Commission Regulation (EC) No 103/2005 of 21 January 2005 opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the internal market of paddy rice held by the Greek intervention agency


Published: 2005-01-21

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22.1.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 20/5


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 103/2005

of 21 January 2005

opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the internal market of paddy rice held by the Greek intervention agency

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), and in particular Article 7(4) and (5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 75/91 (2) lays down the procedures and conditions for the disposal of paddy rice held by intervention agencies.

(2)

The Greek intervention agency has been storing a very significant quantity of paddy rice for a very long time. A standing invitation to tender should therefore be opened for the resale on the internal market of some 16 875 tonnes of paddy rice held by that agency.

(3)

The Management Committee for Cereals has not delivered an opinion within the time limit set by its chairman,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Under the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 75/91, the Greek intervention agency shall launch a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the internal market of the quantities of paddy rice held by it, as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

1.   The closing date for the submission of tenders in response to the first partial invitation to tender shall be 2 February 2005.

2.   The closing date for the submission of tenders in response to the last partial invitation to tender shall be 30 March 2005.

3.   Tenders must be lodged with the Greek intervention agency:

OPEKEPE

Acharnon Street 241

GR-10446 Athens

Tel. (30-10) 212 47 87 and 212 47 89

Fax (30-10) 862 93 73

Article 3

As an exception to Article 19 of Regulation (EEC) No 75/91, the Greek intervention agency shall inform the Commission, no later than the Tuesday of the week following the closing date for the submission of tenders, of the quantity and average prices of the various lots sold, broken down by group where appropriate.

Article 4

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, 21 January 2005.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96.

(2)  OJ L 9, 12.1.1991, p. 15.


ANNEX

Group

1

2

Approximate quantity

8 743 t

8 132 t

Harvest year

1997

1998

Rice type

all

long-grain B