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Official Journal

of the European Union

L 335

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Legislation

Volume 54
17 December 2011


Contents

 

I   Legislative acts

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DIRECTIVES

 

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Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

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II   Non-legislative acts

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1320/2011 of 16 December 2011 implementing Article 8a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1321/2011 of 16 December 2011 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 on common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1322/2011 of 16 December 2011 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Community import rules

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1323/2011 of 16 December 2011 laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2012 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1324/2011 of 16 December 2011 derogating, for 2012, from Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008 opening and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for common wheat of a quality other than high quality from third countries

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1325/2011 of 16 December 2011 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1326/2011 of 16 December 2011 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1327/2011 of 16 December 2011 on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quotas opened by Regulation (EC) No 533/2007 for poultrymeat

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1328/2011 of 16 December 2011 on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quotas opened by Regulation (EC) No 539/2007 for certain products in the egg sector and for egg albumin

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1329/2011 of 16 December 2011 on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 1385/2007 for poultrymeat

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1330/2011 of 16 December 2011 on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 1384/2007 for poultrymeat originating in Israel

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision 2011/845/CFSP of 16 December 2011 concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians

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2011/846/CFSP

 

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Political and Security Committee Decision ATALANTA/5/2011 of 16 December 2011 amending Political and Security Committee Decision ATALANTA/2/2009 on the acceptance of third States’ contributions to the European Union military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (Atalanta) and Political and Security Committee Decision ATALANTA/3/2009 on the setting up of the Committee of Contributors for the European Union military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (Atalanta)

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Council Implementing Decision 2011/847/CFSP of 16 December 2011 implementing Decision 2010/639/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

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Council Implementing Decision 2011/848/CFSP of 16 December 2011 implementing Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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2011/849/CFSP

 

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Political and Security Committee Decision EULEX/2/2011 of 16 December 2011 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX KOSOVO

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2011/850/EU

 

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Commission Implementing Decision of 12 December 2011 laying down rules for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality (notified under document C(2011) 9068)

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2011/851/EU

 

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Commission Implementing Decision of 12 December 2011 on an additional Union financial contribution for 2006 and 2007 to cover expenditure incurred by Portugal for the purpose of combating Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner et Buhrer) Nickle et al. (pinewood nematode) (notified under document C(2011) 9247)

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2011/852/EU

 

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Commission Implementing Decision of 15 December 2011 amending Decision 2005/363/EC concerning animal health protection measures against African swine fever in Sardinia, Italy (notified under document C(2011) 9248)  ( 1 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

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

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


I Legislative acts

DIRECTIVES

17.12.2011   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/1


DIRECTIVE 2011/92/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 13 December 2011

on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 82(2) and Article 83(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (2),

Whereas:

(1)

Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, constitute serious violations of fundamental rights, in particular of the rights of children to the protection and care necessary for their well-being, as provided for by the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (3).

(2)

In accordance with Article 6(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the Union recognises the rights, freedoms and principles set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in which Article 24(2) provides that in all actions relating to children, whether taken by public authorities or private institutions, the child’s best interests must be a primary consideration. Moreover, the Stockholm Programme — An Open and Secure Europe Serving and Protecting Citizens (4) gives a clear priority to combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.

(3)

Child pornography, which consists of images of child sexual abuse, and other particularly serious forms of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children are increasing and spreading through the use of new technologies and the Internet.

(4)

Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA of 22 December 2003 on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography (5) approximates Member States’ legislation to criminalise the most serious forms of child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, to extend domestic jurisdiction, and to provide for a minimum level of assistance for victims. Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001 on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings (6) establishes a set of victims’ rights in criminal proceedings, including the right to protection and compensation. Moreover, the coordination of prosecution of cases of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography will be facilitated by the implementation of Council Framework Decision 2009/948/JHA of 30 November 2009 on prevention and settlement of conflicts of exercise of jurisdiction in criminal proceedings (7).

(5)

In accordance with Article 34 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, States Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. The 2000 United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and, in particular, the 2007 Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse are crucial steps in the process of enhancing international cooperation in this field.

(6)

Serious criminal offences such as the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography require a comprehensive approach covering the prosecution of offenders, the protection of child victims, and prevention of the phenomenon. The child’s best interests must be a primary consideration when carrying out any measures to combat these offences in accordance with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA should be replaced by a new instrument providing such comprehensive legal framework to achieve that purpose.

(7)

This Directive should be fully complementary with Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA (8), as some victims of human trafficking have also been child victims of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.

(8)

In the context of criminalising acts related to pornographic performance, this Directive refers to such acts which consist of an organised live exhibition, aimed at an audience, thereby excluding personal face-to-face communication between consenting peers, as well as children over the age of sexual consent and their partners from the definition.

(9)

Child pornography frequently includes images recording the sexual abuse of children by adults. It may also include images of children involved in sexually explicit conduct, or of their sexual organs, where such images are produced or used for primarily sexual purposes and exploited with or without the child’s knowledge. Furthermore, the concept of child pornography also covers realistic images of a child, where a child is engaged or depicted as being engaged in sexually explicit conduct for primarily sexual purposes.

(10)

Disability, by itself, does not automatically constitute an impossibility to consent to sexual relations. However, the abuse of the existence of such a disability in order to engage in sexual activities with a child should be criminalised.

(11)

In adopting legislation on substantive criminal law, the Union should ensure consistency of such legislation in particular with regard to the level of penalties. The Council conclusions of 24 and 25 April 2002 on the approach to apply regarding approximation of penalties, which indicate four levels of penalties, should be kept in mind in the light of the Lisbon Treaty. This Directive, because it contains an exceptionally high number of different offences, requires, in order to reflect the various degrees of seriousness, a differentiation in the level of penalties which goes further than what should usually be provided in Union legal instruments.

(12)

Serious forms of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children should be subject to effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties. This includes, in particular, various forms of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children which are facilitated by the use of information and communication technology, such as the online solicitation of children for sexual purposes via social networking websites and chat rooms. The definition of child pornography should also be clarified and brought closer to that contained in international instruments.

(13)

The maximum term of imprisonment provided for in this Directive for the offences referred to therein should apply at least to the most serious forms of such offences.

(14)

In order to reach the maximum term of imprisonment provided for in this Directive for offences concerning sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, Member States may combine, taking into account their national law, the imprisonment terms provided for in national legislation in respect of those offences.

(15)

This Directive obliges Member States to provide for criminal penalties in their national legislation in respect of the provisions of Union law on combating sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. This Directive creates no obligations regarding the application of such penalties, or any other available system of law enforcement, in individual cases.

(16)

Especially for those cases where the offences referred to in this Directive are committed with the purpose of financial gain, Member States are invited to consider providing for the possibility to impose financial penalties in addition to imprisonment.

(17)

In the context of child pornography, the term ‘without right’ allows Member States to provide a defence in respect of conduct relating to pornographic material having for example, a medical, scientific or similar purpose. It also allows activities carried out under domestic legal powers, such as the legitimate possession of child pornography by the authorities in order to conduct criminal proceedings or to prevent, detect or investigate crime. Furthermore, it does not exclude legal defences or similar relevant principles that relieve a person of responsibility under specific circumstances, for example where telephone or Internet hotlines carry out activities to report those cases.

(18)

Knowingly obtaining access, by means of information and communication technology, to child pornography should be criminalised. To be liable, the person should both intend to enter a site where child pornography is available and know that such images can be found there. Penalties should not be applied to persons inadvertently accessing sites containing child pornography. The intentional nature of the offence may notably be deduced from the fact that it is recurrent or that the offence was committed via a service in return for payment.

(19)

Solicitation of children for sexual purposes is a threat with specific characteristics in the context of the Internet, as the latter provides unprecedented anonymity to users because they are able to conceal their real identity and personal characteristics, such as their age. At the same time, Member States acknowledge the importance of also combating the solicitation of a child outside the context of the Internet, in particular where such solicitation is not carried out by using information and communication technology. Member States are encouraged to criminalise the conduct where the solicitation of a child to meet the offender for sexual purposes takes place in the presence or proximity of the child, for instance in the form of a particular preparatory offence, attempt to commit the offences referred to in this Directive or as a particular form of sexual abuse. Whichever legal solution is chosen to criminalise ‘off-line grooming’, Member States should ensure that they prosecute the perpetrators of such offences one way or another.

(20)

This Directive does not govern Member States’ policies with regard to consensual sexual activities in which children may be involved and which can be regarded as the normal discovery of sexuality in the course of human development, taking account of the different cultural and legal traditions and of new forms of establishing and maintaining relations among children and adolescents, including through information and communication technologies. These issues fall outside of the scope of this Directive. Member States which avail themselves of the possibilities referred to in this Directive do so in the exercise of their competences.

(21)

Member States should provide for aggravating circumstances in their national law in accordance with the applicable rules established by their legal systems on aggravating circumstances. They should ensure that those aggravating circumstances are available for judges to consider when sentencing offenders, although there is no obligation on judges to apply those aggravating circumstances. The aggravating circumstances should not be provided for in Member States’ law when irrelevant taking into account the nature of the specific offence. The relevance of the various aggravating circumstances provided for in this Directive should be evaluated at national level for each of the offences referred to in this Directive.

(22)

Physical or mental incapacity under this Directive should be understood as also including the state of physical or mental incapacity caused by the influence of drugs and alcohol.

(23)

In combating sexual exploitation of children, full use should be made of existing instruments on the seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of crime, such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto, the 1990 Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime, Council Framework Decision 2001/500/JHA of 26 June 2001 on money laundering, the identification, tracing, freezing, seizing and confiscation of instrumentalities and the proceeds of crime (9), and Council Framework Decision 2005/212/JHA of 24 February 2005 on Confiscation of Crime Related Proceeds, Instrumentalities and Property (10). The use of seized and confiscated instrumentalities and the proceeds from the offences referred to in this Directive to support victims’ assistance and protection should be encouraged.

(24)

Secondary victimisation should be avoided for victims of offences referred to in this Directive. In Member States where prostitution or the appearance in pornography is punishable under national criminal law, it should be possible not to prosecute or impose penalties under those laws where the child concerned has committed those acts as a result of being victim of sexual exploitation or where the child was compelled to participate in child pornography.

(25)

As an instrument of approximation of criminal law, this Directive provides for levels of penalties which should apply without prejudice to the specific criminal policies of the Member States concerning child offenders.

(26)

Investigating offences and bringing charges in criminal proceedings should be facilitated, to take into account the difficulty for child victims of denouncing sexual abuse and the anonymity of offenders in cyberspace. To ensure successful investigations and prosecutions of the offences referred to in this Directive, their initiation should not depend, in principle, on a report or accusation made by the victim or by his or her representative. The length of the sufficient period of time for prosecution should be determined in accordance with national law.

(27)

Effective investigatory tools should be made available to those responsible for the investigation and prosecutions of the offences referred to in this Directive. Those tools could include interception of communications, covert surveillance including electronic surveillance, monitoring of bank accounts or other financial investigations, taking into account, inter alia, the principle of proportionality and the nature and seriousness of the offences under investigation. Where appropriate, and in accordance with national law, such tools should also include the possibility for law enforcement authorities to use a concealed identity on the Internet.

(28)

Member States should encourage any person who has knowledge or suspicion of the sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child to report to the competent services. It is the responsibility of each Member State to determine the competent authorities to which such suspicions may be reported. Those competent authorities should not be limited to child protection services or relevant social services. The requirement of suspicion ‘in good faith’ should be aimed at preventing the provision being invoked to authorise the denunciation of purely imaginary or untrue facts carried out with malicious intent.

(29)

Rules on jurisdiction should be amended to ensure that sexual abusers or sexual exploiters of children from the Union face prosecution even if they commit their crimes outside the Union, in particular via so-called sex tourism. Child sex tourism should be understood as the sexual exploitation of children by a person or persons who travel from their usual environment to a destination abroad where they have sexual contact with children. Where child sex tourism takes place outside the Union, Member States are encouraged to seek to increase, through the available national and international instruments including bilateral or multilateral treaties on extradition, mutual assistance or a transfer of the proceedings, cooperation with third countries and international organisations with a view to combating sex tourism. Member States should foster open dialogue and communication with countries outside the Union in order to be able to prosecute perpetrators, under the relevant national legislation, who travel outside the Union borders for the purposes of child sex tourism.

(30)

Measures to protect child victims should be adopted in their best interest, taking into account an assessment of their needs. Child victims should have easy access to legal remedies and measures to address conflicts of interest where sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child occurs within the family. When a special representative should be appointed for a child during a criminal investigation or proceeding, this role may be also carried out by a legal person, an institution or an authority. Moreover, child victims should be protected from penalties, for example under national legislation on prostitution, if they bring their case to the attention of competent authorities. Furthermore, participation in criminal proceedings by child victims should not cause additional trauma to the extent possible, as a result of interviews or visual contact with offenders. A good understanding of children and how they behave when faced with traumatic experiences will help to ensure a high quality of evidence-taking and also reduce the stress placed on children when carrying out the necessary measures.

(31)

Member States should consider giving short and long term assistance to child victims. Any harm caused by the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a child is significant and should be addressed. Because of the nature of the harm caused by sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, such assistance should continue for as long as necessary for the child’s physical and psychological recovery and may last into adulthood if necessary. Assistance and advice should be considered to be extended to parents or guardians of the child victims where they are not involved as suspects in relation to the offence concerned, in order to help them to assist child victims throughout the proceedings.

(32)

Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA establishes a set of victims’ rights in criminal proceedings, including the right to protection and compensation. In addition child victims of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and child pornography should be given access to legal counselling and, in accordance with the role of victims in the relevant justice systems, to legal representation, including for the purpose of claiming compensation. Such legal counselling and legal representation could also be provided by the competent authorities for the purpose of claiming compensation from the State. The purpose of legal counselling is to enable victims to be informed and receive advice about the various possibilities open to them. Legal counselling should be provided by a person having received appropriate legal training without necessarily being a lawyer. Legal counselling and, in accordance with the role of victims in the relevant justice systems, legal representation should be provided free of charge, at least when the victim does not have sufficient financial resources, in a manner consistent with the internal procedures of Member States.

(33)

Member States should undertake action to prevent or prohibit acts related to the promotion of sexual abuse of children and child sex tourism. Different preventative measures could be considered, such as the drawing up and reinforcement of a code of conduct and self-regulatory mechanisms in the tourism industry, the setting-up of a code of ethics or ‘quality labels’ for tourist organisations combating child sex tourism, or establishing an explicit policy to tackle child sex tourism.

(34)

Member States should establish and/or strengthen policies to prevent sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, including measures to discourage and reduce the demand that fosters all forms of sexual exploitation of children, and measures to reduce the risk of children becoming victims, by means of, information and awareness-raising campaigns, and research and education programmes. In such initiatives, Member States should adopt a child-rights based approach. Particular care should be taken to ensure that awareness-raising campaigns aimed at children are appropriate and sufficiently easy to understand. The establishment of help-lines or hotlines should be considered.

(35)

Regarding the system of reporting sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and helping children in need, hotlines under the number 116 000 for missing children, 116 006 for victims of crime and 116 111 for children, as introduced by Commission Decision 2007/116/EC of 15 February 2007 on reserving the national numbering beginning with 116 for harmonised numbers for harmonised services of social value (11), should be promoted and experience regarding their functioning should be taken into account.

(36)

Professionals likely to come into contact with child victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation should be adequately trained to identify and deal with such victims. That training should be promoted for members of the following categories when they are likely to come into contact with child victims: police officers, public prosecutors, lawyers, members of the judiciary and court officials, child and health care personnel, but could also involve other groups of persons who are likely to encounter child victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in their work.

(37)

In order to prevent the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, intervention programmes or measures targeting sex offenders should be proposed to them. Those intervention programmes or measures should meet a broad, flexible approach focusing on the medical and psycho-social aspects and have a non-obligatory character. Those intervention programmes or measures are without prejudice to intervention programmes or measures imposed by the competent judicial authorities.

(38)

Intervention programmes or measures are not provided as an automatic right. It is for the Member State to decide which intervention programmes or measures are appropriate.

(39)

To prevent and minimise recidivism, offenders should be subject to an assessment of the danger posed by the offenders and the possible risks of repetition of sexual offences against children. Arrangements for such assessment, such as the type of authority competent to order and carry out the assessment or the moment in or after the criminal proceedings when that assessment should take place as well as arrangements for effective intervention programmes or measures offered following that assessment should be consistent with the internal procedures of Member States. For the same objective of preventing and minimising recidivism, offenders should also have access to effective intervention programmes or measures on a voluntary basis. Those intervention programmes or measures should not interfere with national schemes set up to deal with the treatment of persons suffering from mental disorders.

(40)

Where the danger posed by the offenders and the possible risks of repetition of the offences make it appropriate, convicted offenders should be temporarily or permanently prevented from exercising at least professional activities involving direct and regular contacts with children. Employers when recruiting for a post involving direct and regular contact with children are entitled to be informed of existing convictions for sexual offences against children entered in the criminal record, or of existing disqualifications. For the purposes of this Directive, the term ‘employers’ should also cover persons running an organisation that is active in volunteer work related to the supervision and/or care of children involving direct and regular contact with children. The manner in which such information is delivered, such as for example access via the person concerned, and the precise content of the information, the meaning of organised voluntary activities and direct and regular contact with children should be laid down in accordance with national law.

(41)

With due regard to the different legal traditions of the Member States, this Directive takes into account the fact that access to criminal records is allowed only either by the competent authorities or by the person concerned. This Directive does not establish an obligation to modify the national systems governing criminal records or the means of access to those records.

(42)

The aim of this Directive is not to harmonise rules concerning consent of the person concerned when exchanging information from the criminal registers, i.e. whether or not to require such consent. Whether the consent is required or not under national law, this Directive does not establish any new obligation to change the national law and national procedures in this respect.

(43)

Member States may consider adopting additional administrative measures in relation to perpetrators, such as the registration in sex offender registers of persons convicted of offences referred to in this Directive. Access to those registers should be subject to limitation in accordance with national constitutional principles and applicable data protection standards, for instance by limiting access to the judiciary and/or law enforcement authorities.

(44)

Member States are encouraged to create mechanisms for data collection or focal points, at the national or local levels and in collaboration with civil society, for the purpose of observing and evaluating the phenomenon of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children. In order to be able to properly evaluate the results of actions to combat sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, the Union should continue to develop its work on methodologies and data collection methods to produce comparable statistics.

(45)

Member States should take appropriate action for setting up information services to provide information on how to recognise the signs of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

(46)

Child pornography, which constitutes child sexual abuse images, is a specific type of content which cannot be construed as the expression of an opinion. To combat it, it is necessary to reduce the circulation of child sexual abuse material by making it more difficult for offenders to upload such content onto the publicly accessible web. Action is therefore necessary to remove the content and apprehend those guilty of making, distributing or downloading child sexual abuse images. With a view to supporting the Union’s efforts to combat child pornography, Member States should use their best endeavours to cooperate with third countries in seeking to secure the removal of such content from servers within their territory.

(47)

However, despite such efforts, the removal of child pornography content at its source is often not possible when the original materials are not located within the Union, either because the State where the servers are hosted is not willing to cooperate or because obtaining removal of the material from the State concerned proves to be particularly long. Mechanisms may also be put in place to block access from the Union’s territory to Internet pages identified as containing or disseminating child pornography. The measures undertaken by Member States in accordance with this Directive in order to remove or, where appropriate, block websites containing child pornography could be based on various types of public action, such as legislative, non-legislative, judicial or other. In that context, this Directive is without prejudice to voluntary action taken by the Internet industry to prevent the misuse of its services or to any support for such action by Member States. Whichever basis for action or method is chosen, Member States should ensure that it provides an adequate level of legal certainty and predictability to users and service providers. Both with a view to the removal and the blocking of child abuse content, cooperation between public authorities should be established and strengthened, particularly in the interests of ensuring that national lists of websites containing child pornography material are as complete as possible and of avoiding duplication of work. Any such developments must take account of the rights of the end users and comply with existing legal and judicial procedures and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Safer Internet Programme has set up a network of hotlines the goal of which is to collect information and to ensure coverage and exchange of reports on the major types of illegal content online.

(48)

This Directive aims to amend and expand the provisions of Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA. Since the amendments to be made are of substantial number and nature, the Framework Decision should, in the interests of clarity, be replaced in its entirety in relation to Member States participating in the adoption of this Directive.

(49)

Since the objective of this Directive, namely to combat sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States alone and can therefore, by reasons of the scale and effects, be better achieved at Union level, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Directive does not go beyond what is necessary to achieve that objective.

(50)

This Directive respects fundamental rights and observes the principles recognised in particular by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and in particular the right to the protection of human dignity, the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the rights of the child, the right to liberty and security, the right to freedom of expression and information, the right to the protection of personal data, the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial and the principles of legality and proportionality of criminal offences and penalties. This Directive seeks to ensure full respect for those rights and principles and must be implemented accordingly.

(51)

In accordance with Article 3 of the Protocol (No 21) on the position of United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of freedom, security and justice, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the United Kingdom and Ireland have notified their wish to take part in the adoption and application of this Directive.

(52)

In accordance with Articles 1 and 2 of the Protocol (No 22) on the position of Denmark annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark is not taking part in the adoption of this Directive and is not bound by it or subject to its application,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Directive establishes minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and sanctions in the area of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and solicitation of children for sexual purposes. It also introduces provisions to strengthen the prevention of those crimes and the protection of the victims thereof.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions apply:

(a)

‘child’ means any person below the age of 18 years;

(b)

‘age of sexual consent’ means the age below which, in accordance with national law, it is prohibited to engage in sexual activities with a child;

(c)

‘child pornography’ means:

(i)

any material that visually depicts a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct;

(ii)

any depiction of the sexual organs of a child for primarily sexual purposes;

(iii)

any material that visually depicts any person appearing to be a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct or any depiction of the sexual organs of any person appearing to be a child, for primarily sexual purposes; or

(iv)

realistic images of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct or realistic images of the sexual organs of a child, for primarily sexual purposes;

(d)

‘child prostitution’ means the use of a child for sexual activities where money or any other form of remuneration or consideration is given or promised as payment in exchange for the child engaging in sexual activities, regardless of whether that payment, promise or consideration is made to the child or to a third party;

(e)

‘pornographic performance’ means a live exhibition aimed at an audience, including by means of information and communication technology, of:

(i)

a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit conduct; or

(ii)

the sexual organs of a child for primarily sexual purposes;

(f)

‘legal person’ means an entity having legal personality under the applicable law, except for States or public bodies in the exercise of State authority and for public international organisations.

Article 3

Offences concerning sexual abuse

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the intentional conduct referred to in paragraphs 2 to 6 is punishable.

