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Document 31980D1136

80/1136/EEC: Commission Decision of 24 November 1980 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Teledyne portacorder, model RV-320' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 336, 13.12.1980, p. 39–39 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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31980D1136

80/1136/EEC: Commission Decision of 24 November 1980 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Teledyne portacorder, model RV-320' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 336 , 13/12/1980 P. 0039 - 0039


Commission Decision

of 24 November 1980

establishing that the apparatus described as "Teledyne portacorder, model RV-320" may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

(80/1136/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], as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 1027/79 [2],

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 of 12 December 1979 laying down provisions for the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 1798/75 [3], and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas, by letter dated 17 May 1980, the Italian Government has requested the Commission to invoke the procedure provided for in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79 in order to determine whether or not the apparatus described as "Teledyne portacorder, model RV-320", to be used for the recording of seismic events and in particular of earthquakes, 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 7 (5) of Regulation (EEC) No 2784/79, a group of experts composed of representatives of all the Member States met on 24 September 1980 within the framework of the Committee on Duty-Free Arrangements to examine the matter;

Whereas this examination showed that the apparatus in question is a seismograph;

Whereas it does not have the requisite objective characteristics making it specifically suited to scientific research; whereas, moreover, apparatus of the same kind are principally used for non-scientific activities; 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; whereas the duty-free admission of the apparatus in question is therefore not justified,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The apparatus described as "Teledyne portacorder, model RV-320", which is the subject of an application by the Italian Government of 17 May 1980, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 November 1980.

Fur the Commission

Étienne Davignon

Member of the Commission

[1] OJ No L 184, 15. 7. 1975, p. 1.

[2] OJ No L 134, 31. 5. 1979, p. 1.

[3] OJ No L 318, 13. 12. 1979, p. 32.

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