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Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 594/2008 of 16 June 2008 on certain procedures for applying the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, and for applying the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (OJ L 169, 30.6.2008)

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Corrigendum to Council Decision 2008/474/EC of 16 June 2008 concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (OJ L 169, 30.6.2008)

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Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

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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.


Corrigenda

30.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 233/1


Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 594/2008 of 16 June 2008 on certain procedures for applying the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, and for applying the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

( Official Journal of the European Union L 169 of 30 June 2008 )

Regulation (EC) No 594/2008 should read as follows:

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 594/2008

of 16 June 2008

on certain procedures for applying the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, and for applying the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

A Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, (hereinafter referred to as the SAA) was signed in Luxembourg on 16 June 2008.

(2)

On 16 June 2008 the Council concluded an Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (1) (hereinafter referred to as the Interim Agreement) which provides for the early entry into force of the trade and trade-related provisions of the SAA. The Interim Agreement is to enter into force on the first day of the month following the date of the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval.

(3)

It is necessary to lay down the procedures for applying certain provisions of the Interim Agreement. Since the trade and trade-related provisions of these instruments are to a very large extent identical, this Regulation should also apply to the implementation of the SAA after its entry into force.

(4)

The SAA and the Interim Agreement stipulate that fishery products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina may be imported into the Community at a reduced customs duty, within the limits of tariff quotas. It is therefore necessary to lay down provisions regulating the management of these tariff quotas.

(5)

Where trade defence measures become necessary, they should be adopted in accordance with the general provisions laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 3285/94 of 22 December 1994 on the common rules for imports (2), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2603/69 of 20 December 1969 establishing common rules for exports (3), Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (4) or, as the case may be, Council Regulation (EC) No 2026/97 of 6 October 1997 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community (5).

(6)

Where a Member State provides the Commission with information on a possible fraud or failure to provide administrative cooperation, the relevant community legislation shall apply, in particular Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97 of 13 March 1997 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters (6).

(7)

For the purposes of implementing the relevant provisions of this Regulation the Commission should be assisted by the Customs Code Committee established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (7).

(8)

The measures necessary for the implementation of this Regulation should be adopted in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission (8),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation lays down certain procedures for the adoption of detailed rules for the implementation of certain provisions of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (hereinafter referred to as the SAA), and of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (hereinafter referred to as the Interim Agreement).

Article 2

Concessions for fish and fishery products

Detailed rules on the implementation of Article 13 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 28 of the SAA, concerning the tariff quotas for fish and fishery products, shall be adopted by the Commission in accordance with the management procedure referred to in Article 12(2) of this Regulation.

Article 3

Tariff reductions

1.   Subject to paragraph 2, rates of preferential duty shall be rounded down to the first decimal place.

2.   Where the result of calculating the rate of the preferential duty pursuant to paragraph 1 is one of the following, the preferential rate shall be considered a full exemption:

(a)

1 % or less in the case of ad valorem duties; or

(b)

EUR 1 or less per individual amount in the specific duties.

Article 4

Technical adaptations

Amendments and technical adaptations to the provisions adopted pursuant to this Regulation rendered necessary by changes to the Combined Nomenclature codes and to the TARIC subdivisions or arising from the conclusion of new or modified Agreements, Protocols, Exchanges of Letters or other acts between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina, shall be adopted in accordance with the management procedure referred to in Article 12(2).

Article 5

General safeguard clause

Without prejudice to Article 7, where the Community needs to take a measure as provided for in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA, it shall be adopted in accordance with the conditions and procedures laid down in Regulation (EC) No 3285/94, unless otherwise specified in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA.

Article 6

Shortage clause

Without prejudice to Article 7, where the Community needs to take a measure as provided for in Article 25 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 40 of the SAA, it shall be adopted in accordance with the procedures laid down in Regulation (EEC) No 2603/69.

Article 7

Exceptional and critical circumstances

Where exceptional and critical circumstances arise within the meaning of Articles 24(5)(b) and 25(4) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39(5)(b) and 40(4) of the SAA, the Commission may take immediate measures as provided for in Articles 24 and 25 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 and 40 of the SAA.

If the Commission receives a request from a Member State, it shall take a decision thereon within five working days of receipt of the request.

The Commission shall notify the Council of its decision.

Any Member State may refer the Commission's decision to the Council within 10 working days of receiving notification of the decision.

The Council, acting by a qualified majority, may take a different decision within two months.

Article 8

Safeguard clause for agricultural and fishery products

1.   Notwithstanding the procedures provided for in Articles 5 and 6 of this Regulation, where the Community needs to take a safeguard measure as provided for in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA, concerning agricultural and fishery products, the Commission shall, at the request of a Member State or on its own initiative, decide upon the necessary measures after, where applicable, having had recourse to the referral procedure provided for in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA.

If the Commission receives a request from a Member State, it shall take a decision thereon:

(a)

within three working days following the receipt of a request, where the referral procedure provided for in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA, does not apply; or

(b)

within three days of the end of the 30 days period referred to in Articles 24(5)(a) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39(5)(a) of the SAA, where the referral procedure provided for in Article 24 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 39 of the SAA, applies.

The Commission shall notify the Council of the measures it decided.

2.   Measures decided on by the Commission pursuant to paragraph 1 may be referred to the Council by any Member State within three working days of the date on which they were notified. The Council shall meet without delay. It may, acting by qualified majority, amend or repeal the measures in question within one month following the date on which they were referred to the Council.

Article 9

Dumping and subsidy

In the event of a practice which is liable to warrant application by the Community of the measures provided for in Article 23(2) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 38(2) of the SAA, the introduction of anti-dumping and/or countervailing measures shall be decided upon in accordance with the provisions laid down in, respectively, Regulation (EC) No 384/96 and/or Regulation (EC) No 2026/97.

Article 10

Competition

1.   In the event of a practice that may justify application by the Community of the measures provided for in Article 36 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 71 of the SAA, the Commission shall, after examining the case, on its own initiative or on the request of a Member State, decide whether such practice is compatible with the Agreement.

The measures provided for in Article 36(10) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 71(10) of the SAA, shall be adopted in the cases of aid in accordance with the procedures laid down in Regulation (EC) No 2026/97 and in the other cases in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 133 of the Treaty.

2.   In the event of a practice that may cause measures to be applied to the Community by Bosnia and Herzegovina on the basis of Article 36 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 71 of the SAA, the Commission shall, after examining the case, decide whether the practice is compatible with the principles set out in the Interim Agreement, and thereafter the SAA. Where necessary, it shall take appropriate decisions on the basis of criteria which result from the application of Articles 81, 82 and 87 of the Treaty.

Article 11

Fraud or failure to provide administrative cooperation

Where the Commission, on the basis of information provided by a Member State or on its own initiative, finds that the conditions laid down in Article 29 of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter in Article 44 of the SAA, are fulfilled, it shall, without undue delay:

(a)

inform the Council; and

(b)

notify the Interim Committee, and thereafter the Stabilisation and Association Committee, of its finding together with the objective information, and enter into consultations within the Interim Committee, and thereafter the Stabilisation and Association Committee.

Any publication under Article 29(5) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter in Article 44(5) of the SAA, shall be effected by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The Commission may decide, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 12(3) of this Regulation, to suspend temporarily the relevant preferential treatment of the products as provided for in Article 29(4) of the Interim Agreement, and thereafter Article 44(4) of the SAA.

Article 12

Committee

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Customs Code Committee set up by Article 248a of Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 4 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

The period laid down in Article 4(3) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at three months.

3.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 3 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

Article 13

Notification

The Commission, acting on behalf of the Community, shall be responsible for notification to the Interim Committee, and thereafter the Stabilisation and Association Council and the Stabilisation and Association Committee, respectively, as required by the Interim Agreement or the SAA.

Article 14

Entry into force

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

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

Done at Luxembourg, 16 June 2008.

For the Council

The President

D. RUPEL


(1)  See page 6 of this Official Journal.

(2)  OJ L 349, 31.12.1994, p. 53. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2200/2004 (OJ L 374, 22.12.2004, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 324, 27.12.1969, p. 25. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3918/91 (OJ L 372, 31.12.1991, p. 31).

(4)  OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2117/2005 (OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 17).

(5)  OJ L 288, 21.10.1997, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 461/2004 (OJ L 77, 13.3.2004, p. 12).

(6)  OJ L 82, 22.3.1997, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 807/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 36).

(7)  OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1).

(8)  OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23. Decision as amended by Decision 2006/512/EC (OJ L 200, 22.7.2006, p. 11).


30.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 233/5


Corrigendum to Council Decision 2008/474/EC of 16 June 2008 concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

( Official Journal of the European Union L 169 of 30 June 2008 )

Decision 2008/474/EC should read as follows:

 


COUNCIL DECISION

of 16 June 2008

concerning the signing and conclusion of the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

(2008/474/EC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 in conjunction with Article 300(2), first subparagraph, and Article 300(3), first sentence thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Pending the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, signed in Luxembourg on 16 June 2008, it is necessary to approve the Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement).

(2)

The commercial provisions contained in the Agreement are of an exceptional nature, connected with the policy implemented within the framework of the Stabilisation and Association Process and will not constitute, for the European Union, any precedent in the commercial policy of the Community with regard to third countries other than those of the Western Balkans.

(3)

The Agreement should therefore be signed and approved,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Interim Agreement on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part, the Annexes and Protocols annexed thereto, and the joint declaration and the declaration by the Community attached to the Final Act, are hereby approved on behalf of the Community.

The texts referred to in the first paragraph are attached to this Decision.

Article 2

The President of the Council is hereby authorised to designate the person(s) empowered, on behalf of the Community, to sign the Agreement and to deposit the instrument of approval provided for in Article 58 of the Agreement.

Done at Luxembourg, 16 June 2008.

For the Council

The President

D. RUPEL

INTERIM AGREEMENT

on trade and trade-related matters between the European Community, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY,

hereinafter referred to as ‘the Community’,

of the one part, and

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA,

of the other part,

together referred to as ‘the Parties’,

WHEREAS:

(1)

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and its Member States, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part (hereinafter referred to as the Stabilisation and Association Agreement or the SAA), was signed in Luxembourg on the sixteenth day of June in the year two thousand and eight.

(2)

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement is intended to establish a close and lasting relationship based on reciprocity and mutual interest, which should allow Bosnia and Herzegovina to further strengthen and extend the already established relationship with the European Union.

(3)

It is necessary to ensure the development of trade links by strengthening and widening the relations established previously.

(4)

To this end it is necessary to implement as speedily as possible, by means of an Interim Agreement, provisions of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement on trade and trade-related matters.

(5)

Some of the provisions included in Protocol 3 on land transport to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, which are related to road transit traffic, are directly linked to the free movement of goods and should consequently be included in this Agreement.

(6)

In the absence of pre-existing contractual structures this Agreement establishes an Interim Committee for the implementation of this Agreement,

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

Dimitrij RUPEL,

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia,

President of the Council of the European Union

Olli REHN,

Member of the Commission of the European Communities (hereinafter referred to as European Commission) with responsibility for Enlargement

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Nikola ŠPIRIĆ,

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

TITLE I

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Article 1 (SAA Article 2)

Respect for democratic principles and human rights as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and as defined in the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in the Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of Paris for a New Europe, respect for principles of international law, including full cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the rule of law as well as the principles of market economy as reflected in the Document of the CSCE Bonn Conference on Economic Cooperation, shall form the basis of the domestic and external policies of the Parties and constitute essential elements of this Agreement.

Article 2 (SAA Article 9)

This Agreement shall be fully compatible with and implemented in a manner consistent with the relevant WTO provisions, in particular Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) and Article V of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).

TITLE II

FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

Article 3 (SAA Article 18)

1.   The Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall gradually establish a free trade area over a period lasting a maximum of five years starting from the entry into force of this Agreement in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and in conformity with those of the GATT 1994 and the WTO. In so doing they shall take into account the specific requirements laid down hereinafter.

2.   The Combined Nomenclature shall be applied to the classification of goods in trade between the Parties.

3.   For the purpose of this Agreement customs duties and charges having equivalent effect to customs duties include any duty or charge of any kind imposed in connection with the importation or exportation of a good, including any form of surtax or surcharge in connection with such importation or exportation, but do not include any:

(a)

charges equivalent to an internal tax imposed consistently with the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article III of the GATT 1994;

(b)

antidumping or countervailing measures;

(c)

fees or charges commensurate with the costs of services rendered.

