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L 328

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Legislation

Volume 48
15 December 2005


Contents

 

I   Acts whose publication is obligatory

page

 

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Council Regulation (EC) No 2033/2005 of 8 December 2005 fixing for the 2006 fishing year the guide prices and Community producer prices for certain fishery products pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

1

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2034/2005 of 14 December 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

6

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2035/2005 of 12 December 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 concerning irregularities and the recovery of sums wrongly paid in connection with the financing of the structural policies and the organisation of an information system in this field

8

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2036/2005 of 14 December 2005 concerning the permanent authorisations of certain additives in feedingstuffs and the provisional authorisation of a new use of certain additives already authorised in feedingstuffs ( 1 )

13

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2037/2005 of 14 December 2005 amending the conditions for authorisation of a feed additive belonging to the group of coccidiostats ( 1 )

21

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2038/2005 of 14 December 2005 laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2006 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94

27

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2039/2005 of 14 December 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 1238/95 establishing implementing rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) 2100/94 as regards the fees payable to the Community Plant Variety Office

33

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005 of 14 December 2005 laying down rules of application in the pigmeat sector for the import arrangements provided for in the Europe Agreements with Bulgaria and Romania

34

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2041/2005 of 14 December 2005 laying down, for the 2005/06 marketing year, the revised production estimate for unginned cotton and the resulting new provisional reduction in the guide price

44

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2005 of 13 December 2005 establishing unit values for the determination of the customs value of certain perishable goods

46

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2043/2005 of 14 December 2005 on granting of import licences for cane sugar for the purposes of certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements

52

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2044/2005 of 14 December 2005 fixing the A1 and B export refunds for fruit and vegetables (tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples)

54

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2045/2005 of 14 December 2005 setting the export refunds for nuts (shelled almonds, hazelnuts in shell, shelled hazelnuts and walnuts in shell) using system A1

57

 

 

II   Acts whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

Council

 

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Council Decision of 12 December 2005 appointing a Belgian member to the Committee of the Regions

59

 

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Council Decision of 12 December 2005 determining the order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held

60

 

 

Commission

 

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Commission Decision of 13 December 2005 amending Decision 2005/263/EC on authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 94/55/EC with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road (notified under document number C(2005) 3565)  ( 1 )

62

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Acts whose publication is obligatory

15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2033/2005

of 8 December 2005

fixing for the 2006 fishing year the guide prices and Community producer prices for certain fishery products pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 of 17 December 1999 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products (1), and in particular Article 18(3) and Article 26(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 18(1) and Article 26(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 provide that a guide price and a Community producer price should be fixed for each fishing year in order to determine price levels for intervention on the market for certain fisheries products.

(2)

Article 18(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 requires the guide price to be fixed for each of the products and groups of products listed in Annexes I and II to that Regulation.

(3)

On the basis of currently available data on the prices for the products concerned and the criteria referred to in Article 18(2) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000, the guide prices should be increased, maintained or reduced for the 2006 fishing year depending on the species.

(4)

Article 26(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 requires the Community producer price to be fixed for the products listed in Annex III to that Regulation. It is appropriate to establish the Community producer price for one of those products and calculate the Community producer price for the others by means of the conversion factors established by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3510/82 of 23 December 1982 fixing the conversion factors applicable to fish of the genera Thunnus and Euthynnus  (2).

(5)

On the basis of the criteria laid down in the first and second indents of Article 18(2) and in Article 26(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000, the Community producer price for the 2006 fishing year should be adjusted.

(6)

Given the urgency of the matter, it is important to grant an exception to the six-week period mentioned in paragraph 1(3) of the Protocol on the role of national parliaments in the European Union annexed to the Treaty on the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the fishing year from 1 January to 31 December 2006, the guide prices as provided for in Article 18(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 shall be as set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

For the fishing year from 1 January to 31 December 2006, the Community producer prices as provided for in Article 26(1) of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 shall be as set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 8 December 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. HUTTON


(1)  OJ L 17, 21.1.2000, p. 22. Regulation as last amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.

(2)  OJ L 368, 28.12.1982, p. 27. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3899/92 (OJ L 392, 31.12.1992, p. 24).


ANNEX I

(EUR/tonne)

Annexes

Species

Products listed in Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Commercial presentation

Guide price

I

1.

Herring of the species Clupea harengus

Whole fish

265

2.

Sardines of the species Sardina pilchardus

Whole fish

572

3.

Dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

1 079

4.

Spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus spp.)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

763

5.

Redfish (Sebastes spp.)

Whole fish

1 136

6.

Cod of the species (Gadus morhua)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

1 639

7.

Saithe (Pollachius virens)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

747

8.

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

998

9.

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

937

10.

Ling (Molva spp.)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

1 196

11.

Mackerel of the species Scomber scombrus

Whole fish

323

12.

Mackerel of the species Scomber japonicus

Whole fish

294

13.

Anchovy (Engraulis spp.)

Whole fish

1 308

14.

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head from 1.1. to 30.4.2006

1 074

Whole fish or gutted fish with head from 1.5. to 31.12.2006

1 484

15.

Hake of the species Merluccius merluccius

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

3 675

16.

Megrim (Lepidorhombus spp.)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

2 491

17.

Dab (Limanda limanda)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

881

18.

Common flounder (Platichthys flesus)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

519

19.

Albacore or longfinned tunas (Thunnus alalunga)

Whole fish

2 220

Gutted fish with head

2 477

20.

Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis and Rossia macrosoma)

Whole

1 621

21.

Monkfish (Lophius spp.)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

2 867

Without head

5 928

22.

Shrimp of the species Crangon crangon

Simply boiled in water

2 427

23.

Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis)

Simply boiled in water

6 378

Fresh or chilled

1 598

24.

Edible crab (Cancer pagurus)

Whole

1 731

25.

Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)

Whole

5 337

Tails

4 237

26.

Sole (Solea spp.)

Whole fish or gutted fish with head

6 679

II

1.

Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

1 917

2.

Hake of the genus Merluccius spp.

Frozen, whole, in original packages containing the same products

1 227

Frozen, filleted, in original packages containing the same products

1 484

3.

Sea bream (Dentex dentex and Pagellus spp.)

Frozen, in lots or in original packages containing the same products

1 602

4.

Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

Frozen, whole, in original packages containing the same products

4 079

5.

Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) (Rossia macrosoma) (Sepiola rondeletti)

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

1 946

6.

Octopus (Octopus spp.)

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

2 140

7.

Squid (Loligo spp.)

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

1 168

8.

Squid (Ommastrephes sagittatus)

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

961

9.

Illex argentinus

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

870

10.

Prawn of the family Penaeidae

Prawn of the species Parapenaeus longirostris

Other species of the family Penaeidae

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

4 075

Frozen, in original packages containing the same products

8 101


ANNEX II

(EUR/tonne)

Species Products listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Weight

Commercial specifications

Community producer price

Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

weighing more than 10 kg each

Whole

1 207

Gilled and gutted

 

Other

 

weighing not more than 10 kg each

Whole

 

Gilled and gutted

 

Other

 

Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)

weighing more than 10 kg each

Whole

 

Gilled and gutted

 

Other

 

weighing not more than 10 kg each

Whole

 

Gilled and gutted

 

Other

 

Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis)

 

Whole

 

 

Gilled and gutted

 

 

Other

 

Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

 

Whole

 

 

Gilled and gutted

 

 

Other

 

Other species of the genera Thunnus and Euthynnus

 

Whole

 

 

Gilled and gutted

 

 

Other

 


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/6


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2034/2005

of 14 December 2005

establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 of 21 December 1994 on detailed rules for the application of the import arrangements for fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in the Annex thereto.

(2)

In compliance with the above criteria, the standard import values must be fixed at the levels set out in the Annex to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 3223/94 shall be fixed as indicated in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 15 December 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 337, 24.12.1994, p. 66. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 14 December 2005 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

052

49,1

204

50,3

212

88,1

999

62,5

0707 00 05

052

127,2

204

59,8

628

155,5

999

114,2

0709 90 70

052

138,9

204

111,4

999

125,2

0805 10 20

052

66,5

204

70,8

388

22,0

508

13,2

999

43,1

0805 20 10

052

83,4

204

59,6

999

71,5

0805 20 30, 0805 20 50, 0805 20 70, 0805 20 90

052

76,1

400

82,8

464

143,4

624

94,7

999

99,3

0805 50 10

052

66,2

999

66,2

0808 10 80

400

106,5

404

93,3

720

68,6

999

89,5

0808 20 50

052

104,1

400

102,9

404

53,1

720

63,7

999

81,0


(1)  Country nomenclature as fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 750/2005 (OJ L 126, 19.5.2005, p. 12). Code ‘999’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2035/2005

of 12 December 2005

amending Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 concerning irregularities and the recovery of sums wrongly paid in connection with the financing of the structural policies and the organisation of an information system in this field

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds (1), and in particular Article 53(2) thereof,

After consulting the committee established under Article 147 of the Treaty, the Committee on Agricultural Structures and Rural Development and the Standing Management Committee on Fisheries Structures,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 54 of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 repealed Council Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards coordination of the activities of the different Structural Funds between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other existing financial instruments (2).

(2)

Article 54 of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 provides that references to the repealed Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 should be construed as references to Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999. Accordingly, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 (3) applies to the measures adopted under Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 should be updated in order to enhance the effectiveness of the system for reporting irregularities.

(4)

For reasons of legal certainty, it is necessary to clearly specify that the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 must also apply to all forms of financial assistance under Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 as they are described in Regulation (EC) No 1783/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 1999 on the European Regional Development Fund (4), in Regulation (EC) No 1784/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 1999 on the European Social Fund (5), in Council Regulation (EC) No 1263/1999 of 21 June 1999 on the financial instrument for fisheries guidance (6), and in Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 of 17 May 1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and amending and repealing certain Regulations (7).

(5)

It is necessary to clarify to what extent a Member State participating in cross-border transnational and interregional cooperation under Article 20(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999, known as the ‘Interreg’ programmes, or in any other programmes having a transnational character, are required to notify irregularities.

(6)

It is necessary to specify that the definition of ‘irregularity’ used for the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 is taken from Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95 of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European Communities’ financial interests (8).

(7)

It is necessary to define the term ‘suspected fraud’, taking account of the definition of fraud contained in the Convention of 26 July 1995 on the protection of the European Communities’ financial interests (9).

(8)

It is necessary to establish that the definition of ‘First administrative or judicial finding of fact’ is taken from Article 35 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 relating to the financing of the common agricultural policy (10).

(9)

It is also necessary to define the terms ‘bankruptcy’ and ‘economic operator’.

(10)

In order to enhance the added value of the reporting system, the obligation to report cases of suspected fraud for the purposes of risk analysis should be more closely determined, and for this purpose the quality of the information supplied should be ensured.

(11)

It should be clearly stated that Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 will remain applicable to cases of irregularities of less than EUR 10 000 already reported.

(12)

It is necessary to clarify the question as to the charging of unrecovered amounts in connection with the forms of assistance governed by Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 and to specify the information needed for dealing with such cases.

(13)

In order to reduce the burden imposed by reporting on the Member States and to improve efficiency, it is necessary to increase the minimum threshold above which irregularities have to be reported by Member States and to determine those cases in which no reporting obligation arises.

(14)

Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 should apply without prejudice to Article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 438/2001 of 2 March 2001 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 as regards the management and control systems for assistance granted under the Structural Funds (11).

(15)

Account must be taken of the obligations arising out of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (12) and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (13).

(16)

Conversion rates should be established for Member States outside the euro zone.

(17)

Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 should be amended accordingly.

(18)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Development and Conversion of Regions,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 1681/94 is amended as follows:

1.

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

1.   Without prejudice to the obligations arising directly out of Article 23 of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 and Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999, this Regulation shall relate to all forms of financial intervention provided for in Regulations (EEC) No 4254/88, (EEC) No 4255/88, (EEC) No 4256/88, (EC) No 2080/93 and in Regulations (EC) No 1783/1999, (EC) No 1784/1999 and (EC) No 1263/1999. This Regulation shall also apply to the measures financed under the first indent of Article 35(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 (Guidance Section).

2.   Irregularities relating to the Interreg programmes provided for in Article 20(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999, and other programmes of a transnational character, shall be reported by the Member State in which the expenditure was incurred. The Member State shall at the same time inform the managing authority and the paying authority for the programme and the person or body designated to establish declarations on winding-up under Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 438/2001.’;

2.

the following Article 1a is inserted:

‘Article 1a

For the purposes of this Regulation the following definitions shall apply:

1.

“irregularity” means any infringement of a provision of Community law resulting from an act or omission by an economic operator which has, or would have, the effect of prejudicing the general budget of the Communities by charging an unjustified item of expenditure to the Community budget;

2.

“economic operator” means any natural or legal person or other entity taking part in the administration of assistance from the Funds, with the exception of Member States exercising their prerogatives as a public authority;

3.

