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Document 31982D0579

82/579/EEC: Commission Decision of 6 August 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Apollo - Tunable CO2 Laser, model 560' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

OJ L 243, 18.8.1982, p. 23–23 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)

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31982D0579

82/579/EEC: Commission Decision of 6 August 1982 establishing that the apparatus described as 'Apollo - Tunable CO2 Laser, model 560' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

Official Journal L 243 , 18/08/1982 P. 0023 - 0023


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 6 August 1982

establishing that the apparatus described as 'Apollo - Tunable CO2 Laser, model 560' may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties

(82/579/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 last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 608/82 (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 25 February 1982, Italy 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 'Apollo - Tunable CO2 Laser, model 560', ordered on 5 February 1979 and to be used for research into the excitation of mixtures of gases for the purposes of identifying energy transfer kinetics, 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 2 July 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 laser; whereas its objective technical characteristics such as the characteristics of the band, and the use to which it is put make it specially suited to scientific research; whereas, moreover, apparatus of the same kind are principally used for scientific activities; whereas it must therefore be considered to be a scientific apparatus;

Whereas, however, on the basis of information received from Member States, apparatus of scientific value equivalent to the said apparatus, capable of being used for the same purposes, are currently being manufactured in the Community; where this applies, in particular, to the apparatus 'Serie 6000', manufactured by Fairlight Technische en Wetenschappelijke Apparaten BV, Jan luykenstraat 23, 1007 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The apparatus described as 'Apollo - Tunable CO2 Laser, model 560', which is subject of an application by Italy of 25 February 1982, may not be imported free of Common Customs Tariff duties.

Article 2

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 6 August 1982.

For the Commission

Étienne DAVIGNON

Vice-President

(1) OJ No L 184, 15. 7. 1975, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 74, 18. 3. 1982, p. 4.

(3) OJ No L 318, 13. 12. 1979, p. 32.

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