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Document 31991R0220

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 220/91 of 30 January 1991 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 on producer groups and associations thereof

OJ L 26, 31.1.1991, p. 15–25 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 03 Volume 036 P. 104 - 115
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 03 Volume 036 P. 104 - 115

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1999

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1991/220/oj

31991R0220

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 220/91 of 30 January 1991 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 on producer groups and associations thereof

Official Journal L 026 , 31/01/1991 P. 0015 - 0025
Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 36 P. 0104
Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 36 P. 0104


COMMISSION REGULATION (EEC) No 220/91 of 30 January 1991 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 on producer groups and associations thereof

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 of 19 June 1978 on producer groups and associations thereof (1), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3808/89 (2), and in particular Article 6 (3) thereof,

Whereas Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2083/80 of 31 July 1980 laying down detailed rules of application concerning the economic activity of producer groups and associations thereof (3), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2238/89 (4), has been substantially amended on a number of occasions; whereas it is appropriate, for reasons of clarity and rationality, to consolidate the said Regulation;

Whereas, in accordance with the provision referred to above, it is for the Commission to determine the detailed implementing rules on the minimum cultivated area, turnover, or volume of production coming from members which these groups or associations must represent and, if necessary, the minimum number of members they shall have;

Whereas, even those sectors where cultivated area could be used, volume of production constitutes a more reliable criterion of the efficiency of groups and associations; whereas volume of production also provides a better basis for long-term reference than turnover, which is subject to rapid variations in monetary values; whereas, however, turnover constitutes an appropriate criterion for certain sectors, in particular those less important sectors where, in view of the difficulty in determining a full list of specific limits, a single reference basis should be used;

Whereas, in view of the structure of agriculture in the regions and sectors covered by Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78, supply cannot be concentrated efficiently unless the information on volume of production or turnover of the producer groups is accompanied by an indication of the minimum number of members such as to facilitate participation by producers who, although they are geared towards the market in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78, are only small-scale producers;

Whereas the detailed rules relating to the economic activity of groups, while taking account of the situation in the regions referred to in Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78, should enable production and supply to be effectively adjusted to the concentration and growing requirements of demand; whereas, therefore, while encouraging a multiplicity of groups and associations; they should avoid excessive fragmentation in these regions;

Whereas certain differences in the volume and structure of demand in the various regions referred to in Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 make it appropriate to modulate the limits envisaged;

Whereas, in particular, the major differences in total production between the various regions of the Italian Republic justify the minimum volume of production controlled by groups in that country being proportional, subject to certain conditions, to the level of regional production; whereas, moreover, it is justified in the case of Italy for the number of members and the minimum volume of production to be set fairly high, as it is likely that the initiative to form groups will be taken mainly by the trade organizations, which are capable of mobilizing a large number of producers and of involving a fairly large amount of production; whereas, however, account should be taken of the far-reaching structural deficiencies in the supply of agricultural products in the Mezzogiorno and in the upland areas of the remainder of Italy;

Whereas in Portugal, since the fact that 'alentejanos de montado' pigs are reared extensively makes estimating national production difficult, the minimum share of national production volume required of associations in this sector should not be set;

Whereas for holdings in the Greek, Balearic and Canary Islands the far-reaching structural deficiencies in the supply of agricultural products justify a reduction of the minimum volumes of production;

Whereas requirements to guarantee the economic scale of the associations should also be laid down;

Whereas the sugar sector is characterized by a system of production quotas accompanied by specific provisions concerning inter-trade agreements; whereas for that reason Council Regulation (EEC) No 1785/81 of 30 June 1981 on the common organization of the markets in the sugar sector (5), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2787/90 (6), lays down that Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 is not applicable to the sugar-beet sector as long as a quota system exists; whereas the limits in question should not therefore be set for that sector;

Whereas in the olive-oil sector account must be taken of the special provisions on the composition of groups of associations as laid down in Council Regulation (EEC) No 136/66/EEC of 22 September 1966 on the establishment of the common organization of the market in oils and fats (7), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 3577/90 (8);

Whereas this Regulation does not cover the fishery and aquaculture products sector, which are subject to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3796/81 of 29 December 1981 on the common organization of the market in fishery products (9), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2886/89 (10);

Whereas Council Regulation (EEC) No 789/89 (11) included locust beans in the common organization market in fruit and vegetables and, consequently, Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78 no longer applies in the locust bean sector;

Whereas Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (12), as last amended by Regulation (EEC) No 53/91 (13), instituted a combined goods nomenclature based on the Harmonized Community Description and Coding System;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Structures and Rural Development,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION: Article 1

1. The minimum volume of annual production of turnover and the minimum number of members which the producer groups should represent, within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (e) of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78, shall be as laid down in the Annex.