“primary administrative or judicial finding” means a first written assessment by a competent authority, either administrative or judicial, concluding on the basis of specific facts that an irregularity has been committed, without prejudice to the possibility that this conclusion may subsequently have to be revised or withdrawn as a result of developments in the course of the administrative or judicial procedure;

4.

“suspected fraud” means an irregularity giving rise to the initiation of administrative and/or judicial proceedings at national level in order to establish the presence of intentional behaviour, in particular fraud, such as is referred to in Article 1(1), point (a), of the Convention on the protection of the European Communities' financial interests;

5.

“bankruptcy” means insolvency proceedings within the meaning of Article 2, point (a), of Council Regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 (14).

3.

Article 2 is deleted;

4.

Article 3(1) is replaced by the following:

‘1.   During the two months following the end of each quarter, Member States shall report to the Commission any irregularities which have been the subject of a primary administrative and/or judicial finding. To this end Member States shall in all cases give details of:

(a)

the Structural Fund(s) or financial instrument concerned, the objective, identification of the form of assistance and the operation concerned and the ARINCO or CCI (common identification code) numbers;

(b)

the provision which has been infringed;

(c)

the date and source of the first information leading to suspicion that an irregularity had been committed;

(d)

the practices employed in committing the irregularity;

(e)

where appropriate, whether the practice gives rise to a suspicion of fraud;

(f)

the manner in which the irregularity was discovered;

(g)

where appropriate, the Member States and third countries involved;

(h)

the period during which, or the moment at which, the irregularity was committed;

(i)

the national authorities or bodies which drew up the official report on the irregularity and the authorities responsible for administrative and/or judicial follow-up;

(j)

the date on which the primary administrative or judicial finding on the irregularity was established;

(k)

the identity of the natural and/or legal persons involved or of any other participating entities, except where this information is irrelevant for the purposes of combating irregularities, given the nature of the irregularity in question;

(l)

the total budget approved for the operation and the distribution of its co-financing between Community, national, private and other contributions;

(m)

the amount affected by the irregularity and its distribution between Community, national, private and other contributions; where no payment of the public contribution has been made to the persons and/or other entities identified under point (k), the amounts which would have been wrongly paid had the irregularity not been identified;

(n)

the suspension of payments, where applicable, and the possibilities of recovery;

(o)

the nature of the irregular expenditure.

By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, the following cases need not be reported:

cases where the irregularity consists solely of the failure to partially or totally execute an operation co-financed by the Community budget owing to the bankruptcy of the final beneficiary and/or the final recipient. However, irregularities preceding a bankruptcy and cases of suspected fraud must be reported,

cases brought to the attention of the administrative authority by the final beneficiary or the final recipient voluntarily or before detection by the relevant authority, whether before or after the granting of the public contribution,

cases where the administrative authority finds a mistake regarding the eligibility of the financed project and corrects the mistake prior to payment of the public contribution.’;

5.

Article 5 is amended as follows:

(a)

The second subparagraph of Article 5(1) is replaced by the following:

‘Member States shall report to the Commission administrative or judicial decisions, or the main points thereof, concerning the termination of such procedures and shall state in particular whether or not the findings are such that fraud is suspected.’;

(b)

paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   Where a Member State considers that an amount cannot be recovered or is not expected to be recovered, it shall inform the Commission, in a special report, of the amount not recovered and the reasons why the amount should, in its view, be borne by the Community or by the Member State.

This information must be sufficiently detailed to allow the Commission to decide as soon as possible, after consulting the authorities of the Member States concerned, on the apportionment of:

the financial consequences referred to in the third indent of Article 23(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88,

the amounts concerned as regards forms of assistance falling under Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999.

This information shall include at least the following:

(a)

a copy of the award decision;

(b)

the date of the last payment made to the final beneficiary or the final recipient;

(c)

a copy of the recovery order;

(d)

where applicable, a copy of the document attesting the final beneficiary’s or final recipient’s insolvency;

(e)

an outline description of the measures taken by the Member State, with indication of their dates, to recover the relevant amount.’;

6.

the following Article 6a is inserted:

‘Article 6a

The information required under Articles 3, 4 and 5(1) shall be sent, whenever it is possible to do so, by electronic means, using the module provided by the Commission for the purpose via a secure connection.’;

7.

the following Article 8a is inserted:

‘Article 8a

The Commission may use any information of a general or operational nature communicated by Member States under this Regulation to perform risk analyses, using information technology support, and may, on the basis of the information obtained, produce reports and develop early-warning systems serving to identify risks more effectively.’;

8.

the second sentence in Article 9 is replaced by the following:

‘The committees referred to in Articles 48, 49, 50 and 51 of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 shall also be informed.’;

9.

Article 10(3) is replaced by the following:

‘3.   The Commission and the Member States shall ensure, when processing personal data pursuant to this Regulation, that the Community and national provisions on the protection of personal data, in particular those laid down by Directive 95/46/EC and, where applicable, by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, are complied with.’;

10.

Article 12 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 12

1.   Where the irregularities relate to amounts of less than EUR 10 000 chargeable to the Community budget, Member States shall not send the Commission the information provided for in Articles 3 and 5 unless the latter expressly requests it.

2.   Member States which have not adopted the euro as their currency by the date when the irregularity is established shall convert expenditure incurred in national currency into euro. The amount shall be converted into euro by using the Commission’s monthly accounting rate for the month in which the expenditure was or would have been entered into the accounts of the paying authority responsible for the operational programme in question. The Commission publishes this rate electronically once a month.’

Article 2

Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 1681/94, as it applied prior to the entry into force of this Regulation, shall continue to be applied for those cases involving an amount of less than EUR 10 000 which are notified before 28 February 2006.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2005.

For the Commission

Siim KALLAS

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 161, 26.6.1999, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 173/2005 (OJ L 29, 2.2.2005, p. 3).

(2)  OJ L 374, 31.12.1988, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 178, 12.7.1994, p. 43.

(4)  OJ L 213, 13.8.1999, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 213, 13.8.1999, p. 5.

(6)  OJ L 161, 26.6.1999, p. 54.

(7)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 80. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2223/2004 (OJ L 379, 24.12.2004, p. 1).

(8)  OJ L 312, 23.12.1995, p. 1.

(9)  OJ C 316, 27.11.1995, p. 49.

(10)  OJ L 209, 11.8.2005, p. 1.

(11)  OJ L 63, 3.3.2001, p. 21. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2355/2002 (OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 42).

(12)  OJ L 8, 12.1.2001, p. 1.

(13)  OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31. Directive as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(14)  OJ L 160, 30.6.2000, p. 1.’


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/13


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2036/2005

of 14 December 2005

concerning the permanent authorisations of certain additives in feedingstuffs and the provisional authorisation of a new use of certain additives already authorised in feedingstuffs

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 70/524/EEC of 23 November 1970 concerning additives in feedingstuffs (1), and in particular Articles 3, 9d(1) and 9e(1) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (2), and in particular Article 25 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 provides for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition.

(2)

Article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 lays down transitional measures for applications for the authorisation of feed additives submitted in accordance with Directive 70/524/EEC before the date of application of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(3)

The applications for the authorisation of the additives listed in the Annexes to this Regulation were submitted before the date of application of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(4)

Initial comments on those applications, as provided for in Article 4(4) of Directive 70/524/EEC, were forwarded to the Commission before the date of application of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003. Those applications are therefore to continue to be treated in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 70/524/EEC.

(5)

The use of the micro-organism preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CNCM I-1079) was provisionally authorised, for the first time, for sows by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1436/98 (3). New data were submitted in support of an application for authorisation without a time limit of that micro-organism preparation. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 3a of Directive 70/524/EEC for such authorisation are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that micro-organism preparation, as specified in Annex I, should be authorised without a time limit.

(6)

The use of the micro-organism preparation of Pediococcus acidilactici (CNCM MA 18/5M) was provisionally authorised, for the first time, for pigs for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 866/1999 (4). New data were submitted in support of an application for authorisation without a time limit of that micro-organism preparation. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 3a of Directive 70/524/EEC for such authorisation are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that micro-organism preparation, as specified in Annex I, should be authorised without a time limit.

(7)

The use of the micro-organism preparation of Enterococcus faecium (CECT 4515) was provisionally authorised, for the first time, for piglets by Commission Regulation (EC) No 654/2000 (5). New data were submitted in support of an application for authorisation without a time limit of that micro-organism preparation. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 3a of Directive 70/524/EEC for such authorisation are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that micro-organism preparation, as specified in Annex I, should be authorised without a time limit.

(8)

The use of the enzyme preparation of endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase produced by Trichoderma reesei (CBS 526.94) was provisionally authorised for the first time for chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2374/98 (6). New data were submitted in support of an application for authorisation without a time limit of that enzyme preparation. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 3a of Directive 70/524/EEC for such authorisation are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that enzyme preparation, as specified in Annex II, should be authorised without a time limit.

(9)

The use of the enzyme preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105), endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase and alpha-amylase produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (DSM 9553), subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107) and polygalacturonase produced by Aspergillus aculeatus (CBS 589.94) was provisionally authorised for the first time for chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 418/2001 (7). New data were submitted in support of an application for authorisation without a time limit of that enzyme preparation. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 3a of Directive 70/524/EEC for such authorisation are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that enzyme preparation, as specified in Annex II, should be authorised without a time limit.

(10)

The use of the enzyme preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Aspergillus oryzae (DSM 10287) was authorised without a time limit for chickens for fattening, turkeys for fattening and piglets by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1332/2004 (8). New data were submitted in support of an application to extend the authorisation of the use of this enzyme preparation to ducks and pigs for fattening. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered an opinion on the use of this preparation which concludes that it does not present a risk for this additional animal category. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 9e(1) of Directive 70/524/EEC for an authorisation of that preparation for that use are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that enzyme preparation, as specified in Annex III, should be authorised for four years.

(11)

The use of the enzyme preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105) and subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107) was authorised without a time limit for chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 943/2005 (9). New data were submitted in support of an application to extend the authorisation of the use of this enzyme preparation to ducks. The EFSA has delivered an opinion on the use of this preparation which concludes that it does not present a risk for this additional animal category. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 9e(1) of Directive 70/524/EEC for an authorisation of that preparation for that use are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that enzyme preparation, as specified in Annex III, should be authorised for four years.

(12)

The use of the enzyme preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105), endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase and alpha-amylase produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (DSM 9553), subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107) and polygalacturonase produced by Aspergillus aculeatus (CBS 589.94) was provisionally authorised for chickens for fattening by Regulation (EC) No 418/2001. New data were submitted in support of two applications to extend the authorisation of the use of this enzyme preparation to ducks and laying hens. The EFSA has delivered an opinion on the use of this preparation on each of the two animal categories which conclude in both cases that it does not present a risk for them. The assessment shows that the conditions laid down in Article 9e(1) of Directive 70/524/EEC for an authorisation of that preparation for that use are satisfied. Accordingly, the use of that enzyme preparation for ducks and laying hens, as specified in Annex III, should be authorised for four years.

(13)

The assessment of these applications shows that certain procedures should be required to protect workers from exposure to the additives set out in the Annexes. Such protection should be assured by the application of Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (10).

(14)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The preparations belonging to the group ‘Micro-organisms’, as specified in Annex I, are authorised for use without a time limit as additives in animal nutrition under the conditions laid down in that Annex.

Article 2

The preparations belonging to the group ‘Enzymes’, as specified in Annex II, are authorised for use without a time limit as additives in animal nutrition under the conditions laid down in that Annex.

Article 3

The preparations belonging to the group ‘Enzymes’, as specified in Annex III, are authorised for use for four years as additives in animal nutrition under the conditions laid down in that Annex.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 14.12.1970, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1800/2004 (OJ L 317, 16.10.2004, p. 37).

(2)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 378/2005 (OJ L 59, 5.3.2005, p. 8).

(3)  OJ L 191, 7.7.1998, p. 15.

(4)  OJ L 108, 27.4.1999, p. 21.

(5)  OJ L 79, 30.3.2000, p. 26.

(6)  OJ L 295, 4.11.1998, p. 3.

(7)  OJ L 62, 2.3.2001, p. 3.

(8)  OJ L 247, 21.7.2004, p. 8.

(9)  OJ L 159, 22.6.2005, p. 6.

(10)  OJ L 183, 29.6.1989, p. 1. Directive as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX I

EC No

Additive

Chemical formula, description

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

CFU/kg of complete feedingstuff

Micro-organisms

E 1703

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

CNCM I-1079

Preparation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae containing a minimum of:

2 × 1010 CFU/g additive

Sows

1 × 109

6 × 109

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

Without a time limit

E 1712

Pediococcus acidilactici

CNCM MA 18/5M

Preparation of Pediococcus acidilactici containing a minimum of:

1 × 1010 CFU/g additive

Pigs for fattening

1 × 109

1 × 109

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

Without a time limit

E 1713

Enterococcus faecium

CECT 4515

Preparation of Enterococcus faecium containing a minimum of:

1 × 109 CFU/g additive

Piglets (weaned)

1 × 109

1 × 109

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

For use in weaned piglets until approximately 35 kg.

