Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008


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31.10.2012   

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Official Journal of the European Union

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REGULATION (EU) No 978/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
of 25 October 2012
applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 207 thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,
After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,
Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (1),
Whereas:

(1)

Since 1971, the Community has granted trade preferences to developing countries under its scheme of generalised tariff preferences.

(2)

The Union’s common commercial policy shall be guided by the principles and pursue the objectives set out in the general provisions on the Union’s external action, laid down in Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).

(3)

The Union aims to define and pursue common policies and actions in order to foster the sustainable economic, social and environmental development of developing countries, with the primary aim of eradicating poverty.

(4)

The Union’s common commercial policy is to be consistent with and to consolidate the objectives of the Union policy in the field of development cooperation, laid down in Article 208 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), in particular the eradication of poverty and the promotion of sustainable development and good governance in the developing countries. It is to comply with World Trade Organisation (WTO) requirements, in particular with the Decision on Differential and More Favourable Treatment, Reciprocity and Fuller Participation of Developing Countries (the ‘Enabling Clause’), adopted under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1979, under which WTO Members may accord differential and more favourable treatment to developing countries.

(5)

The Commission Communication of 7 July 2004 entitled ‘Developing countries, international trade and sustainable development: the function of the Community’s generalised system of preferences (GSP) for the 10-year period from 2006 to 2015’ sets out the guidelines for the application of the scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period 2006 to 2015.

(6)

Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 of 22 July 2008 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences for the period from 1 January 2009 (2), as extended by Regulation (EU) No 512/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2011 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 (3) provides for the application of the scheme of generalised tariff preferences (‘the scheme’) until 31 December 2013 or until the scheme under this Regulation is applied, whichever is the earlier. Thereafter, the scheme should continue to apply for a period of 10 years from the date of application of the preferences provided for in this Regulation, except for the special arrangement for the least-developed countries, which should continue to be applied without any expiry date.

(7)

By providing preferential access to the Union market, the scheme should assist developing countries in their efforts to reduce poverty and promote good governance and sustainable development by helping them to generate additional revenue through international trade, which can then be reinvested for the benefit of their own development and, in addition, to diversify their economies. The scheme’s tariff preferences should focus on helping developing countries having greater development, trade and financial needs.

(8)

The scheme consists of a general arrangement, and two special arrangements.

(9)

The general arrangement should be granted to all those developing countries which share a common developing need and are in a similar stage of economic development. Countries which are classified by the World Bank as high-income or upper-middle income countries have per capita income levels allowing them to attain higher levels of diversification without the scheme’s tariff preferences. Those countries include economies which have successfully completed their transition from centralised to market economies. They do not share the same development, trade and financial needs as the remaining developing countries; they are at a different stage of economic development, i.e. they are not similarly-situated as the more vulnerable developing countries; and, in order to prevent unjustified discrimination, they need to be treated differently. Furthermore, the use of tariff preferences provided under the scheme by high-income or upper-middle income countries increases the competitive pressure on exports from poorer, more vulnerable countries and therefore could impose unjustifiable burdens on those more vulnerable developing countries. The general arrangement takes account of the fact that the development, trade and financial needs are subject to change and ensures that the arrangement remains open if the situation of a country changes.
For the sake of consistency, the tariff preferences granted under the general arrangement should not be extended to developing countries which are benefiting from a preferential market access arrangement with the Union, which provides at least the same level of tariff preferences as the scheme for substantially all trade. To provide a beneficiary country and economic operators with time for an orderly adaptation, the general arrangement should continue to be granted for two years as from the date of application of a preferential market access arrangement and this date should be specified in the list of beneficiary countries of the general arrangement.

(10)

Countries listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 and countries benefiting from autonomous preferential access to the Union market under Regulation (EC) No 732/2008, Council Regulation (EC) No 55/2008 of 21 January 2008 introducing autonomous trade preferences for the Republic of Moldova (4) and Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2000 of 18 September 2000 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association process (5) should be considered eligible for the scheme. Overseas territories associated with the Union and overseas countries and territories of countries that are not listed in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 should not be considered eligible for the scheme.

(11)

The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance is based on the integral concept of sustainable development, as recognised by international conventions and instruments such as the 1986 United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Right to Development, the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the 1998 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the 2000 UN Millennium Declaration, and the 2002 Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development. Consequently, the additional tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance should be granted to those developing countries which, due to a lack of diversification and insufficient integration within the international trading system, are vulnerable, in order to help them assume the special burdens and responsibilities resulting from the ratification of core international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance as well as from the effective implementation thereof.

(12)

Preferences should be designed to promote further economic growth and, thereby, to respond positively to the need for sustainable development. Under the special incentive arrangement, the ad valorem tariffs should therefore be suspended for the beneficiary countries concerned. The specific duties should also be suspended, unless combined with an ad valorem duty.

(13)

Countries that fulfil the eligibility criteria for the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance should be able to benefit from the additional tariff preferences if, upon their application, the Commission determines that the relevant conditions are met. It should be possible to submit applications as from the date of entry into force of this Regulation. Countries which benefit from the tariff preferences of the scheme under Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 should also submit a new application.

(14)

The Commission should monitor the status of ratification of the international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance and their effective implementation, by examining the conclusions and recommendations of the relevant monitoring bodies established under those conventions (the relevant monitoring bodies). Every two years, the Commission should present to the European Parliament and the Council a report on the status of ratification of the respective conventions, the compliance of the beneficiary countries with any reporting obligations under those conventions, and the status of the implementation of the conventions in practice.

(15)

For the purposes of the monitoring and the withdrawal of preferences, reports from relevant monitoring bodies are essential. However, such reports may be supplemented by other sources of information, provided that they are accurate and reliable. Without prejudice to other sources, this could include information from civil society, social partners, the European Parliament and the Council.

(16)

The special arrangement for the least-developed countries should continue to grant duty-free access to the Union market for products originating in the least-developed countries, as recognised and classified by the UN, except for trade in arms. For a country no longer classified by the UN as a least-developed country, a transitional period should be established, to alleviate any adverse effects caused by the removal of the tariff preferences granted under this arrangement. Tariff preferences provided under the special arrangement for the least-developed countries should continue to be granted for those least-developed countries, which benefit from another preferential market access arrangement with the Union.

(17)

To ensure coherence with the market access provisions for sugar in the Economic Partnership Agreements, imports of products under heading 1701 of the Common Customs Tariff should require an import licence until 30 September 2015.

(18)

As regards the general arrangement, the differentiation between tariff preferences for non-sensitive products and tariff preferences for sensitive products should be maintained, to take account of the situation of the sectors manufacturing the same products in the Union.

(19)

Common Customs Tariff duties on non-sensitive products should continue to be suspended, while duties on sensitive products should enjoy a tariff reduction, in order to ensure a satisfactory utilisation rate while at the same time taking account of the situation of the corresponding Union industries.

(20)

Such a tariff reduction should be sufficiently attractive, in order to motivate traders to make use of the opportunities offered by the scheme. Therefore, the ad valorem duties should generally be reduced by a flat rate of 3,5 percentage points from the ‘most favoured nation’ duty rate, while such duties for textiles and textile goods should be reduced by 20 %. Specific duties should be reduced by 30 %. Where a minimum duty is specified, that minimum duty should not apply.

(21)

Duties should be suspended totally, where the preferential treatment for an individual import declaration results in an ad valorem duty of 1 % or less or in a specific duty of EUR 2 or less, since the cost of collecting such duties might be higher than the revenue gained.

(22)

Graduation should be based on criteria related to sections and chapters of the Common Customs Tariff. Graduation should apply in respect of a section or subsection in order to reduce cases where heterogeneous products are graduated. The graduation of a section or a subsection (made up of chapters) for a beneficiary country should be applied when the section meets the criteria for graduation over three consecutive years, in order to increase predictability and fairness of graduation by eliminating the effect of large and exceptional variations in the import statistics. Graduation should not apply to the beneficiary countries of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance and the beneficiary countries of the special arrangement for the least-developed countries as they share a very similar economic profile rendering them vulnerable because of a low, non-diversified export base.

(23)

In order to ensure that the scheme benefits only those countries it is intended to benefit, the tariff preferences provided for by this Regulation should apply, as well as the rules of origin of products, laid down in 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 (6).

(24)

The reasons for temporary withdrawal of the arrangements under the scheme should include serious and systematic violations of the principles laid down in certain international conventions concerning core human rights and labour rights, so as to promote the objectives of those conventions. Tariff preferences under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance should be temporarily withdrawn if the beneficiary country does not respect its binding undertaking to maintain the ratification and effective implementation of those conventions or to comply with the reporting requirements imposed by the respective conventions, or if the beneficiary country does not cooperate with the Union’s monitoring procedures as set out in this Regulation.

(25)

Due to the political situation in Burma/Myanmar and in Belarus, the temporary withdrawal of all tariff preferences in respect of imports of products originating in Burma/Myanmar or Belarus should be maintained.

(26)

In order to achieve a balance between the need for better targeting, greater coherence and transparency on the one hand, and better promoting sustainable development and good governance through a unilateral trade preference scheme on the other hand, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should be delegated to the Commission in respect of amendments to the Annexes to this Regulation and temporary withdrawals of tariff preferences due to failure to adhere to the principles of sustainable development and good governance, as well as procedural rules regarding the submission of applications for the tariff preferences granted under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance, the conduct of a temporary withdrawal and safeguard investigations in order to establish uniform and detailed technical arrangements. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level. The Commission, when preparing and drawing up delegated acts, should ensure a simultaneous, timely and appropriate transmission of relevant documents to the European Parliament and to the Council.

(27)

In order to provide a stable framework for economic operators, the power to adopt an act in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should be delegated to the Commission in respect of repealing a decision on temporary withdrawal under the urgency procedure before that decision to temporarily withdraw tariff preferences takes effect, where the reasons justifying temporary withdrawal no longer apply.

(28)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for the control by the Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (7).

(29)

The advisory procedure should be used for the adoption of implementing acts on suspension from the tariff preferences of certain GSP sections in respect of beneficiary countries and on the initiation of a temporary withdrawal procedure, taking into account the nature and impact of those acts.

(30)

The examination procedure should be used for the adoption of implementing acts on safeguard investigations and on suspension of the preferential arrangements where imports may cause serious disturbance to Union markets.

(31)

In order to ensure the integrity and orderly functioning of the scheme, the Commission should adopt immediately applicable implementing acts where, in duly justified cases relating to temporary withdrawals due to non-compliance with customs-related procedures and obligations, imperative grounds of urgency so require.

(32)

In order to provide a stable framework for economic operators, upon conclusion of the maximum period of six months, the Commission should adopt immediately applicable implementing acts where, in duly justified cases relating to termination or extension of the temporary withdrawals due to non-compliance with customs-related procedures and obligations, imperative grounds of urgency so require.

(33)

The Commission should also adopt immediately applicable implementing acts where, in duly justified cases relating to safeguard investigations, imperative grounds of urgency relating to the deterioration of the economic and/or financial situation of Union producers which would be difficult to repair so require.

(34)

The Commission should report regularly to the European Parliament and to the Council on the effects of the scheme under this Regulation. Five years after its entry into force, the Commission should report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the application of this Regulation and assess the need to review the scheme, including the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance and temporary withdrawal provisions of tariff preferences, taking into consideration the fight against terrorism and the field of international standards on transparency and exchange of information in tax matters. In reporting, the Commission should take into account the implications for development, trade and financial needs of beneficiaries. The report should also include a detailed analysis of the impact of this Regulation on trade and on the Union’s tariff income, with particular attention to the effects on beneficiary countries. Where applicable, compliance with Union sanitary and phytosanitary legislation should also be assessed. The report should also include an analysis of the effects of the scheme with regard to imports of biofuels and sustainability aspects.

(35)

Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 should therefore be repealed,
HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1
1.   The scheme of generalised tariff preferences (the ‘scheme’) shall apply in accordance with this Regulation.
2.   This Regulation provides for the following tariff preferences under the scheme:

(a)

a general arrangement;

(b)

a special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (GSP+); and

(c)

a special arrangement for the least-developed countries (Everything But Arms (EBA)).
Article 2
For the purposes of this Regulation:

(a)

‘GSP’ means the Generalised Scheme of Preferences by which the Union provides preferential access to its market through any of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2);

(b)

‘countries’ means countries and territories possessing a customs administration;

(c)

‘eligible countries’ means all developing countries as listed in Annex I;

(d)

‘GSP beneficiary countries’ means beneficiary countries of the general arrangement as listed in Annex II;

(e)

‘GSP+ beneficiary countries’ means beneficiary countries of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance as listed in Annex III;

(f)

‘EBA beneficiary countries’ means beneficiary countries of the special arrangement for least developed countries as listed in Annex IV;

(g)

‘Common Customs Tariff duties’ means the duties specified in Part Two of Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (8), except those duties established as part of tariff quotas;

(h)

‘section’ means any of the sections of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87;

(i)

‘chapter’ means any of the chapters of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87;

(j)

‘GSP section’ means a section listed in Annex V and established on the basis of sections and chapters of the Common Customs Tariff;

(k)

‘preferential market access arrangement’ means preferential access to the Union market through a trade agreement, either provisionally applied or in force, or through autonomous preferences granted by the Union;

(l)

‘effective implementation’ means the integral implementation of all undertakings and obligations undertaken under the international conventions listed in Annex VIII, thus ensuring fulfilment of all the principles, objectives and rights guaranteed therein.
Article 3
1.   A list of eligible countries is established in Annex I.
2.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 36 to amend Annex I to take account of changes in the international status or classification of countries.
3.   The Commission shall notify an eligible country concerned of any relevant changes in its status under the scheme.
CHAPTER II

GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

Article 4
1.   An eligible country shall benefit from the tariff preferences provided under the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2) unless:

(a)

it has been classified by the World Bank as a high-income or an upper-middle income country during three consecutive years immediately preceding the update of the list of beneficiary countries; or

(b)

it benefits from a preferential market access arrangement which provides the same tariff preferences as the scheme, or better, for substantially all trade.
2.   Points (a) and (b) of paragraph 1 shall not apply to least-developed countries.
3.   Without prejudice to point (b) of paragraph 1, point (a) of paragraph 1 shall not apply until 21 November 2014, for countries which by 20 November 2012 have initialled a bilateral preferential market access agreement with the Union, which provides the same tariff preferences as the scheme, or better, for substantially all trade, but which is not yet applied.
Article 5
1.   A list of GSP beneficiary countries meeting the criteria laid down in Article 4 is established in Annex II.
2.   By 1 January of each year following the entry into force of this Regulation the Commission shall review Annex II. To provide a GSP beneficiary country and economic operators with time for orderly adaptation to the change in the country’s status under the scheme:

(a)

the decision to remove a beneficiary country from the list of GSP beneficiary countries, in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article and on the basis of point (a) of Article 4(1), shall apply as from one year after the date of entry into force of that decision;

