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Document 32003R1999

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1999/2003 of 13 November 2003 fixing certain indicative quantities and individual ceilings for the issuing of licences for importing bananas into the Community under the tariff quotas for the first quarter of 2004

OJ L 296, 14.11.2003, p. 15–16 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

Legal status of the document No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 24/06/2006

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2003/1999/oj

32003R1999

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1999/2003 of 13 November 2003 fixing certain indicative quantities and individual ceilings for the issuing of licences for importing bananas into the Community under the tariff quotas for the first quarter of 2004

Official Journal L 296 , 14/11/2003 P. 0015 - 0016


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1999/2003

of 13 November 2003

fixing certain indicative quantities and individual ceilings for the issuing of licences for importing bananas into the Community under the tariff quotas for the first quarter of 2004

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 of 13 February 1993 on the common organisation of the market in bananas(1), and in particular Article 20 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Article 14(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 896/2001 of 7 May 2001 laying down detailed rules for applying Council Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 as regards the arrangements for importing bananas into the Community(2) provides for the possibility of fixing an indicative quantity, expressed as the same percentage of quantities available under each of the tariff quotas A/B and C laid down under Article 18(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 404/93, for the purposes of issuing import licences for the first three quarters of the year.

(2) The data relating, on the one hand, to the quantities of bananas marketed in the Community in 2003, and in particular actual imports, especially during the first quarter, and, on the other hand, to the outlook for supply and consumption on the Community market in the same quarter of 2004 call for the fixing of indicative quantities for quotas A/B and C that ensure satisfactory supply to the Community as a whole and continuity of trade flows between the production and marketing sectors.

(3) On the basis of the same data, the ceiling on the quantities for which individual operators can submit licence applications in respect of the first quarter of 2004 should be fixed in accordance with Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 896/2001.

(4) Since this Regulation must apply before the beginning of the period for the submission of licence applications in respect of the first quarter of 2004, it should enter into force immediately.

(5) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Bananas,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The indicative quantity provided for in Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 896/2001 for banana imports under the tariff quotas provided for in Article 18 of Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 shall be equal to 27 % of the quantities available for traditional and non-traditional operators under tariff quotas A/B and C for the first quarter of 2004.

Article 2

For the first quarter of 2004, the quantity referred to in Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 896/2001 that may be authorised for banana imports under the tariff quotas provided for in Article 18 of Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 shall be equal to:

(a) 27 % of the reference quantity established pursuant to Articles 4 and 5 of Regulation (EC) No 896/2001 for traditional operators under tariff quotas A/B and C;

(b) 27 % of the reference quantity established and notified pursuant to Article 9(3) of Regulation (EC) No 896/2001 for non-traditional operators under tariff quotas A/B and C.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 14 November 2003.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 November 2003.

For the Commission

J. M. Silva Rodríguez

Agriculture Director-General

(1) OJ L 47, 25.2.1993, p. 1; Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2587/2001 (OJ L 345, 29.12.2001, p. 13).

(2) OJ L 126, 8.5.2001, p. 6; Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1439/2003 (OJ L 204, 13.8.2003, p. 30).

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