2.   Causing, for sexual purposes, a child who has not reached the age of sexual consent to witness sexual activities, even without having to participate, shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 1 year.

3.   Causing, for sexual purposes, a child who has not reached the age of sexual consent to witness sexual abuse, even without having to participate, shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 2 years.

4.   Engaging in sexual activities with a child who has not reached the age of sexual consent shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 5 years.

5.   Engaging in sexual activities with a child, where:

(i)

abuse is made of a recognised position of trust, authority or influence over the child, shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 8 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 3 years of imprisonment, if the child is over that age; or

(ii)

abuse is made of a particularly vulnerable situation of the child, in particular because of a mental or physical disability or a situation of dependence, shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 8 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 3 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age; or

(iii)

use is made of coercion, force or threats shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 5 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

6.   Coercing, forcing or threatening a child into sexual activities with a third party shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 5 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

Article 4

Offences concerning sexual exploitation

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the intentional conduct referred to in paragraphs 2 to 7 is punishable.

2.   Causing or recruiting a child to participate in pornographic performances, or profiting from or otherwise exploiting a child for such purposes shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 5 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent and of at least 2 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

3.   Coercing or forcing a child to participate in pornographic performances, or threatening a child for such purposes shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 8 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 5 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

4.   Knowingly attending pornographic performances involving the participation of a child shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 2 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 1 year of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

5.   Causing or recruiting a child to participate in child prostitution, or profiting from or otherwise exploiting a child for such purposes shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 8 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 5 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

6.   Coercing or forcing a child into child prostitution, or threatening a child for such purposes shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 10 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 5 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

7.   Engaging in sexual activities with a child, where recourse is made to child prostitution shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 5 years if the child has not reached the age of sexual consent, and of at least 2 years of imprisonment if the child is over that age.

Article 5

Offences concerning child pornography

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the intentional conduct, when committed without right, referred to in paragraphs 2 to 6 is punishable.

2.   Acquisition or possession of child pornography shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 1 year.

3.   Knowingly obtaining access, by means of information and communication technology, to child pornography shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 1 year.

4.   Distribution, dissemination or transmission of child pornography shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 2 years.

5.   Offering, supplying or making available child pornography shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 2 years.

6.   Production of child pornography shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 3 years.

7.   It shall be within the discretion of Member States to decide whether this Article applies to cases involving child pornography as referred to in Article 2(c)(iii), where the person appearing to be a child was in fact 18 years of age or older at the time of depiction.

8.   It shall be within the discretion of Member States to decide whether paragraphs 2 and 6 of this Article apply to cases where it is established that pornographic material as referred to in Article 2(c)(iv) is produced and possessed by the producer solely for his or her private use in so far as no pornographic material as referred to in Article 2(c)(i), (ii) or (iii) has been used for the purpose of its production and provided that the act involves no risk of dissemination of the material.

Article 6

Solicitation of children for sexual purposes

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the following intentional conduct is punishable:

the proposal, by means of information and communication technology, by an adult to meet a child who has not reached the age of sexual consent, for the purpose of committing any of the offences referred to in Article 3(4) and Article 5(6), where that proposal was followed by material acts leading to such a meeting, shall be punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of at least 1 year.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that an attempt, by means of information and communication technology, to commit the offences provided for in Article 5(2) and (3) by an adult soliciting a child who has not reached the age of sexual consent to provide child pornography depicting that child is punishable.

Article 7

Incitement, aiding and abetting, and attempt

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that inciting or aiding and abetting to commit any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 6 is punishable.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that an attempt to commit any of the offences referred to in Article 3(4), (5) and (6), Article 4(2), (3), (5), (6) and (7), and Article 5(4), (5) and (6) is punishable.

Article 8

Consensual sexual activities

1.   It shall be within the discretion of Member States to decide whether Article 3(2) and (4) apply to consensual sexual activities between peers, who are close in age and degree of psychological and physical development or maturity, in so far as the acts did not involve any abuse.

2.   It shall be within the discretion of Member States to decide whether Article 4(4) applies to a pornographic performance that takes place in the context of a consensual relationship where the child has reached the age of sexual consent or between peers who are close in age and degree of psychological and physical development or maturity, in so far as the acts did not involve any abuse or exploitation and no money or other form of remuneration or consideration is given as payment in exchange for the pornographic performance.

3.   It shall be within the discretion of Member States to decide whether Article 5(2) and (6) apply to the production, acquisition or possession of material involving children who have reached the age of sexual consent where that material is produced and possessed with the consent of those children and only for the private use of the persons involved, in so far as the acts did not involve any abuse.

Article 9

Aggravating circumstances

In so far as the following circumstances do not already form part of the constituent elements of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the following circumstances may, in accordance with the relevant provisions of national law, be regarded as aggravating circumstances, in relation to the relevant offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7:

(a)

the offence was committed against a child in a particularly vulnerable situation, such as a child with a mental or physical disability, in a situation of dependence or in a state of physical or mental incapacity;

(b)

the offence was committed by a member of the child’s family, a person cohabiting with the child or a person who has abused a recognised position of trust or authority;

(c)

the offence was committed by several persons acting together;

(d)

the offence was committed within the framework of a criminal organisation within the meaning of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA of 24 October 2008 on the fight against organised crime (12);

(e)

the offender has previously been convicted of offences of the same nature;

(f)

the offender has deliberately or recklessly endangered the life of the child; or

(g)

the offence involved serious violence or caused serious harm to the child.

Article 10

Disqualification arising from convictions

1.   In order to avoid the risk of repetition of offences, Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that a natural person who has been convicted of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 may be temporarily or permanently prevented from exercising at least professional activities involving direct and regular contacts with children.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that employers, when recruiting a person for professional or organised voluntary activities involving direct and regular contacts with children, are entitled to request information in accordance with national law by way of any appropriate means, such as access upon request or via the person concerned, of the existence of criminal convictions for any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 entered in the criminal record or of the existence of any disqualification from exercising activities involving direct and regular contacts with children arising from those criminal convictions.

3.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that, for the application of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, information concerning the existence of criminal convictions for any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, or of any disqualification from exercising activities involving direct and regular contacts with children arising from those criminal convictions, is transmitted in accordance with the procedures set out in Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA of 26 February 2009 on the organisation and content of the exchange of information extracted from the criminal record between Member States (13) when requested under Article 6 of that Framework Decision with the consent of the person concerned.

Article 11

Seizure and confiscation

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that their competent authorities are entitled to seize and confiscate instrumentalities and proceeds from the offences referred to in Articles 3, 4 and 5.

Article 12

Liability of legal persons

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that legal persons may be held liable for any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 committed for their benefit by any person, acting either individually or as part of an organ of the legal person, and having a leading position within the legal person, based on:

(a)

a power of representation of the legal person;

(b)

an authority to take decisions on behalf of the legal person; or

(c)

an authority to exercise control within the legal person.

2.   Member States shall also take the necessary measures to ensure that legal persons may be held liable where the lack of supervision or control by a person referred to in paragraph 1 has made possible the commission, by a person under its authority, of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 for the benefit of that legal person.

3.   Liability of legal persons under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be without prejudice to criminal proceedings against natural persons who are perpetrators, inciters or accessories to the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7.

Article 13

Sanctions on legal persons

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that a legal person held liable pursuant to Article 12(1) is punishable by effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions, which shall include criminal or non-criminal fines and may include other sanctions, such as:

(a)

exclusion from entitlement to public benefits or aid;

(b)

temporary or permanent disqualification from the practice of commercial activities;

(c)

placing under judicial supervision;

(d)

judicial winding-up; or

(e)

temporary or permanent closure of establishments which have been used for committing the offence.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that a legal person held liable pursuant to Article 12(2) is punishable by sanctions or measures which are effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

Article 14

Non-prosecution or non-application of penalties to the victim

Member States shall, in accordance with the basic principles of their legal systems take the necessary measures to ensure that competent national authorities are entitled not to prosecute or impose penalties on child victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation for their involvement in criminal activities, which they have been compelled to commit as a direct consequence of being subjected to any of the acts referred to in Article 4(2), (3), (5) and (6), and in Article 5(6).

Article 15

Investigation and prosecution

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that investigations into or the prosecution of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 are not dependent on a report or accusation being made by the victim or by his or her representative, and that criminal proceedings may continue even if that person has withdrawn his or her statements.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to enable the prosecution of any of the offences referred to in Article 3, Article 4(2), (3), (5), (6) and (7) and of any serious offences referred to in Article 5(6) when child pornography as referred to in Article 2(c)(i) and (ii) has been used, for a sufficient period of time after the victim has reached the age of majority and which is commensurate with the gravity of the offence concerned.

3.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that effective investigative tools, such as those which are used in organised crime or other serious crime cases are available to persons, units or services responsible for investigating or prosecuting offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7.

4.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to enable investigative units or services to attempt to identify the victims of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, in particular by analysing child pornography material, such as photographs and audiovisual recordings transmitted or made available by means of information and communication technology.

Article 16

Reporting suspicion of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the confidentiality rules imposed by national law on certain professionals whose main duty is to work with children do not constitute an obstacle to the possibility, for those professionals, of their reporting to the services responsible for child protection any situation where they have reasonable grounds for believing that a child is the victim of offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to encourage any person who knows about or suspects, in good faith that any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 have been committed, to report this to the competent services.

Article 17

Jurisdiction and coordination of prosecution

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to establish their jurisdiction over the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 where:

(a)

the offence is committed in whole or in part within their territory; or

(b)

the offender is one of their nationals.

2.   A Member State shall inform the Commission where it decides to establish further jurisdiction over an offence referred to in Articles 3 to 7 committed outside its territory, inter alia, where:

(a)

the offence is committed against one of its nationals or a person who is an habitual resident in its territory;

(b)

the offence is committed for the benefit of a legal person established in its territory; or

(c)

the offender is an habitual resident in its territory.

3.   Member States shall ensure that their jurisdiction includes situations where an offence referred to in Articles 5 and 6, and in so far as is relevant, in Articles 3 and 7, is committed by means of information and communication technology accessed from their territory, whether or not it is based on their territory.

4.   For the prosecution of any of the offences referred to in Article 3(4), (5) and (6), Article 4(2), (3), (5), (6) and (7) and Article 5(6) committed outside the territory of the Member State concerned, as regards paragraph 1(b) of this Article, each Member State shall take the necessary measures to ensure that its jurisdiction is not subordinated to the condition that the acts are a criminal offence at the place where they were performed.

5.   For the prosecution of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 committed outside the territory of the Member State concerned, as regards paragraph 1(b) of this Article, each Member State shall take the necessary measures to ensure that its jurisdiction is not subordinated to the condition that the prosecution can only be initiated following a report made by the victim in the place where the offence was committed, or a denunciation from the State of the place where the offence was committed.

Article 18

General provisions on assistance, support and protection measures for child victims

1.   Child victims of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 shall be provided assistance, support and protection in accordance with Articles 19 and 20, taking into account the best interests of the child.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that a child is provided with assistance and support as soon as the competent authorities have a reasonable-grounds indication for believing that a child might have been subject to any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7.

3.   Member States shall ensure that, where the age of a person subject to any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 is uncertain and there are reasons to believe that the person is a child, that person is presumed to be a child in order to receive immediate access to assistance, support and protection in accordance with Articles 19 and 20.

Article 19

Assistance and support to victims

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that assistance and support are provided to victims before, during and for an appropriate period of time after the conclusion of criminal proceedings in order to enable them to exercise the rights set out in Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA, and in this Directive. Member States shall, in particular, take the necessary steps to ensure protection for children who report cases of abuse within their family.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that assistance and support for a child victim are not made conditional on the child victim’s willingness to cooperate in the criminal investigation, prosecution or trial.

3.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the specific actions to assist and support child victims in enjoying their rights under this Directive, are undertaken following an individual assessment of the special circumstances of each particular child victim, taking due account of the child’s views, needs and concerns.

4.   Child victims of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 shall be considered as particularly vulnerable victims pursuant to Article 2(2), Article 8(4) and Article 14(1) of Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA.

5.   Member States shall take measures, where appropriate and possible, to provide assistance and support to the family of the child victim in enjoying the rights under this Directive when the family is in the territory of the Member States. In particular, Member States shall, where appropriate and possible, apply Article 4 of Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA to the family of the child victim.

Article 20

Protection of child victims in criminal investigations and proceedings

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that in criminal investigations and proceedings, in accordance with the role of victims in the relevant justice system, competent authorities appoint a special representative for the child victim where, under national law, the holders of parental responsibility are precluded from representing the child as a result of a conflict of interest between them and the child victim, or where the child is unaccompanied or separated from the family.

2.   Member States shall ensure that child victims have, without delay, access to legal counselling and, in accordance with the role of victims in the relevant justice system, to legal representation, including for the purpose of claiming compensation. Legal counselling and legal representation shall be free of charge where the victim does not have sufficient financial resources.

3.   Without prejudice to the rights of the defence, Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that in criminal investigations relating to any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7:

(a)

interviews with the child victim take place without unjustified delay after the facts have been reported to the competent authorities;

(b)

interviews with the child victim take place, where necessary, in premises designed or adapted for this purpose;

(c)

interviews with the child victim are carried out by or through professionals trained for this purpose;

(d)

the same persons, if possible and where appropriate, conduct all interviews with the child victim;

(e)

the number of interviews is as limited as possible and interviews are carried out only where strictly necessary for the purpose of criminal investigations and proceedings;

(f)

the child victim may be accompanied by his or her legal representative or, where appropriate, by an adult of his or her choice, unless a reasoned decision has been made to the contrary in respect of that person.

4.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that in criminal investigations of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 all interviews with the child victim or, where appropriate, with a child witness, may be audio-visually recorded and that such audio-visually recorded interviews may be used as evidence in criminal court proceedings, in accordance with the rules under their national law.

5.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that in criminal court proceedings relating to any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, that it may be ordered that:

(a)

the hearing take place without the presence of the public;

(b)

the child victim be heard in the courtroom without being present, in particular through the use of appropriate communication technologies.

6.   Member States shall take the necessary measures, where in the interest of child victims and taking into account other overriding interests, to protect the privacy, identity and image of child victims, and to prevent the public dissemination of any information that could lead to their identification.

Article 21

Measures against advertising abuse opportunities and child sex tourism

Member States shall take appropriate measures to prevent or prohibit:

(a)

the dissemination of material advertising the opportunity to commit any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 6; and

(b)

the organisation for others, whether or not for commercial purposes, of travel arrangements with the purpose of committing any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 5.

Article 22

Preventive intervention programmes or measures

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that persons who fear that they might commit any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7 may have access, where appropriate, to effective intervention programmes or measures designed to evaluate and prevent the risk of such offences being committed.

Article 23

Prevention

1.   Member States shall take appropriate measures, such as education and training, to discourage and reduce the demand that fosters all forms of sexual exploitation of children.

2.   Member States shall take appropriate action, including through the Internet, such as information and awareness-raising campaigns, research and education programmes, where appropriate in cooperation with relevant civil society organisations and other stakeholders, aimed at raising awareness and reducing the risk of children, becoming victims of sexual abuse or exploitation.

3.   Member States shall promote regular training for officials likely to come into contact with child victims of sexual abuse or exploitation, including front-line police officers, aimed at enabling them to identify and deal with child victims and potential child victims of sexual abuse or exploitation.

Article 24

Intervention programmes or measures on a voluntary basis in the course of or after criminal proceedings

1.   Without prejudice to intervention programmes or measures imposed by the competent judicial authorities under national law, Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that effective intervention programmes or measures are made available to prevent and minimise the risks of repeated offences of a sexual nature against children. Such programmes or measures shall be accessible at any time during the criminal proceedings, inside and outside prison, in accordance with national law.

2.   The intervention programmes or measures, referred to in paragraph 1 shall meet the specific developmental needs of children who sexually offend.

3.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the following persons may have access to the intervention programmes or measures referred to in paragraph 1:

(a)

persons subject to criminal proceedings for any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, under conditions which are neither detrimental nor contrary to the rights of the defence or to the requirements of a fair and impartial trial, and, in particular, in compliance with the principle of the presumption of innocence; and

(b)

persons convicted of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7.

4.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the persons referred to in paragraph 3 are subject to an assessment of the danger that they present and the possible risks of repetition of any of the offences referred to in Articles 3 to 7, with the aim of identifying appropriate intervention programmes or measures.

5.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the persons referred to in paragraph 3 to whom intervention programmes or measures in accordance with paragraph 4 have been proposed:

(a)

are fully informed of the reasons for the proposal;

(b)

consent to their participation in the programmes or measures with full knowledge of the facts;

(c)

may refuse and, in the case of convicted persons, are made aware of the possible consequences of such a refusal.

Article 25

Measures against websites containing or disseminating child pornography

1.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure the prompt removal of web pages containing or disseminating child pornography hosted in their territory and to endeavour to obtain the removal of such pages hosted outside of their territory.

2.   Member States may take measures to block access to web pages containing or disseminating child pornography towards the Internet users within their territory. These measures must be set by transparent procedures and provide adequate safeguards, in particular to ensure that the restriction is limited to what is necessary and proportionate, and that users are informed of the reason for the restriction. Those safeguards shall also include the possibility of judicial redress.

Article 26

Replacement of Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA is hereby replaced in relation to Member States participating in the adoption of this Directive without prejudice to the obligations of those Member States relating to the time limits for transposition of the Framework Decision into national law.

In relation to Member States participating in the adoption of this Directive, references to Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA shall be construed as references to this Directive.

Article 27

Transposition

1.   Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 18 December 2013.

2.   Member States shall transmit to the Commission the text of the provisions transposing into their national law the obligations imposed on them under this Directive.

3.   When Member States adopt those measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. The methods of making such reference shall be laid down by the Member States.

Article 28

Reporting

1.   The Commission shall, by 18 December 2015, submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council assessing the extent to which the Member States have taken the necessary measures in order to comply with this Directive, accompanied, if necessary, by a legislative proposal.

2.   The Commission shall, by 18 December 2015, submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council assessing the implementation of the measures referred to in Article 25.

Article 29

Entry into force

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

Article 30

Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States in accordance with the Treaties.

Done at Strasbourg, 13 December 2011.

For the European Parliament

The President

J. BUZEK

For the Council

The President

M. SZPUNAR


(1)  OJ C 48, 15.2.2011, p. 138.

(2)  Position of the European Parliament of 27 October 2011 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and decision of the Council of 15 November 2011.

(3)  OJ C 364, 18.12.2000, p. 1.

(4)  OJ C 115, 4.5.2010, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 13, 20.1.2004, p. 44.

(6)  OJ L 82, 22.3.2001, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 328, 15.12.2009, p. 42.

(8)  OJ L 101, 15.4.2011, p. 1.

(9)  OJ L 182, 5.7.2001, p. 1.

(10)  OJ L 68, 15.3.2005, p. 49.

(11)  OJ L 49, 17.2.2007, p. 30.

(12)  OJ L 300, 11.11.2008, p. 42.

(13)  OJ L 93, 7.4.2009, p. 23.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/15


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1320/2011

of 16 December 2011

implementing Article 8a(1) of Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 of 18 May 2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus (1), and in particular Article 8a(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 18 May 2006, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 765/2006 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Belarus.

(2)

In view of the gravity of the situation in Belarus, additional persons should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex IA to Regulation (EC) No 765/2006,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The persons listed in Annex to this Regulation shall be added to the list set out in Annex IA to Regulation (EC) No 765/2006.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

T. NALEWAJK


(1)  OJ L 134, 20.5.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX

Persons referred to in Article 1

 

Names

Transcription of Belarusian spelling

Transcription of Russian spelling

Names (Belarusian spelling)

Names (Russian spelling)

Place and date of birth

Position

‘1.

Bandarenka Siarhei Uladzimiravich

Bondarenko Sergei Vladimirovich

Бандарэнка Сяргей Уладзiмiравiч

Бондаренко Сергей Владимирович

Address: Department of law of administration of Pervomaysky district Chornogo K. 5 office 417

Tel.: +375 17 2800264

Judge of the Pervomaiski District Court of Minsk. On 24 November 2011 he sentenced Ales Byalyatski, one of the most prominent human rights defenders, Chief of the Belarusian HR Centre "Vyasna", Vice President of FIDH. The trial was conducted in a way that was a clear violation of the Code of Penal Procedure.

Byalyatski was active in defending and providing assistance to those who suffered from repression in relation with the 19 December 2010 elections and the crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition.

2.

Saikouski Uladzimir

Saikovski Vladimir

Сайкоўскi Уладзiмiр

Сайковский Владимир

Address: Department of law of administration of Pervomaysky district Chornogo K. 5 office 417

Tel.: +375 17 2800264

Public Prosecutor of the Pervomaiski District Court of Minsk. He dealt with the trial of Ales Byalyatski, one of the most prominent human rights defenders, Chief of the Belarusian HR Centre "Vyasna", Vice President of FIDH. The accusation presented by the prosecutor in the trial had a clear and imminent political motivation and was a clear violation of the Code of Penal Procedure.

Byalyatski was active in defending and providing assistance to those who suffered from repression in relation with the 19 December 2010 elections and the crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition.’


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/17


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1321/2011

of 16 December 2011

amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 on common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 of 12 October 1993 on common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries (1), and in particular Article 19 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries should be updated to take account of amendments to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (2) which also affect certain codes in Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93.

(2)

Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Textile Committee set up by Article 17 of Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 is amended in accordance with 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 with effect from 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 275, 8.11.1993, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 is amended as follows:

Annex I is replaced by the following:

ANNEX I

TEXTILE PRODUCTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1  (1)

1.

Without prejudice to the rules for the interpretation of the combined nomenclature, the wording of the description of goods is considered to be of indicative value only, since the products covered by each category are determined, within this Annex, by CN codes. Where there is an “ex” symbol in front of a CN code, the products covered in each category are determined by the scope of the CN code and by that of the corresponding description.

2.

When the constitutive material of the products of categories 1 to 114 originating in China is not specifically mentioned, these products shall be taken to be made exclusively of wool or of fine animal hair, of cotton or of man-made fibres.

3.

Garments which are not recognizable as being garments for men or boys or as being garments for women or girls are classified with the latter.

4.

Where the expression “babies’ garments” is used, this is meant to cover garments up to and including commercial size 86.

