Commission Regulation (EC) No 1519/2005 of 19 September 2005 opening the procedure for the allocation of export licences for cheese to be exported to the United States of America in 2006 under certain GATT quotas


Published: 2005-09-15

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20.9.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 244/13


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1519/2005

of 19 September 2005

opening the procedure for the allocation of export licences for cheese to be exported to the United States of America in 2006 under certain GATT quotas

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 30 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 20 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 of 26 January 1999 laying down special detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 804/68 as regards export licences and export refunds in the case of milk and milk products (2), provides that export licences for cheese exported to the United States of America as part of the quotas under the agreements concluded during multilateral trade negotiations, may be allocated in accordance with a special procedure provided for therein.

(2)

That procedure should be opened for exports during 2006 and the additional rules relating to it should be determined.

(3)

In administering imports the competent authorities in the USA make a distinction between the additional quota granted to the European Community under the Uruguay Round and the quotas resulting from the Tokyo Round. Export licences should be allocated taking into account the eligibility of those products for the USA quota in question as described in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States of America.

(4)

With a view to exporting the maximum quantity under the quotas for which there is moderate interest, applications covering the whole quota quantity should be allowed.

(5)

In order to provide stability and security for operators lodging applications under this special regime, it is appropriate to fix the day on which applications are deemed to have been lodged for the purposes of Article 1(1) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Milk and Milk Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Export licences for products falling within CN code 0406 and listed in Annex I to this Regulation to be exported to the United States of America in 2006 under the quotas referred to in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 shall be issued in accordance with Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 and this Regulation.

Article 2

1.   Applications for provisional licences referred to in Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 (hereinafter applications) shall be lodged with the competent authorities from 26 to 30 September 2005 at the latest.

2.   Applications shall be admissible only if they contain all the information referred to in Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 and if they are accompanied by the documents referred to therein.

Where, for the same group of products referred to in column 2 of Annex I to this Regulation the available quantity is divided between the Uruguay Round quota and the Tokyo Round quota, licence applications may cover only one of those quotas and shall indicate the quota concerned, specifying the identification of the group and of the quota indicated in column 3 of Annex I.

Information referred to in Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 shall be presented in accordance with the model set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

3.   As regards the quotas identified by 22-Tokyo and 22-Uruguay in column 3 of Annex I, applications shall cover at least 10 tonnes and shall not exceed the quantity available under the quota concerned as set out in column 4 of that Annex.

As regards the other quotas indicated in column 3 of Annex I, applications shall cover at least 10 tonnes and no more than 40 % of the quantity available under the quota concerned as set out in column 4 of that Annex.

4.   Applications shall be admissible only if applicants declare in writing that they have not lodged other applications for the same group of products and the same quota and undertake not to do so.

If an applicant lodges several applications for the same group of products and the same quota in one or more Member States, all his applications shall be deemed inadmissible.

5.   For the purposes of Article 1(1) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999, all applications lodged within the time limit referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be deemed to have been lodged on 26 September 2005.

Article 3

1.   Member States shall notify the Commission, within five working days after the end of the period for lodging applications, of the applications lodged for each of the groups of products and, where applicable, the quotas indicated in Annex I.

All notifications, including ‘nil’ notifications, shall be made by fax on the model form set out in Annex III.

2.   Notification shall comprise for each group and, where applicable, for each quota:

(a)

a list of applicants;

(b)

the quantities applied for by each applicant broken down by the product code of the Combined Nomenclature and by their code in accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States of America (2005);

(c)

indication whether applicant exported the products concerned during the previous three years;

(d)

the name and address of the importer designated by the applicant and the indication whether the importer is a subsidiary of the applicant.

Article 4

The Commission shall, pursuant to Article 20(3), (4) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999, determine the allocation of licences without delay and shall notify the Member States thereof by 31 October 2005 at the latest.

Member States shall notify the Commission, within five working days after publication of the allocation coefficients of provisional licences, for each group and, where applicable, for each quota, the quantities by applicant, for which provisional licences have been allocated in accordance to Article 20(4) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999.

The notification shall be made by fax on the model form set out in Annex IV to this Regulation.

Article 5

The information notified under Article 3 of this Regulation and under Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 shall be verified by the Member States before the full licences are issued and by 31 December 2005 at the latest.

Where it is found that incorrect information has been supplied by an operator to whom a provisional licence has been issued, the licence shall be cancelled and the security forfeited. The Member States shall communicate it to the Commission without any delay.

Article 6

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 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, 19 September 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 186/2004 (OJ L 29, 3.2.2004, p. 6).

(2)  OJ L 20, 27.1.1999, p. 8. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1513/2005 (OJ L 241, 17.9.2005, p. 45).


ANNEX I

Cheese to be exported to the United States of America in 2006 under certain GATT quotas

(Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999 and Regulation (EC) No 1513/2005)

Identification of group in accordance with Additional Notes in Chapter 4 of the Harmonised Tariff Schedule of the United States of America

Identification of group

Quantity available for 2006

Note to

Group

Tonnes

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

16

Not specifically provided for (NSPF)

16 — Tokyo

908,877

16 — Uruguay

3 446,000

17

Blue Mould

17

350,000

18

Cheddar

18

1 050,000

20

Edam/Gouda

20

1 100,000

21

Italian type

21

2 025,000

22

Swiss or Emmenthaler cheese other than with eye formation

22 — Tokyo

393,006

22 — Uruguay

380,000

25

Swiss or Emmenthaler cheese with eye formation

25 — Tokyo

4 003,172

25 — Uruguay

2 420,000


ANNEX II

Presentation of information required pursuant to Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999

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ANNEX III

Presentation of information required pursuant to Article 20(2) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999

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ANNEX IV

Presentation of granted provisional licences in accordance to Article 20(4) of Regulation (EC) No 174/1999

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