Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 174/2004 of 3 December 2004 amending Annex XXI (Statistics) to the EEA Agreement


Published: 2004-12-03

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26.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 133/27

DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 174/2004
of 3 December 2004
amending Annex XXI (Statistics) to the EEA Agreement
THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,
Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Annex XXI to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 159/2004 of 29 October 2004 (1).

(2)

Commission Decision 2002/990/EC of 17 December 2002 further clarifying Annex A to Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 as concerns the principles for measuring prices and volumes in national accounts (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement,

(3)

This Decision is not to apply to Liechtenstein,
HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:
Article 1
The following point shall be inserted after point 19dd (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1889/2002) of Annex XXI to the Agreement:

‘19de.

32002 D 0990: Commission Decision 2002/990/EC of 17 December 2002 further clarifying Annex A to Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 as concerns the principles for measuring prices and volumes in national accounts (OJ L 347, 20.12.2002, p. 42).
The provisions of the Decision shall, for the purposes of the present Agreement, be read with the following adaptations:

(a)

Iceland shall implement the new principles for measuring prices and volumes from 2006.

(b)

Norway shall implement the new principles for measuring prices and volumes as follows:
(i)

For CPA 73 and 75 (Collective services) from 2005;

(ii)

For CPA 70 and 71 from 2006;

(iii)

For CPA 64, 66, 67, 72, 74, 75 (individual) and 90-93 from 2007;

(iv)

For exports and imports of goods from 2006;

(v)

For exports and imports of services from 2007.’
Article 2
The texts of Decision 2002/990/EC in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.
Article 3
This Decision shall enter into force on 4 December 2004, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (3).
Article 4
This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 3 December 2004.


For the EEA Joint Committee


The President

Kjartan JÓHANNSSON




(1)  OJ L 102, 21.4.2005, p. 43.

(2)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2002, p. 42.

(3)  No constitutional requirements indicated.