Category

Description

CN-Code 2012

Table of equivalence

pieces/kg

g/piece

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

GROUP I A

1

Cotton yarn, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5204 11 005204 19 005205 11 005205 12 005205 13 005205 14 005205 15 105205 15 905205 21 005205 22 005205 23 005205 24 005205 26 005205 27 005205 28 005205 31 005205 32 005205 33 005205 34 005205 35 005205 41 005205 42 005205 43 005205 44 005205 46 005205 47 005205 48 005206 11 005206 12 005206 13 005206 14 005206 15 005206 21 005206 22 005206 23 005206 24 005206 25 005206 31 005206 32 005206 33 005206 34 005206 35 005206 41 005206 42 005206 43 005206 44 005206 45 00ex 5604 90 90

2

Woven fabrics of cotton, other than gauze, terry fabrics, narrow woven fabrics, pile fabrics, chenille fabrics, tulle and other net fabrics

 

 

5208 11 105208 11 905208 12 165208 12 195208 12 965208 12 995208 13 005208 19 005208 21 105208 21 905208 22 165208 22 195208 22 965208 22 995208 23 005208 29 005208 31 005208 32 165208 32 195208 32 965208 32 995208 33 005208 39 005208 41 005208 42 005208 43 005208 49 005208 51 005208 52 005208 59 105208 59 905209 11 005209 12 005209 19 005209 21 005209 22 005209 29 005209 31 005209 32 005209 39 005209 41 005209 42 005209 43 005209 49 005209 51 005209 52 005209 59 005210 11 005210 19 005210 21 005210 29 005210 31 005210 32 005210 39 005210 41 005210 49 005210 51 005210 59 005211 11 005211 12 005211 19 005211 20 005211 31 005211 32 005211 39 005211 41 005211 42 005211 43 005211 49 105211 49 905211 51 005211 52 005211 59 005212 11 105212 11 905212 12 105212 12 905212 13 105212 13 905212 14 105212 14 905212 15 105212 15 905212 21 105212 21 905212 22 105212 22 905212 23 105212 23 905212 24 105212 24 905212 25 105212 25 90ex 5811 00 00ex 6308 00 00

2 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5208 31 005208 32 165208 32 195208 32 965208 32 995208 33 005208 39 005208 41 005208 42 005208 43 005208 49 005208 51 005208 52 005208 59 105208 59 905209 31 005209 32 005209 39 005209 41 005209 42 005209 43 005209 49 005209 51 005209 52 005209 59 005210 31 005210 32 005210 39 005210 41 005210 49 005210 51 005210 59 005211 31 005211 32 005211 39 005211 41 005211 42 005211 43 005211 49 105211 49 905211 51 005211 52 005211 59 005212 13 105212 13 905212 14 105212 14 905212 15 105212 15 905212 23 105212 23 905212 24 105212 24 905212 25 105212 25 90ex 5811 00 00ex 6308 00 00

3

Woven fabrics of synthetic fibres (discontinuous or waste) other than narrow woven fabrics, pile fabrics (incl. terry fabrics) and chenille fabrics

 

 

5512 11 005512 19 105512 19 905512 21 005512 29 105512 29 905512 91 005512 99 105512 99 905513 11 205513 11 905513 12 005513 13 005513 19 005513 21 005513 23 105513 23 905513 29 005513 31 005513 39 005513 41 005513 49 005514 11 005514 12 005514 19 105514 19 905514 21 005514 22 005514 23 005514 29 005514 30 105514 30 305514 30 505514 30 905514 41 005514 42 005514 43 005514 49 005515 11 105515 11 305515 11 905515 12 105515 12 305515 12 905515 13 115515 13 195515 13 915515 13 995515 19 105515 19 305515 19 905515 21 105515 21 305515 21 905515 22 115515 22 195515 22 915515 22 995515 29 005515 91 105515 91 305515 91 905515 99 205515 99 405515 99 80ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70ex 6308 00 00

3 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5512 19 105512 19 905512 29 105512 29 905512 99 105512 99 905513 21 005513 23 105513 23 905513 29 005513 31 005513 39 005513 41 005513 49 005514 21 005514 22 005514 23 005514 29 005514 30 105514 30 305514 30 505514 30 905514 41 005514 42 005514 43 005514 49 005515 11 305515 11 905515 12 305515 12 905515 13 195515 13 995515 19 305515 19 905515 21 305515 21 905515 22 195515 22 99ex 5515 29 005515 91 305515 91 905515 99 405515 99 80ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70ex 6308 00 00

GROUP I B

4

Shirts, T-shirts, lightweight fine knit roll, polo or turtle necked jumpers and pullovers (other than of wool or fine animal hair), undervests and the like, knitted or crocheted

6,48

154

6105 10 006105 20 106105 20 906105 90 106109 10 006109 90 206110 20 106110 30 10

5

Jerseys, pullovers, slip-overs, waistcoats, twinsets, cardigans, bed-jackets and jumpers (others than jackets and blazers), anoraks, wind-cheaters, waister jackets and the like, knitted or crocheted

4,53

221

ex 6101 90 806101 20 906101 30 906102 10 906102 20 906102 30 906110 11 106110 11 306110 11 906110 12 106110 12 906110 19 106110 19 906110 20 916110 20 996110 30 916110 30 99

6

Men's or boys’ woven breeches, shorts other than swimwear and trousers (incl. slacks); women's or girls’ woven trousers and slacks, of wool, of cotton or of man made fibres; lower parts of track suits with lining, others than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,76

568

6203 41 106203 41 906203 42 316203 42 336203 42 356203 42 906203 43 196203 43 906203 49 196203 49 506204 61 106204 62 316204 62 336204 62 396204 63 186204 69 186211 32 426211 33 426211 42 426211 43 42

7

Women's or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, whether or not knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or man-made fibres

5,55

180

6106 10 006106 20 006106 90 106206 20 006206 30 006206 40 00

8

Men's or boys’ shirts, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, cotton or man-made fibres

4,60

217

ex 6205 90 806205 20 006205 30 00

GROUP II A

9

Terry towelling and similar woven terry fabrics of cotton; toilet linen and kitchen linen, other than knitted or crocheted, of terry towelling and woven terry fabrics, of cotton

 

 

5802 11 005802 19 00ex 6302 60 00

20

Bed linen, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6302 21 006302 22 906302 29 906302 31 006302 32 906302 39 90

22

Yarn of staple or waste synthetic fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 10 105509 11 005509 12 005509 21 005509 22 005509 31 005509 32 005509 41 005509 42 005509 51 005509 52 005509 53 005509 59 005509 61 005509 62 005509 69 005509 91 005509 92 005509 99 00

22 a)

Of which acrylic

 

 

ex 5508 10 105509 31 005509 32 005509 61 005509 62 005509 69 00

23

Yarn of staple or waste artificial fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 20 105510 11 005510 12 005510 20 005510 30 005510 90 00

32

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics (other than terry towelling or terry fabrics of cotton and narrow woven fabrics) and tufted textile surfaces, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres

 

 

5801 10 005801 21 005801 22 005801 23 005801 26 005801 27 005801 31 005801 32 005801 33 005801 36 005801 37 005802 20 005802 30 00

32 a)

Of which: Cotton corduroy

 

 

5801 22 00

39

Table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen, other than knitted or crocheted, other than of terry towelling or a similar terry fabrics of cotton

 

 

6302 51 006302 53 90ex 6302 59 906302 91 006302 93 90ex 6302 99 90

GROUP II B

12

Panty-hose and tights, stockings, understockings, socks, ankle-socks, sockettes and the like, knitted or crocheted, other than for babies, including stockings for varicose veins, other than products of category 70

24,3 pairs

41

6115 10 10ex 6115 10 906115 22 006115 29 006115 30 116115 30 906115 94 006115 95 006115 96 106115 96 996115 99 00

13

Men's or boys’ underpants and briefs, women's or girls’ knickers and briefs, knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

17

59

6107 11 006107 12 006107 19 006108 21 006108 22 006108 29 00ex 6212 10 10ex 9619 00 51

14

Men's or boys’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres (other than parkas) (of category 21)

0,72

1 389

6201 11 00ex 6201 12 10ex 6201 12 90ex 6201 13 10ex 6201 13 906210 20 00

15

Women's or girls’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes; jackets and blazers, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres (other than parkas) (of category 21)

0,84

1 190

6202 11 00ex 6202 12 10ex 6202 12 90ex 6202 13 10ex 6202 13 906204 31 006204 32 906204 33 906204 39 196210 30 00

16

Men's or boys’ suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits; men's or boys’ track suits with lining, with an outer shell of a single identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

0,80

1 250

6203 11 006203 12 006203 19 106203 19 306203 22 806203 23 806203 29 186203 29 306211 32 316211 33 31

17

Men's or boys’ jackets or blazers, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,43

700

6203 31 006203 32 906203 33 906203 39 19

18

Men's or boys’ singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6207 11 006207 19 006207 21 006207 22 006207 29 006207 91 006207 99 106207 99 90

Women's or girls’ singlets and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, night-dresses, pyjamas, négligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

6208 11 006208 19 006208 21 006208 22 006208 29 006208 91 006208 92 006208 99 00ex 6212 10 10ex 9619 00 59

19

Handkerchiefs, other than knitted or crocheted

59

17

6213 20 00ex 6213 90 00

21

Parkas; anoraks, windcheaters, waister jackets and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; upper parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

2,3

435

ex 6201 12 10ex 6201 12 90ex 6201 13 10ex 6201 13 906201 91 006201 92 006201 93 00ex 6202 12 10ex 6202 12 90ex 6202 13 10ex 6202 13 906202 91 006202 92 006202 93 006211 32 416211 33 416211 42 416211 43 41

24

Men's or boys’ nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

3,9

257

6107 21 006107 22 006107 29 006107 91 00ex 6107 99 00

Women's or girls’ night-dresses, pyjamas, négligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

6108 31 006108 32 006108 39 006108 91 006108 92 00ex 6108 99 00

26

Women's or girls’ dresses, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

3,1

323

6104 41 006104 42 006104 43 006104 44 006204 41 006204 42 006204 43 006204 44 00

27

Women's or girls’ skirts, including divided skirts

2,6

385

6104 51 006104 52 006104 53 006104 59 006204 51 006204 52 006204 53 006204 59 10

28

Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,61

620

6103 41 006103 42 006103 43 00ex 6103 49 006104 61 006104 62 006104 63 00ex 6104 69 00

29

Women's or girls’ suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits; women's or girls’ track suits with lining, with an outer shell of an identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,37

730

6204 11 006204 12 006204 13 006204 19 106204 21 006204 22 806204 23 806204 29 186211 42 316211 43 31

31

Brassières, woven, knitted or crocheted

18,2

55

ex 6212 10 106212 10 90

68

Babies’ garments and clothing accessories, excluding babies’ gloves, mittens and mitts of categories 10 and 87, and babies’ stockings, socks and sockettes, other than knitted or crocheted, of category 88

 

 

6111 90 196111 20 906111 30 90ex 6111 90 90ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 90ex 9619 00 51ex 9619 00 59

73

Track suits of knitted or crocheted fabric, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres

1,67

600

6112 11 006112 12 006112 19 00

76

Men's or boys’ industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6203 22 106203 23 106203 29 116203 32 106203 33 106203 39 116203 42 116203 42 516203 43 116203 43 316203 49 116203 49 316211 32 106211 33 10

Women's or girls’ aprons, smock overalls and other industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

6204 22 106204 23 106204 29 116204 32 106204 33 106204 39 116204 62 116204 62 516204 63 116204 63 316204 69 116204 69 316211 42 106211 43 10

77

Ski suits, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6211 20 00

78

Garments, other than knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 29, 68, 72, 76 and 77

 

 

6203 41 306203 42 596203 43 396203 49 396204 61 856204 62 596204 62 906204 63 396204 63 906204 69 396204 69 506210 40 006210 50 006211 32 906211 33 90ex 6211 39 006211 42 906211 43 90ex 6211 49 00ex 9619 00 59

83

Overcoats, jackets, blazers and other garments, including ski suits, knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 4, 5, 7, 13, 24, 26, 27, 28, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 75

 

 

ex 6101 90 206101 20 106101 30 106102 10 106102 20 106102 30 106103 31 006103 32 006103 33 00ex 6103 39 006104 31 006104 32 006104 33 00ex 6104 39 006112 20 006113 00 906114 20 006114 30 00ex 6114 90 00ex 9619 00 51

GROUP III A

33

Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn obtained from strip or the like of polyethylene or polypropylene, less than 3 m wide

 

 

5407 20 11

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, not knitted or crocheted, obtained from strip or the like

6305 32 196305 33 90

34

Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn obtained from strip or the like of polyethylene or polypropylene, 3 m or more wide

 

 

5407 20 19

35

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments, other than those for tyres of category 114

 

 

5407 10 005407 20 905407 30 005407 41 005407 42 005407 43 005407 44 005407 51 005407 52 005407 53 005407 54 005407 61 105407 61 305407 61 505407 61 905407 69 105407 69 905407 71 005407 72 005407 73 005407 74 005407 81 005407 82 005407 83 005407 84 005407 91 005407 92 005407 93 005407 94 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

35 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

ex 5407 10 00ex 5407 20 90ex 5407 30 005407 42 005407 43 005407 44 005407 52 005407 53 005407 54 005407 61 305407 61 505407 61 905407 69 905407 72 005407 73 005407 74 005407 82 005407 83 005407 84 005407 92 005407 93 005407 94 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

36

Woven fabrics of artificial filaments, other than those for tyres of category 114

 

 

5408 10 005408 21 005408 22 105408 22 905408 23 005408 24 005408 31 005408 32 005408 33 005408 34 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

36 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

ex 5408 10 005408 22 105408 22 905408 23 005408 24 005408 32 005408 33 005408 34 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

37

Woven fabrics of artificial staple fibres

 

 

5516 11 005516 12 005516 13 005516 14 005516 21 005516 22 005516 23 105516 23 905516 24 005516 31 005516 32 005516 33 005516 34 005516 41 005516 42 005516 43 005516 44 005516 91 005516 92 005516 93 005516 94 00ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70

37 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5516 12 005516 13 005516 14 005516 22 005516 23 105516 23 905516 24 005516 32 005516 33 005516 34 005516 42 005516 43 005516 44 005516 92 005516 93 005516 94 00ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70

38 A

Knitted or crocheted synthetic curtain fabric including net curtain fabric

 

 

6005 31 106005 32 106005 33 106005 34 106006 31 106006 32 106006 33 106006 34 10

38 B

Net curtains, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6303 91 00ex 6303 92 90ex 6303 99 90

40

Woven curtains (including drapes, interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles), other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

ex 6303 91 00ex 6303 92 90ex 6303 99 906304 19 10ex 6304 19 906304 92 00ex 6304 93 00ex 6304 99 00

41

Yarn of synthetic filament (continuous), not put up for retail sale, other than non textured single yarn untwisted or with a twist of not more than 50 turns/m

 

 

5401 10 125401 10 145401 10 165401 10 185402 11 005402 19 005402 20 005402 31 005402 32 005402 33 005402 34 005402 39 005402 44 005402 48 005402 49 005402 51 005402 52 005402 59 105402 59 905402 61 005402 62 005402 69 105402 69 90ex 5604 90 10ex 5604 90 90

42

Yarn of continuous man-made fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5401 20 10

Yarn of artificial fibres; yarn of artificial filaments, not put up for retail sale, other than single yarn of viscose rayon untwisted or with a twist of not more than 250 turns/m and single non textured yarn of cellulose acetate

5403 10 005403 32 00ex 5403 33 005403 39 005403 41 005403 42 005403 49 00ex 5604 90 10

43

Yarn of man-made filament, yarn of artificial staple fibres, cotton yarn, put up for retail sale

 

 

5204 20 005207 10 005207 90 005401 10 905401 20 905406 00 005508 20 905511 30 00

46

Carded or combed sheep's or lambs’ wool or other fine animal hair

 

 

5105 10 005105 21 005105 29 005105 31 005105 39 00

47

Yarn of carded sheep's or lambs’ wool (woollen yarn) or of carded fine animal hair, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5106 10 105106 10 905106 20 105106 20 915106 20 995108 10 105108 10 90

48

Yarn of combed sheep's or lambs’ wool (worsted yarn) or of combed fine animal hair, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5107 10 105107 10 905107 20 105107 20 305107 20 515107 20 595107 20 915107 20 995108 20 105108 20 90

49

Yarn of sheep's or lambs’ wool or of combed fine animal hair, put up for retail sale

 

 

5109 10 105109 10 905109 90 00

50

Woven fabrics of sheep's or lambs’ wool or of fine animal hair

 

 

5111 11 005111 19 105111 19 905111 20 005111 30 105111 30 305111 30 905111 90 105111 90 915111 90 935111 90 995112 11 005112 19 105112 19 905112 20 005112 30 105112 30 305112 30 905112 90 105112 90 915112 90 935112 90 99

51

Cotton, carded or combed

 

 

5203 00 00

53

Cotton gauze

 

 

5803 00 10

54

Artificial staple fibres, including waste, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning

 

 

5507 00 00

55

Synthetic staple fibres, including waste, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning

 

 

5506 10 005506 20 005506 30 005506 90 00

56

Yarn of synthetic staple fibres (including waste), put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 10 905511 10 005511 20 00

58

Carpets, carpentines and rugs, knotted (made up or not)

 

 

5701 10 105701 10 905701 90 105701 90 90

59

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, other than the carpets of category 58

 

 

5702 10 005702 31 105702 31 805702 32 105702 32 90ex 5702 39 005702 41 105702 41 905702 42 105702 42 90ex 5702 49 005702 50 105702 50 315702 50 39ex 5702 50 905702 91 005702 92 105702 92 90ex 5702 99 005703 10 005703 20 125703 20 185703 20 925703 20 985703 30 125703 30 185703 30 825703 30 885703 90 205703 90 805704 10 005704 90 005705 00 30ex 5705 00 80

60

Tapestries, hand-made, of the type Gobelins, Flanders, Aubusson, Beauvais and the like, and needlework tapestries (e.g. petit point and cross stitch) made in panels and the like by hand

 

 

5805 00 00

61

Narrow woven fabrics, and narrow fabrics (bolduc) consisting of warp without weft, assembled by means of an adhesive, other than labels and similar articles of category 62

Elastic fabrics and trimmings (not knitted or crocheted), made from textile materials assembled from rubber thread

 

 

ex 5806 10 005806 20 005806 31 005806 32 105806 32 905806 39 005806 40 00

62

Chenille yarn (incl. flock chenille yarn), gimped yarn (other than metallized yarn and gimped horsehair yarn)

 

 

5606 00 915606 00 99

Tulle and other net fabrics but not including woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, hand or mechanically-made lace, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

5804 10 105804 10 905804 21 105804 21 905804 29 105804 29 905804 30 00

Labels, badges and the like of textile materials, not embroidered, in the piece, in strips or cut to shape or size, woven

5807 10 105807 10 90

Braids and ornamental trimmings in the piece; tassels, pompons and the like

5808 10 005808 90 00

Embroidery, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

5810 10 105810 10 905810 91 105810 91 905810 92 105810 92 905810 99 105810 99 90

63

Knitted or crocheted fabric of synthetic fibres containing by weight 5 % or more elastomeric yarn and knitted or crocheted fabrics containing by weight 5 % or more of rubber thread

 

 

5906 91 00ex 6002 40 006002 90 00ex 6004 10 006004 90 00

Raschel lace and long-pile fabric of synthetic fibres

ex 6001 10 006003 30 106005 31 506005 32 506005 33 506005 34 50

65

Knitted or crocheted fabric, other than those of categories 38 A and 63, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

5606 00 10ex 6001 10 006001 21 006001 22 00ex 6001 29 006001 91 006001 92 00ex 6001 99 00ex 6002 40 006003 10 006003 20 006003 30 906003 40 00ex 6004 10 006005 90 106005 21 006005 22 006005 23 006005 24 006005 31 906005 32 906005 33 906005 34 906005 41 006005 42 006005 43 006005 44 006006 10 006006 21 006006 22 006006 23 006006 24 006006 31 906006 32 906006 33 906006 34 906006 41 006006 42 006006 43 006006 44 00

66

Travelling rugs and blankets, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

6301 10 006301 20 906301 30 90ex 6301 40 90ex 6301 90 90

GROUP III B

10

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

17 pairs

59

6111 90 116111 20 106111 30 10ex 6111 90 906116 10 206116 10 806116 91 006116 92 006116 93 006116 99 00

67

Knitted or crocheted clothing accessories other than for babies; household linen of all kinds, knitted or crocheted; curtains (incl. drapes) and interior blinds, curtain or bed valances and other furnishing articles knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted blankets and travelling rugs, other knitted or crocheted articles including parts of garments or of clothing accessories

 

 

5807 90 906113 00 106117 10 006117 80 106117 80 806117 90 006301 20 106301 30 106301 40 106301 90 106302 10 006302 40 00ex 6302 60 006303 12 006303 19 006304 11 006304 91 00ex 6305 20 006305 32 11ex 6305 32 906305 33 10ex 6305 39 00ex 6305 90 006307 10 106307 90 109619 00 41ex 9619 00 51

67 a)

Of which: Sacks and bags of a kind used for the packing of goods, made from polyethylene or polypropylene strip

 

 

6305 32 116305 33 10

69

Women's and girls’ slips and petticoats, knitted or crocheted

7,8

128

6108 11 006108 19 00

70

Panty-hose and tights of synthetic fibres, measuring per single yarn less than 67 decitex (6,7 tex)

30,4 pairs

33

ex 6115 10 906115 21 006115 30 19

Women's full length hosiery of synthetic fibres

ex 6115 10 906115 96 91

72

Swimwear, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

9,7

103

6112 31 106112 31 906112 39 106112 39 906112 41 106112 41 906112 49 106112 49 906211 11 006211 12 00

74

Women's or girls’ knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits

1,54

650

6104 13 006104 19 20ex 6104 19 906104 22 006104 23 006104 29 10ex 6104 29 90

75

Men's or boys’ knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suit

0,80

1 250

6103 10 106103 10 906103 22 006103 23 006103 29 00

84

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

6214 20 006214 30 006214 40 00ex 6214 90 00

85

Ties, bow ties and cravats other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

17,9

56

6215 20 006215 90 00

86

Corsets, corset-belts, suspender belts, braces, suspenders, garters and the like, and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted

8,8

114

6212 20 006212 30 006212 90 00

87

Gloves, mittens and mitts, not knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 906216 00 00

88

Stockings, socks and sockettes, not knitted or crocheted; other clothing accessories, parts of garments or of clothing accessories other than for babies, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 906217 10 006217 90 00

90

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables of synthetic fibres, plaited or not

 

 

5607 41 005607 49 115607 49 195607 49 905607 50 115607 50 195607 50 305607 50 90

91

Tents

 

 

6306 22 006306 29 00

93

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of woven fabrics, other than made from polyethylene or polypropylene strip

 

 

ex 6305 20 00ex 6305 32 90ex 6305 39 00

94

Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibres, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps

 

 

5601 21 105601 21 905601 22 105601 22 905601 29 005601 30 009619 00 319619 00 39

95

Felt and articles thereof, whether or not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

