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Document 32017R0754

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/754 of 28 April 2017 opening and providing for the management of Union tariff quotas for certain agricultural and processed agricultural products originating in Ecuador

C/2017/2746

OJ L 113, 29.4.2017, p. 28–34 (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: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 29/04/2017

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2017/754/oj

29.4.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 113/28


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/754

of 28 April 2017

opening and providing for the management of Union tariff quotas for certain agricultural and processed agricultural products originating in Ecuador

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (1), and in particular Article 58(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Decision (EU) 2016/2369 (2) (‘the Decision’), the Council authorised the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Protocol of Accession (‘the Protocol’) to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru (‘the Agreement’), of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador to the Agreement and provided for the provisional application of the Protocol from 1 January 2017 (3).

(2)

The Agreement stipulates that customs duties on imports into the Union of goods originating in Ecuador are to be reduced or eliminated in accordance with the tariff elimination schedule in Annex I to the Agreement. Annex I provides that, for certain goods originating in Ecuador, the reduction or elimination of customs duties is granted within tariff quotas.

(3)

The tariff quotas set out in subsection 3 to Section B of Appendix 1 of Annex I to the Agreement should be managed by the Commission on the basis of the chronological order of dates of acceptance of customs declarations for release for free circulation in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 (4).

(4)

In order to ensure the smooth application and management of the quota system granted under the Protocol, this Regulation should apply from the same date as that of the provisional application of the Protocol.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Customs Code Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Union tariff quotas are opened for goods originating in Ecuador as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

The tariff quotas set out in the Annex shall be managed in accordance with Articles 49 to 54 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2017.

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

Done at Brussels, 28 April 2017.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Council Decision (EU) 2016/2369 of 11 November 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Ecuador (OJ L 356, 24.12.2016, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 358, 29.12.2016, p. 1.

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 of 24 November 2015 laying down detailed rules for implementing certain provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 343, 29.12.2015, p. 558).


ANNEX

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording of the description of the products in the fifth column of the table is to be considered as having no more than an indicative value.

The preferential scheme is determined, within the context of this Annex, by the scope of the CN codes set out in the third column of the table as applicable at the time of adoption of this Regulation. Where ex CN codes are indicated, the preferential scheme is to be determined by application of the CN codes and corresponding descriptions in the fifth column of the table taken together.

Order No

 

CN code

TARIC sub-division

Description of products

Quota period

Quota volume (in tonnes net weight unless otherwise specified)

Tariff quota duty

09.7525

 

0703 20 00

 

Garlic, fresh or chilled

1.1-31.12

500

0

09.7526

 

0710 40 00

 

Sweetcorn, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen

1.1-31.12

300

0

2004 90 10

2005 80 00

 

Sweetcorn (Zea Mays var. Saccharata), prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

09.7527

 

0711 51 00

 

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus, provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

1.1-31.12

100

0

2003 10 20

2003 10 30

 

Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid

09.7528

 

0711 90 30

 

Sweetcorn provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption

1.1-31.12

400

0

2001 90 30

 

Sweetcorn (Zea Mays var. Saccharata), prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid

2008 99 85

 

Maize (corn), prepared or preserved, not containing added spirit or added sugar (excl. sweetcorn (Zea Mays var. Saccharata))

09.7529

 

1005 90 00

 

Maize (excl. seed)

1.1-31.12

37 000  (1)

0

1102 20

 

Maize (corn) flour

09.7530

 

1006 10 30

1006 10 50

1006 10 71

1006 10 79

1006 20

1006 30

1006 40

 

Rice (at exclusion of rice in the husk, for sowing)

1.1-31.12

5 000

0

09.7531

 

1108 14 00

 

Manioc (cassava) starch

1.1-31.12

3 000

0

09.7532

 

1701 13

1701 14

 

Raw cane sugar not containing added flavouring or colouring

1.1-31.12

15 000  (2)

0

09.7533

 

1701 91

1701 99

 

Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form, other than raw sugar not containing added flavouring or colouring matter

