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Volume 49
1 September 2006


Contents

 

I   Acts whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1295/2006 of 31 August 2006 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1296/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 1 September 2006

3

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1297/2006 of 31 August 2006 amending the representative prices and additional duties for the import of certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1002/2006 for the 2006/2007 marketing year

6

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1298/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing

8

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1299/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on syrups and certain other sugar products exported without further processing

10

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1300/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the maximum export refund for white sugar in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 958/2006

12

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences

13

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1302/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the rates of the refunds applicable to certain cereal and rice products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

21

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1303/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the rates of refunds applicable to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

25

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1304/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the maximum reduction in the duty on sorghum imported in connection with the invitation to tender issued in Regulation (EC) No 1059/2006

27

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) Νo 1305/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on products processed from cereals and rice

28

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1306/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on cereal-based compound feedingstuffs

31

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1307/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing production refunds on cereals

33

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1308/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on cereals and on wheat or rye flour, groats and meal

34

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1309/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on cereals

36

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1310/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on malt

38

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1311/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on malt

40

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1312/2006 of 31 August 2006 fixing the refunds applicable to cereal and rice sector products supplied as Community and national food aid

42

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1313/2006 of 31 August 2006 concerning tenders notified in response to the invitation to tender for the export of common wheat issued in Regulation (EC) No 936/2006

44

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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

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1295/2006

of 31 August 2006

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 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

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 31 August 2006 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

87,3

068

147,1

999

117,2

0707 00 05

052

92,8

999

92,8

0709 90 70

052

60,4

999

60,4

0805 50 10

388

72,5

524

51,0

528

57,4

999

60,3

0806 10 10

052

83,7

220

123,4

999

103,6

0808 10 80

388

88,1

400

93,0

508

83,8

512

89,0

528

43,0

720

89,7

800

143,8

804

104,0

999

91,8

0808 20 50

052

115,2

388

90,2

999

102,7

0809 30 10, 0809 30 90

052

116,4

096

12,8

999

64,6

0809 40 05

052

82,7

066

44,4

098

45,7

624

150,5

999

80,8


(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’.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1296/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 1 September 2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 of 28 June 1996 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 as regards import duties in the cereals sector (2), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the rates of duty in the Common Customs Tariff are to be charged on import of the products referred to in Article 1 of that Regulation. However, in the case of the products referred to in paragraph 2 of that Article, the import duty is to be equal to the intervention price valid for such products on importation and increased by 55 %, minus the cif import price applicable to the consignment in question. However, that duty may not exceed the rate of duty in the Common Customs Tariff.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 10(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003, the cif import prices are calculated on the basis of the representative prices for the product in question on the world market.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 lays down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 as regards import duties in the cereals sector.

(4)

The import duties are applicable until new duties are fixed and enter into force.

(5)

In order to allow the import duty system to function normally, the representative market rates recorded during a reference period should be used for calculating the duties.

(6)

Application of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 results in import duties being fixed as set out in Annex I to this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The import duties in the cereals sector referred to in Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 shall be those fixed in Annex I to this Regulation on the basis of the information given in Annex II.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1110/2003 (OJ L 158, 27.6.2003, p. 12).


ANNEX I

Import duties for the products covered by Article 10(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 applicable from 1 September 2006

CN code

Description

Import duty (1)

(EUR/tonne)

1001 10 00

Durum wheat high quality

0,00

medium quality

0,00

low quality

0,00

1001 90 91

Common wheat seed

0,00

ex 1001 90 99

Common high quality wheat other than for sowing

0,00

1002 00 00

Rye

27,87

1005 10 90

Maize seed other than hybrid

47,36

1005 90 00

Maize other than seed (2)

47,36

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing

32,86


(1)  For goods arriving in the Community via the Atlantic Ocean or via the Suez Canal (Article 2(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96), the importer may benefit from a reduction in the duty of:

EUR 3/t, where the port of unloading is on the Mediterranean Sea, or

EUR 2/t, where the port of unloading is in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden or the Atlantic coasts of the Iberian peninsula.

(2)  The importer may benefit from a flat-rate reduction of EUR 24/t, where the conditions laid down in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 are met.


ANNEX II

Factors for calculating duties

(17.8.2006-30.8.2006)

1.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Exchange quotations

Minneapolis

Chicago

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Product (% proteins at 12 % humidity)

HRS2

YC3

HAD2

Medium quality (1)

Low quality (2)

US barley 2

Quotation (EUR/t)

141,69 (3)

68,49

158,20

148,20

128,20

99,27

Gulf premium (EUR/t)

22,34

 

 

Great Lakes premium (EUR/t)

21,76

 

 

2.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Freight/cost: Gulf of Mexico–Rotterdam: 23,82 EUR/t; Great Lakes–Rotterdam: 29,89 EUR/t.

3.

Subsidy within the meaning of the third paragraph of Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

0,00 EUR/t (HRW2)

0,00 EUR/t (SRW2).


(1)  A discount of 10 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(2)  A discount of 30 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(3)  Premium of 14 EUR/t incorporated (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1297/2006

of 31 August 2006

amending the representative prices and additional duties for the import of certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1002/2006 for the 2006/2007 marketing year

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 951/2006 of 30 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 as regards trade with third countries in the sugar sector (2), and in particular of the Article 36,

Whereas:

(1)

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and certain syrups for the 2006/2007 marketing year are fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1002/2006 (3). These prices and duties have been last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1251/2006 (4).

(2)

The data currently available to the Commission indicate that the said amounts should be changed in accordance with the rules and procedures laid down in Regulation (EC) No 951/2006,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The representative prices and additional duties on imports of the products referred to in Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006, as fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1002/2006 for the 2006/2007 marketing year are hereby amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 24.

(3)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 36.

(4)  OJ L 227, 19.8.2006, p. 38.


ANNEX

Amended representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and products covered by CN code 1702 90 99 applicable from 1 September 2006

(EUR)

CN code

Representative price per 100 kg of the product concerned

Additional duty per 100 kg of the product concerned

1701 11 10 (1)

22,86

4,87

1701 11 90 (1)

22,86

10,10

1701 12 10 (1)

22,86

4,68

1701 12 90 (1)

22,86

9,67

1701 91 00 (2)

29,66

10,40

1701 99 10 (2)

29,66

5,88

1701 99 90 (2)

29,66

5,88

1702 90 99 (3)

0,30

0,35


(1)  Fixed for the standard quality defined in Annex I.III to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 (OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1).

(2)  Fixed for the standard quality defined in Annex I.II to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(3)  Fixed per 1 % sucrose content.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1298/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the market in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 33(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the difference between prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1(1)(b) of that Regulation and prices for those products on the Community market may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Given the present situation on the sugar market, export refunds should therefore be fixed in accordance with the rules and certain criteria provided for in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(3)

The first subparagraph of Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund according to destination.

