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Volume 51
31 October 2008


Contents

 

I   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

page

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1066/2008 of 30 October 2008 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

1

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008 of 30 October 2008 opening and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for common wheat of a quality other than high quality from third countries and derogating from Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 (Codified version)

3

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1068/2008 of 30 October 2008 approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Taureau de Camargue (PDO))

8

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1069/2008 of 30 October 2008 approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala (PGI))

12

 

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Commission Regulation (EC) No 1070/2008 of 30 October 2008 entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Rogal świętomarciński (PGI))

16

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1071/2008 of 30 October 2008 amending the representative prices and additional import duties for certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 945/2008 for the 2008/2009 marketing year

18

 

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1072/2008 of 30 October 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 16 October 2008

20

 

 

II   Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

 

 

DECISIONS

 

 

Commission

 

 

2008/825/EC

 

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Commission Decision of 23 October 2008 amending Decision 2006/241/EC as regards the import of certain species of snails for human consumption from Madagascar (notified under document number C(2008) 6083)  ( 1 )

23

 

 

2008/826/EC

 

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Commission Decision of 30 October 2008 extending the period of validity of Decision 2002/887/EC in respect of naturally or artificially dwarfed plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in Japan (notified under document number C(2008) 6269)

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Note to the reader (see page 3 of the cover)

s3

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

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

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


I Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is obligatory

REGULATIONS

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1066/2008

of 30 October 2008

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

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 of 21 December 2007 laying down implementing rules for Council Regulations (EC) No 2200/96, (EC) No 2201/96 and (EC) No 1182/2007 in the fruit and vegetable sector (2), and in particular Article 138(1) thereof,

Whereas:

Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 lays down, pursuant to the outcome of the Uruguay Round multilateral trade negotiations, the criteria whereby the Commission fixes the standard values for imports from third countries, in respect of the products and periods stipulated in Annex XV, Part A thereto,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 138 of Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 are fixed in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 31 October 2008.

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 350, 31.12.2007, p. 1.


ANNEX

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

(EUR/100 kg)

CN code

Third country code (1)

Standard import value

0702 00 00

MA

40,4

MK

43,0

TR

70,0

ZZ

51,1

0707 00 05

JO

168,2

MA

28,7

TR

104,3

ZZ

100,4

0709 90 70

MA

43,6

TR

128,5

ZZ

86,1

0805 50 10

AR

80,6

MA

81,6

TR

88,1

ZA

92,7

ZZ

85,8

0806 10 10

BR

234,0

TR

129,0

US

264,6

ZZ

209,2

0808 10 80

CA

96,2

CL

68,1

CN

90,8

MK

37,6

NZ

74,6

US

105,9

ZA

82,9

ZZ

79,4

0808 20 50

CN

60,5

ZA

94,6

ZZ

77,6


(1)  Nomenclature of countries laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19). Code ‘ZZ’ stands for ‘of other origin’.


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1067/2008

of 30 October 2008

opening and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for common wheat of a quality other than high quality from third countries and derogating from Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007

(Codified version)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 144(1), in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2006/333/EC of 20 March 2006 on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union (2), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2007/444/EC of 22 February 2007 on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Government of Canada on the conclusion of GATT Article XXIV:6 Negotiations (3), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2375/2002 of 27 December 2002 opening and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for common wheat of a quality other than high quality from third countries and derogating from Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 (4) has been substantially amended several times (5). In the interests of clarity and rationality the said Regulation should be codified.

(2)

Following trade negotiations, the Community has changed the conditions for the import of common wheat of low and medium quality, that is common wheat of a quality other than high quality, as defined in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 of 28 June 1996 on rules of application (cereal sector import duties) for Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 (6), by creating an import quota.

(3)

This import quota relates to a maximum annual quantity of 2 989 240 tonnes, including 572 000 tonnes for imports originating in the United States and 38 853 tonnes for imports originating in Canada.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences (7) applies to import licences for tariff quota periods starting from 1 January 2007.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 applies without prejudice to additional conditions or derogations which might be laid down by this Regulation.

(6)

To ensure that imports of the common wheat covered by these tariff quotas are orderly and not speculative, they should be made subject to the issue of import licences.

(7)

To ensure the proper management of these quotas, deadlines for the lodging of licence applications should be laid down and the information to be included in applications and licences should be specified.

