Council Regulation (EC) No 2243/2004 of 22 December 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 opening and providing for the administration of autonomous Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural and industrial products


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28.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 381/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2243/2004

of 22 December 2004

amending Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 opening and providing for the administration of autonomous Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural and industrial products

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 26 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 20 December 1996 the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 opening and providing for the administration of autonomous Community tariff quotas for certain agricultural and industrial products (1). Community demand for the products in question should be met under the most favourable conditions. New Community tariff quotas should therefore be opened at reduced or zero rates of duty for appropriate volumes and certain existing tariff quotas should be extended, while avoiding any disturbance to the markets for these products.

(2)

Since the quota amount for certain Community tariff quotas is insufficient to meet the needs of Community industry for the current quota period, these tariff quotas should be increased with effect from 1 January 2005.

(3)

It is no longer in the Community interest to continue to grant Community tariff quotas in 2005 for certain products on which duties were suspended in 2004. These products should therefore be removed from the table in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2505/96.

(4)

In view of the many changes to be made, the full text of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 should be replaced in the interests of clarity.

(5)

Having regard to the economic importance of this Regulation, it is necessary to rely upon the grounds of urgency provided for in point I.3 of the Protocol annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities on the role of national parliaments in the European Union.

(6)

Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2505/96 is replaced by the Annex hereto.

Article 2

For the quota period from 1 January to 30 June 2005, in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2505/96:

the validity of tariff quota 09.2021 shall expire on 30 June 2005; its volume shall remain unaltered,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2613 is fixed at 400 tonnes at a 0 % rate of duty.

Article 3

For the quota period from 1 January to 31 December 2005, in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 2505/96:

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2023 is fixed at 700 000 units,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2603 is fixed at 3 400 tonnes,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2612 is fixed at 500 tonnes at a 0 % rate of duties,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2619 is fixed at 80 tonnes,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2620 is fixed at 500 000 units,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2621 is fixed at 1 500 tonnes and its period of validity shall expire on 31 December 2005,

the quota amount of tariff quota 09.2985 is fixed at 300 000 units and its period of validity shall expire on 31 December 2005.

Article 4

The tariff quotas 09.2605, 09.2606, 09.2607, 09.2609, 09.2614, 09.2918, 09.2957, 09.2966, 09.2993 and 09.2999 shall be closed from 31 December 2004.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2005.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2004.

For the Council

The President

C. VEERMAN


(1)  OJ L 345, 31.12.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1329/2004 (OJ L 247, 21.7.2004, p. 1).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX I

Serial number

CN code

Taric subdivision

Description

Amount of quota

Quota duty

(%)

Quota period

09.2021

ex 7011 20 00

45

Glass face-plate with a diagonal measurement of 72 cm (± 0,2 cm), from the outer edge to the outer edge and having a light transmission of 56,8 % (± 3 %) by a glass thickness of 10,16 mm.

70 000 units

0

1.1.-30.6.2005

09.2022

ex 8504 90 11

20

Ferrite cores for the production of deflection yokes (1)

2 400 000 units (3)

0

1.7.2004–30.6.2005

09.2023

ex 8540 91 00

34

Flat masks, with a length of 597,1 mm (± 0,2 mm) and a height of 356,2 mm (± 0,2 mm) fitted with slots of a width of 179,1 μm (± 9 μm) at the end of the central vertical axis

700 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2602

ex 2921 51 19

10

o-phenylenediamine

1 800 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2603

ex 2931 00 95

15

Bis(3-triethoxysilylpropyl) tetrasulfide

3 400 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2604

ex 3905 30 00

10

Poly(vinyl alcohol) partially acetalized with 5-(4-azido-2-sulfobenzylidene)-3-(formylpropyl)-rhodanine, sodium salt

100 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2610

ex 2925 20 00

20

(Chloromethylene) dimethylammonium chloride

100 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2611

ex 2826 19 00

10

Calcium fluoride having a total content of aluminium, magnesium and sodium of 0,25 mg/kg or less, in the form of powder

55 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2612

ex 2921 59 90

30

3,3'-dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride

500 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2613

ex 2932 99 70

40

1,3:2,4-Bis-O-(3,4-dimethylbenzylidene)-D-glucitol

400 tonnes

0

1.1.-30.6.2005

09.2615

ex 2934 99 90

70

Ribonucleic acid

110 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2616

ex 3910 00 00

30

Polydimethylsiloxane with a degree of polymerisation of 2 800 monomer units (± 100)

1 300 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2618

ex 2918 19 80

40

(R)-2-Chloromandelic acid

100 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2619

ex 2934 99 90

71

2-Thienylacetonitrile

80 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2620

ex 8526 91 90

10

Assembly for GPS system having a position determination function

500 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2621

ex 3812 30 80

50

Aluminium magnesium zinc hydroxide carbonate hydrate, coated with a surface-active agent