5602 10 195602 10 31ex 5602 10 385602 10 905602 21 00ex 5602 29 005602 90 00ex 5807 90 10ex 5905 00 706210 10 106307 90 91

96

Non-woven fabrics and articles of such fabrics, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

 

 

5603 11 105603 11 905603 12 105603 12 905603 13 105603 13 905603 14 105603 14 905603 91 105603 91 905603 92 105603 92 905603 93 105603 93 905603 94 105603 94 90ex 5807 90 10ex 5905 00 706210 10 926210 10 98ex 6301 40 90ex 6301 90 906302 22 106302 32 106302 53 106302 93 106303 92 106303 99 10ex 6304 19 90ex 6304 93 00ex 6304 99 00ex 6305 32 90ex 6305 39 006307 10 306307 90 92ex 6307 90 989619 00 49ex 9619 00 59

97

Nets and netting made of twine, cordage or rope and made up fishing nets of yarn, twine, cordage or rope

 

 

5608 11 205608 11 805608 19 115608 19 195608 19 305608 19 905608 90 00

98

Other articles made from yarn, twine, cordage, cables or rope, other than textile fabrics, articles made from such fabrics and articles of category 97

 

 

5609 00 005905 00 10

99

Textile fabrics coated with gum or amylaceous substances, of a kind used for the outer covers of books and the like; tracing cloth; prepared painting canvas; buckram and similar stiffened textile fabrics of a kind used for hat foundations

 

 

5901 10 005901 90 00

Linoleum, whether or not cut to shape; floor coverings consisting of a coating or covering applied on a textile backing, whether or not cut to shape

5904 10 005904 90 00

Rubberised textile fabric, not knitted or crocheted, excluding those for tyres

5906 10 005906 99 105906 99 90

Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated or coated; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths, other than of category 100

5907 00 00

100

Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with preparations of cellulose derivatives or of other artificial plastic materials

 

 

5903 10 105903 10 905903 20 105903 20 905903 90 105903 90 915903 90 99

101

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, plaited or not, other than of synthetic fibres

 

 

ex 5607 90 90

109

Tarpaulins, sails, awnings and sunblinds

 

 

6306 12 006306 19 006306 30 00

110

Woven pneumatic mattresses

 

 

6306 40 00

111

Camping goods, woven, other than pneumatic mattresses and tents

 

 

6306 90 00

112

Other made up textile articles, woven, excluding those of categories 113 and 114

 

 

6307 20 00ex 6307 90 98

113

Floor cloth, dish cloth and dusters, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6307 10 90

114

Woven fabrics and articles for technical uses

 

 

5902 10 105902 10 905902 20 105902 20 905902 90 105902 90 905908 00 005909 00 105909 00 905910 00 005911 10 00ex 5911 20 005911 31 115911 31 195911 31 905911 32 115911 32 195911 32 905911 40 005911 90 105911 90 90

GROUP IV

115

Flax or ramie yarn

 

 

5306 10 105306 10 305306 10 505306 10 905306 20 105306 20 905308 90 125308 90 19

117

Woven fabrics of flax or of ramie

 

 

5309 11 105309 11 905309 19 005309 21 005309 29 005311 00 10ex 5803 00 905905 00 30

118

Table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen of flax or ramie, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6302 29 106302 39 206302 59 10ex 6302 59 906302 99 10ex 6302 99 90

120

Curtains (incl. drapes), interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles, not knitted or crocheted, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 6303 99 906304 19 30ex 6304 99 00

121

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, plaited or not, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 5607 90 90

122

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, used, of flax, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6305 90 00

123

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics of flax or ramie, other than narrow woven fabrics

 

 

5801 90 10ex 5801 90 90

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, of flax or ramie, other than knitted or crocheted

ex 6214 90 00

GROUP V

124

Synthetic staple fibres

 

 

5501 10 005501 20 005501 30 005501 40 005501 90 005503 11 005503 19 005503 20 005503 30 005503 40 005503 90 005505 10 105505 10 305505 10 505505 10 705505 10 90

125 A

Synthetic filament yarn (continuous) not put up for retail sale, other than yarn of category 41

 

 

5402 45 005402 46 005402 47 00

125 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of synthetic materials

 

 

5404 11 005404 12 005404 19 005404 90 105404 90 90ex 5604 90 10ex 5604 90 90

126

Artificial staple fibres

 

 

5502 00 105502 00 405502 00 805504 10 005504 90 005505 20 00

127 A

Yarn of artificial filaments (continuous) not put up for retail sale, other than yarn of category 42

 

 

5403 31 00ex 5403 32 00ex 5403 33 00

127 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of artificial textile materials

 

 

5405 00 00ex 5604 90 90

128

Coarse animal hair, carded or combed

 

 

5105 40 00

129

Yarn of coarse animal hair or of horsehair

 

 

5110 00 00

130 A

Silk yarn other than yarn spun from silk waste

 

 

5004 00 105004 00 905006 00 10

130 B

Silk yarn other than of category 130 A; silk-worm gut

 

 

5005 00 105005 00 905006 00 90ex 5604 90 90

131

Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres

 

 

5308 90 90

132

Paper yarn

 

 

5308 90 50

133

Yarn of true hemp

 

 

5308 20 105308 20 90

134

Metallized yarn

 

 

5605 00 00

135

Woven fabrics of coarse animal hair or of horse hair

 

 

5113 00 00

136

Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste

 

 

5007 10 005007 20 115007 20 195007 20 215007 20 315007 20 395007 20 415007 20 515007 20 595007 20 615007 20 695007 20 715007 90 105007 90 305007 90 505007 90 905803 00 30ex 5905 00 90ex 5911 20 00

137

Woven pile fabric and chenille fabrics and narrow woven fabrics of silk, or of silk waste

 

 

ex 5801 90 90ex 5806 10 00

138

Woven fabrics of paper yarn and other textile fibres other than of ramie

 

 

5311 00 90ex 5905 00 90

139

Woven fabrics of metal threads or of metallized yarn

 

 

5809 00 00

140

Knitted or crocheted fabric of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6001 10 00ex 6001 29 00ex 6001 99 006003 90 006005 90 906006 90 00

141

Travelling rugs and blankets of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6301 90 90

142

Carpets and other textile floor coverings of sisal, of other fibres of the agave family or the Manila hemp

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00ex 5705 00 80

144

Felt of coarse animal hair

 

 

ex 5602 10 38ex 5602 29 00

145

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables plaited or not abaca (Manila hemp) or of true hemp

 

 

ex 5607 90 20ex 5607 90 90

146 A

Binder or baler twine for agricultural machines, of sisal or other fibres of the agave family

 

 

ex 5607 21 00

146 B

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables of sisal or other fibres of the agave family, other than the products of category 146 A

 

 

ex 5607 21 005607 29 00

146 C

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

ex 5607 90 20

147

Silk waste (incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, other than not carded or combed

 

 

ex 5003 00 00

148 A

Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

5307 10 005307 20 00

148 B

Coir yarn

 

 

5308 10 00

149

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of more than 150 cm

 

 

5310 10 90ex 5310 90 00

150

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of not more than 150 cm; Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than used

 

 

5310 10 10ex 5310 90 005905 00 506305 10 90

151 A

Floor coverings of coconut fibres (coir)

 

 

5702 20 00

151 B

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than tufted or flocked

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00

152

Needle loom felt of jute or of other textile bast fibres not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

5602 10 11

153

Used sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

6305 10 10

154

Silkworm cocoons suitable for reeling

 

 

5001 00 00

Raw silk (not thrown)

5002 00 00

Silk waste (incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, not carded or combed

ex 5003 00 00

Wool not carded or combed

5101 11 005101 19 005101 21 005101 29 005101 30 00

Fine or coarse animal hair, not carded or combed

5102 11 005102 19 105102 19 305102 19 405102 19 905102 20 00

Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

5103 10 105103 10 905103 20 005103 30 00

Garnetted stock of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair

5104 00 00

Flax, raw or processed but not spun: flax tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5301 10 005301 21 005301 29 005301 30 00

Ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow, noils and waste, other than coir and abaca

5305 00 00

Cotton, not carded nor combed

5201 00 105201 00 90

Cotton waste (incl. yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5202 10 005202 91 005202 99 00

True hemp (cannabis sativa L.), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of true hemp (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5302 10 005302 90 00

Abaca (Manila hemp or Musa Textilis Nee), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of abaca (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

Jute or other textile bast fibres (excl. flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of jute or other textile bast fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5303 10 005303 90 00

Other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of such fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

156

Blouses and pullovers knitted or crocheted of silk or silk waste for women and girls

 

 

6106 90 30ex 6110 90 90

157

Garments, knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and 156

 

 

ex 6101 90 20ex 6101 90 806102 90 106102 90 90ex 6103 39 00ex 6103 49 00ex 6104 19 90ex 6104 29 90ex 6104 39 006104 49 00ex 6104 69 006105 90 906106 90 506106 90 90ex 6107 99 00ex 6108 99 006109 90 906110 90 10ex 6110 90 90ex 6111 90 90ex 6114 90 00

159

Dresses, blouses and shirt-blouses, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

 

 

6204 49 106206 10 00

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

6214 10 00

Ties, bow ties and cravats of silk or silk waste

6215 10 00

160

Handkerchiefs of silk or silk waste

 

 

ex 6213 90 00

161

Garments, not knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and category 159

 

 

6201 19 006201 99 006202 19 006202 99 006203 19 906203 29 906203 39 906203 49 906204 19 906204 29 906204 39 906204 49 906204 59 906204 69 906205 90 10ex 6205 90 806206 90 106206 90 90ex 6211 20 00ex 6211 39 00ex 6211 49 00ex 9619 00 59

ANNEX I A

Category

Description

CN-Code 2012

Table of equivalence

pieces/kg

g/piece

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

163 (2)

Gauze and articles of gauze put up in forms or packings for retail sale

 

 

3005 90 31

ANNEX I B

1.

This Annex covers textile raw materials (categories 128 and 154), textile products other than those of wool and fine animal hair, cotton and man-made fibres, as well as man-made fibres and filaments and yarns of categories 124, 125A, 125B, 126, 127A and 127B.

2.

Without prejudice to the rules for the interpretation of the combined nomenclature, the wording of the description of goods is considered to be of indicative value only, since the products covered by each category are determined, within this Annex, by CN codes. Where there is an “ex” symbol in front of a CN code, the products covered in each category are determined by the scope of the CN code and by that of the corresponding description.

3.

Garments which are not recognisable as being garments for men or boys or as being garments for women or girls are classified with the latter.

4.

Where the expression “babies’ garments” is used, this is meant to cover garments up to and including commercial size 86.

Category

Description

CN-Code 2012

Table of equivalence

pieces/kg

g/piece

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

GROUP I

ex 20

Bed linen, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6302 29 90ex 6302 39 90

ex 32

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics and tufted textile surfaces

 

 

ex 5802 20 00ex 5802 30 00

ex 39

Table linen, toilet and kitchen linen, other than knitted or crocheted and other than those of category 118

 

 

ex 6302 59 90ex 6302 99 90

GROUP II

ex 12

Panty-hose and tights, stockings, understockings, socks, ankle socks, sockettes and the like, knitted or crocheted, other than for babies

24,3

41

ex 6115 10 90ex 6115 29 00ex 6115 30 90ex 6115 99 00

ex 13

Men's or boys’ underpants and briefs, women's or girls’ knickers and briefs, knitted or crocheted

17

59

ex 6107 19 00ex 6108 29 00ex 6212 10 10

ex 14

Men's or boys’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes

0,72

1 389

ex 6210 20 00

ex 15

Women's or girls’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes, jackets and blazers, other than parkas

0,84

1 190

ex 6210 30 00

ex 18

Men's or boys’ singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6207 19 00ex 6207 29 00ex 6207 99 90

Women's or girls’ singlets and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, négligés, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

ex 6208 19 00ex 6208 29 00ex 6208 99 00ex 6212 10 10

ex 19

Handkerchiefs, other than those of silk and silk waste

59

17

ex 6213 90 00

ex 24

Men's or boys’ nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

3,9

257

ex 6107 29 00

Women's or girls’ nightdresses, pyjamas, négligés, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

ex 6108 39 00

ex 27

Women's or girls’ skirts, including divided skirts

2,6

385

ex 6104 59 00

ex 28

Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted

1,61

620

ex 6103 49 00ex 6104 69 00

ex 31

Brassières, woven, knitted or crocheted

18,2

55

ex 6212 10 10ex 6212 10 90

ex 68

Babies’ garments and clothing accessories, excluding babies’ gloves, mittens and mitts of categories ex 10 and ex 87, and babies’ stockings, socks and sockettes, other than knitted or crocheted, of category ex 88

 

 

ex 6209 90 90

ex 73

Track suits of knitted or crocheted fabric

1,67

600

ex 6112 19 00

ex 78

Woven garments of fabrics of heading No 5903, 5906 and 5907, excluding garments of categories ex 14 and ex 15

 

 

ex 6210 40 00ex 6210 50 00

ex 83

Garments of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading No 5903 and 5907 and ski suits, knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6112 20 00ex 6113 00 90

GROUP III A

ex 38 B

Net curtains, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6303 99 90

ex 40

Woven curtains (including drapes, interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles), other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6303 99 90ex 6304 19 90ex 6304 99 00

ex 58

Carpets, carpentines and rugs, knotted (made up or not)

 

 

ex 5701 90 10ex 5701 90 90

ex 59

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, other than the carpets of category ex 58, 142 and 151B

 

 

ex 5702 10 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00ex 5703 90 20ex 5703 90 80ex 5704 10 00ex 5704 90 00ex 5705 00 80

ex 60

Tapestries, hand-made, of the type Gobelins, Flanders, Aubusson, Beauvais and the like, and needlework tapestries (e.g. petit point and cross stitch) made in panels and the like by hand

 

 

ex 5805 00 00

ex 61

Narrow woven fabrics, and narrow fabrics (bolduc) consisting of warp without weft, assembled by means of an adhesive, other than labels and similar articles of category ex 62 and of category 137

Elastic fabrics and trimmings (not knitted or crocheted), made from textile materials assembled from rubber thread

 

 

ex 5806 10 00ex 5806 20 00ex 5806 39 00ex 5806 40 00

ex 62

Chenille yarn (incl. flock chenille yarn), gimped yarn (other than metallized yarn and gimped horsehair yarn)

 

 

ex 5606 00 91ex 5606 00 99

Tulle and other net fabrics but not including woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, hand or mechanically-made lace, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

ex 5804 10 10ex 5804 10 90ex 5804 29 10ex 5804 29 90ex 5804 30 00

Labels, badges and the like of textile materials, not embroidered, in the piece, in strips or cut to shape or size, woven

ex 5807 10 10ex 5807 10 90

Braids and ornamental trimmings in the piece; tassels, pompons and the like

ex 5808 10 00ex 5808 90 00

Embroidery, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

ex 5810 10 10ex 5810 10 90ex 5810 99 10ex 5810 99 90

ex 63

Knitted or crocheted fabric of synthetic fibres containing by weight 5 % or more elastomeric yarn and knitted or crocheted fabrics containing by weight 5 % or more of rubber thread

 

 

ex 5906 91 00ex 6002 40 00ex 6002 90 00ex 6004 10 00ex 6004 90 00

ex 65

Knitted or crocheted fabric, other than those of category ex 63

 

 

ex 5606 00 10ex 6002 40 00ex 6004 10 00

ex 66

Travelling rugs and blankets, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6301 10 00

GROUP III B

ex 10

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

17 pairs

59

ex 6116 10 20ex 6116 10 80ex 6116 99 00

ex 67

Knitted or crocheted clothing accessories other than for babies; household linen of all kinds, knitted or crocheted; curtains (incl. drapes) and interior blinds, curtain or bed valances and other furnishing articles knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted blankets and travelling rugs, other knitted or crocheted articles including parts of garments or of clothing accessories

 

 

ex 5807 90 90ex 6113 00 10ex 6117 10 00ex 6117 80 10ex 6117 80 80ex 6117 90 00ex 6301 90 10ex 6302 10 00ex 6302 40 00ex 6303 19 00ex 6304 11 00ex 6304 91 00ex 6307 10 10ex 6307 90 10

ex 69

Women's and girls’ slips and petticoats, knitted or crocheted

7,8

128

ex 6108 19 00

ex 72

Swimwear

9,7

103

ex 6112 39 10ex 6112 39 90ex 6112 49 10ex 6112 49 90ex 6211 11 00ex 6211 12 00

ex 75

Men's or boys’ knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles

0,80

1 250

ex 6103 10 90ex 6103 29 00

ex 85

Ties, bow ties and cravats other than knitted or crocheted, other than those of category 159

17,9

56

ex 6215 90 00

ex 86

Corsets, corset-belts, suspender belts, braces, suspenders, garters and the like, and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted

8,8

114

ex 6212 20 00ex 6212 30 00ex 6212 90 00

ex 87

Gloves, mittens and mitts, not knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 90ex 6216 00 00

ex 88

Stockings, socks and sockettes, not knitted or crocheted; other clothing accessories, parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than for babies, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 90ex 6217 10 00ex 6217 90 00

ex 91

Tents

 

 

ex 6306 29 00

ex 94

Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibres, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps

 

 

ex 9619 00 39ex 5601 29 00ex 5601 30 00

ex 95

Felt and articles thereof, whether or not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

ex 5602 10 19ex 5602 10 38ex 5602 10 90ex 5602 29 00ex 5602 90 00ex 5807 90 10ex 6210 10 10ex 6307 90 91

ex 97

Nets and netting made of twine, cordage or rope and made up fishing nets of yarn, twine, cordage or rope

 

 

ex 5608 90 00

ex 98

Other articles made from yarn, twine, cordage, cables or rope, other than textile fabrics, articles made from such fabrics and articles of category 97

 

 

ex 5609 00 00ex 5905 00 10

ex 99

Textile fabrics coated with gum or amylaceous substances, of a kind used for the outer covers of books and the like; tracing cloth; prepared painting canvas; buckram and similar stiffened textile fabrics of a kind used for hat foundations

 

 

ex 5901 10 00ex 5901 90 00

Linoleum, whether or not cut to shape; floor coverings consisting of a coating or covering applied on a textile backing, whether or not cut to shape

ex 5904 10 00ex 5904 90 00

Rubberised textile fabric, not knitted or crocheted, excluding those for tyres

ex 5906 10 00ex 5906 99 10ex 5906 99 90

Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated or coated; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths, other than of category ex 100

ex 5907 00 00

ex 100

Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with preparations of cellulose derivatives or of other artificial plastic materials

 

 

ex 5903 10 10ex 5903 10 90ex 5903 20 10ex 5903 20 90ex 5903 90 10ex 5903 90 91ex 5903 90 99

ex 109

Tarpaulins, sails, awnings and sunblinds

 

 

ex 6306 19 00ex 6306 30 00

ex 110

Woven pneumatic mattresses

 

 

ex 6306 40 00

ex 111

Camping goods, woven, other than pneumatic mattresses and tents

 

 

ex 6306 90 00

ex 112

Other made up textiles articles, woven, excluding those of categories ex 113 and ex 114

 

 

ex 6307 20 00ex 6307 90 98

ex 113

Floor cloth, dish cloth and dusters, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6307 10 90

ex 114

Woven fabrics and articles for technical uses, other than those of category 136

 

 

ex 5908 00 00ex 5909 00 90ex 5910 00 00ex 5911 10 00ex 5911 31 19ex 5911 31 90ex 5911 32 11ex 5911 32 19ex 5911 32 90ex 5911 40 00ex 5911 90 10ex 5911 90 90

GROUP IV

115

Flax or ramie yarn

 

 

5306 10 105306 10 305306 10 505306 10 905306 20 105306 20 905308 90 125308 90 19

117

Woven fabrics of flax or of ramie

 

 

5309 11 105309 11 905309 19 005309 21 005309 29 005311 00 10ex 5803 00 905905 00 30

118

Table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen of flax or ramie, other knitted or crocheted

 

 

6302 29 106302 39 206302 59 10ex 6302 59 906302 99 10ex 6302 99 90

120

Curtains (incl. drapes), interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles, not knitted or crocheted, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 6303 99 906304 19 30ex 6304 99 00

121

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, plaited or not, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 5607 90 90

122

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, used, of flax, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6305 90 00

123

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics of flax or ramie, other than narrow woven fabrics

 

 

5801 90 10ex 5801 90 90

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, of flax or ramie, other than knitted or crocheted

ex 6214 90 00

GROUP V

124

Synthetic staple fibres

 

 

5501 10 005501 20 005501 30 005501 40 005501 90 005503 11 005503 19 005503 20 005503 30 005503 40 005503 90 005505 10 105505 10 305505 10 505505 10 705505 10 90

125 A

Synthetic filament yarn (continuous) not put up for retail sale

 

 

ex 5402 44 005402 45 005402 46 005402 47 00

125 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of synthetic materials

 

 

5404 11 005404 12 005404 19 005404 90 105404 90 90ex 5604 90 10ex 5604 90 90

126

Artificial staple fibres

 

 

5502 00 105502 00 405502 00 805504 10 005504 90 005505 20 00

127 A

Yarn of artificial filaments (continuous) not put up for retail sale, single yarn or viscose rayon untwisted or with a twist of not more than 250 turns per metre and single non-textured yarn of cellulose acetate

 

 

ex 5403 31 00ex 5403 32 00ex 5403 33 00

127 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of artificial textile materials

 

 

5405 00 00ex 5604 90 90

128

Coarse animal hair, carded or combed

 

 

5105 40 00

129

Yarn of coarse animal hair or of horsehair

 

 

5110 00 00

130 A

Silk yarn other than yarn spun from silk waste

 

 

5004 00 105004 00 905006 00 10

130 B

Silk yarn other than of category 130 A; silk-worm gut

 

 

5005 00 105005 00 905006 00 90ex 5604 90 90

131

Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres

 

 

5308 90 90

132

Paper yarn

 

 

5308 90 50

133

Yarn of true hemp

 

 

5308 20 105308 20 90

134

Metallized yarn

 

 

5605 00 00

135

Woven fabrics of coarse animal hair or of horse hair

 

 

5113 00 00

136 A

Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste other than unbleached, scoured or bleached

 

 

5007 20 19ex 5007 20 31ex 5007 20 39ex 5007 20 415007 20 595007 20 615007 20 695007 20 715007 90 305007 90 505007 90 90

136 B

Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste other than those of category 136A

 

 

ex 5007 10 005007 20 115007 20 21ex 5007 20 31ex 5007 20 39ex 5007 20 415007 20 515007 90 105803 00 30ex 5905 00 90ex 5911 20 00