(8)

To take account of supply conditions, a derogation should be made concerning the period of validity of the licences.

(9)

To ensure sound management of the quotas, the security on the import licences should be set at a relatively high level, notwithstanding Article 12 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1342/2003 of 28 July 2003 laying down special detailed rules for the application of the system of import and export licences for cereals and rice (8).

(10)

Rapid two-way communication should be established between the Commission and the Member States regarding the quantities applied for and imported.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Notwithstanding Article 135 and Article 136(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, the import duty for common wheat falling in CN code 1001 90 99, of a quality other than high quality as defined in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1249/96, shall be fixed in the framework of the quota opened by this Regulation.

Article 135 of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 shall apply to imports of the products referred to in this Regulation in excess of the quantities provided for in Article 3.

Article 2

1.   A tariff quota of 2 989 240 tonnes of common wheat falling within CN code 1001 90 99, of a quality other than high quality, is hereby opened on 1 January each year.

2.   Duties on imports within the tariff quota shall be levied at a rate of EUR 12 per tonne.

3.   Commission Regulations (EC) No 376/2008 (9), (EC) No 1342/2003 and (EC) No 1301/2006 shall apply, save as otherwise provided for in this Regulation.

Article 3

1.   The overall tariff quota shall be divided into three subquotas:

subquota I (serial number 09.4123): 572 000 tonnes for the United States of America,

subquota II (serial number 09.4124): 38 853 tonnes for Canada,

subquota III (serial number 09.4125): 2 378 387 tonnes for other third countries.

2.   Where, in the course of a year, it emerges that there is a serious shortfall in the take-up of subquotas I or II, the Commission may, with the agreement of the third country concerned, adopt arrangements to transfer the unused quantities to the other subquotas, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 195(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007.

3.   Subquota III shall be divided into four quarterly subperiods, covering the following dates and quantities:

(a)

subperiod 1: 1 January to 31 March — 594 597 tonnes;

(b)

subperiod 2: 1 April to 30 June — 594 597 tonnes;

(c)

subperiod 3: 1 July to 30 September — 594 597 tonnes;

(d)

subperiod 4: 1 October to 31 December — 594 596 tonnes.

4.   Where the quantities for one of the subperiods 1, 2 or 3 are exhausted, the Commission may bring forward the opening of the following subperiod in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 195(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007.

Article 4

1.   Notwithstanding Article 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006, applicants may not submit more than one licence application per serial number and per week. Where applicants lodge more than one application, none of those applications shall be admissible and the securities lodged when the applications were submitted shall be forfeited to the Member State concerned.

Import licence applications shall be lodged with the competent authorities of the Member States each week no later than Friday at 13.00 (Brussels time).

2.   Each licence application shall indicate a quantity in kilograms (whole numbers) which may not exceed:

for subquotas I and II, the total quantity opened for the year for the subquota concerned,

for subquota III, the total quantity opened for the subperiod concerned.

The import licence application and the import licence shall mention a single country of origin.

3.   No later than 18.00 (Brussels time) on the Monday following the week in which the licence application was lodged, the competent authorities shall send the Commission, by electronic means, a notification showing, by serial number, each application with the origin of the product and the quantity applied for, including ‘nil’ notifications.

4.   Licences shall be issued on the fourth working day following the deadline for the notification referred to in paragraph 3.

Member States shall communicate to the Commission, by electronic means, on the day of issue of the import licences, the information on the licences issued as referred to in Article 11(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006, with the total quantities for which import licences have been issued.

Article 5

In accordance with Article 22(2) of Regulation (EC) No 376/2008, the period of validity of the licence shall be calculated from the actual day of issue.

Article 6

Section 8 of the import licence application and the import licence shall contain the name of the country of origin and ‘Yes’ shall be marked with a cross. Licences shall be valid only for products originating in the country indicated in section 8.

Article 7

Notwithstanding Article 12(a) and (b) of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2003, the security for the import licences provided for in this Regulation shall be EUR 30 per tonne.

Article 8

In the framework of the tariff quota, the release into free circulation in the Community of common wheat of a quality other than high quality originating in a third country shall be conditional upon production of a certificate of origin issued by the competent national authorities of that country, in accordance with Article 47 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 (10).

Article 9

Regulation (EC) No 2375/2002 is repealed.

References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table in Annex II.

