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Document 31990R2602

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2602/90 of 7 September 1990 laying down detailed rules concerning citrus fruit producers' organizations

OJ L 245, 8.9.1990, p. 13–20 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 033 P. 207 - 215
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 03 Volume 033 P. 207 - 215

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 10/03/1997; razveljavil 397R0412

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1990/2602/oj

31990R2602

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2602/90 of 7 September 1990 laying down detailed rules concerning citrus fruit producers' organizations

Official Journal L 245 , 08/09/1990 P. 0013 - 0020
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 33 P. 0207
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 33 P. 0207


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COMMISSION REGULATION (EEC) No 2602/90

of 7 September 1990

laying down detailed rules concerning citrus fruit producers' organizations

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 of 18 May 1972 on the common organization of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 1193/90 (2), and in particular Article 13b (3) thereof,

Whereas Article 13a of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 provides that, in order to be recognized, citrus fruit producers' organizations must meet additional conditions, with a view to making up for the structural shortcomings of the market; whereas those conditions are designed to provide reasonable assurance that these organizations, by virtue of their size, the length of time they have been in operation, their constitution and the way in which they function, will contribute to the improvements sought in the conditions in which citrus fruits are produced and marketed;

Whereas these requirements, which are intended to ensure that producers' organizations have a minimum level of stability and economic activity, particularly as regards the number of members and volume of production, must be determined in the light of the structural diversity of the producer regions in the south of the Community;

Whereas, also for the purpose of stability and effectiveness, it is necessary to specify, first, the means and facilities which producers' organizations must place at the disposal of their members and, secondly, the type of rules which such organizations must adopt and impose on their members in order to achieve the objectives of groups recognized pursuant to Community rules;

Whereas the implementation of the specific measures adopted by the Council, together with those in this Regulation, implies a strict obligation for producers' organizations to transmit detailed and exact information at given intervals to the authority designated by the Member State, in order to enable the latter to monitor the execution of undertakings made by producers' organizations with a view to recognition; whereas the checks to be carried out by the Member States and the communications for monitoring the application of the abovementioned provisions should be specified;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Member States shall grant recognition to citrus fruit producers' organizations which comply with Articles 13 and 13a of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 and the provisions of this Regulation.

'Citrus fruit producers' organizations' means organizations of producers whose citrus fruit production is relatively more important than the production of any other type of fruit and vegetable.

Article 2

1. The minimum volume of marketable citrus fruit and the minimum number of members which producers' organizations must have pursuant to Article 13a (1) (a) of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 shall be as set out in Annex I.

2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, the production to be taken into account shall be the average citrus fruit production marketed by all the member producers during the three marketing years prior to recognition.

Article 3

The necessary means to attain the objectives referred to in Article 13 of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 shall include at least facilities for:

- sorting, sizing and market preparation, with a capacity appropriate to the volume of citrus fruit production delivered by members,

- the administration of technical and commercial activity,

- centralized bookkeeping.

Article 4

1. Producers' organizations shall provide proof of the existence of the intervention fund provided for in the last subparagraph of Article 15 (1) of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 for financing withdrawal operations; such proof may be provided by the notification of a bank account reserved for such operations.

2. Producers' organizations shall provide proof of the existence of a financial reserve to guarantee their functioning.

Article 5

For the admission of new members, the rules of association of producers' organizations shall include the following requirements:

1. new memberships must take effect from the beginning of a marketing year only;

2. new members must be accepted on the basis of the organization's actual or foreseeable marketing capacity;

3. each member must undertake to belong to the producers' organization for at least three years, and must give at least 12 months' written notice prior to resignation, which may take effect only at the end of a marketing year;

4. each member must undertake to comply with the obligations imposed by the producers' organization.

Article 6

1. The rules laid down by citrus fruit producers' organizations pursuant to Article 13a (1) (c) of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 shall cover at least the following:

(a) with a view to establishing production, the rules shall provide for producers to lodge declarations of acreage, provisional harvesting quantities, as well as the quantities actually harvested; this information must be broken down by product and by variety;

(b) as regards production, the rules shall define, on the basis of the marketing strategy and outlets, the products and/or varieties to be grown, converted or grubbed up, the cultivation techniques to be used and the timing of the harvest;

(c) as regards marketing, the rules shall lay down minimum criteria for quality, size, packaging, presentation and marking according to the destination of the products.

