Official Journal of the European Union
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1698/2004
of 30 September 2004
setting the coefficients applicable to cereals exported in the form of Scotch whisky for the period 2004/05
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1784/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in cereals (1),
Having regard to Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2825/93 of 15 October 1993 laying down certain detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 as regards the fixing and granting of adjusted refunds in respect of cereals exported in the form of certain spirit drinks (2), and in particular Article 5 thereof,
Article 4(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2825/93 lays down that the quantities of cereals eligible for the refund are to be the quantities placed under control and distilled, weighted by a coefficient to be fixed annually for each Member State concerned. The coefficient expresses the average ratio between the total quantities exported and the total quantities marketed of the spirit drink concerned, on the basis of the trend noted in those quantities during the number of years corresponding to the average ageing period of the spirit drink in question.
On the basis of the information supplied by the United Kingdom on the period 1 January to 31 December 2003, the average ageing period for Scotch whisky in 2003 was seven years. The coefficients for the period 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005 should be set accordingly.
Article 10 of Protocol 3 to the Agreement on the European Economic Area precludes the grant of refunds in respect of exports to Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway. Moreover, the Community has concluded agreements with certain third countries abolishing export refunds. In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2825/93, this should therefore be taken into account in the calculation of the coefficients for the period 2004/2005,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
For the period 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005, the coefficients referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EEC) No 2825/93 applicable to cereals used in the United Kingdom in the production of Scotch whisky shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.
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 October 2004.
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Brussels, 30 September 2004.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission
(1) OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 78.
(2) OJ L 258, 16.10.1993, p. 6. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1633/2000 (OJ L 187, 26.7.2000, p. 29).
Coefficients applicable in the United Kingdom
Period of application
to malted barley used in the production of malt whisky
to cereals used in the production of grain whisky
1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005