32003R1097

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1097/2003 of 25 June 2003 determining the extent to which applications lodged in June 2003 for import licences for certain pigmeat products under the regime provided for by the Agreements concluded by the Community with the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania can be accepted

Official Journal L 157 , 26/06/2003 P. 0024 - 0025


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1097/2003

of 25 June 2003

determining the extent to which applications lodged in June 2003 for import licences for certain pigmeat products under the regime provided for by the Agreements concluded by the Community with the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania can be accepted

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 of 29 September 1997 laying down detailed rules for the application in the pigmeat sector of the arrangements provided for by the Agreements concluded by the Community with Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Hungary(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1877/2002(2), and in particular Article 4(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) The applications for import licences lodged for the third quarter of 2003 are, in the case of some products, for quantities less than or equal to the quantities available and can therefore be met in full, but in the case of other products the said applications are for quantities greater than the quantities available and must therefore be reduced by a fixed percentage to ensure a fair distribution.

(2) The surplus to be added to the quantity available for the following period should be determined.

(3) It is appropriate to draw the attention of operators to the fact that licences may only be used for products which comply with all veterinary rules currently in force in the Community,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. Applications for import licences for the period 1 July to 30 September 2003 submitted pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 shall be met as referred to in Annex I.

2. For the period 1 October to 31 December 2003, applications may be lodged pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 for import licences for a total quantity as referred to in Annex II.

3. Licences may only be used for products which comply with all veterinary rules currently in force in the Community.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 July 2003.

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

Done at Brussels, 25 June 2003.

For the Commission

J. M. Silva Rodríguez

Agriculture Director-General

(1) OJ L 267, 30.9.1997, p. 58.

(2) OJ L 248, 22.10.2002, p. 9.

ANNEX I

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ANNEX II

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