Without a time limit


ANNEX II

EC No

Additive

Chemical formula, description

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Units of activity/kg of complete feedingstuff

Enzymes

E 1636

Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase

EC 3.2.1.6

Preparation of endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase produced by Trichoderma reesei (CBS 526.94) having a minimum activity of:

 

Solid form: 700 000 BU (1)/g

 

Liquid form: 300 000 BU/g

Chickens for fattening

17 500 BU

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life, and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff: 17 500-50 000 BU.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in non-starch polysaccharides (mainly glucans), e.g. containing more than 20 % barley or 30 % rye.

Without a time limit

E 1637

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase

EC 3.2.1.8

 

Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase

EC 3.2.1.6

 

Subtilisin

EC 3.4.21.62

 

Alpha-amylase

EC 3.2.1.1

 

Polygalacturonase

EC 3.2.1.15

Preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105), endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase and alpha-amylase produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (DSM 9553), subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107), polygalacturonase produced by Aspergillus aculeatus (CBS 589.94) having a mimimum activity of:

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 300 U (2)/g

 

Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase: 150 U (3)/g

 

Subtilisin: 4 000 U (4)/g

 

Alpha-amylase: 400 U (5)/g

 

Polygalacturonase: 25 U (6)/g

Chickens for fattening

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase:

300 U

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff:

 

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 300 U

 

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase: 150 U

 

subtilisin: 4 000 U

 

alpha-amylase: 400 U

 

polygalacturonase: 25 U.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in starch and non-starch polysaccharides (mainly arabinoxylans and beta-glucans), e.g. containing more than 40 % maize or 60 % wheat.

Without a time limit

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase:

150 U

subtilisin:

4 000 U

alpha-amylase:

400 U

polygalacturonase:

25 U


(1)  1 BU is the amount of enzyme which liberates 0,06 micromoles of reducing sugars (glucose equivalents) from barley beta-glucan per minute at pH 4,8 and 50 °C.

(2)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing sugars (xylose equivalents) from oat spelt xylan per minute at pH 5,3 and 50 °C.

(3)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing sugars (glucose equivalents) from barley beta-glucan per minute at pH 5,0 and 30 °C.

(4)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 microgram of phenolic compound (tyrosine equivalents) from a casein substrate per minute at pH 7,5 and 40 °C.

(5)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which hydrolyses 1 micromole of glucosidic linkages from a water insoluble cross-linked starch polymer substrate per minute at pH 6,5 and 37 °C.

(6)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing material (galacturonic acid equivalents) from a poly D-galacturonic substrate per minute at pH 5,0 and 40 °C.


ANNEX III

EC No or No

Additive

Chemical formula, description

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Units of activity/kg of complete feedingstuff

Enzymes

5

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase

EC 3.2.1.8

Preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Aspergillus oryzae (DSM 10287) having a minimum activity of:

 

Coated form:

1 000 FXU (1)/g

 

Liquid form:

650 FXU/ml

Pigs for fattening

200 FXU

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life, and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff: 200-400 FXU.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in non-starch polysaccharides (mainly arabinoxylans), e.g. containing more than 50 % cereals (e.g. wheat, barley, rye or triticale).

4.1.2010

Ducks

100 FXU

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life, and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff: 100-200 FXU.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in non-starch polysaccharides (mainly arabinoxylans), e.g. containing more than 50 % cereals (e.g. wheat, barley, rye or triticale).

4.1.2010

37

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase

EC 3.2.1.8

 

Subtilisin

EC 3.4.21.62

Preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105) and subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107) having a minimum activity of:

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 5 000 U (2)/g

 

Subtilisin: 1 600 U (3)/g

Ducks

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase:

2 500 U

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff:

 

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 2 500 U

 

subtilisin: 800 U.

3.

For use in compound feed e.g. containing more than 65 % wheat.

4.1.2010

subtilisin:

800 U

59

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase

EC 3.2.1.8

 

Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase

EC 3.2.1.6

 

Subtilisin

EC 3.4.21.62

 

Alpha-amylase

EC 3.2.1.1

 

Polygalacturonase

EC 3.2.1.15

Preparation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase produced by Trichoderma longibrachiatum (ATCC 2105), endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase and alpha-amylase produced by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (DSM 9553), subtilisin produced by Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 2107), polygalacturonase produced by Aspergillus aculeatus (CBS 589.94) having a mimimum activity of:

 

Endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 300 U (2)/g

 

Endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase: 150 U (4)/g

 

Subtilisin: 4 000 U (3)/g

 

Alpha-amylase: 400 U (5)/g

 

Polygalacturonase: 25 U (6)/g

Ducks

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase:

300 U

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff:

 

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 300 U

 

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase: 150 U

 

subtilisin: 4 000 U

 

alpha-amylase: 400 U

 

polygalacturonase: 25 U.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in starch and non-starch polysaccharides (mainly arabinoxylans and beta-glucans), e.g. containing more than 40 % maize.

4.1.2010

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase:

150 U

subtilisin:

4 000 U

alpha-amylase:

400 U

polygalacturonase:

25 U

Laying hens

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase:

225 U

1.

In the directions for use of the additive and premixture, indicate the storage temperature, storage life and stability to pelleting.

2.

Recommended dose per kg of complete feedingstuff:

 

endo-1,4-beta-xylanase: 225 U

 

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase: 112 U

 

subtilisin: 3 000 U

 

alpha-amylase: 300 U

 

polygalacturonase: 18 U.

3.

For use in compound feed rich in starch and non-starch polysaccharides (mainly arabinoxylans and beta-glucans), e.g. containing more than 40 % maize.

4.1.2010

endo-1,3(4)-beta-glucanase:

112 U

subtilisin:

3 000 U

alpha-amylase:

300 U

polygalac-turonase:

18 U


(1)  1 FXU is the amount of enzyme which liberates 7,8 micromoles of reducing sugars (xylose equivalents) from azo-wheat arabinoxylan per minute at pH 6,0 and 50 °C.

(2)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing sugars (xylose equivalents) from oat spelt xylan per minute at pH 5,3 and 50 °C.

(3)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 microgram of phenolic compound (tyrosine equivalents) from a casein substrate per minute at pH 7,5 and 40 °C.

(4)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing sugars (glucose equivalents) from barley beta-glucan per minute at pH 5,0 and 30 °C.

(5)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which hydrolyses 1 micromole of glucosidic linkages from a water insoluble cross-linked starch polymer substrate per minute at pH 6,5 and 37 °C.

(6)  1 U is the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 micromole of reducing material (galacturonic acid equivalents) from a poly D-galacturonic substrate per minute at pH 5,0 and 40 °C.


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/21


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2037/2005

of 14 December 2005

amending the conditions for authorisation of a feed additive belonging to the group of coccidiostats

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2003 on additives for use in animal nutrition (1) and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The additive lasalocid A sodium (Avatec 15 %) was authorised under certain conditions in accordance with Council Directive 70/524/EEC (2). This additive is currently authorised in the group ‘coccidiostats’ for turkeys by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2430/1999 (3) and chickens reared for laying and chickens for fattening by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1455/2004 (4). This additive has been notified as existing product on the basis of Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 and is subject to the verifications and the procedures in application of that provision.

(2)

The company concerned submitted a new supplementary dossier requesting a modification of existing carrier.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 provides for the possibility to modify the authorisation of an additive further to an opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (the Authority) on whether the authorisation still meets the conditions set out in that Regulation.

(4)

The Commission asked the Authority to evaluate the relevant data supporting the application for the change of authorisation referred to in Regulations (EC) Nos 2430/1999 and 1455/2004 and to advise on the possible harmful effects on safety and efficacy when lasalocid A sodium is used by new carrier. Following this request, the Authority has published on 26 August 2005 an opinion on the use of lasalocid A sodium in feedingstuffs.

(5)

The opinion of the Authority concludes that the use of the new formulation would not be expected to introduce any additional risks or concerns for human, animal and environmental safety and that the new formulation does not adversely influence the stability of lasalocid A sodium.

(6)

A Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for substance concerned has been established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 of 26 June 1990 (5) laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue levels of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin.

(7)

Regulations (EC) Nos 2430/1999 and 1455/2004 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health.

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2430/1999, the entry relating to E 763, lasalocid A sodium, is replaced by the text in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1455/2004 is replaced by Annex II to this Regulation.

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.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 29. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 378/2005 (OJ L 59, 5.3.2005, p. 8).

(2)  OJ L 270, 14.12.1970, p. 1. Directive repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003.

(3)  OJ L 296, 17.11.1999, p. 3.

(4)  OJ L 269, 17.8.2004, p. 14.

(5)  OJ L 224, 18.8.1990, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 712/2005 (OJ L 120, 12.5.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX I

Registration number of additive

Name and registration number of person responsible for putting additive into circulation

Additive

(Trade name)

Composition, chemical formula, description

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Maximum Residue Limits

(MRLs)

mg of active substance/kg of complete feedingstuff

Coccidiostats and histomonostats

E 763

Alpharma (Belgium) BVBA

Lasalocid A sodium 15 g/100 g

(Avatec 15 % cc)

 

Additive composition:

 

Lasalocid A sodium: 15 g/100 g

 

Corn cob meal: 80,95 g/100 g

 

Lecithin: 2 g/100 g

 

Soya oil: 2 g/100 g

 

Ferric oxide: 0,05 g/100 g

 

Active substance:

Lasalocid A sodium, C34H53O8Na,

CAS number: 25999-20-6, sodium salt of 6-[(3R, 4S, 5S, 7R)-7-[(2S, 3S, 5S)-5-ethyl-5-[(2R, 5R, 6S)-5-ethyl-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran2-yl]-tetrahydro-3-methyl-2-furyl]-4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethyl-6-oxononyl]-2,3-cresotic acid, produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis subsp. lasaliensis (ATCC 31180)

Related impurities:

Lasalocid sodium B-E: ≤ 10 %

Turkeys

12 weeks

90

125

Use prohibited at least five days before slaughter. Indicate in the instructions for use:

 

‘Dangerous for equine species’

 

‘This feedingstuff contains an ionophore: simultaneous use with certain medicinal substances can be contraindicated’.

30.9.2009

Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90

Lasalocid A sodium 15 g/100 g

(Avatec 150 G)

 

Additive composition:

 

Lasalocid A sodium: 15 g/100 g

 

Calcium sulphate dihydrate: 80,9 g/100 g

 

Calcium lignosulphonate 4 g/100 g

 

Ferric oxide: 0,1 g/100 g

 

Active substance:

Lasalocid A sodium, C34H53O8Na,

CAS number: 25999-20-6, sodium salt of 6-[(3R, 4S, 5S, 7R)-7-[(2S, 3S, 5S)-5-ethyl-5-[(2R, 5R, 6S)-5-ethyl-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran2-yl]-tetrahydro-3-methyl-2-furyl]-4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethyl-6-oxononyl]-2,3-cresotic acid, produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis subsp. lasaliensis (ATCC 31180)

Related impurities:

Lasalocid sodium B-E: ≤ 10 %

Turkeys

12 weeks

90

125

Use prohibited at least five days before slaughter. Indicate in the instructions for use:

 

‘Dangerous for equine species’

 

‘This feedingstuff contains an ionophore: simultaneous use with certain medicinal substances can be contraindicated’.

30.9.2009

Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90


ANNEX II

Registration number of additive

Name and registration number of person responsible for putting additive into circulation

Additive

(Trade name)

Composition, chemical formula, description

Species or category of animal

Maximum age

Minimum content

Maximum content

Other provisions

End of period of authorisation

Maximum Residue Limits

(MRLs)

mg of active substance/kg of complete feedingstuff

Coccidiostats and histomonostats

E 763

Alpharma (Belgium) BVBA

Lasalocid A sodium 15 g/100 g

(Avatec 15 % cc)

 

Additive composition:

 

Lasalocid A sodium: 15 g/100 g

 

Corn cob meal: 80,95 g/100 g

 

Lecithin: 2 g/100 g

 

Soya oil: 2 g/100 g

 

Ferric oxide: 0,05 g/100 g

 

Active substance:

Lasalocid A sodium, C34H53O8Na,

CAS number: 25999-20-6, sodium salt of 6-[(3R, 4S, 5S, 7R)-7-[(2S, 3S, 5S)-5-ethyl-5-[(2R, 5R, 6S)-5-ethyl-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran2-yl]-tetrahydro-3-methyl-2-furyl]-4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethyl-6-oxononyl]-2,3-cresotic acid, produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis subsp. lasaliensis (ATCC 31180)

Related impurities:

Lasalocid sodium B-E: ≤ 10 %

Chickens for fattening

75

125

Use prohibited at least five days before slaughter. Indicate in the instructions for use:

 

‘Dangerous for equine species’

 

‘This feedingstuff contains an ionophore: simultaneous use with certain medicinal substances can be contra-indicated’.