4.   For each product, the basic duty to which the successive tariff reductions set out in this Agreement are to be applied shall be:

(a)

the Community Common Customs Tariff, established pursuant to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (1) actually applied erga omnes on the day of the signature of this Agreement;

(b)

the Bosnia and Herzegovina's applied Customs Tariff for 2005 (2).

5.   The reduced duties to be applied by Bosnia and Herzegovina calculated as set out in this Agreement shall be rounded to the nearest decimal numbers using common arithmetical principles. Therefore, all figures which have less than five after the first decimal point shall be rounded down to the nearest decimal number and all figures which have more than five (included) after the first decimal point shall be rounded up to the nearest decimal number.

6.   If, after the signature of this Agreement, any tariff reduction is applied on an erga omnes basis, in particular reductions resulting:

(a)

from the tariff negotiations in the WTO; or

(b)

in the event of the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the WTO; or

(c)

from subsequent reductions after the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the WTO;

such reduced duties shall replace the basic duty referred to in paragraph 4 as from the date when such reductions are applied.

7.   The Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall communicate to each other their respective basic duties and any changes thereof.

CHAPTER I

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Article 4 (SAA Article 19)

Definition

1.   The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to products originating in the Community or in Bosnia and Herzegovina listed in Chapters 25 to 97 of the Combined Nomenclature, with the exception of the products listed in Annex I, paragraph I, (ii) of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

2.   Trade between the Parties in products covered by the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of that Treaty.

Article 5 (SAA Article 20)

Community concessions on industrial products

1.   Customs duties on imports into the Community and charges having equivalent effect shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement on industrial products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   Quantitative restrictions on imports into the Community and measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement on industrial products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Article 6 (SAA Article 21)

Bosnia and Herzegovina concessions on industrial products

1.   Customs duties on imports into Bosnia and Herzegovina of industrial products originating in the Community other than those listed in Annex I shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement.

2.   Charges having equivalent effect to customs duties on imports into Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement on industrial products originating in the Community.

3.   Customs duties on imports into Bosnia and Herzegovina of industrial products originating in the Community which are listed in Annex I(a), I(b) and I(c) shall be progressively reduced and abolished in accordance with timetables indicated in that Annex.

4.   Quantitative restrictions on imports into Bosnia and Herzegovina of industrial products originating in the Community and measures having equivalent effect shall be abolished upon the date of entry into force of this Agreement.

Article 7 (SAA Article 22)

Duties and restrictions on exports

1.   The Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall abolish any customs duties on exports and charges having equivalent effect in trade between them upon the entry into force of this Agreement.

2.   The Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall abolish between themselves any quantitative restrictions on exports and measures having equivalent effect upon the entry into force of this Agreement.

Article 8 (SAA Article 23)

Faster reductions in customs duties

Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its readiness to reduce its customs duties in trade with the Community more rapidly than is provided for in Article 6 (SAA Article 21) if its general economic situation and the situation of the economic sector concerned so permit.

The Interim Committee shall analyse the situation in this respect and make the relevant recommendations.

CHAPTER II

AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

Article 9 (SAA Article 24)

Definition

1.   The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to trade in agricultural and fishery products originating in the Community or in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   The term ‘agricultural and fishery products’ refers to the products listed in Chapters 1 to 24 of the Combined Nomenclature and the products listed in Annex I, paragraph I, (ii) of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

3.   This definition includes fish and fishery products covered by Chapter 3, headings 1604 and 1605, and sub-headings 0511 91, 2301 20 00 and 1902 20 10.

Article 10 (SAA Article 25)

Processed agricultural products

Protocol 1 lays down the trade arrangements for processed agricultural products which are listed therein.

Article 11 (SAA Article 26)

Elimination of quantitative restrictions on agricultural and fishery products

1.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the Community shall abolish all quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports of agricultural and fishery products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina shall abolish all quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect on imports of agricultural and fishery products originating in the Community.

Article 12 (SAA Article 27)

Agricultural products

1.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the Community shall abolish the customs duties and charges having equivalent effect, on imports of agricultural products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina, other than those of headings 0102, 0201, 0202, 1701, 1702 and 2204 of the Combined Nomenclature.

For the products covered by Chapters 7 and 8 of the Combined Nomenclature, for which the Common Customs Tariff provides for the application of ad valorem customs duties and a specific customs duty, the elimination applies only to the ad valorem part of the duty.

2.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the Community shall fix the customs duties applicable to imports into the Community of ‘baby beef’ products defined in Annex II and originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina at 20 % of the ad valorem duty and 20 % of the specific duty as laid down in the Common Customs Tariff, within the limit of an annual tariff quota of 1 500 tonnes expressed in carcass weight.

3.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, the Community shall apply duty-free access on imports into the Community for products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina of headings 1701 and 1702 of the Combined Nomenclature, within the limit of an annual tariff quota of 12 000 tonnes (net weight).

4.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina shall:

(a)

abolish the customs duties applicable on imports of certain agricultural products originating in the Community, listed in Annex III(a);

(b)

reduce progressively the customs duties applicable on imports of certain agricultural products originating in the Community, listed in Annex III(b), III(c) and III(d) in accordance with the timetable indicated for each product in that Annex;

(c)

abolish the customs duties applicable on imports of certain agricultural products originating in the Community, listed in Annex III(e) within the limit of the tariff quota indicated for the products concerned.

5.   Protocol 6 lays down the arrangements applicable to the wine and spirit drinks products referred to therein.

Article 13 (SAA Article 28)

Fish and fishery products

1.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement the Community shall abolish all customs duties or charges having equivalent effect on fish and fishery products originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina, other than those listed in Annex IV. Products listed in Annex IV shall be subject to the provisions laid down therein.

2.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement Bosnia and Herzegovina shall abolish customs duties or charges having an equivalent effect on fish and fishery products originating in the Community in line with the provisions as specified in Annex V.

Article 14 (SAA Article 29)

Review clause

Taking account of the volume of trade in agricultural and fishery products between the Parties, of their particular sensitivities, of the rules of the Community common policies and of the policies for agriculture and fisheries in Bosnia and Herzegovina of the role of agriculture and fisheries in the economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the consequences of the multilateral trade negotiations in the framework of the WTO as well as of the eventual accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the WTO, the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall examine in the Interim Committee, no later than three years after the entry into force of this Agreement, product by product and on an orderly and appropriate reciprocal basis, the opportunities for granting each other further concessions with a view to implementing greater liberalisation of the trade in agricultural and fishery products.

Article 15 (SAA Article 30)

Notwithstanding other provisions of this Agreement, and in particular Article 24 (SAA Article 39), given the particular sensitivity of the agricultural and fisheries markets, if imports of products originating in one Party, which are the subject of concessions granted pursuant to Articles 10, 11, 12 and 13 of this Agreement (SAA Articles 25 to 28), cause serious disturbance to the markets or to their domestic regulatory mechanisms, in the other Party, both Parties shall enter into consultations immediately to find an appropriate solution. Pending such solution, the Party concerned may take the appropriate measures it deems necessary.

Article 16 (SAA Article 31)

Protection of geographical indications for agricultural and fishery products and foodstuffs other than wine and spirit drinks

1.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall provide protection of geographical indications of the Community registered in the Community under Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 of 20 March 2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (3), in accordance with the terms of this Article. Geographical indications of Bosnia and Herzegovina for agricultural and fishery products shall be eligible for registration in the Community under the conditions set out in that Regulation.

2.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall prohibit any use in its territory of the names protected in the Community for comparable products not complying with the geographical indication's specification. This shall apply even where the true geographical origin of the good is indicated, the geographical indication in question is used in translation, the name is accompanied by terms such as ‘kind’, ‘type’, ‘style’, ‘imitation’, ‘method’ or other expressions of the sort.

3.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall refuse the registration of a trademark the use of which corresponds to the situations referred to in paragraph 2.

4.   Trademarks which have been registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina or established by use, the use of which corresponds to the situations referred to in paragraph 2, shall no longer be used within six years following the entry into force of this Agreement. However, this shall not apply to trademarks registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina and trademarks established by use which are owned by nationals of third countries, provided they are not of such a nature as to deceive in any way the public as to the quality, the specification and the geographical origin of the goods.

5.   Any use of the geographical indications protected in accordance with paragraph 1 as terms customary in common language as the common name for such goods in Bosnia and Herzegovina shall cease at the latest on 31 December 2013.

6.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall ensure the protection referred to in paragraphs 1 to 5 on its own initiative as well as at the request of an interested party.

CHAPTER III

COMMON PROVISIONS

Article 17 (SAA Article 32)

Scope

The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to trade in all products between the Parties except where otherwise provided herein or in Protocol 1.

Article 18 (SAA Article 33)

Improved concessions

The provisions of this Title shall in no way affect the application, on a unilateral basis, of more favourable measures by any Party.

Article 19 (SAA Article 34)

Standstill

1.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, no new customs duties on imports or exports or charges having equivalent effect shall be introduced, nor shall those already applied be increased, in trade between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   From the date of entry into force of this Agreement, no new quantitative restriction on imports or exports or measure having equivalent effect shall be introduced, nor shall those existing be made more restrictive, in trade between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

3.   Without prejudice to the concessions granted under Articles 10, 11, 12 and 13 (SAA Articles 25, 26, 27 and 28), the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article shall not restrict in any way the pursuit of the respective agricultural and fishery policies of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of the Community and the taking of any measures under those policies in so far as the import regime in Annexes III to V and Protocol 1 is not affected.

Article 20 (SAA Article 35)

Prohibition of fiscal discrimination

1.   The Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina shall refrain from, and abolish where existing, any measure or practice of an internal fiscal nature establishing, whether directly or indirectly, discrimination between the products of one Party and like products originating in the territory of the other Party.

2.   Products exported to the territory of one of the Parties may not benefit from repayment of internal indirect taxation in excess of the amount of indirect taxation imposed on them.

Article 21 (SAA Article 36)

Customs duties of a fiscal nature

The provisions concerning the abolition of customs duties on imports shall also apply to customs duties of a fiscal nature.

Article 22 (SAA Article 37)

Customs unions, free trade areas, cross-border arrangements

1.   This Agreement shall not preclude the maintenance or establishment of customs unions, free trade areas or arrangements for frontier trade except in so far as they alter the trade arrangements provided for in this Agreement.

2.   During the transitional periods specified in Article 3 (SAA Article 18), this Agreement shall not affect the implementation of the specific preferential arrangements governing the movement of goods either laid down in frontier agreements previously concluded between one or more Member States of the European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina or resulting from the bilateral agreements specified in Title III concluded by Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to promote regional trade.

3.   Consultations between the Parties shall take place within the Interim Committee concerning the Agreements described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article and, where requested, on other major issues related to their respective trade policies towards third countries. In particular in the event of a third country acceding to the Union, such consultations shall take place so as to ensure that account is taken of the mutual interests of the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina stated in this Agreement.

Article 23 (SAA Article 38)

Dumping and subsidy

1.   None of the provisions in this Agreement shall prevent any Party from taking trade defence action in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Article and Article 24 (SAA Article 39).

2.   If one of the Parties finds that dumping and/or countervailable subsidisation is taking place in trade with the other Party, that Party may take appropriate measures against this practice in accordance with the WTO Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 or the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the respective related internal legislation.

Article 24 (SAA Article 39)

General safeguard clause

1.   The provisions of Article XIX GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreement on Safeguards are applicable between the Parties.

2.   Notwithstanding paragraph 1 of this Article, where any product of one Party is being imported into the territory of the other Party in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause:

(a)

serious injury to the domestic industry of like or directly competitive products in the territory of the importing Party; or

(b)

serious disturbances in any sector of the economy or difficulties which could bring about serious deterioration in the economic situation of a region of the importing Party,

the importing Party may take appropriate bilateral safeguard measures under the conditions and in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Article.