Article 10

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

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 124, 11.5.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 169, 29.6.2007, p. 53.

(4)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 88.

(5)  See Annex I.

(6)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125.

(7)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(8)  OJ L 189, 29.7.2003, p. 12.

(9)  OJ L 114, 26.4.2008, p. 3.

(10)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.


ANNEX I

Repealed Regulation with list of its successive amendments

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2375/2002

(OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 88).

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 531/2003

(OJ L 79, 26.3.2003, p. 3).

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1111/2003

(OJ L 158, 27.6.2003, p. 21).

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 777/2004

(OJ L 123, 27.4.2004, p. 50).

Only Article 12

Commission Regulation (EC) No 491/2006

(OJ L 89, 28.3.2006, p. 3).

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 971/2006

(OJ L 176, 30.6.2006, p. 51).

 

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2022/2006

(OJ L 384, 29.12.2006, p. 70).

Only Article 1

Commission Regulation (EC) No 932/2007

(OJ L 204, 4.8.2007, p. 3).

Only Article 1

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1456/2007

(OJ L 325, 11.12.2007, p. 76).

Only Article 2


ANNEX II

Correlation Table

Regulation (EC) No 2375/2002

This Regulation

Articles 1, 2 and 3

Articles 1, 2 and 3

Article 5

Article 4

Article 6

Article 5

Article 9

Article 6

Article 10

Article 7

Article 11

Article 8

Article 9

Article 12, first paragraph

Article 10

Article 12, second paragraph

Annex I

Annex II


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L 290/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1068/2008

of 30 October 2008

approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Taureau de Camargue (PDO))

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to 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 (1), and in particular the second sentence of Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 9(1) and pursuant to Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, the Commission has examined the application from France for approval of an amendment to the specification for the protected designation of origin ‘Taureau de Camargue’, registered by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2036/2001 (2).

(2)

The purpose of the application is to amend the specification with regard to proof of origin and method of production. In order to improve traceability and to monitor and improve the designation, holdings must complete a declaration of suitability to produce the designation. With regard to the method of production, it appears that the heifers of the breed chosen for the denomination, when reared in accordance with the specification for the denomination, do not reach the weight of 100 kg, although the carcasses comply with the specification and are awarded the denomination on this basis. It appeared necessary to acknowledge that the weight of the carcasses of heifers aged between 18 and 30 months was at least 85 kg.

(3)

The Commission has examined the amendment in question and decided that it is justified. Since the amendment in question is minor within the meaning of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, the Commission may approve the application without following the procedure laid down in Articles 5, 6 and 7 of that Regulation.

(4)

In accordance with Article 18(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1898/2006 (3) and pursuant to Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, a summary of the specification should be published,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The specification for the protected designation of origin ‘Taureau de Camargue’ is hereby amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

A summary of the main points of the specification is given in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

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

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(2)  OJ L 275, 18.10.2001, p. 9.

(3)  OJ L 369, 23.12.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX I

The specification for the protected designation of origin ‘Taureau de Camargue’ is amended as follows:

 

Proof of origin

The following sentence is added after the second sentence:

‘The holdings (herds or livestock farms) where the animals whose meat is intended for production of the designation must be born or reared, must complete a declaration of suitability to produce the denomination’.

 

Method of production

The following wording is inserted after ‘The weight of carcasses for tax purposes must be 100 kg or more’:

‘except for heifers of between 18 and 30 months, for which the weight is set at 85 kg’.


ANNEX II

SUMMARY

Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006

‘TAUREAU DE CAMARGUE’

EC No: FR-PDO-105-0041/30.3.2006

PDO (X) PGI ( )

This summary sets out the main elements of the product specification for information purposes.

1.   Responsible department in the Member State

Name

:

Institut National des Appellations d’Origine

Address

:

51, rue d’Anjou, F-75008 PARIS

Tel.

:

(33) 1 53 89 80 00

Fax

:

(33) 1 42 25 57 97

e-mail

:

info@inao.gouv.fr

2.   Group

Name

:

Syndicat de défense et de Promotion de la viande AOC Taureau de Camargue

Address

:

Mas du Pont de Rousty, F-13200 ARLES

Tel.

