequency generator, consisting of active and passive elements mounted on a printed circuit, contained in a housing with dimensions of not more than 30 mm × 30 mm

1.1.-31.12.

1 400 000 pieces

0

09.2668

ex 8714 91 10

ex 8714 91 10

21

31

Bicycle frame, constructed from carbon fibres and artificial resin, painted, lacquered and/or polished, for use in the manufacture of bicycles (1)

1.1.-31.12.

125 000 pieces

0

09.2669

ex 8714 91 30

ex 8714 91 30

21

31

Bicycle front fork, constructed from carbon fibres and artificial resin, painted, lacquered and/or polished, for use in the manufacture of bicycles (1)

1.1.-31.12.

97 000 pieces

0

09.2631

ex 9001 90 00

80

Unmounted glass lenses, prisms and cemented elements for use in the manufacture or repair of goods of CN codes 9002, 9005, 9013 10 and 9015 (1)

1.1.-31.12.

5 000 000 pieces

0

 (4) 09.2836

ex 9003 11 00

ex 9003 19 00

10

20

Spectacle frames of plastic or base metal for use in the manufacture of corrective glasses (1)

1.1.-31.12.

5 800 000 pieces

0


(1)  Suspension of duties is subject to Articles 291 to 300 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 (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1).

(2)  However, the measure is not allowed where processing is carried out by retail or catering undertakings.

(3)  The specific duty shall apply.

(4)  New or amended position.


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