3.   Bilateral safeguard measures directed at imports from the other Party shall not exceed what is necessary to remedy the problems, as defined in paragraph 2, which have arisen as a result of application of this Agreement. The safeguard measure adopted should consist of a suspension in the increase or in the reduction of the margins of preferences provided for under this Agreement for the product concerned up to a maximum limit corresponding to the basic duty referred to in Article 3(4)(a) and (b) and (6) (SAA Article 18(4)(a) and (b) and (6)) for the same product. Such measures shall contain clear elements progressively leading to their elimination at the end of the set period, at the latest, and shall not be taken for a period exceeding two years.

In very exceptional circumstances, measures may be extended for a further period of a maximum of two years. No bilateral safeguard measure shall be applied to the import of a product that has previously been subject to such a measure for a period of, at least, four years since the expiry of the measure.

4.   In the cases specified in this Article, before taking the measures provided for therein or, in the cases to which paragraph 5(b) of this Article applies, as soon as possible, the Community on the one part or Bosnia and Herzegovina on the other part, as the case may be, shall supply the Interim Committee with all relevant information required for a thorough examination of the situation, with a view to seeking a solution acceptable to the two Parties concerned.

5.   For the implementation of paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4, the following provisions shall apply:

(a)

the problems arising from the situation referred to in this Article shall be immediately referred for examination to the Interim Committee, which may take any decisions needed to put an end to such problems.

If the Interim Committee or the exporting Party has not taken a decision putting an end to the problems, or no other satisfactory solution has been reached within 30 days of the matter being referred to the Interim Committee, the importing Party may adopt the appropriate measures to remedy the problem in accordance with this Article. In the selection of safeguard measures, priority must be given to those which least disturb the functioning of the arrangements established in this Agreement. Safeguard measures applied in accordance with Article XIX GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreement on Safeguards shall preserve the level/margin of preference granted under this Agreement;

(b)

where exceptional and critical circumstances requiring immediate action make prior information or examination, as the case may be, impossible, the Party concerned may, in the situations specified in this Article, apply forth with provisional measures necessary to deal with the situation and shall inform the other Party immediately thereof.

The safeguard measures shall be notified immediately to the Interim Committee and shall be the subject of periodic consultations within that body, particularly with a view to establishing a timetable for their abolition as soon as circumstances permit.

6.   In the event of the Community or Bosnia and Herzegovina subjecting imports of products liable to give rise to the problems referred to in this Article to an administrative procedure having as its purpose the rapid provision of information on the trend of trade flows, it shall inform the other Party.

Article 25 (SAA Article 40)

Shortage clause

1.   Where compliance with the provisions of this Title leads to:

(a)

a critical shortage, or threat thereof, of foodstuffs or other products essential to the exporting Party; or

(b)

re-export to a third country of a product against which the exporting Party maintains quantitative export restrictions, export duties or measures or charges having equivalent effect, and where the situations referred to above give rise, or are likely to give rise to major difficulties for the exporting Party;

that Party may take appropriate measures under the conditions and in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Article.

2.   In the selection of measures, priority must be given to those which least disturb the functioning of the arrangements in this Agreement. Such measures shall not be applied in a manner which would constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination where the same conditions prevail, or a disguised restriction on trade and shall be eliminated when the conditions no longer justify their maintenance.

3.   Before taking the measures provided for in paragraph 1 or, as soon as possible in cases to which paragraph 4 applies the Community or Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the case may be, shall supply the Interim Committee with all relevant information, with a view to seeking a solution acceptable to the Parties. The Parties within the Interim Committee may agree on any means needed to put an end to the difficulties. If no agreement is reached within 30 days of the matter being referred to the Interim Committee, the exporting Party may apply measures under this Article on the exportation of the product concerned.

4.   Where exceptional and critical circumstances requiring immediate action make prior information or examination, as the case may be, impossible, the Community or Bosnia and Herzegovina, whichever is concerned, may apply forthwith the precautionary measures necessary to deal with the situation and shall inform the other Party immediately thereof.

5.   Any measures applied pursuant to this Article shall be immediately notified to the Interim Committee and shall be the subject of periodic consultations within that body, particularly with a view to establishing a timetable for their elimination as soon as circumstances permit.

Article 26 (SAA Article 41)

State monopolies

Bosnia and Herzegovina shall adjust any state monopolies of a commercial character so as to ensure that, following the entry into force of this Agreement, no discrimination regarding the conditions under which goods are procured and marketed exists between nationals of the Member States of the European Union and of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Article 27 (SAA Article 42)

Rules of origin

Except if otherwise stipulated in this Agreement, Protocol 2 lays down the rules of origin for the application of the provisions of this Agreement.

Article 28 (SAA Article 43)

Restrictions authorised

This Agreement shall not preclude prohibitions or restrictions on imports, exports or goods in transit justified on grounds of public morality, public policy or public security; the protection of health and life of humans, animals or plants; the protection of national treasures of artistic, historic or archaeological value or the protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property, or rules relating to gold and silver. Such prohibitions or restrictions shall not, however, constitute a means of arbitrary discrimination or a disguised restriction on trade between the Parties.

Article 29 (SAA Article 44)

Failure to provide administrative cooperation

1.   The Parties agree that administrative cooperation is essential for the implementation and the control of the preferential treatment granted under this Title and underline their commitment to combat irregularities and fraud in customs and related matters.

2.   Where a Party has made a finding, on the basis of objective information, of a failure to provide administrative cooperation and/or of irregularities or fraud under this Title, the Party concerned may temporarily suspend the relevant preferential treatment of the product(s) concerned in accordance with this Article.

3.   For the purpose of this Article a failure to provide administrative cooperation shall mean, inter alia:

(a)

a repeated failure to respect the obligations to verify the originating status of the product(s) concerned;

(b)

a repeated refusal or undue delay in carrying out and/or communicating the results of subsequent verification of the proof of origin;

(c)

a repeated refusal or undue delay in obtaining authorisation to conduct administrative cooperation missions to verify the authenticity of documents or accuracy of information relevant to the granting of the preferential treatment in question.

For the purpose of this Article a finding of irregularities or fraud may be made, inter alia, where there is a rapid increase, without satisfactory explanation, in imports of goods exceeding the usual level of production and export capacity of the other Party, that is linked to objective information concerning irregularities or fraud.

4.   The application of a temporary suspension shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a)

the Party which has made a finding, on the basis of objective information, of a failure to provide administrative cooperation and/or of irregularities or fraud shall without undue delay notify the Interim Committee of its finding together with the objective information and enter into consultations within the Interim Committee, on the basis of all relevant information and objective findings, with a view to reaching a solution acceptable to both Parties;

(b)

where the Parties have entered into consultations within the Interim Committee as above and have failed to agree on an acceptable solution within three months following the notification, the Party concerned may temporarily suspend the relevant preferential treatment of the product(s) concerned. A temporary suspension shall be notified to the Interim Committee without undue delay;

(c)

temporary suspensions under this Article shall be limited to the minimum necessary to protect the financial interests of the Party concerned. They shall not exceed a period of six months, which may be renewed. Temporary suspensions shall be notified immediately after their adoption to the Interim Committee. They shall be subject to periodic consultations within the Interim Committee in particular with a view to their termination as soon as the conditions for their application no longer prevail.

5.   At the same time as the notification to the Interim Committee under paragraph 4(a) of this Article, the Party concerned should publish a notice to importers in its Official Journal. The notice to importers should indicate for the product concerned that there is a finding, on the basis of objective information, of a failure to provide administrative cooperation and/or of irregularities or fraud.

Article 30 (SAA Article 45)

Financial responsibility

In case of error by the competent authorities in the proper management of the preferential system at export, and in particular in the application of the provisions of Protocol 2, where this error leads to consequences in terms of import duties, the Party facing such consequences may request the Interim Committee to examine the possibilities of adopting all appropriate measures with a view to resolving the situation.

Article 31 (SAA Article 46)

The application of this Agreement shall be without prejudice to the application of the provisions of Community law to the Canary Islands.

TITLE III

OTHER TRADE AND TRADE-RELATED PROVISIONS

Article 32 (SAA point 1 of Article 59)

Transit traffic

1.   For the purposes of this Article, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

Community transit traffic: the carriage, by a carrier established in the Community, of goods in transit through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina ‘en route’ to or from a Member State of the Community;

(b)

Bosnia and Herzegovina's transit traffic: the carriage, by a carrier established in Bosnia and Herzegovina, of goods in transit from Bosnia and Herzegovina through Community territory and destined for a third country or of goods from a third country destined for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   The Parties hereby agree to grant unrestricted access to Community transit traffic through Bosnia and Herzegovina and to Bosnia and Herzegovina's transit traffic through the Community with effect from the date of entry into force of this Agreement.

3.   If, as a result of the rights granted under paragraph 2, transit traffic by Community hauliers increases to such a degree as to cause or threaten to cause serious harm to road infrastructure and/or traffic fluidity on the axes mentioned in Article 5 of SAA Protocol 3, and under the same circumstances problems arise on Community territory close to the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the matter shall be submitted to the Interim Committee in accordance with Article 41(1) of this Agreement. The Parties may propose exceptional temporary, non-discriminatory measures as are necessary to limit or mitigate such harm.

4.   The Parties shall refrain from taking any unilateral action that might lead to discrimination between Community carriers or vehicles and carriers or vehicles from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Each Party shall take all steps necessary to facilitate road transport to or through the territory of the other Party.

5.   The Parties agree to simplify the flow of goods by rail and road, whether bilateral or in transit.

6.   The Parties agree, to the extent necessary, to take joint action on, and to encourage, the adoption of further simplification measures.

7.   Cooperation between the Parties shall be carried out within the framework of a special sub-committee to be created in accordance with Article 43 of this Agreement. It shall in particular coordinate the monitoring, forecasting and other statistical work relating to international transport and in particular transit traffic.

Article 33 (SAA Article 60)

The Parties undertake to authorise, in freely convertible currency, in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII of the Articles of the Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, any payments and transfers on the current account of balance of payments between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Article 34 (SAA Article 67)

1.   The Parties shall endeavour wherever possible to avoid the imposition of restrictive measures, including measures relating to imports, for balance of payments purposes. A Party adopting such measures shall present as soon as possible to the other Party a timetable for their removal.

2.   Where one or more Member States, or Bosnia and Herzegovina is in serious balance of payments difficulties, or under imminent threat thereof, the Community or Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the case may be, may, in accordance with the conditions established under the WTO Agreement, adopt restrictive measures, including measures relating to imports, which shall be of limited duration and may not go beyond what is strictly necessary to remedy the balance of payments situation. The Community or Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the case may be, shall inform the other Party forthwith.

3.   Any restrictive measures shall not apply to transfers related to investment and in particular to the repatriation of amounts invested or reinvested or any kind of revenues stemming there from.

Article 35 (SAA Article 69)

The provisions of this Agreement shall not prejudice the application by any Party of any measure necessary to prevent the circumvention of its measures concerning third-country access to its market through the provisions of this Agreement.

Article 36 (SAA Article 71)

Competition and other economic provisions

1.   The following are incompatible with the proper functioning of this Agreement, insofar as they may affect trade between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina:

(a)

all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices between undertakings which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition;

(b)

abuse by one or more undertakings of a dominant position in the territories of the Community or of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole or in a substantial part thereof;

(c)

any State aid which distorts or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or certain products.

2.   Any practices contrary to this Article shall be assessed on the basis of criteria arising from the application of the competition rules applicable in the Community, in particular from Articles 81, 82, 86 and 87 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (hereinafter referred to as EC Treaty) and interpretative instruments adopted by the Community institutions.

3.   The Parties shall ensure that an operationally independent public authority is entrusted with the powers necessary for the full application of paragraph 1(a) and (b), regarding private and public undertakings and undertakings to which special rights have been granted.

4.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall establish an operationally independent public authority, which is entrusted with the powers necessary for the full application of paragraph 1(c) within two years from the date of entry into force of this Agreement. This authority shall have, inter alia, the powers to authorise State aid schemes and individual aid grants in conformity with paragraph 2, as well as the powers to order the recovery of State aid that has been unlawfully granted.

5.   Each Party shall ensure transparency in the area of State aid, inter alia, by providing to the other Party a regular annual report, or equivalent, following the methodology and the presentation of the Community survey on State aid. Upon request by one Party, the other Party shall provide information on particular individual cases of public aid.