:

(33) 4 90 97 10 40

Fax

:

(33) 4 90 97 12 07

e-mail

:

Composition

:

Producers/processors (X) Other ( )

3.   Type of product

Class 1.1 —

Fresh meat (and offal)

4.   Specification (summary of requirements under Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006)

4.1.   Name

‘Taureau de Camargue’

4.2.   Description

Fresh meat of male or female animals, of local breeds, born, reared, slaughtered and cut in the geographical area. Meat from ‘Taureau de Camargue’ is a distinctive deep red colour. It is tender and lean.

4.3.   Geographical area

The Camargue stretches over three departments: Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard and Hérault. Within this area, a wetland area has been marked out in which the bulls must remain for at least six months.

4.4.   Proof of origin

The earliest documentary reference to the ‘Taureau de Camargue’ is attributable to Quiqueran de Beaujeu, Bishop of Senès, and dates from 1551. Since then reference has been made in numerous works to the original nature of these animals and their method of rearing carried on principally to produce bulls for sport. The holdings (herds or livestock farms) where the animals whose meat is intended for production for the designation must be born or reared, must complete a declaration of suitability to produce the denomination. Each animal is identified separately and entered in a stock book or register. Slaughterhouses and cutting plants are required to keep records of arrivals and departures so that animals can be traced up to the time they reach the consumer.

4.5.   Method of production

Animals of local breeds (‘raço di biou’, ‘de combat’ or a cross of the two) must be born, reared, slaughtered and cut in the geographical area. They must be reared unrestrained, in the open air and extensively to ensure that they remain wild. Their main feed must consist of pasture. They must remain in the wetland area for not less than six months. Slaughter must take place as soon as the animals are unloaded. The weight of carcasses for tax purposes must be 100 kg or more, except for heifers of between 18 and 30 months, for which the weight is set at 85 kg. The carcasses must be deep red in colour. They are drained slightly. Carcasses should be hung in the slaughterhouse for not less than 48 hours and not more than five days.

4.6.   Link

‘Taureaux de Camargue’ are produced from traditional local breeds which are particularly well adapted to the low-lying Camargue environment with its ever-present water. Reared unrestrained, they feed on pasture and remain for at least six months in this wetland area with its special ecosystem. The excitable and aggressive nature of these breeds means that they are perfectly suited to the purpose for which they are intended and gives the beef its characteristic features.

4.7.   Inspection body

Name

:

Institut National des Appellations d’Origine

Address

:

51, rue d’Anjou, F-75008 PARIS

Tel.

:

(33) 1 53 89 80 00

Fax

:

(33) 1 42 25 57 97

e-mail

:

info@inao.gouv.fr

Name

:

DGCCRF

Address

:

59, Bd V. Auriol, F-75703 PARIS Cedex 13

Tel.

:

(33) 1 44 87 17 17

Fax

:

(33) 1 44 97 30 37

The DGCCRF is a department of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry.

4.8.   Labelling

Carcasses and cuts must be accompanied by a label showing the designation, the slaughter number; the name of the farm and the name and address of the cutting plant or slaughterer.


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/12


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1069/2008

of 30 October 2008

approving minor amendments to the specification for a name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala (PGI))

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to 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 (1), and in particular Article 9(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 9(1), and pursuant to Article 17(2), of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, the Commission has examined France’s application for approval of an amendment to the specification for the protected geographical indication ‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’, registered by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1107/96 (2).

(2)

The purpose of the application is to amend the specification by increasing the maximum weight of male calf carcasses from 250 to 270 kg, and that of female calf carcasses from 220 to 250 kg. This amendment corrects the error in the assessment of the maximum weight of carcasses which was made at the time the initial application was drawn up and was the result of an incorrect assessment at the time of the yield at slaughter.

(3)

The Commission has examined the amendment in question and decided that it is justified. Since this concerns a minor amendment within the meaning of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, the Commission may adopt it without following the procedure set out in Articles 5, 6 and 7 of that Regulation.

(4)

In accordance with Article 18(2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1898/2006 (3) and pursuant to Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, a summary of the specification should be published.

(5)

The Commission also notes that the name is ‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’ and not ‘Veau de l’Aveyron et du Ségala’, as originally entered into the register. The name entered into the register should therefore be amended,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The specification for the protected geographical indication ‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’ is hereby amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

A summary of the main points of the specification is given in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

In the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1107/96, Part A, on page 4:

for

:

‘Veau de l’Aveyron et du Ségala’,

read

:

‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’.