20.8.2014

Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90

Chickens reared for laying

16 weeks

75

125

20.8.2014

Lasalocid A sodium 15 g/100 g

(Avatec 150 G)

 

Additive composition:

 

Lasalocid A sodium: 15 g/100 g

 

Calcium sulphate dihydrate: 80,9 g/100 g

 

Calcium lignosulphonate 4 g/100 g

 

Ferric oxide: 0,1 g/100 g

 

Active substance:

Lasalocid A sodium, C34H53O8Na,

CAS number: 25999-20-6, sodium salt of 6-[(3R, 4S, 5S, 7R)-7-[(2S, 3S, 5S)-5-ethyl-5-[(2R, 5R, 6S)-5-ethyl-5-hydroxy-6-methyltetrahydro-2H-pyran2-yl]-tetrahydro-3-methyl-2-furyl]-4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethyl-6-oxononyl]-2,3-cresotic acid, produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis subsp. lasaliensis (ATCC 31180)

Related impurities:

Lasalocid sodium B-E: ≤ 10 %

Chickens for fattening

75

125

Use prohibited at least five days before slaughter. Indicate in the instructions for use:

 

‘Dangerous for equine species’

 

‘This feedingstuff contains an ionophore: simultaneous use with certain medicinal substances can be contra-indicated’.

20.8.2014

Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90

Chickens reared for laying

16 weeks

75

125

20.8.2014


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/27


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2038/2005

of 14 December 2005

laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2006 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 of 7 March 1994 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Community import rules (1), and in particular Article 17(3) and (6) and Article 21(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 517/94 established quantitative restrictions on imports of certain textile products originating in certain third countries to be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

(2)

Under that Regulation it is possible, in certain circumstances, to use other allocation methods, to divide quotas into tranches, or to reserve a proportion of a specific quantitative limit exclusively for applications which are supported by evidence of the results of past import performance.

(3)

Rules for management of the quotas established for 2006 should be adopted before the quota year begins so that the continuity of trade flows is not affected unduly.

(4)

The measures adopted in previous years, such as those in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2171/2004 of 17 December 2004 laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2005 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 (2), proved to be satisfactory and it is therefore appropriate to adopt similar rules for 2006.

(5)

In order to satisfy the greatest possible number of operators it is appropriate to make the ‘first come, first served’ allocation method more flexible by placing a ceiling on the quantities which can be allocated to each operator by that method.

(6)

To guarantee a degree of continuity in trade and efficient quota administration, operators should be allowed to make their initial import authorisation application for 2006 equivalent to the quantity which they imported in 2005.

(7)

To achieve optimum use of the quantities, an operator who has used up at least one half of the amount already authorised should be permitted to apply for a further amount, provided that quantities are available in the quotas.

(8)

For the sake of sound administration, import authorisations should be valid for nine months from the date of issue but only until the end of the year at the latest. Member States should issue licences only after being notified by the Commission that quantities are available and only if an operator can prove the existence of a contract and can certify, in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary, that he has not already been allocated a Community import authorisation under this Regulation for the categories and countries concerned. The competent national authorities should, however, be authorised, in response to importers' applications, to extend by three months and up to 31 March 2007 licences of which at least one half has been used by the application date.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Textile Committee established by Article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 517/94,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The purpose of this Regulation is to lay down rules on the management of quantitative quotas for imports of certain textile products set out in Annexes IIIB and IV to Regulation (EC) No 517/94 for the year 2006.

Article 2

The quotas referred to in Article 1 shall be allocated according to the chronological order of receipt by the Commission of Member States' notifications of applications from individual operators, for amounts not exceeding the maximum quantities per operator set out in Annex I.

The maximum quantities shall not, however, apply to operators able to prove to the competent national authorities, when making their first application for 2006, that, in respect of given categories and given third countries, they imported more than the maximum quantities specified for each category pursuant to import licences granted to them for 2005.

In the case of such operators, the competent authorities may authorise imports not exceeding the quantities imported in 2005 from given third countries and in given categories, provided that enough quota capacity is available.

Article 3

Any importer who has already used up 50 % or more of the amount allocated to him under this Regulation may make a further application, in respect of the same category and country of origin, for amounts not exceeding the maximum quantities laid down in Annex I.

Article 4

1.   The competent national authorities listed in Annex II may, from 10 a.m. on 4 January 2006, notify the Commission of the amounts covered by requests for import authorisations.

The time fixed in the first subparagraph shall be understood as Brussels time.

2.   The competent national authorities shall issue authorisations only after being notified by the Commission pursuant to Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 517/94 that quantities are available for importation.

They shall issue authorisations only if an operator:

(a)

proves the existence of a contract relating to the provision of the goods and,

(b)

certifies in writing that, in respect of the categories and countries concerned:

(i)

he has not already been allocated an authorisation under this Regulation, or

(ii)

he has been allocated an authorisation under this Regulation but has used up at least 50 % of it.

3.   Import authorisations shall be valid for nine months from the date of issue, but until 31 December 2006 at the latest.

The competent national authorities may, however, at the importer's request, grant a three-month extension for authorisations which are at least 50 % used up at the time of the request. Such extension shall in no circumstances expire later than 31 March 2007.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Peter MANDELSON

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 67, 10.3.1994, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 931/2005 (OJ L 162, 23.6.2005, p. 37).

(2)  OJ L 371, 18.12.2004, p. 20.


ANNEX I

Maximum amounts referred to in Articles 2 and 3

Country concerned

Category

Unit

Maximum amount

North Korea

1

Kilograms

10 000

2

Kilograms

10 000

3

Kilograms

10 000

4

Pieces

10 000

5

Pieces

10 000

6

Pieces

10 000

7

Pieces

10 000

8

Pieces

10 000

9

Kilograms

10 000

12

Pairs

10 000

13

Pieces

10 000

14

Pieces

10 000

15

Pieces

10 000

16

Pieces

10 000

17

Pieces

10 000

18

Kilograms

10 000

19

Pieces

10 000

20

Kilograms

10 000

21

Pieces

10 000

24

Pieces

10 000

26

Pieces

10 000

27

Pieces

10 000

28

Pieces

10 000

29

Pieces

10 000

31

Pieces

10 000

36

Kilograms

10 000

37

Kilograms

10 000

39

Kilograms

10 000

59

Kilograms

10 000

61

Kilograms

10 000

68

Kilograms

10 000

69

Pieces

10 000

70

Pieces

10 000

73

Pieces

10 000

74

Pieces

10 000

75

Pieces

10 000

76

Kilograms

10 000

77

Kilograms

5 000

78

Kilograms

5 000

83

Kilograms

10 000

87

Kilograms

10 000

109

Kilograms

10 000

117

Kilograms

10 000

118

Kilograms

10 000

142

Kilograms

10 000

151A

Kilograms

10 000

151B

Kilograms

10 000

161

Kilograms

10 000

Republic of Montenegro, Kosovo (1)

1

Kilograms

20 000

2

Kilograms

20 000

2a

Kilograms

10 000

3

Kilograms

10 000

5

Pieces

10 000

6

Pieces

10 000

7

Pieces

10 000

8

Pieces

10 000

9

Kilograms

10 000

15

Pieces

10 000

16

Pieces

10 000

67

Kilograms

10 000


(1)  As defined by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999.


ANNEX II

List of licensing offices referred to in Article 4

1.

Belgium

Federale Overheidsdienst Economie

Algemene Directie Economisch Potentieel

Dienst Vergunningen

Leuvenseweg 44

B-1040 Brussel

Tel. (32-2) 548 64 69

Fax (32-2) 548 65 70

Service public fédéral Économie

Direction générale du potentiel économique

Service des licences

Rue de Louvain 44

B-1000 Bruxelles

Tél. (32 2) 548 64 69

Fax (32 2) 548 65 70

2.

Cyprus

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Trade Department

6 Andrea Araouzou Str.

CY-1421 Nicosia

Tel.: (357-2) 867100

Fax: (357-2) 375120

3.

Czech Republic

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Licenční správa

Na Františku 32

CZ-110 15 Praha 1

Tel: (420-2) 24 90 71 11

Fax: (420-2) 24 21 21 33

4.

Denmark

Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen

Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet

Vejlsøvej 29

DK-8600 Silkeborg

Tel.: (45) 35 46 64 30

Fax: (45) 35 46 64 01

5.

Germany

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Str. 29—35

D-65760 Eschborn

Tel.: (49 61 96) 9 08-0

Fax: (49 61 96) 9 42 26

6.

Greece

Υπουργείο Οικονομίας & Οικονομικών

Γενική Διεύθυνση Σχεδιασμού & Διαχείρισης Πολιτικής

Διεύθυνση Διεθνών Οικονομικών Ροών

Κορνάρου 1

GR-105 63 Αθήνα

Τηλ.: (30) 210 328 60 31-5

Φαξ: (30) 210 328 60 94

7.

Spain

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Secretaría General de Comercio Exterior

Paseo de la Castellana no 162

E-28046 Madrid

Tel.: (34 91) 349 38 17, 349 37 48

Fax: (34 91) 563 18 23, 349 38 31

8.

Estonia

Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium

Harju 11

15072 Tallinn

Estonia

Tel.: (372) 6256 400

Fax: (372) 6313 660

9.

France

Ministère de l'économie, des finances et de l'industrie

Direction générale des entreprises

Service des industries manufacturières et de la poste (SIMAP)

Bureau «Textile-Importations»

Le Bervil, 12 rue Villiot

F-75572 Paris Cedex 12

Tél. (33-1) 53 44 96 60

Fax (33-1) 53 44 91 81

10.

Hungary

Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedélyezési Hivatal

H-1024 Budapest

Margit krt. 85.

Postafiók: 1537 Budapest, Pf. 345.

Tel: (36-1) 336 73 00

Fax: (36-1) 336 73 02

11.

Ireland

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Internal Market

Kildare Street

Dublin 2

Ireland

Tel.: (353-1) 631 21 21

Fax: (353-1) 631 28 26

12.

Italy

Ministero del Commercio con l'estero

Direzione generale per la Politica commerciale e per la gestione del regime degli scambi

DIV. III

Viale America, 341

I-00144 Roma

Tel. (39 6) 59 64 75 17, 59 93 22 02/22 15

Fax (39 6) 59 93 22 35/22 63

Telex (39 6) 59 64 75 31

13.

Latvia

Ekonomikas ministrija

Brīvības iela 55

LV-1519 Rīga

tel: (371) 701 30 06

fax: (371) 728 08 82

14.

Lithuania

Lietuvos Respublikos ūkio ministerija

Gedimino pr. 38/2

LT-01104 Vilnius

Tel.: (370) 5 262 87 50; (370) 5 261 94 88

faksas (370) 5 262 39 74

15.

Luxembourg

Ministère des affaires étrangères

Office des licences

Boîte postale 113

L-2011 Luxembourg

Tél. (352) 47 82 371

Fax (352) 46 61 38

16.

Malta

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

Trade Services Directorate, Commerce Division

Lascaris

Valletta CMR02 Malta

tel: 00 356 21 246 800

fax: 00 356 21 251 515

17.

Netherlands

Belastingdienst/Douane

Centrale dienst voor in- en uitvoer

Engelse Kamp 2

Postbus 30003

9700 RD Groningen

Nederland

Tel. (31-50) 523 91 11

Fax (31-50) 523 22 10

18.

Poland

Ministerstwo Gospodarki

Pl. Trzech Krzyży 3/5

00-950 Warszawa

tel.: 0048/22/693 55 53

fax: 0048/22/693 40 21

19.

Portugal

Ministério das Finanças

Direcção Geral das Alfândegas e dos Impostos Especiais sobre o Consumo

Rua Terreiro do Trigo

Edifício da Alfândega

PT-1149-060 LISBOA

Tel.: (351-1) 218 814 263

Fax: (351-1) 218 814 261

E-mail: dsl@dgaiec.min-financas.pt

20.

Slovakia

Ministerstvo hospodárstva SR

Odbor licencií

Mierová 19

827 15 Bratislava

Slovenská republika

Tel.: 00 421 2 48 54 20 21/00 421 2 48 54 71 19

Fax: 00 421 2 43 42 39 19

21.

Slovenia

Ministrstvo za finance

Carinska uprava Republike Slovenije

Carinski urad Jesenice

Center za TARIC in kvote

Spodnji Plavž 6c

SI-4270 Jesenice

Tel. (386-4) 297 44 70

Faks (386-4) 297 44 72

E-pošta: taric.cuje@gov.si

22.

United Kingdom

Department of Trade and Industry

Import Licensing Branch

Queensway House

West Precinct

Billingham TS23 2NF

United Kingdom

Tel.: (44-1642) 36 43 33/36 43 34

Fax: (44-1642) 53 35 57

23.

Austria

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit

Aussenwirtschaftsadministration

Abteilung C2/2

Stubenring 1

A-1011 Wien

Tel.: (43 1) 71100-0

Fax: (43 1) 71100-8386

24.