1 500 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2622

ex 1108 12 00

10

Maize starch containing at least 40 % but not more than 60 % by weight of insoluble dietary fibre

600 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2623

ex 2710 19 61

10

Fuel oils with a sulphur content not exceeding 2 % by weight, for use in fuel for sea-going vessels (1)

80 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

ex 2710 19 63

10

09.2624

2912 42 00

 

Ethylvanillin (3-ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde)

352 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2625

ex 3920 20 21

20

Film of polymers of polypropylene, biaxially oriented, of a thickness of 3,5 μm or more but less than 15 μm, of a width of 490 mm or more but not exceeding 620 mm, for the production of film capacitors (1)

170 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2626

ex 4205 00 00

10

Pieces of embossed grain bovine leather, dyed grey-blue or beige and cut to shape, for use in products of subheading 9401 20 00 (1)

400 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2627

ex 7011 20 00

55

Glass face-plate with a diagonal measurement of 814,8 mm (± 1,5 mm) from the outer edge to the outer edge and having a light transmission of 51,1 % (± 2,2 %) by a glass thickness of 12,5 mm

500 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2628

ex 7019 52 00

10

Glass web woven from glass fibre coated in plastic, of a weight of 120 g/m2 (± 10 g/m2) of a type used in the manufacture of anti-insect rollers and framed nets

350 000 m2

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2629

ex 7616 99 90

85

Aluminium telescopic handle for use in the manufacture of luggage (1)

240 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2630

ex 3908 90 00

30

Thermoplastic polyamide resin having a fire point of more than 750 °C, for use in the manufacture of deflection yokes of cathode ray tubes (1)

40 tonnes

0

1.1.-30.6.2005

09.2703

ex 2825 30 00

10

Vanadium oxides and hydroxides only for the production of alloys (1)

13 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2713

ex 2008 60 19

10

Sweet cherries, marinated in alcohol, of a diameter not exceeding 19,9 mm, stoned, intended for the manufacture of chocolate products (1):

with a sugar content exceeding 9 % by weight

with a sugar content not exceeding 9 % by weight

2 000 tonnes

10 (4)

1.1.-31.12.

ex 2008 60 39

10

10

09.2719

ex 2008 60 19

20

Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), marinated in alcohol, of a diameter not exceeding 19,9 mm, intended for the manufacture of chocolate products (1):

with a sugar content exceeding 9 % by weight

with a sugar content not exceeding 9 % by weight

2 000 tonnes

10 (4)

1.1.-31.12.

ex 2008 60 39

20

10

09.2727

ex 3902 90 90

93

Synthetic poly-alpha-olefin having a viscosity of not less than 38 x 10 6m2 s-1 (38 centistokes) at 100 °C measured using the ASTM D 445 method

10 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2799

ex 7202 49 90

10

Ferro-chromium containing 1,5 % or more but not more than 4 % by weight of carbon and not more than 70 % of chromium

50 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2809

ex 3802 90 00

10

Acid activated montmorillonite, for the manufacture of self-copy paper (1)

10 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2829

ex 3824 90 99

19

Solid extract of the residual, insoluble in aliphatic solvents, obtained during the extraction of resin from wood, having the following characteristics:

a resin acid content not exceeding 30 % by weight,

an acid number not exceeding 110, and

a melting point of not less than 100 °C

1 600 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2837

ex 2903 49 80

10

Bromochloromethane

450 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2841

ex 2712 90 99

10

Blend of 1-alkenes containing 80 % by weight or more of 1-alkenes of a chain-length of 20 and 22 carbon atoms

10 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2849

ex 0710 80 69

10

Mushrooms of the species Auricularia polytricha (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling), frozen, for the manufacture of prepared meals (1)  (2)

700 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2851

ex 2907 12 00

10

O-Cresol having a purity of not less than 98,5 % by weight

20 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2853

ex 2930 90 70

35

Glutathione

15 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2881

ex 3901 90 90

92

Chlorosulphonated polyethylene

6 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2882

ex 2908 90 00

20

2,4-Dichloro-3-ethyl-6-nitrophenol, powdered

90 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2889

3805 10 90

Sulphate turpentine

20 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2904

ex 8540 11 19

95

Flat screen colour cathode-ray tube with a screen width/height ratio 4/3, a diagonal measurement of the screen of 79 cm or more but not exceeding 81 cm and a curvature radius of 50 m or more

8 500 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2913

ex 2401 10 41

10

Natural unmanufactured tobacco, whether or not cut in regular size, having a customs value of not less than EUR 450 per 100 kg net weight, for use as binder or wrapper for the manufacture of goods falling within subheading 2402 10 00 (1)

