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Volume 55
26 September 2012


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 874/2012 of 12 July 2012 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires ( 1 )

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Commission Regulation (EU) No 875/2012 of 25 September 2012 initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China by imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, and making such imports subject to registration

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 876/2012 of 25 September 2012 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 877/2012 of 25 September 2012 amending the representative prices and additional import duties for certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 971/2011 for the 2011/12 marketing year

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DECISIONS

 

 

2012/517/EU

 

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Council Decision of 24 September 2012 appointing an Italian alternate member of the Committee of the Regions

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2012/518/EU

 

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Council Decision of 24 September 2012 appointing two Cyprus members and three Cyprus alternate members of the Committee of the Regions

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2012/519/EU

 

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Council Decision of 24 September 2012 appointing two Polish alternate members of the Committee of the Regions

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2012/520/EU

 

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Council Decision of 24 September 2012 appointing an Italian alternate member of the Committee of the Regions

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance

EN

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

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


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/1


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 874/2012

of 12 July 2012

supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2010/30/EU requires the Commission to adopt delegated acts as regards the labelling of energy-related products having significant potential for energy savings and a wide disparity in performance levels with equivalent functionality.

(2)

Provisions on the energy labelling of household lamps were established by Commission Directive 98/11/EC (2).

(3)

The electricity used by electrical lamps accounts for a significant share of total electricity demand in the Union. In addition to the energy efficiency improvements already achieved, the scope for further reducing the energy consumption of electrical lamps is substantial.

(4)

Directive 98/11/EC should be repealed and new provisions should be set out in this Regulation in order to ensure that the energy label provides dynamic incentives for suppliers further to improve the energy efficiency of electrical lamps and to speed up the market shift towards energy-efficient technologies. The scope of Directive 98/11/EC is limited to certain technologies within the category of household lamps. In order to use the label to improve the energy efficiency of other lamp technologies, including in professional lighting, this Regulation should also cover directional lamps, extra low voltage lamps, light-emitting diodes, and lamps used predominantly in professional lighting, such as high-intensity discharge lamps.

(5)

Luminaires are often sold with incorporated or accompanying lamps. This Regulation should ensure that consumers are informed about the compatibility of the luminaire with energy-saving lamps and about the energy efficiency of the lamps included with the luminaire. At the same time, this Regulation should not impose a disproportionate administrative burden on luminaire manufacturers and retailers, nor should it discriminate between luminaires as regards the obligation to provide consumers with information on energy efficiency.

(6)

The information provided on the label should be obtained through reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement procedures, which take into account the recognised state-of-the-art measurement methods including, where available, harmonised standards adopted by the European standardisation bodies, as listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (3).

(7)

This Regulation should specify a uniform design and content for the label for electrical lamps and luminaires.

(8)

In addition, this Regulation should specify requirements for the technical documentation of electrical lamps and luminaires and for the fiche of electrical lamps.

(9)

Moreover, this Regulation should specify requirements for the information to be provided for any form of distance selling, advertisements and technical promotional materials for electrical lamps and luminaires.

(10)

It is appropriate to provide for a review of the provisions of this Regulation taking into account technological progress.

(11)

In order to facilitate the transition from Directive 98/11/EC to this Regulation, household lamps labelled in accordance with this Regulation should be considered compliant with Directive 98/11/EC.

(12)

Directive 98/11/EC should therefore be repealed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject matter and scope

1.   This Regulation establishes requirements for labelling of and providing supplementary product information on electrical lamps such as:

(a)

filament lamps;

(b)

fluorescent lamps;

(c)

high-intensity discharge lamps;

(d)

LED lamps and LED modules.

This Regulation also establishes requirements for labelling luminaires designed to operate such lamps and marketed to end users, including when they are integrated into other products that are not dependent on energy input in fulfilling their primary purpose during use (such as furniture).

2.   The following products shall be excluded from the scope of this Regulation:

(a)

lamps and LED modules with a luminous flux of less than 30 lumens;

(b)

lamps and LED modules marketed for operation with batteries;

(c)

lamps and LED modules marketed for applications where their primary purpose is not lighting, such as:

(i)

emission of light as an agent in chemical or biological processes (such as polimerisation, photodynamic therapy, horticulture, petcare, anti-insect products);

(ii)

image capture and image projection (such as camera flashlights, photocopiers, video projectors);

(iii)

heating (such as infrared lamps);

(iv)

signalling (such as airfield lamps).

These lamps and LED modules are not excluded when they are marketed for lighting;

(d)

lamps and LED modules marketed as part of a luminaire and not intended to be removed by the end-user, except when they are offered for sale, hire or hire purchase or displayed separately to the end user, for example as spare parts;

(e)

lamps and LED modules marketed as part of a product whose primary purpose is not lighting. However, if they are offered for sale, hire or hire purchase or displayed separately, for example as spare parts, they shall be included within the scope of this Regulation;

(f)

lamps and LED modules that do not comply with requirements becoming applicable in 2013 and 2014 according to Regulations implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (4);

(g)

luminaires that are designed to operate exclusively with the lamps and LED modules listed in points (a) to (c).

Article 2

Definitions

In addition to the definitions laid down in Article 2 of Directive 2010/30/EU, the following definitions shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation:

(1)

‘Light source’ means a surface or object designed to emit mainly visible optical radiation produced by a transformation of energy. The term ‘visible’ refers to a wavelength of 380-780 nm;

(2)

‘Lighting’ means the application of light to a scene, objects or their surroundings so that they may be seen by humans;

(3)

‘Accent lighting’ means a form of lighting where light is directed so as to highlight an object or a part of an area;

(4)

‘Lamp’ means a unit whose performance can be assessed independently and which consists of one or more light sources. It may include additional components necessary for starting, power supply or stable operation of the unit or for distributing, filtering or transforming the optical radiation, in cases where those components cannot be removed without permanently damaging the unit;

(5)

‘Lamp cap’ means that part of a lamp which provides connection to the electrical supply by means of a lamp holder or lamp connector and may also serve to retain the lamp in the lamp holder;

(6)

‘Lamp holder’ or ‘socket’ means a device which holds the lamp in position, usually by having the cap inserted in it, in which case it also provides the means of connecting the lamp to the electric supply;

