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Document 31979D0576

79/576/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 June 1979 refusing to accept the scientific character of the apparatus described as 'JMR-1 Doppler satellite survey receiver'

OJ L 156, 23.6.1979, p. 34–34 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Greek special edition: Chapter 02 Volume 007 P. 240 - 240

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31979D0576

79/576/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 June 1979 refusing to accept the scientific character of the apparatus described as 'JMR-1 Doppler satellite survey receiver'

Official Journal L 156 , 23/06/1979 P. 0034 - 0034
Greek special edition: Chapter 02 Volume 7 P. 0240


COMMISSION DECISION of 13 June 1979 refusing to accept the scientific character of the apparatus described as "JMR-1 Doppler satellite survey receiver" (79/576/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 of 10 July 1975 on the importation free of Common Customs Tariff duties of educational, scientific and cultural materials (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3195/75 of 2 December 1975 laying down provisions for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 (2), and in particular Articles 4 and 5 thereof,

Whereas, by letter dated 4 December 1978, the United Kingdom Government requested the Commission to invoke the procedure laid down in Articles 4 and 5 of Regulation (EEC) No 3195/75 in order to determine whether or not the apparatus described as "JMR-1 Doppler satellite survey receiver", intended for measuring the total electron content of the ionosphere, should be considered as a scientific apparatus and, where the reply is in the affirmative, whether apparatus of equivalent scientific value is currently being manufactured in the Community;

Whereas, in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 (5) of Regulation (EEC) No 3195/75, a group of experts composed of representatives of all the Member States met on 27 April 1979 within the Committee on Duty-Free Arrangements to examine this particular case;

Whereas this examination showed that the apparatus in question is a portable receiving and data recording system, which does not have the requisite objective technical characteristics making it specifically suited to scientific research ; whereas this apparatus constitutes a special application of an instrument with normal technical characteristics ; whereas moreover it is an apparatus in current use in particular for locating mineral oil deposits under the sea bed ; whereas its use in the case in question could not alone confer upon it the character of a scientific apparatus ; whereas it therefore cannot be regarded as a scientific apparatus,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The apparatus described as "JMR-1 Doppler satellite survey receiver" is not considered to be a scientific apparatus.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 1979.

For the Commission

Étienne DAVIGNON

Member of the Commission (1)OJ No L 184, 15.7.1975, p. 1. (2)OJ No L 316, 6.12.1975, p. 17.

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