(4)

Refunds should be granted only on products that are allowed to move freely in the Community and that comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(5)

The negotiations within the framework of the Europe Agreements between the European Community and Romania and Bulgaria aim in particular to liberalise trade in products covered by the common organisation of the market concerned. For those two countries export refunds should therefore be abolished.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Export refunds as provided for in Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 shall be granted on the products and for the amounts set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX

Export refunds on white and raw sugar exported without further processing applicable from 1 September 2006 (1)

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refund

1701 11 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,40 (2)

1701 11 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,40 (2)

1701 12 90 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,40 (2)

1701 12 90 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

29,40 (2)

1701 91 00 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

1701 99 10 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg

31,97

1701 99 10 9910

S00

EUR/100 kg

31,97

1701 99 10 9950

S00

EUR/100 kg

31,97

1701 99 90 9100

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

NB: The destinations are defined as follows:

S00

:

all destinations except Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


(1)  The amounts set out in this Annex are not applicable with effect from 1 February 2005 pursuant to Council Decision 2005/45/EC of 22 December 2004 concerning the conclusion and application of the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  This amount is applicable to raw sugar with a yield of 92 %. Where the yield for exported raw sugar differs from 92 % the refund amount applicable shall be multiplied, for each exporting operation concerned, by a conversion factor obtained by dividing by 92 the yield of the raw sugar exported, calculated in accordance with paragraph 3 of Point III of the Annex I of Regulation (EC) 318/2006.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1299/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on syrups and certain other sugar products exported without further processing

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the market in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 33(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the difference between prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1(1)(c), (d) and (g) of that Regulation and prices for those products on the Community market may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Given the present situation on the sugar market, export refunds should therefore be fixed in accordance with the rules and certain criteria provided for in Articles 32 and 33 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(3)

The first subparagraph of Article 33(2) of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund according to destination.

(4)

Refunds should be granted only on products that are allowed to move freely in the Community and that comply with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EC) No 951/2006 of 30 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 as regards trade with third countries in the sugar sector (2).

(5)

The negotiations within the framework of the Europe Agreements between the European Community and Romania and Bulgaria aim in particular to liberalise trade in products covered by the common organisation of the market concerned. For those two countries export refunds should therefore be abolished.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Export refunds as provided for in Article 32 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 shall be granted on the products and for the amounts set out in the Annex to this Regulation subject to the conditions provided for in paragraph 2 of this Article.

2.   To be eligible for a refund under paragraph 1 products must meet the relevant requirements laid down in Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 24.


ANNEX

Export refunds on syrups and certain other sugar products exported without further processing applicable from 1 September 2006 (1)

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refund

1702 40 10 9100

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

31,97

1702 60 10 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

31,97

1702 60 95 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

1702 90 30 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

31,97

1702 90 60 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

1702 90 71 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

1702 90 99 9900

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197 (2)

2106 90 30 9000

S00

EUR/100 kg dry matter

31,97

2106 90 59 9000

S00

EUR/1 % sucrose × 100 kg of net product

0,3197

NB: The destinations are defined as follows:

S00

:

all destinations except Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.


(1)  The amounts set out in this Annex are not applicable with effect from 1 February 2005 pursuant to Council Decision 2005/45/EC of 22 December 2004 concerning the conclusion and application of the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products (OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  The basic amount is not applicable to the product defined under point 2 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3513/92 (OJ L 355, 5.12.1992, p. 12).


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1300/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the maximum export refund for white sugar in the framework of the standing invitation to tender provided for in Regulation (EC) No 958/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular the second subparagraph and point (b) of the third subparagraph of Article 33(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 of 28 June 2006 on a standing invitation to tender to determine refunds on exports of white sugar for the 2006/2007 marketing year (2) requires the issuing of partial invitations to tender.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 and following an examination of the tenders submitted in response to the partial invitation to tender ending on 31 August 2006, it is appropriate to fix a maximum export refund for that partial invitation to tender.

(3)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the partial invitation to tender ending on 31 August 2006, the maximum export refund for the product referred to in Article 1(1) of Regulation (EC) No 958/2006 shall be 36,965 EUR/100 kg.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 175, 29.6.2006, p. 49.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1301/2006

of 31 August 2006

laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Articles 9(2) and 12(1) thereof, and the corresponding articles of the other Regulations on the common organisation of the markets in agricultural products,

Whereas:

(1)

The Community has undertaken to open import tariff quotas for certain agricultural products. In some cases imports of products under such import tariff quotas are subject to an import licensing system.

(2)

Council Regulation (EC) No 3290/94 of 22 December 1994 on the adjustments and transitional arrangements required in the agriculture sector in order to implement the agreements concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (2), as well as various agreements concluded between the Community and certain third countries and Council Decisions opening import tariff quotas on an autonomous basis provide for different management methods in respect of import tariff quotas subject to an import licensing system.

(3)

In order to simplify and improve the effectiveness and usefulness of the administration and control mechanisms, common conditions should be laid down for the administration of import tariff quotas subject to an import licensing system and which have to be managed by a method according to which licences are allocated in proportion to the overall quantities requested (hereinafter the ‘simultaneous examination method’), or a method of import based on documents to be issued by third countries. Such provisions should also contain rules on the submission of applications and licences which should apply where necessary in addition to or by way of derogation from certain provisions of 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 (3).

(4)

A single annual import quota period should be opened in respect of all the import tariff quotas falling within the scope of this Regulation. However, in some cases, there may be a need to provide for subperiods within the annual import quota period.

(5)

Experience shows that provisions need to be laid down to deter inaccurate documents from being presented. A suitable penalty system should therefore be established and the cases where no penalties are to be applied should be determined.

(6)

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 (4) applies for the management of tariff measures. Pursuant to Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (5), Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 is applicable without prejudice to specific provisions laid down in other fields. Such specific provisions exist for the management of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences. However, the rules on Community surveillance as set out in Article 308d of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 should apply to improve controls.

(7)

As regards the simultaneous examination method, detailed rules covering the submission of licence applications and the necessary information should be laid down. In that connection, in order to improve controls, provision should be made for applicants to be able to submit not more than one import licence application for the same quota order number in respect of a given import tariff quota period or subperiod, as the case may be. Moreover, such applications should be lodged only in a Member State in which the applicant is established and registered for VAT purposes.

(8)

Provisions governing the issuing of import licences should be laid down. Licences should be issued after an adequate period for evaluating the licence applications submitted. However, if the quantities covered by the licence applications exceed the quantities available for the import tariff quota period concerned, allocation should be subject, where appropriate, to the application of an allocation coefficient. After that coefficient has been applied, the result may nevertheless need to be adapted as regards the decimals in order to ensure that the available quantity will not be exceeded.