(b)

the decision to remove a beneficiary country from the list of GSP beneficiary countries, in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article and on the basis of point (b) of Article 4(1), shall apply as from two years after the date of application of a preferential market access arrangement.
3.   For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex II on the basis of the criteria laid down in Article 4.
4.   The Commission shall notify the GSP beneficiary country concerned of any changes in its status under the scheme.
Article 6
1.   The products included in the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2) are listed in Annex V.
2.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex V in order to incorporate changes made necessary by amendments to the Combined Nomenclature.
Article 7
1.   Common Customs Tariff duties on products listed in Annex V as non-sensitive products shall be suspended entirely, except for agricultural components.
2.   Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties on products listed in Annex V as sensitive products shall be reduced by 3,5 percentage points. For products under GSP sections S-11a and S-11b of Annex V, this reduction shall be 20 %.
3.   Where preferential duty rates calculated, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 732/2008, on the Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties applicable on the date of entry into force of this Regulation provide for a tariff reduction of more than 3,5 percentage points for the products referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, those preferential duty rates shall apply.
4.   Common Customs Tariff specific duties, other than minimum or maximum duties, on products listed in Annex V as sensitive products shall be reduced by 30 %.
5.   Where Common Customs Tariff duties on products listed in Annex V as sensitive products include ad valorem duties and specific duties, the specific duties shall not be reduced.
6.   Where duties reduced in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 4 specify a maximum duty, that maximum duty shall not be reduced. Where such duties specify a minimum duty, that minimum duty shall not apply.
Article 8
1.   The tariff preferences referred to in Article 7 shall be suspended, in respect of products of a GSP section originating in a GSP beneficiary country, when the average value of Union imports of such products over three consecutive years from that GSP beneficiary country exceeds the thresholds listed in Annex VI. The thresholds shall be calculated as a percentage of the total value of Union imports of the same products from all GSP beneficiary countries.
2.   Prior to the application of the tariff preferences provided for in this Regulation, the Commission shall adopt an implementing act establishing, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2), a list of GSP sections for which the tariff preferences referred to in Article 7 are suspended in respect of a GSP beneficiary country. That implementing act shall apply as from 1 January 2014.
3.   The Commission shall, every three years, review the list referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article and adopt an implementing act, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2), in order to suspend or to re-establish the tariff preferences referred to in Article 7. That implementing act shall apply as of 1 January of the year following its entry in force.
4.   The list referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article shall be established on the basis of the data available on 1 September of the year in which the review is conducted and of the two years preceding the review year. It shall take into account imports from GSP beneficiary countries listed in Annex II as applicable at that time. However, the value of imports from GSP beneficiary countries, which upon the date of application of the suspension, no longer benefit from the tariff preferences under point (b) of Article 4(1) shall not be taken into account.
5.   The Commission shall notify the country concerned of the implementing act adopted in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3.
6.   Where Annex II is amended in accordance with the criteria laid down in Article 4, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 36 to amend Annex VI in order to adjust the modalities listed in that Annex so as to maintain proportionally the same weight of the graduated product sections as defined in paragraph 1 of this Article.
CHAPTER III

SPECIAL INCENTIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Article 9
1.   A GSP beneficiary country may benefit from the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2) if:

(a)

it is considered to be vulnerable due to a lack of diversification and insufficient integration within the international trading system, as defined in Annex VII;

(b)

it has ratified all the conventions listed in Annex VIII (the ‘relevant conventions’) and the most recent available conclusions of the monitoring bodies under those conventions (the ‘relevant monitoring bodies’) do not identify a serious failure to effectively implement any of those conventions;

(c)

in relation to any of the relevant conventions, it has not formulated a reservation which is prohibited by any of those conventions or which is for the purposes of this Article considered to be incompatible with the object and purpose of that convention.
For the purposes of this Article, reservations shall not be considered to be incompatible with the object and purpose of a convention unless:
(i)

a process explicitly set out for that purpose under the convention has so determined; or

(ii)

in the absence of such a process, the Union where a party to the convention, and/or a qualified majority of Member States party to the convention, in accordance with their respective competences as established in the Treaties, objected to the reservation on the grounds that it is incompatible with the object and purpose of the convention and opposed the entry into force of the convention as between them and the reserving state in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties;

(d)

it gives a binding undertaking to maintain ratification of the relevant conventions and to ensure the effective implementation thereof;

(e)

it accepts without reservation the reporting requirements imposed by each convention and gives a binding undertaking to accept regular monitoring and review of its implementation record in accordance with the provisions of the relevant conventions; and

(f)

it gives a binding undertaking to participate in and cooperate with the monitoring procedure referred to in Article 13.
2.   Where Annex II is amended, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 36 to amend Annex VII in order to review the vulnerability threshold listed in point 1(b) of Annex VII so as to maintain proportionally the same weight of the vulnerability threshold as calculated in accordance with Annex VII.
Article 10
1.   The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance shall be granted if the following conditions are met:

(a)

a GSP beneficiary country has made a request to that effect; and

(b)

examination of the request shows that the requesting country fulfils the conditions laid down in Article 9(1).
2.   The requesting country shall submit its request to the Commission in writing. The request shall provide comprehensive information concerning the ratification of the relevant conventions and shall include the binding undertakings referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1).
3.   After receiving a request, the Commission shall notify the European Parliament and the Council thereof.
4.   After examining the request, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to establish or to amend Annex III in order to grant a requesting country the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance by adding that country to the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.
5.   Where a GSP+ beneficiary country no longer fulfils the conditions referred to in points (a) or (c) of Article 9(1), or withdraws any of its binding undertakings referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1), the Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegated act, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex III in order to remove that country from the list of GSP+ beneficiary countries.
6.   The Commission shall notify the requesting country of a decision taken in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 of this Article after Annex III is amended and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Where the requesting country is granted the special incentive arrangement, it shall be informed of the date on which the respective delegated act enters into force.
7.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to establish rules related to the procedure for granting the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance in particular with respect to deadlines and the submission and processing of requests.
Article 11
1.   The products included in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance are listed in Annex IX.
2.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex IX to take into account amendments to the Combined Nomenclature affecting the products listed in that Annex.
Article 12
1.   The Common Customs Tariff ad valorem duties on all products listed in Annex IX which originate in a GSP+ beneficiary country shall be suspended.
2.   Common Customs Tariff specific duties on products referred to in paragraph 1 shall be suspended entirely, except for products for which the Common Customs Tariff duties include ad valorem duties. For products with Combined Nomenclature code 1704 10 90, the specific duty shall be limited to 16 % of the customs value.
Article 13
1.   As of the date of the granting of the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance, the Commission shall keep under review the status of ratification of the relevant conventions and shall monitor their effective implementation, as well as cooperation with the relevant monitoring bodies, by examining the conclusions and recommendations of those monitoring bodies.
2.   In this context, a GSP+ beneficiary country shall cooperate with the Commission and provide all information necessary to assess its respect of binding undertakings referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1) and its situation as regards point (c) of Article 9(1).
Article 14
1.   By 1 January 2016, and every two years thereafter, the Commission shall present to the European Parliament and to the Council a report on the status of ratification of the relevant conventions, the compliance of the GSP+ beneficiary countries with any reporting obligations under those conventions and the status of the effective implementation thereof.
2.   That report shall include:

(a)

the conclusions or recommendations of relevant monitoring bodies in respect of each GSP+ beneficiary country; and

(b)

the Commission’s conclusions on whether each GSP+ beneficiary country respects its binding undertakings to comply with reporting obligations, to cooperate with relevant monitoring bodies in accordance with the relevant conventions and to ensure the effective implementation thereof.
The report may include any information the Commission considers appropriate.
3.   In drawing its conclusions concerning effective implementation of the relevant conventions, the Commission shall assess the conclusions and recommendations of the relevant monitoring bodies, as well as, without prejudice to other sources, information submitted by third parties, including civil society, social partners, the European Parliament or the Council.
Article 15
1.   The special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance shall be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a GSP+ beneficiary country, where in practice that country does not respect its binding undertakings as referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1), or the GSP+ beneficiary country has formulated a reservation which is prohibited by any of the relevant conventions or which is incompatible with the object and purpose of that convention as established in point (c) of Article 9(1).
2.   The burden of proof for compliance with its obligations resulting from binding undertakings as referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1), and its situation as referred to in point (c) of Article 9(1), shall be on the GSP+ beneficiary country.
3.   Where, either on the basis of the conclusions of the report referred to in Article 14 or on the basis of the evidence available, the Commission has a reasonable doubt that a particular GSP+ beneficiary country does not respect its binding undertakings as referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1), or has formulated a reservation which is prohibited by any of the relevant conventions or which is incompatible with the object and purpose of that convention as established in point (c) of Article 9(1), it shall, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2), adopt an implementing act to initiate the procedure for the temporary withdrawal of the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance. The Commission shall inform the European Parliament and the Council thereof.
4.   The Commission shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union and notify the GSP+ beneficiary country concerned thereof. The notice shall:

(a)

state the grounds for the reasonable doubt as to the fulfilment of the binding undertakings made by the GSP+ beneficiary country as referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 9(1), or as to the existence of a reservation which is prohibited by any of the relevant conventions or which is incompatible with the object and purpose of that convention as established in point (c) of Article 9(1), which may call into question its right to continue to enjoy the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance; and

(b)

specify the period, which may not exceed six months from the date of publication of the notice, within which a GSP+ beneficiary country shall submit its observations.
5.   The Commission shall provide the beneficiary country concerned with every opportunity to cooperate during the period referred to in point (b) of paragraph 4.
6.   The Commission shall seek all information it considers necessary including, inter alia, the conclusions and recommendations of the relevant monitoring bodies. In drawing its conclusions, the Commission shall assess all relevant information.
7.   Within three months after expiry of the period specified in the notice, the Commission shall decide:

(a)

to terminate the temporary withdrawal procedure; or

(b)

to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance.
8.   Where the Commission considers that the findings do not justify temporary withdrawal, it shall adopt an implementing act to terminate the temporary withdrawal procedure in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2). That implementing act shall be based, inter alia, on evidence received.
9.   Where the Commission considers that the findings justify temporary withdrawal for the reasons referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, it shall be empowered, in accordance with Article 36, to adopt delegated acts to amend Annex III in order to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2).
10.   Where the Commission decides on temporary withdrawal, such delegated act shall take effect six months after its adoption.
11.   Where the reasons justifying temporary withdrawal no longer apply before the delegated act referred to in paragraph 9 of this Article takes effect, the Commission shall be empowered to repeal the adopted act to temporarily withdraw tariff preferences in accordance with the urgency procedure referred to in Article 37.
12.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to establish rules related to the procedure for temporary withdrawal of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance in particular with respect to deadlines, rights of parties, confidentiality and review.
Article 16
Where the Commission finds that the reasons justifying a temporary withdrawal of the tariff preferences, as referred to in Article 15(1), no longer apply, it shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex III in order to reinstate the tariff preferences provided under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance.
CHAPTER IV

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR THE LEAST-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Article 17
1.   An eligible country shall benefit from the tariff preferences provided under the special arrangement for the least-developed countries referred to in point (c) of Article 1(2), if that country is identified by the UN as a least-developed country.
2.   The Commission shall continuously review the list of EBA beneficiary countries on the basis of the most recent available data. Where an EBA beneficiary country no longer fulfils the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex IV in order to remove the country from the list of EBA beneficiary countries following a transitional period of three years as from the date on which the delegated act entered into force.
3.   Pending the identification by the UN of a newly independent country as a least-developed country, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex IV as an interim measure so as to include such a country in the list of EBA beneficiary countries.
If such a newly independent country is not identified by the UN as a least-developed country during the first available review of the category of least-developed countries, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts forthwith, in accordance with Article 36, to amend Annex IV in order to remove such a country from that Annex, without granting the transitional period referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article.
4.   The Commission shall notify the EBA beneficiary country concerned of any changes in its status under the scheme.
Article 18
1.   The Common Customs Tariff duties on all products that are listed in Chapters 1 to 97 of the Combined Nomenclature, except those in Chapter 93, originating in an EBA beneficiary country, shall be suspended entirely.
2.   From 1 January 2014 until 30 September 2015, imports of products under tariff heading 1701 of the Common Customs Tariff shall require an import licence.
3.   The Commission shall, in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 39(3), adopt detailed rules for implementing the provisions referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 195 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (9).
CHAPTER V

TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL PROVISIONS COMMON TO ALL ARRANGEMENTS

Article 19
1.   The preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2) may be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a beneficiary country, for any of the following reasons:

(a)

serious and systematic violation of principles laid down in the conventions listed in Part A of Annex VIII;

(b)

export of goods made by prison labour;

(c)

serious shortcomings in customs controls on the export or transit of drugs (illicit substances or precursors), or failure to comply with international conventions on anti-terrorism and money laundering;

(d)

serious and systematic unfair trading practices including those affecting the supply of raw materials, which have an adverse effect on the Union industry and which have not been addressed by the beneficiary country. For those unfair trading practices, which are prohibited or actionable under the WTO Agreements, the application of this Article shall be based on a previous determination to that effect by the competent WTO body;

(e)

serious and systematic infringement of the objectives adopted by Regional Fishery Organisations or any international arrangements to which the Union is a party concerning the conservation and management of fishery resources.
2.   The preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation shall not be withdrawn under point (d) of paragraph 1 in respect of products that are subject to anti-dumping or countervailing measures under Council Regulation (EC) No 597/2009 of 11 June 2009 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community (10) or Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (11), for the reasons justifying those measures.
3.   Where the Commission considers that there are sufficient grounds justifying temporary withdrawal of the tariff preferences provided under any preferential arrangement referred to in Article 1(2) on the basis of the reasons referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article it shall adopt an implementing act to initiate the procedure for temporary withdrawal in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2). The Commission shall inform the European Parliament and the Council of that implementing act.
4.   The Commission shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union announcing the initiation of a temporary withdrawal procedure, and shall notify the beneficiary country concerned thereof. The notice shall:

(a)

provide sufficient grounds for the implementing act to initiate a temporary withdrawal procedure, referred to in paragraph 3; and

(b)

state that the Commission will monitor and evaluate the situation in the beneficiary country concerned for six months from the date of publication of the notice.
5.   The Commission shall provide the beneficiary country concerned with every opportunity to cooperate during the monitoring and evaluation period.
6.   The Commission shall seek all information it considers necessary, inter alia, the available assessments, comments, decisions, recommendations and conclusions of the relevant monitoring bodies, as appropriate. In drawing its conclusions, the Commission shall assess all relevant information.
7.   Within three months from the expiry of the period referred to in point (b) of paragraph 4, the Commission shall submit a report on its findings and conclusions to the beneficiary country concerned. The beneficiary country has the right to submit its comments on the report. The period for comments shall not exceed one month.
8.   Within six months from the expiry of the period referred to in point (b) of paragraph 4 the Commission shall decide:

(a)

to terminate the temporary withdrawal procedure; or

(b)

to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences provided under the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).
9.   Where the Commission considers that the findings do not justify temporary withdrawal, it shall adopt an implementing act, in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2), on the termination of the temporary withdrawal procedure.
10.   Where the Commission considers that the findings justify temporary withdrawal for the reasons referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, it shall be empowered, in accordance with Article 36, to adopt delegated acts to amend Annexes II, III or IV, whichever is applicable, in order to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences provided under the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).
11.   For either of the cases referred to in paragraphs 9 and 10, the adopted act shall be based, inter alia, on evidence received.
12.   Where the Commission decides on temporary withdrawal, such delegated act shall take effect six months after its adoption.
13.   Where the reasons justifying temporary withdrawal no longer apply before the delegated act referred to in paragraph 10 of this Article takes effect, the Commission shall be empowered to repeal the adopted act to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences in accordance with the urgency procedure referred to in Article 37.
14.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to establish rules related to the procedure for temporary withdrawal of all arrangements in particular with respect to deadlines, rights of parties, confidentiality and review.
Article 20
Where the Commission finds that the reasons justifying a temporary withdrawal of the tariff preferences as referred to in Article 19(1) no longer apply, it shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36 to amend Annexes II, III or IV, whichever is applicable, in order to reinstate the tariff preferences provided under the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).
Article 21
1.   The preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation may be withdrawn temporarily, in respect of all or of certain products originating in a beneficiary country, in cases of fraud, irregularities or systematic failure to comply with or to ensure compliance with the rules concerning the origin of the products and with the procedures related thereto, or failure to provide administrative cooperation as required for the implementation and policing of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).
2.   The administrative cooperation referred to in paragraph 1 requires, inter alia, that a beneficiary country:

(a)

communicate to the Commission and update the information necessary for the implementation of the rules of origin and the policing thereof;

(b)

assist the Union by carrying out, at the request of the customs authorities of the Member States, subsequent verification of the origin of the goods, and communicate its results in time to the Commission;

(c)

assist the Union by allowing the Commission, in coordination and close cooperation with the competent authorities of the Member States, to conduct the Union administrative and investigative cooperation missions in that country, in order to verify the authenticity of documents or the accuracy of information relevant for granting the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2);

(d)

carry out or arrange for appropriate inquiries to identify and prevent contravention of the rules of origin;

(e)

comply with or ensure compliance with the rules of origin in respect of regional cumulation, within the meaning of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, if the country benefits therefrom; and

(f)

assist the Union in the verification of conduct where there is a presumption of origin-related fraud, whereby the existence of fraud may be presumed where imports of products under the preferential arrangements provided for in this Regulation massively exceed the usual levels of the beneficiary country’s exports.
3.   Where the Commission considers that there is sufficient evidence to justify temporary withdrawal for the reasons set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, it shall decide in accordance with the urgency procedure referred to in Article 39(4) to temporarily withdraw the tariff preferences provided under the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2), in respect of all or certain products originating in a beneficiary country.
4.   Before taking such decision, the Commission shall first publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union, stating that there are grounds for reasonable doubt about compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 which may call into question the right of the beneficiary country to continue to enjoy the benefits granted by this Regulation.
5.   The Commission shall inform the beneficiary country concerned of any decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3, before it becomes effective.
6.   The period of temporary withdrawal shall not exceed six months. At the latest on the conclusion of that period, the Commission shall decide in accordance with the urgency procedure referred to in Article 39(4) either to terminate the temporary withdrawal or to extend the period of temporary withdrawal.
7.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission all relevant information that may justify temporary withdrawal of the tariff preferences or its extension.
CHAPTER VI

SAFEGUARD AND SURVEILLANCE PROVISIONS


SECTION I



General Safeguards


Article 22
1.   Where a product originating in a beneficiary country of any of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2), is imported in volumes and/or at prices which cause, or threaten to cause, serious difficulties to Union producers of like or directly competing products, normal Common Customs Tariff duties on that product may be reintroduced.
2.   For the purpose of this Chapter, ‘like product’ means a product which is identical, i.e. alike in all respects, to the product under consideration, or, in the absence of such a product, another product which, although not alike in all respects, has characteristics closely resembling those of the product under consideration.
3.   For the purpose of this Chapter, ‘interested parties’ means those parties involved in the production, distribution and/or sale of the imports mentioned in paragraph 1 and of like or directly competing products.
4.   The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 36, to establish rules related to the procedure for adopting general safeguard measures in particular with respect to deadlines, rights of parties, confidentiality, disclosure, verification, visits and review.
Article 23
Serious difficulties shall be considered to exist where Union producers suffer deterioration in their economic and/or financial situation. In examining whether such deterioration exists, the Commission shall take account, inter alia, of the following factors concerning Union producers, where such information is available:

(a)

market share;

(b)

production;

(c)

stocks;

(d)

production capacity;

(e)

bankruptcies;

(f)

profitability;

(g)

capacity utilisation;

(h)

employment;

(i)

imports;

(j)

prices.
Article 24
1.   The Commission shall investigate whether the normal Common Customs Tariff duties should be reintroduced if there is sufficient prima facie evidence that the conditions of Article 22(1) are met.
2.   An investigation shall be initiated upon request by a Member State, by any legal person or any association not having legal personality, acting on behalf of Union producers, or on the Commission’s own initiative if it is apparent to the Commission that there is sufficient prima facie evidence, as determined on the basis of factors referred to in Article 23, to justify such initiation. The request to initiate an investigation shall contain evidence that the conditions for imposing the safeguard measure set out in Article 22(1) are met. The request shall be submitted to the Commission. The Commission shall, as far as possible, examine the accuracy and adequacy of the evidence provided in the request to determine whether there is sufficient prima facie evidence to justify the initiation of an investigation.
3.   Where it is apparent that there is sufficient prima facie evidence to justify the initiation of proceedings the Commission shall publish a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union. Initiation shall take place within one month of the request received pursuant to paragraph 2. Should an investigation be initiated, the notice shall provide all necessary details about the procedure and deadlines, including recourse to the Hearing Officer of the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission.
4.   An investigation, including the procedural steps referred to in Articles 25, 26 and 27, shall be concluded within 12 months from its initiation.
Article 25
On duly justified grounds of urgency relating to deterioration of the economic and/or financial situation of Union producers, and where delay might cause damage which would be difficult to repair, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt immediately applicable implementing acts in accordance with the urgency procedure referred to in Article 39(4) to reintroduce normal Common Customs Tariff duties for a period of up to 12 months.
Article 26
Where the facts as finally established show that the conditions set out in Article 22(1) are met, the Commission shall adopt an implementing act to reintroduce the Common Customs Tariff duties in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 39(3). That implementing act shall enter into force within one month from the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Article 27
Where the facts as finally established show that the conditions set out in Article 22(1) are not met, the Commission shall adopt an implementing act terminating the investigation and proceedings in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 39(3). That implementing act shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The investigation shall be deemed terminated, if no implementing act is published within the period referred to in Article 24(4) and any urgent preventive measures shall automatically lapse. Any Common Customs Tariff duties collected as a result of those provisional measures shall be refunded.
Article 28
Common Customs Tariff duties shall be reintroduced as long as necessary to counteract the deterioration in the economic and/or financial situation of Union producers, or as long as the threat of such deterioration persists. The period of reintroduction shall not exceed three years, unless it is extended in duly justified circumstances.

SECTION II



Safeguards in the Textile, Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors


Article 29
1.   Without prejudice to Section I of this Chapter, on 1 January of each year, the Commission, on its own initiative and in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 39(2), shall adopt an implementing act in order to remove the tariff preferences referred to in Articles 7 and 12 with respect to the products from GSP sections S-11a and S-11b of Annex V or to products falling under Combined Nomenclature codes 2207 10 00, 2207 20 00, 2909 19 10, 3814 00 90, 3820 00 00, and 3824 90 97 where imports of such products, listed respectively in Annexes V or IX, whichever is applicable, originate in a beneficiary country and their total:

(a)

increases by at least 13,5 % in quantity (by volume), as compared with the previous calendar year; or

(b)

for products under GSP sections S-11a and S-11b of Annex V, exceeds the share referred to in point 2 of Annex VI of the value of Union imports of products in GSP sections S-11a and S-11b of Annex V from all countries and territories listed in Annex II during any period of 12 months.
2.   Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply to EBA beneficiary countries, nor shall it apply to countries with a share for the relevant products referred to in Article 29(1) not exceeding 6 % of total Union imports of the same products listed in Annexes V or IX, whichever is applicable.
3.   The removal of the tariff preferences shall take effect two months after the date of publication of the Commission’s act to that effect in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Article 30
Without prejudice to Section I of this Chapter, where imports of products included in Annex I to the TFEU cause, or threaten to cause, serious disturbance to Union markets, in particular to one or more of the outermost regions, or these markets’ regulatory mechanisms, the Commission, on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State, after consulting the committee for the relevant agriculture or fisheries common market organisation, shall adopt an implementing act in order to suspend the preferential arrangements in respect of the products concerned in accordance with examination procedure referred to in Article 39(3).
Article 31
The Commission shall inform the beneficiary country concerned as soon as possible of any decision taken in accordance with Articles 29 or 30 before it becomes effective.

SECTION III



Surveillance in the Agricultural and Fisheries Sectors


Article 32
1.   Without prejudice to Section I of this Chapter, products from Chapters 1 to 24 of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, originating in beneficiary countries, may be subject to a special surveillance mechanism, in order to avoid disturbances to Union markets. The Commission, on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State, after consulting the committee for the relevant agriculture or fisheries common market organisation, shall adopt an implementing act, in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 39(3), on whether to apply this special surveillance mechanism, and shall determine the products to which this surveillance mechanism is to be applied.
2.   Where Section I of this Chapter is applied to products in Chapters 1 to 24 of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, originating in beneficiary countries, the period referred to in Article 24(4) of this Regulation shall be reduced to two months in the following cases:

(a)

when the beneficiary country concerned does not ensure compliance with the rules of origin or does not provide the administrative cooperation referred to in Article 21; or

(b)

when imports of products from Chapters 1 to 24 of the Common Customs Tariff as laid down by Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87, under the preferential arrangements granted under this Regulation massively exceed the usual levels of exports from the beneficiary country concerned.
CHAPTER VII

COMMON PROVISIONS

Article 33
1.   To benefit from the tariff preferences, the products for which the tariff preferences are claimed shall originate in a beneficiary country.
2.   For the purposes of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2) of this Regulation, the rules of origin concerning the definition of the concept of originating products, the procedures and the methods of administrative cooperation related thereto shall be those laid down in Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.
Article 34
1.   Where the rate of an ad valorem duty for an individual import declaration is reduced in accordance with this Regulation to 1 % or less, that duty shall be suspended entirely.
2.   Where the rate of a specific duty for an individual import declaration is reduced in accordance with this Regulation to EUR 2 or less per individual euro amount, that duty shall be suspended entirely.
3.   Subject to paragraphs 1 and 2, the final rate of the preferential duty calculated in accordance with this Regulation shall be rounded down to the first decimal place.
Article 35
1.   The statistical source to be used for the purpose of this Regulation shall be the external trade statistics of the Commission (Eurostat).
2.   Member States shall send the Commission (Eurostat) their statistical data on products placed under the customs procedure for release for free circulation under the tariff preferences according to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries (12). Those data, supplied by reference to the Combined Nomenclature codes and, where applicable, the TARIC codes, shall show, by country of origin, the values, quantities and any supplementary units required in accordance with the definitions in that Regulation. In accordance with Article 8(1) of that Regulation, Member States shall transmit those statistical data no later than 40 days after the end of each monthly reference period. In order to facilitate information and increase transparency, the Commission shall also ensure that the relevant statistical data for the GSP sections are regularly available in a public database.
3.   In accordance with Article 308d of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93, Member States shall forward to the Commission, at its request, details of the quantities and values of products released for free circulation under the tariff preferences, during the previous months. Those data shall include the products referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article.
4.   The Commission shall, in close cooperation with Member States, monitor the imports of products falling under Combined Nomenclature codes 0603, 0803 90 10, 1006, 1604 14, 1604 19 31, 1604 19 39, 1604 20 70, 1701, 1704, 1806 10 30, 1806 10 90, 2002 90, 2103 20, 2106 90 59, 2106 90 98, 6403, 2207 10 00, 2207 20 00, 2909 19 10, 3814 00 90, 3820 00 00 and 3824 90 97, in order to determine whether the conditions referred to in Articles 22, 29 and 30 are fulfilled.
Article 36
1.   The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.
2.   The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and 22 shall be conferred to the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from 20 November 2012.
3.   The delegation of powers referred to in Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 or 22 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision of revocation shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.
4.   As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.
5.   A delegated act adopted pursuant to Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 or 22 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed by either the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.
Article 37
1.   Delegated acts adopted under this Article shall enter into force without delay and shall apply as long as no objection is expressed in accordance with paragraph 2. The notification of a delegated act adopted under this Article to the European Parliament and to the Council shall state the reasons for the use of the urgency procedure.
2.   Either the European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 36(5). In such a case, the Commission shall repeal the act without delay following the notification of the decision to object by the European Parliament or the Council.
Article 38
1.   Information received pursuant to this Regulation shall be used only for the purpose for which it was requested.
2.   Neither information of a confidential nature nor any information provided on a confidential basis received pursuant to this Regulation shall be disclosed without specific permission from the supplier of such information.
3.   Each request for confidentiality shall state the reasons why the information is confidential. However, if the supplier of the information wishes neither to make it public nor to authorise its disclosure in general terms or in the form of a summary and if it appears that the request for confidentiality is unjustified, the information concerned may be disregarded.
4.   Information shall in any case be considered to be confidential if its disclosure is likely to have a significantly adverse effect upon the supplier or the source of such information.
5.   Paragraphs 1 to 4 shall not preclude reference by the Union authorities to general information and in particular to reasons on which decisions taken pursuant to this Regulation are based. Those authorities shall, however, take into account the legitimate interests of natural and legal persons concerned so that their business secrets shall not be divulged.
Article 39
1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Generalised Preferences Committee established by Regulation (EC) No 732/2008. That Committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. The Committee may examine any matter relating to the application of this Regulation, raised by the Commission or at the request of a Member State.
2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.
3.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.
4.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply in conjunction with Article 5 thereof.
Article 40
By 1 January 2016 and every two years thereafter, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and to the Council a report on the effects of the scheme covering the most recent two-year period and all of the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2).
By 21 November 2017, the Commission shall submit, to the European Parliament and to the Council, a report on the application of this Regulation. Such a report may, where appropriate, be accompanied by a legislative proposal.
Article 41
Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 is repealed with effect from 1 January 2014.
References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation in accordance with the correlation table set out in Annex X.
CHAPTER VIII

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 42
1.   Any investigation or temporary withdrawal procedure initiated and not terminated under Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 shall be reinitiated automatically under this Regulation, except in respect of a beneficiary country of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance under that Regulation if the investigation concerns only the benefits granted under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance. However, such investigation shall be reinitiated automatically if the same beneficiary country applies for the special incentive arrangement under this Regulation before 1 January 2015.
2.   The information received in the course of an investigation initiated and not terminated under Regulation (EC) No 732/2008 shall be taken into account in any reinitiated investigation.
Article 43
1.   This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
2.   It shall apply from 20 November 2012.
However, the tariff preferences provided under the preferential arrangements referred to in Article 1(2) shall apply from 1 January 2014.
3.   The scheme shall apply until 31 December 2023. However, the expiry date shall neither apply to the special arrangement for the least-developed countries, nor, to the extent that they are applied in conjunction with that arrangement, to any other provisions of this Regulation.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.
Done at Strasbourg, 25 October 2012.


For the European Parliament


The President

Martin SCHULZ



For the Council


The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS



(1)  Position of the European Parliament of 13 June 2012 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and decision of the Council of 4 October 2012.

(2)  OJ L 211, 6.8.2008, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 145, 31.5.2011, p. 28.

(4)  OJ L 20, 24.1.2008, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 240, 23.9.2000, p. 1.

(6)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.

(8)  OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1.