2. Producers' organizations shall advise and assist their members to ensure proper application of the rules they adopt. They shall penalize non-compliance in an appropriate fashion.

Article 7

1. Not later than 1 September each year, and for the first time not later than 1 September 1991, producers' organizations shall communicate to the competent national authorities the information referred to in Annex II.

Member States may, should they deem it necessary, adopt additional rules concerning the points in Part B of Annex II.

2. The competent authorities shall send to the Commission not later than 30 November each year, and for the first time not later than 30 November 1991, the list of recognized citrus fruit producers' organizations in their territory and Part A of Annex II for each producers' organization.

3. The Commission may arrange, in collaboration with the Member States concerned, the electronic transmission of all or part of the information referred to in Annex II.

Article 8

1. The competent authorities shall verify the conformity of the creation and functioning of the producers' organizations and the accuracy of the information referred to in Article 7. Each producers' organization shall undergo an on-the-spot inspection at least once every three years.

2. However, for each producers' organization recognized before 1 June 1990, the competent authority shall, before 1 June 1993, carry out an on-the-spot inspection to verify their compliance with Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72 and this Regulation.

Article 9

Competent authorities shall withdraw recognition where they find, as the case may be, that:

- the obligations imposed by the Community rules are not fulfilled,

- the information referred to in Article 7 has been intentionally withheld or falsified with fraudulent intent.

Article 10

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 7 September 1990.

For the Commission

Ray MAC SHARRY

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 118, 20. 5. 1972, p. 1.

(2) OJ No L 119, 11. 5. 1990, p. 43.

ANNEX I

1.2.3 // // // // Region // Minimum number of members // Minimum volume of marketable citrus fruit (tonnes) // // // // Spain: // // // - Catalonia and Balearic Islands // 25 // 1 200 // - other regions // 25 // 2 500 // France: // // // all regions // 20 // 2 000 // Greece: // // // - Peiraias, Chania, Preveza, Arta, Achaia, Arkadia, Argolida // 100 // 5 000 // - Korinthos, Messinia, Aitoloa, Karnania, Ilia, Lakonia, Thesprotia, Zakynthos, Chios // 50 // 1 500 // - other regions // 20 // 100 // Italy: // // // - Sicily and Calabria // 100 // 10 000 // - other regions // 100 // 5 000 // Portugal: // // // all regions // 10 // 1 000 // Other Member States: // 10 // 100 // // //

ANNEX II

INFORMATION ON CITRUS FRUIT PRODUCERS' ORGANIZATIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 7

PART A

(to be sent to the Commission)

1.2 // // Member State // // Year // // Marketing year

1.2 // 1. // Name of organization // // // 2. // Legal form // 3. // Rules of association (attach copy) (1) // 4. // Address // // - Of the administrative office: // // Road: No: // // Box: Post code: Town: // // Telephone: Telex: Telefax: // // - Of the business headquarters: // // Road: No: // // Box: Post code: Town: // 5. // Territory covered (1) // // // // // // // 6. // Number of members // // Number of producers: // // Number of non producers members (where applicable) // 7. // Financial contribution of each member (1) // // (a) On joining: // // Membership fee: Other form of contribution: // // // // (b) For the purposes of applying Article 4 (2): // of amendments.