Article 4

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

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(2)  OJ L 148, 21.6.1996, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 369, 23.12.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX I

The following amendments to the specification for the protected geographical indication ‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’ have been approved:

‘Description of product’

The following paragraph is amended:

for

:

‘ “Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala” has the following characteristics:

Heavy veal calf (250 to 420 kg live weight, i.e. 170 to 250 kg carcass weight)’,

read

:

‘ “Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala” has the following characteristics:

Heavy veal calf: 250 to 420 kg live weight, i.e. 170 to 270 kg carcass weight (female 170 to 250 kg, male 190 to 270 kg).’

‘Method of production’

The following paragraph is amended:

for

:

‘The weight of the finished calf varies from 250 to 420 kg live. As regards the carcasses: 170 to 220 kg for the females and 190 to 250 kg for the males, the difference being explained by sexual dimorphism and growth rates specific to each sex,’.

read

:

‘The weight of the finished calf varies from 250 to 420 kg live. As regards the carcasses: 170 to 250 kg for the females and 190 to 270 kg for the males, the difference being explained by sexual dimorphism and growth rates specific to each sex.’

‘Link with the geographical area’

The following paragraph is amended:

for

:

‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala is a heavy veal calf. It is slaughtered at an average age of 8 months and its carcass weighs 170 to 250 kg at that time (in comparison with 130 kg for a normal calf),’.

read

:

‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala is a heavy veal calf. It is slaughtered at an average age of 8 months and its carcass weighs 170 to 270 kg at that time (in comparison with 130 kg for a normal calf).’


ANNEX II

SUMMARY

Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs

‘VEAU D’AVEYRON ET DU SÉGALA’

EC No: FR-PGI-0117-0187-27.3.2006

PDO ( ) PGI (X)

This summary sets out the main elements of the product specification for information purposes.

1.   Responsible department in the Member State:

Name:

Institut national des appellations d’origine (INAO)

Address:

51, Rue d’Anjou, F-75008 PARIS

Tel:

(33) 153 89 80 00

Fax

(33) 142 25 57 97

e-mail:

info@inao.gouv.fr

2.   Group:

Name:

Interprofession régionale du veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala (IRVA)

Address:

Carrefour de l’Agriculture, F-12026 RODEZ Cedex 9

Tel:

(33) 565 73 78 04

Fax

(33) 565 73 77 16

e-mail:

irva@wanadoo.fr

Composition:

Producers/processors (x) others ( )

3.   Type of product:

Class 1.1.

Fresh meat and offal

4.   Specification

(Summary of requirements under Article 4(2))

4.1.   Name:

‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’

4.2.   Description:

Heavy farm veal calf carcasses (170 to 270 kg) slaughtered at no later than 10 months, with pink, tender and tasty flesh.

4.3.   Geographical area:

The calves are born and raised in 75 cantons across the departments of Aveyron, Tarn, Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne and Cantal:

 

Aveyron: Aubin, Baraqueville, Belmont sur Rance, Bozouls, Capdenac Gare, Cassagnes Begonhes, Conques, Decazeville, Entraygues, Espalion, Estaing, Laissac, La Salvetat Peyrales, Marcillac, Montbazens, Mur de Barrez, Najac, Naucelle, Pont de Salars, Requista, Rieupeyroux, Rignac, Rodez Est, Rodez Ouest, Saint-Affrique, Saint-Amans-des-Cots, Saint-Beauzely, Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance, Salles Curan, Vezins de Levezou, Villefranche de Rouergue, Villeneuve d’Aveyron.

 

Cantal: Maurs, Montsalvy, Saint-Mamet-La-Salvetat.

 

Lot: Bretenoux, Cajarc, Figeac Est, Figeac Ouest, Lacapelle Marival, Latronquiere, Limogne, Livernon, Sousceyrac, Saint Cere, Vayrac.

 

Tarn: Alban, Albi Centre, Albi Nord, Albi Sud, Brassac, Castelnau de Montmiral, Cadalen, Carmaux Nord, Carmaux Sud, Castres, Cordes, Gaillac, Graulhet, Lacaune, Lautrec, Lisle-sur-Tarn, Monesties, Montredon Labessonnie, Pampelone, Realmont, Roquecourbe, Vabre, Valderies, Valence d’Albi, Vaour, Villefranche d’Albi,

 

Tarn-et-Garonne: Caylus, Saint Antonin-Noble-Val.