Sweden

National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)

Box 6803

S-113 86 Stockholm

Tel (46 8) 690 48 00

Fax (46 8) 30 67 59

25.

Finland

Tullihallitus

Erottajankatu 2

FIN-00101 Helsinki

Tel.: (358-9) 61 41

Fax: (358-20) 492 28 52


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/33


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2039/2005

of 14 December 2005

amending Regulation (EC) No 1238/95 establishing implementing rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) 2100/94 as regards the fees payable to the Community Plant Variety Office

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994 on Community plant variety rights (1), and in particular Article 113 thereof,

After consulting the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1238/95 of 31 May 1995 establishing implementing rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 as regards the fees payable to the Community Plant Variety Office (2) sets out fees payable to the Community Plant Variety Office (the Office), and the levels of such fees.

(2)

The financial reserve of the Office has reached a level which exceeds the level necessary to safeguard the continuity of its operations. For this reason, the level of the annual fee and the fees related to technical examinations were decreased during a transitional period.

(3)

As regards the annual fee, the transitional period during which the level of this fee was decreased was already prolonged until the end of 2007. As regards the fees for technical examinations, the transitional period during which the level of these fees was decreased was prolonged until the end of 2006.

(4)

It is however foreseen that despite the measures taken in order to decrease the financial reserve of the Office, the level of the reserve will not decrease to an appropriate level in the short term. The level of the annual fee should therefore be further decreased. Therefore, Regulation (EC) No 1238/95 should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Community Plant Variety Rights,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Article 9(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1238/95 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The office shall charge a holder of a Community plant variety right (hereinafter referred to as the holder) a fee for each year of the duration of a Community plant variety right (hereinafter referred to as annual fee) of EUR 300 for the years 2003 to 2005 and of EUR 200 for the year 2006 and the following years. Where a person paid a fee of EUR 300 for the year 2006, the office shall refund the difference of EUR 100 to that person.’

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 227, 1.9.1994, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 873/2004 (OJ L 162, 30.4.2004, p. 38).

(2)  OJ L 121, 1.6.1995, p. 31. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1177/2005 (OJ L 189, 21.7.2005, p. 26).


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/34


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2040/2005

of 14 December 2005

laying down rules of application in the pigmeat sector for the import arrangements provided for in the Europe Agreements with Bulgaria and Romania

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2759/75 of 29 October 1975 on the common organisation of the market in pigmeat (1), and in particular Article 8(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Protocols approved by Council Decision 2003/286/EC of 8 April 2003 concerning the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions (2) and Council Decision 2003/18/EC of 19 December 2002 on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Romania, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions (3), provide for concessions for certain pigmeat products imported under the tariff quotas opened in accordance with those Agreements.

(2)

Council and Commission Decision 2005/430/EC, Euratom of 18 April 2005 on the conclusion of the Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (4), and Council and Commission Decision 2005/431/EC, Euratom of 25 April 2005 on the conclusion of the Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Romania, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (5), provide for additional concessions as regards pigmeat products.

(3)

The arrangements should be managed by means of import licences, and detailed rules on the submission of applications and the particulars which are to appear on applications and licences should be defined, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 of 9 June 2000 laying down common detailed rules for the application of the system of import and export licences and advance fixing certificates for agricultural products (6).

(4)

Licences should be issued after a period of consideration and should be subject, where applicable, to a uniform percentage reduction.

(5)

In order to ensure proper management of the quantities, the expiry date for licences should be set at the end of each quota year.

(6)

In order to ensure efficient management of the arrangements, the amount of the security for import licences under those arrangements should be fixed. In view of the risk of speculation inherent in the arrangements in the pigmeat sector, traders' access to the arrangements should be subject to compliance with specific conditions.

(7)

In order to guarantee proper management of the arrangements, Member States should provide the Commission with precise information on the quantities actually imported. For reasons of clarity, a single form is to be used for the transmission of information on quantities between the Member States and the Commission.

(8)

In order to guarantee a smooth transition to the new arrangements and, in particular, ensure that products falling under serial numbers 09.4752 and 09.4756 which are imported under licences as from 1 July 2005 in the context of the additional Protocols benefit from the lowering of customs duty to 0 %, provision should be made for refunding the amounts paid in excess, in accordance with the conditions laid down in Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (7) and by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (8).

(9)

Following the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 of 29 September 1997 laying down rules of application in the pigmeat sector for the arrangements covered by the Europe Agreements with Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Romania, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Hungary (9) now relate to only Bulgaria and Romania. It is necessary, therefore, to repeal Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 and adopt a new Regulation laying down detailed rules for applying the trade aspects of the Europe Agreements with those two countries in the pigmeat sector.

(10)

The annual quantities to be imported are set for periods beginning on 1 July.

(11)

The Additional Protocols to the Europe Agreements with Bulgaria and Romania are to enter into force on the first day of the month following that in which the last instrument of approval is lodged.

(12)

For Bulgaria, the date of entry into force of the Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement is 1 July 2005. Provision should therefore be made for this Regulation to apply to Bulgaria from that date.

(13)

For Romania, the date of entry into force of the Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement is 1 August 2005. Provision should therefore be made for this Regulation to apply to Romania from that date.

(14)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Pigmeat.

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Import licences shall be presented for imports into the Community from Bulgaria or Romania of products falling under serial numbers 09.4671, 09.4752 and 09.4756, as referred to in Annex I hereto, under the arrangements laid down by Decisions 2003/286/EC and 2005/430/EC and by Decisions 2003/18/EC and 2005/431/EC.

The annual quantities of products eligible for the arrangements and the reduced rate of customs duty established by the Common Customs Tariff are laid down in Annex I for each tariff quota with a serial number appearing in that Annex.

Article 2

The annual quantities referred to in Article 1 shall be spread over four periods as follows:

(a)

25 % from 1 July to 30 September,

(b)

25 % from 1 October to 31 December,

(c)

25 % from 1 January to 31 March,

(d)

25 % from 1 April to 30 June.

Article 3

1.   Applications for import licences may be presented only by natural or legal persons who, at the time of lodging the application, are able to prove to the satisfaction of the competent authorities of the Member States that they have been engaged in trade in pigmeat with third countries for at least twelve months.

However, retail or catering establishments selling their products to the final consumer shall be ineligible for the arrangements referred to in Article 1.

2.   Licence applications shall mention only one of the serial numbers referred to in Annex I.

Licence applications may cover several products falling under different Combined Nomenclature codes and originating in a single country. In such cases, all the Combined Nomenclature codes and the relevant descriptions shall be entered in boxes 16 and 15 of the application respectively.

Licence applications shall be for a minimum of 1 tonne and a maximum of 25% of the quantity available under the serial number concerned during one of the quarters referred to in Article 2.

3.   Box 8 of the licence application and the licence shall show the country of origin. Licences are valid only for imports of products originating in that country.

4.   Box 20 of the licence application and the licence shall contain one of the references appearing in Annex II.

5.   Box 24 of the licence shall contain one of the references appearing in Annex III.

Article 4

1.   Licence applications may be lodged only in the first seven days of the month preceding each period referred to in Article 2.

2.   Licence applications shall be admissible only if applicants declare in writing that they have not lodged and will not lodge, for the relevant period as referred to in Article 2, other applications for products falling under the same serial number in the Member State where the application is lodged or in another Member State. If applicants lodge more than one application for products coming under the same serial number, none of their applications shall be admissible.

3.   Member States shall notify the Commission, on the third working day following the end of the period for lodging applications, of the applications lodged for each of the products falling under the serial numbers in question. Such notification shall include a list of the applicants and a summary of the quantities for each serial number.

Notifications shall be made by electronic mail or fax in accordance with the specimen in Annex IV if no applications have been lodged, or in accordance with the specimens in Annexes IV and V if applications have been lodged.

Article 5

1.   The Commission shall decide as soon as possible to what extent the licence applications can be granted.

If the quantities in respect of which licences have been requested exceed those available, the Commission shall set a single acceptance percentage for the quantities requested.

If the overall quantity for which applications have been submitted is less than the quantity available, the Commission shall calculate the residual quantity, which shall be added to the quantity available for the following period specified in Article 2.

2.   Licences shall be issued as soon as possible after the Commission has taken a decision in accordance with paragraph 1.

3.   The licences issued shall be valid throughout the Community.

Article 6

Member States shall notify the Commission, before the end of the fourth month following each annual period referred to in Annex I, of the quantities actually imported under this Regulation during the period in question.

Notifications, including those indicating that no imports have taken place, shall be made in accordance with the specimen in Annex VI.

Article 7

1.   For the purposes of Article 23(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000, import licences shall be valid for 150 days from their actual date of issue.

They shall however expire on 30 June of the year in which they were issued.

2.   Import licences issued under this Regulation shall not be transferable.

Article 8

Security of EUR 20 per 100 kilograms shall be lodged against applications for import licences.

Article 9

The provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 shall be applicable except as otherwise provided by this Regulation.

By way of derogation from Article 8(4) of Regulation (EC) 1291/2000, quantities imported under this Regulation shall not exceed the amount indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of the import licence. To that end ‘0’ shall be entered in box 19 of the licence.

Article 10

The rules of origin applicable to imports under this Regulation shall be those provided for in Protocol 4 of the Europe Agreement with Bulgaria and in Protocol 4 of the Europe Agreement with Romania.

Article 11

The duties exceeding the amount legally due booked to account since 1 July 2005 shall be reimbursed or returned.

To this end interested parties are hereby invited to lodge applications in accordance with Article 236 of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code and with the relevant implementing provisions contained in Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 12

Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 is hereby repealed as from 1 July 2005.

It shall, however, continue to apply to imports from Romania until 31 July 2005.

Licences issued under Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 for use during the periods from 1 July to 30 September 2005, from 1 October to 31 December 2005 and from 1 January to 31 March 2006 shall be valid for the same periods under this Regulation.

Quantities which are provided for the periods from 1 July to 30 September 2005, from 1 October to 31 December 2005 and from 1 January to 31 March 2006 under this Regulation and were not allocated under Regulation (EC) No 1898/97 shall be added to the quantity available for the period from 1 April to 30 June 2006.

Article 13

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

It shall apply to imports from Bulgaria as from 1 July 2005.

It shall apply to imports from Romania as from 1 August 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 282, 1.11.1975, p. 1. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 102, 24.4.2003, p. 60.

(3)  OJ L 8, 14.1.2003, p. 18.

(4)  OJ L 155, 17.6.2005, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 155, 17.6.2005, p. 26.

(6)  OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1856/2005 (OJ L 297, 15.11.2005, p. 7).

(7)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 648/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 117, 4.5.2005, p. 13).

(8)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 883/2005 (OJ L 148, 11.6.2005, p. 5).

(9)  OJ L 267, 30.9.1997, p. 58. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1467/2003 (OJ L 210, 20.8.2003, p. 11).


ANNEX I

A.   PRODUCTS ORIGINATING IN BULGARIA

Serial No

CN Code

Description (1)

Duty applicable

(% of MFN)

Annual quantity from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2006

(tonnes)

Annual increase as from 1.7.2006

(tonnes)

Specific provisions

09.4671

ex 0203

Meat of domestic swine, fresh, chilled or frozen

Exemption

4 400

500

 (2)  (3)

0210 11

0210 12

0210 19

Meat of swine, salted or in brine, dried or smoked

1601 00

Sausages and similar products

1602 41

1602 42

1602 49

Prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood of swine


B.   PRODUCTS ORIGINATING IN ROMANIA

Serial No

CN Code

Description (1)

Duty applicable

(% of MFN)

Annual quantity from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2006

(tonnes)

Annual increase as from 1.7.2006

(tonnes)

Specific provisions

09.4752

1602 41 10

1602 42 10

1602 49 11

1602 49 13

1602 49 15

1602 49 19

1602 49 30

1602 49 50

Preserved meat of domestic swine

Exemption

2 125

0

 

09.4756

ex 0203

Meat of domestic swine, fresh, chilled or frozen

Exemption

15 625

0

 (3)

0210 11

0210 12

0210 19

Meat of swine, salted or in brine, dried or smoked


(1)  By way of derogation from the rules on the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording of the description of the products shall be considered as having no more than indicative value, the preferential scheme being determined, within the context of this Annex, by the coverage of the CN code. Where ex CN codes are indicated, the preferential scheme shall be determined by application to the CN code and corresponding description taken together.

(2)  This concession shall apply only to products not benefiting from any kind of export subsidy.

(3)  Excluding tenderloin presented alone.


