Commission Regulation (EC) No 2246/2004 of 27 December 2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes


Published: 2004-12-27

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28.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 381/12


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2246/2004

of 27 December 2004

amending Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 33(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 of 30 July 1996 on rules of application for additional import duties on fruit and vegetables (2) provides for surveillance of imports of the products listed in the Annex thereto. That surveillance is to be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 308d of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (3).

(2)

For the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Agreement on Agriculture (4) concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in the light of the latest data available for 2001, 2002 and 2003, the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes should be adjusted.

(3)

Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 should be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 is hereby replaced by the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following 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, 27 December 2004.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 47/2003 (OJ L 7, 11.1.2003, p. 64).

(2)  OJ L 193, 3.8.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1844/2004 (OJ L 322, 23.10.2004, p. 12).

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 (OJ L 343, 31.12.2003, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they exist at the time of the adoption of this Regulation. Where “ex” appears before the CN code, the scope of the additional duties is determined both by the scope of the CN code and by the corresponding trigger period.

Serial number

CN code

Description

Trigger period

Trigger level

(tonnes)

78.0015

ex 0702 00 00

Tomatoes

1 October to 31 May

596 477

78.0020

1 June to 30 September

552 167

78.0065

ex 0707 00 05

Cucumbers

1 May to 31 October

39 640

78.0075

1 November to 30 April

30 932

78.0085

ex 0709 10 00

Artichokes

1 November to 30 June

2 071

78.0100

0709 90 70

Courgettes

1 January to 31 December

65 658

78.0110

ex 0805 10 10

ex 0805 10 30

ex 0805 10 50

Oranges

1 December to 31 May

620 166

78.0120

ex 0805 20 10

Clementines

1 November to end of February

88 174

78.0130

ex 0805 20 30

ex 0805 20 50

ex 0805 20 70

ex 0805 20 90

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

1 November to end of February

94 302

78.0155

ex 0805 50 10

Lemons

1 June to 31 December

341 887

78.0160

1 January to 31 May

13 010

78.0170

ex 0806 10 10

Table grapes

21 July to 20 November

227 815

78.0175

ex 0808 10 20

ex 0808 10 50

ex 0808 10 90

Apples

1 January to 31 August

730 999

78.0180

1 September to 31 December

32 266

78.0220

ex 0808 20 50

Pears

1 January to 30 April

274 921

78.0235

1 July to 31 December

28 009

78.0250

ex 0809 10 00

Apricots

1 June to 31 July

4 123

78.0265

ex 0809 20 95

Cherries, other than sour cherries

21 May to 10 August

32 863

78.0270

ex 0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines

11 June to 30 September

6 808

78.0280

ex 0809 40 05

Plums

11 June to 30 September

51 276’