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Document 32003R1517

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1517/2003 of 27 August 2003 opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the Community market of 22300 tonnes of barley held by the Belgian intervention agency

OJ L 217, 29.8.2003, p. 32–34 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2003/1517/oj

32003R1517

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1517/2003 of 27 August 2003 opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the Community market of 22300 tonnes of barley held by the Belgian intervention agency

Official Journal L 217 , 29/08/2003 P. 0032 - 0034


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1517/2003

of 27 August 2003

opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the Community market of 22300 tonnes of barley held by the Belgian intervention agency

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 of 30 June 1992 on the common organisation of the market in cereals(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1104/2003(2), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2131/93 of 28 July 1993 laying down the procedure and conditions for the sale of cereals held by intervention agencies(3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1630/2003(4), provides in particular that cereals held by intervention agencies is to be sold by tendering procedure at prices preventing market disturbance.

(2) Belgium still has intervention stocks of barley.

(3) Because of the difficult weather conditions in much of the Community, cereals production has been significantly reduced in the marketing year 2003/2004. This situation has resulted in high prices locally, causing particular difficulties for livestock holdings and the feedingstuffs industry, which are finding it hard to obtain supplies at competitive prices.

(4) It is therefore appropriate to make stocks of barley held by the Belgian intervention agency available on the internal market, which had earlier been destined for export under Commission Regulation (EC) No 953/2002(5), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1096/2003(6), and to repeal that Regulation.

(5) To take account of the situation on the Community market, provision should be made for the Commission to manage this invitation to tender; in addition, provision must be made for an award coefficient for tenders offering the minimum selling price.

(6) When the Belgian intervention agency notifies the Commission, the tenderers should remain anonymous.

(7) With a view to modernising management, the information required by the Commission should be sent by electronic mail.

(8) The Management Committee for Cereals has not issued an opinion within the time limit laid down by its Chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. The Belgian intervention agency shall open a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the Community market of 22300 tonnes of barley held by it.

2. The regions in which the barley is stored are listed in Annex I hereto.

Article 2

The sale provided for in Article 1 shall take place in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2131/93.

However, notwithstanding the above Regulation:

(a) tenders shall be drawn up on the basis of the actual quality of the lot to which they apply;

(b) the minimum selling price shall be set at a level which does not disturb the cereals market.

Article 3

Notwithstanding Article 13(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2131/93 the tender security shall be set at EUR 10 per tonne.

Article 4

1. The closing date for the submission of tenders for the first partial tendering procedure shall be 18 September 2003 at 09.00 (Brussels time).

2. The closing dates for the submission of tenders for subsequent partial tendering procedures shall be each Thursday at 09.00 (Brussels time).

3. The closing date for the submission of tenders for the last partial tendering procedure shall be 18 December 2003 at 09.00 (Brussels time).

Tenders must be lodged with the Belgian intervention agency: Bureau d'intervention et de restitution belge

(BIRB)

Rue de Trèves/Trierstraat, 82 B - 1040 Brussels Fax (32-2) 287 25 24/280 03 07.

Article 5

The Belgian intervention agency shall send the Commission the proposals received, no later than two hours after the expiry of the time limit for submitting tenders. They must be sent in accordance with the model and to the electronic address contained in Annex II hereto.

Article 6

The Commission shall set the minimum selling price or decide not to award any quantities. In the event that tenders are submitted for the same lot and for a quantity larger than that available, the Commission may fix this price separately for each lot.

Where tenders are made at the minimum selling price, the Commission may fix an award coefficient for the quantities offered at the same time as it fixes the minimum selling price.

The Commission shall decide in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1766/92.

Article 7

Regulation (EC) No 953/2002 is hereby repealed.

Article 8

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

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

Done at Brussels, 27 August 2003.

For the Commission

Franz Fischler

Member of the Commission

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

(2) OJ L 158, 27.6.2003, p. 1.

(3) OJ L 191, 31.7.1993, p. 76.

(4) OJ L 187, 26.7.2000, p. 24.

(5) OJ L 147, 5.6.2002, p. 3.

(6) OJ L 157, 26.6.2003, p. 22.

ANNEX I

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ANNEX II

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