2005/79/EC: Decision No 1/2005 of the EC-Switzerland Joint Committee of 1 February 2005 replacing tables III and IV(b) of Protocol 2


Published: 2005-02-01

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2.2.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 29/42


DECISION No 1/2005 OF THE EC-SWITZERLAND JOINT COMMITTEE

of 1 February 2005

replacing tables III and IV(b) of Protocol 2

(2005/79/EC)

THE JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement between the European Economic Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other part signed in Brussels on 22 July 1972, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, as amended by the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation amending the Agreement as regards the provisions applicable to processed agricultural products signed in Luxembourg on 26 October 2004, and its Protocol 2, and in particular Article 7 thereof,

(1)

Whereas for the implementation of Protocol 2 to the Agreement, internal reference prices are fixed for the Contracting Parties by the Joint Committee.

(2)

Whereas actual prices have changed on the domestic markets of the Contracting Parties as regards raw materials for which price compensation measures are applied.

(3)

Whereas it is therefore necessary to update the reference prices and amounts listed in tables III and IV(b) to Protocol 2 accordingly.

(4)

Whereas this Decision should enter into force on the date when the provisional application of the amending Agreement signed on 26 October 2004 becomes effective, i.e. the first day of the fourth month following the date of the signature, provided that the implementing measures as defined in Article 5(4) of Protocol 2 are adopted at the same date,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Table III and the table under table IV(b) of Protocol 2 are replaced by the tables in Annex I and Annex II to this Decision.

Article 2

This decision shall enter into force on 1 February 2005.

Done at Brussels, 1 February 2005.

For the Joint Committee

The Chairman

Richard WRIGHT


ANNEX I

‘TABLE III

EC and Swiss domestic reference prices

(CHF per 100 kg net)

Agricultural raw material

Swiss domestic reference price

EC domestic reference price

Difference Swiss/EC reference price

Common wheat

58,34

16,10

42,24

Durum wheat

37,85

25,40

12,45

Rye

48,01

16,10

31,91

Barley

27,14

16,10

11,04

Maize

31,79

16,10

15,69

Common wheat flour

103,38

37,20

66,18

Whole-milk powder

590,00

395,00

195,00

Skimmed-milk powder

468,60

333,00

135,60

Butter

917,00

468,00

449,00

White sugar

0,00

Eggs (1)

255,00

205,50

49,50

Fresh potatoes

42,00

21,00

21,00

Vegetable fat (2)

390,00

160,00

230,00’


(1)  Derived from the prices for liquid birds’ eggs, not in shell multiplied with factor 0,85.

(2)  Prices for vegetable fats (for the baking and food industry) with 100 % fat content.


ANNEX II

‘TABLE IV

b)

The basic amounts for agricultural raw materials taken into account for the calculation of the agricultural components:


(CHF per 100 kg net)

Agricultural raw material

Applied basic amount as from the entry into force

Applied basic amount as from three years after the entry into force

Common wheat

38,00

36,00

Durum wheat

11,00

10,00

Rye

29,00

27,00

Barley

10,00

9,00

Maize

14,00

13,00

Common wheat flour

57,00

54,00

Whole-milk powder

176,00

166,00

Skimmed-milk powder

122,00

115,00

Butter

449,00 (1)

449,00 (1)

White sugar

Zero

Zero

Eggs

36,00

36,00

Fresh potatoes

19,00

18,00

Vegetable fat

207,00

196,00’


(1)  Taking into account benefits from the aid for butter granted under Commission Regulation (EC) No 2571/97 of 15 December 1997, the applied basic amount of butter is not reduced compared to the price difference in table III.