(9)

Provision should be made for the period of validity of import licences to be fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota concerned. However, experience shows that to ensure the best efficiency of Community surveillance as set out in Article 308d of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, in the interest of sound management of import tariff quotas, provision should be made for import licences not to be valid after the last day of the import tariff quota period, even if that day is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, by way of derogation from Article 3(4) of Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 1182/71 of 3 June 1971 determining the rules applicable to periods, dates and time limits (6). If a titular holder or a transferee of an import licence has been unable to use the licence owing to a case of force majeure, he should only be entitled to apply to the competent body of the Member State of issue for the licence to be cancelled and, by way of derogation from Article 41 of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000, not to apply for the period of validity of the licence to be extended after the last day of the import tariff quota period.

(10)

The rules applicable to the time limit within which proof has to be furnished that licences have been used should also be laid down.

(11)

For the sake of the sound management of import tariff quotas, the Commission should receive the relevant information in good time.

(12)

Common conditions based on documents issued by third countries, such as export licences, should be established for the management system.

(13)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the management committees concerned,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 1

Scope and definition

1.   Without prejudice to derogations laid down in Commission Regulations specific to certain quotas, this Regulation lays down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas managed by a system of import licences and the management of which falls within the scope of the common organisation of a market.

This Regulation shall not apply to the import tariff quotas listed in Annex I.

2.   Commission Regulations governing a given import tariff quota managed by a system of import licences and the management of which does not fall within the scope of the common organisation of a market may provide that this Regulation shall apply to that import tariff quota.

3.   Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 shall apply to import licences, save as otherwise provided for in this Regulation.

4.   For the purposes of this Regulation, ‘import tariff quota’ means a specified quantity of goods that can be imported during a limited period subject to the total (total suspension) or partial waiver (partial suspension) of the normal duties applicable.

Article 2

Import tariff quota period

1.   Import tariff quotas shall be opened for a period of 12 consecutive months, hereinafter referred to as ‘import tariff quota period’.

2.   The import tariff quota period may be divided into several subperiods.

Article 3

Penalties

1.   Where it is found that a document presented by an applicant for the attribution of the rights deriving from Commission Regulations governing a given import quota provides with incorrect information and where the incorrect information concerned is decisive for the attribution of that right, the competent authorities of the Member State shall:

(a)

bar the applicant from importing any goods under the import tariff quota concerned for the entire import tariff quota period during which the finding was made and;

(b)

exclude the applicant from the licence application system for the import tariff quota concerned during the following import tariff quota period.

However, points (a) and (b) of the first subparagraph shall not apply if the applicant proves, to the satisfaction of the competent authority, that the situation referred to in the first subparagraph is not due to his gross negligence or that it is due to force majeure or to obvious error.

2.   If an applicant presents an incorrect document as referred to in paragraph 1 deliberately, that applicant shall:

(a)

be barred from importing any goods under the import tariff quota concerned for the entire import tariff quota period during which the finding was made and;

(b)

be excluded from the licence application system for the import tariff quota concerned during the following two import tariff quota periods.

3.   Where imports have already been carried out prior to the finding referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2, any undue financial advantages resulting therefrom shall be recovered.

4.   Subject to Article 6 of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95 (7), the penalties referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall be without prejudice to any additional penalties pursuant to other provisions of Community or national law.

Article 4

Surveillance of goods

At the request of the Commission, the Member States shall forward to the Commission details of the quantities of products put into free circulation under the import tariff quotas during the months specified by the Commission, in accordance with Article 308d of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 5

Applicants

Applicants shall submit, at the time of their first application for a given import tariff quota period to the competent authorities of the Member State in which they are established and in which they are registered for VAT purposes the application referred to in Article 6(1) accompanied by proof that at the time their application is submitted, they have been engaged in trade with third countries in products covered by the relevant common market organisation:

during the 12 month period immediately prior to the time of that application, and

during the 12 month period immediately prior to the 12 month period referred to in the first indent.

Proof of trade with third countries shall be furnished exclusively either by means of the customs documents of release for free circulation, duly endorsed by the customs authorities and containing a reference to the applicant concerned as being the consignee, or by means of the customs document of exportation duly endorsed by the customs authorities.

Customs agents or representatives shall not apply for import licences under the quotas falling within the scope of this Regulation.

CHAPTER II

SIMULTANEOUS EXAMINATION METHOD

Article 6

Import licence applications and import licences

1.   Applicants for import licences shall not lodge more than one import licence application for the same quota order number in respect of an import tariff quota period or subperiod. Where an applicant lodges more than one application, none of his applications shall be admissible.

2.   In accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 a security shall be lodged. The security shall be released in respect of quantities covered by applications for which no licence could be issued further to the application of the allocation coefficient referred to in Article 7(2) of this Regulation.

3.   Where this is deemed necessary for the management of a given import tariff quota, the Commission Regulations governing that quota may provide for additional conditions. They may, in particular, provide for the application of a system according to which the quotas are managed by attributing import rights as a first step and issuing import licences as a second.

Paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 of this Article, Article 5, Article 7(1) second subparagraph, Article 7(2) and (4) and Article 11(1)(a) shall apply mutatis mutandis where a system of attribution of import rights is applied.

4.   Box 20 of import licence applications and import licences shall contain the import tariff quota order number referred to in paragraph 1.

5.   An import licence application may not relate, by import tariff quota period or subperiod, to a quantity exceeding the quantity or, as the case may be, the limit fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota for that import tariff quota period or subperiod.

6.   Import licence applications shall be lodged during a period fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota in question. That period may precede the import tariff quota period or subperiod.

7.   Quantities shall be indicated by weight, volume in whole units or pieces, not fractions thereof, on the import licence applications.

Article 7

Issue of import licences

1.   Import licences shall be issued within a specific period fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota in question, subject to the measures adopted by the Commission pursuant to paragraph 2.

Licences shall be issued for all the applications lodged in accordance with the relevant provisions and notified to the Commission pursuant to Article 11(1)(a). Import licences shall not be issued for quantities that had not been notified.

2.   Where the information notified by the Member States pursuant to Article 11 indicates that the quantities covered by licence applications exceed the quantities available for the import tariff quota period or subperiod, the Commission shall fix an allocation coefficient, which the Member States shall apply to the quantities covered by each licence application.

The allocation coefficient shall be calculated as follows:

[(available quantity/requested quantity) × 100] %

Where applicable, the Commission shall adjust that coefficient in order to ensure that the quantities available for the import tariff quota period or subperiod may in no case be exceeded.

