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Document 22003A0625(01)

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 Estonia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

OJ L 156, 25.6.2003, p. 36–44 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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22003A0625(01)

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 Estonia, of the other part, to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions

Official Journal L 156 , 25/06/2003 P. 0036 - 0044


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 Estonia, 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 ESTONIA,

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 Estonia, 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 19(4) of the Europe Agreement provides that the Community and the Republic of Estonia 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 22 November 2000 and 31 January 2002.

(5) The Council decided, by virtue of Regulation (EC) No 1151/2002(3), to apply on a provisional basis, as from 1 July 2002, the European Community concessions resulting from the 2000 and the 2002 rounds of negotiations.

(6) The abovementioned concessions are to 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 the Republic of Estonia as set out in Annex A(a) and A(b) to this Protocol shall replace those set out in Annex V(a) as referred to in Article 19(2), as amended, of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Estonia, of the other part.

Article 2

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

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

Article 3

This Protocol shall be approved by the Community and the Republic of Estonia in accordance with their own 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 the corresponding procedures according to Article 3.

Quantities of goods subject to tariff quotas and released for free circulation as from 1 July 2002 under the concessions provided for in Annex A(b) to Regulation (EC) No 1151/2002 shall be fully counted against the quantities provided for Annex A(b) to the attached 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 Estonian languages, each of these texts being equally authentic.

Hecho en Bruselas, el doce de junio de dos mil tres./Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den tolve juni to tusind og tre./Geschehen zu Brüssel am zwölften Juni zweitausendunddrei./Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις δώδεκα Ιουνίου δύο χιλιάδες τρία./Done at Brussels on the twelfth day of June in the year two thousand and three./Fait à Bruxelles, le douze juin deux mille trois./Fatto a Bruxelles, addì dodici giugno duemilatre./Gedaan te Brussel, de twaalfde juni tweeduizenddrie./Feito em Bruxelas, em doze de Junho de dois mil e três./Tehty Brysselissä kahdentenatoista päivänä kesäkuuta vuonna kaksituhattakolme./Som skedde i Bryssel den tolfe juni tjugohundratre./Sölmitud Brüsselis kaheteistkümnendal juunil kahe tuhande kolmandal aastal.

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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Eesti Vabarrigi nimel

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(1) OJ L 68, 9.3.1998, p. 3.

(2) OJ L 29, 3.2.1999, p. 9.

(3) OJ L 170, 29.6.2002, p. 15.

ANNEX A(a)

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

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0101 90 30

0101 90 90

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0207 14 91

0207 26 91

0207 27 91

0207 35 91

0207 36 89

0208

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0210 93 00

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0210 99 21

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1602 20 90

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1602 32 90

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1703

1704 90 10

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2008 60 11

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2008 60 39

2008 60 51

2008 60 59

2008 60 61

2008 60 71

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2008 60 91

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2008 80 39

2008 80 50

2008 80 70

2008 80 91

2008 80 99

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2008 92 34

2008 92 38

2008 92 59

2008 92 74

2008 92 78

2008 92 93

2008 92 96

2008 92 98

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2008 99 37

2008 99 40

2008 99 45

2008 99 49

2008 99 55

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2009 80 69

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2009 80 79

2009 80 89

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2009 80 96

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2009 90 29

2009 90 39

2009 90 51

2009 90 59

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2009 90 98

2204 30 10

2302 50 00

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(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 Estonia 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 Estonia:

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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 Estonian authorities in order to enable them to correct the situation.

4. At the request of either the Community or Estonia, 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 European 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 consultation 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.

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