6.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall establish a comprehensive inventory of aid schemes instituted before the establishment of the authority referred to in paragraph 4 and shall align such aid schemes with the criteria referred to in paragraph 2 within a period of no more than four years from the entry into force of this Agreement.

7.

(a)

For the purposes of applying the provisions of paragraph 1(c), the Parties recognise that during the first six years after the entry into force of this Agreement, any public aid granted by Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be assessed taking into account the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be regarded as an area identical to those areas of the Community described in Article 87(3)(a) of the EC Treaty.

(b)

By the end of the fifth year from the entry into force of this Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina shall submit to the European Commission its GDP per capita figures harmonised at NUTS II level. The authority referred to in paragraph 4 and the European Commission shall then jointly evaluate the eligibility of the regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as the maximum aid intensities in relation thereto in order to draw up the regional aid map on the basis of the relevant Community guidelines.

8.   Protocol 3 establishes the special rules on State aid applicable to the restructuring of the steel industry.

9.   With regard to products referred to in Chapter II of Title II:

(a)

paragraph 1(c) shall not apply;

(b)

any practices contrary to paragraph 1(a) shall be assessed according to the criteria established by the Community on the basis of Articles 36 and 37 of the EC Treaty and specific Community instruments adopted on this basis.

10.   If one of the Parties considers that a particular practice is incompatible with the terms of paragraph 1, it may take appropriate measures after consultation within the Interim Committee or after 30 working days following referral for such consultation.

Nothing in this Article shall prejudice or affect in any way the taking, by either Party, of anti-dumping or countervailing measures in accordance with the relevant Articles of the GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the respective related internal legislation.

Article 37 (SAA Article 72)

Public undertakings

By the end of the third year following the entry into force of this Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina shall apply to public undertakings and undertakings to which special and exclusive rights have been granted the principles set out in the EC Treaty, with particular reference to its Article 86.

Special rights of public undertakings during the transitional period shall not include the possibility to impose quantitative restrictions or measures having an equivalent effect on imports from the Community into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Article 38 (SAA Article 73)

Intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights

1.   Pursuant to the provisions of this Article and Annex VI, the Parties confirm the importance that they attach to ensuring adequate and effective protection and enforcement of intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights.

2.   From entry into force of this Agreement, the Parties shall grant to each others' companies and nationals, in respect of the recognition and protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property, treatment no less favourable than that granted by them to any third country under bilateral Agreements.

3.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall take all the necessary measures in order to guarantee no later than five years after entry into force of this Agreement a level of protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights similar to that existing in the Community, including effective means of enforcing such rights.

4.   Bosnia and Herzegovina undertakes to accede, within the period referred to above, to the multilateral conventions on intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights referred to in Annex VI. The Parties affirm the importance they attach to the principles of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The Interim Committee may decide to oblige Bosnia and Herzegovina to accede to specific multilateral conventions in this area.

5.   If problems in the area of intellectual, industrial and commercial property affecting trading conditions occur, they shall be referred urgently to the Interim Committee, at the request of either Party, with a view to reaching mutually satisfactory solutions.

Article 39 (SAA Article 97)

Customs

The Parties shall establish cooperation in this area with a view to guarantee compliance with the provisions to be adopted in the area of trade and to achieve the approximation of the customs system of Bosnia and Herzegovina to that of the Community, thereby helping to pave the way for the liberalisation measures planned under this Agreement and for the gradual approximation of the customs legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the acquis.

Cooperation shall take due account of priority areas related to the Community acquis in the field of customs.

The rules on mutual administrative assistance between the Parties in the customs field are laid down in Protocol 4.

TITLE IV

INSTITUTIONAL, GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 40

An Interim Committee is hereby established which shall supervise the application and implementation of this Agreement. It shall hold meetings at regular intervals and when circumstances require.

Article 41

1.   The Interim Committee shall have the power to take decisions within the scope of this Agreement in the cases provided for therein. The decisions taken shall be binding on the Parties, which shall take the measures necessary to implement the decisions taken. The Interim Committee may also formulate recommendations which it considers desirable for the purpose of attaining the common objectives and the smooth functioning of this agreement. It shall draw up its decisions and recommendations by agreement between the Parties.

2.   The Interim Committee shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure.

Article 42

1.   The Interim Committee shall be composed of representatives of the Community, on the one hand, and representatives of the Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other. The members of the Interim Committee may be represented as laid down in its rules of procedure.

2.   The chairmanship of the Interim Committee will alternate between the Parties, in accordance with the conditions laid down in the rules of procedures.

3.   The Interim Committee shall act by mutual agreement of the Parties.

Article 43

The Interim Committee may create sub-committees.

Article 44

Each party shall refer to the Interim Committee any dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this Agreement.

The Interim Committee may settle the dispute by means of a binding decision.

Article 45 (SAA Article 122)

Within the scope of this Agreement, each Party undertakes to ensure that natural and legal persons of the other Party have access free of discrimination in relation to its own nationals to the competent courts and administrative organs of the Parties to defend their individual rights and their property rights.

Article 46 (SAA Article 123)

Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent a Party from taking any measures:

(a)

which it considers necessary to prevent the disclosure of information contrary to its essential security interests;

(b)

which relate to the production of, or trade in, arms, munitions or war materials or to research, development or production indispensable for defence purposes, provided that such measures do not impair the conditions of competition in respect of products not intended for specifically military purposes;

(c)

which it considers essential to its own security in the event of serious internal disturbances affecting the maintenance of law and order, in time of war or serious international tension constituting threat of war or in order to carry out obligations it has accepted for the purpose of maintaining peace and international security.

Article 47 (SAA Article 124)

1.   In the fields covered by this Agreement and without prejudice to any special provisions contained therein:

(a)

the arrangements applied by Bosnia and Herzegovina in respect of the Community shall not give rise to any discrimination between the Member States, their nationals, companies or firms;

(b)

the arrangements applied by the Community in respect of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall not give rise to any discrimination between nationals, companies or firms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2.   The provisions of paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to the right of the Parties to apply the relevant provisions of their fiscal legislation to taxpayers who are not in identical situations as regards their place of residence.

Article 48 (SAA Article 125)

1.   The Parties shall take any general or specific measures required to fulfil their obligations under this Agreement. They shall ensure that the objectives set out in this Agreement are attained.

2.   The Parties agree to consult promptly through appropriate channels at the request of either Party to discuss any matter concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement and other relevant aspects of the relations between the Parties.

3.   Each Party shall refer to the Interim Committee any dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this Agreement. In that case, Article 49 and, as the case may be, Protocol 5, shall apply.

The Interim Committee may settle the dispute by means of a binding decision.

4.   If either Party considers that the other Party has failed to fulfil an obligation under this Agreement, it may take appropriate measures. Before so doing, except in cases of special urgency, it shall supply the Interim Committee with all relevant information required for a thorough examination of the situation with a view to seeking a solution acceptable to the Parties.

In the selection of measures, priority must be given to those which least disturb the functioning of this Agreement. These measures shall be notified immediately to the Interim Committee and shall be the subject of consultations within the Interim Committee, if the other Party so requests.

5.   The provisions of paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 shall in no way affect and are without prejudice to Articles 15, 23, 24, 25 and 29 (SAA Articles 30, 38, 39, 40 and 44) and Protocol 2.

Article 49 (SAA Article 126)

1.   When a dispute arises between the Parties concerning the interpretation or the implementation of this Agreement, any Party shall notify to the other Party and the Interim Committee a formal request that the matter in dispute be resolved.

Where a Party considers that a measure adopted by the other Party, or a failure of the other Party to act, constitutes a breach of its obligations under this Agreement, the formal request that the dispute be resolved shall give the reasons for this opinion and indicate, as the case may be, that the Party may adopt measures as provided for in Article 48(4).

2.   The Parties shall endeavour to resolve the dispute by entering into good faith consultations within the Interim Committee and other bodies as provided in paragraph 3, with the aim of reaching as soon as possible a mutually acceptable solution.

3.   The Parties shall provide the Interim Committee with all relevant information required for a thorough examination of the situation.

As long as the dispute is not resolved, it shall be discussed at every meeting of the Interim Committee, unless the arbitration procedure as provided for in Protocol 5 has been initiated. A dispute shall be deemed to be resolved when the Interim Committee has taken a binding decision to settle the matter as provided for in Article 48(3), or when it has declared that there is no dispute anymore.

Consultations on a dispute can also be held at any meeting of the Interim Committee or any other relevant committee or body set up on the basis of Article 43, as agreed between the Parties or at the request of any of the Parties. Consultations may also be held in writing.

All information disclosed during the consultations shall remain confidential.

4.   For matters within the scope of application of Protocol 5, any Party may submit the matter in dispute for settlement through arbitration in accordance with that Protocol, when the Parties have failed to resolve the dispute within two months after the initiation of the dispute settlement procedure in accordance with paragraph 1.

Article 50

Annexes I to VI and Protocols 1 to 6 shall form an integral part of this Agreement.

Article 51 (SAA Article 127)

This Agreement shall not, until equivalent rights for individuals and economic operators have been achieved under this Agreement, affect rights ensured to them through existing Agreements binding one or more Member States of the European Union, on the one hand, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other.

Article 52 (SAA Article 17)

Cooperation with other countries candidate for EU accession not concerned by the Stabilisation and Association process

1.   Bosnia and Herzegovina should foster its cooperation and conclude a convention on regional cooperation with any other country candidate for EU accession not concerned by the Stabilisation and Association process in any of the fields of cooperation covered by this Agreement. Such convention should aim to gradually align bilateral relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and that country with the relevant part of the relations between the Community and its Member States and that country.

2.   Bosnia and Herzegovina shall conclude before the end of the transitional periods referred to in Article 3(1) (SAA Article 18(1)) with Turkey, which has established a customs union with the Community, on a mutually advantageous basis, an agreement establishing a free trade area in accordance with Article XXIV of the GATT 1994 as well as liberalising the establishment and supply of services between them at an equivalent level of this Agreement in accordance with Article V of the GATS.

Article 53

This Agreement shall be applicable until the entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

Either Party may denounce this Agreement by notifying the other Party. This Agreement shall terminate six months after the date of such notification.

Article 54 (SAA Article 131)

This Agreement shall apply, on the one hand, to the territories in which the EC Treaty is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty, and to the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the other.

Article 55 (SAA Article 132)

The Secretary General of the Council of the European Union shall be the depositary of this Agreement.

Article 56 (SAA Article 130)

For the purposes of this Agreement, the term ‘Parties’ shall mean the Community, or its Member States, or the Community and its Member States, in accordance with their respective powers, of the one part, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, of the other part.

Article 57 (SAA Article 133)

This Agreement is drawn up in duplicate in the Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian languages, each text being equally authentic.

Article 58

The Parties shall ratify or approve this Agreement in accordance with their own procedures.

The instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.

This Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the first month following the date of the deposit of the last instrument of ratification or approval.

Съставено в Люксембург на шестнадесети юни две хиляди и осма година.

Hecho en Luxemburgo, el dieciseis de junio de dosmile ocho.

V Lucemburku dne šestnáctého června dva tisíce osm.

Udfærdiget i Luxembourg den sekstende juni to tusind og otte.

Geschehen zu Luxemburg am sechzehnten Juni zweitausendacht.

Kahe tuhande kaheksanda aasta juunikuu kuueteistkümnendal päeval Luxembourgis.

Έγινε στo Λουξεμβούργο, στις δέκα έξι Ιουνίου δύο χιλιάδες οκτώ.

Done at Luxembourg on the sixteenth day of June in the year two thousand and eight.

Fait à Luxembourg, le seize juin deux mille huit.

Fatto a Lussemburgo, addì sedici giugno duemilaotto.

Luksemburgā, divtūkstoš astotā gada sešpadsmitajā jūnijā.

Priimta du tūkstančiai aštuntų metų birželio šešioliktą dieną Liuksemburge.

Kelt Luxembourgban, a kétezer-nyolcadik év június havának tizenhatodik napján.

Magħmul fil-Lussemburgu, fis-sittax-il jum ta' Ġunju tas-sena elfejn u tmienja.