3.   Import licences shall be issued for the quantities covered by licence applications, multiplied by the allocation coefficient referred to in paragraph 2.

The amount resulting from the application of the allocation coefficient shall be rounded down to the nearest unit.

4.   Quantities not allocated or not used during an import tariff quota subperiod shall be determined on the basis of the information provided by Member States in accordance with Article 11. Such quantities shall automatically be added to the following subperiod for redistribution.

However, no quantities shall be transferred to the following import tariff quota period.

Article 8

Period of validity of import licences

Import licences issued in accordance with Article 7 shall be valid for a period of validity fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota concerned. In any case, import licences shall not be valid after the last day of the import tariff quota period. Article 3(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 1182/71 shall not apply.

If the period of validity of an import licence ends on the last day of the import tariff quota period concerned, one of the endorsements listed in Annex II to this Regulation shall be entered in box 24 of the import licence when it is issued.

In the case referred to in the second paragraph of this Article, by way of derogation from Article 41 of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000, the period of validity of the licence shall not, in any case, be extended after the last day of the import tariff quota period.

Article 9

Customs duty

The customs duty fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the import tariff quota concerned shall be entered in box 24 of the import licence using one of the model entries listed in Annex III.

Article 10

Proof of utilisation of the licences

Article 35(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 shall apply to import licences falling within the scope of this Regulation.

Article 11

Notifications to the Commission

1.   Member States shall notify the Commission:

(a)

of the total quantities, including nil returns, covered by licence applications within a specific period fixed by the Commission Regulations governing the relevant import tariff quota following the closing date for the submission of applications;

(b)

of the quantities, including nil returns, covered by import licences they have issued;

(c)

of the quantities, including nil returns, covered by unused or partly used import licences and corresponding to the difference between the quantities entered on the back of the import licences and the quantities for which they were issued.

The information referred to in points (b) and (c) shall be notified at the latest within two months of expiry of the period of validity of the licences in question.

2.   The notifications referred to in paragraph 1 shall be made by electronic means using the form made available to the Member States by the Commission.

3.   Notifications, including nil returns, shall be sent by 13.00 (Brussels time) at the latest on the specified date. For the purposes of notifications to the Commission under this Article, where reference is made to working days in a Commission Regulation governing a given import tariff quota, it shall be construed as a reference to working days for the Commission within the meaning of Article 2 of Regulation (EEC) No 1182/71.

CHAPTER III

MANAGEMENT METHOD BASED ON DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THIRD COUNTRIES

Article 12

General principles

Where an import tariff quota is administered using a method based on a document issued by a third country, such document shall be presented to the competent issuing body of the Member State, together with the application for the import licence to which that document relates. The original of the document shall be kept by that competent body.

Article 13

Import licence applications, import licences and notifications

Article 6(2), (3) and (4), Articles 8, 9 and 10, Article 11(1)(b) and (c), Article 11(2), (3) and, where applicable, Article 11(1)(a) shall apply mutatis mutandis where the management method based on documents issued by third countries is applied.

CHAPTER IV

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 14

Entry into force

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

It shall apply to import licences for import tariff quota periods starting from 1 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 349, 31.12.1994, p. 105. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1340/98 (OJ L 184, 27.6.1998, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1233/2006 (OJ L 225, 17.8.2006, p. 14).

(4)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 402/2006 (OJ L 70, 9.3.2006, p. 35).

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

(6)  OJ L 124, 8.6.1971, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 312, 23.12.1995, p. 1.


ANNEX I

‘ACP-India preferential sugar’ as referred to in Article 12 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 950/2006 of 28 June 2006 laying down detailed rules of application for the 2006/2007, 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 marketing years for the import and refining of sugar products under certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements (1).

Import tariff quotas falling within the scope of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1839/95 of 26 July 1995 laying down detailed rules for the application of tariff quotas for imports of maize and sorghum into Spain and imports of maize into Portugal (2).

Import tariff quotas falling within the scope of Council Regulation (EC) No 1964/2005 of 29 November 2005 on the tariff rates for bananas (3).


(1)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 177, 28.7.1995, p. 4.

(3)  OJ L 316, 2.12.2005, p. 1.


ANNEX II

Endorsements referred to in Article 8

:

in Spanish

:

No es de aplicación el artículo 3, apartado 4, del Reglamento (CEE) no 1182/71

:

in Czech

:

Ustanovení čl. 3 odst. 4 nařízení (EHS) č. 1182/71 se nepoužije

:

in Danish

:

Artikel 3, stk. 4, i forordning (EØF) nr. 1182/71 finder ikke anvendelse

:

in German

:

Artikel 3 Absatz 4 der Verordnung (EWG) Nr. 1182/71 kommt nicht zur Anwendung

:

in Estonian

:

Määruse (EMÜ) nr 1182/71 artikli 3 lõiget 4 ei kohaldata

:

in Greek

:

Το άρθρο 3 παράγραφος 4 του κανονισμού (ΕOΚ) αριθ. 1182/71 δεν εφαρμόζεται

:

in English

:

Article 3(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 1182/71 shall not apply

:

in French

:

l’article 3, paragraphe 4, du règlement (CEE) no 1182/71 ne s’applique pas

:

in Italian

:

L'articolo 3, paragrafo 4, del regolamento (CEE) n. 1182/71 non si applica

:

in Latvian

:

Regulas (EEK) Nr. 1182/71 3. panta 4. punktu nepiemēro

:

in Lithuanian

:

Reglamento (EEB) Nr. 1182/71 3 straipsnio 4 dalis netaikoma

:

in Hungarian

:

Az 1182/71/EGK rendelet 3. cikkének (4) bekezdését nem kell alkalmazni

:

in Maltese

:

:

in Dutch

:

Artikel 3, lid 4, van Verordening (EEG) nr. 1182/71 is niet van toepassing

:

in Polish

:

Artykuł 3 ust. 4 rozporządzenia (EWG) nr 1182/71 nie ma zastosowania

:

in Portuguese

:

O n.o 4 do artigo 3.o do Regulamento (CEE) n.o 1182/71 não se aplica

:

in Slovak

:

Článok 3 ods. 4 nariadenia (EHS) č. 1182/71 sa neuplatňuje

:

in Slovenian

:

Člen 3(4) Uredbe (EGS) št. 1182/71 se ne uporablja

:

in Finnish

:

Asetuksen (ETY) N:o 1182/71 3 (4) artiklaa ei sovelleta

:

in Swedish

:

Artikel 3.4 i förordning (EEG) nr 1182/71 skall inte tillämpas


ANNEX III

Entries referred to in Article 9

:

in Spanish

:

Derecho de aduana … — Reglamento (CE) no …/…

:

in Czech

:

Celní sazba … – nařízení (ES) č. …/…

:

in Danish

:

Toldsats … — forordning (EF) nr. …/…

:

in German

:

Zollsatz … — Verordnung (EG) Nr. …/…

:

in Estonian

:

Tollimaks … – määrus (EÜ) nr …/…

:

in Greek

:

Δασμός … — Κανονισμός (ΕΚ) αριθ. …/…

:

in English

:

Customs duty … — Regulation (EC) No …/…

:

in French

:

droit de douane: … — règlement (CE) no …/…

:

in Italian

:

Dazio: … — Regolamento (CE) n. …/…

:

in Latvian

:

Muitas nodoklis … – Regula (EK) Nr. …/…

:

in Lithuanian

:

Muito mokestis … – Reglamentas (EB) Nr. …/…

:

in Hungarian

:

Vámtétel: … – …/…/EK rendelet

:

in Maltese

:

:

in Dutch

:

Douanerecht: … — Verordening (EG) nr. …/…

:

in Polish

:

Stawka celna … – Rozporządzenie (WE) nr …/…

:

in Portuguese

:

Direito aduaneiro: … — Regulamento (CE) n.o …/…

:

in Slovak

:

Clo … – nariadenie (ES) č. …/…

:

in Slovenian

:

Carina: … – Uredba (ES) št. …/…

:

in Finnish

:

Tulli … – Asetus (EY) N:o …/…

:

in Swedish

:

Tull … – Förordning (EG) nr …/…


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/21


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1302/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the rates of the refunds applicable to certain cereal and rice products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (2), and in particular Article 14(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 and Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 provide that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of each of those Regulations and the prices within the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 of 30 June 2005 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 3448/93 as regards the system of granting export refunds on certain agricultural products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty, and the criteria for fixing the amount of such refunds (3), specifies the products for which a rate of refund is to be fixed, to be applied where these products are exported in the form of goods listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 or in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 as appropriate.

(3)

In accordance with the first paragraph of Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005, the rate of the refund per 100 kilograms for each of the basic products in question is to be fixed each month.

(4)

The commitments entered into with regard to refunds which may be granted for the export of agricultural products contained in goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty may be jeopardised by the fixing in advance of high refund rates. It is therefore necessary to take precautionary measures in such situations without, however, preventing the conclusion of long-term contracts. The fixing of a specific refund rate for the advance fixing of refunds is a measure which enables these various objectives to be met.

(5)

Taking into account the settlement between the European Community and the United States of America on Community exports of pasta products to the United States, approved by Council Decision 87/482/EEC (4), it is necessary to differentiate the refund on goods falling within CN codes 1902 11 00 and 1902 19 according to their destination.

(6)

Pursuant to Article 15(2) and (3) of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005, a reduced rate of export refund has to be fixed, taking account of the amount of the production refund applicable, pursuant to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1722/93 (5), for the basic product in question, used during the assumed period of manufacture of the goods.

(7)

Spirituous beverages are considered less sensitive to the price of the cereals used in their manufacture. However, Protocol 19 of the Act of Accession of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark provides that the necessary measures must be decided to facilitate the use of Community cereals in the manufacture of spirituous beverages obtained from cereals. Accordingly, it is necessary to adapt the refund rate applying to cereals exported in the form of spirituous beverages.

(8)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The rates of the refunds applicable to the basic products listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 and in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 or in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003, and exported in the form of goods listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 or in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 respectively, shall be fixed as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78.

(2)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96.

(3)  OJ L 172, 5.7.2005, p. 24.

(4)  OJ L 275, 29.9.1987, p. 36.

(5)  OJ L 159, 1.7.1993, p. 112. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1584/2004 (OJ L 280, 31.8.2004, p. 11).


ANNEX

Rates of the refunds applicable from 1 September 2006 to certain cereals and rice products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty (1)

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Description of products (2)

Rate of refund per 100 kg of basic product

In case of advance fixing of refunds

Other

1001 10 00

Durum wheat:

 

 

– on exports of goods falling within CN codes 1902 11 and 1902 19 to the United States of America

– in other cases

1001 90 99

Common wheat and meslin:

 

 

– on exports of goods falling within CN codes 1902 11 and 1902 19 to the United States of America

– in other cases:

 

 

– – where Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 applies (3)

– – where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

– – in other cases

1002 00 00

Rye

1003 00 90

Barley

 

 

– where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

– in other cases

1004 00 00

Oats

1005 90 00

Maize (corn) used in the form of:

 

 

– starch:

 

 

– – where Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 applies (3)

2,663

2,663

– – where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

0,976

0,976

– – in other cases

3,342

3,342

– glucose, glucose syrup, maltodextrine, maltodextrine syrup of CN codes 1702 30 51, 1702 30 59, 1702 30 91, 1702 30 99, 1702 40 90, 1702 90 50, 1702 90 75, 1702 90 79, 2106 90 55 (5):

 

 

– – where Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 applies (3)

1,828

1,828

– – where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

0,732

0,732

– – in other cases

2,507

2,507

– where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

0,976

0,976

– other (including unprocessed)

3,342

3,342

Potato starch of CN code 1108 13 00 similar to a product obtained from processed maize:

 

 

– where Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 applies (3)

2,384

2,384

– where goods falling within subheading 2208 (4) are exported

0,976

0,976

– in other cases

3,342

3,342

ex 1006 30

Wholly milled rice:

 

 

– round grain

– medium grain

– long grain

1006 40 00

Broken rice

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum, other than hybrid for sowing


(1)  The rates set out in this Annex are not applicable to exports to Bulgaria with effect from 1 October 2004, to Romania with effect from 1 December 2005, and to the goods listed in Tables I and II to Protocol No 2 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 exported to the Swiss Confederation or to the Principality of Liechtenstein with effect from 1 February 2005.

(2)  As far as agricultural products obtained from the processing of a basic product or/and assimilated products are concerned, the coefficients set out in Annex V to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 is applicable.

(3)  The goods concerned fall under CN code 3505 10 50.

(4)  Goods listed in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 or referred to in Article 2 of Regulation (EEC) No 2825/93 (OJ L 258, 16.10.1993, p. 6).

(5)  For syrups of CN codes NC 1702 30 99, 1702 40 90 and 1702 60 90, obtained from mixing glucose and fructose syrup, the export refund relates only to the glucose syrup.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/25


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1303/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the rates of refunds applicable to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the market in the sugar sector (1), and in particular Article 33(2)(a) and (4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 32(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 provides that the differences between the prices in international trade for the products listed in Article 1(1)(b), (c), (d) and (g) of that Regulation and prices within the Community may be covered by an export refund where these products are exported in the form of goods listed in Annex VII to that Regulation.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 of 30 June 2005 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 3448/93 as regards the system of granting export refunds on certain agricultural products exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty, and the criteria for fixing the amount of such refunds, and the criteria for fixing the amount of such refunds (2), specifies the products for which a rate of refund is to be fixed, to be applied where these products are exported in the form of goods listed in Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006.

