Commission Regulation (EC) No 2170/2004 of 17 December 2004 apportioning, for the 2004/05 marketing year, 5000 tonnes of short flax fibre and hemp fibre as national guaranteed quantities between Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg


Published: 2004-12-17

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18.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 371/19


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2170/2004

of 17 December 2004

apportioning, for the 2004/05 marketing year, 5 000 tonnes of short flax fibre and hemp fibre as national guaranteed quantities between Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000 of 27 July 2000 on the common organisation of the markets in flax and hemp grown for fibre (1), and in particular Article 9 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 8(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2001 (2), which laid down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000, stipulates that the apportioning of 5 000 tonnes of short flax fibre and hemp fibre as national guaranteed quantities, as provided for in Article 3(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000, must be effected before 16 November of the marketing year in progress.

(2)

To that end, Denmark and Italy have sent the Commission information relating to areas covered by sale/purchase contracts, processing commitments and processing contracts, and estimated flax and hemp straw and fibre yields.

(3)

Conversely, no flax or hemp fibre will be produced for the 2004/05 marketing year in Greece, Ireland or Luxembourg.

(4)

On the basis of estimates of production resulting from the information provided, total production in the five Member States concerned will not reach the overall quantity of 5 000 tonnes allocated to them, and the national guaranteed quantities as set out below should be set.

(5)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the 2004/05 marketing year, the apportionment in national guaranteed quantities provided for in Article 3(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000 shall be as follows:

Denmark

57 tonnes

Greece

0 tonnes

Ireland

0 tonnes

Italy

1 227 tonnes

Luxembourg

0 tonnes

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 16 November 2004.

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

Done at Brussels, 17 December 2004.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 193, 29.7.2000, p. 16. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 393/2004 (OJ L 65, 3.3.2004, p. 4).

(2)  OJ L 35, 6.2.2001, p. 18. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1401/2003 (OJ L 199, 7.8.2003, p. 3).