In the Italian administrative regions in which the average production is lower than the minimum annual volume of production or minimum turnover provided for in the Annex, the minimum volume of production and number of members required of a producer group shall be reduced by 50 %.

Where they request recognition of products other than those listed in the Annex, the producer groups must have at least:

- an annual turnover of ECU 1 million or, in the case of Greece, ECU 500 000,

- 50 members.

The third subparagraph shall not apply to the sugarbeet sector.

2. The volume of production or the turnover referred to in paragraph 1 shall be in respect of products actually marketed or, in the case of the oliveoil sector, actually produced by the producers who are members of the producer group and shall be calculated as an average over three years prior to the application for recognition. Article 2

1. Notwithstanding Article 1, in those administrative districts of Italy where average production over the three years prior to 3 August 1980 exceeds 20 times the minimum volume of production for each sector, the groups must represent a minimum of 5 % of regional production, except in the sectors of oil seeds, live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots and the like, cut flowers and ornamental foliage, and honey.

Calculation of production in the various regions as provided for in the preceding subparagraph:

- shall be made on the basis of the official statistics of the Member State for the three years prior to 3 August 1980;

- shall be updated every five years.

For the purposes of these calculations, the figures may be rounded off to the nearest 1 000 or 100 depending on the orders of magnitude involved.

2. The minimum volume of production provided for in Article 1 and in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be reduced by:

- 30 % for producer groups made up mainly of farmers with farms situated in the Mezzogiorno and in areas covered by Article 3 (3) of Council Directive 75/268/EEC (14),

- 50 % for producers groups made up mainly of farmers with farms situated in the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands. Article 3

1. For the purposes of Article 6 (1) (e) of Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78, and without prejudice to paragraph 2, associations must account for a combined volume of production or turnover which:

(a) is at last three times the minimum size laid down for groups in the region in which they are registered;

(b) is no lower than 5 % of national production or, in the case of France, no lower than 5 % of:

- either the production of the metropolitan regions covered by Regulation (EEC) No 1360/78,

- or the production of a given overseas department.

2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1:

(a) in the case of Italy, associations must be composed of at least five recognized producer groups operating in five different administrative regions, this threshold being changed to:

- 10 recognized producer groups active in five administrative regions for olive oil producers,

- four recognized producer groups active in two administrative regions for producers of tropical fruit, medicinal plants and rice,

- three recognized producer groups active in two administrative regions for producers of buffalo meat;

(b) in the case of France, associations must consist of at least five recognized producer groups operating in two departments. In the olive oil sector, associations must number at least 5 000 producers and produce at least 1 000 tonnes of oil; in the table wine and musts sector associations must consist of at least three recognized groups and number at least 600 members;

(c) in the case of Belgium, associations must comply with the minimum requirements as regards area cultivated, turnover, share of national production and number of recognized producer groups laid down in point III of the Annex, and must cover at least one province;

(d) in the case of Greece, associations must comply with the minimum requirements as regards area cultivated (or equivalent), turnover, share of national production and number of recognized producer groups laid down in point IV of the Annex. For products not listed in the Annex, associations must consist of at least three recognized groups. The minimum area covered by the associations must be at least ten communes situated within a homogeneous area;

(e) in the case of Spain, associations must comply within the minimum requirements as regards area cultivated, turnover and share of national production laid down in point V of the Annex. Both for products listed in the Annex and for other products, associations must consist of at least five recognized groups and cover at least the area of one autonomous community;

(f) in the case of Portugal, associations must comply with the minimum requirements as regards area cultivated, turnover, share of national production and number of recognized producer groups laid down in point VI of the Annex. For products not listed in the Annex, associations must consist of at least three recognized groups and cover at least the area of one district;

(g) in the case of Ireland, associations must comply with the minimum requirements as regards area cultivated, turnover, share of national production and number of recognized producer groups laid down in point VII of the Annex. Irish associations must cover at least the area of one province. Article 4