(7)

‘Directional lamp’ means a lamp having at least 80 % light output within a solid angle of π sr (corresponding to a cone with angle of 120°);

(8)

‘Non-directional lamp’ means a lamp that is not a directional lamp;

(9)

‘Filament lamp’ means a lamp in which light is produced by means of a threadlike conductor which is heated to incandescence by the passage of an electric current. The lamp may contain gases influencing the process of incandescence;

(10)

‘Incandescent lamp’ means a filament lamp in which the filament operates in an evacuated bulb or is surrounded by inert gas;

(11)

‘(Tungsten) halogen lamp’ means a filament lamp in which the filament is made of tungsten and is surrounded by gas containing halogens or halogen compounds. They may be supplied with an integrated power supply;

(12)

‘Discharge lamp’ means a lamp in which the light is produced, directly or indirectly, by an electric discharge through a gas, a metal vapour or a mixture of several gases and vapours;

(13)

‘Fluorescent lamp’ means a discharge lamp of the low pressure mercury type in which most of the light is emitted by one or more layers of phosphors excited by the ultraviolet radiation from the discharge. Fluorescent lamps may be supplied with an integrated ballast;

(14)

‘Fluorescent lamp without integrated ballast’ means a single- or double-capped fluorescent lamp without integrated ballast;

(15)

‘High-intensity discharge lamp’ means an electric discharge lamp in which the light producing arc is stabilised by wall temperature and the arc has a bulb wall loading in excess of 3 watts per square centimetre;

(16)

‘Light-emitting diode (LED)’ means a light source which consists of a solid state device embodying a p-n junction. The junction emits optical radiation when excited by an electric current;

(17)

‘LED package’ means an assembly having one or more LED(s). The assembly may include an optical element and thermal, mechanical and electrical interfaces;

(18)

‘LED module’ means an assembly having no cap and incorporating one or more LED packages on a printed circuit board. The assembly may have electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal components, interfaces and control gear;

(19)

‘LED lamp’ means a lamp incorporating one or more LED modules. The lamp may be equipped with a cap;

(20)

‘Lamp control gear’ means a device located between the electrical supply and one or more lamps, which provides a functionality related to the operation of the lamp(s), such as transforming the supply voltage, limiting the current of the lamp(s) to the required value, providing a starting voltage and preheating current, preventing cold starting, correcting the power factor or reducing radio interference. The device may be designed to connect to other lamp control gear to perform these functions. The term does not include:

control devices,

power supplies converting the mains voltage to another supply voltage that are designed to supply in the same installation both lighting products and products whose primary purpose is not lighting;

(21)

‘Control device’ means an electronic or mechanical device controlling or monitoring the luminous flux of the lamp by other means than power conversion for the lamp, such as timer switches, occupancy sensors, light sensors and daylight regulation devices. In addition, phase cut dimmers shall also be considered as control devices;

(22)

‘External lamp control gear’ means non-integrated lamp control gear designed to be installed outside the enclosure of a lamp or luminaire, or to be removed from the enclosure without permanently damaging the lamp or the luminaire;

(23)

‘Ballast’ means lamp control gear inserted between the supply and one or more discharge lamps which by means of inductance, capacitance or a combination of inductance and capacitance, serves mainly to limit the current of the lamp(s) to the required value;

(24)

‘Halogen lamp control gear’ means lamp control gear that transforms mains voltage to extra low voltage for halogen lamps;

(25)

‘Compact fluorescent lamp’ means a fluorescent lamp that includes all the components necessary for starting and stable operation of the lamp;

(26)

‘Luminaire’ means an apparatus which distributes, filters or transforms the light transmitted from one or more lamps and which includes all the parts necessary for supporting, fixing and protecting the lamps and, where necessary, circuit auxiliaries together with the means for connecting them to the electric supply;

(27)

‘Point of sale’ means a physical location where the product is displayed or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase to the end-user;

(28)

‘End-user’ means a natural person buying or expected to buy an electrical lamp or luminaire for purposes which are outside his trade, business, craft or profession;

(29)

‘Final owner’ means the person or entity owning a product during the use phase of its life cycle, or any person or entity acting on behalf of such a person or entity.

Article 3

Responsibilities of suppliers

1.   Suppliers of electrical lamps placed on the market as individual products shall ensure that:

(a)

a product fiche, as set out in Annex II, is made available;

(b)

the technical documentation as set out in Annex III is made available on request to the authorities of the Member States and to the Commission;

(c)

any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific lamp states the energy efficiency class;

(d)

any technical promotional material concerning a specific lamp which describes its specific technical parameters states the energy efficiency class of that lamp;

(e)

if the lamp is intended to be marketed through a point of sale, a label produced in the format and containing information as set out in Annex I.1 is placed or printed on, or attached to, the outside of the individual packaging, and the packaging displays the nominal power of the lamp outside the label.

2.   Suppliers of luminaires intended to be marketed to end-users shall ensure that:

(a)

the technical documentation as set out in Annex III is made available on request to the authorities of the Member States and to the Commission;

(b)

the information contained in the label according to Annex I.2 is provided in the following situations:

(i)

in any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific luminaire;

(ii)

in any technical promotional material concerning a specific lamp which describes its specific technical parameters.

In these cases the information may be provided in formats other than the one set out in Annex I.2, such as fully textual;

(c)

if the luminaire is intended to be marketed through a point of sale, a label produced in the format and containing information as set out in Annex I is made available free of charge to dealers in electronic or paper format. If the supplier chooses a delivery system in which labels are provided only on request from dealers, the supplier shall promptly deliver the labels on request;

(d)

if the luminaire is placed on the market in a packaging for end-users that includes electrical lamps which the end-user can replace in the luminaire, the original packaging of those lamps is included in the luminaire’s packaging. If not, then the outside or inside of the luminaire packaging must present, in some other form, the information given on the lamps’ original packaging and required by this Regulation and by Commission regulations setting ecodesign requirements for lamps pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Suppliers of luminaires intended to be marketed through a point of sale who provide information under this Regulation shall be considered to have fulfilled their responsibilities as distributors with respect to the product information requirements for lamps laid down in Commission regulations setting ecodesign requirements for lamps pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Article 4

Responsibilities of dealers

1.   Dealers of electrical lamps shall ensure that:

(a)

each model offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase where the final owner cannot be expected to see the product displayed is marketed with the information to be provided by suppliers in accordance with Annex IV;

(b)

any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific model states the energy efficiency class;

(c)

any technical promotional material concerning a specific model which describes its specific technical parameters states the energy efficiency class of that model.