(9)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(10)  OJ L 188, 18.7.2009, p. 93.

(11)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 51.

(12)  OJ L 152, 16.6.2009, p. 23.

LIST OF ANNEXES

Annex I

Eligible countries of the scheme referred to in Article 3
Annex II

Beneficiary countries of the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2)
Annex III

Beneficiary countries of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2)
Annex IV

Beneficiary countries of the special arrangement for the least-developed countries referred to in point (c) of Article 1(2)
Annex V

List of products included in the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2)
Annex VI

Modalities for the application of Article 8
Annex VII

Modalities for the application of Chapter III of this Regulation
Annex VIII

Conventions referred to in Article 9
Annex IX

List of products included in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2)
Annex X

Correlation table
ANNEX I

Eligible countries
 (1)
of the scheme referred to in Article 3


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
AE
United Arab Emirates
AF
Afghanistan
AG
Antigua and Barbuda
AL
Albania
AM
Armenia
AO
Angola
AR
Argentina
AZ
Azerbaijan
BA
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BB
Barbados
BD
Bangladesh
BF
Burkina Faso
BH
Bahrain
BI
Burundi
BJ
Benin
BN
Brunei
BO
Bolivia
BR
Brazil
BS
Bahamas
BT
Bhutan
BW
Botswana
BY
Belarus
BZ
Belize
CD
Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF
Central African Republic
CG
Congo
CI
Côte d’Ivoire
CK
Cook Islands
CL
Chile
CM
Cameroon
CN
China
CO
Colombia
CR
Costa Rica
CU
Cuba
CV
Cape Verde
DJ
Djibouti
DM
Dominica
DO
Dominican Republic
DZ
Algeria
EC
Ecuador
EG
Egypt
ER
Eritrea
ET
Ethiopia
FJ
Fiji
FM
Micronesia
GA
Gabon
GD
Grenada
GE
Georgia
GH
Ghana
GM
Gambia, The
GN
Guinea
GQ
Equatorial Guinea
GT
Guatemala
GW
Guinea-Bissau
GY
Guyana
HK
Hong Kong
HN
Honduras
HR
Croatia
HT
Haiti
ID
Indonesia
IN
India
IQ
Iraq
IR
Iran
JM
Jamaica
JO
Jordan
KE
Kenya
KG
Kyrgyzstan
KH
Cambodia
KI
Kiribati
KM
Comoros
KN
Saint Kitts and Nevis
KW
Kuwait
KZ
Kazakhstan
LA
Laos
LB
Lebanon
LC
Saint Lucia
LK
Sri Lanka
LR
Liberia
LS
Lesotho
LY
Libya
MA
Morocco
MD
Moldova
ME
Montenegro
MG
Madagascar
MH
Marshall Islands
MK
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the
ML
Mali
MM
Burma/Myanmar
MN
Mongolia
MO
Macao
MR
Mauritania
MU
Mauritius
MV
Maldives
MW
Malawi
MX
Mexico
MY
Malaysia
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
NE
Niger
NG
Nigeria
NI
Nicaragua
NP
Nepal
NR
Nauru
NU
Niue
OM
Oman
PA
Panama
PE
Peru
PG
Papua New Guinea
PH
Philippines
PK
Pakistan
PW
Palau
PY
Paraguay
QA
Qatar
RS
Serbia
RU
Russia
RW
Rwanda
SA
Saudi Arabia
SB
Solomon Islands
SC
Seychelles
SD
Sudan
SL
Sierra Leone
SN
Senegal
SO
Somalia
SR
Suriname
ST
São Tomé and Príncipe
SV
El Salvador
SY
Syria
SZ
Swaziland
TD
Chad
TG
Togo
TH
Thailand
TJ
Tajikistan
TL
Timor-Leste
TM
Turkmenistan
TN
Tunisia
TO
Tonga
TT
Trinidad and Tobago
TV
Tuvalu
TZ
Tanzania
UA
Ukraine
UG
Uganda
UY
Uruguay
UZ
Uzbekistan
VC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VE
Venezuela
VN
Vietnam
VU
Vanuatu
WS
Samoa
XK
Kosovo (2)

YE
Yemen
ZA
South Africa
ZM
Zambia
ZW
Zimbabwe
Eligible countries of the scheme referred to in Article 3 which have been temporarily withdrawn from the scheme, in respect of all or of certain products originating in these countries


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
BY
Belarus
MM
Burma/Myanmar
(1)  This list includes countries for which preferences may have been temporarily withdrawn or suspended. The Commission or the competent authorities of the country concerned will be able to provide an updated list.

(2)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and the International Court of Justice Opinion on the Kosovo’s declaration of independence.


ANNEX II

Beneficiary countries
 (1)
of the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2)


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
AF
Afghanistan
AM
Armenia
AO
Angola
AZ
Azerbaijan
BD
Bangladesh
BF
Burkina Faso
BI
Burundi
BJ
Benin
BO
Bolivia
BT
Bhutan
CD
Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF
Central African Republic
CG
Congo
CK
Cook Islands
CN
China
CO
Colombia
CR
Costa Rica
CV
Cape Verde
DJ
Djibouti
EC
Ecuador
ER
Eritrea
ET
Ethiopia
FM
Micronesia
GE
Georgia
GM
Gambia, The
GN
Guinea
GQ
Equatorial Guinea
GT
Guatemala
GW
Guinea-Bissau
HN
Honduras
HT
Haiti
ID
Indonesia
IN
India
IQ
Iraq
IR
Iran
KG
Kyrgyzstan
KH
Cambodia
KI
Kiribati
KM
Comoros
LA
Laos
LK
Sri Lanka
LR
Liberia
LS
Lesotho
MG
Madagascar
MH
Marshall Islands
ML
Mali
MM
Burma/Myanmar
MN
Mongolia
MR
Mauritania
MV
Maldives
MW
Malawi
MZ
Mozambique
NE
Niger
NG
Nigeria
NI
Nicaragua
NP
Nepal
NR
Nauru
NU
Niue
PA
Panama
PE
Peru
PH
Philippines
PK
Pakistan
PY
Paraguay
RW
Rwanda
SB
Solomon Islands
SD
Sudan
SL
Sierra Leone
SN
Senegal
SO
Somalia
ST
São Tomé and Príncipe
SV
El Salvador
SY
Syria
TD
Chad
TG
Togo
TH
Thailand
TJ
Tajikistan
TL
Timor-Leste
TM
Turkmenistan
TO
Tonga
TV
Tuvalu
TZ
Tanzania
UA
Ukraine
UG
Uganda
UZ
Uzbekistan
VN
Vietnam
VU
Vanuatu
WS
Samoa
YE
Yemen
ZM
Zambia
Beneficiary countries of the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2) which have been temporarily withdrawn from that arrangement, in respect of all or of certain products originating in these countries


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
MM
Burma/Myanmar
(1)  This list includes countries for which preferences may have been temporarily withdrawn or suspended. The Commission or the competent authorities of the country concerned will be able to provide an updated list.


ANNEX III

Beneficiary countries
 (1)
of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2)


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
 
 
Beneficiary countries of the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2) which have been temporarily withdrawn from that arrangement, in respect of all or of certain products originating in these countries


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
 
 
(1)  This list includes countries for which preferences may have been temporarily withdrawn or suspended. The Commission or the competent authorities of the country concerned will be able to provide an updated list.


ANNEX IV

Beneficiary countries
 (1)
of the special arrangement for the least-developed countries referred to in point (c) of Article 1(2)


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
AF
Afghanistan
AO
Angola
BD
Bangladesh
BF
Burkina Faso
BI
Burundi
BJ
Benin
BT
Bhutan
CD
Democratic Republic of the Congo
CF
Central African Republic
DJ
Djibouti
ER
Eritrea
ET
Ethiopia
GM
Gambia, The
GN
Guinea
GQ
Equatorial Guinea
GW
Guinea-Bissau
HT
Haiti
KH
Cambodia
KI
Kiribati
KM
Comoros
LA
Laos
LR
Liberia
LS
Lesotho
MG
Madagascar
ML
Mali
MM
Burma/Myanmar
MR
Mauritania
MV
Maldives
MW
Malawi
MZ
Mozambique
NE
Niger
NP
Nepal
RW
Rwanda
SB
Solomon Islands
SD
Sudan
SL
Sierra Leone
SN
Senegal
SO
Somalia
ST
São Tomé and Príncipe
TD
Chad
TG
Togo
TL
Timor-Leste
TV
Tuvalu
TZ
Tanzania
UG
Uganda
VU
Vanuatu
WS
Samoa
YE
Yemen
ZM
Zambia
Beneficiary countries of the special arrangement for the least-developed countries referred to in point (c) of Article 1(2) which have been temporarily withdrawn from that arrangement, in respect of all or of certain products originating in these countries


Column A
:
alphabetical code, in accordance with the nomenclature of countries and territories for the Union external trade statistics
Column B
:
name
A
B
MM
Burma/Myanmar
(1)  This list includes countries for which preferences may have been temporarily withdrawn or suspended. The Commission or the competent authorities of the country concerned will be able to provide an updated list.


ANNEX V

List of products included in the general arrangement referred to in point (a) of Article 1(2)

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature (‘CN’), the description of the products is to be considered as indicative, the tariff preferences being determined by the CN codes. Where ‘ex’ CN codes are indicated, the tariff preferences are to be determined by the CN code and the description, together.
Entry of products with a CN code marked with an asterisk (*) is subject to the conditions laid down in the relevant Union law.
The column ‘Section’ lists GSP sections (Article 2(h))
The column ‘Chapter’ lists CN chapters covered by a GSP section (Article 2(i))
The column ‘Sensitive/non-sensitive’ refers to the products included in the general arrangement (Article 6). These products are listed as being either NS (non-sensitive, for the purposes of Article 7(1)) or S (sensitive, for the purposes of Article 7(2)).
For reasons of simplification, the products are listed in groups. These may include products for which Common Customs Tariff duties were withdrawn or suspended.

Section
Chapter
CN code
Description
Sensitive/non-sensitive
S-1a
01
0101 29 90
Live horses, other than pure-bred breeding animals, other than for slaughter
S
0101 30 00
Live asses
S
0101 90 00
Live mules and hinnies
S
0104 20 10*
Live, pure-bred breeding goats
S
0106 14 10
Live domestic rabbits
S
0106 39 10
Live pigeons
S
02
0205 00
Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen
S
0206 80 91
Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh or chilled, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products
S
0206 90 91
Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, frozen, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products
S
0207 14 91
Livers, frozen, of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus

S
0207 27 91
Livers, frozen, of turkeys
S
0207 45 95
0207 55 95
0207 60 91
Livers, frozen, of ducks, geese or guinea fowls, other than fatty livers of ducks or geese
S
0208 90 70
Frogs’ legs
NS
0210 99 10
Meat of horses, salted, in brine or dried
S
0210 99 59
Offal of bovine animals, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than thick skirt and thin skirt
S
ex 0210 99 85
Offal of sheep or goats, salted, in brine, dried or smoked
S
ex 0210 99 85
Offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than poultry liver, other than of domestic swine, of bovine animals or of sheep or goats
S
04
0403 10 51
Yogurt, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa
S
0403 10 53
0403 10 59
0403 10 91
0403 10 93
0403 10 99
0403 90 71
Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa
S
0403 90 73
0403 90 79
0403 90 91
0403 90 93
0403 90 99
0405 20 10
Dairy spreads, of a fat content, by weight, of 39 % or more but not exceeding 75 %
S
0405 20 30
0407 19 90
0407 29 90
0407 90 90
Birds’ eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked, other than of poultry
S
0410 00 00
Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
S
05
0511 99 39
Natural sponges of animal origin, other than raw
S
S-1b
03
ex Chapter 3
Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, except for products under subheading 0301 19 00
S
0301 19 00
Live, ornamental saltwater fish
NS
S-2a
06
ex Chapter 6
Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage, except for products under subheading 0603 12 00 and 0604 20 40
S
0603 12 00
Fresh cut carnations and buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes
NS
0604 20 40
Conifer branches, fresh
NS
S-2b
07
0701
Potatoes, fresh or chilled
S
0703 10
Onions and shallots, fresh or chilled
S
0703 90 00
Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled
S
0704
Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled
S
0705
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled
S
0706
Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled
S
ex 0707 00 05
Cucumbers, fresh or chilled, from 16 May to 31 October
S
0708
Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled
S
0709 20 00
Asparagus, fresh or chilled
S
0709 30 00
Aubergines (eggplants), fresh or chilled
S
0709 40 00
Celery other than celeriac, fresh or chilled
S
0709 51 00
ex 0709 59
Mushrooms, fresh or chilled, excluding the products under subheading 0709 59 50
S
0709 60 10
Sweet peppers, fresh or chilled
S
0709 60 99
Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, fresh or chilled, other than sweet peppers, other than for the manufacture of capsaicin or capsicum oleoresin dyes and other than for the industrial manufacture of essential oils or resinoids
S
0709 70 00
Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach), fresh or chilled
S
ex 0709 91 00
Globe artichokes, fresh or chilled, from 1 July to 31 October
S
0709 92 10*
Olives, fresh or chilled, for uses other than the production of oil
S
0709 93 10
Courgettes, fresh or chilled
S
0709 93 90
0709 99 90
Other vegetables, fresh or chilled
S
0709 99 10
Salad vegetables, fresh or chilled, other than lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.)
S
0709 99 20
Chard (or white beet) and cardoons, fresh or chilled
S
0709 99 40
Capers, fresh or chilled
S
0709 99 50
Fennel, fresh or chilled
S
ex 0710
Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen, except for the product of subheading 0710 80 85
S
ex 0711
Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption, excluding the products under subheading 0711 20 90
S
ex 0712
Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared, excluding olives and the products under subheading 0712 90 19
S
0713
Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split
S
0714 20 10*
Sweet potatoes, fresh, whole, and intended for human consumption
NS
0714 20 90
Sweet potatoes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets, other than fresh and whole and intended for human consumption
S
0714 90 90
Jerusalem artichokes and similar roots and tubers with high inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith
NS
08
0802 11 90
Almonds, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled, other than bitter
S
0802 12 90
0802 21 00
Hazelnuts or filberts (Corylus spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled
S
0802 22 00
0802 31 00
Walnuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled
S
0802 32 00
0802 41 00
0802 42 00
Chestnuts (Castanea spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
S
0802 51 00
0802 52 00
Pistachios, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
NS
0802 61 00
0802 62 00
Macadamia nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
NS
0802 90 50
Pine nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
NS
0802 90 85
Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
NS
0803 10 10
Plantains, fresh
S
0803 10 90
0803 90 90
Bananas, including plantains, dried
S
0804 10 00
Dates, fresh or dried
S
0804 20 10
Figs, fresh or dried
S
0804 20 90
0804 30 00
Pineapples, fresh or dried
S
0804 40 00
Avocados, fresh or dried
S
ex 0805 20
Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), and clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh or dried, from 1 March to 31 October
S
0805 40 00
Grapefruit, including pomelos, fresh or dried
NS
0805 50 90
Limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia), fresh or dried
S
0805 90 00
Other citrus fruit, fresh or dried
S
ex 0806 10 10
Table grapes, fresh, from 1 January to 20 July and from 21 November to 31 December, excluding grapes of the variety Emperor (Vitis vinifera cv.) from 1 to 31 December
S
0806 10 90
Other grapes, fresh
S
ex 0806 20
Dried grapes, excluding products under subheading ex 0806 20 30 in immediate containers of a net capacity exceeding 2 kg
S
0807 11 00
Melons (including watermelons), fresh
S
0807 19 00
0808 10 10
Cider apples, fresh, in bulk, from 16 September to 15 December
S
0808 30 10
Perry pears, fresh, in bulk, from 1 August to 31 December
S
ex 0808 30 90
Other pears, fresh, from 1 May to 30 June
S
0808 40 00
Quinces, fresh
S
ex 0809 10 00
Apricots, fresh, from 1 January to 31 May and from 1 August to 31 December
S
0809 21 00
Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), fresh
S
ex 0809 29
Cherries, fresh, from 1 January to 20 May and from 11 August to 31 December, other than sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)
S
ex 0809 30
Peaches, including nectarines, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December
S
ex 0809 40 05
Plums, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December
S
0809 40 90
Sloes, fresh
S
ex 0810 10 00
Strawberries, fresh, from 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 December
S
0810 20
Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries, fresh
S
0810 30 00
Black-, white- or redcurrants and gooseberries, fresh
S
0810 40 30
Fruit of the species Vaccinium myrtillus, fresh
S
0810 40 50
Fruit of the species Vaccinium macrocarpon and Vaccinium corymbosum, fresh
S
0810 40 90
Other fruits of the genus Vaccinium, fresh
S
0810 50 00
Kiwifruit, fresh
S
0810 60 00
Durians, fresh
S
0810 70 00
Persimmons
S
0810 90 75
Other fruit, fresh
ex 0811
Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, except for products under subheadings 0811 10 and 0811 20
S
ex 0812
Fruit and nuts, provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption, except for products under subheading 0812 90 30
S
0812 90 30
Papaws (papayas)
NS
0813 10 00
Apricots, dried
S
0813 20 00
Prunes
S
0813 30 00
Apples, dried
S
0813 40 10
Peaches, including nectarines, dried
S
0813 40 30
Pears, dried
S
0813 40 50
Papaws (papayas), dried
NS
0813 40 95
Other fruit, dried, other than that of headings 0801 to 0806
NS
0813 50 12
Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806) of papaws (papayas), tamarinds, cashew apples, lychees, jackfruit, sapodilla plums, passion fruit, carambola or pitahaya, but not containing prunes
S
0813 50 15
Other mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), not containing prunes
S
0813 50 19
Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), containing prunes
S
0813 50 31
Mixtures exclusively of tropical nuts of headings 0801 and 0802
S
0813 50 39
Mixtures exclusively of nuts of headings 0801 and 0802, other than of tropical nuts
S
0813 50 91
Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8, not containing prunes or figs
S
0813 50 99
Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8
S
0814 00 00
Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions
NS
S-2c
09
ex Chapter 9
Coffee, tea, maté and spices, except the products under subheadings 0901 12 00, 0901 21 00, 0901 22 00, 0901 90 90 and 0904 21 10, headings 0905 00 00 and 0907 00 00, and subheadings 0910 91 90, 0910 99 33, 0910 99 39, 0910 99 50 and 0910 99 99
NS
0901 12 00
Coffee, not roasted, decaffeinated
S
0901 21 00
Coffee, roasted, not decaffeinated
S
0901 22 00
Coffee, roasted, decaffeinated
S
0901 90 90
Coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion
S
0904 21 10
Sweet peppers, dried, neither crushed nor ground
S
0905
Vanilla
S
0907
Cloves (whole fruit, cloves and stems)
S
0910 91 90
Mixtures of two or more products under different headings of headings 0904 to 0910, crushed or ground
S
0910 99 33
Thyme; bay leaves
S
0910 99 39
0910 99 50
0910 99 99
Other spices, crushed or ground, other than mixtures of two or more products under different headings of headings 0904 to 0910
S
S-2d
10
1008 50 00
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
S
11
1104 29 17
Hulled cereal grains excluding barley, oats, maize, rice and wheat
S
1105
Flour, meal, powder, flakes, granules and pellets of potatoes
S
1106 10 00
Flour, meal and powder of the dried leguminous vegetables of heading 0713
S
1106 30
Flour, meal and powder of products from Chapter 8
S
1108 20 00
Inulin
S
12
ex Chapter 12
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, except for products under subheadings 1209 21 00, 1209 23 80, 1209 29 50, 1209 29 80, 1209 30 00, 1209 91 80 and 1209 99 91; industrial or medicinal plants, except for products under subheading 1211 90 30, and excluding products under heading 1210 and subheadings 1212 91 and 1212 93 00
S
1209 21 00
Lucerne (alfalfa) seed, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 23 80
Other fescue seed, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 29 50
Lupine seed, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 29 80
Seeds of other forage plants, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 30 00
Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 91 80
Other vegetable seeds, of a kind used for sowing
NS
1209 99 91
Seeds of plants cultivated principally for their flowers, of a kind used for sowing, other than those of subheading 1209 30 00
NS
1211 90 30
Tonquin beans, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered
NS
13
ex Chapter 13
Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts, except for products under subheading 1302 12 00
S
1302 12 00
Vegetable saps and extracts, of liquorice
NS
S-3
15
1501 90 00
Poultry fat, other than that of headings 0209 or 1503
S
1502 10 90
1502 90 90
Fats of bovine animals, sheep or goats, other than those of heading 1503 and other than for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
S
1503 00 19
Lard stearin and oleostearin, other than for industrial uses
S
1503 00 90
Lard oil, oleo-oil and tallow oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared, other than tallow oil for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
S
1504
Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1505 00 10
Wool grease, crude
S
1507
Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1508
Groundnut oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1511 10 90
Palm oil, crude, other than for technical or industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
S
1511 90
Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined but not chemically modified, other than crude oil
S
1512
Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1513
Coconut (copra), palm-kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1514
Rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
1515
Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
S
ex 1516
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared, except for products under subheading 1516 20 10
S
1516 20 10
Hydrogenated castor oil, so called ‘opal-wax’
NS
1517
Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 1516
S
1518 00
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 1516; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, not elsewhere specified or included
S
1521 90 99
Beeswax and other insect waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, other than raw
S
1522 00 10
Degras
S
1522 00 91
Oil foots and dregs; soapstocks, other than containing oil having the characteristics of olive oil
S
S-4a
16
1601 00 10
Sausages and similar products, of liver, and food preparations based on liver
S
1602 20 10
Goose or duck liver, prepared or preserved
S
1602 41 90
Ham and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine
S
1602 42 90
Shoulders and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine
S
1602 49 90
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, including mixtures, of swine other than of domestic swine
S
1602 90 31
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of game or rabbit
S
1602 90 69
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of sheep or goats or other animals, not containing uncooked bovine meat or offal and not containing meat or meat offal of domestic swine
S
1602 90 91
1602 90 95
1602 90 99
1602 90 78
1603 00 10
Extracts and juices of meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, in immediate packings of a net content not exceeding 1 kg
S
1604
Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs
S
1605
Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved
S
S-4b
17
1702 50 00
Chemically pure fructose
S
1702 90 10
Chemically pure maltose
S
1704
Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa
S
18
Chapter 18
Cocoa and cocoa preparations
S
19
ex Chapter 19
Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks’ products, except for products under subheadings 1901 20 00 and 1901 90 91
S
1901 20 00
Mixes and doughs for the preparation of bakers’ wares of heading 1905
NS
1901 90 91
Other, containing no milkfats, sucrose, isoglucose, glucose or starch or containing less than 1,5 % milk fat, 5 % sucrose (including invert sugar) or isoglucose, 5 % glucose or starch, excluding food preparations in powder form of goods of headings 0401 to 0404
NS
20
ex Chapter 20
Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants, except for products under subheadings 2008 20 19, 2008 20 39, and excluding products under heading 2002 and subheadings 2005 80 00, 2008 40 19, 2008 40 31, 2008 40 51 to 2008 40 90, 2008 70 19, 2008 70 51, 2008 70 61 to 2008 70 98
S
2008 20 19
Pineapples, otherwise prepared or preserved, containing added spirit, not elsewhere specified or included
NS
2008 20 39
21
ex Chapter 21
Miscellaneous edible preparations, except for products under subheadings 2101 20 and 2102 20 19, and excluding products under subheadings 2106 10, 2106 90 30, 2106 90 51, 2106 90 55 and 2106 90 59
S
2101 20
Extracts, essences and concentrates, of tea or maté, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates, or with a basis of tea or maté
NS
2102 20 19
Other inactive yeasts
NS
22
ex Chapter 22
Beverages, spirits and vinegar, excluding products under heading 2207, subheadings 2204 10 11 to 2204 30 10 and subheading 2208 40
S
23
2302 50 00
Residues and wastes of a similar kind, whether or not in the form of pellets, resulting from the grinding or other working of leguminous plants
S
2307 00 19
Other wine lees
S
2308 00 19
Other grape marc
S
2308 00 90
Other vegetable materials and vegetable waste, vegetable residues and by-products, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included
NS
2309 10 90
Other dog or cat food put up for retail sale, other than containing starch or glucose, glucose syrup, maltodextrine or maltodextrine syrup of subheadings 1702 30 50 to 1702 30 90, 1702 40 90, 1702 90 50 and 2106 90 55 or milk products
S
2309 90 10
Fish or marine mammal solubles, of a kind used in animal feeding
NS
2309 90 91
Beetpulp with added molasses, of a kind used in animal feeding
S
2309 90 96
Other preparations of a kind used in animal feeding, whether or not containing by weight 49 % or more of choline chloride on an organic or inorganic base
S
S-4c
24
ex Chapter 24
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, except for products under subheading 2401 10 60
S
2401 10 60
Sun-cured Oriental type tobacco, unstemmed or unstripped
NS
S-5
25
2519 90 10
Magnesium oxide, other than calcined natural magnesium carbonate
NS
2522
Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825
NS
2523
Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
NS
27
Chapter 27
Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
NS
S-6a
28
2801
Fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine
NS
2802 00 00
Sulphur, sublimed or precipitated; colloidal sulphur
NS
ex 2804
Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals, excluding products under subheading 2804 69 00
NS
2805 19
Alkali or alkaline-earth metals other than sodium and calcium
NS
2805 30
Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed
NS
2806
Hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid); chlorosulphuric acid
NS
2807 00
Sulphuric acid; oleum
NS
2808 00 00
Nitric acid; sulphonitric acids
NS
2809
Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined
NS
2810 00 90
Oxides of boron, other than diboron trioxide; boric acids
NS
2811
Other inorganic acids and other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals
NS
2812
Halides and halide oxides of non-metals
NS
2813
Sulphides of non-metals; commercial phosphorus trisulphide
NS
2814
Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution
S
2815
Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxide of sodium or potassium
S
2816
Hydroxide and peroxide of magnesium; oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, of strontium or barium
NS
2817 00 00
Zinc oxide; zinc peroxide
S
2818 10
Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined
S
2818 20
Aluminium oxide, other than artificial corundum
NS
2819
Chromium oxides and hydroxides
S
2820
Manganese oxides
S
2821
Iron oxides and hydroxides; earth colours containing by weight 70 % or more of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3

NS
2822 00 00
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides
NS
2823 00 00
Titanium oxides
S
2824
Lead oxides; red lead and orange lead
NS
ex 2825
Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts; other inorganic bases; other metal oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, except for products under subheadings 2825 10 00 and 2825 80 00
NS
2825 10 00
Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts
S
2825 80 00
Antimony oxides
S
2826
Fluorides; fluorosilicates, fluoroaluminates and other complex fluorine salts
NS
ex 2827
Chlorides, chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides, except for products under subheadings 2827 10 00 and 2827 32 00; bromides and bromide oxides; iodides and iodide oxides
NS
2827 10 00
Ammonium chloride
S
2827 32 00
Aluminium chloride
S
2828
Hypochlorites; commercial calcium hypochlorite; chlorites; hypobromites
NS
2829
Chlorates and perchlorates; bromates and perbromates; iodates and periodates
NS
ex 2830
Sulphides, except for products under subheading 2830 10 00; polysulphides, whether or not chemically defined
NS
2830 10 00
Sodium sulphides
S
2831
Dithionites and sulphoxylates
NS
2832
Sulphites; thiosulphates
NS
2833
Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates)
NS
2834 10 00
Nitrites
S
2834 21 00
Nitrates
NS
2834 29
2835
Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined
S
ex 2836
Carbonates, except for products under subheadings 2836 20 00, 2836 40 00 and 2836 60 00; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate
NS
2836 20 00
Disodium carbonate
S
2836 40 00
Potassium carbonates
S
2836 60 00
Barium carbonate
S
2837
Cyanides, cyanide oxides and complex cyanides
NS
2839
Silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates
NS
2840
Borates; peroxoborates (perborates)
NS
ex 2841
Salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids, except for the product of subheading 2841 61 00
NS
2841 61 00
Potassium permanganate
S
2842
Other salts of inorganic acids or peroxoacids (including aluminosilicates, whether or not chemically defined), other than azides
NS
2843
Colloidal precious metals; inorganic or organic compounds of precious metals, whether or not chemically defined; amalgams of precious metals
NS
ex 2844 30 11
Cermets containing uranium depleted in U-235 or compounds of this product, other than unwrought
NS
ex 2844 30 51
Cermets containing thorium or compounds of thorium, other than unwrought
NS
2845 90 90
Isotopes other than those of heading 2844, and compounds, inorganic or organic, of such isotopes, whether or not chemically defined, other than deuterium and compounds thereof, hydrogen and compounds thereof enriched in deuterium or mixtures and solutions containing these products
NS
2846
Compounds, inorganic or organic, of rare-earth metals, of yttrium or of scandium or of mixtures of these metals
NS
2847 00 00
Hydrogen peroxide, whether or not solidified with urea
NS
2848 00 00
Phosphides, whether or not chemically defined, excluding ferrophosphorus
NS
ex 2849
Carbides, whether or not chemically defined, except for products under subheadings 2849 20 00 and 2849 90 30
NS
2849 20 00
Silicon carbide, whether or not chemically defined
S
2849 90 30
Carbides of tungsten, whether or not chemically defined
S
ex 2850 00
Hydrides, nitrides, azides and borides, whether or not chemically defined, other than compounds which are also carbides of heading 2849
NS
ex 2850 00 60
Silicides, whether or not chemically defined
S
2852 00 00
Compounds, inorganic or organic, of mercury, excluding amalgams
NS
2853 00
Other inorganic compounds (including distilled or conductivity water and water of similar purity); liquid air (whether or not rare gases have been removed); compressed air; amalgams, other than amalgams of precious metals
NS
29
2903
Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons
S
ex 2904
Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated, except for products under subheading 2904 20 00
NS
2904 20 00
Derivatives containing only nitro or only nitroso groups
S
ex 2905
Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for the product of subheading 2905 45 00, and excluding products under subheadings 2905 43 00 and 2905 44
S
2905 45 00
Glycerol
NS
2906
Cyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
NS
ex 2907
Phenols, except for products under subheadings 2907 15 90 and ex 2907 22 00; phenol-alcohols
NS
2907 15 90
Naphthols and their salts, other than 1-naphthol
S
ex 2907 22 00
Hydroquinone (quinol)
S
2908
Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols
NS
2909
Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
S
2910
Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
NS
2911 00 00
Acetals and hemiacetals, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
NS
ex 2912
Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde, except for the product of subheading 2912 41 00
NS
2912 41 00
Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde)
S
2913 00 00
Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of products under heading 2912
NS
ex 2914
Ketones and quinones, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2914 11 00, ex 2914 29 and 2914 22 00
NS
2914 11 00
Acetone
S
ex 2914 29
Camphor
S
2914 22 00
Cyclohexanone and methylcyclohexanones
S
2915
Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
S
ex 2916
Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings ex 2916 11 00, 2916 12 and 2916 14
NS
ex 2916 11 00
Acrylic acid
S
2916 12
Esters of acrylic acid
S
2916 14
Esters of methacrylic acid
S
ex 2917
Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2917 11 00, ex 2917 12 00, 2917 14 00, 2917 32 00, 2917 35 00 and 2917 36 00
NS
2917 11 00
Oxalic acid, its salts and esters
S
ex 2917 12 00
Adipic acid and its salts
S
2917 14 00
Maleic anhydride
S
2917 32 00
Dioctyl orthophthalates
S
2917 35 00
Phthalic anhydride
S
2917 36 00
Terephthalic acid and its salts
S
ex 2918
Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, except for products under subheadings 2918 14 00, 2918 15 00, 2918 21 00, 2918 22 00 and ex 2918 29 00
NS
2918 14 00
Citric acid
S
2918 15 00
Salts and esters of citric acid
S
2918 21 00
Salicylic acid and its salts
S
2918 22 00