137

Woven pile fabric and chenille fabrics and narrow woven fabrics of silk, or of silk waste

 

 

ex 5801 90 90ex 5806 10 00

138

Woven fabrics of paper yarn and other textile fibres other than of ramie

 

 

5311 00 90ex 5905 00 90

139

Woven fabrics of metal threads or of metallized yarn

 

 

5809 00 00

140

Knitted or crocheted fabric of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6001 10 00ex 6001 29 00ex 6001 99 006003 90 006005 90 906006 90 00

141

Travelling rugs and blankets of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6301 90 90

142

Carpets and other textile floor coverings of sisal, of other fibres of the agave family or the Manila hemp

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00ex 5705 00 80

144

Felt of coarse animal hair

 

 

ex 5602 10 38ex 5602 29 00

145

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables plaited or not abaca (Manila hemp) or of true hemp

 

 

ex 5607 90 20ex 5607 90 90

146 A

Binder or baler twine for agricultural machines, of sisal or other fibres of the agave family

 

 

ex 5607 21 00

146 B

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables of sisal or other fibres of the agave family, other than the products of category 146 A

 

 

ex 5607 21 005607 29 00

146 C

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

ex 5607 90 20

147

Silk waste (incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, other than not carded or combed

 

 

ex 5003 00 00

148 A

Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

5307 10 005307 20 00

148 B

Coir yarn

 

 

5308 10 00

149

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of more than 150 cm

 

 

5310 10 90ex 5310 90 00

150

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of not more than 150 cm; Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than used

 

 

5310 10 10ex 5310 90 005905 00 506305 10 90

151 A

Floor coverings of coconut fibres (coir)

 

 

5702 20 00

151 B

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than tufted or flocked

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00

152

Needle loom felt of jute or of other textile bast fibres not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

5602 10 11

153

Used sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

6305 10 10

154

Silkworm cocoons suitable for reeling

 

 

5001 00 00

Raw silk (not thrown)

5002 00 00

Silk waste (incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, not carded or combed

ex 5003 00 00

Wool not carded or combed

5101 11 005101 19 005101 21 005101 29 005101 30 00

Fine or coarse animal hair, not carded or combed

5102 11 005102 19 105102 19 305102 19 405102 19 905102 20 00

Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

5103 10 105103 10 905103 20 005103 30 00

Garnetted stock of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair

5104 00 00

Flax, raw or processed but not spun: flax tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5301 10 005301 21 005301 29 005301 30 00

Ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow, noils and waste, other than coir and abaca

5305 00 00

Cotton, not carded nor combed

5201 00 105201 00 90

Cotton waste (incl. yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5202 10 005202 91 005202 99 00

True hemp (cannabis sativa), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of true hemp (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5302 10 005302 90 00

Abaca (Manila hemp or Musa Textilis Nee), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of abaca (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

Jute or other textile bast fibres (excl. flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of jute or other textile bast fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5303 10 005303 90 00

Other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of such fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

156

Blouses and pullovers knitted or crocheted of silk or silk waste for women and girls

 

 

6106 90 30ex 6110 90 90

157

Garments, knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories ex 10, ex 12, ex 13, ex 24, ex 27, ex 28, ex 67, ex 69, ex 72, ex 73, ex 75, ex 83 and 156

 

 

ex 6101 90 20ex 6101 90 806102 90 106102 90 90ex 6103 39 00ex 6103 49 00ex 6104 19 90ex 6104 29 90ex 6104 39 006104 49 00ex 6104 69 006105 90 906106 90 506106 90 90ex 6107 99 00ex 6108 99 006109 90 906110 90 10ex 6110 90 90ex 6111 90 90ex 6114 90 00

159

Dresses, blouses and shirt-blouses, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

 

 

6204 49 106206 10 00

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

6214 10 00

Ties, bow ties and cravats of silk or silk waste

6215 10 00

160

Handkerchiefs of silk or silk waste

 

 

ex 6213 90 00

161

Garments, not knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories ex 14, ex 15, ex 18, ex 31, ex 68, ex 72, ex 78, ex 86, ex 87, ex 88 and 159

 

 

6201 19 006201 99 006202 19 006202 99 006203 19 906203 29 906203 39 906203 49 906204 19 906204 29 906204 39 906204 49 906204 59 906204 69 906205 90 10ex 6205 90 806206 90 106206 90 90ex 6211 20 00ex 6211 39 006211 49 00


(1)  N.B.: Covers only categories 1 to 114, with the exception of Russian Federation, and Serbia, for which categories 1 to 161 are covered.

(2)  Only applies to imports from China.


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/42


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1322/2011

of 16 December 2011

amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Community import rules

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 of 7 March 1994 on common rules for imports of textile products from certain third countries not covered by bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements, or by other specific Community import rules (1), and in particular Article 28 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries should be updated to take account of amendments to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (2) which also affect certain codes in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 517/94.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 517/94 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(3)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 517/94 is amended in accordance with 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 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 67, 10.3.1994, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1.


ANNEX

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 517/94 is amended as follows:

Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX I

A.   TEXTILE PRODUCTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1

1.

Without prejudice to the rules for the interpretation of the combined nomenclature, the wording of the description of goods is considered to be of indicative value only, since the products covered by each category are determined, within this Annex, by CN codes. Where there is an “ex” symbol in front of a CN code, the products covered in each category are determined by the scope of the CN code and by that of the corresponding description

2.

Garments which are not recognizable as being garments for men or boys or as being garments for women or girls are classified with the latter.

3.

Where the expression “babies' garments” is used, this is meant to cover garments up to and including commercial size 86.

Category

Description

CN-Code 2012

Table of equivalence

pieces/kg

g/piece

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

GROUP I A

1

Cotton yarn, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5204 11 005204 19 005205 11 005205 12 005205 13 005205 14 005205 15 105205 15 905205 21 005205 22 005205 23 005205 24 005205 26 005205 27 005205 28 005205 31 005205 32 005205 33 005205 34 005205 35 005205 41 005205 42 005205 43 005205 44 005205 46 005205 47 005205 48 005206 11 005206 12 005206 13 005206 14 005206 15 005206 21 005206 22 005206 23 005206 24 005206 25 005206 31 005206 32 005206 33 005206 34 005206 35 005206 41 005206 42 005206 43 005206 44 005206 45 00ex 5604 90 90

2

Woven fabrics of cotton, other than gauze, terry fabrics, narrow woven fabrics, pile fabrics, chenille fabrics, tulle and other net fabrics

 

 

5208 11 105208 11 905208 12 165208 12 195208 12 965208 12 995208 13 005208 19 005208 21 105208 21 905208 22 165208 22 195208 22 965208 22 995208 23 005208 29 005208 31 005208 32 165208 32 195208 32 965208 32 995208 33 005208 39 005208 41 005208 42 005208 43 005208 49 005208 51 005208 52 005208 59 105208 59 905209 11 005209 12 005209 19 005209 21 005209 22 005209 29 005209 31 005209 32 005209 39 005209 41 005209 42 005209 43 005209 49 005209 51 005209 52 005209 59 005210 11 005210 19 005210 21 005210 29 005210 31 005210 32 005210 39 005210 41 005210 49 005210 51 005210 59 005211 11 005211 12 005211 19 005211 20 005211 31 005211 32 005211 39 005211 41 005211 42 005211 43 005211 49 105211 49 905211 51 005211 52 005211 59 005212 11 105212 11 905212 12 105212 12 905212 13 105212 13 905212 14 105212 14 905212 15 105212 15 905212 21 105212 21 905212 22 105212 22 905212 23 105212 23 905212 24 105212 24 905212 25 105212 25 90ex 5811 00 00ex 6308 00 00

2 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5208 31 005208 32 165208 32 195208 32 965208 32 995208 33 005208 39 005208 41 005208 42 005208 43 005208 49 005208 51 005208 52 005208 59 105208 59 905209 31 005209 32 005209 39 005209 41 005209 42 005209 43 005209 49 005209 51 005209 52 005209 59 005210 31 005210 32 005210 39 005210 41 005210 49 005210 51 005210 59 005211 31 005211 32 005211 39 005211 41 005211 42 005211 43 005211 49 105211 49 905211 51 005211 52 005211 59 005212 13 105212 13 905212 14 105212 14 905212 15 105212 15 905212 23 105212 23 905212 24 105212 24 905212 25 105212 25 90ex 5811 00 00ex 6308 00 00

3

Woven fabrics of synthetic fibres (discontinuous or waste) other than narrow woven fabrics, pile fabrics ( incl. terry fabrics) and chenille fabrics

 

 

5512 11 005512 19 105512 19 905512 21 005512 29 105512 29 905512 91 005512 99 105512 99 905513 11 205513 11 905513 12 005513 13 005513 19 005513 21 005513 23 105513 23 905513 29 005513 31 005513 39 005513 41 005513 49 005514 11 005514 12 005514 19 105514 19 905514 21 005514 22 005514 23 005514 29 005514 30 105514 30 305514 30 505514 30 905514 41 005514 42 005514 43 005514 49 005515 11 105515 11 305515 11 905515 12 105515 12 305515 12 905515 13 115515 13 195515 13 915515 13 995515 19 105515 19 305515 19 905515 21 105515 21 305515 21 905515 22 115515 22 195515 22 915515 22 995515 29 005515 91 105515 91 305515 91 905515 99 205515 99 405515 99 80ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70ex 6308 00 00

3 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5512 19 105512 19 905512 29 105512 29 905512 99 105512 99 905513 21 005513 23 105513 23 905513 29 005513 31 005513 39 005513 41 005513 49 005514 21 005514 22 005514 23 005514 29 005514 30 105514 30 305514 30 505514 30 905514 41 005514 42 005514 43 005514 49 005515 11 305515 11 905515 12 305515 12 905515 13 195515 13 995515 19 305515 19 905515 21 305515 21 905515 22 195515 22 99ex 5515 29 005515 91 305515 91 905515 99 405515 99 80ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70ex 6308 00 00

GROUP I B

4

Shirts, T-shirts, lightweight fine knit roll, polo or turtle necked jumpers and pullovers (other than of wool or fine animal hair), undervests and the like, knitted or crocheted

6,48

154

6105 10 006105 20 106105 20 906105 90 106109 10 006109 90 206110 20 106110 30 10

5

Jerseys, pullovers, slip-overs, waistcoats, twinsets, cardigans, bed-jackets and jumpers (others than jackets and blazers), anoraks, wind-cheaters, waister jackets and the like, knitted or crocheted

4,53

221

ex 6101 90 806101 20 906101 30 906102 10 906102 20 906102 30 906110 11 106110 11 306110 11 906110 12 106110 12 906110 19 106110 19 906110 20 916110 20 996110 30 916110 30 99

6

Men's or boys' woven breeches, shorts other than swimwear and trousers (incl. slacks); women's or girls' woven trousers and slacks, of wool, of cotton or of man made fibres; lower parts of track suits with lining, others than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,76

568

6203 41 106203 41 906203 42 316203 42 336203 42 356203 42 906203 43 196203 43 906203 49 196203 49 506204 61 106204 62 316204 62 336204 62 396204 63 186204 69 186211 32 426211 33 426211 42 426211 43 42

7

Women's or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, whether or not knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or man-made fibres

5,55

180

6106 10 006106 20 006106 90 106206 20 006206 30 006206 40 00

8

Men's or boys' shirts, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, cotton or man-made fibres

4,60

217

ex 6205 90 806205 20 006205 30 00

GROUP II A

9

Terry towelling and similar woven terry fabrics of cotton; toilet linen and kitchen linen, other than knitted or crocheted, of terry towelling and woven terry fabrics, of cotton

 

 

5802 11 005802 19 00ex 6302 60 00

20

Bed linen, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6302 21 006302 22 906302 29 906302 31 006302 32 906302 39 90

22

Yarn of staple or waste synthetic fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 10 105509 11 005509 12 005509 21 005509 22 005509 31 005509 32 005509 41 005509 42 005509 51 005509 52 005509 53 005509 59 005509 61 005509 62 005509 69 005509 91 005509 92 005509 99 00

22 a)

Of which acrylic

 

 

ex 5508 10 105509 31 005509 32 005509 61 005509 62 005509 69 00

23

Yarn of staple or waste artificial fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 20 105510 11 005510 12 005510 20 005510 30 005510 90 00

32

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics (other than terry towelling or terry fabrics of cotton and narrow woven fabrics) and tufted textile surfaces, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres

 

 

5801 10 005801 21 005801 22 005801 23 005801 26 005801 27 005801 31 005801 32 005801 33 005801 36 005801 37 005802 20 005802 30 00

32 a)

Of which: Cotton corduroy

 

 

5801 22 00

39

Table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen, other than knitted or crocheted, other than of terry towelling or a similar terry fabrics of cotton

 

 

6302 51 006302 53 90ex 6302 59 906302 91 006302 93 90ex 6302 99 90

GROUP II B

12

Panty-hose and tights, stockings, understockings, socks, ankle-socks, sockettes and the like, knitted or crocheted, other than for babies, including stockings for varicose veins, other than products of category 70

24,3 pairs

41

6115 10 10ex 6115 10 906115 22 006115 29 006115 30 116115 30 906115 94 006115 95 006115 96 106115 96 996115 99 00

13

Men's or boys’ underpants and briefs, women's or girls’ knickers and briefs, knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

17

59

6107 11 006107 12 006107 19 006108 21 006108 22 006108 29 00ex 6212 10 10ex 9619 00 51

14

Men's or boys’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres (other than parkas) (of category 21)

0,72

1 389

6201 11 00ex 6201 12 10ex 6201 12 90ex 6201 13 10ex 6201 13 906210 20 00

15

Women's or girls’ woven overcoats, raincoats and other coats, cloaks and capes; jackets and blazers, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres (other than parkas) (of category 21)

0,84

1 190

6202 11 00ex 6202 12 10ex 6202 12 90ex 6202 13 10ex 6202 13 906204 31 006204 32 906204 33 906204 39 196210 30 00

16

Men's or boys’ suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits; men's or boys’ track suits with lining, with an outer shell of a single identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

0,80

1 250

6203 11 006203 12 006203 19 106203 19 306203 22 806203 23 806203 29 186203 29 306211 32 316211 33 31

17

Men's or boys’ jackets or blazers, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,43

700

6203 31 006203 32 906203 33 906203 39 19

18

Men's or boys’ singlets and other vests, underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6207 11 006207 19 006207 21 006207 22 006207 29 006207 91 006207 99 106207 99 90

Women's or girls’ singlets and other vests, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, night-dresses, pyjamas, négligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, other than knitted or crocheted

6208 11 006208 19 006208 21 006208 22 006208 29 006208 91 006208 92 006208 99 00ex 6212 10 10ex 9619 00 59

19

Handkerchiefs, other than knitted or crocheted

59

17

6213 20 00ex 6213 90 00

21

Parkas; anoraks, windcheaters, waister jackets and the like, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres; upper parts of tracksuits with lining, other than category 16 or 29, of cotton or of man-made fibres

2,3

435

ex 6201 12 10ex 6201 12 90ex 6201 13 10ex 6201 13 906201 91 006201 92 006201 93 00ex 6202 12 10ex 6202 12 90ex 6202 13 10ex 6202 13 906202 91 006202 92 006202 93 006211 32 416211 33 416211 42 416211 43 41

24

Men's or boys’ nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

3,9

257

6107 21 006107 22 006107 29 006107 91 00ex 6107 99 00

Women's or girls’ night-dresses, pyjamas, négligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted

6108 31 006108 32 006108 39 006108 91 006108 92 00ex 6108 99 00

26

Women's or girls’ dresses, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

3,1

323

6104 41 006104 42 006104 43 006104 44 006204 41 006204 42 006204 43 006204 44 00

27

Women's or girls’ skirts, including divided skirts

2,6

385

6104 51 006104 52 006104 53 006104 59 006204 51 006204 52 006204 53 006204 59 10

28

Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,61

620

6103 41 006103 42 006103 43 00ex 6103 49 006104 61 006104 62 006104 63 00ex 6104 69 00

29

Women's or girls’ suits and ensembles, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits; women's or girls’ track suits with lining, with an outer shell of an identical fabric, of cotton or of man-made fibres

1,37

730

6204 11 006204 12 006204 13 006204 19 106204 21 006204 22 806204 23 806204 29 186211 42 316211 43 31

31

Brassières, woven, knitted or crocheted

18,2

55

ex 6212 10 106212 10 90

68

Babies' garments and clothing accessories, excluding babies' gloves, mittens and mitts of categories 10 and 87, and babies' stockings, socks and sockettes, other than knitted or crocheted, of category 88

 

 

6111 90 196111 20 906111 30 90ex 6111 90 90ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 90ex 9619 00 51ex 9619 00 59

73

Track suits of knitted or crocheted fabric, of wool, of cotton or of man-made textile fibres

1,67

600

6112 11 006112 12 006112 19 00

76

Men's or boys’ industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6203 22 106203 23 106203 29 116203 32 106203 33 106203 39 116203 42 116203 42 516203 43 116203 43 316203 49 116203 49 316211 32 106211 33 10

Women's or girls’ aprons, smock overalls and other industrial or occupational clothing, other than knitted or crocheted

6204 22 106204 23 106204 29 116204 32 106204 33 106204 39 116204 62 116204 62 516204 63 116204 63 316204 69 116204 69 316211 42 106211 43 10

77

Ski suits, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6211 20 00

78

Garments, other than knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 29, 68, 72, 76 and 77

 

 

6203 41 306203 42 596203 43 396203 49 396204 61 856204 62 596204 62 906204 63 396204 63 906204 69 396204 69 506210 40 006210 50 006211 32 906211 33 90ex 6211 39 006211 42 906211 43 90ex 6211 49 00ex 9619 00 59

83

Overcoats, jackets, blazers and other garments, including ski suits, knitted or crocheted, excluding garments of categories 4, 5, 7, 13, 24, 26, 27, 28, 68, 69, 72, 73, 74, 75

 

 

ex 6101 90 206101 20 106101 30 106102 10 106102 20 106102 30 106103 31 006103 32 006103 33 00ex 6103 39 006104 31 006104 32 006104 33 00ex 6104 39 006112 20 006113 00 906114 20 006114 30 00ex 6114 90 00ex 9619 00 51

GROUP III A

33

Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn obtained from strip or the like of polyethylene or polypropylene, less than 3 m wide

 

 

5407 20 11

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, not knitted or crocheted, obtained from strip or the like

6305 32 196305 33 90

34

Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn obtained from strip or the like of polyethylene or polypropylene, 3 m or more wide

 

 

5407 20 19

35

Woven fabrics of synthetic filaments, other than those for tyres of category 114

 

 

5407 10 005407 20 905407 30 005407 41 005407 42 005407 43 005407 44 005407 51 005407 52 005407 53 005407 54 005407 61 105407 61 305407 61 505407 61 905407 69 105407 69 905407 71 005407 72 005407 73 005407 74 005407 81 005407 82 005407 83 005407 84 005407 91 005407 92 005407 93 005407 94 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

35 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

ex 5407 10 00ex 5407 20 90ex 5407 30 005407 42 005407 43 005407 44 005407 52 005407 53 005407 54 005407 61 305407 61 505407 61 905407 69 905407 72 005407 73 005407 74 005407 82 005407 83 005407 84 005407 92 005407 93 005407 94 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

36

Woven fabrics artificial filaments, other than those for tyres of category 114

 

 

5408 10 005408 21 005408 22 105408 22 905408 23 005408 24 005408 31 005408 32 005408 33 005408 34 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

36 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

ex 5408 10 005408 22 105408 22 905408 23 005408 24 005408 32 005408 33 005408 34 00ex 5811 00 00ex 5905 00 70

37

Woven fabrics of artificial staple fibres

 

 

5516 11 005516 12 005516 13 005516 14 005516 21 005516 22 005516 23 105516 23 905516 24 005516 31 005516 32 005516 33 005516 34 005516 41 005516 42 005516 43 005516 44 005516 91 005516 92 005516 93 005516 94 00ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70

37 a)

Of which: Other than unbleached or bleached

 

 

5516 12 005516 13 005516 14 005516 22 005516 23 105516 23 905516 24 005516 32 005516 33 005516 34 005516 42 005516 43 005516 44 005516 92 005516 93 005516 94 00ex 5803 00 90ex 5905 00 70

38 A

Knitted or crocheted synthetic curtain fabric including net curtain fabric

 

 

6005 31 106005 32 106005 33 106005 34 106006 31 106006 32 106006 33 106006 34 10

38 B

Net curtains, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6303 91 00ex 6303 92 90ex 6303 99 90

40

Woven curtains ( including drapes, interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles), other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

ex 6303 91 00ex 6303 92 90ex 6303 99 906304 19 10ex 6304 19 906304 92 00ex 6304 93 00ex 6304 99 00

41

Yarn of synthetic filament (continuous), not put up for retail sale, other than non textured single yarn untwisted or with a twist of not more than 50 turns/m

 

 

5401 10 125401 10 145401 10 165401 10 185402 11 005402 19 005402 20 005402 31 005402 32 005402 33 005402 34 005402 39 005402 44 005402 48 005402 49 005402 51 005402 52 005402 59 105402 59 905402 61 005402 62 005402 69 105402 69 90ex 5604 90 10ex 5604 90 90

42

Yarn of continuous man-made fibres, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5401 20 10

Yarn of artificial fibres; yarn of artificial filaments, not put up for retail sale, other than single yarn of viscose rayon untwisted or with a twist of not more than 250 turns/m and single non textured yarn of cellulose acetate

5403 10 005403 32 00ex 5403 33 005403 39 005403 41 005403 42 005403 49 00ex 5604 90 10

43

Yarn of man-made filament, yarn of artificial staple fibres, cotton yarn, put up for retail sale

 

 

5204 20 005207 10 005207 90 005401 10 905401 20 905406 00 005508 20 905511 30 00

46

Carded or combed sheep's or lambs’ wool or other fine animal hair

 

 

5105 10 005105 21 005105 29 005105 31 005105 39 00

47

Yarn of carded sheep's or lambs’ wool (woollen yarn) or of carded fine animal hair, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5106 10 105106 10 905106 20 105106 20 915106 20 995108 10 105108 10 90

48

Yarn of combed sheep's or lambs’ wool (worsted yarn) or of combed fine animal hair, not put up for retail sale

 

 

5107 10 105107 10 905107 20 105107 20 305107 20 515107 20 595107 20 915107 20 995108 20 105108 20 90

49

Yarn of sheep's or lambs’ wool or of combed fine animal hair, put up for retail sale

 

 

5109 10 105109 10 905109 90 00

50

Woven fabrics of sheep's or lambs’ wool or of fine animal hair

 

 