Gedaan te Luxemburg, de zestiende juni tweeduizend acht.

Sporządzono w Luksemburgu dnia szesnastego czerwca roku dwa tysiące ósmego.

Feito em Luxemburgo, em dezasseis de Junho de dois mil e oito.

Încheiat la Luxemburg, şaisprezece iunie două mii opt.

V Luxemburgu dňa šestnásteho júna dvetisícosem.

V Luxembourgu, dne šestnajstega junija leta dva tisoč osem.

Tehty Luxemburgissa kuudentenatoista päivänä kesäkuuta vuonna kaksituhattakahdeksan.

Som skedde i Luxemburg den sextonde juni tjugohundraåtta.

Sačinjeno u Luksemburgu, šesnaestoga juna dvije hiljade osme godine.

Sačinjeno u Luksemburgu, šesnaestoga lipnja dvije tisuće osme godine.

Састављено у Луксембургу, шеснаестога јуна двије хиљаде осме године.

За Европейската общност

Por la Comunidad Europea

Za Evropské společenství

For Det Europæiske Fællesskab

Für die Europäische Gemeinschaft

Euroopa Ühenduse nimel

Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα

For the European Community

Pour la Communauté européenne

Per la Comunità europea

Eiropas Kopienas vārdā

Europos bendrijos vardu

Az Európai Közösség részéről

Għall-Komunità Ewropea

Voor de Europese Gemeenschap

W imieniu Wspólnoty Europejskiej

Pela Comunidade Europeia

Pentru Comunitatea Europeană

Za Európske spoločenstvo

Za Evropsko skupnost

Euroopan yhteisön puolesta

För Europeiska gemenskapen

Za Evropsku zajednicu

Za Evropsku zajednicu

За Европску заједницу

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За Босна и Херцеговина

Por Bosnia y Herzegovina

Za Bosnu a Hercegovinu

For Bosnien-Hercegovina

Für Bosnien und Herzegowina

Bosnia ja Hertsegoviina nimel

Για τη Βοσνία-Ερζεγοβίνη

For Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pour la Bosnie-et-Herzégovine

Per la Bosnia-Erzegovina

Bosnijos ir Hercegovinos vardu

Bosnijas un Hercegovinas vārdā

Bosznia és Hercegovina részéről

Għall-Bożnja u Ħerzegovina

Voor Bosnië en Herzegovina

W imieniu Bośni i Hercegowiny

Pela Bósnia e Herzegovina

Pentru Bosnia şi Herţegovina

Za Bosnu a Hercegovinu

Za Bosno in Hercegovino

Bosnia ja Hertsegovinan puolesta

För Bosnien och Hercegovina

Za Bosnu i Hercegovinu

Za Bosnu i Hercegovinu

За Босну и Херцеговину

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(1)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1) as amended.

(2)  Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina No 58/04 of 22.12.2004.

(3)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p 12. Regulation as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 (OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1).

LIST OF ANNEXES AND PROTOCOLS

ANNEXES

Annex I (Article 6) — Tariff concessions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Community industrial products

Annex II (Article 12(2)) — Definition of ‘baby beef’ products

Annex III (Article 12) — Tariff concessions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for agricultural primary products originating in the Community

Annex IV (Article 13) — Duties applicable to goods originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina on import into the Community

Annex V (Article 13) — Duties applicable to goods originating in the Community on import into Bosnia and Herzegovina

Annex VI (Article 38) — Intellectual, industrial and commercial property rights

PROTOCOLS

Protocol 1 (Article 10) — On trade between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina in processed agricultural products

Protocol 2 (Article 27) — Concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation for the application of the provisions of this Agreement between the Community and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Protocol 3 (Article 36) — On State aid to the steel industry

Protocol 4 (Article 39) — On mutual administrative assistance in customs matters

Protocol 5 (Article 49) — Dispute settlement

Protocol 6 (Article 12) — On reciprocal preferential concessions for certain wines, the reciprocal recognition, protection and control of wine, spirit drinks and aromatised wine names

ANNEX I

TARIFF CONCESSIONS OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA FOR COMMUNITY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

 

ANNEX I(a)

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TARIFF CONCESSIONS FOR COMMUNITY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

(referred to in Article 6)

Duty rates will be reduced as follows:

(a)

on the date of entry into force of the Agreement, the import duty will be reduced to 50 % of the basic duty;

(b)

on 1 January of the first year following the date of entry into force of the Agreement, the remaining import duties will be abolished.

CN code

Description

2501 00

Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents; sea water:

2501 00 10

Sea water and salt liquors

 

Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free-flowing agents:

 

– –

Other:

 

– – –

Other:

2501 00 99

– – – –

Other

2508

Other clays (not including expanded clays of heading 6806), andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite, whether or not calcined; mullite; chamotte or dinas earths:

2508 70 00

Chamotte or dinas earths

2511

Natural barium sulphate (barytes); natural barium carbonate (witherite), whether or not calcined, other than barium oxide of heading 2816:

2511 20 00

Natural barium carbonate (witherite)

2522

Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825

2523

Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers:

2523 10 00

Cement clinkers

 

Portland cement:

2523 21 00

– –

White cement, whether or not artificially coloured

2523 29 00

– –

Other:

ex 2523 29 00

– – –

Other than cement of a kind used for cementing of oil-wells and gas-fields

2524

Asbestos:

2524 10 00

Crocidolite

2524 90 00

Other:

ex 2524 90 00

– –

Asbestos in the form of fibres, flakes or powder

2702

Lignite, whether or not agglomerated, excluding jet

2711

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons:

 

Liquefied:

2711 11 00

– –

Natural gas

2711 12

– –

Propane

2711 13

– –

Butanes

2711 19 00

– –

Other

2801

Fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine:

2801 10 00

Chlorine

2801 20 00

Iodine

2804

Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals:

2804 10 00

Hydrogen

 

Rare gases:

2804 29

– –

Other

2804 30 00

Nitrogen

2804 40 00

Oxygen

 

Silicon:

2804 69 00

– –

Other

2804 90 00

Selenium

2807 00

Sulphuric acid; oleum:

2807 00 90

Oleum

2808 00 00

Nitric acid; sulphonitric acids

2809

Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined:

2809 10 00

Diphosphorus pentaoxide

2809 20 00

Phosphoric acid and polyphosphoric acids:

ex 2809 20 00

– –

Metaphosphoric acids

2811

Other inorganic acids and other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals:

 

Other inorganic acids:

2811 19

– –

Other:

2811 19 10

– – –

Hydrogen bromide (hydrobromic acid)

2811 19 20

– – –

Hydrogen cyanide (hydrocyanic acid)

2811 19 80

– – –

Other:

ex 2811 19 80

– – – –

Other than arsenic acid

 

Other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals:

2811 21 00

– –

Carbon dioxide

2811 29

– –

Other

2812

Halides and halide oxides of non-metals

2813

Sulphides of non-metals; commercial phosphorus trisulphide:

2813 90

Other

2814

Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution

2815

Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium:

2815 20

Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)

2815 30 00

Peroxides of sodium or potassium

2816

Hydroxide and peroxide of magnesium; oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, of strontium or barium:

2816 40 00

Oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, of strontium or barium

2819

Chromium oxides and hydroxides

2820

Manganese oxides

2821

Iron oxides and hydroxides; earth colours containing 70 % or more by weight of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3:

2821 20 00

Earth colours

2822 00 00

Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides

2824

Lead oxides; red lead and orange lead

2825

Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts; other inorganic bases; other metal oxides, hydroxides and peroxides:

2825 20 00

Lithium oxide and hydroxide

2825 30 00

Vanadium oxides and hydroxides

2825 40 00

Nickel oxides and hydroxides

2825 50 00

Copper oxides and hydroxides

2825 60 00

Germanium oxides and zirconium dioxide

2825 70 00

Molybdenum oxides and hydroxides

2825 80 00

Antimony oxides

2826

Fluorides; fluorosilicates, fluoroaluminates and other complex fluorine salts:

 

Fluorides:

2826 12 00

– –

Of aluminium

2826 30 00

Sodium hexafluoroaluminate (synthetic cryolite)

2826 90

Other:

2826 90 80

– –

Other:

ex 2826 90 80

– – –

Fluorosilicates other than of sodium or of potassium

2827

Chlorides, chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides; bromides and bromide oxides; iodides and iodide oxides:

2827 10 00

Ammonium chloride

2827 20 00

Calcium chloride

 

Other chlorides:

2827 31 00

– –

Of magnesium

2827 32 00

– –

Of aluminium

2827 39

– –

Other:

2827 39 10

– – –

Of tin

2827 39 85

– – –

Other

 

Chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides:

2827 41 00

– –

Of copper

2827 49

– –

Other:

 

Bromides and bromide oxides:

2827 51 00

– –

Bromides of sodium or of potassium

2827 59 00

– –

Other

2827 60 00

Iodides and iodide oxides:

ex 2827 60 00

– –

Other than potassium iodide

2828

Hypochlorites; commercial calcium hypochlorite; chlorites; hypobromites:

2828 90 00

Other

2829

Chlorates and perchlorates; bromates and perbromates; iodates and periodates

2830

Sulphides; polysulphides, whether or not chemically defined:

2830 90

Other

2831

Dithionites and sulphoxylates:

2831 90 00

Other

2832

Sulphites; thiosulphates

2833

Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates):

 

Sodium sulphates:

2833 19 00

– –

Other

 

Other sulphates:

2833 21 00

– –

Of magnesium

2833 22 00

– –

Of aluminium

2833 24 00

– –

Of nickel

2833 25 00

– –

Of copper

2833 29

– –

Other:

2833 29 20

– – –

Of cadmium; of chromium; of zinc

2833 29 30

– – –

Of cobalt; of titanium:

ex 2833 29 30

– – – –

Of titanium

2833 29 60

– – –

Of lead

2833 29 90

– – –

Other:

ex 2833 29 90

– – – –

Other than of tin or of manganese

2833 30 00

Alums

2833 40 00

Peroxosulphates (persulphates)

2834

Nitrites; nitrates:

2834 10 00

Nitrites

2835

Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined:

2835 10 00

Phosphinates (hypophosphites) and phosphonates (phosphites)

 

Phosphates:

2835 22 00

– –

Of mono- or disodium

2835 24 00

– –

Of potassium

2835 26

– –

Other phosphates of calcium

2835 29

– –

Other

 

Polyphosphates:

2835 39 00

– –

Other

2836

Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate:

 

Other:

2836 92 00

– –

Strontium carbonate

2837

Cyanides, cyanide oxides and complex cyanides:

 

Cyanides and cyanide oxides:

2837 19 00

– –

Other

2839

Silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates:

2839 90

Other:

2839 90 90

– –

Other:

ex 2839 90 90

– – –

Of lead

2841

Salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids:

 

Manganites, manganates and permanganates:

2841 69 00

– –

Other

2841 80 00

Tungstates (wolframates)

2841 90

Other:

2841 90 85

– –

Other:

ex 2841 90 85

– – –

Aluminates

2843

Colloidal precious metals; inorganic or organic compounds of precious metals, whether or not chemically defined; amalgams of precious metals:

 

Silver compounds:

2843 21 00

– –

Silver nitrate

2843 29 00

– –

Other

2843 30 00

Gold compounds

2843 90

Other compounds; amalgams

2844

Radioactive chemical elements and radioactive isotopes (including the fissile or fertile chemical elements and isotopes) and their compounds; mixtures and residues containing these products

2845

Isotopes other than those of heading 2844; compounds, inorganic or organic, of such isotopes, whether or not chemically defined

2846

Compounds, inorganic or organic, of rare-earth metals, of yttrium or of scandium or of mixtures of these metals

2848 00 00

Phosphides, whether or not chemically defined, excluding ferrophosphorus

2849

Carbides, whether or not chemically defined:

2849 90

Other

2850 00

Hydrides, nitrides, azides, silicides and borides, whether or not chemically defined, other than compounds which are also carbides of heading 2849

2852 00 00

Compounds, inorganic or organic, of mercury, excluding amalgams:

ex 2852 00 00

Fulminates or cyanides

2853 00

Other inorganic compounds (including distilled or conductivity water and water of similar purity); liquid air (whether or not rare gases have been removed); compressed air; amalgams, other than amalgams of precious metals

