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Document 32000R2434

Council Regulation (EC) No 2434/2000 of 17 October 2000 establishing certain concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic

OJ L 280, 4.11.2000, p. 9–16 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 30/04/2003; razveljavil 32003D0299

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2000/2434/oj

32000R2434

Council Regulation (EC) No 2434/2000 of 17 October 2000 establishing certain concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic

Official Journal L 280 , 04/11/2000 P. 0009 - 0016


Council Regulation (EC) No 2434/2000

of 17 October 2000

establishing certain concessions in the form of Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural products and providing for an adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of certain agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1) The Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part(1), provides for certain concessions for certain agricultural products originating in the Slovak Republic.

(2) Improvements to the preferential agreements of the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic were provided for in the Protocol adjusting trade aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union and the outcome of the Uruguay Round negotiations on agriculture including improvements to the existing preferential arrangements(2). The Council approved the abovementioned Protocol on behalf of the Community by Council Decision 98/638/EC(3).

(3) In accordance with the Directives adopted by the Council on 30 March 1999, the Commission and the Slovak Republic concluded on 4 May 2000 negotiations on a new Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement.

(4) The new Additional Protocol, which provides for additional agricultural concessions, will be based on Article 21(5) of the Europe Agreement, establishing that the Community and the Slovak Republic are to examine in the Association Council, product by product and on an orderly and reciprocal basis, the possibility of granting each other further concessions.

(5) A swift implementation of the adjustments forms an essential part of the results of the negotiations for the conclusion of a new Additional Protocol to the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic.

(6) It is therefore appropriate to provide for the adjustment, as an autonomous and transitional measure, of the agricultural concessions provided for in the Europe Agreement with the Slovak Republic.

(7) The Slovak Republic will take all useful legislative provisions, on an autonomous and transitional basis, in order to enable a rapid and simultaneous implementation of the adaptation of the agricultural concessions of the Slovak Republic provided for in the Europe Agreement.

(8) The measures necessary for the implementation of this Regulation should be in accordance with Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission(4).

(9) Commission Regulation (EC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code(5) codified the management rules for tariff quotas designed to be used following the chronological order of dates of customs declarations,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. The arrangements for import into the Community applicable to certain agricultural products originating in the Slovak Republic as set out in Annexes A(a) and A(b) to this Regulation shall replace those set out in Annex XI to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part.

2. On the entry into force of the new Additional Protocol adjusting the Europe Agreement referred to in paragraph 1, the concessions provided for in that Protocol shall replace those referred to in Annexes A(a) and A(b) to this Regulation.

3. The Commission shall adopt detailed rules for the application of this Regulation in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 3(2).

Article 2

1. Tariff quotas with an order number above 09.5100 shall be administered by the Commission in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

2. Quantities of goods subject to tariff quotas and released for free circulation as from 1 July 2000 under the concessions provided for in Annex XI to the Europe Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 3066/95(6) before the entry into force of this Regulation shall be fully counted against the quantities provided for in the Annex A(b) to this Regulation.

Article 3

1. The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee instituted by Article 23 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 of 30 June 1992 on the common organisation of the market of cereals(7) or, where appropriate, the Committee instituted by the relevant provisions of the other Regulations on the common organisation of agricultural markets, hereinafter referred to as the "Committee".

2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, the procedure laid down in Articles 4 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply.

The period laid down in Article 4(3) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at one month.

3. The Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.

Article 4

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

It shall apply from 1 July 2000.

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

Done at Luxembourg, 17 October 2000.

For the Council

The President

L. Fabius

(1) OJ L 359, 31.12.1994, p. 2.

(2) OJ L 306, 16.11.1998, p. 3.

(3) OJ L 306, 16.11.1998, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

(5) OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation at last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1662/1999 (OJ L 197, 29.7.1999, p. 25).

(6) OJ L 328, 30.12.1995, p. 31. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2435/98 (OJ L 303, 13.11.1998, p. 1).

(7) OJ L 181, 1.7.1992, p. 21.

ANNEX A(a)

Customs duties on imports applicable in the Community to products originating in the Slovak Republic and listed below shall be abolished

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0208 90 60

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0601 10 40

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0602 40 90

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0602 90 30

0602 90 41

0602 90 45

0602 90 49

0602 90 51

0602 90 59

0602 90 70

0602 90 91

0602 90 99

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0603 10 40

0603 10 50

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0604 91 29

0604 91 41

0604 91 49

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0604 99 90

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0709 51 50

0709 51 90

0709 52 00

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0709 90 50

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0711 30 00

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0711 90 70

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0713 90 90

0714 90 90

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0802 22 00

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0802 32 00

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0802 50 00

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0802 90 60

0802 90 85

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0806 20 12

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1212 10 99

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1504 10 99

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1504 30 10

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1507 10 90

1507 90 10

1507 90 90

1508 10 90

1508 90 10

1508 90 90

1511 10 90

1511 90 19

1511 90 91

1511 90 99

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1512 21 90

1512 29 10

1512 29 90

1513 11 10

1513 11 91

1513 11 99

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1513 19 19

1513 19 30

1513 19 91

1513 19 99

1513 21 11

1513 21 19

1513 21 30

1513 21 90

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1513 29 19

1513 29 30

1513 29 50

1513 29 91

1513 29 99

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1515 21 90

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1515 30 90

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1515 50 19

1515 50 91

1515 50 99

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1515 90 40

1515 90 59

1515 90 60

1516 20 96

1518 00 31

1518 00 39

1518 00 91

1518 00 95

1522 00 91

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2309 10 19

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2309 10 70

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2309 90 31

2309 90 33

2309 90 35

2309 90 39

2309 90 41

2309 90 43

2309 90 49

2309 90 51

2309 90 53

2309 90 59

2309 90 70

2309 90 91

2309 90 93

2309 90 95

2309 90 97

(1) As defined in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2204/1999 of 12 October 1999, anmending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff, (OJ L 278, 28.10.1999, p. 1).

ANNEX A (b)

Imports into the Community of the following products originating in the Slovak Republic shall be subject to the concessions set out below

(MFN = most favoured nation duty)

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Annex to Annex A(b)

Minimum import price arrangement for certain soft fruit for processing

1. Minimum import prices are fixed as follows for the following products for processing originating in the Slovak Republic:

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2. The minimum import prices, as set out in point 1, will be respected on a consignment by consignment basis. In the case of a customs declaration value being lower than the minimum import price, a countervailing duty will be charged equal to the difference between the minimum import price and the customs declaration value.

3. If the import prices of a given product covered by this Annex show a trend suggesting that the prices could go below the level of the minimum import prices in the immediate future, the European Commission will inform the Slovak Republic authorities in order to enable them to correct the situation.

4. At the request of either the Community or the Slovak Republic, the Association Committee shall examine the functioning of the system or the revision of the level of the minimum import prices. If appropriate, the Association Committee shall take the necessary decisions.

5. To encourage and promote the development of trade and for the mutual benefit of all parties concerned, a consultation meeting will be organised three months before the beginning of each marketing year in the European Community. This consultation meeting will take place between the European Commission and the interested European producers' organisations for the products concerned, of the one part, and the authorities', producers' and exporters' organisations of all the associated exporting countries, of the other part.

During this consultation meeting, the market situation for soft fruit including, in particular, forecasts for production, stock situation, price evolution and possible market development, as well as possibilities to adapt supply to demand, will be discussed.

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