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Document 22004A0430(02)

Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Latvia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

OJ L 162, 30.4.2004, p. 83–112 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/prot/2004/484/oj

22004A0430(02)

Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Latvia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

Official Journal L 162 , 30/04/2004 P. 0083 - 0112


Protocol

adjusting the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Latvia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, hereinafter referred to as "the Community",

of the one part, and

THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA,

of the other part,

Whereas:

(1) The Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Latvia, of the other part (hereinafter referred to as "the Europe Agreement") was signed in Luxembourg on 12 June 1995 and entered into force on 1 February 1998(1).

(2) Article 20(4) of the Europe Agreement provides that the Community and the Republic of Latvia shall examine in the Association Council, product by product and on an orderly and reciprocal basis, the possibility of granting each other additional agricultural concessions. On this basis negotiations have been undertaken and were concluded between the parties.

(3) For the first time, improvements to the preferential agricultural regime of the Europe Agreement were provided for in the Protocol adjusting trade aspects of the Europe Agreement(2) to take account of the last enlargement of the Community and the outcome of the GATT Uruguay Round.

(4) Two further rounds of negotiations for improved agricultural trade concessions were concluded on 8 May 2000 and 4 April 2002.

(5) From the one side, the Council decided, by virtue of Regulation (EC) No 1362/2002 of 22 July 2002 establishing concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with Latvia(3), to apply on a provisional basis, as from 1 July 2002, the Community concessions resulting from the 2000 and the 2002 rounds of negotiations, and from the other side the Government of the Republic of Latvia took in the Law on Import Customs Tax (Tariffs), Tariff Quotas and Arrangements for Additional Control of Import and Information Applicable to the Agriculture Products Originating in the Community(4) legislative provisions, to apply, as from the same date of 1 July 2002, the equivalent Latvian concessions.

(6) The abovementioned concessions will be replaced on the date of entry into force of this Protocol by the concessions provided for herein,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The arrangements for import into the Community applicable to certain agricultural products originating in Latvia as set out in Annexes A(a) and A(b) and the arrangements for import into Latvia applicable to certain agricultural products originating in the Community as set out in Annexes B(a) and B(b) to this Protocol shall replace those set out in Annexes Va, X and XI as referred to in Article 20(2), as amended, of the Europe Agreement.

Article 2

This Protocol shall form an integral part of the Europe Agreement.

The Annexes to this Protocol shall form an integral part thereof.

Article 3

This Protocol shall be approved by the Community and the Republic of Latvia in accordance with their respective procedures. The Contracting Parties shall take the necessary measures to implement this Protocol.

Article 4

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the first month following the Contracting Parties' notification of the accomplishment of their respective procedures according to Article 3.

Quantities of goods subject to tariff quotas and released for free circulation as from 1 July 2002 in accordance with the concessions provided for in Annex C(b) to Regulation (EC) No 1362/2002 and Annex 2 of the Latvian Law on Import Customs Tax (Tariffs), Tariff Quotas and Arrangements for Additional Control of Import and Information Applicable to the Agriculture Products Originating in the Community shall be fully counted against the quantities provided for in Annexes A(b) and B(b) to this Protocol, except for quantities for which import licences were issued before 1 July 2002.

Article 5

This Protocol shall be drawn up in duplicate in the Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Latvian languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

Hecho en Bruselas, el veintiuno de abril de dos mil cuatro./Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den enogtyvende april to tusind og fire./Geschehen zu Brüssel am einundzwanzigsten April zweitausendundvier./Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις είκοσι μία Απριλίου δύο χιλιάδες τέσσερα./Done at Brussels on the twenty-first day of April in the year two thousand and four./Fait à Bruxelles, le vingt et un avril deux mille quatre./Fatto a Bruxelles, addì ventuno aprile duemilaquattro./Gedaan te Brussel, de eenentwintigste april tweeduizendvier./Feito em Bruxelas, em vinte e um de Abril de dois mil e quatro./Tehty Brysselissä kahdentenakymmenentenäensimmäisenä päivänä huhtikuuta vuonna kaksituhattaneljä./Som skedde i Bryssel den tjugoförsta april tjugohundrafyra./Parakstits Brisele, divi tukstosi ceturta gada divdesmit pirmaja aprili

Por la Comunidad Europea/For Det Europæiske Fællesskab/Für die Europäische Gemeinschaft/Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα/For the European Community/Pour la Communauté européenne/Per la Comunità europea/Voor de Europese Gemeenschap/Pela Comunidade Europeia/Euroopan yhteisön puolesta/På Europeiska gemenskapens vägnar

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Latvijas Republikas varda

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(1) OJ L 26, 2.2.1998, p. 3.

(2) OJ L 317, 10.12.1999, p. 1.

(3) OJ L 198, 27.7.2002, p. 13.

(4) Latvijas Vestnesis (Latvian Official Journal) No 97, 28.6.2002.

ANNEX A(a)

The following products originating in Latvia shall benefit from a preferential zero-duty within unlimited quantities (applicable duty 0 % of MFN) when imported into the Community

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2008 92 51

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2009 80 71

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2009 80 89

2009 80 95

2009 80 96

2009 80 99

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2009 90 29

2009 90 39

2009 90 51

2009 90 59

2009 90 96

2009 90 97

2009 90 98

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2302 50 00

2306 90 19

2308 00 90

2309 10 51

2309 10 90

2309 90 10

2309 90 31

2309 90 41

2309 90 51

(1) As defined in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2031/2001 of 6 August 2001 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 279, 23.10.2001, p. 1).

ANNEX A(b)

Imports into the Community of the following products originating in Latvia shall be subject to the concessions set out below (MFN = most-favoured-nation duty)

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ANNEX to ANNEX A(b)

Minimum import price arrangement for certain soft fruit for processing

1. Minimum import prices are fixed as follows for the following products for processing originating in Latvia:

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2. The minimum import prices, as set out in point 1, will be respected on a consignment-by-consignment basis. In the case of a customs declaration value being lower than the minimum import price, a countervailing duty will be charged equal to the difference between the minimum import price and the customs declaration value.

3. If the import prices of a given product covered by this Annex show a trend suggesting that the prices could go below the level of the minimum import prices in the immediate future, the European Commission will inform the Latvian authorities in order to enable them to correct the situation.

4. At the request of either the Community or Latvia, the Association Council shall examine the functioning of the system or the revision of the level of the minimum import prices. If appropriate, the Association Council shall take the necessary decisions.

5. To encourage and promote the development of trade and for the mutual benefit of all parties concerned, a consultation meeting may be organised three months before the beginning of each marketing year in the Community. This consultation meeting will take place between the European Commission and the interested European producers' organisations for the products concerned, on the one part and the authorities', producers' and exporters' organisations of all the associated exporting countries, on the other part.

During this meeting, the market situation for soft fruit including, in particular, forecasts for production, stock situation, price evolution and possible market development, as well as possibilities to adapt supply to demand, will be discussed.

ANNEX B(a)

The following products originating in the Community shall benefit from a preferential zero-duty within unlimited quantities (applicable duty 0 % of MFN) when imported into Latvia

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2008 99

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2009 90 39

2009 90 51

2009 90 59

2009 90 96

2009 90 97

2009 90 98

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2309 90 31

2309 90 41

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ANNEX B(b)

Imports into Latvia of the following products originating in the Community shall be subject to the concessions set out below

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