15.10.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 340/15


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 85/2018

of 27 April 2018

amending Annex II (Technical regulations, standards, testing and certification) to the EEA Agreement [2020/1445]

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (‘the EEA Agreement’), and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/97 of 22 January 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of sweeteners in fine bakery wares (1) is to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/98 of 22 January 2018 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards calcium sorbate (E 203) (2) is to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement.

(3)

This Decision concerns legislation regarding foodstuffs. Legislation regarding foodstuffs shall not apply to Liechtenstein as long as the application of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products is extended to Liechtenstein, as specified in the introduction to Chapter XII of Annex II to the EEA Agreement. This Decision is therefore not to apply to Liechtenstein.

(4)

Annex II to the EEA Agreement should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following indents are added in point 54zzzzr (Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council) of Chapter XII of Annex II to the EEA Agreement:

‘—

32018 R 0097: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/97 of 22 January 2018 (OJ L 17, 23.1.2018, p. 11),

32018 R 0098: Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/98 of 22 January 2018 (OJ L 17, 23.1.2018, p. 14).’

Article 2

The texts of Regulations (EU) 2018/97 and (EU) 2018/98 in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 28 April 2018, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the EEA Agreement have been made (*1).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 27 April 2018.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Claude MAERTEN


(1)  OJ L 17, 23.1.2018, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 17, 23.1.2018, p. 14.

(*1)  No constitutional requirements indicated.