Commission Regulation (EC) No 760/2005 of 19 May 2005 fixing the quantities of raw tobacco which may be transferred to another group of varieties in Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal under the guarantee threshold for the 2005 harvest


Published: 2005-05-19

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20.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 127/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 760/2005

of 19 May 2005

fixing the quantities of raw tobacco which may be transferred to another group of varieties in Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal under the guarantee threshold for the 2005 harvest

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92 of 30 June 1992 on the common organisation of the market in raw tobacco (1), and in particular Article 9(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 9 of Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92 introduces production quotas for the different groups of varieties of tobacco. The individual quotas are divided among producers on the basis of the guarantee thresholds for the 2005 harvest laid down in Annex II to Council Regulation (EC) No 546/2002 of 25 March 2002 fixing the premiums and guarantee thresholds for leaf tobacco by variety group and Member State for the 2002, 2003 and 2004 harvests and amending Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92 (2). Under Article 9(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2075/92, the Commission may authorise Member States to transfer parts of their guarantee threshold quantities between groups of varieties provided that such transfers do not give rise to additional costs for the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and do not involve any increase in the Member State's overall guarantee threshold allocations.

(2)

Since these conditions have been met, transfers should be authorised in the Member States which have made application to do so.

(3)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the 2005 harvest, Member States are hereby authorised to transfer, before 30 May 2005, quantities from one group of varieties to another in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third 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 May 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 215, 30.7.1992, p. 70. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2319/2003 (OJ L 345, 31.12.2003, p. 17).

(2)  OJ L 84, 28.3.2002, p. 4. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 (OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EC) No 864/2004 (OJ L 161, 30.4.2004, p. 48).


ANNEX

Guarantee threshold quantities which each Member State is authorised to transfer from one group of varieties to another

Member State

Group of varieties from which transfer is made

Group of varieties to which transfer is made

Germany

1 036,2 tonnes dark air-cured (group III)

528,6 tonnes flue-cured (group I)

367,2 tonnes light air-cured (group II)

Greece

1 694 tonnes light air-cured (group II)

10 761 tonnes flue-cured (group I)

4 415 tonnes sun-cured (group V)

7 269 tonnes Kabak Koulak (group VIII)

122 tonnes Katerini (group VII)

5 267 tonnes Kabak Koulak (group VIII)

3 193 tonnes Basmas (group VI)

Spain

1 999,8 tonnes dark air-cured (group III)

1 571,1 tonnes flue-cured (group I)

35,6 tonnes light air-cured (group II)

France

3 828,4 tonnes dark air-cured (group III)

1 717,2 tonnes flue-cured (group I)

1 444,5 tonnes light air-cured (group II)

Italy

850,0 tonnes sun-cured (group V)

611,9 tonnes flue-cured (group I)

120,0 tonnes sun-cured (group V)

98,2 tonnes fire-cured (group IV)

Portugal

50,0 tonnes light air-cured (group II)

39,9 tonnes flue-cured (group I)