5111 11 005111 19 105111 19 905111 20 005111 30 105111 30 305111 30 905111 90 105111 90 915111 90 935111 90 995112 11 005112 19 105112 19 905112 20 005112 30 105112 30 305112 30 905112 90 105112 90 915112 90 935112 90 99

51

Cotton, carded or combed

 

 

5203 00 00

53

Cotton gauze

 

 

5803 00 10

54

Artificial staple fibres, including waste, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning

 

 

5507 00 00

55

Synthetic staple fibres, including waste, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning

 

 

5506 10 005506 20 005506 30 005506 90 00

56

Yarn of synthetic staple fibres (including waste), put up for retail sale

 

 

5508 10 905511 10 005511 20 00

58

Carpets, carpentines and rugs, knotted (made up or not)

 

 

5701 10 105701 10 905701 90 105701 90 90

59

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, other than the carpets of category 58

 

 

5702 10 005702 31 105702 31 805702 32 105702 32 90ex 5702 39 005702 41 105702 41 905702 42 105702 42 90ex 5702 49 005702 50 105702 50 315702 50 39ex 5702 50 905702 91 005702 92 105702 92 90ex 5702 99 005703 10 005703 20 125703 20 185703 20 925703 20 985703 30 125703 30 185703 30 825703 30 885703 90 205703 90 805704 10 005704 90 005705 00 30ex 5705 00 80

60

Tapestries, hand-made, of the type Gobelins, Flanders, Aubusson, Beauvais and the like, and needlework tapestries (e.g. petit point and cross stitch) made in panels and the like by hand

 

 

5805 00 00

61

Narrow woven fabrics, and narrow fabrics (bolduc) consisting of warp without weft, assembled by means of an adhesive, other than labels and similar articles of category 62

Elastic fabrics and trimmings (not knitted or crocheted), made from textile materials assembled from rubber thread

 

 

ex 5806 10 005806 20 005806 31 005806 32 105806 32 905806 39 005806 40 00

62

Chenille yarn (incl. flock chenille yarn), gimped yarn (other than metallized yarn and gimped horsehair yarn)

 

 

5606 00 915606 00 99

Tulle and other net fabrics but not including woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, hand or mechanically-made lace, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

5804 10 105804 10 905804 21 105804 21 905804 29 105804 29 905804 30 00

Labels, badges and the like of textile materials, not embroidered, in the piece, in strips or cut to shape or size, woven

5807 10 105807 10 90

Braids and ornamental trimmings in the piece; tassels, pompons and the like

5808 10 005808 90 00

Embroidery, in the piece, in strips or in motifs

5810 10 105810 10 905810 91 105810 91 905810 92 105810 92 905810 99 105810 99 90

63

Knitted or crocheted fabric of synthetic fibres containing by weight 5% or more elastomeric yarn and knitted or crocheted fabrics containing by weight 5% or more of rubber thread

 

 

5906 91 00ex 6002 40 006002 90 00ex 6004 10 006004 90 00

Raschel lace and long-pile fabric of synthetic fibres

ex 6001 10 006003 30 106005 31 506005 32 506005 33 506005 34 50

65

Knitted or crocheted fabric, other than those of categories 38 A and 63, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

5606 00 10ex 6001 10 006001 21 006001 22 00ex 6001 29 006001 91 006001 92 00ex 6001 99 00ex 6002 40 006003 10 006003 20 006003 30 906003 40 00ex 6004 10 006005 90 106005 21 006005 22 006005 23 006005 24 006005 31 906005 32 906005 33 906005 34 906005 41 006005 42 006005 43 006005 44 006006 10 006006 21 006006 22 006006 23 006006 24 006006 31 906006 32 906006 33 906006 34 906006 41 006006 42 006006 43 006006 44 00

66

Travelling rugs and blankets, other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

6301 10 006301 20 906301 30 90ex 6301 40 90ex 6301 90 90

GROUP III B

10

Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted

17 pairs

59

6111 90 116111 20 106111 30 10ex 6111 90 906116 10 206116 10 806116 91 006116 92 006116 93 006116 99 00

67

Knitted or crocheted clothing accessories other than for babies; household linen of all kinds, knitted or crocheted; curtains (incl. drapes) and interior blinds, curtain or bed valances and other furnishing articles knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted blankets and travelling rugs, other knitted or crocheted articles including parts of garments or of clothing accessories

 

 

5807 90 906113 00 106117 10 006117 80 106117 80 806117 90 006301 20 106301 30 106301 40 106301 90 106302 10 006302 40 00ex 6302 60 006303 12 006303 19 006304 11 006304 91 00ex 6305 20 006305 32 11ex 6305 32 906305 33 10ex 6305 39 00ex 6305 90 006307 10 106307 90 109619 00 41ex 9619 00 51

67 a)

Of which: Sacks and bags of a kind used for the packing of goods, made from polyethylene or polypropylene strip

 

 

6305 32 116305 33 10

69

Women's and girls’ slips and petticoats, knitted or crocheted

7,8

128

6108 11 006108 19 00

70

Panty-hose and tights of synthetic fibres, measuring per single yarn less than 67 decitex (6,7 tex)

30,4 pairs

33

ex 6115 10 906115 21 006115 30 19

Women's full length hosiery of synthetic fibres

ex 6115 10 906115 96 91

72

Swimwear, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

9,7

103

6112 31 106112 31 906112 39 106112 39 906112 41 106112 41 906112 49 106112 49 906211 11 006211 12 00

74

Women's or girls’ knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suits

1,54

650

6104 13 006104 19 20ex 6104 19 906104 22 006104 23 006104 29 10ex 6104 29 90

75

Men's or boys’ knitted or crocheted suits and ensembles, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres, excluding ski suit

0,80

1 250

6103 10 106103 10 906103 22 006103 23 006103 29 00

84

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

 

 

6214 20 006214 30 006214 40 00ex 6214 90 00

85

Ties, bow ties and cravats other than knitted or crocheted, of wool, of cotton or of man-made fibres

17,9

56

6215 20 006215 90 00

86

Corsets, corset-belts, suspender belts, braces, suspenders, garters and the like, and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted

8,8

114

6212 20 006212 30 006212 90 00

87

Gloves, mittens and mitts, not knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 906216 00 00

88

Stockings, socks and sockettes, not knitted or crocheted; other clothing accessories, parts of garments or of clothing accessories other than for babies, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6209 90 10ex 6209 20 00ex 6209 30 00ex 6209 90 906217 10 006217 90 00

90

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables of synthetic fibres, plaited or not

 

 

5607 41 005607 49 115607 49 195607 49 905607 50 115607 50 195607 50 305607 50 90

91

Tents

 

 

6306 22 006306 29 00

93

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of woven fabrics, other than made from polyethylene or polypropylene strip

 

 

ex 6305 20 00ex 6305 32 90ex 6305 39 00

94

Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibres, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps

 

 

5601 21 105601 21 905601 22 105601 22 905601 29 005601 30 009619 00 319619 00 39

95

Felt and articles thereof, whether or not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

5602 10 195602 10 31ex 5602 10 385602 10 905602 21 00ex 5602 29 005602 90 00ex 5807 90 10ex 5905 00 706210 10 106307 90 91

96

Non-woven fabrics and articles of such fabrics, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated

 

 

5603 11 105603 11 905603 12 105603 12 905603 13 105603 13 905603 14 105603 14 905603 91 105603 91 905603 92 105603 92 905603 93 105603 93 905603 94 105603 94 90ex 5807 90 10ex 5905 00 706210 10 926210 10 98ex 6301 40 90ex 6301 90 906302 22 106302 32 106302 53 106302 93 106303 92 106303 99 10ex 6304 19 90ex 6304 93 00ex 6304 99 00ex 6305 32 90ex 6305 39 006307 10 306307 90 92ex 6307 90 989619 00 49ex 9619 00 59

97

Nets and netting made of twine, cordage or rope and made up fishing nets of yarn, twine, cordage or rope

 

 

5608 11 205608 11 805608 19 115608 19 195608 19 305608 19 905608 90 00

98

Other articles made from yarn, twine, cordage, cables or rope, other than textile fabrics, articles made from such fabrics and articles of category 97

 

 

5609 00 005905 00 10

99

Textile fabrics coated with gum or amylaceous substances, of a kind used for the outer covers of books and the like; tracing cloth; prepared painting canvas; buckram and similar stiffened textile fabrics of a kind used for hat foundations

 

 

5901 10 005901 90 00

Linoleum, whether or not cut to shape; floor coverings consisting of a coating or covering applied on a textile backing, whether or not cut to shape

5904 10 005904 90 00

Rubberised textile fabric, not knitted or crocheted, excluding those for tyres

5906 10 005906 99 105906 99 90

Textile fabrics otherwise impregnated or coated; painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths, other than of category 100

5907 00 00

100

Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with preparations of cellulose derivatives or of other artificial plastic materials

 

 

5903 10 105903 10 905903 20 105903 20 905903 90 105903 90 915903 90 99

101

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, plaited or not, other than of synthetic fibres

 

 

ex 5607 90 90

109

Tarpaulins, sails, awnings and sunblinds

 

 

6306 12 006306 19 006306 30 00

110

Woven pneumatic mattresses

 

 

6306 40 00

111

Camping goods, woven, other than pneumatic mattresses and tents

 

 

6306 90 00

112

Other made up textile articles, woven, excluding those of categories 113 and 114

 

 

6307 20 00ex 6307 90 98

113

Floor cloth, dish cloth and dusters, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6307 10 90

114

Woven fabrics and articles for technical uses

 

 

5902 10 105902 10 905902 20 105902 20 905902 90 105902 90 905908 00 005909 00 105909 00 905910 00 005911 10 00ex 5911 20 005911 31 115911 31 195911 31 905911 32 115911 32 195911 32 905911 40 005911 90 105911 90 90

GROUP IV

115

Flax or ramie yarn

 

 

5306 10 105306 10 305306 10 505306 10 905306 20 105306 20 905308 90 125308 90 19

117

Woven fabrics of flax or of ramie

 

 

5309 11 105309 11 905309 19 005309 21 005309 29 005311 00 10ex 5803 00 905905 00 30

118

Table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen of flax or ramie, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

6302 29 106302 39 206302 59 10ex 6302 59 906302 99 10ex 6302 99 90

120

Curtains ( incl. drapes), interior blinds, curtain and bed valances and other furnishing articles, not knitted or crocheted, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 6303 99 906304 19 30ex 6304 99 00

121

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, plaited or not, of flax or ramie

 

 

ex 5607 90 90

122

Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, used, of flax, other than knitted or crocheted

 

 

ex 6305 90 00

123

Woven pile fabrics and chenille fabrics of flax or ramie, other than narrow woven fabrics

 

 

5801 90 10ex 5801 90 90

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, of flax or ramie, other than knitted or crocheted

ex 6214 90 00

GROUP V

124

Synthetic staple fibres

 

 

5501 10 005501 20 005501 30 005501 40 005501 90 005503 11 005503 19 005503 20 005503 30 005503 40 005503 90 005505 10 105505 10 305505 10 505505 10 705505 10 90

125 A

Synthetic filament yarn (continuous) not put up for retail sale, other than yarn of category 41

 

 

5402 45 005402 46 005402 47 00

125 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of synthetic materials

 

 

5404 11 005404 12 005404 19 005404 90 105404 90 90ex 5604 90 10ex 5604 90 90

126

Artificial staple fibres

 

 

5502 00 105502 00 405502 00 805504 10 005504 90 005505 20 00

127 A

Yarn of artificial filaments (continuous) not put up for retail sale, other than yarn of category 42

 

 

5403 31 00ex 5403 32 00ex 5403 33 00

127 B

Monofilament, strip (artificial straw and the like) and imitation catgut of artificial textile materials

 

 

5405 00 00ex 5604 90 90

128

Coarse animal hair, carded or combed

 

 

5105 40 00

129

Yarn of coarse animal hair or of horsehair

 

 

5110 00 00

130 A

Silk yarn other than yarn spun from silk waste

 

 

5004 00 105004 00 905006 00 10

130 B

Silk yarn other than of category 130 A; silk-worm gut

 

 

5005 00 105005 00 905006 00 90ex 5604 90 90

131

Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres

 

 

5308 90 90

132

Paper yarn

 

 

5308 90 50

133

Yarn of true hemp

 

 

5308 20 105308 20 90

134

Metallized yarn

 

 

5605 00 00

135

Woven fabrics of coarse animal hair or of horse hair

 

 

5113 00 00

136

Woven fabrics of silk or of silk waste

 

 

5007 10 005007 20 115007 20 195007 20 215007 20 315007 20 395007 20 415007 20 515007 20 595007 20 615007 20 695007 20 715007 90 105007 90 305007 90 505007 90 905803 00 30ex 5905 00 90ex 5911 20 00

137

Woven pile fabric and chenille fabrics and narrow woven fabrics of silk, or of silk waste

 

 

ex 5801 90 90ex 5806 10 00

138

Woven fabrics of paper yarn and other textile fibres other than of ramie

 

 

5311 00 90ex 5905 00 90

139

Woven fabrics of metal threads or of metallized yarn

 

 

5809 00 00

140

Knitted or crocheted fabric of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6001 10 00ex 6001 29 00ex 6001 99 006003 90 006005 90 906006 90 00

141

Travelling rugs and blankets of textile material other than wool or fine animal hair, cotton or man made fibres

 

 

ex 6301 90 90

142

Carpets and other textile floor coverings of sisal, of other fibres of the agave family or the Manila hemp

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00ex 5705 00 80

144

Felt of coarse animal hair

 

 

ex 5602 10 38ex 5602 29 00

145

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables plaited or not abaca (Manila hemp) or of true hemp

 

 

ex 5607 90 20ex 5607 90 90

146 A

Binder or baler twine for agricultural machines, of sisal or other fibres of the agave family

 

 

ex 5607 21 00

146 B

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables of sisal or other fibres of the agave family, other than the products of category 146 A

 

 

ex 5607 21 005607 29 00

146 C

Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

ex 5607 90 20

147

Silk waste (incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, other than not carded or combed

 

 

ex 5003 00 00

148 A

Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

5307 10 005307 20 00

148 B

Coir yarn

 

 

5308 10 00

149

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of more than 150 cm

 

 

5310 10 90ex 5310 90 00

150

Woven fabrics of jute or of other textile bast fibres of a width of not more than 150 cm; Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than used

 

 

5310 10 10ex 5310 90 005905 00 506305 10 90

151 A

Floor coverings of coconut fibres (coir)

 

 

5702 20 00

151 B

Carpets and other textile floor coverings, of jute or of other textile bast fibres, other than tufted or flocked

 

 

ex 5702 39 00ex 5702 49 00ex 5702 50 90ex 5702 99 00

152

Needle loom felt of jute or of other textile bast fibres not impregnated or coated, other than floor coverings

 

 

5602 10 11

153

Used sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading No 5303

 

 

6305 10 10

154

Silkworm cocoons suitable for reeling

 

 

5001 00 00

Raw silk (not thrown)

5002 00 00

Silk waste( incl. cocoons unsuitable for reeling), yarn waste and garnetted stock, not carded or combed

ex 5003 00 00

Wool not carded or combed

5101 11 005101 19 005101 21 005101 29 005101 30 00

Fine or coarse animal hair, not carded or combed

5102 11 005102 19 105102 19 305102 19 405102 19 905102 20 00

Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock

5103 10 105103 10 905103 20 005103 30 00

Garnetted stock of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair

5104 00 00

Flax, raw or processed but not spun: flax tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5301 10 005301 21 005301 29 005301 30 00

Ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow, noils and waste, other than coir and abaca

5305 00 00

Cotton, not carded nor combed

5201 00 105201 00 90

Cotton waste (incl. yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5202 10 005202 91 005202 99 00

True hemp (cannabis sativa L.), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of true hemp (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5302 10 005302 90 00

Abaca (Manila hemp or Musa Textilis Nee),raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of abaca (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

Jute or other textile bast fibres ( excl. flax, true hemp and ramie), raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of jute or other textile bast fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5303 10 005303 90 00

Other vegetable textile fibres, raw or processed but not spun: tow and waste of such fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)

5305 00 00

156

Blouses and pullovers knitted or crocheted of silk or silk waste for women and girls

 

 

6106 90 30ex 6110 90 90

157

Garments, knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and 156

 

 

ex 6101 90 20ex 6101 90 806102 90 106102 90 90ex 6103 39 00ex 6103 49 00ex 6104 19 90ex 6104 29 90ex 6104 39 006104 49 00ex 6104 69 006105 90 906106 90 506106 90 90ex 6107 99 00ex 6108 99 006109 90 906110 90 10ex 6110 90 90ex 6111 90 90ex 6114 90 00

159

Dresses, blouses and shirt-blouses, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

 

 

6204 49 106206 10 00

Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like, not knitted or crocheted, of silk or silk waste

6214 10 00

Ties, bow ties and cravats of silk or silk waste

6215 10 00

160

Handkerchiefs of silk or silk waste

 

 

ex 6213 90 00

161

Garments, not knitted or crocheted, other than those of categories 1 to 123 and category 159

 

 

6201 19 006201 99 006202 19 006202 99 006203 19 906203 29 906203 39 906203 49 906204 19 906204 29 906204 39 906204 49 906204 59 906204 69 906205 90 10ex 6205 90 806206 90 106206 90 90ex 6211 20 00ex 6211 39 00ex 6211 49 00ex 9619 00 59

B.   OTHER TEXTILE PRODUCTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1(1)

Combined Nomenclature codes

 

3005 90

 

3921 12 00

 

ex 3921 13

 

ex 3921 90 60

 

4202 12 19

 

4202 12 50

 

4202 12 91

 

4202 12 99

 

4202 22 10

 

4202 22 90

 

4202 32 10

 

4202 32 90

 

4202 92 11

 

4202 92 15

 

4202 92 19

 

4202 92 91

 

4202 92 98

 

5604 10 00

 

6309 00 00

 

6310 10 00

 

6310 90 00

 

ex 6405 20

 

ex 6406 10

 

ex 6406 90

 

ex 6501 00 00

 

ex 6502 00 00

 

ex 6504 00 00

 

ex 6505 00

 

ex 6506 99

 

6601 10 00

 

6601 91 00

 

6601 99

 

6601 99 90

 

7019 11 00

 

7019 12 00

 

ex 7019 19

 

8708 21 10

 

8708 21 90

 

8804 00 00

 

ex 9113 90 00

 

ex 9404 90

 

ex 9612 10’


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/57


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1323/2011

of 16 December 2011

laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2012 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

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

(3)

Rules for management of the quotas established for 2012 should be adopted before the quota year begins so that the continuity of trade flows is not affected unduly.

(4)

The measures adopted in previous years, such as those in Commission Regulation (EU) No 1159/2010 of 9 December 2010 laying down rules for the management and distribution of textile quotas established for the year 2011 under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94 (2), proved to be satisfactory and it is therefore appropriate to adopt similar rules for 2012.

(5)

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

(6)

To guarantee a degree of continuity in trade and efficient quota administration, operators should be allowed to make their initial import authorisation application for 2012 equivalent to the quantity which they imported in 2011.

(7)

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

(8)

To secure a sound administration, import authorisations should be valid for 9 months from the date of issue but only until the end of the year at the latest. Member States should issue licences only after being notified by the Commission that quantities are available and only if an operator can prove the existence of a contract and can certify, in the absence of a specific provision to the contrary, that he has not already been allocated a Community import authorisation under this Regulation for the categories and countries concerned. The competent national authorities should, however, be authorised, in response to importers’ applications, to extend by 3 months and up to 31 March 2013 licences of which at least one half has been used by the application date.

(9)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The purpose of this Regulation is to lay down rules on the management of quantitative quotas for imports of certain textile products set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 517/94 for the year 2012.

Article 2

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

The maximum quantities shall not, however, apply to operators able to prove to the competent national authorities, when making their first application for 2012, that, in respect of given categories and given third countries, they imported more than the maximum quantities specified for each category pursuant to import licences granted to them for 2011.

In the case of such operators, the competent authorities may authorise imports not exceeding the quantities imported in 2011 from given third countries and in given categories, provided that enough quota capacity is available.

Article 3

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

Article 4

1.   The competent national authorities listed in Annex II may, from 10 o’clock a.m. on 9 January 2012, notify the Commission of the amounts covered by requests for import authorisations.

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

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

They shall issue authorisations only if an operator:

(a)

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

(b)

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

(i)

the operator has not already been allocated an authorisation under this Regulation; or

(ii)

the operator has been allocated an authorisation under this Regulation but has used up at least 50 percent of it.

3.   Import authorisations shall be valid for 9 months from the date of issue, but until 31 December 2012 at the latest.

The competent national authorities may, however, at the importer’s request, grant a three-month extension for authorisations which are at least 50 percent used up at the time of the request. Such extension shall in no circumstances expire later than 31 March 2013.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 67, 10.3.1994, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 326, 10.12.2010, p. 25.