(3)

In accordance with the first paragraph of Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005, the rate of the refund per 100 kilograms for each of the basic products in question is to be fixed each month.

(4)

Article 32(4) of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 lays down that the export refund for a product contained in goods may not exceed the refund applicable to that product when exported without further processing.

(5)

The refunds fixed under this Regulation may be fixed in advance as the market situation over the next few months cannot be established at the moment.

(6)

The commitments entered into with regard to refunds which may be granted for the export of agricultural products contained in goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty may be jeopardised by the fixing in advance of high refund rates. It is therefore necessary to take precautionary measures in such situations without, however, preventing the conclusion of long-term contracts. The fixing of a specific refund rate for the advance fixing of refunds is a measure which enables these various objectives to be met.

(7)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The rates of the refunds applicable to the basic products listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1043/2005 and in Article 1(1) and in point (1) of Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006, and exported in the form of goods listed in Annex VII to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006, shall be fixed as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 172, 5.7.2005, p. 24. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 544/2006 (OJ L 94, 1.4.2006, p. 24).


ANNEX

Rates of refunds applicable from 1 September 2006 to certain products from the sugar sector exported in the form of goods not covered by Annex I to the Treaty (1)

CN code

Description

Rate of refund in EUR/100 kg

In case of advance fixing of refunds

Other

1701 99 10

White sugar

31,97

31,97


(1)  The rates set out in this Annex are not applicable to exports to Bulgaria, with effect from 1 October 2004, to Romania with effect from 1 December 2005, and to the goods listed in Tables I and II to Protocol No 2 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation of 22 July 1972 exported to the Swiss Confederation or to the Principality of Liechtenstein with effect from 1 February 2005.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/27


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1304/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the maximum reduction in the duty on sorghum imported in connection with the invitation to tender issued in Regulation (EC) No 1059/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 12(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

An invitation to tender for the maximum reduction in the duty on sorghum imported into Spain from third countries was opened pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1059/2006 (2).

(2)

Pursuant to Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1839/95 (3), the Commission, acting under the procedure laid down in Article 25 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003, may decide to fix a maximum reduction in the import duty. In fixing this maximum the criteria provided for in Articles 6 and 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1839/95 must be taken into account. Whereas a contract is awarded to any tenderer whose tender is equal to or less than the maximum reduction in the duty.

(3)

The application of the abovementioned criteria to the current market situation for the cereal in question results in the maximum reduction in the import duty being fixed at the amount specified in Article 1.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For tenders notified from 25 to 31 August 2006, pursuant to the invitation to tender issued in Regulation (EC) No 1059/2006, the maximum reduction in the duty on sorghum imported shall be 19,90 EUR/t and be valid for a total maximum quantity of 67 000 t.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 192, 13.7.2006, p. 11.

(3)  OJ L 177, 28.7.1995, p. 4. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1558/2005 (OJ L 249, 24.9.2005, p. 6).


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/28


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) Νo 1305/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on products processed from cereals and rice

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (2), and in particular Article 14(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 and Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 provide that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of those Regulations and prices for those products within the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 provides that when refunds are being fixed account must be taken of the existing situation and the future trend with regard to prices and availabilities of cereals, rice and broken rice on the Community market on the one hand and prices for cereals, rice, broken rice and cereal products on the world market on the other. The same Articles provide that it is also important to ensure equilibrium and the natural development of prices and trade on the markets in cereals and rice and, furthermore, to take into account the economic aspect of the proposed exports, and the need to avoid disturbances on the Community market.

(3)

Article 4 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1518/95 (3) on the import and export system for products processed from cereals and from rice defines the specific criteria to be taken into account when the refund on these products is being calculated.

(4)

The refund to be granted in respect of certain processed products should be graduated on the basis of the ash, crude fibre, tegument, protein, fat and starch content of the individual product concerned, this content being a particularly good indicator of the quantity of basic product actually incorporated in the processed product.

(5)

There is no need at present to fix an export refund for manioc, other tropical roots and tubers or flours obtained therefrom, given the economic aspect of potential exports and in particular the nature and origin of these products. For certain products processed from cereals, the insignificance of Community participation in world trade makes it unnecessary to fix an export refund at the present time.

(6)

The world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund for certain products according to destination.

(7)

The refund must be fixed once a month. It may be altered in the intervening period.

(8)

Certain processed maize products may undergo a heat treatment following which a refund might be granted that does not correspond to the quality of the product; whereas it should therefore be specified that on these products, containing pregelatinised starch, no export refund is to be granted.

(9)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on the products listed in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1518/95 are hereby fixed as shown in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1549/2004 (OJ L 280, 31.8.2004, p. 13).

(3)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 55. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2993/95 (OJ L 312, 23.12.1995, p. 25).


ANNEX

to Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on products processed from cereals and rice

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Refunds

1102 20 10 9200 (1)

C13

EUR/t

46,79

1102 20 10 9400 (1)

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1102 20 90 9200 (1)

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1102 90 10 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1102 90 10 9900

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1102 90 30 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1103 19 40 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1103 13 10 9100 (1)

C13

EUR/t

60,16

1103 13 10 9300 (1)

C13

EUR/t

46,79

1103 13 10 9500 (1)

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1103 13 90 9100 (1)

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1103 19 10 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1103 19 30 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1103 20 60 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1103 20 20 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 19 69 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 12 90 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 12 90 9300

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 19 10 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 19 50 9110

C13

EUR/t

53,47

1104 19 50 9130

C13

EUR/t

43,45

1104 29 01 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 29 03 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 29 05 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 29 05 9300

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 22 20 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 22 30 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 23 10 9100

C13

EUR/t

50,13

1104 23 10 9300

C13

EUR/t

38,43

1104 29 11 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 29 51 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 29 55 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 30 10 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1104 30 90 9000

C13

EUR/t

8,36

1107 10 11 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1107 10 91 9000

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1108 11 00 9200

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1108 11 00 9300

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1108 12 00 9200

C13

EUR/t

53,47

1108 12 00 9300

C13

EUR/t

53,47

1108 13 00 9200

C13

EUR/t

53,47

1108 13 00 9300

C13

EUR/t

53,47

1108 19 10 9200

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1108 19 10 9300

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1109 00 00 9100

C13

EUR/t

0,00

1702 30 51 9000 (2)

C13

EUR/t

52,39

1702 30 59 9000 (2)

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1702 30 91 9000

C13

EUR/t

52,39

1702 30 99 9000

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1702 40 90 9000

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1702 90 50 9100

C13

EUR/t

52,39

1702 90 50 9900

C13

EUR/t

40,10

1702 90 75 9000

C13

EUR/t

54,89

1702 90 79 9000

C13

EUR/t

38,10

2106 90 55 9000

C14

EUR/t

40,10

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

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

The other destinations are as follows:

C10

:

All destinations

C11

:

All destinations except for Bulgaria

C12

:

All destinations except for Romania

C13

:

All destinations except for Bulgaria and Romania

C14

:

All destinations except for Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Bulgaria and Romania.