1. Regulation (EEC) No 2083/80 is hereby repealed.

2. All references to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation. Article 5

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, 30 January 1991. For the Commission

Ray MAC SHARRY

Member of the Commission (1) OJ No L 166, 23. 6. 1978, p. 1. (2) OJ No L 371, 20. 12. 1989, p. 1. (3) OJ No L 203, 5. 8. 1980, p. 5. (4) OJ No L 215, 26. 7. 1989, p. 12. (5) OJ No L 177, 1. 7. 1981, p. 4. (6) OJ No L 265, 28. 9. 1990, p. 16. (7) OJ No 172, 30. 9. 1966, p. 3025/66. (8) OJ No L 353, 17. 12. 1990, p. 23. (9) OJ No L 379, 31. 12. 1981, p. 1. (10) OJ No L 282, 2. 10. 1989, p. 1. (11) OJ No L 85, 30. 3. 1989, p. 3. (12) OJ No L 256, 7. 9. 1987, p. 1. (13) OJ No L 7, 10. 1. 1991, p. 14. (14) OJ No L 128, 19. 5. 1975, p. 1.

ANNEX

I. Producer groups in Italy

CN code Product Producer groups Volume of production or turnover Minimum membership 0102 Live bovine animals: ex 0201 ex 0202 Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) a) buffaloes 3 000 LU 100 b) other bovine animals 5 000 LU 200 0103 ex 0203 Live swine (1) Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen 25 000 head 200 0104 ex 0204 Live sheep and goats (1) Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen 12 000 head 150 0105 91 00 ex 0207 0106 00 10 0208 10 10 Live poultry, that is to say, fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls: meat and edible, offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen; live domestic rabbits and meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen (2) 220 000 places 200 0407 00 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked (2) 80 000 layers 200 ex 0401 Milk, cheese and curd ex 0403 a) cows' (3) 15 000 tonnes 200 ex 0404 b) buffaloes' (3) 5 000 tonnes 100 0406 c) ewes' or goats' (3) 2 000 tonnes 100 0409 00 00 Natural honey ECU 150 000 50 Chapter 6 Live plants and floricultural products ECU 2 500 000 (4) 100 0701 90 51 Potatoes, fresh or chilled (5) 0701 90 59 a) main crop 10 000 tonnes 0701 90 90 b) early 5 000 tonnes 300 0803 00 0804 30 00 0804 40 Tropical fruits 30 ha 10 1001 90 Cereals (6) 1005 (a) common wheat and meslin, maize 15 000 tonnes 300 1001 10 (b) durum wheat 12 000 tonnes 300 1006 (c) rice 10 000 tonnes 150 ex 1201 to ex 1207 Oilseeds and oleaginous fruits, other than for sowing ECU 2 000 000 (4) 200 1211 and 1212 20 00 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered ECU 800 000 (4) 25 1509 1510 00 Olive oil 1 200 tonnes 300 2204 21 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines (a) table wine (b) quality wines produced in specified regions (quality wines psr) 150 000 hl 30 % of the total for the quality wine psr area 300 30 % of producers in the quality wine psr area 2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse 1 000 tonnes 300

II. Producer groups in France

CN code Product Producer groups Volume of production or turnover Minimum membership 0102 ex 0201 ex 0202 Live bovine animals; meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) 200 LU 20 Tropical fruit: 0803 00 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried 30 ha 10 0804 30 00 Pineapples 30 ha 10 0804 40 Avocados 30 ha 5 ex 1211 Lavender and perfumery plants ECU 100 000 40 1509 1510 00 Olive oil 60 tonnes 200 2204 10 (a) wine of fresh grapes 100 000 hl 200 2204 21 (b) table wine 100 000 hl 200 2204 29 2204 30 10 (c) quality wines psr 30 000 hl or 50 % of total quality wine psr zone 100 producers or 50 % of total quality wine psr zone

III. Producer groups and associations of producer groups in Belgium

CN code Product Producer groups Associations Volume of production or turnover Minimum member- ship Minimum area or equivalent Turnover (million ECU) Share of national production % Minimum member- ship 0102

ex 0201

ex 0202 Live bovine animals

Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) 1 000 LU 25 4 000 LU 3,45 0,5 4 0103

ex 0203 Live swine (1) (8)

Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen 15 000 head

(piglets) 10 50 000 head

(piglets) 2,3 0,5 3 1001

to

1005 Cereals (6) 3 500 tonnes 20 15 000 tonnes 3,45 1,0 3 ex 1214 90 90 Lucerne ECU

0,23 million 20 6 000 tonnes 0,69 0,5 3

IV. Producer groups and associations of producer grops in Greece

CN code Product Producer groups Associations Volume of production or turnover Minimum member- ship Minimum area or equivalent Turnover (million ECU) Share of national production % Minimum member- ship 0102

ex 0201

ex 0202 Live bovine animals

Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) 500 LU 50 5 000 LU

of 8 000

calves 6,0 2 10 0103

ex 0203 Live swine (1)

Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen 10 000

head 20 120 000

head 15,0 5 10 0104

ex 0204 Live sheep and goats (1)

Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen 3 000

head 50 110 000

head 5,0 1 10 0105 91 00

ex 0207 Live poultry, that is to say, fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls; meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen 0106 00 10

0208 10 10 Live domestic rabbits and meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen (2) 200 000

head 20 1 200 000

head 3,0 1 3 0407 00 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked (2) 60 000

layers 20 500 000

layers 12,0 5 3 ex 0401

ex 0403

ex 0404

0406 Milk, cheese and curd

(a) cows' (3)

(b) ewes' or goats' (3)

1 000 tonnes

150 tonnes

50

30

15 000 tonnes

12 000 tonnes

4,0

7,0

2

1

10

10 0409 00 00 Natural honey (4) ECU 12 000 20 - 0,6 1 5 Chapter 6 Live plants and floricultural products ECU 100 000 10 - 0,6 1 5 0701 90 51

0701 90 59

0701 90 90 Potatoes, fresh or chilled (5)

(a) main crop

(b) early 2 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes 50

50 1 000 ha

500 ha 4,0

2,0 3

3 5

5 0803 00 Tropical fruit: bananas 10 ha 30 35 ha 2,0 10 3 Cereals (6) 1001 90

1001 10

1005

1006 (a) Common wheat and meslin

(b) Durum wheat

(c) Maize

(d) Rice 2 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes

500 tonnes 100

50

50

30 13 100 ha

9 400 ha

5 100 ha

400 ha 8,0

6,0

9,0

1,0 2,5

2,5

2,5

2,5 10

10

10

5 ex 1201 to

ex 1207 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, other than for sowing ECU 20 000 40 - 0,7 1,0 5 1211

and

1212 20 00 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered ECU 30 000 10 - 0,5 5,0 5 1509

1510 00 Olive oil 50 tonnes 10 7 700 ha or

3 000 tonnes 7,0 1,0 10 2204 21 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines: 2204 29 (a) table wine

(b) quality wines produced in specified regions (quality wines psr) 10 000 hl

30 % of the total for the quality wine psr area 100

30 % of producers in the quality wine psr area 140 000 hl

40 000 hl 5,0

0,5 3,0

1,0 10

10 2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse 60 tonnes 50 1 100 ha 5,0 1,0 10

V. Producer groups and associations of producer groups in Spain

CN code Product Producer groups Associations Volume of production or turnover Minimum member- ship Minimum area or equivalent Turnover (million ECU) Share of national production % 0102

ex 0201

ex 0202 Live bovine animals

Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) (8) 1 000 LU

2 000

calves 50

50 60 000 LU

30 000

calves 65,0

8,5 5,0 0103

ex 0203 Live swine (1) (8)

Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen 20 000 head

10 000 head

of Iberian pigs

15 000 piglets 75

35 700 000 head

100 000 head

of Iberian pigs

180 000 piglets 60,0

8,0 5,0 0104

ex 0204 Live sheep and goats (1)

Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen 15 000 head of sheep

10 000 head of goats 50

25 250 000 head

of sheep

100 000 head

of goats 15,0

3,0 2,5

10,0 0105

0207 Live poultry, that is to say, fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls; meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen 250 000 head 50

(for fowl and other poultry) 12 000 000

head (for fowls and other poultry) 15,0 2,5 0106 00 10

0208 10 10 Live domestic rabbits; meat and edible meat offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen (2) 35 (for rabbits) 3 500 000

head (for rabbits) 5,0 5,0 0407 00 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked (2) 60 000

layers 50 1 000 000

layers 15,0 2,5 0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter and 0406 Cheese and curd: (a) from cows'milk (3)