4.4.   Proof of origin:

Births are recorded and calves identified using two tags, one bearing an individual number and the other a label ‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’.

At the slaughterhouse the carcass is identified by a label bearing the name of the breeder.

In addition to this measure, documentary records are kept throughout the process.

4.5.   Method of production:

Calves are sired by beef cattle out of cows from traditional dairy stock. They are raised on mother’s milk supplemented by cereals to which they have free access from birth.

4.6.   Link:

Historical link: This production of heavy veal calves results from the existence of the herd and long-standing production of cereals in the region. For example, rye (seigle) has given its name to the region: Ségala.

Link to the local region: the link with the geographical origin derives from:

A specific feature: the method of raising on mother’s milk supplemented by cereals from birth produces heavy calves; and

A reputation for quality going back to the 19th century for consumers in South-East France and the Paris region, and to the mid-20th century for Italian and Spanish consumers.

4.7.   Inspection body:

Name:

Qualisud

Address:

15, avenue de Bayonne, F-40500 Saint-Sever

Tel:

(33) 558 06 15 21

Fax

(33) 558 75 13 36

e-mail:

qualisud@wanadoo.fr

4.8.   Labelling:

‘Veau d’Aveyron et du Ségala’.


31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/16


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1070/2008

of 30 October 2008

entering a name in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (Rogal świętomarciński (PGI))

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to 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 (1), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 7(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to the first subparagraph of Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006, and in accordance with Article 17(2) thereof, Poland’s application to register the name ‘Rogal świętomarciński’ was published in the Official Journal of the European Union  (2).

(2)

As no objection within the meaning of Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 has been received by the Commission, this name should be entered in the register,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The name contained in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby entered in the register.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 93, 31.3.2006, p. 12.

(2)  OJ C 62, 7.3.2008, p. 6.


ANNEX

Foodstuffs listed in Annex I to the Regulation:

Class 2.4.   Bread, pastry, cakes, confectionery, biscuits and other baker’s wares

POLAND

Rogal świętomarciński (PGI)


31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/18


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1071/2008

of 30 October 2008

amending the representative prices and additional import duties for certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Regulation (EC) No 945/2008 for the 2008/2009 marketing year

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (single CMO Regulation) (1),

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

Whereas:

(1)

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and certain syrups for the 2008/2009 marketing year are fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 945/2008 (3). These prices and duties have been last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 996/2008 (4).

(2)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of the products referred to in Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006, as fixed by Regulation (EC) No 945/2008 for the 2008/2009, marketing year, are hereby amended as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 31 October 2008.

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 24.

(3)  OJ L 258, 26.9.2008, p. 56.

(4)  OJ L 272, 14.10.2008, p. 3.


ANNEX

Amended representative prices and additional import duties applicable to white sugar, raw sugar and products covered by CN code 1702 90 95 from 31 October 2008

(EUR)

CN code

Representative price per 100 kg net of the product concerned

Additional duty per 100 kg net of the product concerned

1701 11 10 (1)

24,58

4,01

1701 11 90 (1)

24,58

9,24

1701 12 10 (1)

24,58

3,82

1701 12 90 (1)

24,58

8,81

1701 91 00 (2)

25,91

12,28

1701 99 10 (2)

25,91

7,76

1701 99 90 (2)

25,91

7,76

1702 90 95 (3)

0,26

0,39


(1)  For the standard quality defined in point III of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007.

(2)  For the standard quality defined in point II of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007.

(3)  Per 1 % sucrose content.


31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/20


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1072/2008

of 30 October 2008

amending Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 16 October 2008

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

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

Whereas:

(1)

The import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 16 October 2008 were fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008 (3).

(2)

As the average of the import duties calculated differs by more than EUR 5/tonne from that fixed, a corresponding adjustment must be made to the import duties fixed by Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 1003/2008 are hereby replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 31 October 2008.

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

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125.

(3)  OJ L 275, 16.10.2008, p. 34.


