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Document 31982D0198

82/198/EEC: Commission Decision of 17 March 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Ortec- position emission tomograph, Neuro Ecat, model Ecat IV' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 89, 3.4.1982, p. 34–34 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1982/198/oj

31982D0198

82/198/EEC: Commission Decision of 17 March 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Ortec- position emission tomograph, Neuro Ecat, model Ecat IV' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 089 , 03/04/1982 P. 0034 - 0034


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 17 March 1982

establishing that the apparatus described as 'Ortec-position emission tomograph, Neuro Ecat, model Ecat IV' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

(82/198/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 9 September 1981, Belgium 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 'Ortec-position emission tomograph, Neuro Ecat, model Ecat IV', to be used for cranium scanning and experiments on little animals, should be considered to be 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 4 February 1982 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 tomograph; 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 'Ortec-position emission tomograph, Neuro Ecat, model Ecat IV', which is the subject of an application by Belgium of 9 September 1981, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 17 March 1982.

For the Commission

Karl-Heinz NARJES

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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