(1)  No refund shall be granted on products given a heat treatment resulting in pregelatinisation of the starch.

(2)  Refunds are granted in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2730/75 (OJ L 281, 1.11.1975, p. 20), as amended.

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

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

The other destinations are as follows:

C10

:

All destinations

C11

:

All destinations except for Bulgaria

C12

:

All destinations except for Romania

C13

:

All destinations except for Bulgaria and Romania

C14

:

All destinations except for Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Bulgaria and Romania.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/31


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1306/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on cereal-based compound feedingstuffs

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 september 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of that Regulation and prices for those products within the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1517/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 as regards the arrangements for the export and import of compound feedingstuffs based on cereals and amending Regulation (EC) No 1162/95 laying down special detailed rules for the application of the system of import and export licences for cereals and rice (2) in Article 2 lays down general rules for fixing the amount of such refunds.

(3)

That calculation must also take account of the cereal products content. In the interest of simplification, the refund should be paid in respect of two categories of ‘cereal products’, namely for maize, the most commonly used cereal in exported compound feeds and maize products, and for ‘other cereals’, these being eligible cereal products excluding maize and maize products. A refund should be granted in respect of the quantity of cereal products present in the compound feedingstuff.

(4)

Furthermore, the amount of the refund must also take into account the possibilities and conditions for the sale of those products on the world market, the need to avoid disturbances on the Community market and the economic aspect of the export.

(5)

The current situation on the cereals market and, in particular, the supply prospects mean that the export refunds should be abolished.

(6)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on the compound feedingstuffs covered by Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 and subject to Regulation (EC) No 1517/95 are hereby fixed as shown in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 51.


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on cereal-based compound feedingstuffs

Product codes benefiting from export refund:

 

2309 10 11 9000,

 

2309 10 13 9000,

 

2309 10 31 9000,

 

2309 10 33 9000,

 

2309 10 51 9000,

 

2309 10 53 9000,

 

2309 90 31 9000,

 

2309 90 33 9000,

 

2309 90 41 9000,

 

2309 90 43 9000,

 

2309 90 51 9000,

 

2309 90 53 9000.


Cereal products

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refunds

Maize and maize products:

CN codes 0709 90 60, 0712 90 19, 1005, 1102 20, 1103 13, 1103 29 40, 1104 19 50, 1104 23, 1904 10 10

C10

EUR/t

0,00

Cereal products excluding maize and maize products

C10

EUR/t

0,00

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

C10

:

All destinations.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/33


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1307/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing production refunds on cereals

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003, on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 8(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1722/93 of 30 June 1993 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulations (EEC) No 1766/92 and (EEC) No 1418/76 concerning production refunds in the cereals and rice sectors respectively (2) lays down the conditions for granting production refunds. The basis for calculating the refund is laid down in Article 3 of that Regulation. The refund thus calculated, differentiated where necessary for potato starch, must be fixed once a month and may be amended if the price of maize and/or wheat changes significantly.

(2)

The production refunds fixed in this Regulation should be adjusted by the coefficients listed in the Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 1722/93 to establish the exact amount to be paid.

(3)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The refund per tonne of starch referred to in Article 3(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 1722/93, is hereby fixed at:

(a)

EUR/tonne 5,07 for starch from maize, wheat, barley and oats;

(b)

EUR/tonne 7,62 for potato starch.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 159, 1.7.1993, p. 112. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1548/2004 (OJ L 280, 31.8.2004, p. 11).


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/34


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1308/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on cereals and on wheat or rye flour, groats and meal

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of that Regulation and prices for those products in the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

The refunds must be fixed taking into account the factors referred to in Article 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the granting of export refunds on cereals and the measures to be taken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (2).

(3)

As far as wheat and rye flour, groats and meal are concerned, when the refund on these products is being calculated, account must be taken of the quantities of cereals required for their manufacture. These quantities were fixed in Regulation (EC) No 1501/95.

(4)

The world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund for certain products according to destination.

(5)

The refund must be fixed once a month. It may be altered in the intervening period.

(6)

It follows from applying the detailed rules set out above to the present situation on the market in cereals, and in particular to quotations or prices for these products within the Community and on the world market, that the refunds should be as set out in the Annex hereto.

(7)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on the products listed in Article 1(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003, excluding malt, exported in the natural state, shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 777/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on cereals and on wheat or rye flour, groats and meal

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refunds

1001 10 00 9200

EUR/t

1001 10 00 9400

A00

EUR/t

0

1001 90 91 9000

EUR/t

1001 90 99 9000

A00

EUR/t

0

1002 00 00 9000

A00

EUR/t

0

1003 00 10 9000

EUR/t

1003 00 90 9000

A00

EUR/t

0

1004 00 00 9200

EUR/t

1004 00 00 9400

A00

EUR/t

0

1005 10 90 9000

EUR/t

1005 90 00 9000

A00

EUR/t

0

1007 00 90 9000

EUR/t

1008 20 00 9000

EUR/t

1101 00 11 9000

EUR/t

1101 00 15 9100

C01

EUR/t

0

1101 00 15 9130

C01

EUR/t

0

1101 00 15 9150

C01

EUR/t

0

1101 00 15 9170

C01

EUR/t

0

1101 00 15 9180

C01

EUR/t

0

1101 00 15 9190

EUR/t

1101 00 90 9000

EUR/t

1102 10 00 9500

A00

EUR/t

0

1102 10 00 9700

A00

EUR/t

0

1102 10 00 9900

EUR/t

1103 11 10 9200

A00

EUR/t

0

1103 11 10 9400

A00

EUR/t

0

1103 11 10 9900

EUR/t

1103 11 90 9200

A00

EUR/t

0

1103 11 90 9800

EUR/t

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in the Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1), as amended.

C01

:

All third countries with the exception of Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/36


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1309/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on cereals

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 15(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the export refund applicable to cereals on the day on which an application for an export licence is made must be applied on request to exports to be effected during the period of validity of the export licence. In this case, a corrective amount may be applied to the refund.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the granting of export refunds on cereals and the cereals and the measures to be taken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (2), allows for the fixing of a corrective amount for the products listed in Article 1(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003. That corrective amount must be calculated taking account of the factors referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95.