6 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

ex 2401 10 49

10

ex 2401 10 50

10

ex 2401 10 70

10

ex 2401 10 90

10

ex 2401 20 41

10

ex 2401 20 49

10

ex 2401 20 50

10

ex 2401 20 70

10

ex 2401 20 90

10

09.2914

ex 3824 90 99

26

Aqueous solution containing by weight not less than 40 % of dry betaine extract and 5 % or more but not more than 30 % by weight of organic or inorganic salts

38 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2917

ex 2930 90 13

90

Cystine

600 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2919

ex 8708 29 90

10

Folding bellows for the manufacture of articulated buses (1)

2 600 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2933

ex 2903 69 90

30

1,3-Dichlorobenzene

2 600 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2935

3806 10 10

Rosin and resin acids, obtained from fresh oleoresins

120 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-30.6.

09.2935

3806 10 10

Rosin and resin acids, obtained from fresh oleoresins

80 000 tonnes

0

1.7.-31.12.

09.2945

ex 2940 00 00

20

D-Xylose

400 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2947

ex 3904 69 90

95

Poly(vinylidene fluoride), in powder form, for the preparation of paint or varnish for coating metal (1)

1 300 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2950

ex 2905 59 10

10

2-Chloroethanol, for the manufacture of liquid thioplasts of subheading 4002 99 90 (1)

8 400 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2955

ex 2932 19 00

60

Flurtamone (ISO)

300 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2964

ex 5502 00 80

20

Filament tow of cellulose produced by organic solvent spinning (Lyocell), for use in the paper industry (1)

1 200 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2975

ex 2918 30 00

10

Benzophenone-3,3':4,4'-tetracarboxylic dianhydride

500 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2976

ex 8407 90 10

10

Four-stroke petrol engines of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 250 cm3 for use in the manufacture of lawnmowers of sub-heading 8433 11 or mowers with motor of subheading 8433 11 or mowers with motor of subheading 8433 20 10 (1)

750 000 units (3)

0

1.7.2004-30.6.2005

09.2979

ex 7011 20 00

15

Glass face-plate with a diagonal measurement from the outer edge to the outer edge of 81,5 cm (± 0,2 cm) and having a light transmission of (80 % (± 3 %) by a reference thickness of the glass of 11,43 mm

600 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2981

ex 8407 33 90

10

Spark-ignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines, having a cylinder capacity of not less than 300 cc and a power of not less than 6 but not exceeding 15,5 kW, for the manufacture of:

self-propelled lawn mowers, with a seat of sub-heading 8433 11 51

tractors of subheading 8701 90 11, having the main function of a lawn mower or

four stroke mowers with a motor capacity of not less than 300 cc of subheading 8433 20 10 (1)

210 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

ex 8407 90 80

10

ex 8407 90 90

10

09.2985

ex 8540 91 00

33

Flat masks of a length of 685,6 mm (± 0,2 mm) arba 687,2 mm (± 0,2 mm) or 687,2 mm (± 0,2 mm) and a height of 406,9 mm (± 0,2 mm) or 408,9 mm (± 0,2 mm), with a width of the slots at the end of the central vertical axe of 174 micrometer (± 8 micrometer)

300 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.2005

09.2986

ex 3824 90 99

76

Mixture of tertiary amines containing:

60 % by weight of dodecyldimethylamine, or more

20 % by weight of dimethyl(tetradecyl)amine, or more

0,5 % by weight of hexadecyldimethylamine, or more,

for use in the production of amine oxides (1)

14 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2992

ex 3902 30 00

93

Propylene-butylene copolymer, containing by weight not less than 60 %, but not more than 68 % of propylene and not less than 32 %, but not more than 40 % of butylene, of a melt viscosity not exceeding 3 000 mPa at 190 °C, as determined by the ASTM D 3236 method, for use as an adhesive in the manufacture of products falling within subheading 4818 40 (1)

1 000 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.

09.2995

ex 8536 90 85

95

Keypads,

comprising a layer of silicone and polycarbonate keytops or

wholly of silicone or wholly of polycarbonate, including printed keys,

for the manufacture or repair of mobile radio-telephones of subheading 8525 20 91 (1)

20 000 000 units

0

1.1.-31.12.

ex 8538 90 99

93

09.2998

ex 2924 29 95

80

5'-Chloro-3-hydroxy-2',4'-dimethoxy-2-naphtanilide

26 tonnes

0

1.1.-31.12.’


(1)  Checks on this prescribed end use shall be carried out pursuant to the relevant Community provisions.

(2)  However, the tariff quota is not allowed where processing is carried out by retail or catering undertakings.

(3)  The quantities of goods subject to this quota and released for free circulation as from 1 July 2004, as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1329/2004, shall be fully counted against this quantity.

(4)  The specific additional duty is applicable.