o-Acetylsalicylic acid, its salts and esters
S
ex 2918 29 00
Sulphosalicylic acids, hydroxynaphthoic acids; their salts and esters
S
2919
Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
NS
2920
Esters of other inorganic acids of non-metals (excluding esters of hydrogen halides) and their salts; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
NS
2921
Amine-function compounds
S
2922
Oxygen-function amino-compounds
S
2923
Quaternary ammonium salts and hydroxides; lecithins and other phosphoaminolipids, whether or not chemically defined
NS
ex 2924
Carboxyamide-function compounds and amide-function compounds of carbonic acid, except for products under subheading 2924 23 00
S
2924 23 00
2-Acetamidobenzoic acid (N-acetylanthranilic acid) and its salts
NS
2925
Carboxyimide-function compounds (including saccharin and its salts) and imine-function compounds
NS
ex 2926
Nitrile-function compounds, except for the product of subheading 2926 10 00
NS
2926 10 00
Acrylonitrile
S
2927 00 00
Diazo-, azo- or azoxy-compounds
S
2928 00 90
Other organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine
NS
2929 10
Isocyanates
S
2929 90 00
Other compounds with other nitrogen function
NS
2930 20 00
Thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates, and thiuram mono-, di- or tetrasulphides; dithiocarbonates (xanthates)
NS
2930 30 00
ex 2930 90 99
2930 40 90
Methionine, captafol (ISO), methamidophos (ISO), and other organo-sulphur compounds other than dithiocarbonates (xanthates)
S
2930 50 00
2930 90 13
2930 90 16
2930 90 20
2930 90 60
ex 2930 90 99
2931 00
Other organo-inorganic compounds
NS
ex 2932
Heterocyclic compounds with oxygen hetero-atom(s) only, except for products under subheadings 2932 12 00, 2932 13 00 and ex 2932 20 90
NS
2932 12 00
2-Furaldehyde (furfuraldehyde)
S
2932 13 00
Furfuryl alcohol and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol
S
ex 2932 20 90
Coumarin, methylcoumarins and ethylcoumarins
S
ex 2933
Heterocylic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only, except for the product of subheading 2933 61 00
NS
2933 61 00
Melamine
S
2934
Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds
NS
2935 00 90
Other sulphonamides
S
2938
Glycosides, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives
NS
ex 2940 00 00
Sugars, chemically pure, other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, and except for rhamnose, raffinose and mannose; sugar ethers, sugar acetals and sugar esters, and their salts, other than products under headings 2937, 2938 or 2939
S
ex 2940 00 00
Rhamnose, raffinose and mannose
NS
2941 20 30
Dihydrostreptomycin, its salts, esters and hydrates
NS
2942 00 00
Other organic compounds
NS
S-6b
31
3102 21
Ammonium sulphate
NS
3102 40
Mixtures of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic non-fertilising substances
NS
3102 50
Sodium nitrate
NS
3102 60
Double salts and mixtures of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate
NS
3103 10
Superphosphates
S
3105
Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of Chapter 31 in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg
S
32
ex Chapter 32
Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks; except for products under headings 3204 and 3206, and excluding products under subheadings 3201 90 20, ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts of eucalyptus), ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts derived from gambier and myrobalan fruits) and ex 3201 90 90 (other tanning extracts of vegetable origin)
NS
3201 20 00
Wattle extract
NS
3204
Synthetic organic colouring matter, whether or not chemically defined; preparations as specified in note 3 to Chapter 32 based on synthetic organic colouring matter; synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents or as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined
S
3206
Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in note 3 to Chapter 32, other than those of headings 3203, 3204 or 3205; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined
S
33
Chapter 33
Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
NS
34
Chapter 34
Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, ‘dental waxes’ and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
NS
35
3501
Casein, caseinates and other casein derivatives; casein glues
S
3502 90 90
Albuminates and other albumin derivatives
NS
3503 00
Gelatin (including gelatin in rectangular (including square) sheets, whether or not surface-worked or coloured) and gelatin derivatives; isinglass; other glues of animal origin, excluding casein glues of heading 3501
NS
3504 00 00
Peptones and their derivatives; other protein substances and their derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included; hide powder, whether or not chromed
NS
3505 10 50
Starches, esterified or etherified
NS
3506
Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
NS
3507
Enzymes; prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included
S
36
Chapter 36
Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
NS
37
Chapter 37
Photographic or cinematographic goods
NS
38
ex Chapter 38
Miscellaneous chemical products, except for products under headings 3802 and 3817 00, subheadings 3823 12 00 and 3823 70 00, and heading 3825, and excluding the products under subheadings 3809 10 and 3824 60
NS
3802
Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black
S
3817 00
Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of headings 2707 or 2902
S
3823 12 00
Oleic acid
S
3823 70 00
Industrial fatty alcohols
S
3825
Residual products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified or included; municipal waste; sewage sludge; other wastes specified in note 6 to Chapter 38
S
S-7a
39
ex Chapter 39
Plastics and articles thereof, except for products under headings 3901, 3902, 3903 and 3904, subheadings 3906 10 00, 3907 10 00, 3907 60 and 3907 99, headings 3908 and 3920, and subheadings ex 3921 90 10 and 3923 21 00
NS
3901
Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms
S
3902
Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms
S
3903
Polymers of styrene, in primary forms
S
3904
Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms
S
3906 10 00
Poly(methyl methacrylate)
S
3907 10 00
Polyacetals
S
3907 60
Poly(ethylene terephthalate), except for products of subheading 3907 60 20
S
3907 60 20
Poly(ethylene terephthalate), in primary forms, having a viscosity number of 78 ml/g or higher
NS
3907 99
Other polyesters, other than unsaturated
S
3908
Polyamides in primary forms
S
3920
Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, non-cellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials
S
ex 3921 90 10
Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of polyesters, other than cellular products and other than corrugated sheets and plates
S
3923 21 00
Sacks and bags (including cones), of polymers of ethylene
S
S-7b
40
ex Chapter 40
Rubber and articles thereof, except for products under heading 4010
NS
4010
Conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber
S
S-8a
41
ex 4104
Tanned or crust hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared, excluding the products under subheadings 4104 41 19 and 4104 49 19
S
ex 4106 31 00
Tanned or crust hides and skins of swine, without hair on, in the wet state (including wet-blue), split but not further prepared, or in the dry state (crust), whether or not split, but not further prepared
NS
4106 32 00
4107
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114
S
4112 00 00
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of sheep or lamb, without wool on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114
S
ex 4113
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of other animals, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114, except for products under subheading 4113 10 00
NS
4113 10 00
Of goats or kids
S
4114
Chamois (including combination chamois) leather; patent leather and patent laminated leather; metallised leather
S
4115 10 00
Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fibre, in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls
S
S-8b
42
ex Chapter 42
Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut); except for products under headings 4202 and 4203
NS
4202
Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, executive-cases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travelling-bags, insulated food or beverages bags, toilet bags, rucksacks, handbags, shopping-bags, wallets, purses, map-cases, cigarette-cases, tobacco-pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle-cases, jewellery boxes, powder boxes, cutlery cases and similar containers, of leather or of composition leather, of sheeting of plastics, of textile materials, of vulcanised fibre or of paperboard, or wholly or mainly covered with such materials or with paper
S
4203
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather
S
43
Chapter 43
Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
NS
S-9a
44
ex Chapter 44
Wood and articles of wood, except for products under headings 4410, 4411, 4412, subheadings 4418 10, 4418 20 10, 4418 71 00, 4420 10 11, 4420 90 10 and 4420 90 91; wood charcoal
NS
4410
Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances
S
4411
Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances
S
4412
Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood
S
4418 10
Windows, French windows and their frames, of wood
S
4418 20 10
Doors and their frames and thresholds, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44
S
4418 71 00
Assembled flooring panels for mosaic floors, of wood
S
4420 10 11
Statuettes and other ornaments, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44; wood marquetry and inlaid wood; caskets and cases for jewellery or cutlery, and similar articles, and wooden articles of furniture not falling in Chapter 94, of tropical wood as specified in additional note 2 to Chapter 44
S
4420 90 10
4420 90 91
S-9b
45
ex Chapter 45
Cork and articles of cork, except for products under heading 4503
NS
4503
Articles of natural cork
S
46
Chapter 46
Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
S
S-11a
50
Chapter 50
Silk
S
51
ex Chapter 51
Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, excluding the products under heading 5105; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
S
52
Chapter 52
Cotton
S
53
Chapter 53
Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
S
54
Chapter 54
Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
S
55
Chapter 55
Man-made staple fibres
S
56
Chapter 56
Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
S
57
Chapter 57
Carpets and other textile floor coverings
S
58
Chapter 58
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
S
59
Chapter 59
Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
S
60
Chapter 60
Knitted or crocheted fabrics
S
S-11b
61
Chapter 61
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
S
62
Chapter 62
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
S
63
Chapter 63
Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
S
S-12a
64
Chapter 64
Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
S
S-12b
65
Chapter 65
Headgear and parts thereof
NS
66
Chapter 66
Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
S
67
Chapter 67
Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
NS
S-13
68
Chapter 68
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
NS
69
Chapter 69
Ceramic products
S
70
Chapter 70
Glass and glassware
S
S-14
71
ex Chapter 71
Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin; except for products under heading 7117
NS
7117
Imitation jewellery
S
S-15a
72
7202
Ferro-alloys
S
73
Chapter 73
Articles of iron or steel
NS
S-15b
74
Chapter 74
Copper and articles thereof
S
75
7505 12 00
Bars, rods and profiles, of nickel alloys
NS
7505 22 00
Wire, of nickel alloys
NS
7506 20 00
Plates, sheets, strip and foil, of nickel alloys
NS
7507 20 00
Nickel tube or pipe fittings
NS
76
ex Chapter 76
Aluminium and articles thereof, excluding the products under heading 7601
S
78
ex Chapter 78
Lead and articles thereof, excluding the products under heading 7801
S
7801 99
Unwrought lead other than refined and other than containing by weight antimony as the principal other element
NS
79
ex Chapter 79
Zinc and articles thereof, excluding the products under headings 7901 and 7903
S
81
ex Chapter 81
Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof, excluding the products under subheadings 8101 10 00, 8102 10 00, 8102 94 00, 8109 20 00, 8110 10 00, 8112 21 90, 8112 51 00, 8112 59 00, 8112 92 and 8113 00 20, except for products under subheadings 8101 94 00, 8104 11 00, 8104 19 00, 8107 20 00, 8108 20 00 and 8108 30 00
S
8101 94 00
Unwrought tungsten (wolfram), including bars and rods obtained simply by sintering
NS
8104 11 00
Unwrought magnesium, containing at least 99,8 % by weight of magnesium
NS
8104 19 00
Unwrought magnesium other than of subheading 8104 11 00
NS
8107 20 00
Unwrought cadmium; powders
NS
8108 20 00
Unwrought titanium; powders
NS
8108 30 00
Titanium waste and scrap
NS
82
Chapter 82
Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof, of base metal
S
83
Chapter 83
Miscellaneous articles of base metal
S
S-16
84
ex Chapter 84
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, and parts thereof, except for products under subheadings 8401 10 00 and 8407 21 10
NS
8401 10 00
Nuclear reactors
S
8407 21 10
Outboard motors, of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 325 cm3

S
85
ex Chapter 85
Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles, except for products under subheadings 8516 50 00, 8517 69 39, 8517 70 15, 8517 70 19, 8519 20, 8519 30, 8519 81 11 to 8519 81 45, 8519 81 85, 8519 89 11 to 8519 89 19, headings 8521, 8525 and 8527, subheadings 8528 49, 8528 59 and 8528 69 to 8528 72, heading 8529 and subheadings 8540 11 and 8540 12
NS
8516 50 00
Microwave ovens
S
8517 69 39
Reception apparatus for radio-telephony or radio telegraphy, other than portable receivers for calling, alerting or paging
S
8517 70 15
Aerials and aerial reflectors of all kinds, other than aerials for radio-telegraphic or radio-telephonic apparatus; parts suitable for use therewith
S
8517 70 19
8519 20
Apparatus operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by other means of payment; turntables (record-decks)
S
8519 30
8519 81 11 to 8519 81 45
Sound-reproducing apparatus (including cassette-players), not incorporating a sound-recording device
S
8519 81 85
Other magnetic tape recorders incorporating sound-reproducing apparatus, other than cassette-type
S
8519 89 11 to 8519 89 19
Other sound-reproducing apparatus, not incorporating a sound-recording device
S
ex 8521
Video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner, except products of subheading 8521 90 00
S
8521 90 00
Video recording or reproducing apparatus (excluding magnetic tape-type); video recording or reproducing apparatus, whether or not incorporating a video tuner (excluding magnetic tape-type and video camera recorders)
NS
8525
Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound-recording or -reproducing apparatus; television cameras; digital cameras and video camera recorders
S
8527
Reception apparatus for radio-broadcasting, whether or not combined, in the same housing, with sound-recording or -reproducing apparatus or a clock
S
8528 49
Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television-reception apparatus, other than of a kind used solely or principally in an automatic data-processing system of heading 8471; reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound- or video-recording or -reproducing apparatus
S
8528 59
8528 69 to 8528 72
8529
Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 8525 to 8528
S
8540 11
Cathode ray television picture tubes, including video monitor cathode ray tubes, colour, or black-and-white or other monochrome
S
8540 12 00
S-17a
86
Chapter 86
Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electromechanical) traffic-signalling equipment of all kinds
NS
S-17b
87
ex Chapter 87
Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof, except for products under headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, 8706 00, 8707, 8708, 8709, 8711, 8712 00 and 8714
NS
8702
Motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver
S
8703
Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 8702), including station wagons and racing cars
S
8704
Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
S
8705
Special-purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire-fighting vehicles, concrete-mixer lorries, road-sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile workshops, mobile radiological units)
S
8706 00
Chassis fitted with engines, for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705
S
8707
Bodies (including cabs), for the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705
S
8708
Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705
S
8709
Works trucks, self-propelled, not fitted with lifting or handling equipment, of the type used in factories, warehouses, dock areas or airports for short-distance transport of goods; tractors of the type used on railway-station platforms; parts of the foregoing vehicles
S
8711
Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars
S
8712 00
Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised
S
8714
Parts and accessories of vehicles of headings 8711 to 8713
S
88
Chapter 88
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
NS
89
Chapter 89
Ships, boats and floating structures
NS
S-18
90
Chapter 90
Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
S
91
Chapter 91
Clocks and watches and parts thereof
S
92
Chapter 92
Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
NS
S-20
94
ex Chapter 94
Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings, except for products under heading 9405
NS
9405
Lamps and lighting fittings including searchlights and spotlights and parts thereof, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like, having a permanently fixed light source, and parts thereof not elsewhere specified or included
S
95
ex Chapter 95
Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof; except for products under subheadings 9503 00 35 to 9503 00 99
NS
9503 00 35 to 9503 00 99
Other toys; reduced-size (‘scale’) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds
S
96
Chapter 96
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
NS

ANNEX VI

Modalities for the application of Article 8


1.
Article 8 shall apply when the percentage share referred to in paragraph 1 of that Article exceeds 17,5 %.
2.
Article 8 shall apply for each of the GSP sections S-11a and S-11b of Annex V, when the percentage share referred to in paragraph 1 of that Article exceeds 14,5 %.