(b) from ewes'milk

(c) from goats'milk (3) 4 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes 50

25

25 100 000 tonnes

20 000 tonnes

10 000 tonnes 25,0

10,0

3,0 2,5

10,0

2,5 0409 00 00 Natural honey (4) ECU 300 000 50 2,5 10,0 Chapter 6 Live plants and floricultural products ECU 1,5 million

25 8,0 5 0701 90 51

0701 90 59

0701 90 90 Potatoes, fresh or chilled (5)

(a) main crop

(b) early 10 000 tonnes

5 000 tonnes 50

25 8 700 ha

4 300 ha 21,0

15,0 2,5

5,0 0709 90 31

0710 80 10

0711 20 10 Olives, for uses other than the production of oil 2 000 tonnes 50 15 000 ha 6,0 10,0 0713

1209 29 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split, other fodder seeds of the code 1209 29 1 500 tonnes 50 25 300 ha 10,0 5,0 0803 00

0804 30 00

0804 40 Tropical fruit, fresh or dried:

Bananas, including plantains

Pineapples

Avocados 50 ha 25 2 500 ha

(bananas)

200 ha

(others) 19,0

5,0 20,0

5,0 0804 20 90 Figs, dried 1 000 tonnes 50 5 000 ha 2,0 15,0 0806 20 Grapes, dried 1 500 tonnes 25 1 000 ha 1,5 10,0 Cereals (6) (7): 20 000 tonnes 200 160 000 ha 60,0 2,0 1001 Wheat and meslin 1002 00 00 Rye 1003 00 Barley 1004 00 Oats 1005 Maize 1007 00 Grain sorghum 1006 Rice 10 000 tonnes 100 1 500 ha 25,0 20,0 ex 1201 to

ex 1207 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, other than for sowing (4) ECU 1,5 million 200 23 000 ha 10,0 2,5 1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered (4) ECU 500 000 2,5 5,0 1509 Olive oil and its fractions whether or not refined, but not chemically modified 2 000 tonnes

(in oil) 100 58 000 ha 30,0 5,0 ex 2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines: (a) table wine

(b) quality wines produced in specified regions (quality wines psr) 150 000 hl

(in wine)

25 000 hl 200

100 56 800 hl

10 000 hl 60,0

15,0 5,0

2,5 2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse 500 tonnes 75 2 100 ha 7,0 10,0

VI. Producer groups and associations of producer groups in Portugal

CN code Product Producer groups Associations Volume of production or turnover Minimum member- ship Minimum area or equivalent Turnover (million ECU) Share of national production % Minimum member- ship 0102

ex 0201

ex 0202 Live bovine animals

Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) 400 LU 25 2 000 LU 2,0 1,5 3 0103

ex 0203 Live swine (1) (8)

Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen 5 000 head

1 000 head

of 'alentejanos

de montado'

pigs 20

10 50 000 head

5 000 head

of 'alentejanos

de montado'

pigs 6,0

0,7 2,0

- 5

5 0104

ex 0204 Live sheep and goats (1)

Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen 1 000 head 10 10 000 head 0,225 1,0 5 0105

0207 Live poultry, that is to say, fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls; meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen 100 000 head 20 1 000 000 head 1,9 1,0 5 0106 00 10

0208 10 10 Live domestic rabbits and meat and edible offal thereof, fresh, chilled or frozen (2) 30 000 head 20 100 000 head 0,65 1,0 3 0407 00 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked (2) 20 000

layers 10 100 000

layers 1,5 2,0 3 0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter: 0406 Cheese and curd: (a) from cows' milk (3)

(b) from ewes' or goats' milk (3) 1 000 tonnes

100 tonnes 30

25 20 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes 5,5

0,9 2,5

1,0 5

3 0409 00 00 Natural honey (4) ECU 30 000 10 32 tonnes 0,1 1,0 3 Chapter 6 Live plants and floricultural products (4) ECU 100 000 10 - 0,6 2,5 3 0701 90 51

0701 90 59

0701 90 90 Potatoes, fresh or chilled (5)

(a) main crop

(b) early 1 500 tonnes

300 tonnes 20

20 1 500 ha

200 ha 2,8

0,5 1,0

2,0 5

3 0709 90 31

0710 80 10

0711 20 10 Olives, for uses other than the production of oil 250 tonnes 25 1 000 ha 0,4 5,0 3 0713