2903

Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons:

 

Saturated chlorinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons:

2903 11 00

– –

Chloromethane (methyl chloride) and chloroethane (ethyl chloride)

2903 13 00

– –

Chloroform (trichloromethane)

2903 19

– –

Other:

2903 19 10

– – –

1,1,1-Trichloroethane (methylchloroform)

 

Unsaturated chlorinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons:

2903 29 00

– –

Other

 

Fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons:

2903 31 00

– –

Ethylene dibromide (ISO) (1,2-dibromoethane)

2903 39

– –

Other

 

Halogenated derivatives of cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic hydrocarbons:

2903 52 00

– –

Aldrin (ISO), chlordane (ISO) and heptachlor (ISO)

2903 59

– –

Other

2904

Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated:

2904 10 00

Derivatives containing only sulpho groups, their salts and ethyl esters

2904 20 00

Derivatives containing only nitro or only nitroso groups:

ex 2904 20 00

– –

Other than 1,2,3-propane-triol trinitrate

2904 90

Other

2905

Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

Saturated monohydric alcohols:

2905 11 00

– –

Methanol (methyl alcohol)

 

Unsaturated monohydric alcohols:

2905 29

– –

Other

 

Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of acyclic alcohols:

2905 51 00

– –

Ethchlorvynol (INN)

2905 59

– –

Other

2906

Cyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

Cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic:

2906 13

– –

Sterols and inositols:

2906 13 10

– – –

Sterols:

ex 2906 13 10

– – – –

Cholesterin

 

Aromatic:

2906 29 00

– –

Other:

ex 2906 29 00

– – –

Cinamylalcochol

2908

Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenolalcohols:

 

Other:

2908 99

– –

Other:

2908 99 90

– – –

Other:

ex 2908 99 90

– – – –

Other than dinitroortocrezols or other nitroderivatives ethers

2909

Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

Acyclic ethers and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

2909 19 00

– –

Other

2909 20 00

Cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic ethers and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

2909 30

Aromatic ethers and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

– –

Brominated derivatives:

2909 30 31

– – –

Pentabromodiphenyl ether; 1,2,4,5-tetrabromo-3,6-bis(pentabromophenoxy)benzene

2909 30 35

– – –

1,2-Bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane, for the manufacture of acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene (ABS)

2909 30 38

– – –

Other

2909 30 90

– –

Other

2910

Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

2910 40 00

Dieldrin (ISO, INN)

2910 90 00

Other

2911 00 00

Acetals and hemiacetals, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives

2912

Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde:

 

Acyclic aldehydes without other oxygen function:

2912 11 00

– –

Methanal (formaldehyde)

2915

Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

Acetic acid and its salts; acetic anhydride:

2915 29 00

– –

Other

2915 60

Butanoic acids, pentanoic acids, their salts and esters

2915 70

Palmitic acid, stearic acid, their salts and esters:

2915 70 15

– –

Palmitic acid

2917

Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

 

Acyclic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives:

2917 12

– –

Adipic acid, its salts and esters:

2917 12 10

– – –

Adipic acid and its salts

2917 13

– –

Azelaic acid, sebacic acid, their salts and esters

2917 19

– –

Other:

2917 19 10

– – –

Malonic acid, its salts and esters

2917 20 00

Cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives

 

Aromatic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives:

2917 34

– –

Other esters of orthophthalic acid:

2917 34 10

– – –

Dibutyl orthophthalates

2920

Esters of other inorganic acids of non-metals (excluding esters of hydrogen halides) and their salts; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

2920 90

Other:

2920 90 10

– –

Sulphuric esters and carbonic esters and their salts, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:

ex 2920 90 10

– – –

Carbonic esters and their derivatives; derivates of sulphuric esters

2920 90 85

– –

Other products:

ex 2920 90 85

– – –

Nitoglycerine; other carbonic esters and their derivatives; pentaeritiethyl-tetranitrate

2921

Amine-function compounds:

 

Aromatic monoamines and their derivatives; salts thereof:

2921 41 00

– –

Aniline and its salts:

ex 2921 41 00

– – –

Aniline

2922

Oxygen-function amino-compounds:

 

Amino-alcohols, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function, their ethers and esters; salts thereof:

2922 11 00

– –

Monoethanolamine and its salts:

ex 2922 11 00

– – –

Salts of monoethanolamine

2922 12 00

– –

Diethanolamine and its salts:

ex 2922 12 00

– – –

Salts of diethanolamine

2922 13

– –

Triethanolamine and its salts:

2922 13 90

– – –

Salts of triethanolamine

 

Amino-naphthols and other amino-phenols, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function, their ethers and esters; salts thereof:

2922 21 00

– –

Aminohydroxynaphthalenesulphonic acids and their salts

2922 29 00

– –

Other:

ex 2922 29 00

– – –

Anisidines, dianisidines, phenetidines, and their salts

 

Amino-acids, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function, and their esters; salts thereof:

2922 41 00

– –

Lysine and its esters; salts thereof

2922 42 00

– –

Glutamic acid and its salts

ex 2922 42 00

– – –

Other than natrium glutamine

2923

Quaternary ammonium salts and hydroxides; lecithins and other phosphoaminolipids, whether or not chemically defined:

2923 10 00

Choline and its salts:

ex 2923 10 00

– –

Other than choline-chloride or sukcinyl-choline-iodid

2924

Carboxyamide-function compounds; amide-function compounds of carbonic acid:

 

Acyclic amides (including acyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof:

2924 19 00

– –

Other:

ex 2924 19 00

– – –

Acetamid or asparagines an its salts

 

Cyclic amides (including cyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof:

2924 23 00

– –

2-Acetamidobenzoic acid (N-acetylanthranilic acid) and its salts

2925

Carboxyimide-function compounds (including saccharin and its salts) and iminefunction compounds:

 

Imides and their derivatives; salts thereof:

2925 12 00

– –

Glutethimide (INN)

2925 19

– –

Other

2926

Nitrile-function compounds:

2926 90

Other:

2926 90 20

– –

Isophthalonitrile

2930

Organo-sulphur compounds:

2930 20 00

Thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates

2930 30 00

Thiuram mono-, di- or tetrasulphides

2930 90

Other:

2930 90 85

– –

Other:

ex 2930 90 85

– – –

Thioamids (except thiourea) and thioethers

2933

Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only:

 

Compounds containing an unfused triazine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure:

2933 61 00

– –

Melamine

2933 69

– –

Other:

2933 69 10

– – –

Atrazine (ISO); propazine (ISO); simazine (ISO); hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (hexogen, trimethylenetrinitramine)

 

Lactams:

2933 72 00

– –

Clobazam (INN) and methyprylon (INN)

2933 79 00

– –

Other lactams

2938

Glycosides, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives:

2938 90

Other:

2938 90 90

– –

Other:

ex 2938 90 90

– – –

Other sponins

2939

Vegetable alkaloids, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives:

2939 20 00

Alkaloids of cinchona and their derivatives; salts thereof

 

Other:

2939 91

– –

Cocaine, ecgonine, levometamfetamine, metamfetamine (INN), metamfetamine racemate; salts, esters and other derivatives thereof:

 

– – –

Cocaine and its salts:

2939 91 11

– – – –

Crude cocaine

2939 91 19

– – – –

Other

2939 91 90

– – –

Other

2939 99 00

– –

Other:

ex 2939 99 00

– – –

Other than butyl scopolamine or capsaicin

2940 00 00

Sugars, chemically pure, other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose; sugar ethers, sugar acetals and sugar esters, and their salts, other than products of heading 2937, 2938 or 2939

2941

Antibiotics:

2941 10

Penicillins and their derivatives with a penicillanic acid structure; salts thereof:

2941 10 10

– –

Amoxicillin (INN) and its salts

2941 10 20

– –

Ampicillin (INN), metampicillin (INN), pivampicillin (INN), and their salts

3102

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous:

 

Ammonium sulphate; double salts and mixtures of ammonium sulphate and ammonium nitrate:

3102 29 00

– –

Other

3102 30

Ammonium nitrate, whether or not in aqueous solution:

3102 30 10

– –

In aqueous solution

3102 30 90

– –

Other:

ex 3102 30 90

– – –

Other than ammonium nitrate for explosives, porous

3102 40

Mixtures of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic nonfertilising substances

3102 50

Sodium nitrate:

3102 50 10

– –

Natural sodium nitrate

3102 50 90

– –

Other:

ex 3102 50 90

– – –

With nitrogen content exceeding 16,3 %

3103

Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic:

3103 10

Superphosphates

3103 90 00

Other:

ex 3103 90 00

– –

Other than phosphates, enriched with calcium

3105

Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg:

3105 10 00

Goods of this chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg

3105 20

Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the three fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium

3105 30 00

Diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (diammonium phosphate)

 

Other mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the two fertilising elements nitrogen and phosphorus:

3105 51 00

– –

Containing nitrates and phosphates

3105 59 00

– –

Other

3105 60

Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing the two fertilising elements phosphorus and potassium

3202

Synthetic organic tanning substances; inorganic tanning substances; tanning preparations, whether or not containing natural tanning substances; enzymatic preparations for pre-tanning:

3202 90 00

Other

3205 00 00

Colour lakes; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter based on colour lakes

3206

Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter, other than those of heading 3203, 3204 or 3205; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined:

3206 20 00

Pigments and preparations based on chromium compounds

 

Other colouring matter and other preparations:

3206 41 00

– –

Ultramarine and preparations based thereon

3206 42 00

– –

Lithopone and other pigments and preparations based on zinc sulphide

3206 49

– –

Other:

3206 49 30

– – –

Pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds

3206 49 80

– – –

Other:

ex 3206 49 80

– – – –

Based on carbon black; zinc greyness

3208

Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a nonaqueous medium; solutions as defined in note 4 to this chapter

3209

Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in an aqueous medium

3212

Pigments (including metallic powders and flakes) dispersed in non-aqueous media, in liquid or paste form, of a kind used in the manufacture of paints (including enamels); stamping foils; dyes and other colouring matter put up in forms or packings for retail sale:

3212 90

Other

3213

Artists', students' or signboard painters' colours, modifying tints, amusement colours and the like, in tablets, tubes, jars, bottles, pans or in similar forms or packings

3214

Glaziers' putty, grafting putty, resin cements, caulking compounds and other mastics; painters' fillings; non-refractory surfacing preparations for façades, indoor walls, floors, ceilings or the like:

3214 10

Glaziers' putty, grafting putty, resin cements, caulking compounds and other mastics; painters' fillings

3215

Printing ink, writing or drawing ink and other inks, whether or not concentrated or solid:

3215 90

Other

3303 00

Perfumes and toilet waters

3304

Beauty or make-up preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or suntan preparations; manicure or pedicure preparations

3305

Preparations for use on the hair

3306

Preparations for oral or dental hygiene, including denture fixative pastes and powders; yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss), in individual retail packages:

3306 20 00

Yarn used to clean between the teeth (dental floss)

3306 90 00

Other

3307

Pre-shave, shaving or aftershave preparations, personal deodorants, bath preparations, depilatories and other perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared room deodorisers, whether or not perfumed or having disinfectant properties:

3307 10 00

Pre-shave, shaving or aftershave preparations

3307 30 00

Perfumed bath salts and other bath preparations

 

Preparations for perfuming or deodorising rooms, including odoriferous preparations used during religious rites:

3307 41 00

– –

‘Agarbatti’ and other odoriferous preparations which operate by burning

3307 49 00

– –

Other

3307 90 00

Other

3401

Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent:

 

Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, and paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent:

3401 19 00

– –

Other

3401 20

Soap in other forms

3402

Organic surface-active agents (other than soap); surface-active preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 3401:

3402 20

Preparations put up for retail sale:

3402 20 20

– –

Surface-active preparations

3402 90

Other:

3402 90 10

– –

Surface-active preparations

3404

Artificial waxes and prepared waxes:

3404 90

Other:

3404 90 10

– –

Prepared waxes, including sealing waxes

3404 90 80

– –

Other:

ex 3404 90 80

– – –

Other than of chemically modified lignite

3405

Polishes and creams, for footwear, furniture, floors, coachwork, glass or metal, scouring pastes and powders and similar preparations (whether or not in the form of paper, wadding, felt, nonwovens, cellular plastics or cellular rubber, impregnated, coated or covered with such preparations), excluding waxes of heading 3404:

3405 10 00

Polishes, creams and similar preparations, for footwear or leather

3405 20 00

Polishes, creams and similar preparations, for the maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other woodwork

3405 30 00

Polishes and similar preparations for coachwork, other than metal polishes

3405 90

Other:

3405 90 90

– –

Other

3406 00

Candles, tapers and the like

3407 00 00

Modelling pastes, including those put up for children's amusement; preparations known as ‘dental wax’ or as ‘dental impression compounds’, put up in sets, in packings for retail sale or in plates, horseshoe shapes, sticks or similar forms; other preparations for use in dentistry, with a basis of plaster (of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate)

3601 00 00

Propellent powders

3602 00 00

Prepared explosives, other than propellent powders

3603 00

Safety fuses; detonating fuses; percussion or detonating caps; igniters; electric detonators

3604

Fireworks, signalling flares, rain rockets, fog signals and other pyrotechnic articles:

3604 10 00

Fireworks

3604 90 00

Other:

ex 3604 90 00

– –

Other than rain rockets

3605 00 00

Matches, other than pyrotechnic articles of heading 3604

3606

Ferro-cerium and other pyrophoric alloys in all forms; articles of combustible materials as specified in note 2 to this chapter

3701

Photographic plates and film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paperboard or textiles; instant print film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, whether or not in packs:

3701 10

For X-ray

3701 20 00

Instant print film

 

Other:

3701 91 00

– –

For colour photography (polychrome)

3701 99 00

– –

Other

3702

Photographic film in rolls, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paperboard or textiles; instant print film in rolls, sensitised, unexposed

3703

Photographic paper, paperboard and textiles, sensitised, unexposed

3704 00

Photographic plates, film, paper, paperboard and textiles, exposed but not developed

3705

Photographic plates and film, exposed and developed, other than cinematographic film:

3705 10 00

For offset reproduction

3705 90

Other:

3705 90 10

– –

Microfilms:

ex 3705 90 10

– – –

Containing scientific or professional texts

3809

Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included:

 

Other:

3809 91 00

– –

Of a kind used in the textile or like industries

3809 92 00

– –

Of a kind used in the paper or like industries:

ex 3809 92 00

– – –

Other than uncompleted preparations

3809 93 00

– –

Of a kind used in the leather or like industries:

ex 3809 93 00

– – –

Other than uncompleted preparations

3810

Pickling preparations for metal surfaces; fluxes and other auxiliary preparations for soldering, brazing or welding; soldering, brazing or welding powders and pastes consisting of metal and other materials; preparations of a kind used as cores or coatings for welding electrodes or rods

3811

Anti-knock preparations, oxidation inhibitors, gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anti-corrosive preparations and other prepared additives, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils:

 

Anti-knock preparations:

3811 11

– –

Based on lead compounds

 

Additives for lubricating oils:

3811 29 00

– –

Other

3811 90 00

Other

3813 00 00

Preparations and charges for fire-extinguishers; charged fire-extinguishing grenades

3814 00

Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers

3815

Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified or included:

 

Supported catalysts:

3815 11 00

– –

With nickel or nickel compounds as the active substance

3815 12 00

– –

With precious metal or precious-metal compounds as the active substance

3817 00

Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 2707 or 2902

3819 00 00

Hydraulic brake fluids and other prepared liquids for hydraulic transmission, not containing or containing less than 70 % by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals

3820 00 00

Anti-freezing preparations and prepared de-icing fluids

3821 00 00

Prepared culture media for development or maintenance of micro-organisms (including viruses and the like) or of plant, human or animal cells

3824

Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included:

3824 10 00

Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores

3824 30 00

Non-agglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with metallic binders

3824 40 00

Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes

3824 50

Non-refractory mortars and concretes

3824 90

Other:

3824 90 15

– –

Ion-exchangers

3824 90 20

– –

Getters for vacuum tubes

3824 90 25

– –

Pyrolignites (for example, of calcium); crude calcium tartrate; crude calcium citrate

3824 90 35

– –

Anti-rust preparations containing amines as active constituents

 

– –

Other:

3824 90 50

– – –

Preparations for electroplating

3824 90 55

– – –

Mixtures of mono-, di- and tri-, fatty acid esters of glycerol (emulsifiers for fats)

 

– – –

Products and preparations for pharmaceutical or surgical uses:

3824 90 61

– – – –

Intermediate products of the antibiotics manufacturing process obtained from the fermentation of Streptomyces tenebrarius, whether or not dried, for use in the manufacture of human medicaments of heading 3004

3824 90 62

– – – –

Intermediate products from the manufacture of monensin salts

3824 90 64

– – – –

Other

3824 90 65

– – –

Auxiliary products for foundries (other than those of subheading 3824 10 00)

3825

Residual products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified or included; municipal waste; sewage sludge; other wastes specified in note 6 to this chapter

3901

Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms:

3901 20

Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0,94 or more:

3901 20 90

– –

Other

3901 90

Other:

3901 90 10

– –

Ionomer resin consisting of a salt of a terpolymer of ethylene with isobutyl acrylate and methacrylic acid

3901 90 20

– –

A-B-A block copolymer of polystyrene, ethylene-butylene copolymer and polystyrene, containing by weight 35 % or less of styrene, in one of the forms mentioned in note 6(b) to this chapter

3902

Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms:

3902 10 00

Polypropylene

3902 20 00

Polyisobutylene

3902 90

Other:

3902 90 10

– –

A-B-A block copolymer of polystyrene, ethylene-butylene copolymer and polystyrene, containing by weight 35 % or less of styrene, in one of the forms mentioned in note 6(b) to this chapter

3902 90 20

– –

Polybut-1-ene, a copolymer of but-1-ene with ethylene containing by weight 10 % or less of ethylene, or a blend of polybut-1-ene with polyethylene and/or polypropylene containing by weight 10 % or less of polyethylene and/or 25 % or less of polypropylene, in one of the forms mentioned in note 6(b) to this chapter

3904

Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms:

 

Other poly(vinyl chloride):

3904 21 00

– –

Non-plasticised

3904 22 00

– –

Plasticised

3904 50

Vinylidene chloride polymers

3904 90 00

Other

3906

Acrylic polymers in primary forms:

3906 90

Other:

3906 90 10

– –

Poly[N-(3-hydroxyimino-1,1-dimethylbutyl)acrylamide]

3906 90 20

– –

Copolymer of 2-diisopropylaminoethyl methacrylate with decyl methacrylate, in the form of a solution in N, N-dimethylacetamide, containing by weight 55 % or more of copolymer

3906 90 30

– –

Copolymer of acrylic acid with 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, containing by weight 10 % or more but not more than 11 % of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate

3906 90 40

– –

Copolymer of acrylonitrile with methyl acrylate, modified with polybutadieneacrylonitrile (NBR)

3906 90 50

– –

Polymerisation product of acrylic acid with alkyl methacrylate and small quantities of other monomers, for use as a thickener in the manufacture of textile printing pastes

3906 90 60

– –

Copolymer of methyl acrylate with ethylene and a monomer containing a non-terminal carboxy group as a substituent, containing by weight 50 % or more of methyl acrylate, whether or not compounded with silica

3907

Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms:

3907 30 00

Epoxide resins

3907 50 00

Alkyd resins

 

Other polyesters:

3907 91

– –

Unsaturated

3909

Amino-resins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms:

3909 30 00

Other amino-resins

3909 50

Polyurethanes:

3909 50 10

– –

Polyurethane of 2,2'-(tert-butylimino)diethanol and 4,4'-methylenedicyclohexyl diisocyanate, in the form of a solution in N, N-dimethylacetamide, containing by weight 50 % or more of polymer

3912

Cellulose and its chemical derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms:

 

Cellulose acetates:

3912 12 00

– –

Plasticised

 

Cellulose ethers:

3912 39

– –

Other:

3912 39 20

– – –

Hydroxypropylcellulose

3912 90

Other:

3912 90 10

– –

Cellulose esters

3913

Natural polymers (for example, alginic acid) and modified natural polymers (for example, hardened proteins, chemical derivatives of natural rubber), not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms:

3913 10 00

Alginic acid, its salts and esters

3913 90 00

Other:

ex 3913 90 00

– –

Casein or gelatin

3915

Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics

3916

Monofilament of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm, rods, sticks and profile shapes, whether or not surface-worked but not otherwise worked, of plastics

3917

Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics:

 

Tubes, pipes and hoses, rigid:

3917 21

– –

Of polymers of ethylene:

3917 21 10

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked

3917 22

– –

Of polymers of propylene:

3917 22 10

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked

3917 22 90

– – –

Other:

ex 3917 22 90

– – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft with fittings attached

3917 23

– –

Of polymers of vinyl chloride:

3917 23 10

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked

3917 23 90

– – –

Other:

ex 3917 23 90

– – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft with fittings attached

3917 29

– –

Of other plastics:

 

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked:

3917 29 12

– – – –

Of condensation or rearrangement polymerisation products, whether or not chemically modified

3917 29 15

– – – –

Of addition polymerisation products

3917 29 19

– – – –

Other

3917 29 90

– – –

Other:

ex 3917 29 90

– – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft with fittings attached

 

Other tubes, pipes and hoses:

3917 32

– –

Other, not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials, without fittings:

 

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked:

3917 32 10

– – – –

Of condensation or rearrangement polymerisation products, whether or not chemically modified

 

– – – –

Of addition polymerisation products:

3917 32 31

– – – – –

Of polymers of ethylene

3917 32 35

– – – – –

Of polymers of vinyl chloride

3917 32 39

– – – – –

Other

3917 32 51

– – – –

Other

 

– – –

Other:

3917 32 99

– – – –

Other

3917 33 00

– –

Other, not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials, with fittings:

ex 3917 33 00

– – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft

3917 39

– –

Other:

 

– – –

Seamless and of a length exceeding the maximum cross-sectional dimension, whether or not surface-worked, but not otherwise worked:

3917 39 12

– – – –

Of condensation or rearrangement polymerisation products, whether or not chemically modified

3917 39 15

– – – –

Of addition polymerisation products

3917 39 19

– – – –

Other

3917 39 90

– – –

Other:

ex 3917 39 90

– – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft with fittings attached

3917 40 00

Fittings:

ex 3917 40 00

– –

Other than for use in civil aircraft

3918

Floor coverings of plastics, whether or not self-adhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles; wall or ceiling coverings of plastics, as defined in note 9 to this chapter

3919

Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls:

3919 10

In rolls of a width not exceeding 20 cm:

 

– –

Strips, the coating of which consists of unvulcanised natural or synthetic rubber:

3919 10 11

– – –

Of plasticised poly(vinyl chloride) or of polyethylene

3919 10 13

– – –

Of non-plasticised poly(vinyl chloride)

3919 10 19

– – –

Other

 

– –

Other:

 

– – –

Of condensation or rearrangement polymerisation products, whether or not chemically modified:

3919 10 31

– – – –

Of polyesters

3919 10 38

– – – –

Other

 

– – –

Of addition polymerisation products:

3919 10 61

– – – –

Of plasticised poly(vinyl chloride) or of polyethylene

3919 10 69

– – – –

Other

3919 10 90

– – –

Other

3919 90

Other:

3919 90 10

– –

Further worked than surface-worked, or cut to shapes other than rectangular (including square)

 

– –

Other:

3919 90 90

– – –

Other

3920

Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, non-cellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials:

3920 10

Of polymers of ethylene:

 

– –

Of a thickness not exceeding 0,125 mm:

 

– – –

Of polyethylene having a specific gravity of:

 

– – – –

Less than 0,94:

3920 10 23

– – – – –

Polyethylene film, of a thickness of 20 micrometres or more but not exceeding 40 micrometres, for the production of photoresist film used in the manufacture of semiconductors or printed circuits

 

– – – – –

Other:

 

– – – – – –

Not printed:

3920 10 24

– – – – – – –

Stretch film

3920 10 26

– – – – – – –

Other

3920 10 27

– – – – – –

Printed

3920 10 28

– – – –

0,94 or more

3920 20

Of polymers of propylene

 