ANNEX I

Maximum amounts referred to in Articles 2 and 3

Country concerned

Category

Unit

Maximum amount

Belarus

1

Kilograms

20 000

2

Kilograms

80 000

3

Kilograms

5 000

4

Pieces

20 000

5

Pieces

15 000

6

Pieces

20 000

7

Pieces

20 000

8

Pieces

20 000

15

Pieces

17 000

20

Kilograms

5 000

21

Pieces

5 000

22

Kilograms

6 000

24

Pieces

5 000

26/27

Pieces

10 000

29

Pieces

5 000

67

Kilograms

3 000

73

Pieces

6 000

115

Kilograms

20 000

117

Kilograms

30 000

118

Kilograms

5 000

North Korea

1

Kilograms

10 000

2

Kilograms

10 000

3

Kilograms

10 000

4

Pieces

10 000

5

Pieces

10 000

6

Pieces

10 000

7

Pieces

10 000

8

Pieces

10 000

9

Kilograms

10 000

12

Pairs

10 000

13

Pieces

10 000

14

Pieces

10 000

15

Pieces

10 000

16

Pieces

10 000

17

Pieces

10 000

18

Kilograms

10 000

19

Pieces

10 000

20

Kilograms

10 000

21

Pieces

10 000

24

Pieces

10 000

26

Pieces

10 000

27

Pieces

10 000

28

Pieces

10 000

29

Pieces

10 000

31

Pieces

10 000

36

Kilograms

10 000

37

Kilograms

10 000

39

Kilograms

10 000

59

Kilograms

10 000

61

Kilograms

10 000

68

Kilograms

10 000

69

Pieces

10 000

70

Pairs

10 000

73

Pieces

10 000

74

Pieces

10 000

75

Pieces

10 000

76

Kilograms

10 000

77

Kilograms

5 000

78

Kilograms

5 000

83

Kilograms

10 000

87

Kilograms

8 000

109

Kilograms

10 000

117

Kilograms

10 000

118

Kilograms

10 000

142

Kilograms

10 000

151A

Kilograms

10 000

151B

Kilograms

10 000

161

Kilograms

10 000


ANNEX II

List of licensing offices referred to in Article 4

1.   Austria

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend

Außenwirtschaftsadministration

Abteilung C2/2

Stubenring 1A

1011 Wien, Österreich

Tel.: +43 171100-0

Fax: +43 171100-8386

2.   Belgium

FOD Economie, kmo, Middenstand en Energie

Algemene Directie Economisch Potentieel

Dienst Vergunningen

Vooruitganstraat 50

1210 Brussel

Tel. +32 22776713

Fax +32 22775063

SPF Économie, PME, classes moyennes et énergie

Direction générale potentiel économique

Service licences

Rue du Progrès 50

1210 Bruxelles

BELGIQUE

Tél. +32 22776713

Fax +32 22775063

3.   Bulgaria

Министерство на икономиката, енергетиката и туризма

Дирекция „Регистриране, лицензиране и контрол“

ул. „Славянска“ № 8

1052 София

Тел.: +359 29 40 7008/+359 29 40 7673/+359 29 40 7800

Факс: +359 29 81 5041/+359 29 80 4710/+359 29 88 3654

4.   Cyprus

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Trade Department

6 Andrea Araouzou Str.

CY-1421 Nicosia

Τηλ. +357 2 867100

Φαξ +357 2 375120

5.   Czech Republic

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu

Licenční správa

Na Františku 32

CZ-110 15 Praha 1

Tel.: (420) 22490 7111

Fax: (420) 22421 2133

6.   Denmark

Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen

Økonomi- og Erhvervsministeriet

Langelinje Allé 17

DK – 2100 København

Tlf. (45) 35 46 60 30

Fax (45) 35 46 60 29

7.   Estonia

Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium

Harju 11

15072 Tallinn

EESTI/ESTONIA

Tel: +372 6256400

Faks: +372 6313660

8.   Finland

Tullihallitus

PL 512

FI-00101 Helsinki

SUOMI

Puhelin: +358 96141

Faksi: +358 204922852

Tullstyrelsen

PB 512

FI-00101 Helsingfors

FINLAND

Faksi: +358 204922852

9.   France

Ministère de l’économie, de l’industrie et de l’emploi

Direction générale de la compétitivité, de l’industrie et des services

Sous-direction «industries de santé, de la chimie et des nouveaux matériaux»

Bureau «matérieaux du futur et nouveaux procédés»

Le Bervil

12, rue Villiot

75572 Paris Cedex 12

FRANCE

Tél. + 33 153449026

Fax + 33 153449172

10.   Germany

Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA)

Frankfurter Str. 29-35

65760 Eschborn, Deutschland

Tel.: +49 6196-9080

Fax: +49 6196-908800

11.   Greece

Υπουργείο Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας & Ναυτιλίας

Γενική Διεύθυνση Διεθνούς Οικονομικής Πολιτικής

Διεύθυνση Καθεστώτων Εισαγωγών-Εξαγωγών, Εμπορικής Άμυνας

Κορνάρου 1

GR-105 63 Αθήνα

Τηλ. +(30 210) 328 6021-22

Φαξ +(30 210) 328 60 94

12.   Hungary

Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedélyezési Hivatal

Budapest

Németvölgyi út 37–39.

1124

MAGYARORSZÁG

Tel. +36 1458 5503

Fax + 36 1458 5814

E-mail: mkeh@mkeh.gov.hu

13.   Ireland

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Internal Market

Kildare Street

IRL-Dublin 2

Tel. (353 1) 631 21 21

Fax (353 1) 631 28 26

14.   Italy

Ministero dello Sviluppo economico

Dipartimento per l’impresa e l’internazionalizzazione

Direzione generale per la Politica commerciale internazionale

Divisione III — Politiche settoriali

Viale Boston, 25

I-00144 Roma

Tel. (39 06) 5964 7517, 5993 2202, 5993 2198

Fax (39 06) 5993 2263, 5993 2636

E-mail: polcom3@sviluppoeconomico.gov.it

15.   Latvia

Ekonomikas ministrija

Brīvības iela 55

LV-1519 Rīga

Tālr.: + 371 670 132 99/+ 371 670 132 48

Fakss: + 371 672 808 82

16.   Lithuania

Lietuvos Respublikos Ūkio ministerija

Gedimino pr. 38, Vasario 16-osios g. 2

LT-01104 Vilnius

Tel.: + 370 706 64 658/+ 370 706 64 808

Faks. + 370 706 64 762

17.   Luxembourg

Ministère de l’économie et du commerce

Office des licences

Boîte postale 113

2011 Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Tél. + 352 4782371

Fax + 352 466138

18.   Malta

Il-Ministeru tal-Finanzi, l-Ekonomija u l-Investiment

Id-Dipartiment tal-Kummerċ, Id-Direttorat tas-Servizzi Kummerċjali

Lascaris

Valletta VLT 2000

Malta

Tel. 00 356 256 90 202

Fax 00 356 212 37 112

19.   Netherlands

Belastingdienst/Douane

Centrale dienst voor in- en uitvoer

Kempkensberg 12

Postbus 30003

9700 RD Groningen

Tel. +31 881512122

Fax +31 881513182

20.   Poland

Ministerstwo Gospodarki

Pl. Trzech Krzyży 3/5

PL-00-950 Warszawa

Tel.: 0048/22/693 55 53

Faks: 0048/22/693 40 21

21.   Portugal

Ministério das Finanças

Direcção-Geral das Alfândegas e dos Impostos Especiais sobre o Consumo

Rua Terreiro do Trigo

Edifício da Alfândega

P-1149-060 LISBOA

Tel. (351-1) 218 814 263

Fax: (351-1) 218 814 261

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

22.   Romania

Ministerul Economiei,

Comerțului și Mediului de Afaceri

Direcția Generală Politici Comerciale

Str. Ion Câmpineanu, nr. 16

București, sector 1

Cod poștal 010036

Tel. +40 213150081

Fax +40 213150454

e-mail: clc@dce.gov.ro

23.   Slovakia

Ministerstvo hospodárstva SR

Oddelenie licencií

Mierová 19

SK-827 15 Bratislava

Tel.: +421 24854 2021 / +421 2 4854 7119

Fax: + 421 24342 3919

24.   Slovenia

Ministrstvo za finance

Carinska uprava Republike Slovenije

Carinski urad Jesenice

Center za TARIC in kvote

Spodnji plavž 6c

SLO-4270 Jesenice

Slovenija

Telefon: +386-4 2974470

Telefaks: +386-4 2974472

E-naslov: taric.cuje@gov.si

25.   Spain

Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Dirección General de Comercio e Inversiones

Paseo de la Castellana no 162

E-28046 Madrid

Tel. (34 91) 349 38 17 / 349 38 74

Fax (34 91) 349 38 31

E-mail: sgindustrial.sscc@comercio.mityc.es

26.   Sweden

National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)

Box 6803

113 86 Stockholm

Tfn +46 86904800

Fax +46 8306759

E-post: registrator@kommers.se

27.   United Kingdom

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Import Licensing Branch

Queensway House – West Precinct

Billingham

UK-TS23 2NF

Tel. (44-1642) 36 43 33

Fax (44-1642) 36 42 69

E-mail: enquiries.ilb@bis.gsi.gov.uk


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/65


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1324/2011

of 16 December 2011

derogating, for 2012, from Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008 opening and providing for the administration of Community tariff quotas for common wheat of a quality other than high quality from third countries

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Under Article 3(3) of 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 (2), subquota III for other third countries is divided into four quarterly subperiods, including subperiod 1 extending from 1 January to 31 March and covering a quantity of 594 597 tonnes and subperiod 2 extending from 1 April to 30 June and covering a quantity of 594 597 tonnes.

(2)

In view of the situation of the market, in order to promote a fluid supply of the EU market in cereals under subquota III for 2012, subperiod 1 and subperiod 2 should be merged into a single subperiod, covering the cumulative quantity for subperiods 1 and 2, namely 1 189 194 tonnes.

(3)

A derogation should therefore be made from Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008 for 2012.

(4)

In order to ensure effective management of the procedure for issuing import certificates from 1 January 2012, this Regulation must enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(5)

The Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its Chair,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

By way of derogation from Article 3(3)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008, for 2012, subperiod 1 shall extend from 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012, covering a quantity of 1 189 194 tonnes.

By way of derogation from Article 3(3)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1067/2008, subperiod 2 shall be eliminated for 2012.

Article 2

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

It shall apply until 30 June 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 290, 31.10.2008, p. 3.


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/66


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1325/2011

of 16 December 2011

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 143(b) in conjunction with Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (2) provides for the surveillance of the imports of the products listed in Annex XVIII thereto. That surveillance is to be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 308d of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (3).

(2)

For the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Agreement on Agriculture (4) concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in the light of the latest data available for 2008, 2009 and 2010, the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes should be adjusted.

(3)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

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

Annex XVIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 is hereby replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX XVIII

ADDITIONAL IMPORT DUTIES: TITLE IV, CHAPTER I, SECTION 2

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they stand at the time of the adoption of this Regulation.

Order number

CN code

Description

Trigger period

Trigger level (tonnes)

78.0015

0702 00 00

Tomatoes

From 1 October to 31 May

481 762

78.0020

From 1 June to 30 September

44 251

78.0065

0707 00 05

Cucumbers

From 1 May to 31 October

92 229

78.0075

From 1 November to 30 April

55 270

78.0085

0709 90 80

Artichokes

From 1 November to 30 June

11 620

78.0100

0709 90 70

Courgettes

From 1 January to 31 December

54 760

78.0110

0805 10 20

Oranges

From 1 December to 31 May

292 760

78.0120

0805 20 10

Clementines

From 1 November to end of February

85 392

78.0130

0805 20 30

0805 20 50

0805 20 70

0805 20 90

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

From 1 November to end of February

99 128

78.0155

0805 50 10

Lemons

From 1 June to 31 December

340 920

78.0160

From 1 January to 31 May

90 108

78.0170

0806 10 10

Table grapes

From 21 July to 20 November

80 588

78.0175

0808 10 80

Apples

From 1 January to 31 August

701 247

78.0180

From 1 September to 31 December

64 981

78.0220

0808 20 50

Pears

From 1 January to 30 April

230 148

78.0235

From 1 July to 31 December

35 573

78.0250

0809 10 00

Apricots

From 1 June to 31 July

5 794

78.0265

0809 20 95

Cherries, other than sour cherries

From 21 May to 10 August

30 783

78.0270

0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines

From 11 June to 30 September

5 613

78.0280

0809 40 05

Plums

From 11 June to 30 September

10 293’


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/68


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1326/2011

of 16 December 2011

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

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (2), and in particular Article 136(1) thereof,

Whereas:

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 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 XVI, Part A thereto,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The standard import values referred to in Article 136 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 are fixed in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 December 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

José Manuel SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, 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

AL

60,1

MA

69,2

TN

85,7

TR

109,2

ZZ

81,1

0707 00 05

TR

125,1

ZZ

125,1

0709 90 70

MA

43,8

TR

148,5

ZZ

96,2

0805 10 20

AR

40,2

BR

39,0

CL

30,5

MA

57,8

TR

51,6

ZA

54,5

ZZ

45,6

0805 20 10

MA

69,3

TR

79,7

ZZ

74,5

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

IL

87,9

TR

86,3

ZZ

87,1

0805 50 10

AR

52,9

TR

51,2

ZZ

52,1

0808 10 80

CA

109,9

CL

90,0

US

106,5

ZA

80,2

ZZ

96,7

0808 20 50

CN

42,7

ZZ

42,7


(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’.


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/70


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1327/2011

of 16 December 2011

on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quotas opened by Regulation (EC) No 533/2007 for poultrymeat

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 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 (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 533/2007 of 14 May 2007 opening and providing for the administration of tariff quotas in the poultrymeat sector (3), and in particular Article 5(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 533/2007 opened tariff quotas for imports of poultrymeat products.

(2)

The applications for import licences lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 relate, for some quotas, to quantities exceeding those available. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined by establishing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities requested,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The quantities for which import licence applications have been lodged under Regulation (EC) No 533/2007 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 shall be multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 December 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

José Manuel SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 125, 15.5.2007, p. 9.


ANNEX

Group No

Order No

Allocation coefficient for import licence applications lodged for the subperiod from 1.1.2012-31.3.2012

(%)

P1

09.4067

2,34745

P3

09.4069

0,396986


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/72


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1328/2011

of 16 December 2011

on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quotas opened by Regulation (EC) No 539/2007 for certain products in the egg sector and for egg albumin

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 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 (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 539/2007 of 15 May 2007 opening and providing for the administration of tariff quotas in the egg sector and for egg albumin (3), and in particular Article 5(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 539/2007 opened tariff quotas for imports of egg products and egg albumin.

(2)

The applications for import licences lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 relate, for some quotas, to quantities exceeding those available. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined by establishing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities requested,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The quantities for which import licence applications have been lodged under Regulation (EC) No 539/2007 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 shall be multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 December 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

José Manuel SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 128, 16.5.2007, p. 19.


ANNEX

Group No

Order No

Allocation coefficient for import licence applications lodged for the subperiod from 1.1.2012-31.3.2012

(%)

E2

09.4401

45,956039


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/74


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1329/2011

of 16 December 2011

on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 1385/2007 for poultrymeat

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 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 (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1385/2007 of 26 November 2007 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 774/94 as regards opening and providing for the administration of certain Community tariff quotas for poultrymeat (3), and in particular Article 5(6) thereof,

Whereas:

The applications for import licences lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 relate, for some quotas, to quantities exceeding those available. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined by establishing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities requested,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The quantities for which import licence applications have been lodged for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 under Regulation (EC) No 1385/2007 shall be multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 December 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

José Manuel SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 309, 27.11.2007, p. 47.


ANNEX

Group No

Order No

Allocation coefficient for import licence applications lodged for the subperiod from 1.1.2012-31.3.2012

(%)

1

09.4410

0,339444

3

09.4412

0,379075

4

09.4420

0,385208

6

09.4422

0,388953


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/76


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1330/2011

of 16 December 2011

on the issue of import licences for applications lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 under the tariff quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 1384/2007 for poultrymeat originating in Israel

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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 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 (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1384/2007 of 26 November 2007 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 2398/96 as regards opening and providing for the administration of certain quotas for imports into the Community of poultrymeat products originating in Israel (3), and in particular Article 5(5) thereof,

Whereas:

The applications for import licences lodged during the first seven days of December 2011 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 relate to quantities exceeding those available for licences under the quota with order number 09.4092. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined by establishing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities requested,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The quantities for which import licence applications have been lodged under Regulation (EC) No 1384/2007 for the subperiod from 1 January to 31 March 2012 shall be multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 17 December 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

José Manuel SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 309, 27.11.2007, p. 40.


ANNEX

Group No

Order No

Allocation coefficient for import licence applications lodged for the subperiod from 1.1.2012-31.3.2012

(%)

IL1

09.4092

77,639751


DECISIONS

17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/78


COUNCIL DECISION 2011/845/CFSP

of 16 December 2011

concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 and Article 31(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 17 November 2010, the Council adopted Decision 2010/694/CFSP concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians (1), which provided for an extension of the validity of their national permits for entry into, and stay in, the territory of the Member States referred to in Common Position 2002/400/CFSP of 21 May 2002 concerning the temporary reception by Member States of the European Union of certain Palestinians (2) for a further period of 12 months.

(2)

On the basis of an evaluation of the application of Common Position 2002/400/CFSP, the Council considers it appropriate that the validity of those permits be extended for a further period of 12 months,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Member States referred to in Article 2 of Common Position 2002/400/CFSP shall extend the validity of the national permits for entry and stay granted pursuant to Article 3 of that Common Position for a further period of 12 months.

Article 2

The Council shall evaluate the application of Common Position 2002/400/CFSP within six months of the adoption of this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

T. NALEWAJK


(1)  OJ L 303, 19.11.2010, p. 13.

(2)  OJ L 138, 28.5.2002, p. 33.


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/79


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION ATALANTA/5/2011

of 16 December 2011

amending Political and Security Committee Decision ATALANTA/2/2009 on the acceptance of third States’ contributions to the European Union military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (Atalanta) and Political and Security Committee Decision ATALANTA/3/2009 on the setting up of the Committee of Contributors for the European Union military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (Atalanta)

(2011/846/CFSP)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Joint Action 2008/851/CFSP of 10 November 2008 on a European Union military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Having regard to Political and Security Committee Decision Atalanta/2/2009 (2) and to Political and Security Committee Decision Atalanta/3/2009 (3), and the addendum thereto (4),

Whereas:

(1)

The EU Operation Commander held a Force Generation Conference on 16 December 2008.

(2)

Following the offer by Serbia to contribute to operation Atalanta, the recommendation by the EU Operation Commander and the advice by the European Union Military Committee (EUMC), the contribution from Serbia should be accepted.

(3)

In accordance with Article 5 of the Protocol (No 22) on the position of Denmark, annexed to the Treaty on the European Union and to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Denmark does not participate in the elaboration and implementation of decisions and actions of the Union which have defence implications,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Article 1 of Political and Security Committee Decision Atalanta/2/2009 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

Third States’ contributions

Following the Force Generation and Manning Conferences and the recommendations by the EU Operation Commander and the European Union Military Committee, the contributions from Norway, Croatia, Montenegro, Ukraine and Serbia shall be accepted for the EU military operation to contribute to the deterrence, prevention and repression of acts of piracy and armed robbery off the Somali coast (Atalanta).’.

Article 2

The Annex to Political and Security Committee Decision Atalanta/3/2009 is replaced by the text appearing in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

O. SKOOG


(1)  OJ L 301, 12.11.2008, p. 33.

(2)  OJ L 109, 30.4.2009, p. 52.

(3)  OJ L 112, 6.5.2009, p. 9.

(4)  OJ L 119, 14.5.2009, p. 40.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

LIST OF THIRD STATES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 2(1)

Norway,

Croatia,

Montenegro,

Ukraine,

Serbia.’


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/81


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2011/847/CFSP

of 16 December 2011

implementing Decision 2010/639/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2010/639/CFSP of 25 October 2010 concerning restrictive measures against Belarus (1), and in particular Article 4(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 25 October 2010, the Council adopted Decision 2010/639/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus.

(2)

In view of the gravity of the situation in Belarus, additional persons should be included in the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex IIIA to Decision 2010/639/CFSP.

(3)

Annex IIIA to Decision 2010/639/CFSP should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The persons listed in the Annex to this Decision shall be added to the list set out in Annex IIIA to Decision 2010/639/CFSP.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

T. NALEWAJK


(1)  OJ L 280, 26.10.2010, p. 18.


ANNEX

Persons referred to in Article 1

 

Names

Transcription of Belarusian spelling

Transcription of Russian spelling

Names

(Belarusian spelling)

Names

(Russian spelling)

Place and date of birth

Position

‘1.

Bandarenka Siarhei Uladzimiravich

Bondarenko Sergei Vladimirovich

Бандарэнка Сяргей Уладзiмiравiч

Бондаренко Сергей Владимирович

Address: Department of law of administration of Pervomaysky district Chornogo K. 5 office 417

Tel.: +375 17 2800264

Judge of the Pervomaiski District Court of Minsk. On 24 November 2011 he sentenced Ales Byalyatski, one of the most prominent human rights defenders, Chief of the Belarusian HR Centre “Vyasna”, Vice President of FIDH. The trial was conducted in a way that was a clear violation of the Code of Penal Procedure.

Byalyatski was active in defending and providing assistance to those who suffered from repression in relation with the 19 December 2010 elections and the crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition.

2.

Saikouski Uladzimir

Saikovski Vladimir

Сайкоўскi Уладзiмiр

Сайковский Владимир

Address: Department of law of administration of Pervomaysky district Chornogo K. 5 office 417

Tel.: +375 17 2800264

Public Prosecutor of the Pervomaiski District Court of Minsk. He dealt with the trial of Ales Byalyatski, one of the most prominent human rights defenders, Chief of the Belarusian HR Centre “Vyasna”, Vice President of FIDH. The accusation presented by the prosecutor in the trial had a clear and imminent political motivation and was a clear violation of the Code of Penal Procedure.

Byalyatski was active in defending and providing assistance to those who suffered from repression in relation with the 19 December 2010 elections and the crackdown on civil society and democratic opposition.’


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/83


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2011/848/CFSP

of 16 December 2011

implementing Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 31(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2010/788/CFSP of 20 December 2010 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1), and in particular Article 6 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 20 December 2010, the Council adopted Decision 2010/788/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(2)

On 12 October and 28 November 2011, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo updated the list of individuals and entities subject to restrictive measures.

(3)

The Annex to Decision 2010/788/CFSP should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The persons listed in the Annex to this Decision shall be added to the list set out in the Annex to Decision 2010/788/CFSP.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Council

The President

T. NALEWAJK


(1)  OJ L 336, 21.12.2010, p. 30.


ANNEX

Persons referred to in Article 1

Name

Alias

Date of birth/place of birth

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of designation

Jamil MUKULU

Professor Musharaf

Steven Alirabaki

David Kyagulanyi

Musezi Talengelanimiro

Mzee Tutu

Abdullah Junjuaka

Alilabaki Kyagulanyi

1965

Alternative date of birth: 1 January 1964

Ntoke Village

Ntenjeru Sub County

Kayunga District

Uganda

Ugandan

Head of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

Commander, Allied Democratic Forces

According to open-source and official reporting, including the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee’s Group of Experts’ reports, Jamil Mukulu is the military leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a foreign armed group operating in the DRC that impedes the disarmament and voluntary repatriation or resettlement of ADF combatants, as described in paragraph 4(b) of resolution 1857 (2008).

12.10.2011

Hussein Muhammad

Nicolas Luumu

Talengelanimiro

 

 

The UNSC DRC Sanction Committee’s Group of Experts has reported that Jamil Mukulu has provided leadership and material support to the ADF, an armed group operating in the territory of the DRC.

According to multiple sources including the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee’s Group of Experts’ reports, Jamil Mukulu has also continued to exercise influence over the policies, provided financing, and maintained direct command and control over the activities of ADF forces in the field, including overseeing links with international terrorist networks.

Ntabo Ntaberi SHEKA

 

4 April 1976

Walikale Territory

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese

Commander-in-Chief, Nduma Defence of Congo, Mayi Mayi Sheka group

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, Commander-in-Chief of the political branch of the Mayi Mayi Sheka, is the political leader of a Congolese armed group that impedes the disarmament, demobilisation, or reintegration of combatants. The Mayi Mayi Sheka is a Congo-based militia group that operates from bases in Walikale territory in eastern DRC.