ANNEX VII

Modalities for the application of Chapter III of this Regulation


1.
For the purposes of Chapter III a vulnerable country means a country:

(a)
of which, in terms of value, the seven largest GSP sections of its imports into the Union of products listed in Annex IX represent more than the threshold of 75 % in value of its total imports of products listed in that Annex, as an average during the last three consecutive years;
and
(b)
of which the imports of products listed in Annex IX into the Union represent less than the threshold of 2 % in value of the total imports into the Union of products listed in that Annex originating in countries listed in Annex II, as an average during the last three consecutive years.
2.
For the purposes of point (a) of Article 9(1), the data to be used in application of point 1 of this Annex are those available on 1 September of the year preceding the year of the request referred to in Article 10(1).
3.
For the purposes of Article 11, the data to be used in application of point 1 of this Annex are those available on 1 September of the year preceding the year when the delegated act referred to in Article 11(2) is adopted.

ANNEX VIII

Conventions referred to in Article 9

PART A

Core human and labour rights UN/ILO Conventions


1.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
2.
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
3.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
4.
International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
5.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979)
6.
Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
7.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
8.
Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour, No 29 (1930)
9.
Convention concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, No 87 (1948)
10.
Convention concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right to Organise and to Bargain Collectively, No 98 (1949)
11.
Convention concerning Equal Remuneration of Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value, No 100 (1951)
12.
Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour, No 105 (1957)
13.
Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation, No 111 (1958)
14.
Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, No 138 (1973)
15.
Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour, No 182 (1999)
PART B

Conventions related to the environment and to governance principles


16.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (1973)
17.
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987)
18.
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (1989)
19.
Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)
20.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
21.
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (2000)
22.
Stockholm Convention on persistent Organic Pollutants (2001)
23.
Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1998)
24.
United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961)
25.
United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971)
26.
United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1988)
27.
United Nations Convention against Corruption (2004)

ANNEX IX

List of products included in the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2)

Notwithstanding the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is to be considered as indicative, the tariff preferences being determined by the CN codes. Where ‘ex’ CN codes are indicated, the tariff preferences are to be determined by the CN code and the description, together.
Entry of products with a CN code marked with an asterisk (*) is subject to the conditions laid down in the relevant Union law.
The column ‘Section’ lists GSP sections (Article 2(h))
The column ‘Chapter’ lists CN chapters covered by a GSP section (Article 2(i))
For reasons of simplification, the products are listed in groups. These may include products for which Common Customs Tariff duties were withdrawn or suspended.

Section
Chapter
CN code
Description
 
S-1a
01
0101 29 90
Live horses, other than pure-bred breeding animals, other than for slaughter
 
0101 30 00
Live asses
 
0101 90 00
Live mules and hinnies
 
0104 20 10*
Live, pure-bred breeding goats
 
0106 14 10
Live domestic rabbits
 
0106 39 10
Live pigeons
 
02
0205 00
Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen
 
0206 80 91
Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh or chilled, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products
 
0206 90 91
Edible offal of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, frozen, other than for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products
 
0207 14 91
Livers, frozen, of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus

 
0207 27 91
Livers, frozen, of turkeys
 
0207 45 95
0207 55 95
0207 60 91
Livers, frozen, of ducks, geese or guinea fowls, other than fatty livers of ducks or geese
 
ex 0208
Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen, excluding products under subheading 0208 40 20
 
0210 99 10
Meat of horses, salted, in brine or dried
 
0210 99 59
Offal of bovine animals, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than thick skirt and thin skirt
 
ex 0210 99 85
Offal of sheep or goats, salted, in brine, dried or smoked
 
ex 0210 99 85
Offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, other than poultry liver, other than of domestic swine, of bovine animals or of sheep or goats
 
04
0403 10 51
Yogurt, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa
 
0403 10 53
0403 10 59
0403 10 91
0403 10 93
0403 10 99
0403 90 71
Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa
 
0403 90 73
0403 90 79
0403 90 91
0403 90 93
0403 90 99
0405 20 10
Dairy spreads, of a fat content, by weight, of 39 % or more but not exceeding 75 %
 
0405 20 30
0407 19 90
0407 29 90
0407 90 90
Birds’ eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked, other than of poultry
 
0409 00 00
Natural honey
 
0410 00 00
Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
 
05
0511 99 39
Natural sponges of animal origin, other than raw
 
S-1b
03
Chapter 3 (1)

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
 
S-2a
06
Chapter 6
Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
 
S-2b
07
0701
Potatoes, fresh or chilled
 
0703 10
Onions and shallots, fresh or chilled
 
0703 90 00
Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled
 
0704
Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled
 
0705
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled
 
0706
Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled
 
ex 0707 00 05
Cucumbers, fresh or chilled, from 16 May to 31 October
 
0708
Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled
 
0709 20 00
Asparagus, fresh or chilled
 
0709 30 00
Aubergines (eggplants), fresh or chilled
 
0709 40 00
Celery other than celeriac, fresh or chilled
 
0709 51 00
Mushrooms, fresh or chilled, excluding the products under subheading 0709 59 50
 
ex 0709 59
0709 60 10
Sweet peppers, fresh or chilled
 
0709 60 99
Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, fresh or chilled, other than sweet peppers, other than for the manufacture of capsaicin or capsicum oleoresin dyes and other than for the industrial manufacture of essential oils or resinoids
 
0709 70 00
Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach), fresh or chilled
 
0709 92 10*
Olives, fresh or chilled, for uses other than the production of oil
 
0709 99 10
Salad vegetables, fresh or chilled, other than lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.)
 
0709 99 20
Chard (or white beet) and cardoons, fresh or chilled
 
0709 93 10
Courgettes, fresh or chilled
 
0709 99 40
Capers, fresh or chilled
 
0709 99 50
Fennel, fresh or chilled
 
ex 0709 91 00
Globe artichokes, fresh or chilled, from 1 July to 31 October
 
0709 93 90
0709 99 90
Other vegetables, fresh or chilled
 
0710
Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen
 
ex 0711
Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption, excluding the products under subheading 0711 20 90
 
ex 0712
Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared, excluding olives and the products under subheading 0712 90 19
 
0713
Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split
 
0714 20 10*
Sweet potatoes, fresh, whole, and intended for human consumption
 
0714 20 90
Sweet potatoes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets, other than fresh and whole and intended for human consumption
 
0714 90 90
Jerusalem artichokes and similar roots and tubers with high inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith
 
08
0802 11 90
Almonds, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled, other than bitter
 
0802 12 90
0802 21 00
Hazelnuts or filberts (Corylus spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled
 
0802 22 00
0802 31 00
Walnuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled
 
0802 32 00
0802 41 00
0802 42 00
Chestnuts (Castanea spp.), fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
 
0802 51 00
0802 52 00
Pistachios, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
 
0802 61 00
0802 62 00
Macadamia nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
 
0802 90 50
Pine nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
 
0802 90 85
Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
 
0803 10 10
Plantains, fresh
 
0803 10 90
0803 90 90
Bananas, including plantains, dried
 
0804 10 00
Dates, fresh or dried
 
0804 20 10
Figs, fresh or dried
 
0804 20 90
0804 30 00
Pineapples, fresh or dried
 
0804 40 00
Avocados, fresh or dried
 
ex 0805 20
Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), and clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids, fresh or dried, from 1 March to 31 October
 
0805 40 00
Grapefruit, including pomelos, fresh or dried
 
0805 50 90
Limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia), fresh or dried
 
0805 90 00
Other citrus fruit, fresh or dried
 
ex 0806 10 10
Table grapes, fresh, from 1 January to 20 July and from 21 November to 31 December, excluding grapes of the variety Emperor (Vitis vinifera cv.) from 1 to 31 December
 
0806 10 90
Other grapes, fresh
 
ex 0806 20
Dried grapes, excluding products under subheading ex 0806 20 30 in immediate containers of a net capacity exceeding 2 kg
 
0807 11 00
Melons (including watermelons), fresh
 
0807 19 00
0808 10 10
Cider apples, fresh, in bulk, from 16 September to 15 December
 
0808 30 10
Perry pears, fresh, in bulk, from 1 August to 31 December
 
ex 0808 30 90
Other pears, fresh, from 1 May to 30 June
 
0808 40 00
Quinces, fresh
 
ex 0809 10 00
Apricots, fresh, from 1 January to 31 May and from 1 August to 31 December
 
0809 21 00
Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus), fresh
 
ex 0809 29
Cherries, fresh, from 1 January to 20 May and from 11 August to 31 December, other than sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)
 
ex 0809 30
Peaches, including nectarines, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December
 
ex 0809 40 05
Plums, fresh, from 1 January to 10 June and from 1 October to 31 December
 
0809 40 90
Sloes, fresh
 
ex 0810 10 00
Strawberries, fresh, from 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 December
 
0810 20
Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries, fresh
 
0810 30 00
Black-, white- or redcurrants and groseberries, fresh
 
0810 40 30
Fruit of the species Vaccinium myrtillus, fresh
 
0810 40 50
Fruit of the species Vaccinium macrocarpon and Vaccinium corymbosum, fresh
 
0810 40 90
Other fruits of the genus Vaccinium, fresh
 
0810 50 00
Kiwifruit, fresh
 
0810 60 00
Durians, fresh
 
0810 70 00
Persimmons
 
0810 90 75
Other fruit, fresh
0811
Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter,
 
0812
Fruit and nuts, provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption
 
0813 10 00
Apricots, dried
 
0813 20 00
Prunes
 
0813 30 00
Apples, dried
 
0813 40 10
Peaches, including nectarines, dried
 
0813 40 30
Pears, dried
 
0813 40 50
Papaws (papayas), dried
 
0813 40 95
Other fruit, dried, other than that of headings 0801 to 0806
 
0813 50 12
Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806) of papaws (papayas), tamarinds, cashew apples, lychees, jackfruit, sapodilla plums, passion fruit, carambola or pitahaya, but not containing prunes
 
0813 50 15
Other mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), not containing prunes
 
0813 50 19
Mixtures of dried fruit (other than that of headings 0801 to 0806), containing prunes
 
0813 50 31
Mixtures exclusively of tropical nuts of headings 0801 and 0802
 
0813 50 39
Mixtures exclusively of nuts of headings 0801 and 0802, other than of tropical nuts
 
0813 50 91
Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8, not containing prunes or figs
 
0813 50 99
Other mixtures of nuts and dried fruits of Chapter 8
 
0814 00 00
Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions
 
S-2c
09
Chapter 9
Coffee, tea, maté and spices
 
S-2d
10
1008 50 00
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
 
11
1104 29 17
Hulled cereal grains excluding barley, oats, maize, rice and wheat.
 
1105
Flour, meal, powder, flakes, granules and pellets of potatoes
 
1106 10 00
Flour, meal and powder of the dried leguminous vegetables of heading 0713
 
1106 30
Flour, meal and powder of products from Chapter 8
 
1108 20 00
Inulin
 
12
ex Chapter 12
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder excluding products under heading 1210 and subheadings 1212 91 and 1212 93 00
 
13
Chapter 13
Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
 
S-3
15
1501 90 00
Poultry fat, other than that of heading 0209 or 1503
 
1502 10 90
1502 90 90
Fats of bovine animals, sheep or goats, other than those of heading 1503 and other than for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
 
1503 00 19
Lard stearin and oleostearin, other than for industrial uses
 
1503 00 90
Lard oil, oleo-oil and tallow oil, not emulsified or mixed or otherwise prepared, other than tallow oil for industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
 
1504
Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1505 00 10
Wool grease, crude
 
1507
Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1508
Groundnut oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1511 10 90
Palm oil, crude, other than for technical or industrial uses other than the manufacture of foodstuffs for human consumption
 
1511 90
Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined but not chemically modified, other than crude oil
 
1512
Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1513
Coconut (copra), palm-kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1514
Rape, colza or mustard oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1515
Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
 
1516
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared
 
1517
Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 1516
 
1518 00
Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 1516; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of Chapter 15, not elsewhere specified or included
 
1521 90 99
Beeswax and other insect waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, other than raw
 
1522 00 10
Degras
 
1522 00 91
Oil foots and dregs; soapstocks, other than containing oil having the characteristics of olive oil
 
S-4a
16
1601 00 10
Sausages and similar products, of liver, and food preparations based on liver
 
1602 20 10
Goose or duck liver, prepared or preserved
 
1602 41 90
Ham and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine
 
1602 42 90
Shoulders and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved, of swine other than of domestic swine
 
1602 49 90
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, including mixtures, of swine other than of domestic swine
 
1602 50 31
1602 50 95
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, cooked, of bovine animals, whether or not in airtight containers
 
1602 90 31
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of game or rabbit
 
1602 90 69
Other prepared or preserved meat or meat offal, of sheep or goats or other animals, not containing uncooked bovine meat or offal and not containing meat or meat offal of domestic swine
 
1602 90 91
1602 90 95
1602 90 99
1602 90 78
1603 00 10
Extracts and juices of meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, in immediate packings of a net content not exceeding 1 kg
 
1604
Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs
 
1605
Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved
 
S-4b
17
1702 50 00
Chemically pure fructose
 
1702 90 10
Chemically pure maltose
 
1704 (2)

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa
 
18
Chapter 18
Cocoa and cocoa preparations
 
19
Chapter 19
Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks’ products
 
20
Chapter 20
Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
 
21
ex Chapter 21
Miscellaneous edible preparations excluding products under subheadings 2106 10, 2106 90 30, 2106 90 51, 2106 90 55 and 2106 90 59
 
22
ex Chapter 22
Beverages, spirits and vinegar excluding products under subheadings 2204 10 11 to 2204 30 10 and subheading 2208 40
 
23
2302 50 00
Residues and wastes of a similar kind, whether or not in the form of pellets, resulting from the grinding or other working of leguminous plants
 
2307 00 19
Other wine lees
 
2308 00 19
Other grape marc
 
2308 00 90
Other vegetable materials and vegetable waste, vegetable residues and by-products, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included
 
2309 10 90
Other dog or cat food put up for retail sale, other than containing starch or glucose, glucose syrup, maltodextrine or maltodextrine syrup of subheadings 1702 30 50 to 1702 30 90, 1702 40 90, 1702 90 50 and 2106 90 55 or milk products
 