Of polymers of vinyl chloride:

3920 43

– –

Containing by weight not less than 6 % of plasticisers

3920 49

– –

Other

 

Of acrylic polymers:

3920 51 00

– –

Of poly(methyl methacrylate)

3920 59

– –

Other

 

Of polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters or other polyesters:

3920 61 00

– –

Of polycarbonates

3920 62

– –

Of poly(ethylene terephthalate)

3920 63 00

– –

Of unsaturated polyesters

3920 69 00

– –

Of other polyesters

 

Of cellulose or its chemical derivatives:

3920 71

– –

Of regenerated cellulose

3920 73

– –

Of cellulose acetate

3920 79

– –

Of other cellulose derivatives

 

Of other plastics:

3920 91 00

– –

Of poly(vinyl butyral)

3920 92 00

– –

Of polyamides

3920 93 00

– –

Of amino-resins

3920 94 00

– –

Of phenolic resins

3920 99

– –

Of other plastics

3921

Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics:

 

Cellular:

3921 11 00

– –

Of polymers of styrene

3921 12 00

– –

Of polymers of vinyl chloride

3921 14 00

– –

Of regenerated cellulose

3921 19 00

– –

Of other plastics

3921 90

Other

3922

Baths, shower-baths, sinks, washbasins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware, of plastics

3923

Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics

3924

Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics

3925

Builders' ware of plastics, not elsewhere specified or included

3926

Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 3901 to 3914:

3926 10 00

Office or school supplies

3926 20 00

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts)

3926 30 00

Fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like

3926 40 00

Statuettes and other ornamental articles

3926 90

Other:

3926 90 50

– –

Perforated buckets and similar articles used to filter water at the entrance to drains

 

– –

Other:

3926 90 92

– – –

Made from sheet

4002

Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading 4001 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip:

 

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber (XSBR):

4002 19

– –

Other

4005

Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip:

4005 20 00

Solutions; dispersions other than those of subheading 4005 10

4011

New pneumatic tyres, of rubber:

4011 10 00

Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)

4011 30 00

Of a kind used on aircraft:

ex 4011 30 00

– –

Other than for use on civil aircraft

4014

Hygienic or pharmaceutical articles (including teats), of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without fittings of hard rubber:

4014 10 00

Sheath contraceptives

4016

Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber:

 

Other:

4016 92 00

– –

Erasers

4016 94 00

– –

Boat or dock fenders, whether or not inflatable

4016 99

– –

Other:

 

– – –

Other:

 

– – – –

For motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705:

4016 99 52

– – – – –

Rubber-to-metal bonded parts

4016 99 58

– – – – –

Other

 

– – – –

Other:

4016 99 91

– – – – –

Rubber-to-metal bonded parts:

ex 4016 99 91

– – – – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft for technical uses

4016 99 99

– – – – –

Other:

ex 4016 99 99

– – – – – –

Other than for use in civil aircraft for technical uses

4104

Tanned or crust hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared

4105

Tanned or crust skins of sheep or lambs, without wool on, whether or not split, but not further prepared

4106

Tanned or crust hides and skins of other animals, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared

4107

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114

4112 00 00

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of sheep or lamb, without wool on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114

4113

Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of other animals, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114

4114

Chamois (including combination chamois) leather; patent leather and patent laminated leather; metallised leather

4115

Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fibre, in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls; parings and other waste of leather or of composition leather, not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles; leather dust, powder and flour:

4115 10 00

Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fibre, in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls

4205 00

Other articles of leather or of composition leather:

 

Of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses:

4205 00 11

– –

Conveyor or transmission belts or belting

4205 00 19

– –

Other

4402

Wood charcoal (including shell or nut charcoal), whether or not agglomerated

4403

Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared:

4403 10 00

Treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives

4406

Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood

4407

Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm:

 

Other:

4407 91

– –

Of oak (Quercus spp.)

4407 92 00

– –

Of beech (Fagus spp.)

4407 93

– –

Of maple (Acer spp.)

4407 94

– –

Of cherry (Prunus spp.)

4407 95

– –

Of ash (Fraxinus spp.)

4407 99

– –

Other:

4407 99 20

– – –

End-jointed, whether or not planed or sanded

 

– – –

Other:

4407 99 25

– – – –

Planed

4407 99 40

– – – –

Sanded

 

– – – –

Other:

4407 99 91

– – – – –

Of poplar

4407 99 98

– – – – –

Other

4408

Sheets for veneering (including those obtained by slicing laminated wood), for plywood or for similar laminated wood and other wood, sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded, spliced or end-jointed, of a thickness not exceeding 6 mm:

4408 90

Other

4409

Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, V-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed

4415

Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, of wood; cable-drums of wood; pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood; pallet collars of wood

4416 00 00

Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers' products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves

4417 00 00

Tools, tool bodies, tool handles, broom or brush bodies and handles, of wood; boot or shoe lasts and trees, of wood

4418

Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring panels, shingles and shakes:

4418 60 00

Posts and beams

4418 90

Other

4419 00

Tableware and kitchenware, of wood

4420

Wood marquetry and inlaid wood; caskets and cases for jewellery or cutlery, and similar articles, of wood; statuettes and other ornaments, of wood; wooden articles of furniture not falling in Chapter 94

4421

Other articles of wood

4503

Articles of natural cork:

4503 90 00

Other

4601

Plaits and similar products of plaiting materials, whether or not assembled into strips; plaiting materials, plaits and similar products of plaiting materials, bound together in parallel strands or woven, in sheet form, whether or not being finished articles (for example, mats, matting, screens)

4602

Basketwork, wickerwork and other articles, made directly to shape from plaiting materials or made up from goods of heading 4601; articles of loofah:

4602 90 00

Other

4707

Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard:

4707 20 00

Other paper or paperboard made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass

4802

Uncoated paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, and non-perforated punchcards and punch-tape paper, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than paper of heading 4801 or 4803; handmade paper and paperboard:

4802 10 00

Handmade paper and paperboard

4802 20 00

Paper and paperboard of a kind used as a base for photosensitive, heat-sensitive or electrosensitive paper or paperboard:

ex 4802 20 00

– –

Base paperboard for photo

4802 40

Wallpaper base

 

Other paper and paperboard, not containing fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process or of which not more than 10 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of such fibres:

4802 56

– –

Weighing 40 g/m2 or more but not more than 150 g/m2, in sheets with one side not exceeding 435 mm and the other side not exceeding 297 mm in the unfolded state:

4802 56 20

– – –

With one side measuring 297 mm and the other side measuring 210 mm (A4 format):

ex 4802 56 20

– – – –

Other than carbonising base paper

4802 56 80

– – –

Other:

ex 4802 56 80

– – – –

Other than woodless printed, woodless mechanographical, woodless writing or raw decor-paper or other than carbonising base paper

4804

Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, other than that of heading 4802 or 4803:

 

Kraftliner:

4804 11

– –

Unbleached

4804 19

– –

Other

 

Sack kraft paper:

4804 29

– –

Other

 

Other kraft paper and paperboard weighing 150 g/m2 or less:

4804 39

– –

Other

 

Other kraft paper and paperboard weighing more than 150 g/m2 but less than 225 g/m2:

4804 49

– –

Other

 

Other kraft paper and paperboard weighing 225 g/m2 or more:

4804 52

– –

Bleached uniformly throughout the mass and of which more than 95 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a chemical process

4804 59

– –

Other

4805

Other uncoated paper and paperboard, in rolls or sheets, not further worked or processed than as specified in note 3 to this chapter:

 

Fluting paper:

4805 11 00

– –

Semi-chemical fluting paper

4805 12 00

– –

Straw fluting paper

4805 19

– –

Other

 

Testliner (recycled liner board):

4805 24 00

– –

Weighing 150 g/m2 or less

4805 25 00

– –

Weighing more than 150 g/m2

4805 30

Sulphite wrapping paper

 

Other:

4805 91 00

– –

Weighing 150 g/m2 or less

4805 92 00

– –

Weighing more than 150 g/m2 but less than 225 g/m2

4805 93

– –

Weighing 225 g/m2 or more

4808

Paper and paperboard, corrugated (with or without glued flat surface sheets), creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated, in rolls or sheets, other than paper of the kind described in heading 4803

4809

Carbon paper, self-copy paper and other copying or transfer papers (including coated or impregnated paper for duplicator stencils or offset plates), whether or not printed, in rolls or sheets

4810

Paper and paperboard, coated on one or both sides with kaolin (China clay) or other inorganic substances, with or without a binder, and with no other coating, whether or not surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size:

 

Kraft paper and paperboard, other than that of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes:

4810 39 00

– –

Other

 

Other paper and paperboard:

4810 92

– –

Multi-ply

4810 99

– –

Other

4811

Paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, coated, impregnated, covered, surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or rectangular (including square) sheets, of any size, other than goods of the kind described in heading 4803, 4809 or 4810:

4811 10 00

Tarred, bituminised or asphalted paper and paperboard

 

Gummed or adhesive paper and paperboard:

4811 41

– –

Self-adhesive

4811 49 00

– –

Other

 

Paper and paperboard, coated, impregnated or covered with plastics (excluding adhesives):

4811 51 00

– –

Bleached, weighing more than 150 g/m2

4811 59 00

– –

Other:

ex 4811 59 00

– – –

Other than printed decorative paper for production of laminates, ennobling of wooden boards, impregnation, etc.

4813

Cigarette paper, whether or not cut to size or in the form of booklets or tubes:

4813 10 00

In the form of booklets or tubes

4813 20 00

In rolls of a width not exceeding 5 cm

4813 90

Other:

4813 90 90

– –

Other:

ex 4813 90 90

– – –

Not impregnated, in rolls of a width exceeding 15 cm or in rectangular (including square) sheets, of one side exceeding 36 cm

4816

Carbon paper, self-copy paper and other copying or transfer papers (other than those of heading 4809), duplicator stencils and offset plates, of paper, whether or not put up in boxes:

4816 20 00

Self-copy paper

4822

Bobbins, spools, cops and similar supports, of paper pulp, paper or paperboard (whether or not perforated or hardened)

4823

Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, cut to size or shape; other articles of paper pulp, paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres:

4823 20 00

Filter paper and paperboard

4823 40 00

Rolls, sheets and dials, printed for self-recording apparatus

4823 90

Other:

4823 90 40

– –

Paper and paperboard, of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes

4823 90 85

– –

Other:

ex 4823 90 85

– – –

Other than gaskets, washers and other seals for use in civil aircraft

4901

Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets:

 

Other:

4901 91 00

– –

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias, and serial instalments thereof:

ex 4901 91 00

– – –

Other than dictionaries

4908

Transfers (decalcomanias):

4908 90 00

Other

5007

Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste:

5007 10 00

Fabrics of noil silk

5106

Yarn of carded wool, not put up for retail sale:

5106 10

Containing 85 % or more by weight of wool

5106 20

Containing less than 85 % by weight of wool:

5106 20 10

– –

Containing 85 % or more by weight of wool and fine animal hair

5108

Yarn of fine animal hair (carded or combed), not put up for retail sale

5109

Yarn of wool or of fine animal hair, put up for retail sale

5112

Woven fabrics of combed wool or of combed fine animal hair:

5112 30

Other, mixed mainly or solely with man-made staple fibres:

5112 30 10

– –

Of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m2

5112 90

Other:

5112 90 10

– –

Containing a total of more than 10 % by weight of textile materials of Chapter 50

 

– –

Other:

5112 90 91

– – –

Of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m2

5211

Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibres, weighing more than 200 g/m2:

 

Of yarns of different colours:

5211 42 00

– –

Denim

5306

Flax yarn

5307

Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 5303

5308

Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn:

5308 20

True hemp yarn

5308 90

Other:

 

– –

Ramie yarn:

5308 90 12

– – –

Measuring 277,8 decitex or more (not exceeding 36 metric number)

5308 90 19

– – –

Measuring less than 277,8 decitex (exceeding 36 metric number)

5308 90 90

– –

Other

5501

Synthetic filament tow:

5501 30 00

Acrylic or modacrylic

5502 00

Artificial filament tow:

5502 00 80

Other