// 8. // Citrus fruit intervention fund // // (a) Specify sources of funding: // // // // // // // // (b) Attach relevant extract of the accounts // 9. // Staff 1.2.3.4.5 // // // // // // Activities // Number // Paid // Unpaid // Time dedicated to producers' organization // // // // // // Management // // // // // // // // // // Administration // // // // // // // // // // Technical production back-up // // // // // // // // // // Market preparation operations // // // // // // // // // // Marketing // // // // // // // // // // Other // // // // // // // // // 1.2 // 10. // Total area of members' plantations 1.2.3 // // // // Products // Area (ha) // Average yield (tonnes/ha) // // // 1.2 // I. // Oranges // // 1. Sweet oranges // // - navels // // - 'Biondo' varieties // // - blood varieties // // - other // // 2. Bitter oranges // II. // Small citrus fruit // // 1. Mandarins // // 2. Clementines // // 3. Satsumas // // 4. Other hybrids // III. // Lemons // IV. // Limes // V. // Grapefruit and pomelos // VI. // Other 1.2.3 // // // // Total // // // // // 1.2 // 11. // Technical facilities placed at the disposal of members (1) // // (a) Market preparation and packing centres: // // Number: Property of the producers' organization Yes No // // Brief description of the facility/ies (constituent elements, area covered, etc.) // // // // 1.2.3 // // (b) Equipment installed: // // // - cold storage: // Yes No // // // Capacity m3 or tonnes // // - degreening: // Yes No // // // Capacity m3 or tonnes // // - sorting // Yes No output tonnes/hour // // - sizing // Yes No output tonnes/hour // // - packaging // Yea No output tonnes/hour 1.2 // // - other (state which): // // output: tonnes/hour // 12. // Marketing balance during previous marketing year: // 12.1. // In volume (tonnes) 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8 // // // // // // // // // Production // Harvested // Not complying with marketing rules // Marketable // Marketed fresh // Sent for processing // Withdrawn from the market // Withdrawals as percentage of marketable production // Products // (1) // (2) // (3)=(1)-(2) // (4) // (5) // (6) // (7)=(6): (3) // // // // // // // // // Oranges // // // // // // // // Lemons // // // // // // // // Clementines // // // // // // // // Mandarins // // // // // // // // Satsumas // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // Total // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 1.2 / / 12.2. // In value (national currency) 1.2.3 // // // // Products // Marketed fresh // Sent for processing // // // // Oranges // // // Lemons // // // Clementines // // // Mandarins // // // Satsumas // // // Other // // // // // time and in the event of amendments.

TO BE COMPLETED BY THE MEMBER STATE

1.2.3 // 13. // Recognition // // // Date: // No of Decision: // // Published in: // on: // 14. // Withdrawal of recognition // // // Date: // No of Decision: // // Published in: // on: 1.2 // // Reasons: // 15. // Checks carried out // // Date: // // Subject: // // Remarks: // Indicate for which purposes: // // Amount:

(1) To be completed only for the first time and in the event // Total

// // // // // (1) To be completed only for the first

PART B

(For use by the Member State)

1.2 // 1. // Register of members // // Attach, for each member, the following information: // // - name, forename, // // - name and registration number of parcels planted to citrus fruit, // // - area of plantations, production harvested and average yield per hectare, broken down by product and by variety in accordance with point 10 of Part A. // 2. // Rules adopted by the producers' organization // // Attach a copy of the rules referred to in Article 6. // 3. // Outlets // 3.1. // Types of customer // // (indicate in order of size of turnover, as the case may be: wholesalers, retailers, exporters, supermarkets, industry, other): // // // // // // // // // 3.2. // Types of sale (indicate in order of size of turnover, as the case may be: direct sale, sale under delivery contracts, commission sale or other kind of direct sale): // // // // // // // // // 3.3. // Use and/or destination (indicate in percentages): // // Local market: // // Regional market: // // Marketed in EEC: // // Exported to non-member countries // // Processing industry: // // Other // 4. // Financial situation // // Attach result of operating account // 5. // General meetings // // (a) Indicate frequency // // (b) Attach minutes of meetings held in previous marketing year.

No of Decision : //

Published in :

on :

1.2 //

Reasons :

15 .

Checks carried out //

Date : //

Subject :

Remarks :

Amount :

( 1 ) To be completed only for the first time and in the event

Total

( 1 ) To be completed only for the first time and in the event

PART B

( For use by the Member State )

1.21 .

Register of members //

Attach, for each member, the following information : //

_ name, forename, //

_ name and registration number of parcels planted to citrus fruit, //

_ area of plantations, production harvested and average yield per hectare, broken down by product and by variety in accordance with point 10 of Part A .

2 .

Rules adopted by the producers' organization //

Attach a copy of the rules referred to in Article 6 .

3 .

Outlets

3.1 .

Types of customer //

( indicate in order of size of turnover, as the case may be : wholesalers, retailers, exporters, supermarkets, industry, other ): //

3.2 .

Types of sale ( indicate in order of size of turnover, as the case may be : direct sale, sale under delivery contracts, commission sale or other kind of direct sale ): //

3.3 .

Use and/or destination ( indicate in percentages ): //

Local market :

Regional market :

Marketed in EEC :

Exported to non-member countries

Processing industry :

Other

4 .

Financial situation //

Attach result of operating account

5 .

General meetings //

( a ) Indicate frequency //

( b ) Attach minutes of meetings held in previous marketing year .

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