ANNEX II

Entries referred to in Article 3(4)

:

In Spanish

:

Reglamento (CE) no 2040/2005

:

In Czech

:

Nařízení (ES) č. 2040/2005

:

In Danish

:

Forordning (EF) nr. 2040/2005

:

In German

:

Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2040/2005

:

In Estonian

:

Määrus (EÜ) nr 2040/2005

:

In Greek

:

Κανονισμός (ΕΚ) αριθ. 2040/2005

:

In English

:

Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005

:

In French

:

Règlement (CE) no 2040/2005

:

In Italian

:

Regolamento (CE) n. 2040/2005

:

In Latvian

:

Regula (EK) Nr. 2040/2005

:

In Lithuanian

:

Reglamentas (EB) Nr. 2040/2005

:

In Hungarian

:

2040/2005/EK rendelet

:

In Maltese

:

Regolament (KE) Nru 2040/2005

:

In Dutch

:

Verordening (EG) nr. 2040/2005

:

In Polish

:

Rozporządzenie (WE) nr 2040/2005

:

In Portuguese

:

Regulamento (CE) n.o 2040/2005

:

In Slovak

:

Nariadenie (ES) č. 2040/2005

:

In Slovene

:

Uredba (ES) št. 2040/2005

:

In Finnish

:

Asetus (EY) N:o 2040/2005

:

In Swedish

:

Förordning (EG) nr 2040/2005


ANNEX III

Entries referred to in Article 3(5)

:

In Spanish

:

Reducción del derecho de aduana en virtud del Reglamento (CE) no 2040/2005

:

In Czech

:

Snížení cla stanovené nařízením (ES) č. 2040/2005

:

In Danish

:

Nedsættelse af importafgiften jf. forordning (EF) nr. 2040/2005

:

In German

:

Ermäßigung des Zollsatzes nach dem GZT gemäß Verordnung (EG) Nr. 2040/2005

:

In Estonian

:

Tollimaksu vähendamine vasatavalt määrusele (EÜ) nr 2040/2005

:

In Greek

:

Μείωση του δασμού όπως προβλέπεται στον κανονισμό (ΕΚ) αριθ. 2040/2005

:

In English

:

Customs duty reduction as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005

:

In French

:

Réduction du droit de douane comme prévu au règlement (CE) no 2040/2005

:

In Italian

:

Riduzione del dazio doganale a norma del regolamento (CE) n. 2040/2005

:

In Latvian

:

Regulā (EK) Nr. 2040/2005 paredzētais muitas nodokļa pazeminājums

:

In Lithuanian

:

Reglamente (EB) Nr. 2040/2005 numatytas muito sumažinimas

:

In Hungarian

:

Csökkentett vám az 2040/2005/EK rendeletnek megfelelően

:

In Maltese

:

Tnaqqis tad-dazju tad-Dwana kif ipprovdut fir-Regolament (KE) Nru 2040/2005

:

In Dutch

:

Douanerecht verlaagd overeenkomstig Verordening (EG) nr. 2040/2005

:

In Polish

:

Obniżka cła przewidziana w rozporządzeniu (WE) nr 2040/2005

:

In Portuguese

:

Redução do direito aduaneiro conforme previsto no Regulamento (CE) n.o 2040/2005

:

In Slovak

:

Zníženie cla v zmysle nariadenia (ES) č. 2040/2005

:

In Slovene

:

Znižanje carin, kakor je predvideno v Uredbi (ES) št. 2040/2005

:

In Finnish

:

Tullialennus, josta on säädetty asetuksessa (EY) N:o 2040/2005

:

In Swedish

:

Nedsättning av tullavgiften enligt förordning (EG) nr 2040/2005


ANNEX IV

Application of Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Addressee: DG AGRI/D/2 — e-mail: AGRI-IMP-PORK@cec.eu.int or fax: +32 2 2921739

Import licence application

Date

Period

Member State:

Consignor:

Contact person:

Telephone:

Fax:


Serial No

Quantity requested

09.4671

 

09.4752

 

09.4756

 


ANNEX V

Application of Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Addressee: DG AGRI/D/2 — e-mail: AGRI-IMP-PORK@cec.eu.int or fax: +32 2 292 17 39

Import licence application

Date

Period

Member State:


(tonnes)

Serial No

CN Code

Applicant

(name and address)

Quantity

Country of origin

09.4671

 

 

 

 

Total

 


(tonnes)

Serial No

CN Code

Applicant

(name and address)

Quantity

Country of origin

09.4752

 

 

 

 

Total

 


(tonnes)

Serial No

CN Code

Applicant

(name and address)

Quantity

Country of origin

09.4756

 

 

 

 

Total

 


ANNEX VI

Notification of quantities actually imported

 

Member State: …

 

Application of second paragraph of Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2040/2005

 

Quantities of products actually imported: …

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Addressee: DG AGRI/D/2 — e-mail: AGRI-IMP-PORK@cec.eu.int or fax: +32 2 2921739

Serial No

Quantity actually imported

Country of origin

 

 

 


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/44


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2041/2005

of 14 December 2005

laying down, for the 2005/06 marketing year, the revised production estimate for unginned cotton and the resulting new provisional reduction in the guide price

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to the Act of Accession of Greece, and in particular Protocol 4 on cotton (1),

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1051/2001 of 22 May 2001 on production aid for cotton (2), and in particular the second indent of Article 19(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 16(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1591/2001 of 2 August 2001 laying down detailed rules for applying the cotton aid scheme (3) provides that the revised production estimate for unginned cotton referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 14(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1051/2001 and the resulting new provisional reduction in the guide price are to be established before 1 December of the marketing year concerned.

(2)

Article 19(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1051/2001 provides that the revised production estimate is to be established taking account of the progress of the harvest. That revised estimate should therefore be fixed on the basis of data available for the 2005/06 marketing year.

(3)

The second subparagraph of Article 14(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1051/2001 provides that from 16 December following the start of the marketing year, the amount of the advance is to be determined based on the revised production estimate, plus at least 7,5 %. In view of the most recent figures on quantities placed in supervised storage notified by the Member States in accordance with Article 15(4)(c)(i) of Regulation (EC) No 1591/2001 and of uncertainty about the situation with regard to Greek production, as a safety margin, a percentage increase of 12,5 % for Greece and 7,5 % for Spain and Portugal should be applied for the 2005/06 marketing year.

(4)

The new provisional reduction in the guide price must be calculated in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1051/2001, but replacing actual production by the revised production estimate increased as above.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Natural Fibres,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For the 2005/06 marketing year, the revised production estimate for unginned cotton is hereby set at:

1 100 000 tonnes for Greece,

335 780 tonnes for Spain,

611 tonnes for Portugal.

2.   For the 2005/06 marketing year, the new provisional reduction in the guide price shall be:

EUR 39,650/100 kg for Greece,

EUR 23,918/100 kg for Spain,

EUR 0/100 kg for Portugal.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  Protocol as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1050/2001 (OJ L 148, 1.6.2001, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 148, 1.6.2001, p. 3.

(3)  OJ L 210, 3.8.2001, p. 10. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1486/2002 (OJ L 223, 20.8.2002, p. 3).


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/46


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2042/2005

of 13 December 2005

establishing unit values for the determination of the customs value of certain perishable goods

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 (2) laying down provisions for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92, and in particular Article 173(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Articles 173 to 177 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 provide that the Commission shall periodically establish unit values for the products referred to in the classification in Annex 26 to that Regulation.

(2)

The result of applying the rules and criteria laid down in the abovementioned Articles to the elements communicated to the Commission in accordance with Article 173(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 is that unit values set out in the Annex to this Regulation should be established in regard to the products in question,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The unit values provided for in Article 173(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 are hereby established as set out in the table in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 16 December 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 December 2005.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 648/2005 (OJ L 117, 4.5.2005, p. 13).

(2)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 883/2005 (OJ L 148, 11.6.2005, p. 5).


ANNEX

Code

Description

Amount of unit values per 100 kg

Species, varieties, CN code

EUR

LTL

SEK

CYP

LVL

GBP

CZK

MTL

DKK

PLN

EEK

SIT

HUF

SKK

1.10

New potatoes

0701 90 50

 

 

 

 

1.30

Onions (other than seed)

0703 10 19

23,69

13,58

687,91

176,48

370,67

6 066,30

81,80

16,53

10,17

91,37

5 673,99

900,84

223,22

15,95

 

 

 

 

1.40

Garlic

0703 20 00

138,34

79,31

4 017,14

1 030,57

2 164,56

35 424,93

477,66

96,53

59,39

533,57

33 134,01

5 260,55

1 303,50

93,13

 

 

 

 

1.50

Leeks

ex 0703 90 00

70,37

40,34

2 043,40

524,22

1 101,05

18 019,65

242,97

49,10

30,21

271,41

16 854,32

2 675,89

663,05

47,37

 

 

 

 

1.60

Cauliflowers

0704 10 00

1.80

White cabbages and red cabbages

0704 90 10

52,48

30,09

1 523,91

390,95

821,13

13 438,55

181,20

36,62

22,53

202,41

12 569,48

1 995,60

494,49

35,33

 

 

 

 

1.90

Sprouting broccoli or calabrese (Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef var. italica Plenck)

ex 0704 90 90

 

 

 

 

1.100

Chinese cabbage

ex 0704 90 90

104,01

59,63

3 020,24

774,82

1 627,40

26 633,84

359,13

72,58

44,65

401,16

24 911,44

3 955,08

980,02

70,02

 

 

 

 

1.110

Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce)

0705 11 00

1.130

Carrots

ex 0706 10 00

30,30

17,37

879,85

225,72

474,09

7 758,92

104,62

21,14

13,01

116,86

7 257,15

1 152,19

285,50

20,40

 

 

 

 

1.140

Radishes

ex 0706 90 90

117,45

67,33

3 410,51

874,94

1 837,69

30 075,42

405,53

81,96

50,42

452,99

28 130,45

4 466,15

1 106,66

79,07

 

 

 

 

1.160

Peas (Pisum sativum)

0708 10 00

450,56

258,30

13 083,29

3 356,43

7 049,69

115 374,23

1 555,68

314,40

193,42

1 737,75

107 913,00

17 132,90

4 245,33

303,32

 

 

 

 

1.170

Beans:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.170.1

Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)

ex 0708 20 00

103,23

59,18

2 997,65

769,03

1 615,23

26 434,62

356,44

72,04

44,32

398,16

24 725,10

3 925,50

972,69

69,50

 

 

 

 

1.170.2

Beans (Phaseolus spp., vulgaris var. Compressus Savi)

ex 0708 20 00

151,09

86,62

4 387,35

1 125,54

2 364,04

38 689,62

521,68

105,43

64,86

582,74

36 187,57

5 745,35

1 423,63

101,71

 

 

 

 

1.180

Broad beans

ex 0708 90 00

1.190

Globe artichokes

0709 10 00

1.200

Asparagus:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.200.1

green

ex 0709 20 00

242,82

139,21

7 051,10

1 808,91

3 799,36

62 179,74

838,42

169,44

104,24

936,54

58 158,58

9 233,60

2 287,98

163,47

 

 

 

 

1.200.2

other

ex 0709 20 00

477,17

273,56

13 856,09

3 554,68

7 466,10

122 189,15

1 647,58

332,97

204,85

1 840,40

114 287,20

18 144,90

4 496,10

321,23

 

 

 

 

1.210

Aubergines (eggplants)

0709 30 00

115,89

66,44

3 365,21

863,32

1 813,28

29 675,95

400,14

80,87

49,75

446,98

27 756,81

4 406,83

1 091,96

78,02

 

 

 

 

1.220

Ribbed celery (Apium graveolens L., var. dulce (Mill.) Pers.)

ex 0709 40 00

138,52

79,41

4 022,34

1 031,90

2 167,37

35 470,82

478,28

96,66

59,47

534,26

33 176,93

5 267,36

1 305,19

93,25

 

 

 

 

1.230

Chantarelles

0709 59 10

334,34

191,68

9 708,56

2 490,67

5 231,28

85 614,44

1 154,41

233,30

143,53

1 289,52

80 077,77

12 713,61

3 150,29

225,08

 

 

 

 

1.240

Sweet peppers

0709 60 10

148,73

85,26

4 318,68

1 107,93

2 327,04

38 084,06

513,52

103,78

63,85

573,62

35 621,17

5 655,42

1 401,35

100,12

 

 

 

 

1.250

Fennel

0709 90 50

1.270

Sweet potatoes, whole, fresh (intended for human consumption)

0714 20 10

103,41

59,29

3 002,90

770,37

1 618,06

26 480,92

357,06

72,16

44,40

398,85

24 768,40

3 932,38

974,40

69,62

 

 

 

 

2.10

Chestnuts (Castanea spp.) fresh

ex 0802 40 00

2.30

Pineapples, fresh

ex 0804 30 00

68,30

39,16

1 983,26

508,79

1 068,65

17 489,30

235,82

47,66

29,32

263,42

16 358,27

2 597,13

643,54

45,98

 

 

 

 

2.40

Avocados, fresh

ex 0804 40 00

151,77

87,01

4 407,22

1 130,64

2 374,75

38 864,79

524,05

105,91

65,16

585,38

36 351,41

5 771,36

1 430,08

102,17

 

 

 

 

2.50

Guavas and mangoes, fresh

ex 0804 50

2.60

Sweet oranges, fresh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.60.1

Sanguines and semi-sanguines

ex 0805 10 20

 