(3)

The world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the corrective amount according to destination.

(4)

The corrective amount must be fixed according to the same procedure as the refund; it may be altered in the period between fixings.

(5)

It follows from applying the provisions set out above that the corrective amount must be as set out in the Annex hereto.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The corrective amount referred to in Article 1(a), (b) and (c) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 which is applicable to export refunds fixed in advance except for malt shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 777/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on cereals

(EUR/t)

Product code

Destination

Current

9

1st period

10

2nd period

11

3rd period

12

4th period

1

5th period

2

6th period

3

1001 10 00 9200

1001 10 00 9400

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1001 90 91 9000

1001 90 99 9000

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1002 00 00 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1003 00 10 9000

1003 00 90 9000

C02

0

0

0

0

0

1004 00 00 9200

1004 00 00 9400

C03

0

0

0

0

0

1005 10 90 9000

1005 90 00 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1007 00 90 9000

1008 20 00 9000

1101 00 11 9000

1101 00 15 9100

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1101 00 15 9130

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1101 00 15 9150

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1101 00 15 9170

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1101 00 15 9180

C01

0

0

0

0

0

1101 00 15 9190

1101 00 90 9000

1102 10 00 9500

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1102 10 00 9700

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1102 10 00 9900

1103 11 10 9200

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1103 11 10 9400

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1103 11 10 9900

1103 11 90 9200

A00

0

0

0

0

0

1103 11 90 9800

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

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

C01

:

All third countries with the exception of Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.

C02

:

Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lybia, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

C03

:

All third countries with the exception of Bulgaria, Norway, Romania, Switzerland and Lichtenstein.


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/38


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1310/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the export refunds on malt

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of that Regulation and prices for those products within the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

The refunds must be fixed taking into account the factors referred to in Article 1 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the granting of export refunds on cereals and the measures to be taken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (2).

(3)

The refund applicable in the case of malts must be calculated with amount taken of the quantity of cereals required to manufacture the products in question. The said quantities are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1501/95.

(4)

The world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund for certain products according to destination.

(5)

The refund must be fixed once a month. It may be altered in the intervening period.

(6)

It follows from applying these rules to the present situation on markets in cereals, and in particular to quotations or prices for these products within the Community and on the world market, that the refunds should be as set out in the Annex hereto.

(7)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on malt listed in Article 1(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 777/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the export refunds on malt

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refunds

1107 10 19 9000

A00

EUR/t

0,00

1107 10 99 9000

A00

EUR/t

0,00

1107 20 00 9000

A00

EUR/t

0,00

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

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


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/40


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1311/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on malt

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organization of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 15(2),

Whereas:

(1)

Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 provides that the export refund applicable to cereals on the day on which application for an export licence is made must be applied on request to exports to be effected during the period of validity of the export licence. In this case, a corrective amount may be applied to the refund.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the granting of export refunds on cereals and the measures to be taken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (2) allows for the fixing of a corrective amount for the malt referred to in Article 1(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003. That corrective amount must be calculated taking account of the factors referred to in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95.

(3)

It follows from applying the provisions set out above that the corrective amount must be as set out in the Annex hereto.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The corrective amount referred to in Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 which is applicable to export refunds fixed in advance in respect of malt shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 777/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the corrective amount applicable to the refund on malt

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

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

(EUR/t)

Product code

Destination

Current

9

1st period

10

2nd period

11

3rd period

12

4th period

1

5th period

2

1107 10 11 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 19 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 91 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 99 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 20 00 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0


(EUR/t)

Product code

Destination

6th period

3

7th period

4

8th period

5

9th period

6

10th period

7

11th period

8

1107 10 11 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 19 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 91 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 10 99 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1107 20 00 9000

A00

0

0

0

0

0

0


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/42


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1312/2006

of 31 August 2006

fixing the refunds applicable to cereal and rice sector products supplied as Community and national food aid

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1) and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (2) and in particular Article 14(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 2 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2681/74 of 21 October 1974 on Community financing of expenditure incurred in respect of the supply of agricultural products as food aid (3) lays down that the portion of the expenditure corresponding to the export refunds on the products in question fixed under Community rules is to be charged to the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund, Guarantee Section.

(2)

In order to make it easier to draw up and manage the budget for Community food aid actions and to enable the Member States to know the extent of Community participation in the financing of national food aid actions, the level of the refunds granted for these actions should be determined.

(3)

The general and implementing rules provided for in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 and in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 on export refunds are applicable mutatis mutandis to the abovementioned operations.

(4)

The specific criteria to be used for calculating the export refund on rice are set out in Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003.

(5)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For Community and national food aid operations under international agreements or other supplementary programmes, and other Community free supply measures, the refunds applicable to cereals and rice sector products shall be as set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 797/2006 (OJ L 144, 31.5.2006, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 288, 25.10.1974, p. 1.


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 31 August 2006 fixing the refunds applicable to cereal and rice sector products supplied as Comunity and national food aid

(EUR/t)

Product code

Refund

1001 10 00 9400

0,00

1001 90 99 9000

0,00

1002 00 00 9000

0,00

1003 00 90 9000

0,00

1005 90 00 9000

0,00

1006 30 92 9100

0,00

1006 30 92 9900

0,00

1006 30 94 9100

0,00

1006 30 94 9900

0,00

1006 30 96 9100

0,00

1006 30 96 9900

0,00

1006 30 98 9100

0,00

1006 30 98 9900

0,00

1006 30 65 9900

0,00

1007 00 90 9000

0,00

1101 00 15 9100

0,00

1101 00 15 9130

0,00

1102 10 00 9500

0,00

1102 20 10 9200

46,79

1102 20 10 9400

40,10

1103 11 10 9200

0,00

1103 13 10 9100

60,16

1104 12 90 9100

0,00

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


1.9.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 238/44


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1313/2006

of 31 August 2006

concerning tenders notified in response to the invitation to tender for the export of common wheat issued in Regulation (EC) No 936/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

An invitation to tender for the refund for the export of common wheat to certain third countries was opened pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 936/2006 (2).

(2)

Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the granting of export refunds on cereals and the measures to be taken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (3), and in particular Article 13(3) thereof,

(3)

On the basis of the criteria laid down in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95, a maximum refund should not be fixed.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

No action shall be taken on the tenders notified from 25 to 31 August 2006 in response to the invitation to tender for the refund for the export of common wheat issued in Regulation (EC) No 936/2006.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 September 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 August 2006.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1154/2005 (OJ L 187, 19.7.2005, p. 11).

(2)  OJ L 172, 24.6.2006, p. 6.

(3)  OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7. Regulation as last modified by Regulation (EC) No 777/2004 (OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).