Official Journal of the European Union
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1703/2005
of 18 October 2005
setting export refunds in the processed fruit and vegetable sector other than those granted on added sugar (provisionally preserved cherries, peeled tomatoes, sugar-preserved cherries, prepared hazelnuts, certain orange juices)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the markets in processed fruit and vegetable products (1), and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 16(3) thereof,
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1429/95 (2) set implementing rules for export refunds on products processed from fruit and vegetables other than those granted for added sugar.
Article 16(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 states that to the extent necessary to permit exportation of economically significant quantities export refunds can be granted on the products listed at Article 1(2)(a) of that Regulation within the limits ensuing from agreements concluded in line with Article 300 of the Treaty. Article 18(4) of that Regulation provides that if the refund on the sugar incorporated in the products listed in Article 1(2)(b) is insufficient to allow exportation of these products the refund set in line with Article 17 thereof shall apply to them.
Article 16(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 requires that it be ensured that trade flows that have already arisen as a result of granting of export refunds are not disturbed. For that reason the quantities should be set product by product using the agricultural product nomenclature for export refunds established by Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (3).
Article 17(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 requires that when refunds are set account is taken of the existing situation and outlook for prices and availability on the Community market of products processed from fruit and vegetables and for international trade prices, of marketing and transport costs and of the economic aspects of the exportation envisaged.
Article 17(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 requires that when prices on the Community market are determined account is taken of the prices that are most favourable from the point of view of exportation.
The international trade situation or specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to differentiate the refund on a given product by destination.
Economically significant exports can at present be made of provisionally preserved cherries, peeled tomatoes, sugar-preserved cherries, prepared hazelnuts and certain orange juices.
Export refund rates and quantities should therefore be set for these products.
The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Products Processed from Fruit and Vegetables,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
1. Export refund rates in the processed fruit and vegetable sector, periods for lodging and for issuing licence applications and the quantities permitted are stipulated in the Annex hereto.
2. Licences for food aid purposes issued as indicated in Article 16 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1291/2000 (4) shall not be counted against the quantities indicated in the Annex hereto.
This Regulation shall enter into force on 25 October 2005.
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 18 October 2005.
For the Commission
Mariann FISCHER BOEL
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 29. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 386/2004 (OJ L 64, 2.3.2004, p. 25).
(2) OJ L 141, 24.6.1995, p. 28. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 498/2004 (OJ L 80, 18.3.2004, p. 20).
(3) OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 558/2005 (OJ L 94, 13.4.2005, p. 22).
(4) OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1741/2004 (OJ L 311, 8.10.2004, p. 17).
to the Commission Regulation of 18 October 2005 setting export refunds for the processed fruit and vegetable sector other than those granted on added sugar (provisionally preserved cherries, peeled tomatoes, sugar-preserved cherries, prepared hazelnuts, certain orange juices)
Period for lodging licence applications: 25 October 2005 to 23 February 2006.
Licence assignment period: November 2005 to February 2006.
Product code (1)
Destination code (2)
0812 10 00 9100
2002 10 10 9100
2006 00 31 9000
2006 00 99 9100
2008 19 19 9100
2008 19 99 9100
2009 11 99 9110
2009 12 00 9111
2009 19 98 9112
2009 11 99 9150
2009 19 98 9150
(1) The descriptions corresponding to the product codes are contained in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1).
(2) The meanings of the A series destination codes are given in Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87, as amended.
The meanings of the numerical destination codes are given in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).
The other destinations are:
All destinations except the countries of North America.
All destinations except the United States of America and Bulgaria.