The Mayi Mayi Sheka group has carried out attacks on mines in eastern DRC, including taking over the Bisiye mines and extorting from locals.

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka has also committed serious violations of international law involving the targeting of children. Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka planned and ordered a series of attacks in Walikale territory from 30 July to 2 August 2010, to punish local populations accused of collaborating with Congolese government forces. In the course of the attacks, children were raped and were abducted, subjected to forced labour and subjected to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. The Mayi Mayi Sheka militia group also forcibly recruits boys and holds children in their ranks from recruitment drives.

28.11.2011


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/85


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION EULEX/2/2011

of 16 December 2011

extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (1), EULEX KOSOVO

(2011/849/CFSP)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP of 4 February 2008 on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX KOSOVO (2), and in particular Article 12(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP, the Political and Security Committee (PSC) is authorised, in accordance with Article 38 of the Treaty, to take the relevant decisions for the purpose of exercising political control and strategic direction of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), including the decision to appoint a Head of Mission.

(2)

On 8 June 2010, the Council adopted Decision 2010/322/CFSP (3) extending the duration of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 June 2012.

(3)

By Decision 2010/431/CFSP (4), following a proposal by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR), the PSC appointed Mr Xavier BOUT DE MARNHAC as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO with effect from 15 October 2010.

(4)

By Decision 2011/688/CFSP (5), the PSC extended the mandate of Mr Xavier BOUT DE MARNHAC as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 December 2011.

(5)

On 9 December 2011, the HR proposed the extension of the mandate of Mr Xavier BOUT DE MARNHAC as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 June 2012,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The mandate of Mr Xavier BOUT DE MARNHAC as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO is hereby extended until 14 June 2012.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

It shall apply from 15 December 2011.

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2011.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

O. SKOOG


(1)  Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

(2)  OJ L 42, 16.2.2008, p. 92.

(3)  OJ L 145, 11.6.2010, p. 13.

(4)  OJ L 202, 4.8.2010, p. 10.

(5)  OJ L 270, 15.10.2011, p. 32.


17.12.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 335/86


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 12 December 2011

laying down rules for Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the reciprocal exchange of information and reporting on ambient air quality

(notified under document C(2011) 9068)

(2011/850/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air (1), and in particular Article 5(4) thereof,

Having regard to Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (2), and in particular Article 28(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2004/107/EC lays down target values to be met by a certain date, determines common methods and criteria for the assessment of the listed pollutants, lays down the information that needs to be transmitted to the Commission and ensures that adequate information on concentration levels of those pollutants is made available to the public. It requires that detailed arrangements for forwarding the ambient air quality information are adopted.

(2)

Directive 2008/50/EC establishes the framework for the assessment and management of ambient air quality. It provides that the information on ambient air quality and the timescales in which such information is to be made available by Member States are to be laid down for the reporting and the reciprocal exchange of information on air quality. It also requires that ways are identified to streamline how such information are reported and exchanged.

(3)

Council Decision 97/101/EC of 27 January 1997 establishing a reciprocal exchange of information and data from networks and individual stations measuring ambient air pollution within the Member States (3) lists the information on air quality which Member States are to provide in view of the reciprocal exchange.

(4)

Directive 2008/50/EC provides that Decision 97/101/EC is to be repealed with effect from the end of the second calendar year following the entry into force of the implementing measures on transmission of information and reporting. Accordingly, the provisions of Decision 97/101/EC should be reflected in this Decision.

(5)

The scope of this Decision covers the annual reporting on ambient air quality assessment and the submission of information on plans and programmes in relation to limit values for certain pollutants in ambient air currently covered by Commission Decision 2004/224/EC of 20 February 2004 laying down arrangements for the submission of information on plans or programmes required under Council Directive 96/62/EC in relation to limit values for certain pollutants in ambient air (4) and Commission Decision 2004/461/EC of 29 April 2004 laying down a questionnaire to be used for annual reporting on ambient air quality assessment under Council Directives 96/62/EC and 1999/30/EC and under Directives 2000/69/EC and 2002/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (5). Accordingly, in the interest of clarity and consistency of Union legislation, those Decisions should be repealed.

(6)

An Internet interface called the ambient air quality portal should be created by the Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, where Member States should make the air quality information available and where the public has access to the environmental information made available by Member States.

(7)

To streamline the amount of information made available by Member States, to maximise the usefulness of such information and to reduce the administrative burden, Member States should be required to make the information available in a standardised, machine-readable form. The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, should develop such a standardised machine-readable form in line with the requirements of Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) (6). It is of particular importance that the Commission carries out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level.

(8)

To reduce the administrative burden and the scope for errors, Member States should use an electronic, Internet-based tool accessible through the ambient air quality portal when making information available. That tool should be used to check the consistency of the information, the data quality and to aggregate the primary data. Where this Decision requires information to be made available in aggregate form, the tool should therefore undertake this aggregation. Member States should be able to use the tool independently from making available the ambient air quality information to the Commission to fulfil a reporting obligation or to exchange ambient air quality data.

(9)

The European Environment Agency should assist the Commission, as appropriate, with the management of the ambient air quality portal and the development of the tool for information consistency, data quality and aggregation of primary data. The European Environment Agency should in particular assist the Commission in the monitoring of the data repository, as well as the analysis relating to fulfilment by the Member States of their obligations under Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC.

(10)

It is necessary for the Member States and the Commission to collect, exchange and assess up-to-date air quality information in order to understand better the impacts of air pollution and develop appropriate policies. In order to facilitate the handling and comparison of up-to-date air quality information, the up-to-date information should be made available to the Commission in the same standardised form as validated data within a reasonable timeframe after it has been made available to the public.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Ambient Air Quality Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Decision establishes rules implementing Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC as regards:

(a)

Member States obligations to report on the assessment and management of ambient air quality;

(b)

Member States reciprocal exchange of information concerning networks and stations, and the measurements of air quality obtained from those stations that are selected by Member States for the purpose of reciprocal exchange from amongst existing stations.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Decision, and in addition to the definitions laid down in Article 2 of Directive 2004/107/EC, Article 3 of Directive 2007/2/EC, and Article 2 of and Annex VII to Directive 2008/50/EC, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘station’ means a location where measurements or samples are taken at one or more sampling points at the same site within an area of approximately 100 m2;

(2)

‘network’ means an organisational structure performing assessment of ambient air quality by measuring at one or more stations;

(3)

‘measurement configuration’ means the technical facilities used for the measurement of one pollutant or one of its compounds at a certain station;

(4)

‘measurement data’ means information on the concentration or deposition level of a specific pollutant obtained by measurements;

(5)

‘modelling data’ means information on the concentration or deposition level of a specific pollutant obtained through numerical simulation of physical reality;

(6)

‘objective estimation data’ means information on the concentration or deposition level of a specific pollutant obtained through expert analysis and may include use of statistical tools;

(7)

‘primary data’ means information on the concentration or deposition level of a specific pollutant at the highest time resolution considered in this Decision;

(8)

‘primary up-to-date assessment data’ means primary data collected with the frequency appropriate to each pollutant assessment method and made available to the public without delay;

(9)

‘ambient air quality portal’ means a webpage managed by the Commission assisted by the European Environment Agency, through which information related to the implementation of this Decision including the data repository is provided;

(10)

‘data repository’ means an information system, linked to the ambient air quality portal and managed by the European Environment Agency, containing air quality information and data made available through national data reporting and exchange nodes under the control of the Member States;

(11)

‘data type’ means a descriptor by which similar data to be used for different purposes is categorised as set out in Part A of Annex II to this Decision;

(12)

‘environmental objective’ means an ambient air quality objective to be attained within a given period, or where possible over a given period respectively or in the long term as laid down in Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC.

CHAPTER II

COMMON PROVISIONS ON THE PROCESS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION AND ON QUALITY CONTROL

Article 3

Ambient air quality portal and data repository

1.   The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, shall establish a data repository and make it accessible through the ambient air quality portal (hereinafter referred to as ‘the portal’).

2.   Member States shall make available the information used for reporting and reciprocal exchange of information to the data repository in accordance with Article 5.

3.   The European Environment Agency shall manage the data repository.

4.   The public shall have access to the data repository free of charge.

5.   Each Member State shall nominate a person or persons responsible for the delivery on its behalf to the data repository of each reported and exchanged information. Only nominated persons shall make available the information to be reported or exchanged.

6.   Each Member State shall communicate the name of the person or persons referred to in paragraph 5 to the Commission.

Article 4

Encoding of information

The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, shall on the portal make available to Member States the standardised machine-readable description of how to encode the information required by this Decision.

Article 5

Procedure for making information available

1.   Member States shall make available to the data repository the information required by this Decision in accordance with the data requirements set out in Part A of Annex I. That information shall be automatically processed by an electronic tool.

2.   The tool referred to in paragraph 1 shall be used to perform the following functions:

(a)

a consistency check of the information which is to be made available;

(b)

a check of the primary data relative to the specific data quality objectives specified in Annex IV to Directive 2004/107/EC and Annex I to Directive 2008/50/EC;

(c)

the aggregation of primary data according to the rules set out in Annex I to this Decision and Annexes VII and XI to Directive 2008/50/EC.

3.   Where aggregated data is to be made available pursuant to Articles 6 to 14, they shall be generated by the tool referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.

4.   The Commission shall acknowledge the receipt of the information.

5.   In case a Member State wants to update information, it shall describe the differences between the updated and original information and the reasons for the update when making the updated information available in the data repository.

The Commission shall acknowledge the receipt of the updated information. After that acknowledgment, the updated information shall be considered as the official information.

CHAPTER III

MAKING AVAILABLE MEMBER STATES’ INFORMATION ON AMBIENT AIR QUALITY

Article 6

Zones and agglomerations

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part B of Annex II to this Decision on the delimitation and type of zones and agglomerations established in accordance with Article 3 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Article 4 of Directive 2008/50/EC and in which the assessment and management of air quality is to be carried out in the following calendar year.

For zones and agglomerations to which an exemption or a postponement applies pursuant to Article 22 of Directive 2008/50/EC, the information made available shall include an indication thereof.

2.   Member States shall make the information referred to in paragraph 1 available to the Commission no later than 31 December of each calendar year. Member States may indicate that there have been no changes to the information previously made available.

3.   Where changes are made to the delimitation and type of zones and agglomerations, the Member States shall inform the Commission thereof no later than 9 months after the end of the calendar year the changes were made.

Article 7

Assessment regime

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part C of Annex II on the assessment regime to be applied in the following calendar year for each pollutant within individual zones and agglomerations in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Articles 5 and 9 of Directive 2008/50/EC.

2.   Member States shall make the information referred to in paragraph 1 available to the Commission no later than 31 December of each calendar year. Member States may indicate that there have been no changes to the information previously made available.

Article 8

Methods for the demonstration and subtraction of exceedances attributable to natural sources or to winter-sanding or -salting

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part D of Annex II on the methods used for the demonstration and subtraction of exceedances attributable to natural sources or to winter-sanding or -salting applied within individual zones and agglomerations according to Articles 20 and 21 of Directive 2008/50/EC.

2.   Member States shall make the information referred to in paragraph 1 available to the Commission for a full calendar year no later than 9 months after the end of each calendar year.

Article 9

Assessment methods

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part D of Annex II on the quality and traceability of the assessment methods applied.

2.   Member States shall make the information referred to in paragraph 1 available to the Commission for a full calendar year no later than 9 months after the end of each calendar year.

3.   Where in a particular zone or agglomeration fixed measurement is mandatory according to Article 4 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Articles 6 and 9 and Article 10(6) of Directive 2008/50/EC, the information shall include at least the following:

(a)

the measurement configuration;

(b)

the demonstration of equivalence where a non-reference method is used;

(c)

the sampling point location, its description and classification;

(d)

the documentation of data quality.

4.   Where in a particular zone or agglomeration indicative measurement is applied in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Articles 6 and 9 and Article 10(6) of Directive 2008/50/EC, the information shall include at least the following:

(a)

the measurement method applied;

(b)

the sampling points and the coverage area;

(c)

the validation method;

(d)

the documentation of data quality.

5.   Where in a particular zone or agglomeration modelling techniques are applied in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Articles 6 and 9 of Directive 2008/50/EC, the information shall include at least the following:

(a)

the description of the modelling system and its inputs;

(b)

the model validation through measurements;

(c)

the coverage area;

(d)

the documentation of data quality.

6.   Where in a particular zone or agglomeration objective estimation is applied in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2004/107/EC and Articles 6 and 9 of Directive 2008/50/EC, the information shall include at least the following:

(a)

the description of the estimation method;

(b)

the documentation of data quality.

7.   Member States shall also make available the information set out in Part D of Annex II on the quality and traceability of the assessment methods applied, for the networks and stations selected by the Member States for the purpose of the reciprocal exchange of information as referred to in point (b) of Article 1 for the pollutants listed in Part B of Annex I and where available for the additional pollutants listed in Part C of Annex I and for the additional pollutants listed on the portal for that purpose. Paragraphs 1 to 6 of this Article shall apply to the exchanged information.

Article 10

Primary validated assessment data and primary up-to-date assessment data

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part E of Annex II on primary validated assessment data for all sampling points where measurement data is collected for the purpose of the assessment as indicated by Member States according to Article 9 for the pollutants listed in Parts B and C of Annex I.

Where in a particular zone or agglomeration modelling techniques are applied, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part E of Annex II at the highest time resolution available.

2.   The primary validated assessment data shall be made available to the Commission for a full calendar year as complete time series no later than 9 months after the end of each calendar year.

3.   Member States shall, where they make use of the possibility provided for in Articles 20(2) and 21(3) of Directive 2008/50/EC, make available information on the quantification of the contribution from natural sources pursuant to Article 20(1) of Directive 2008/50/EC or from the winter-sanding or -salting of roads pursuant to Article 21(1) and (2) of Directive 2008/50/EC.

The information shall include:

(a)

the spatial extent of the subtraction;

(b)

the quantity of the primary validated assessment data made available according to paragraph 1 of this Article that can be attributed to natural sources or winter-sanding or -salting;

(c)

the results of the application of the methods reported according to Article 8.

4.   Member States shall also make available the information set out in Part E of Annex II on primary up-to-date assessment data for the networks and stations selected by the Member States for the specific purpose of making available up-to-date information amongst the networks and stations selected by the Member States for the purpose of the reciprocal exchange of information as referred to in point (b) of Article 1 for the pollutants listed in Part B of Annex I and where available for the additional pollutants listed in Part C of Annex I and for the additional pollutants listed on the portal for that purpose.

5.   Member States shall also make available the information set out in Part E of Annex II on primary validated assessment data for the networks and stations selected by the Member States for the purpose of the reciprocal exchange of information as referred to in point (b) of Article 1 for the pollutants listed in Part B of Annex I and where available for the additional pollutants listed in Part C of Annex I and for the additional pollutants listed on the portal for that purpose. Paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article shall apply to the exchanged information.

6.   The primary up-to-date assessment data pursuant to paragraph 4 shall be made available to the Commission on a provisional basis with the frequency appropriate to each pollutant assessment method and within a reasonable timeframe after the data has been made available to the public according to Article 26 of Directive 2008/50/EC, for the pollutants specified for that purpose in Part B of Annex I to this Decision.

The information shall include:

(a)

assessed concentration levels;

(b)

a status indication on the quality control.

7.   The primary up-to-date information made available pursuant to paragraph 4 shall be coherent with the information made available pursuant to Articles 6, 7 and 9.

8.   Member States may update the primary up-to-date assessment data made available pursuant to paragraph 4 following further quality control. The updated information shall replace the original information and its status shall be clearly indicated.

Article 11

Aggregated validated assessment data

1.   The tool referred to in Article 5(1) shall generate the information set out in Part F of Annex II on aggregated validated assessment data, on the basis of the information made available by Member States on primary validated assessment data according to Article 10.

2.   For pollutants with mandatory monitoring requirements, the information generated by the tool shall consist of aggregated measured concentration levels for all sampling points on which the Member States shall make information available pursuant to Article 9(3)(c).

3.   For pollutants with defined environmental objectives, the information generated by the tool shall consist of the concentration levels expressed in the metric associated with the defined environmental objective set out in Part B of Annex I and shall include:

(a)

the annual average, where an annual average target or limit value is defined;

(b)

the total hours in exceedance where an hourly limit value is defined;

(c)

the total days in exceedance where a daily limit value is defined, or the percentile 90,4 for PM10 in the particular case when random measurements are applied instead of continuous measurements;

(d)

the total days in exceedance where a maximum daily eight-hour mean target or limit value is defined;

(e)

the AOT40 as defined in Part A of Annex VII to Directive 2008/50/EC in case of the ozone target value for the protection of vegetation;

(f)

the Average Exposure Indicator in case of the PM2,5 exposure reduction target and the exposure concentration obligation.

Article 12

Attainment of environmental objectives

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part G of Annex II on the attainment of environmental objectives set by Directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC.

2.   The information referred to in paragraph 1 shall be made available to the Commission for a full calendar year no later than 9 months after the end of each calendar year.

The information shall include the following:

(a)

a declaration of attainment of all environmental objectives in each specific zone or agglomeration, including information on the exceedance of any applicable margin of tolerance;

(b)

where relevant, a declaration that the exceedance in the zone is attributable to natural sources;

(c)

where relevant, a declaration that the exceedance of a PM10 air quality objective in the zone or agglomeration is due to the re-suspension of particulate matter following the winter-sanding or -salting of roads;

(d)

information on the attainment of the PM2,5 exposure concentration obligation.

3.   Where an exceedance has occurred, the information made available shall also include information on the area of exceedance and the number of people exposed.

4.   The information made available shall be coherent with the zone delimitation made available pursuant to Article 6 for the same calendar year and the aggregated validated assessment data made available pursuant to Article 11.

Article 13

Air quality plans

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Parts H, I, J and K of Annex II to this Decision on air quality plans as required by Article 23 of Directive 2008/50/EC including:

(a)

the mandatory elements of the air quality plan as listed pursuant to Article 23 of Directive 2008/50/EC in Section A of Annex XV to Directive 2008/50/EC;

(b)

references to where the public can have access to regularly updated information on the implementation of the air quality plans.

2.   The information shall be made available to the Commission without delay, and no later than 2 years after the end of the calendar year in which the first exceedance was observed.

Article 14

Measures to comply with the target values of Directive 2004/107/EC

1.   In accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 5 of this Decision, Member States shall make available the information set out in Part K of Annex II to this Decision on measures taken to comply with the target values as required pursuant to Article 5(2) of Directive 2004/107/EC.

2.   The information shall be made available to the Commission no later than 2 years after the end of the year in which the exceedance triggering the measure was observed.

CHAPTER IV

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 15

Repeal

Decisions 2004/224/EC and 2004/461/EC are repealed with effect from 1 January 2014.

Article 16

Applicability

1.   This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2014.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1 of this Article, Member States shall make available the information required pursuant to Articles 6 and 7 for the first time no later than 31 December 2013.

Article 17

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 12 December 2011.

For the Commission

Janez POTOČNIK

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 23, 26.1.2005, p. 3.

(2)  OJ L 152, 11.6.2008, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 35, 5.2.1997, p. 14.

(4)  OJ L 68, 6.3.2004, p. 27.

(5)  OJ L 156, 30.4.2004, p. 78.

(6)  OJ L 108, 25.4.2007, p. 1.


ANNEX I

(A)   Data requirements

(1)   Reporting of time

All time references shall be made available in accordance with the ISO standard 8601:2004(E) using the extended format (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss ± hh:mm) that includes the information on difference from UTC.

The time stamp refers to the end of the measurement period.

(2)   Number of digits and rounding

Data should be made available with the same number of digits as they are used in the monitoring network.

Rounding has to be the very last step of any calculation, i.e. immediately before comparing the result with the environmental objective and has to be done only once. By default the system will perform rounding of the data made available where appropriate following the commercial rounding rules.

(3)   Equivalence

When more than one assessment method is used at a specific location, data should be supplied using the assessment method exhibiting the lowest uncertainty at that specific location.

(4)   Standardisation

The provisions set out in Part IV of Annex IV to Directive 2004/107/EC and Part C of Annex VI to Directive 2008/50/EC should apply to the reciprocal exchange of information.

(5)   Provisions for PM2,5

Limit values plus margin of tolerance

For PM2,5, in accordance with Part E of Annex XIV to Directive 2008/50/EC, the following sum of limit value (LV) + margin of tolerance (MOT) shall apply in the respective years mentioned below:

Year

LV + MOT

2008

30

2009

29

2010

29

2011

28

2012

27

2013

26

2014

26

2015

25

Calculation of the Average Exposure Indicator (AEI) in accordance with Part A of Annex XIV to Directive 2008/50/EC

Calculation is made for each individual year, calculating PM2,5 annual means for each of the selected sampling points. The selection of the sampling points has to be evident from the appropriate information made available.

Valid annual means complying with the data quality objectives are averaged over all designated AEI sites of the Member State to obtain an annual average.

The procedure is repeated for each of the 3 years, and the three annual averages are then averaged to obtain the AEI.

The AEI shall be made available annually as a three-year running mean. In case of a need to update any of the data that could directly or indirectly (through selection of sampling point) influence the AEI, the complete update of all affected information is necessary.

(B)   Environmental objectives and reporting metrics

Formula

Protection target

Environmental Objective type (Code (1))

Averaging period of assessments

Reporting metric of environmental objective

Numerical values of the environmental objective

(allowed number of exceedances)

Pollutants for which up-to-date and validated data have to be reported

NO2

Health

LV

1 hour

Hours in exceedance in a calendar year

200 μg/m3 (18)

LVMT

LV

1 calendar year

Annual average

40 μg/m3

LVMT

ALT

1 hour

Three consecutive hours in exceedance (at locations representative of air quality over at least 100 km2 or an entire zone or agglomeration, which ever is smaller)

400 μg/m3

NOx

Vegetation

CL

1 calendar year

Annual average

30 μg/m3

PM10

Health

LV

1 day

Days in exceedance in a calendar year

50 μg/m3 (35)

Percentile of 90,4

LV

1 calendar year

Annual average

40 μg/m3

WSS (2)

1 day

Deducted days in exceedance in a calendar year

n.a.

1 calendar year

Deduction of annual average

n.a.

NAT (2)

1 day

Deducted days in exceedance in a calendar year

n.a.

1 calendar year

Deduction of the annual average

n.a.

PM2,5

Health

ECO

3 subsequent calendar years

Average Exposure Indicator (calculation see Directive 2008/50/EC)

20 μg/m3

ERT

in accordance with Annex XIV, Part B to Directive 2008/50/EC

TV

1 calendar year

Annual average

25 μg/m3

LV

LVMT

SO2

Health

LV

1 hour