2.   Dealers of luminaires marketed to end-users shall ensure that:

(a)

the information contained in the label in accordance with Annex I.2 is provided in the following situations:

(i)

in any advertisement, formal price quote or tender offer disclosing energy-related or price information for a specific luminaire;

(ii)

in any technical promotional material concerning a specific luminaire which describes its specific technical parameters.

In these cases the information may be provided in formats other than the one set out in Annex I.2, such as fully textual;

(b)

each model presented at a point of sale is accompanied by the label as set out in Annex I.2. The label shall be displayed in one or both of the following ways:

(i)

in proximity to the displayed luminaire, so as to be clearly visible and identifiable as the label belonging to the model, without having to read the brand name and model number on the label;

(ii)

clearly accompanying the most directly-visible information about the displayed luminaire (such as price or technical information) in the point of sale;

(c)

if the luminaire is sold in a packaging for end-users that includes electrical lamps which the end-user can replace in the luminaire, the original packaging of those lamps is included in the luminaire’s packaging. If not, then the outside or inside of the luminaire packaging must present, in some other form, the information given on the lamps’ original packaging and required by this Regulation and by Commission regulations setting ecodesign requirements for lamps pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.

Article 5

Measurement methods

The information to be provided under Articles 3 and 4 shall be obtained by reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement procedures, which take into account the recognised state-of-the-art measurement methods, as set out in Annex V.

Article 6

Verification procedure for market surveillance purposes

Member States shall apply the procedure laid down in Annex V when assessing the conformity of the declared energy efficiency class and energy consumption.

Article 7

Revision

The Commission shall review this Regulation in the light of technological progress no later than three years after its entry into force. The review shall in particular assess the verification tolerances set out in Annex V.

Article 8

Repeal

Directive 98/11/EC shall be repealed with effect from 1 September 2013.

References to Directive 98/11/EC shall be construed as references to this Regulation. References to Annex IV to Directive 98/11/EC shall be construed as references to Annex VI to this Regulation.

Article 9

Transitional provisions

1.   Articles 3(2) and 4(2) shall not apply to luminaires before 1 March 2014.

2.   Article 3(1)(c-d) and Article 4(1)(a-c) shall not apply to printed advertisements and printed technical promotional material published before 1 March 2014.

3.   Lamps referred to in Article 1(1) and (2) of Directive 98/11/EC placed on the market before 1 September 2013 shall comply with the provisions set out in Directive 98/11/EC.

4.   Lamps referred to in Article 1(1) and (2) of Directive 98/11/EC which comply with the provisions of this Regulation and which are placed on the market or offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase before 1 September 2013 shall be regarded as complying with the requirements of Directive 98/11/EC.

Article 10

Entry into force and application

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

2.   It shall apply from 1 September 2013, except in the cases listed in Article 9.

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

Done at Brussels, 12 July 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 153, 18.6.2010, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 71, 10.3.1998, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 204, 21.7.1998, p. 37.

(4)  OJ L 285, 31.10.2009, p. 10.


ANNEX I

Label

1.   LABEL FOR ELECTRICAL LAMPS PRESENTED AT A POINT OF SALE

(1)

The label shall be as in the following illustration if it is not printed on the packaging:

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(2)

The following information shall be included on the label:

I.

supplier’s name or trade mark;

II.

supplier’s model identifier, meaning the code, usually alphanumeric, which distinguishes a specific lamp model from other models with the same trade mark or supplier’s name;

III.

the energy efficiency class determined in accordance with Annex VI; the head of the arrow containing the energy efficiency class of the lamp shall be placed at the same height as the head of the arrow of the relevant energy efficiency class;

IV.

weighted energy consumption (EC ) in kWh per 1 000 hours, calculated and rounded up to the nearest integer in accordance with Annex VII.

(3)

If the label is printed on the packaging and the information specified in point (2)(I), (II) and (IV) is included elsewhere on the packaging, that information may be omitted from the label. The label shall then be chosen from the following illustrations:

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(4)

The design of the label shall be as follows:

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where:

(a)

the size specifications in the figure above and in point (d) apply to a lamp label 36 mm wide and 75 mm high. If the label is printed in a different format, its content must nevertheless remain proportionate to the specifications above.

The label version specified in points (1) and (2) must be at least 36 mm wide and 75 mm high, and the versions specified in point (3) must be, respectively, at least 36 mm wide and 68 mm high and at least 36 mm wide and 62 mm high. If no side of the packaging is large enough to contain the label and its blank border or if this would cover more than 50 % of the surface area of the largest side, the label and border may be reduced, but by no more than is required to meet both these conditions. However, in no case may the label be reduced to less than 40 % (by height) of its standard size. If the packaging is too small to take such a reduced label, a 36 mm wide and 75 mm high label must be attached to the lamp or the packaging;

(b)

the background shall be white for both the multicoloured and the monochrome versions of the label;

(c)

for the multicoloured version of the label, the colours shall be CMYK — cyan, magenta, yellow and black, following this example: 00-70-X-00: 0 % cyan, 70 % magenta, 100 % yellow, 0 % black;

(d)

the label shall meet all the following requirements (numbers refer to the figure above; colour specifications apply only to the multicoloured version of the label):

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Border stroke: 2 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — round corners: 1 mm.

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EU logo — colours: X-80-00-00 and 00-00-X-00.

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Energy logo: colour: X-00-00-00. Pictogram as depicted: EU logo and energy logo (combined): width: 30 mm, height: 9 mm.

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Sub-logos border: 1 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — length: 30 mm.

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A++-E scale

Arrow: height: 5 mm, gap: 0,8 mm — colours:

Highest class: X-00-X-00,

Second class: 70-00-X-00,

Third class: 30-00-X-00,

Fourth class: 00-00-X-00,

Fifth class: 00-30-X-00,

Sixth class: 00-70-X-00,

Last class: 00-X-X-00.

