Commission Regulation (EC) No 1103/2005 of 13 July 2005 on import licence applications for rice originating in Egypt under the tariff quota for 2005 provided for in Regulation (EC) No 955/2005


Published: 2005-07-13

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14.7.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 183/67


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1103/2005

of 13 July 2005

on import licence applications for rice originating in Egypt under the tariff quota for 2005 provided for in Regulation (EC) No 955/2005

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 955/2005 of 23 June 2005 opening a Community import quota for rice originating in Egypt (2), and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The import licence applications for rice falling within CN code 1006 lodged from 1 July 2005 to 13.00 on 4 July 2005 and notified to the Commission cover an amount of 59 135 tonnes, whereas the maximum amount of such rice that can be imported under the Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (3), attached to Council Decision 2005/89/EC (4), is 9 342 tonnes.

(2)

A reduction percentage should therefore be fixed for import licence applications lodged by 13.00 on 4 July 2005 and benefiting from a 100 % reduction in customs duty calculated in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003.

(3)

No further import licences allowing a 100 % reduction in the customs duty should be issued for 2005.

(4)

Given its purpose, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Import licence applications for rice falling within CN code 1006 under the quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 955/2005, submitted before 13.00 on 4 July 2005 and notified to the Commission, shall give rise to the issue of licences for the quantities applied for multiplied by a reduction coefficient of 84,202249 %.

Article 2

Import licence applications for rice falling within CN code 1006 submitted from 13.00 on 4 July 2005 to the end of 2005 shall not give rise to the issue of an import licence for the quota opened by Regulation (EC) No 955/2005.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of 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, 13 July 2005.

For the Commission

J. M. SILVA RODRÍGUEZ

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96.

(2)  OJ L 164, 24.6.2005, p. 5.

(3)  OJ L 31, 4.2.2005, p. 31.

(4)  OJ L 31, 4.2.2005, p. 30.