Commission Regulation (EC) No 1996/2005 of 7 December 2005 on granting of import licences for cane sugar for the purposes of certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements

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Published: 2005-12-07

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8.12.2005   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 320/37

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1996/2005
of 7 December 2005
on granting of import licences for cane sugar for the purposes of certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1),
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1095/96 of 18 June 1996 on the implementation of the concessions set out in Schedule CXL drawn up in the wake of the conclusion of the GATT XXIV.6 negotiations (2),
Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 of 30 June 2003 laying down detailed rules of application for the 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06 marketing years for the import of cane sugar under certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements and amending Regulations (EC) No 1464/95 and (EC) No 779/96 (3), and in particular Article 5(3) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the delivery obligations at zero duty of products of CN code 1701, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(2)

Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the zero duty tariff quotas for products of CN code 1701 11 10, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(3)

Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 opens tariff quotas at a duty of EUR 98 per tonne for products of CN code 1701 11 10 for imports originating in Brazil, Cuba and other third countries.

(4)

In the week of 28 November to 2 December 2005 applications were presented to the competent authorities in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 for import licences for a total quantity exceeding a country's delivery obligation quantity of ACP-India preferential sugar determined pursuant to Article 9 of that Regulation.

(5)

In these circumstances the Commission must set reduction coefficients to be used so that licences are issued for quantities scaled down in proportion to the total available and must indicate that the limit in question has been reached,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
Article 1
In the case of import licence applications presented from 28 November to 2 December 2005 in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 licences shall be issued for the quantities indicated in the Annex to this Regulation.
Article 2
This Regulation shall enter into force on 8 December 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 7 December 2005.


For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ


Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development




(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 987/2005 (OJ L 167, 29.6.2005, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 146, 20.6.1996, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 162, 1.7.2003, p. 25. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 568/2005 (OJ L 97, 15.4.2005, p. 9).

ANNEX
ACP–INDIA preferential sugar
Title II of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003
2005/06 marketing year

Country
Week of 28.11.2005-2.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted
Limit
Barbados
100
 
Belize
100
 
Congo
100
 
Fiji
100
 
Guyana
100
 
India
62,0759
reached
Côte d'Ivoire
100
 
Jamaica
100
 
Kenya
100
 
Madagascar
100
 
Malawi
100
 
Mauritius
100
 
Mozambique
0
reached
Saint Kitts and Nevis
100
 
Swaziland
100
 
Tanzania
100
 
Trinidad and Tobago
100
 
Zambia
100
 
Zimbabwe
0
reached

Special preferential sugar
Title III of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003
2005/06 marketing year

Country
Week of 28.11.2005-2.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted
Limit
India
100
 
ACP
100
 

CXL concessions sugar
Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003
2005/06 marketing year

Country
Week of 28.11.2005-2.12.2005: percentage of requested quantity to be granted
Limit
Brazil
0
reached
Cuba
100
 
Other third countries
0
reached
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