Text: Calibri bold 15 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 15 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.

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Energy efficiency class

Arrow: width: 11,2 mm, height: 7 mm, 100 % black.

Text: Calibri bold 20 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 20 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.

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Weighted energy consumption

Value: Calibri bold 16 pt, 100 % black; and Calibri regular 9 pt, 100 % black.

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Supplier’s name or trade mark

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Supplier’s model identifier

The suppliers’ name or trade mark and the model identifier shall fit in a space of 30 × 7 mm.

Nothing else placed or printed on, or attached to, the individual packaging shall obscure the label or reduce its visibility.

By way of derogation, if a model has been awarded an ‘EU ecolabel’ under Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), a copy of the EU ecolabel may be added.

2.   LABEL FOR LUMINAIRES PRESENTED AT A POINT OF SALE

(1)

The label shall be the relevant language version, and shall be as shown in the following illustration, or as in variants defined under points (2) and (3):

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(2)

The following information shall be included in the label:

I.

the supplier’s name or trade mark;

II.

the supplier’s model identifier, meaning the code, usually alphanumeric, which distinguishes a specific luminaire model from other models with the same trade mark or supplier’s name;

III.

the sentence as shown in the example in point (1), or one of its alternatives from the examples in point (3) below, as applicable. Instead of the word ‘luminaire’, a more precise term may be used describing the particular luminaire type or the product into which the luminaire is integrated (such as furniture), as long as it remains clear that the term refers to the product on sale that operates the light sources;

IV.

the range of energy-efficiency classes according to part 1 of this Annex, accompanied by the following elements, as applicable:

(a)

a ‘bulb’ pictogram indicating the classes of user-replaceable lamps with which the luminaire is compatible according to state-of-the-art requirements for compatibility;

(b)

a cross over the classes of lamps with which the luminaire is not compatible according to state-of-the-art requirements for compatibility;

(c)

the letters ‘LED’ arranged vertically along the classes A to A++ if the luminaire contains LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user. If such a luminaire does not contain sockets for user-replaceable lamps, the classes from B to E shall be covered by a cross;

V.

one of the following options, as applicable:

(a)

if the luminaire operates with lamps that are replaceable by the end-user, and such lamps are included in the packaging of the luminaire, the sentence as shown in the example in point (1), containing the appropriate energy classes. Where necessary, the sentence can be adjusted to refer to one lamp or several lamps, and several energy classes can be listed;

(b)

if the luminaire contains only LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user, the sentence as shown in the example in point (3)(b);

(c)

if the luminaire contains both LED modules not intended to be removed by the end-user and sockets for replaceable lamps, and such lamps are not included with the luminaire, the sentence as shown in the example in point (3)(d);

(d)

if the luminaire operates only with lamps that are replaceable by the end-user and there are no such lamps included with the luminaire, the space shall be left empty, as shown in the example in point (3)(a).

(3)

The following illustrations provide examples of typical luminaire labels in addition to the illustration in point (1), without showing all possible combinations:

(a)

luminaire operating with user-replaceable lamps compatible with lamps of all energy classes with no lamps included:

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(b)

luminaire containing only non-replaceable LED modules:

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(c)

luminaire containing both non-replaceable LED modules and sockets for user-replaceable lamps, with lamps included:

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(d)

luminaire containing both non-replaceable LED modules and sockets for user-replaceable lamps, with lamps not included:

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(4)

The design of the label shall be as in the figures below:

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(a)

the label version shall be at least 50 mm wide and 100 mm high;

(b)

the background shall be white or transparent, but the letters of the energy classes shall always be white. When the background is transparent, the dealer shall ensure that the label is applied to a surface which is white or a light shade of grey that preserves the legibility of all the elements of the label;

(c)

the colours shall be CMYK — cyan, magenta, yellow and black, following this example: 00-70-X-00: 0 % cyan, 70 % magenta, 100 % yellow, 0 % black;

(d)

the label shall fulfil all of the following requirements (the numbers refer to the figure above):

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Border stroke: 2 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — round corners: 1 mm.

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Sub-logos border: 1 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — length: 43 mm.

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Luminaire logo: stroke: 1 pt — colour: Cyan 100 % — Size: 13 mm × 13 mm — round corners: 1 mm. Pictogram as depicted, or the supplier’s own pictogram or photo, if it describes better the luminaire belonging to the label.

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Text: Calibri Regular 9 pt or larger, 100 % black.

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A++-E scale

Arrow: height: 5 mm, gap: 0,8 mm — colours:

Highest class: X-00-X-00,

Second class: 70-00-X-00,

Third class: 30-00-X-00,

Fourth class: 00-00-X-00,

Fifth class: 00-30-X-00,

Sixth class: 00-70-X-00,

Last class: 00-X-X-00.

Text: Calibri bold 14 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 14 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.

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LED text: Verdana Regular 15 pt, 100 % black.

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Cross: colour: 13-X-X-04, stroke: 3 pt.

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Bulb logo: Pictogram as depicted.

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Text: Calibri Regular 10 pt or larger, 100 % black.

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Numbering of the Regulation: Calibri bold 10 pt, 100 % black.

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EU logo: Colours: X-80-00-00 and 00-00-X-00.

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Supplier’s name or trademark.

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Supplier’s model identifier:

The supplier’s name or trade mark and the model identifier shall fit into a space measuring 43 × 10 mm.

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Energy class arrow

Arrow: height: 3,9 mm, width: as shown in the illustration in point (4) but reduced in the same proportion as the height, colour: the colour defined in pointImage, as applicable.

Text: Calibri bold 10,5 pt, capitals and white; ‘+’ symbols: Calibri bold 10,5 pt, Superscript, white, aligned on a single row.

If there is not enough space for displaying the energy class arrows within the area of the sentence referred to in point (2)(V)(a), the area between the number of the Regulation and the EU logo may be used for that purpose;

(e)

the label may also be displayed in horizontal orientation, in which case it shall be at least 100 mm wide and 50 mm high. The components of the label shall be as described in points (b) to (d) and shall be arranged according to the following examples, as applicable. If there is not enough space for displaying the energy class arrows in the text box to the left from the A++ to E scale, the text box may be enlarged vertically as necessary.

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(1)  OJ L 27, 30.1.2010, p. 1.


