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Document 31982D0509

82/509/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 July 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Searle - Automatic Planchet Counter, model 1152' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 229, 5.8.1982, p. 29–29 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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31982D0509

82/509/EEC: Commission Decision of 13 July 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Searle - Automatic Planchet Counter, model 1152' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 229 , 05/08/1982 P. 0029 - 0029


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 13 July 1982

establishing that the apparatus described as 'Searle - Automatic Planchet Counter, model 1152' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

(82/509/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 6 January 1982, 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 'Searle - Automatic Planchet Counter, model 1152', ordered on 25 February 1980 and in particularly to be used for the study of nitrogen redistribution in roots during the development of winter wheat and for the location of phosphorous transfers in the digestive tract of the sheep, 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 14 May 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 liquid scintillation counter; 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 'Searle - Automatic Planchet Counter, model 1152', which is the subject of an application by Belgium of 6 January 1982, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 July 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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