 

 

 

2.60.2

Navels, navelines, navelates, salustianas, vernas, Valencia lates, Maltese, shamoutis, ovalis, trovita and hamlins

ex 0805 10 20

 

 

 

 

2.60.3

Others

ex 0805 10 20

 

 

 

 

2.70

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), fresh; clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.70.1

Clementines

ex 0805 20 10

 

 

 

 

2.70.2

Monreales and satsumas

ex 0805 20 30

 

 

 

 

2.70.3

Mandarines and wilkings

ex 0805 20 50

 

 

 

 

2.70.4

Tangerines and others

ex 0805 20 70

ex 0805 20 90

 

 

 

 

2.85

Limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia), fresh

0805 50 90

111,47

63,90

3 236,80

830,38

1 744,09

28 543,53

384,88

77,78

47,85

429,92

26 697,63

4 238,67

1 050,29

75,04

 

 

 

 

2.90

Grapefruit, fresh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.90.1

white

ex 0805 40 00

88,34

50,65

2 565,36

658,13

1 382,30

22 622,48

305,04

61,65

37,93

340,74

21 159,49

3 359,40

832,42

59,47

 

 

 

 

2.90.2

pink

ex 0805 40 00

92,10

52,80

2 674,29

686,07

1 440,99

23 583,07

317,99

64,26

39,54

355,21

22 057,96

3 502,05

867,77

62,00

 

 

 

 

2.100

Table grapes

0806 10 10

227,26

130,29

6 599,06

1 692,94

3 555,78

58 193,44

784,67

158,58

97,56

876,50

54 430,08

8 641,64

2 141,30

152,99

 

 

 

 

2.110

Water melons

0807 11 00

43,58

24,98

1 265,48

324,65

681,88

11 159,53

150,47

30,41

18,71

168,08

10 437,85

1 657,17

410,63

29,34

 

 

 

 

2.120

Melons (other than water melons):

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.120.1

Amarillo, cuper, honey dew (including cantalene), onteniente, piel de sapo (including verde liso), rochet, tendral, futuro

ex 0807 19 00

47,36

27,15

1 375,31

352,83

741,06

12 128,12

163,53

33,05

20,33

182,67

11 343,79

1 801,01

446,27

31,88

 

 

 

 

2.120.2

Other

ex 0807 19 00

88,85

50,94

2 580,01

661,88

1 390,19

22 751,64

306,78

62,00

38,14

342,68

21 280,30

3 378,58

837,17

59,81

 

 

 

 

2.140

Pears

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.140.1

Pears — nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia),

Pears — Ya (Pyrus bretscheideri)

ex 0808 20 50

 

 

 

 

2.140.2

Other

ex 0808 20 50

 

 

 

 

2.150

Apricots

0809 10 00

383,14

219,65

11 125,49

2 854,17

5 994,77

98 109,53

1 322,89

267,35

164,48

1 477,72

91 764,81

14 569,11

3 610,06

257,93

 

 

 

 

2.160

Cherries

0809 20 95

0809 20 05

687,82

394,33

19 972,95

5 123,92

10 762,06

176 130,35

2 374,91

479,96

295,28

2 652,86

164 740,03

26 155,09

6 480,93

463,04

 

 

 

 

2.170

Peaches

0809 30 90

299,20

171,53

8 688,11

2 228,87

4 681,43

76 615,61

1 033,07

208,78

128,45

1 153,98

71 660,89

11 377,30

2 819,16

201,42

 

 

 

 

2.180

Nectarines

ex 0809 30 10

299,27

171,57

8 690,26

2 229,43

4 682,59

76 634,61

1 033,33

208,83

128,48

1 154,26

71 678,66

11 380,12

2 819,86

201,47

 

 

 

 

2.190

Plums

0809 40 05

289,48

165,96

8 405,78

2 156,45

4 529,30

74 125,94

999,50

202,00

124,27

1 116,48

69 332,23

11 007,59

2 727,55

194,87

 

 

 

 

2.200

Strawberries

0810 10 00

433,58

248,57

12 590,35

3 229,97

6 784,08

111 027,34

1 497,07

302,55

186,14

1 672,28

103 847,22

16 487,39

4 085,38

291,89

 

 

 

 

2.205

Raspberries

0810 20 10

703,30

403,20

20 422,36

5 239,22

11 004,22

180 093,44

2 428,35

490,76

301,93

2 712,55

168 446,83

26 743,60

6 626,75

473,46

 

 

 

 

2.210

Fruit of the species Vaccinium myrtillus

0810 40 30

1 262,99

724,07

36 674,70

9 408,64

19 761,50

323 413,85

4 360,85

881,31

542,20

4 871,23

302 498,73

48 026,46

11 900,40

850,24

 

 

 

 

2.220

Kiwi fruit (Actinidia chinensis Planch.)

0810 50 00

132,12

75,74

3 836,40

984,20

2 067,17

33 831,05

456,17

92,19

56,72

509,56

31 643,20

5 023,86

1 244,85

88,94

 

 

 

 

2.230

Pomegranates

ex 0810 90 95

160,76

92,16

4 668,16

1 197,58

2 515,35

41 165,89

555,07

112,18

69,01

620,04

38 503,70

6 113,07

1 514,75

108,22

 

 

 

 

2.240

Khakis (including sharon fruit)

ex 0810 90 95

145,09

83,18

4 213,20

1 080,87

2 270,21

37 153,89

500,98

101,25

62,29

559,61

34 751,15

5 517,30

1 367,12

97,68

 

 

 

 

2.250

Lychees

ex 0810 90


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/52


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2043/2005

of 14 December 2005

on granting of import licences for cane sugar for the purposes of certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1),

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1095/96 of 18 June 1996 on the implementation of the concessions set out in Schedule CXL drawn up in the wake of the conclusion of the GATT XXIV.6 negotiations (2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 of 30 June 2003 laying down detailed rules of application for the 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06 marketing years for the import of cane sugar under certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements and amending Regulations (EC) No 1464/95 and (EC) No 779/96 (3), and in particular Article 5(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the delivery obligations at zero duty of products of CN code 1701, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(2)

Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the zero duty tariff quotas for products of CN code 1701 11 10, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(3)

Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 opens tariff quotas at a duty of EUR 98 per tonne for products of CN code 1701 11 10 for imports originating in Brazil, Cuba and other third countries.

(4)

In the week of 5 to 9 December 2005 applications were presented to the competent authorities in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 for import licences for a total quantity exceeding a country's delivery obligation quantity of ACP-India preferential sugar determined pursuant to Article 9 of that Regulation.

(5)

In these circumstances the Commission must set reduction coefficients to be used so that licences are issued for quantities scaled down in proportion to the total available and must indicate that the limit in question has been reached,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the case of import licence applications presented from 5 to 9 December 2005 in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 licences shall be issued for the quantities indicated in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 15 December 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 987/2005 (OJ L 167, 29.6.2005, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 146, 20.6.1996, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 162, 1.7.2003, p. 25. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 568/2005 (OJ L 97, 15.4.2005, p. 9).


ANNEX

ACP–INDIA preferential sugar

Title II of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 5.12.2005-9.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

Barbados

100

 

Belize

100

 

Congo

100

reached

Fiji

100

 

Guyana

100

 

India

0

reached

Côte d'Ivoire

100

 

Jamaica

100

 

Kenya

100

 

Madagascar

100

 

Malawi

100

 

Mauritius

100

 

Mozambique

0

reached

Saint Kitts and Nevis

100

 

Swaziland

100

 

Tanzania

100

 

Trinidad and Tobago

100

 

Zambia

100

 

Zimbabwe

0

reached


Special preferential sugar

Title III of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 5.12.2005-9.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

India

100

 

ACP

100

 


CXL concessions sugar

Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 5.12.2005-9.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

Brazil

0

reached

Cuba

100

 

Other third countries

0

reached


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/54


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2044/2005

of 14 December 2005

fixing the A1 and B export refunds for fruit and vegetables (tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 35(3),

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1961/2001 (2) lays down the detailed rules of application for export refunds on fruit and vegetables.

(2)

Article 35(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 provides that, to the extent necessary for economically significant exports, the products exported by the Community may be covered by export refunds, within the limits resulting from agreements concluded in accordance with Article 300 of the Treaty.

(3)

Under Article 35(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96, care must be taken to ensure that the trade flows previously brought about by the refund scheme are not disrupted. For this reason and because exports of fruit and vegetables are seasonal in nature, the quantities scheduled for each product should be fixed, based on the agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds established by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (3). These quantities must be allocated taking account of the perishability of the products concerned.

(4)

Article 35(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 provides that refunds must be fixed in the light of the existing situation or outlook for fruit and vegetable prices on the Community market and supplies available on the one hand, and prices on the international market on the other hand. Account must also be taken of the transport and marketing costs and of the economic aspect of the exports planned.

(5)

In accordance with Article 35(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96, prices on the Community market are to be established in the light of the most favourable prices from the export standpoint.

(6)

The international trade situation or the special requirements of certain markets may call for the refund on a given product to vary according to its destination.

(7)

Tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples of classes Extra, I and II of the common quality standards can currently be exported in economically significant quantities.

(8)

In order to ensure the best use of available resources and in view of the structure of Community exports, it is appropriate to fix the A1 and B export refunds.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For system A1, the refund rates, the refund application period and the scheduled quantities for the products concerned are fixed in the Annex hereto. For system B, the indicative refund rates, the licence application period and the scheduled quantities for the products concerned are fixed in the Annex hereto.

2.   The licences issued in respect of food aid as referred to in Article 16 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 (4) shall not count against the eligible quantities in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 10 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 47/2003 (OJ L 7, 11.1.2003, p. 64).

(2)  OJ L 268, 9.10.2001, p. 8. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).

(3)  OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 558/2005 (OJ L 94, 13.4.2005, p. 22).

(4)  OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1856/2005 (OJ L 297, 15.11.2005, p. 7).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 14 December 2005 fixing the export refunds on fruit and vegetables (tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples)

Product code (1)

Destination (2)

System A1

Refund application period 10.1.2006 to 9.3.2006

System B

Licence application period 17.1.2006 to 16.3.2006

Refund amount

(EUR/t net weight)

Scheduled quantiy

(t)

Indicative refund amount

(EUR/t net weight)

Scheduled quantity

(t)

0702 00 00 9100

F08

30

 

30

4 885

0805 10 20 9100

A00

36

 

36

71 092

0805 50 10 9100

A00

60

 

60

10 105

0808 10 80 9100

F04, F09

34

 

34

41 830


(1)  The product codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1).

(2)  The ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87.

The numeric destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).

The other destinations are defined as follows:

F03

:

All destinations except Switzerland.

F04

:

Sri Lanka, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica and Japan.

F08

:

All destinations except Bulgaria.

F09

:

The following destinations:

Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faeroe Islands, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo, as defined in UN Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qalwain, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah), Kuwait, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Jordan, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Panama, Ecuador and Colombia,

African countries and territories except for South Africa,

destinations referred to in Article 36 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/1999 (OJ L 102, 17.4.1999, p. 11).


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/57


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2045/2005

of 14 December 2005

setting the export refunds for nuts (shelled almonds, hazelnuts in shell, shelled hazelnuts and walnuts in shell) using system A1

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 35(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1961/2001 (2) sets detailed rules covering export refunds on fruit and vegetables.

(2)

Under Article 35(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 refunds can be granted on products exported by the Community, to the extent necessary to enable economically significant quantities to be exported and within the limits ensuing from agreements concluded in line with Article 300 of the Treaty.

(3)

In line with Article 35(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 care should be taken to ensure that trade flows already engendered by the granting of refunds are not disturbed. For that reason and given the seasonal nature of fruit and vegetable exports quantities should be set product by product using the agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds established by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (3). In setting quantities account must be taken of perishability.

(4)

Article 35(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 stipulates that when refunds are set account is to be taken of the existing situation and outlook for prices and availability of fruit and vegetables on the Community market and for international trade prices, of marketing and transport costs and of the economic aspects of the exportation envisaged.

(5)

Article 35(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 requires Community market prices to be determined using the prices that are most favourable from the point of view of exportation.

(6)

The international trade situation or specific requirements of certain markets may necessitate differentiation of the refund on a given product by destination.

(7)

Economically significant exports can at present be made of shelled almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts in shell.

(8)

Since nuts have a relatively long storage life export refunds can be set at longer intervals.

(9)

In order to permit the best possible use of available resources the export refunds should, given the structure of exportation from the Community, be set using system A1.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Export refund rates for nuts, the period for lodging licence applications and the quantities permitted are stipulated in the Annex hereto.

2.   Licences for food aid purposes issued as indicated in Article 16 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 (4) shall not be counted against the quantities indicated in the Annex hereto.

3.   Without prejudice to Article 5(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1961/2001, the type A1 licences shall be valid for three months.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 10 January 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 December 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 47/2003 (OJ L 7, 11.1.2003, p. 64).