ANNEX II

Product fiche for electrical lamps

The fiche shall contain the information specified for the label. Where product brochures are not supplied, the label provided with the product can also be considered to be the fiche.


ANNEX III

Technical documentation

The technical documentation referred to in Article 3(1)(b) and (2)(a) shall include:

(a)

the name and address of the supplier;

(b)

a general description of the model, sufficient for it to be unequivocally and easily identified;

(c)

where appropriate, the references of the harmonised standards applied;

(d)

where appropriate, the other technical standards and specifications used;

(e)

the identification and signature of the person empowered to bind the supplier;

(f)

the technical parameters for determining energy consumption and energy efficiency in the case of electrical lamps, and compatibility with lamps in the case of luminaires, specifying at least one realistic combination of product settings and conditions in which to test the product;

(g)

for electrical lamps, the results of calculations performed in accordance with Annex VII.

The information contained in this technical documentation may be merged with the technical documentation provided in accordance with measures under Directive 2009/125/EC.


ANNEX IV

Information to be provided in cases where final owners cannot be expected to see the product displayed

1.

The information referred to in Article 4(1)(a) shall be provided in the following order:

(a)

the energy efficiency class as defined in Annex VI;

(b)

where required by Annex I, the weighted energy consumption in kWh per 1 000 hours, rounded up to the nearest integer and calculated in accordance with part 2 of Annex VII.

2.

When other information contained in the product fiche is also provided, it shall be in the form and order specified in Annex II.

3.

The size and font in which all the information referred to in this Annex is printed or shown shall be legible.


ANNEX V

Verification procedure for market surveillance purposes

When carrying out market surveillance checks, the market surveillance authorities shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of the results of these checks.

Member States’ authorities shall use reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement procedures, which take into account the generally recognised state-of-the-art measurement methods, including methods set out in documents whose reference numbers have been published for that purpose in the Official Journal of the European Union.

1.   VERIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR ELECTRICAL LAMPS AND LED MODULES MARKETED AS INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS

For the purposes of checking conformity with the requirements laid down in Articles 3 and 4, Member States’ authorities shall test a sample batch of a minimum of 20 lamps of the same model from the same manufacturer, where possible obtained in equal proportion from four randomly selected sources, and taking into account the technical parameters set out in the technical documentation according to point (f) in Annex III.

The model shall be considered to comply with the requirements laid down in Articles 3 and 4 if the model’s energy efficiency index corresponds to its declared energy efficiency class and if the average results of the batch do not vary from the limit, threshold or declared values (including the energy efficiency index) by more than 10 %.

Otherwise, the model shall be considered not to comply with the requirements laid down in Articles 3 and 4.

The tolerances for variation indicated above relate only to the verification of the measured parameters by the Member States’ authorities and shall not be used by the supplier as an allowed tolerance on the values in the technical documentation to achieve a more efficient energy class.

The declared values shall not be more favourable for the supplier than the values reported in the technical documentation.

2.   VERIFICATION PROCEDURE FOR LUMINAIRES INTENDED TO BE MARKETED OR MARKETED TO THE END-USER

The luminaire shall be considered to comply with the requirements laid down in Articles 3 and 4 if it is accompanied by the required product information, and if it is found to be compatible with any lamps with which it is claimed to be compatible according to point 2.2(IV)(a) and (b) of Annex I, applying state-of-the-art methods and criteria for assessing compatibility.


ANNEX VI

Energy efficiency classes

The energy efficiency class of lamps shall be determined on the basis of their energy efficiency index (EEI) as set out in Table 1.

The EEI of lamps shall be determined in accordance with Annex VII.

Table 1

Energy efficiency classes for lamps

Energy efficiency class

Energy efficiency index (EEI) for non-directional lamps

Energy efficiency index (EEI) for directional lamps

A++ (most efficient)

EEI ≤ 0,11

EEI ≤ 0,13

A+

0,11 < EEI ≤ 0,17

0,13 < EEI ≤ 0,18

A

0,17 < EEI ≤ 0,24

0,18 < EEI ≤ 0,40

B

0,24 < EEI ≤ 0,60

0,40 < EEI ≤ 0,95

C

0,60 < EEI ≤ 0,80

0,95 < EEI ≤ 1,20

D

0,80 < EEI ≤ 0,95

1,20 < EEI ≤ 1,75

E (least efficient)

EEI > 0,95

EEI > 1,75


ANNEX VII

Method for calculating the energy efficiency index and energy consumption

1.   CALCULATION OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

For the calculation of the energy efficiency index (EEI) of a model, its power corrected for any control gear losses is compared with its reference power. The reference power is obtained from the useful luminous flux, which is the total flux for non-directional lamps, and the flux in a 90° or 120° cone for directional lamps.

The EEI is calculated as follows and rounded to two decimal places:

EEI = Pcor/Pref

where:

Pcor is the rated power (Prated) for models without external control gear and the rated power (Prated) corrected in accordance with Table 2 for models with external control gear. The rated power of the lamps is measured at their nominal input voltage.

Table 2

Power correction if the model requires external control gear

Scope of the correction

Power corrected for control gear losses (Pcor)

Lamps operating on external halogen lamp control gear

Prated × 1,06

Lamps operating on external LED lamp control gear

Prated × 1,10

Fluorescent lamps of 16 mm diameter (T5 lamps) and 4-pin single capped fluorescent lamps operating on external fluorescent lamp control gear

Prated × 1,10

Other lamps operating on external fluorescent lamp control gear

Formula

Lamps operating on external high-intensity discharge lamp control gear

Prated × 1,10

Lamps operating on external low pressure sodium lamp control gear

Prated × 1,15

Pref is the reference power obtained from the useful luminous flux of the model (Φuse) by the following formulae:

 

For models with Φuse < 1 300 lumen: Pref = 0,88√Φuse + 0,049Φuse

 

For models with Φuse ≥ 1 300 lumen: Pref = 0,07341Φuse

The useful luminous flux (Φuse) is defined in accordance with Table 3.