2309 90 10
Fish or marine mammal solubles, of a kind used in animal feeding
 
2309 90 91
Beetpulp with added molasses, of a kind used in animal feeding
 
2309 90 96
Other preparations of a kind used in animal feeding, whether or not containing by weight 49 % or more of choline chloride on an organic or inorganic base
 
S-4c
24
Chapter 24
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
 
S-5
25
2519 90 10
Magnesium oxide, other than calcined natural magnesium carbonate
 
2522
Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825
 
2523
Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
 
27
Chapter 27
Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
 
S-6a
28
2801
Fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine
 
2802 00 00
Sulphur, sublimed or precipitated; colloidal sulphur
 
ex 2804
Hydrogen, rare gases and other non-metals, excluding products under subheading 2804 69 00
 
2805 19
Alkali or alkaline-earth metals other than sodium and calcium
 
2805 30
Rare-earth metals, scandium and yttrium, whether or not intermixed or interalloyed
 
2806
Hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid); chlorosulphuric acid
 
2807 00
Sulphuric acid; oleum
 
2808 00 00
Nitric acid; sulphonitric acids
 
2809
Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined
 
2810 00 90
Oxides of boron, other than diboron trioxide; boric acids
 
2811
Other inorganic acids and other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals
 
2812
Halides and halide oxides of non-metals
 
2813
Sulphides of non-metals; commercial phosphorus trisulphide
 
2814
Ammonia, anhydrous or in aqueous solution
 
2815
Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxide of sodium or potassium
 
2816
Hydroxide and peroxide of magnesium; oxides, hydroxides and peroxides, of strontium or barium
 
2817 00 00
Zinc oxide; zinc peroxide
 
2818 10
Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined
 
2818 20
Aluminium oxide other than artificial corundum
 
2819
Chromium oxides and hydroxides
 
2820
Manganese oxides
 
2821
Iron oxides and hydroxides; earth colours containing by weight 70 % or more of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3

 
2822 00 00
Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides
 
2823 00 00
Titanium oxides
 
2824
Lead oxides; red lead and orange lead
 
2825
Hydrazine and hydroxylamine and their inorganic salts; other inorganic bases; other metal oxides, hydroxides and peroxides
 
2826
Fluorides; fluorosilicates, fluoroaluminates and other complex fluorine salts
 
2827
Chlorides, chloride oxides and chloride hydroxides bromides and bromide oxides; iodides and iodide oxides
 
2828
Hypochlorites; commercial calcium hypochlorite; chlorites; hypobromites
 
2829
Chlorates and perchlorates; bromates and perbromates; iodates and periodates
 
2830
Sulphides; polysulphides, whether or not chemically defined
 
2831
Dithionites and sulphoxylates
 
2832
Sulphites; thiosulphates
 
2833
Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates)
 
2834 10 00
Nitrites
 
2834 21 00
Nitrates
 
2834 29
2835
Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined
 
2836
Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate
 
2837
Cyanides, cyanide oxides and complex cyanides
 
2839
Silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates
 
2840
Borates; peroxoborates (perborates)
 
2841
Salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids,
 
2842
Other salts of inorganic acids or peroxoacids (including aluminosilicates, whether or not chemically defined), other than azides
 
2843
Colloidal precious metals; inorganic or organic compounds of precious metals, whether or not chemically defined; amalgams of precious metals
 
ex 2844 30 11
Cermets containing uranium depleted in U-235 or compounds of this product, other than unwrought
 
ex 2844 30 51
Cermets containing thorium or compounds of thorium, other than unwrought
 
2845 90 90
Isotopes other than those of heading 2844, and compounds, inorganic or organic, of such isotopes, whether or not chemically defined, other than deuterium and compounds thereof, hydrogen and compounds thereof enriched in deuterium or mixtures and solutions containing these products
 
2846
Compounds, inorganic or organic, of rare-earth metals, of yttrium or of scandium or of mixtures of these metals
 
2847 00 00
Hydrogen peroxide, whether or not solidified with urea
 
2848 00 00
Phosphides, whether or not chemically defined, excluding ferrophosphorus
 
2849
Carbides, whether or not chemically defined
 
2850 00
Hydrides, nitrides, azides, silicides and borides, whether or not chemically defined, other than compounds which are also carbides of heading 2849
 
2852 00 00
Compounds, inorganic or organic, of mercury, excluding amalgams
 
2853 00
Other inorganic compounds (including distilled or conductivity water and water of similar purity); liquid air (whether or not rare gases have been removed); compressed air; amalgams, other than amalgams of precious metals
 
29
2903
Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons
 
2904
Sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated
 
ex 2905
Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, excluding products under subheadings 2905 43 00 and 2905 44
 
2906
Cyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2907
Phenols; phenol-alcohols
 
2908
Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols
 
2909
Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2910
Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2911 00 00
Acetals and hemiacetals, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2912
Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde
 
2913 00 00
Halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of products under heading 2912
 
2914
Ketones and quinones, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2915
Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2916
Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2917
Polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2918
Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2919
Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2920
Esters of other inorganic acids of non-metals (excluding esters of hydrogen halides) and their salts; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
 
2921
Amine-function compounds
 
2922
Oxygen-function amino-compounds
 
2923
Quaternary ammonium salts and hydroxides; lecithins and other phosphoaminolipids, whether or not chemically defined
 
2924
Carboxyamide-function compounds and amide-function compounds of carbonic acid
 
2925
Carboxyimide-function compounds (including saccharin and its salts) and imine-function compounds
 
2926
Nitrile-function compounds
 
2927 00 00
Diazo-, azo- or azoxy-compounds
 
2928 00 90
Other organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine
 
2929 10
Isocyanates
 
2929 90 00
Other compounds with other nitrogen function
 
2930 20 00
Thiocarbamates and dithiocarbamates, and thiuram mono-, di- or tetrasulphides; dithiocarbonates (xanthates)
 
2930 30 00
ex 2930 90 99
2930 40 90
Methionine, captafol (ISO), methamidophos (ISO), and other organo-sulphur compounds other than dithiocarbonates (xanthates)
 
2930 50 00
2930 90 13
2930 90 16
2930 90 20
2930 90 60
ex 2930 90 99
2931 00
Other organo-inorganic compounds
 
2932
Heterocyclic compounds with oxygen hetero-atom(s) only
 
2933
Heterocylic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only
 
2934
Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds
 
2935 00 90
Other sulphonamides
 
2938
Glycosides, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives
 
2940 00 00
Sugars, chemically pure, other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose; sugar ethers, sugar acetals and sugar esters, and their salts, other than products under heading 2937, 2938 or 2939
Corrected according to CN description
2941 20 30
Dihydrostreptomycin, its salts, esters and hydrates
 
2942 00 00
Other organic compounds
 
S-6b
31
3102
Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous
 
3103 10
Superphosphates
 
3105
Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of Chapter 31 in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg
 
32
ex Chapter 32
Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks; excluding products under subheadings 3201 20 00, 3201 90 20, ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts of eucalyptus), ex 3201 90 90 (tanning extracts derived from gambier and myrobalan fruits) and ex 3201 90 90 (other tanning extracts of vegetable origin)
 
33
Chapter 33
Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
 
34
Chapter 34
Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, ‘dental waxes’ and dental preparations with a basis of plaster
 
35
3501
Casein, caseinates and other casein derivatives; casein glues
 
3502 90 90
Albuminates and other albumin derivatives
 
3503 00
Gelatin (including gelatin in rectangular (including square) sheets, whether or not surface-worked or coloured) and gelatin derivatives; isinglass; other glues of animal origin, excluding casein glues of heading 3501
 
3504 00 00
Peptones and their derivatives; other protein substances and their derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included; hide powder, whether or not chromed
 
3505 10 50
Starches, esterified or etherified
 
3506
Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
 
3507
Enzymes; prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included
 
36
Chapter 36
Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
 
37
Chapter 37
Photographic or cinematographic goods
 
38
ex Chapter 38
Miscellaneous chemical products excluding the products under subheadings 3809 10 and 3824 60
 
S-7a
39
Chapter 39
Plastics and articles thereof
 
S-7b
40
Chapter 40
Rubber and articles thereof
 
S-8a
41
ex 4104
Tanned or crust hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared, excluding the products under subheadings 4104 41 19 and 4104 49 19
 
ex 4106 31 00
Tanned or crust hides and skins of swine, without hair on, in the wet state (including wet-blue), split but not further prepared, or in the dry state (crust), whether or not split, but not further prepared
 
4106 32 00
4107
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114
 
4112 00 00
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of sheep or lamb, without wool on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114
 
4113
Leather further prepared after tanning or crusting, including parchment-dressed leather, of other animals, without wool or hair on, whether or not split, other than leather of heading 4114,
 
4114
Chamois (including combination chamois) leather; patent leather and patent laminated leather; metallised leather
 
4115 10 00
Composition leather with a basis of leather or leather fibre, in slabs, sheets or strip, whether or not in rolls
 
S-8b
42
Chapter 42
Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)
 
43
Chapter 43
Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
 
S-9a
44
Chapter 44
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal
 
S-9b
45
Chapter 45
Cork and articles of cork
 
46
Chapter 46
Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
 
S-11a
50
Chapter 50
Silk
 
51
ex Chapter 51
Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, excluding the products under heading 5105; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
 
52
Chapter 52
Cotton
 
53
Chapter 53
Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
 
54
Chapter 54
Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials
 
55
Chapter 55
Man-made staple fibres
 
56
Chapter 56
Wadding, felt and non-wovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
 
57
Chapter 57
Carpets and other textile floor coverings
 
58
Chapter 58
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
 
59
Chapter 59
Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
 
60
Chapter 60
Knitted or crocheted fabrics
 
S-11b
61
Chapter 61
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
 
62
Chapter 62
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
 
63
Chapter 63
Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
 
S-12a
64
Chapter 64
Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
 
S-12b
65
Chapter 65
Headgear and parts thereof
 
66
Chapter 66
Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
 
67
Chapter 67
Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair
 
S-13
68
Chapter 68
Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
 
69
Chapter 69
Ceramic products
 
70
Chapter 70
Glass and glassware
 
S-14
71
Chapter 71
Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
 
S-15a
72
7202
Ferro-alloys
 
73
Chapter 73
Articles of iron or steel
 
S-15b
74
Chapter 74
Copper and articles thereof
 
75
7505 12 00
Bars, rods and profiles, of nickel alloys
 
7505 22 00
Wire, of nickel alloys
 
7506 20 00
Plates, sheets, strip and foil, of nickel alloys
 
7507 20 00
Nickel tube or pipe fittings
 
76
ex Chapter 76
Aluminium and articles thereof, excluding the products under heading 7601
 
78
ex Chapter 78
Lead and articles thereof, except for products of subheading 7801 99
 
7801 99
Unwrought lead other than refined and other than containing by weight antimony as the principal other element
 
79
ex Chapter 79
Zinc and articles thereof, excluding the products under headings 7901 and 7903
 
81
ex Chapter 81
Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof, excluding the products under subheadings 8101 10 00, 8101 94 00, 8102 10 00, 8102 94 00, 8104 11 00, 8104 19 00, 8107 20 00, 8108 20 00, 8108 30 00, 8109 20 00, 8110 10 00, 8112 21 90, 8112 51 00, 8112 59 00, 8112 92 and 8113 00 20
 
82
Chapter 82
Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof, of base metal
 
83
Chapter 83
Miscellaneous articles of base metal
 
S-16
84
Chapter 84
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, and parts thereof
 
85
Chapter 85
Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
 
S-17a
86
Chapter 86
Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electromechanical) traffic-signalling equipment of all kinds
 
S-17b
87
Chapter 87
Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
 
88
Chapter 88
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
 
89
Chapter 89
Ships, boats and floating structures
 
S-18
90
Chapter 90
Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
 
91
Chapter 91
Clocks and watches and parts thereof
 
92
Chapter 92
Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
 
S-20
94
Chapter 94
Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
 
95
Chapter 95
Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
 
96
Chapter 96
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
 
(1)  For the products under subheading 0306 13, the duty shall be 3,6 %.

(2)  For the products under subheading 1704 10 90, the specific duty shall be limited to 16 % of the customs value.


ANNEX X

CORRELATION TABLE


Regulation (EC) No 732/2008
This Regulation
Article 1
Article 1

Article 2, point (a)
Article 2, point (a)
Article 2, point (g)
Article 2, point (b)
Article 2, point (h)
Article 2, point (c)
Article 2, points (b) to (f)

Article 2, point (i)

Article 2, point (j)

Article 2, point (k)

Article 2, point (l)
Article 3(1) and Article 3(2), first subparagraph
Article 4(1)
Article 3(2), second subparagraph

Article 3(3)
Article 5(4)

Article 4(2) and (3)
Article 4
Article 6(1) and Article 11(1)
Article 5(1) and (2)
Article 33(1) and (2)
Article 5(3)

Article 6(1) to (6)
Article 7(1) to (6)
Article 6(7)

Article 7(1) and (2)
Article 12(1) and (2)
Article 7(3)

Article 8(1)
Article 9(1)

Article 9(2)
Article 8(2)
Annex VII
Article 8(3), first subparagraph
Article 13(1)

Article 13(2)
Article 8(3), second subparagraph
Article 14(1)

Article 14(2) and (3)
Article 9(1) and (2)
Article 10(1) and (2)
Article 9(3)


Article 10(3)
Article 10(1)

Article 10(2)
Article 10(4)

Article 10(5)
Article 10(3)
Article 10(6)
Article 10(4)

Article 10(5)

Article 10(6)


Article 10(7)

Article 16
Article 11(1) to (7)
Article 18
Article 11(8)
Article 17
Article 12

Article 13
Article 8 and Annex VI
Article 14
Article 34
Article 15(1)
Article 19(1)
Article 15(2)
Article 15(1)

Article 15(2)
Article 15(3)
Article 19(2)

Article 20
Article 16
Article 21
Article 17
Article 15(3) and Article 19(3)
Article 18
Article 15(4) to (7) and Article 19(4) to (7)
Article 19
Article 15(8) to (12) and Article 19(8) to (14)
Article 20(1)
Article 22
Article 20(2) and (3)
Article 24(1) to (3)
Article 20(4)
Article 23
Article 20(5)
Article 10(4)
Article 20(6)
Article 26
Article 20(7)
Article 25

Article 27

Article 28
Article 20(8)
Article 29
Article 21
Article 30
Article 22(1)
Article 31
Article 22(2)

Article 23
Article 32
Article 24

Article 25, point (a)
Article 6(2) and Article 11(2)
Article 25, point (b)
Article 3(3) and Article 17(2) and (3)
Article 25, point (c)
Article 5(2)
Article 25, point (d)
Article 8(3)
Article 25, point (e)
Article 10(4)
Article 26
Article 35

Article 36

Article 37

Article 38
Article 27(1) and (2)
Article 39(1)
Article 27(3)

Article 27(4) and (5)
Article 39(2) to (4)
Article 28

Article 29

Article 30

Article 31


Article 40

Article 41

Article 42
Article 32(1)
Article 43(1)
Article 32(2)
Article 43(2) and (3)

Annex I
Annex I
Annexes II, III and IV
Annex II
Annexes V and IX
Annex III, Part A
Annex VIII, Part A
Annex III, Part B
Annex VIII, Part B

Annex X

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