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Document 32018R1128

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1128 of 9 August 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 opening annual Union tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat

C/2018/5485

OJ L 205, 14.8.2018, p. 1–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2018/1128/oj

14.8.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 205/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1128

of 9 August 2018

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 opening annual Union tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (1), and in particular points (a) and (b) of Article 187 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 (2) provides for the opening of annual Union import tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat, including those originating in Iceland.

(2)

Article 4 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 provides that the tariff quotas opened by that Regulation are to be managed in accordance with Articles 49 to 54 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 (3).

(3)

The European Union and Iceland signed an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters (hereafter ‘the Agreement’) concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products on 23 March 2017. The signature of the Agreement on behalf of the Union was authorised by Council Decision (EU) 2016/2087 (4) and its conclusion by Council Decision (EU) 2017/1913 (5).

(4)

In accordance with Annex V to the Agreement, the Union amended Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/562 (6). The amendment increased the quantities of the pre-existing duty-free quotas for Iceland for sheepmeat and goatmeat, falling within tariff headings 0204 and 0210, and furthermore opened an annual Union duty-free quota for processed sheepmeat falling within subheading 1602 90.

(5)

The quantities of the sheepmeat and goatmeat quotas managed under Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 are expressed in carcass-weight equivalent, whereas the Agreement provides for the quantities to be expressed in tonnes of products. It is therefore appropriate to provide for the management of the Union tariff quotas which are set out in the Agreement in a separate Regulation to be adopted, in order to ensure a smooth quota management pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7). As a consequence, those tariff quotas should be simultaneously removed from Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 based on Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013.

(6)

It is therefore necessary to amend Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 accordingly.

(7)

The new Regulation opening the import tariff quotas for sheepmeat and goatmeat and processed sheepmeat originating in Iceland adopted pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 will apply from 1 September 2018. Therefore, the corresponding amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 should apply from the same date.

(8)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 3(2), point (e) is deleted;

(2)

the Annex is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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 September 2018.

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

Done at Brussels, 9 August 2018.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Günther OETTINGER

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 of 20 December 2011 opening annual Union tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat (OJ L 338, 21.12.2011, p. 36).

(3)  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).

(4)  Council Decision (EU) 2016/2087 of 14 November 2016 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Iceland concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products (OJ L 324, 30.11.2016, p. 1).

(5)  Council Decision (EU) 2017/1913 of 9 October 2017 on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and Iceland concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products (OJ L 274, 24.10.2017, p. 57).

(6)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/562 of 9 April 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1354/2011 opening annual Union tariff quotas for sheep, goats, sheepmeat and goatmeat (OJ L 94, 12.4.2018, p. 4).

(7)  Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1).


ANNEX

ANNEX

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

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)

0204

Zero

Zero

09.2101

09.2102

09.2011

Argentina

23 000

09.2105

09.2106

09.2012

Australia

19 186

09.2109

09.2110

09.2013

New Zealand

228 254

09.2111

09.2112

09.2014

Uruguay

5 800

09.2115

09.2116

09.1922

Chile (3)

8 000

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 (4)

200

09.2178

09.2179

09.2016

Erga omnes  (5)

200

0104 10 30

0104 10 80

0104 20 90

10

Zero

09.2181

09.2019

Erga omnes  (5)

92


(1)  And goatmeat of kid.

(2)  And goatmeat other than kid.

(3)  Tariff quota for Chile increases by 200 t per annum.

(4)  “Others” shall refer to all WTO members, excluding Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, Chile, Greenland and Iceland.

(5)  “Erga omnes” shall refer to all origins including the countries mentioned in the current table.


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