Table 3

Definition of the useful luminous flux

Model

Useful luminous flux (Φuse)

Non-directional lamps

Total rated luminous flux (Φ)

Directional lamps with a beam angle ≥ 90° other than filament lamps and carrying a textual or graphical warning on their packaging that they are not suitable for accent lighting

Rated luminous flux in a 120° cone (Φ120°)

Other directional lamps

Rated luminous flux in a 90° cone (Φ90°)

2.   CALCULATION OF THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

The weighted energy consumption (Ec ) is calculated in kWh/1 000 h as follows and is rounded to two decimal places:

Formula

Where Pcor is the power corrected for any control gear losses in accordance with part 1 above.


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/21


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 875/2012

of 25 September 2012

initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China by imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, and making such imports subject to registration

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (1) (‘the basic Regulation’) and in particular Articles 13(3) and 14(5) thereof,

After having consulted the Advisory Committee in accordance with Articles 13(3) and 14(5) of the basic Regulation,

Whereas:

A.   REQUEST

(1)

The European Commission (‧the Commission‧) has received a request pursuant to Articles 13(3) and 14(5) of the basic Regulation to investigate the possible circumvention of the anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China and to make imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, subject to registration.

(2)

The request was lodged on 14 August 2012 by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) on behalf of In Cycles – Montagem e Comercio de Bicicletas, Ldo, SC. EUROSPORT DHS S.A. and MAXCOM Ltd, three Union producers of bicycles.

B.   PRODUCT

(3)

The product concerned by the possible circumvention is bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles, but excluding unicycles), not motorised, currently falling within CN codes 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70 (TARIC code 8712007090) and originating in the People’s Republic of China (‧the product concerned‧).

(4)

The product under investigation is the same as that defined in the previous recital, but consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, currently falling within the same CN codes as the product concerned (‧the product under investigation‧).

C.   EXISTING MEASURES

(5)

The measures currently in force and possibly being circumvented are anti-dumping measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 (2) imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of the measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1524/2000 (3) and amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1095/2005 (4).

D.   GROUNDS

(6)

The request contains sufficient prima facie evidence that the anti-dumping measures on imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China are being circumvented by means of transhipment via Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia and by means of assembly operations of certain bicycle parts from the People’s Republic of China in accordance with Art 13.2 of the basic Regulation via Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.

(7)

The prima facie evidence submitted is as follows:

(8)

The request shows that a significant change in the pattern of trade involving exports from the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia to the Union has taken place following the increase of the anti-dumping duty on the product concerned imposed by Council Regulation (EC) 1095/2005, without sufficient due cause or justification for such a change other than the imposition of the duty.

(9)

This change appears to stem from the transhipment of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China via Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia to the Union and from assembly operations in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia.

(10)

Furthermore, the request contains sufficient prima facie evidence that the remedial effects of the existing anti-dumping measures on the product concerned are being undermined both in terms of quantity and price. Significant volumes of imports of the product under investigation appear to have replaced imports of the product concerned. In addition, there is sufficient evidence that imports of the product under investigation are made at prices below the non-injurious price established in the investigation that led to the existing measures.

(11)

Finally, the request contains sufficient prima facie evidence that the prices of the product under investigation are dumped in relation to the normal value previously established for the product concerned.

(12)

Should circumvention practices via Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia covered by Article 13 of the basic Regulation, other than transhipment and assembly operations be identified in the course of the investigation, the investigation may also cover these practices.

E.   PROCEDURE

(13)

In light of the above, the Commission has concluded that sufficient evidence exists to justify the initiation of an investigation pursuant to Article 13(3) of the basic Regulation and to make imports of the product under investigation, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, subject to registration, in accordance with Article 14(5) of the basic Regulation.

(a)   Questionnaires

(14)

In order to obtain the information it deems necessary for its investigation, the Commission will send questionnaires to the known exporters/producers and to the known associations of exporters/producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, to the known exporters/producers and to the known associations of exporters/producers in the People's Republic of China, to the known importers and to the known associations of importers in the Union and to the authorities of the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Information, as appropriate, may also be sought from the Union industry.

(15)

In any event, all interested parties should contact the Commission forthwith, but not later than the time-limit set in Article 3 of this Regulation, and request a questionnaire within the time-limit set in Article 3(1) of this Regulation, given that the time-limit set in Article 3(2) of this Regulation applies to all interested parties.

(16)

The authorities of the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia will be notified of the initiation of the investigation.

(b)   Collection of information and holding of hearings

(17)

All interested parties are hereby invited to make their views known in writing and to provide supporting evidence. Furthermore, the Commission may hear interested parties, provided that they make a request in writing and show that there are particular reasons why they should be heard.

(c)   Exemption of registration of imports or measures

(18)

In accordance with Article 13(4) of the basic Regulation, imports of the product under investigation may be exempted from registration or measures if the importation does not constitute circumvention.

(19)

Since the possible circumvention takes place outside the Union, exemptions may be granted, in accordance with Article 13(4) of the basic Regulation, to producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia of bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles, but excluding unicycles), not motorised, that can show that they are not related (5) to any producer subject to the measures (6) and that are found not to be engaged in circumvention practices as defined in Articles 13(1) and 13(2) of the basic Regulation. Producers wishing to obtain an exemption should submit a request duly supported by evidence within the time-limit indicated in Article 3(3) of this Regulation.

F.   REGISTRATION

(20)

Pursuant to Article 14(5) of the basic Regulation, imports of the product under investigation shall be made subject to registration in order to ensure that, should the investigation result in findings of circumvention, anti-dumping duties of an appropriate amount can be levied from the date on which registration of such imports consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia was imposed.

G.   TIME-LIMITS

(21)

In the interest of sound administration, time-limits should be stated within which:

interested parties may make themselves known to the Commission, present their views in writing and submit questionnaire replies or any other information to be taken into account during the investigation,

producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia may request exemption from registration of imports or measures,

interested parties may make a written request to be heard by the Commission.

(22)

Attention is drawn to the fact that the exercise of most procedural rights set out in the basic Regulation depends on the party's making itself known within the time-limits laid down in Article 3 of this Regulation.

H.   NON-COOPERATION

(23)

In cases in which any interested party refuses access to or does not provide the necessary information within the time-limits, or significantly impedes the investigation, findings, affirmative or negative, may be made in accordance with Article 18 of the basic Regulation, on the basis of the facts available.