1.1-31.12

10 000 tonnes expressed in raw sugar equivalent (3)

0

 

1702 30

 

Glucose in solid form and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose

 

1702 40 90

 

Glucose in solid form and glucose syrup, not containing added flavouring or colouring matter, and containing in the dry state at least 20 % but less than 50 % by weight of fructose (excl. isoglucose and invert sugar)

 

1702 50

 

Chemically pure fructose in solid form

 

1702 90 30

1702 90 50

1702 90 71

1702 90 75

1702 90 79

1702 90 80

1702 90 95

 

Other sugars (excluding lactose and lactose syrups, maple sugar and maple syrup, glucose and glucose syrup, fructose and fructose syrups and chemically pure maltose), including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose

Ex

1704 90 99

91

99

Other sugar confectionery, not containing cocoa, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

 

1806 10 30

1806 10 90

 

Cocoa powder, containing 65 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose) or isoglucose expressed as sucrose

Ex

1806 20 95

90

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa, in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form, in containers or immediate packings of a content exceeding 2 kg, containing less than 18 % by weight of cocoa butter (excl. cocoa powder, chocolate flavour coating and chocolate milk crumb), containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

Ex

1901 90 99

36

Other food preparations, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

Ex

2006 00 31

90

Cherries, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised), containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

Ex

2006 00 38

19

89

Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruit-peel and other parts of plants (excluding ginger, cherries, tropical fruit and tropical nuts), preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised), containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

Ex

Ex

Ex

2007 91 10

2007 99 20

2007 99 31

90

90

95

99

95

99

95

99

02

04

06

17

19

24

27

30

34

37

40

44

47

52

56

75

85

Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter (excluding homogenised preparations), containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose)

Ex

2007 99 33

Ex

2007 99 35

Ex

2007 99 39

Ex

2009 11 11

19

99

Fruit or vegetable juice, of a value not exceeding EUR 30 per 100 kg net weight, with an added sugar content exceeding 30 % by weight

Ex

2009 11 91

2009 19 11

29

39

59

79

Ex

2009 19 91

2009 29 11

19

99

 

Ex

2009 29 91

2009 39 11

19

99

 

Ex

2009 39 51

2009 39 91

2009 49 11

19

99

 

Ex

2009 49 91

2009 81 11

2009 81 51

90

 

Ex

2009 89 11

19

99

29

39

59

79

 

Ex

2009 89 35

 

2009 89 61

2009 89 86

 

 

Ex

Ex

2009 90 11

2009 90 21

90

19

99

Mixtures of juices, of a value not exceeding EUR 30 per 100 kg net weight, with an added sugar content exceeding 30 % by weight

 

2009 90 31

2009 90 71

2009 90 94

 

Ex

Ex

2101 12 98

2101 20 98

92

85

Preparations with a basis of coffee, tea or maté, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose) or isoglucose expressed as sucrose

Ex

2106 90 98

26

33

34

38

53

55

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose) or isoglucose expressed as sucrose

Ex

3302 10 29

10

Preparations based on odoriferous substances, containing all flavouring agents characterising a beverage, of a kind used in the drink industries, of an actual alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 0,5 %, containing, by weight, 1,5 % or more of milkfat, 5 % or more of glucose or starch, containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose) or isoglucose expressed as sucrose

09.7534

 

2208 40 51

 

Rum with a content of volatile substances other than ethyl and methyl alcohol equal to or exceeding 225 grams per hectolitre of pure alcohol (with a 10 % tolerance), in containers holding more than 2 litres

1.1-31.12

250 hectolitres (4)

0

2208 40 99

 

Rum, in containers holding more than 2 litres, of a value not exceeding EUR 2 per litre of pure alcohol


(1)  As from 1.1.2018, volume increased by 1 110 metric tonnes each year.

(2)  As from 1.1.2018, volume increased by 450 metric tonnes each year.

(3)  As from 1.1.2018, volume increased by 150 metric tonnes expressed in raw sugar equivalent each year.

(4)  As from 1.1.2018, volume increased by 10 hectolitres each year.


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