32004R0152

Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2004 of 28 January 2004 on the issue of import licences for rice against applications submitted during the first 10 working days of January 2004 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 327/98

Official Journal L 024 , 29/01/2004 P. 0053 - 0054


Commission Regulation (EC) No 152/2004

of 28 January 2004

on the issue of import licences for rice against applications submitted during the first 10 working days of January 2004 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 327/98

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1095/96 of 18 June 1996 on the implementation of concessions set out in Schedule CXL drawn up in the wake of the conclusion of GATT XXIV.6 negotiations(1),

Having regard to Council Decision 96/317/EC of 13 May 1996 concerning the conclusion of the results of consultations with Thailand under GATT Article XXIII(2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 327/98 of 10 February 1998 opening and providing for the administration of certain tariff quotas for imports of rice and broken rice(3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2458/2001(4), and in particular Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

Examination of the quantities for which applications have been submitted under the January 2004 tranche shows that licences should be issued for the quantities applied for, reduced, where appropriate, by the percentages not covered and fixing the quantities carried over to the subsequent tranche,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. Import licences for rice against applications submitted during the first 10 working days of January 2004 pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 327/98 and notified to the Commission shall be issued for the quantities applied for, reduced, where appropriate, by the percentages set out in the Annex hereto.

2. The available quantities carried over to the subsequent tranche are set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 29 January 2004.

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

Done at Brussels, 28 January 2004.

For the Commission

J. M. Silva Rodríguez

Agriculture Director-General

(1) OJ L 146, 20.6.1996, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 122, 22.5.1996, p. 15.

(3) OJ L 37, 11.2.1998, p. 5.

(4) OJ L 331, 15.12.2001, p. 10.

ANNEX

Reduction percentages to be applied to quantities applied for under the tranche for January 2004 and quantities carried over to the following tranche:

(a) semi-milled and wholly milled rice falling within CN code 1006 30

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(b) husked rice falling within CN code 1006 20

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(c) broken rice CN code 1006 40 00

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