(24)

Where it is found that any interested party has supplied false or misleading information, the information shall be disregarded and use may be made of facts available.

(25)

If an interested party does not cooperate or cooperates only partially and findings are therefore based on the facts available in accordance with Article 18 of the basic Regulation, the result may be less favourable to that party than if it had cooperated.

I.   SCHEDULE OF THE INVESTIGATION

(26)

The investigation will be concluded, pursuant to Article 13(3) of the basic Regulation, within nine months of the date of the publication of this Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

J.   PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

(27)

It is noted that any personal data collected in this investigation will be treated in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (7).

K.   HEARING OFFICER

(28)

Interested parties may request the intervention of the Hearing Officer of the Directorate-General for Trade. The Hearing Officer acts as an interface between the interested parties and the Commission investigation services. The Hearing Officer reviews requests for access to the file, disputes regarding the confidentiality of documents, requests for extension of time-limits and requests by third parties to be heard. The Hearing Officer may organise a hearing with an individual interested party and mediate to ensure that the interested parties' rights of defence are being fully exercised.

(29)

A request for a hearing with the Hearing Officer should be made in writing and should specify the reasons for the request. The Hearing Officer will also provide opportunities for a hearing involving parties to take place which would allow different views to be presented and rebuttal arguments offered.

(30)

For further information and contact details interested parties may consult the Hearing Officer's web pages on the Directorate-General for Trade's website: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/tackling-unfair-trade/hearing-officer/index_en.htm.,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

An investigation is hereby initiated pursuant to Article 13(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009, in order to determine if imports into the Union of bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles, but excluding unicycles), not motorised, consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, whether declared as originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia or not, currently falling within CN codes ex 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70 (TARIC code 8712003010 and 8712007091) are circumventing the measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011

Article 2

The Customs authorities shall, pursuant to Article 13(3) and Article 14(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009, take the appropriate steps to register the imports into the Union identified in Article 1 of this Regulation.

Registration shall expire nine months following the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

The Commission, by regulation, may direct Customs authorities to cease registration in respect of imports into the Union of products manufactured by producers having applied for an exemption of registration and having been found to fulfil the conditions for an exemption to be granted.

Article 3

1.   Questionnaires must be requested from the Commission within 15 days from publication of this Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2.   Interested parties, if their representations are to be taken into account during the investigation, must make themselves known by contacting the Commission, present their views in writing and submit questionnaire replies or any other information within 37 days from the date of the publication of this Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union, unless otherwise specified.

3.   Producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia requesting exemption from registration of imports or measures must submit a request duly supported by evidence within the same 37-day time-limit.

4.   Interested parties may also apply to be heard by the Commission within the same 37-day time-limit.

5.   Interested parties are required to make all submissions and requests in electronic format (non-confidential submissions via e-mail, confidential ones on CD-R/DVD), and must indicate their name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers. However, any Powers of Attorney, signed certifications, and any updates thereof, accompanying questionnaire replies must be submitted on paper, i.e. by post or by hand, at the address below. If an interested party cannot provide its submissions and requests in electronic format, it must immediately inform the Commission in compliance with Article 18(2) of the basic Regulation. For further information concerning correspondence with the Commission, interested parties may consult the relevant web page on the website of the Directorate-General for Trade: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/tackling-unfair-trade/trade-defence.

All written submissions, including the information requested in this Regulation, questionnaire replies and correspondence provided by interested parties on a confidential basis must be labelled as ‧Limited (8) and, in accordance with Article 19(2) of the basic Regulation, must be accompanied by a non-confidential version, which must be labelled ‧For inspection by interested parties‧.

Commission address for correspondence:

European Commission

Directorate-General for Trade

Directorate H

Office: N105 08/020

1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

BELGIQUE/BELGIË

Fax +32 22985353

E-mail: TRADE-R563-BICYCLES-CIRC@ec.europa.eu

Article 4

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

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

Done at Brussels, 25 September 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 51.

(2)  OJ L 261, 6.10.2011, p. 2.

(3)  OJ L 175, 14.7.2000, p. 39

(4)  OJ L 183, 14.7.2005, p. 1.

(5)  In accordance with Article 143 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 concerning the implementation of the Community Customs Code, persons shall be deemed to be related only if: (a) they are officers or directors of one another's businesses; (b) they are legally recognized partners in business; (c) they are employer and employee; (d) any person directly or indirectly owns, controls or holds 5% or more of the outstanding voting stock or shares of both of them; (e) one of them directly or indirectly controls the other; (f) both of them are directly or indirectly controlled by a third person; (g) together they directly or indirectly control a third person; or (h) they are members of the same family. Persons shall be deemed to be members of the same family only if they stand in any of the following relationships to one another: (i) husband and wife, (ii) parent and child, (iii) brother and sister (whether by whole or half blood), (iv) grandparent and grandchild, (v) uncle or aunt and nephew or niece, (vi) parent-in-law and son-in-law or daughter-in-law, (vii) brother-in-law and sister-in-law. (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1). In this context ‧person‧ means any natural or legal person.

(6)  However, even if producers are related in the aforementioned sense to companies subject to the measures in place on imports originating in the People’s Republic of China (the original anti-dumping measures), an exemption may still be granted if there is no evidence that the relationship with the companies subject to the original measures was established or used to circumvent the original measures.

(7)  OJ L 8, 12.1.2001, p. 1.

(8)  A ‧Limited‧ document is a document which is considered confidential pursuant to Article 19 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 (OJ L 343 22.12.2009 p. 51) and Article 6 of the WTO Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (Anti-Dumping Agreement). It is also a document protected pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43).


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/25


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 876/2012

of 25 September 2012

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:

(1)

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.

(2)

The standard import value is calculated each working day, in accordance with Article 136(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011, taking into account variable daily data. Therefore this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

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 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.

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

Done at Brussels, 25 September 2012.

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

MK

57,9

XS

46,1

ZZ

52,0

0707 00 05

MK

13,4

TR

126,8

ZZ

70,1

0709 93 10

TR

115,6

ZZ

115,6

0805 50 10

AR

93,8

CL

98,0

TR

96,0

UY

67,7

ZA

89,9

ZZ

89,1

0806 10 10

MK

37,9

TR

129,5

ZZ

83,7

0808 10 80

BR

89,7

CL

87,3

NZ

128,4

US

181,6

ZA

108,5

ZZ

119,1

0808 30 90

CN

99,9

TR

113,8

ZA

144,5

ZZ

119,4

0809 30

TR

150,2

ZZ

150,2

0809 40 05

IL

60,4

XS

74,4

ZZ

67,4


(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’.


