2000/379/EC: Commission Decision of 14 December 1999 allocating import quotas for the fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, hydrobr


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Commission Decision
of 14 December 1999
allocating import quotas for the fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, hydrobromofluorocarbons and methyl bromide for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 and in addition, allocating placing on the market quotas for hydrochlorofluorocarbons for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000
(notified under document number C(1999) 4434)
(Only the Spanish, German, Danish, Greek, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish texts are authentic)
(Text with EEA relevance)
(2000/379/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No. 3093/94 of 15 December 1994 on substances that deplete the ozone layer(1) and in particular to Articles 4(8) and 7(2) thereof;
(1) Whereas Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No. 3093/94 states that without prejudice to Article 4(8) and unless the substances are intended for destruction by a technology approved by the Parties, for feedstock use in the manufacture of other chemicals or for quarantine and preshipment, the release for free circulation in the Community of controlled substances imported from third countries shall be subject to quantitative limits;
(2) Whereas the quantitative limits for the release into free circulation in the Community of controlled substances are set out in Annex II and Article 4(8) of Regulation (EC) 3093/94; Whereas these limits may be modified pursuant to Article 7(3);
(3) Whereas any modification of these quantitative limits may not lead to Community consumption of controlled substances exceeding the quantitative limits established according to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer;
(4) Whereas Article 4(8) of Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 defines the total calculated level of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) which producers and importers may place on the market or use for their own account in the period 1 January to 31 December 1995 and in each 12-month period thereafter; whereas this corresponds to a quantity of 8079 ODP tonnes;
(5) Whereas the Commission is required, under Article 4(8), in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 16, to assign a quota to each producer or importer when the total quantity of HCFCs which producers and importers place on the market or use for their own account reaches 80 % of the quantitative limit established or at the latest on 1 January 2000, whichever comes first;
(6) Whereas the 80 % threshold has been reached in the years 1997 and 1998. It is likely that this will also be the case in 1999 making it necessary to assign placing on the market quotas for HCFCs for 2000;
(7) Whereas the Commission is required under Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 to allocate quotas for controlled substances to undertakings each year in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 16;
(8) Whereas the Commission has published a notice to importers in the European Community of controlled substances that deplete the ozone layer(2) and has thereby received applications for import quotas';
(9) Whereas import into the Community of chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and hydrobromofluorocarbons is prohibited except for feedstock, destruction and essential uses; whereas import for feedstock and destruction is not quota limited under Council Regulation (EC) No 3093/94; Whereas quotas for essential uses are authorised by a separate Commission Decision;
(10) Whereas the allocation of individual quotas to producers and importers is based on the principles of continuity, equality and proportionality; whereas, in establishing quotas, the Commission has been guided by the need to reduce further the production, import and use of substances which damage the ozone layer while interfering in the market as little as possible;
(11) Whereas for methyl bromide the import quotas are allocated to the primary importers, considered by the Commission to be the importers who deal directly by way of invoicing with the producers outside the Community reserve of 100,6 ODP tonnes of methyl bromide is retained for allocation during 2000 in accordance with the Article 16 procedure;
(12) Whereas it is appropriate to retain part of the total HCFC placing on the market quota for allocation to importers in the Community who are not engaged in the production of HCFCs; whereas in 1998 and 1999, the level of imports is 4 % of the total quota available; whereas it is appropriate in 2000 to retain 4 % of the total quota for allocation to importers who are not engaged in the production of HCFCs; whereas this corresponds to a quantity of 323 ODP tonnes;
(13) Whereas the HCFC placing on the market quota for each producer in the Community in 2000 shall reflect the market share which that producer reached in 1996, calculated in ODP tonnes; whereas it is appropriate to retain 1996 as a base-year; whereas it is considered appropriate to allocate the total available HCFC quantity of 7756 ODP tonnes between producers without leaving a reserve;
(14) Whereas Import licenses shall be issued by the Commission in accordance with Article 6 of the aforesaid Regulation, after verification of compliance by the importer with Articles 7, 8 and 12;
(15) Whereas the release for free circulation in the Community of chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and hydrobromofluorocarbons imported from any State not Party is prohibited in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) 3093/94;
(16) Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the committee established by Article 16 of the same Regulation,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1
1. The quantity of chlorofluorocarbons 11, 12, 113, 114 and 115 subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.
2. The quantity of other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.
3. The quantity of halons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.
4. The quantity of carbon tetrachloride subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.
5. The quantity of 1,1,1-trichloroethane subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.
6. The quantity of methyl bromide subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 shall be 5870 ODP weighted tonnes of virgin material for uses other than feedstock and quarantine and preshipment.
7. The quantity of hydrobromofluorocarbons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which may be released for free circulation in the European Community in 2000 from sources outside the Community shall be 0 ODP weighted tonnes.

Article 2
1. The quantity of hydrochlorofluorocarbons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which producers and importers may place on the market or use for their own account within the Community in 2000 shall be 8079 ODP tonnes.
2. The quantity of hydrochlorofluorocarbons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 which producers may place on the market or use for their own account within the Community in 2000 shall be 7756 ODP tonnes.
3. The quantity of hydrochlorofluorocarbons subject to Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 to be allocated in 2000 by the Commission to importers within the Community who are not engaged in the production of HCFCs shall be 323 ODP tonnes.