1209 29 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split, other fodder seeds of the code 1209 29 150 tonnes 10 1 000 ha 0,4 2,0 3 0803 00 Tropical fruit, fresh or dried: Bananas, including plantains 5 ha 15 50 ha 0,6 4,0 3 0804 30 00 Pineapples ECU 200 000 10 15 ha 0,75 20,0 3 0804 40 Avocados 5 ha 10 20 ha 0,25 20,0 3 0804 20 90 Figs, dried 100 ha 10 500 ha 0,22 1,0 3 0806 20 Grapes, dried 5 ha 10 15 ha 0,06 10,0 3 0902 Tea 5 ha 10 Cereals (6) (7): 1001 Wheat and meslin 5 000 tonnes 25 10 000 ha 9,0 3,5 5 1002 00 00 Rye 1003 00 Barley 1004 00 Oats 1005 Maize 1007 00 Grain sorghum 1008 30 00 Alpiste 1008 90 Other cereals 1006 Rice 2 500 tonnes 20 5 000 ha 7,5 10 3 ex 1201 to

ex 1207 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, other than for sowing (4) ECU 250 000 10 600 ha 1,0 6,5 3 1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered (4) ECU 100 000 10 - 0,25 5,0 3 1509 Olive oil and its fractions whether or not refined, but not chemically modified 50 tonnes 50 2 000 ha 0,9 1,5 3 ex 2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines: (a) table wines 25 000 hl 100 5 000 ha 2,8 2,0 3 (b) quality wines psr 2 000 hl 25 800 ha 0,9 1,0 3 2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse 30 tonnes 10 100 ha 0,35 6,0 3 4051 00 10 Natural cork, raw or simply prepared 1 000 tonnes 10 50 000 ha 6,25 10,0 3 ex 5301 Flax, raw or processed but not spun 5 ha 10 15 ha 0,01 10,0 3

VII. Producer groups and associations thereof in Ireland

CN code Product Producer Groups Associations Volume of production or turnover Minimum member- ship Minimum area or equivalent Turnover (million ECU) Share of national production % Minimum member- ship 0102

ex 0201

ex 0202 Live bovine animals; meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen (1) 700 LU 20 10 000 LU 9,5 1,0 12 0104

ex 0204 Live sheep and goats (1); meat of sheep or goats, fresh chilled or frozen 3 000 head 25 9 000 head 1,0 1,0 3 0701 90 51

0701 90 59

0701 90 90 Potatoes (1)

(a) main crop

(b) early 3 000 tonnes

1 000 tonnes 10

10 1 000 ha

400 ha 2,0

1,0 4,0

4,0 5

3 Cereals (6): 1001 90

1003 00

1004 00 (a) common wheat and meslin

(b) barley

(c) oats 3 000 tonnes

3 000 tonnes

3 000 tonnes 5

5

5 15 000 tonnes

15 000 tonnes

15 000 tonnes 3,0

3,0

3,0 1,5

1,5

1,5 3

3

3

(1) If the group deals with different species, the minimum volume of production shall be equal to the highest minimum volume, calculated in livestock units, of those for the species concerned. Cattle, sheep and goats shall be converted into livestock units for the purposes of this Regulation as laid down in the Annex to Directive 75/268/EEC. Pigs shall be converted as follows:

- piglets with a live weight of less than 20 kg (per 100 head): 2,7 units,

- breeding sows of 50 kg or more: 0,5 units,

- other pigs: 0,3 units.

(2) If the group covers poultry or rabbits and eggs, the minimum volume of production shall be the higher than those laid down for each of the two sectors.

(3) If the group covers both cows' milk and buffaloes' or ewes' or goats milk, the minimum volume of production shall be that laid down for cows' milk.

(4) The value laid down shall be updated every year on the basis of the index of agricultural prices.

(5) If the producer group covers at the same time ware potatoes and early potatoes, the minimum volume applicable is the one laid down for ware potatoes.

(6) If the producer group covers different cereals, the minimum volume of production shall be the highest of those laid down for the cereals concerned.

(7) 'Cereals' means the following products: wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize and grain sorghum, considered singly or jointly for the purposes of determining the volume of production.

(8) If the group covers more than one type of animal within a given species, the minimum required shall correspond to the type most represented.

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