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/27


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 877/2012

of 25 September 2012

amending the representative prices and additional import duties for certain products in the sugar sector fixed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 971/2011 for the 2011/12 marketing year

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

Whereas:

(1)

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of white sugar, raw sugar and certain syrups for the 2011/12 marketing year are fixed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 971/2011 (3). Those prices and duties were last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 860/2012 (4).

(2)

The data currently available to the Commission indicate that those amounts should be amended in accordance with Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006.

(3)

Given the need to ensure that this measure applies as soon as possible after the updated data have been made available, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The representative prices and additional duties applicable to imports of the products referred to in Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2006, as fixed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 971/2011 for the 2011/12 marketing year, are hereby amended as set out in the Annex hereto.

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, 25 September 2012.

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 178, 1.7.2006, p. 24.

(3)  OJ L 254, 30.9.2011, p. 12.

(4)  OJ L 255, 21.9.2012, p. 25.


ANNEX

Amended representative prices and additional import duties applicable to white sugar, raw sugar and products covered by CN code 1702 90 95 from 26 September 2012

(EUR)

CN code

Representative price per 100 kg net of the product concerned

Additional duty per 100 kg net of the product concerned

1701 12 10 (1)

34,90

0,68

1701 12 90 (1)

34,90

4,14

1701 13 10 (1)

34,90

0,82

1701 13 90 (1)

34,90

4,43

1701 14 10 (1)

34,90

0,82

1701 14 90 (1)

34,90

4,43

1701 91 00 (2)

44,01

4,27

1701 99 10 (2)

44,01

1,13

1701 99 90 (2)

44,01

1,13

1702 90 95 (3)

0,44

0,25


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

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

(3)  Per 1 % sucrose content.


DECISIONS

26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/29


COUNCIL DECISION

of 24 September 2012

appointing an Italian alternate member of the Committee of the Regions

(2012/517/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 305 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Italian Government,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 December 2009 and on 18 January 2010, the Council adopted Decisions 2009/1014/EU (1) and 2010/29/EU (2) appointing the members and alternate members of the Committee of the Regions for the period from 26 January 2010 to 25 January 2015.

(2)

An alternate member’s seat has become vacant following the end of the term of office of Mr Angelo ZUBBANI,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following is hereby appointed as alternate member to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 25 January 2015:

Mr Leoluca ORLANDO, Sindaco del Comune di Palermo.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 24 September 2012.

For the Council

The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS


(1)  OJ L 348, 29.12.2009, p. 22.

(2)  OJ L 12, 19.1.2010, p. 11.


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/30


COUNCIL DECISION

of 24 September 2012

appointing two Cyprus members and three Cyprus alternate members of the Committee of the Regions

(2012/518/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 305 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Cyprus Government,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 December 2009 and on 18 January 2010, the Council adopted Decisions 2009/1014/EU (1) and 2010/29/EU (2) appointing the members and alternate members of the Committee of the Regions for the period from 26 January 2010 to 25 January 2015.

(2)

Two members’ seats on the Committee of the Regions have become vacant following the end of the terms of office of Mr Savvas ELIOFOTOU and Mr Evyenios MICHAIL. Three alternate members’ seats on the Committee of the Regions have become vacant following the end of the terms of office of Mr Andreas MOUSEOS, Mr Andreas HADZILOIZOU and Mr Christofis ANTONIOU,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following are hereby appointed to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 25 January 2015:

(a)

as members:

Ms Louisa MAVROMMÁTI, Αντιδήμαρχος 'Εγκωμης,

Mr Louis KOUMENIDES, Πρόεδρος Κ.Σ. Κάτω Λευκάρων;

and

(b)

as alternate members:

Mr Sávvas VÉRGΑS, Δήμαρχος Πάφου,

Mr Glavkos KARIÓLOU, Δήμαρχος Κερύνειας,

Mr Georgios IAKOVOU, Πρόεδρος Κ.Σ. Αγίων Τριμιθιάς.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 24 September 2012.

For the Council

The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS


(1)  OJ L 348, 29.12.2009, p. 22.

(2)  OJ L 12, 19.1.2010, p. 11.


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/31


COUNCIL DECISION

of 24 September 2012

appointing two Polish alternate members of the Committee of the Regions

(2012/519/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 305 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Polish Government,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 December 2009 and on 18 January 2010, the Council adopted Decisions 2009/1014/EU (1) and 2010/29/EU (2) appointing the members and alternate members of the Committee of the Regions for the period from 26 January 2010 to 25 January 2015.

(2)

Two alternate members’ seats have become vacant following the end of the terms of office of Mr Jacek CZERNIAK and Mr Marcin JABŁOŃSKI,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following are hereby appointed as alternate members to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 25 January 2015:

Mr Piotr CAŁBECKI, Marszałek Województwa Kujawsko-Pomorskiego,

Mr Jarosław DWORZAŃSKI, Marszałek Województwa Podlaskiego.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 24 September 2012.

For the Council

The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS


(1)  OJ L 348, 29.12.2009, p. 22.

(2)  OJ L 12, 19.1.2010, p. 11.


26.9.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 258/32


COUNCIL DECISION

of 24 September 2012

appointing an Italian alternate member of the Committee of the Regions

(2012/520/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 305 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Italian Government,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 December 2009 and on 18 January 2010, the Council adopted Decisions 2009/1014/EU (1) and 2010/29/EU (2) appointing the members and alternate members of the Committee of the Regions for the period from 26 January 2010 to 25 January 2015.

(2)

An alternate member’s seat has become vacant following the end of the term of office of Ms Barbara BONINO,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following is hereby appointed as alternate member to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 25 January 2015:

Mr Mattia TARSI, Consigliere, Provincia di Pesaro.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 24 September 2012.

For the Council

The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS


(1)  OJ L 348, 29.12.2009, p. 22.

(2)  OJ L 12, 19.1.2010, p. 11.