(2)  OJ L 268, 9.10.2001, p. 8. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 386/2005 (OJ L 62, 9.3.2005, p. 3).

(3)  OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2180/2003 (OJ L 335, 22.12.2003, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1856/2005 (OJ L 297, 15.11.2005, p. 7).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 14 December 2005 setting the export refunds for nuts (system A1)

Period for lodging licence applications: from 10 January 2006 to 23 June 2006.

Produce code (1)

Destination (2)

Rate of refund

(EUR/t net)

Permitted quantities

(t)

0802 12 90 9000

A00

45

1 752

0802 21 00 9000

A00

53

62

0802 22 00 9000

A00

103

2 764

0802 31 00 9000

A00

66

37


(1)  The product codes are defined in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1).

(2)  The series A destination codes are defined in Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87. The numerical destination codes are defined in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).


II Acts whose publication is not obligatory

Council

15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/59


COUNCIL DECISION

of 12 December 2005

appointing a Belgian member to the Committee of the Regions

(2005/901/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 263 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Belgian Government,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 January 2002 the Council adopted Decision 2002/60/EC appointing the members and alternate members of the Committee of the Regions for the period from 26 January 2002 to 25 January 2006 (1).

(2)

The seat of a member of the Committee of the Regions has become vacant following the expiry of the mandate of the ‘Ministre-Président du gouvernement wallon’, Mr Jean-Claude VAN CAUWENBERGHE, member,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Mr Jean-Claude VAN CAUWENBERGHE,

Membre du Parlement wallon,

is hereby appointed a member of the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the term of office, which ends on 25 January 2006.

Article 2

This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall take effect on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. STRAW


(1)  OJ L 24, 26.1.2002, p. 38.


15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/60


COUNCIL DECISION

of 12 December 2005

determining the order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held

(2005/902/EC, Euratom)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 203 thereof,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular the second paragraph of Article 116 thereof,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Articles 28(1) and 41(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Decision 95/2/EC, Euratom, ECSC (1), the Council established the order in which the office of President of the Council was to be held for the Member States of the European Union at the date of 1 January 1995.

(2)

The European Union was enlarged on 1 May 2004 to include 10 new Member States.

(3)

The order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held should accordingly be determined taking into account the new Member States.

(4)

This Decision shall be without prejudice to amendments to the order in which the office of President shall be held adopted by the Council after the accession of Bulgaria and Romania,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

1.   The order in which the Member States shall hold the Presidency of the Council from 1 January 2006 is set out in the Annex hereto.

2.   The Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Member States concerned, may decide that a Member State may hold the Presidency during a period other than that resulting from the order established in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Decision shall take effect on 1 January 2006.

Article 3

This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2005.

For the Council

The President

J. STRAW


(1)  OJ L 1, 1.1.1995, p. 220. Decision as amended by Decision 2002/105/EC, ECSC, Euratom (OJ L 39, 9.2.2002, p. 17).


ANNEX

Austria

January-June

2006

Finland

July-December

2006

Germany

January-June

2007

Portugal

July-December

2007

Slovenia

January-June

2008

France

July-December

2008

Czech Republic

January-June

2009

Sweden

July-December

2009

Spain

January-June

2010

Belgium

July-December

2010

Hungary

January-June

2011

Poland

July-December

2011

Denmark

January-June

2012

Cyprus

July-December

2012

Ireland

January-June

2013

Lithuania

July-December

2013

Greece

January-June

2014

Italy

July-December

2014

Latvia

January-June

2015

Luxembourg

July-December

2015

Netherlands

January-June

2016

Slovakia

July-December

2016

Malta

January-June

2017

United Kingdom

July-December

2017

Estonia

January-June

2018


Commission

15.12.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/62


COMMISSION DECISION

of 13 December 2005

amending Decision 2005/263/EC on authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 94/55/EC with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road

(notified under document number C(2005) 3565)

(Only the English, Lithuanian and Swedish texts are authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2005/903/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 94/55/EC of 21 November 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road (1), and in particular Article 6(9) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 6(9) of Directive 94/55/EC, Member States must give the Commission advance notification of their derogations for the first time by 31 December 2002 or up to two years after the last date of application of the amended versions of the Annexes to the Directive.

(2)

Commission Directive 2003/28/EC (2) amended Annexes A and B to Directive 94/55/EC. By virtue of Directive 2003/28/EC Member States had to bring into force national legislation no later than 1 July 2003, as the last date of application referred to in Article 6(9) of Directive 94/55/EC was 30 June 2003.

(3)

Certain Member States had notified the Commission by 31 December 2003 of their wish to adopt derogations from Directive 94/55/EC. By Decision 2005/263/EC of 4 March 2005 authorising Member States to adopt certain derogations pursuant to Directive 94/55/EC with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road (3), the Commission authorised the adoption by the Member States of the derogations listed in Annexes I and II to that Decision.

(4)

Sweden, the United Kingdom and Lithuania notified the Commission by 31 December 2004 of their wish to adopt new derogations and to amend their existing derogations in Annexes I and II to Decision 2005/263/EC. The Commission has examined the notifications for compliance with the conditions laid down in Article 6(9) of Directive 94/55/EC and has approved them. Those Member States should therefore be authorised to adopt the derogations in question.

(5)

It is therefore necessary to amend Annexes I and II to Decision 2005/263/EC.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on the transport of dangerous goods set up under Article 9 of Directive 94/55/EC,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2005/263/EC is hereby amended as follows:

1.

Annex I shall be amended by the derogations listed in Annex I to this Decision.

2.

Annex II shall be amended by the derogations listed in Annex II to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Republic of Lithuania, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Done at Brussels, 13 December 2005.

For the Commission

Jacques BARROT

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 319, 12.12.1994, p. 7. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2004/111/EC (OJ L 365, 10.12.2004, p. 25).

(2)  OJ L 90, 8.4.2003, p. 45.

(3)  OJ L 85, 2.4.2005, p. 58.


ANNEX I

Derogations for Member States on small quantities of certain dangerous goods

THE UNITED KINGDOM

RO-SQ 15.1 (amended)

Subject: Carriage of certain low-hazard radioactives such as clocks, watches, smoke detectors, compass dials (E1).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: Most requirements of ADR.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Requirements concerning the carriage of Class 7 material.

Reference to the national legislation: The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Regulations 2002 Regulation 5(4)(d). The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004: Regulation 3(10).

Content of the national legislation: Total exemption from the provisions of the national regulations for certain commercial products containing limited quantities of radioactive material. (A luminous device intended to be worn by a person; in any one vehicle or railway vehicle no more than 500 smoke detectors for domestic use with an individual activity not exceeding 40 kBq; or in any one vehicle or railway vehicle no more than five gaseous tritium light devices with an individual activity not exceeding 10 GBq).

Comments: This derogation is a short-term measure, which will no longer be required when similar amendments to the IAEA regulations have been incorporated into ADR.

RO-SQ 15.2 (amended)

Subject: Exemption from the requirement to carry a transport document for certain quantities of dangerous goods (other than Class 7) as defined in 1.1.3.6 (E2).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: 1.1.3.6.2 and 1.1.3.6.3.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Exemptions from certain requirements for certain quantities per transport unit.

Reference to the national legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004: Regulation 3(7)(a).

Content of the national legislation: Transport document is not required for limited quantities, except where these form part of a larger load.

Comments: This exemption is suited to national transport, where a transport document is not always appropriate in cases where local distribution is involved.

RO-SQ 15.3 (amended)

Subject: Carriage of light-gauge metal cylinders for use in hot-air balloons between the filling site and the launch/landing site (E3).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: 6.2.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Requirements for construction and testing of gas receptacles.

Reference to the national legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004: Regulation 5(15).

Content of the national legislation: Allows carriage of non-ADR-compliant cylinders for the carriage of UN 1011, 1965 and 1978, subject to stringent aviation requirements.

Comments: Gas cylinders used for hot-air balloons are designed to be as lightweight as possible, which precludes their meeting the normal requirements for gas cylinders. The average balloon cylinder has a water capacity of 70 litres, and the largest does not exceed 90 litres. Not more than five cylinders are carried on the vehicle at any one time.

RO-SQ 15.4 (amended)

Subject: Exemption from the requirement for vehicles carrying low-level radioactive material to carry fire-fighting equipment (E4).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: 8.1.4.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Requirement for vehicles to carry fire-fighting appliances.

Reference to national legislation: The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Regulations 2002 Regulation 5(4)(d).

Content of national legislation: Removes requirement to carry fire extinguishers when carrying only exempted packages (UN 2908, 2909, 2910 and 2911).

Restricts the requirement where only a small number of packages are carried.

Comments: Carriage of fire-fighting equipment is in practice irrelevant to the transport of UN 2908, 2909, 2910, UN 2911, which may often be carried in small vehicles.

RO-SQ 15.5 (amended)

Subject: Distribution of goods in inner packagings to retailers or users (excluding those of classes 1, 4.2, 6.2 and 7) from local distribution depots to retailers or users and from retailers to end users (N1).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: 6.1.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Requirements for the construction and testing of packagings.

Reference to national legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004: Regulation 7(4) and Regulation 36 Authorisation Number 13.

Content of national legislation: Packagings are not required to have been allocated an RID/ADR or UN mark or to be otherwise marked if they contain goods as set out in Schedule 3.

Comments: ADR requirements are inappropriate for the final stages of carriage from a distribution depot to a retailer or user or from a retailer to an end user. The purpose of this derogation is to allow the inner receptacles of goods for retail distribution to be carried on the final leg of a local distribution journey without an outer packaging.

RO-SQ 15.6 (amended)

Subject: Movement of nominally empty fixed tanks not intended as transport equipment (N2).

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: Parts 5 and 7 to 9.

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Requirements concerning consignment procedures, carriage, operation and vehicles.

Reference to national legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004: Regulation 5(14).

Content of national legislation: The regulations do not apply to the carriage of nominally empty storage tanks.

Comments: Movement of such fixed tanks is not carriage of dangerous goods in the normal sense, and ADR provisions cannot in practice be applied. As the tanks are ‘nominally empty’, the amount of dangerous goods actually contained in them is by definition extremely small.

LITHUANIA

RO-SQ 20.1 (new)

Subject: Adoption of RO-SQ 15.8.

Reference to the national legislation: Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės 2000 m. kovo 23 d. nutarimas Nr. 337 ‘Dėl pavojingų krovinių vežimo kelių transportu Lietuvos Respublikoje’ (Government Resolution No 337 on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road in the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 23 March 2000).


ANNEX II

Derogations for Member States on local transport limited to their territory

SWEDEN

RO-LT 14.12 (new)

Subject: Carriage of UN 0335 FIREWORKS.

Reference to the Annex to the Directive: Annex B, section 7.2.4, V2 (1).

Content of the Annex to the Directive: Provisions for the use of EX/II and EX/III vehicles.

Reference to the national legislation: Appendix S — Specific regulations for the domestic transport of dangerous goods by road issued in accordance with the Transport of Dangerous Goods Act.

Content of the national legislation: When carrying UN 0335 FIREWORKS, Special Provision V2 (1) in 7.2.4 is only applicable for a net explosive content of more than 3 000 kg (4 000 kg with trailer), provided the fireworks has been assigned to UN 0335 according to the default fireworks classification table in 2.1.3.5.5 of the fourteenth revised edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

Such assignment shall be made with the agreement of the competent authority. A verification of the assignment shall be carried on the transport unit.

Comments: The carriage of fireworks is limited in time to two short periods of the year, the turn of the year and the turn of the month April/May. The carriage from consigners to terminals can be done by the present fleet of EX-approved vehicles without great problems. However, the distribution of fireworks from terminals to shopping areas and the surplus back to the terminal is limited due to lack of EX-approved vehicles. The carriers are not interested to invest in such approvals because they cannot recover their expenses. This leads to a risk for the whole existence for the consigners of fireworks because they cannot get their products on the market.

When using this derogation, the classification of the fireworks must have been made on basis of the default list in the UN Recommendations, in order to get the best-updated classification possible.

A similar type of exception is for UN 0336 FIREWORKS incorporated in Special Provision 651, section 3.3.1 of ADR 2005.

LITHUANIA

RO-LT 20.1 (new)

Subject: Adoption of RO-LT 4.1.

Reference to national legislation: Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės 2000 m. kovo 23 d. nutarimas Nr. 337 ‘Dėl pavojingų krovinių vežimo kelių transportu Lietuvos Respublikoje’ (Government Resolution No 337 on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road in the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 23 March 2000).

RO-LT 20.2 (new)

Subject: Adoption of RO-LT 4.2.

Reference to the national legislation: Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybės 2000 m. kovo 23 d. nutarimas Nr. 337 ‘Dėl pavojingų krovinių vežimo kelių transportu Lietuvos Respublikoje’ (Government Resolution No 337 on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road in the Republic of Lithuania, adopted on 23 March 2000).