ANNEX I

Import duties on the products referred to in Article 136(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 applicable from 31 October 2008

CN code

Description

Import duties (1)

(EUR/t)

1001 10 00

Durum wheat, high quality

0,00 (2)

medium quality

0,00 (2)

low quality

0,00 (2)

1001 90 91

Common wheat seed

0,00

ex 1001 90 99

High quality common wheat, other than for sowing

0,00 (2)

1002 00 00

Rye

24,16 (2)

1005 10 90

Maize seed other than hybrid

2,87

1005 90 00

Maize, other than seed (3)

2,87 (2)

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing

24,16 (2)


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

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

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

(2)  In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 608/2008, application of this duty is suspended.

(3)  The importer may benefit from a flatrate reduction of EUR 24 per tonne where the conditions laid down in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 are met.


ANNEX II

Factors for calculating the duties laid down in Annex I

16.10.2008-29.10.2008

1.

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

(EUR/t)

 

Common wheat (1)

Maize

Durum wheat, high quality

Durum wheat, medium quality (2)

Durum wheat, low quality (3)

Barley

Exchange

Minnéapolis

Chicago

Quotation

195,25

120,46

Fob price USA

281,83

271,83

251,83

115,36

Gulf of Mexico premium

17,42

Great Lakes premium

4,76

2.

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

Freight costs: Gulf of Mexico–Rotterdam:

16,28 EUR/t

Freight costs: Great Lakes–Rotterdam:

13,41 EUR/t


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

(2)  Discount of 10 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

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


II Acts adopted under the EC Treaty/Euratom Treaty whose publication is not obligatory

DECISIONS

Commission

31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/23


COMMISSION DECISION

of 23 October 2008

amending Decision 2006/241/EC as regards the import of certain species of snails for human consumption from Madagascar

(notified under document number C(2008) 6083)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2008/825/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the community from third countries (1), and in particular Article 22(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2006/241/EC of 24 March 2006 concerning certain protective measures with regard to certain products of animal origin, excluding fishery products, originating in Madagascar (2) prohibits imports of animal products, other than fishery products, originating from Madagascar.

(2)

A Community inspection was carried out in Madagascar in March 2007 in order to assess public health controls and the conditions for the production of fishery products in that third country. The results of that inspection and the follow-up information submitted by Madagascar show that the appropriate guarantees are provided by that country to also allow imports from it into the Community of certain species of snails for human consumption.

(3)

Decision 2006/241/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2006/241/EC is amended as follows:

1.

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

This Decision shall apply to products of animal origin, excluding fishery products and snails, originating in Madagascar.’;

2.

the following Article 1a is inserted:

‘Article 1a

For the purposes of this Decision “snails” means chilled, frozen, shelled, cooked, prepared or preserved terrestrial gastropods of the species Helix pomatia Linné, Helix aspersa Muller, Helix lucorum and of the species of the family Achatinidae.’

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 October 2008.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 24, 30.1.1998, p. 9.

(2)  OJ L 88, 25.3.2006, p. 63.


31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/25


COMMISSION DECISION

of 30 October 2008

extending the period of validity of Decision 2002/887/EC in respect of naturally or artificially dwarfed plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in Japan

(notified under document number C(2008) 6269)

(2008/826/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 2000/29/EC of 8 May 2000 on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (1), and in particular Article 15(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2002/887/EC of 8 November 2002 authorising derogations from certain provisions of Council Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of naturally or artificially dwarfed plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in Japan (2) authorises Member States to provide for derogations from certain provisions of Directive 2000/29/EC in respect of plants of Chamaecyparis Spach, Juniperus L. and Pinus L., originating in Japan, for limited periods and subject to specific conditions.

(2)

Since the circumstances justifying the authorisation still apply and there is no new information giving cause for revision of the specific conditions, the authorisation should be extended.

(3)

The United Kingdom has asked for an extension of that derogation.

(4)

Decision 2002/887/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plant Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2002/887/EC is amended as follows:

1.

in the first paragraph and in the second paragraph of Article 2, ‘1 August 2007 and 1 August 2008’ is replaced by ‘1 August 2009 and 1 August 2010’;

2.

the table in Article 4 is replaced by the following table:

‘Plants

Period

Chamaecyparis

1.11.2008 to 31.12.2010

Juniperus

1.11.2008 to 31.3.2009 and 1.11.2009 to 31.3.2010

Pinus

1.11.2008 to 31.12.2010’

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from 1 November 2008.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 October 2008.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 169, 10.7.2000, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 309, 12.11.2002, p. 8.


31.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 290/s3


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