Article 3
1. The allocation of import quotas for methyl bromide during the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 shall be for the purposes indicated and to the companies indicated in Annex II hereto.
2. The allocation of quotas for the placing on the market or use for their own account of hydrochlorofluorocarbons by producers and importers in the Community during the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 shall be to the undertakings indicated in Annex III hereto.
3. The import quotas for methyl bromide during the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 shall be as set out in Annex IV(3) hereto.
4. The quotas for the placing on the market or use for their own account of hydrochlorofluorocarbons by producers and importers in the Community during the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 shall be as set out in Annex V(4).

Article 4
This Decision is addressed to the undertakings listed in Annex I hereto.

Done at Brussels, 14 December 1999.

For the Commission
Margot Wallström
Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 333, 22.12.1994, p. 1.
(2) OJ C 208, 22.7.1999, p. 5.
(3) Annexes IV and V are not published because they contain confidential commercial information.
(4) Annexes IV and V are not published because they contain confidential commercial information.

ANEXO I/BILAG I/ANHANG I/ΠΑΡΑΡΤΗΜΑ Ι/ANNEX I/ANNEXE I/ALLEGATO I/BIJLAGE I/ANEXO I/LIITE I/BILAGA I

AlliedSignal Fluorochemicals Europe BV Kempenweg 90 Postbus 264 6000 AG Weert Nederland
Ausimont SpA Via S. Pietro, 50/a 20021 Bollate - MI Italy
Chemical Industries of Northern Greece S.A. Thessaloniki Plant PO Box 10 183 GR 541 10 Thessaloniki
DuPont de Nemours (Nederland) BV Baanhoekweg 22 33700 AC Dordrecht Nederland
Elf Atochem S.A. Cours Michelet - La Défense 10 F - 92091 Paris La Défense
ICI Klea PO Box 13 , The Health Runcorn , Cheshire WA7 4QF United Kingdom
Rhodia Ltd PO Box 46 - St Andrews Road Avonmouth Bristol BS11 9YF United Kingdom
Solvay Fluor und Derivate GmbH Hans-Böckler-Allee 20 D - 30173 Hannover
Agroquímicos de Levante SA Avda. Primado Reig, 129, 4o B E - 46020 Valencia
Albemarle SA
Parc Scientifique Einstein
Rue du Bosquet 9 B - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Alfa Agricultural Supplies S.A. 13, Tim. Filimonos str GR - 11521 Athens
Biochem Ibérica Apartado 250, Jardia P - 2870 Montijo
Eurobrom BV Postbus 158 2280 AD Rijswijk Nederland
Great Lakes Chemical (Europe) Ltd PO Box 44 , Oil Sites Road Ellesmere Port South Wirral L65 4GD United Kingdom
Mebrom NV Assenedestraat 4 B - 9940 Rieme-Ertvelde
Neoquímica Apartado 97 P - 2580 Carregado
AB Ninolab Box 137 S - 194 22 Upplands Väsby
ADVchem La Carretera, 31 E - 08776 Sant Pere de Ruidebitlles
A-Gas Limited Banyard Road Portbury West Bristol BS20 7XH United Kingdom
Alcobre SA Luis I, nave 6-B E - 28031 Madrid
Arthur Friedrichs Nachfolger Bei den Kämpen 22 D - 21220 Seevetal
Asahi Glass Europe BV
World Trade Center
Strawinskylaan 1525 1077 XX Amsterdam Nederland
Avenue Bleue International 23-25, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau F - 75001 Paris
Bayer Hispania SA Pau Clarís, 196 E - 08037 Barcelona
Boucquillon NV Nijverheidslaan 38 B - 8540 Deerlijk
C.P. Chemicals Via de Amicis, 49 20123 Milano Italy
Calorie 503, rue Hélène-Boucher
ZI Buc
BP 33 F - 78534 Buc Cedex
Celotex Limited Warwick House
27/31 St Mary's Road
Ealing London W5 5PR United Kingdom
Dinagas SA Polígono industrial Calonge
Aviación, 4
E - 41007 Sevilla
Eco Pur SL Verge del Pilar, 17 E - 43420 Santa Coloma de Queralt
Edulan A/S Jens Olsens Vej 3
Skejby
DK - 8200 Århus N
Efisol 14-24, rue des Agglomérés F - 92024 Nanterre Cedex
Fibran S.A. 6th km Thessaloniki
Oreokastro
P.O. Box 40306 GR - 560 10 Thessaloniki
Fiocco Trade SL Molina, 16, puerta 5 E - 46006 Valencia
Galco SA Avenue Carton de Wiart 79 B - 1090 Bruxelles
Galex SA BP 128 F - 13321 Marseille Cedex 16
Gasco NV Assenedestraat 4 B - 9940 Rieme-Ertvelde
Gerling Holz & Co. Handels AG Ruhrstraße 113 D - 22761 Hamburg
Greencool Refrigerants Unit 12 Park Gate Business Centre
Chandlers Way
Park Gate
Southampton SO31 1FQ United Kingdom
Guido Tazzetti & Co. Strada Settimo, 266 10156 Torino Italy
H & H International Ltd Richmond Bridge House
419 Richmond Road
Richmond TW1 2EX United Kingdom
HRP Refrigerants Ltd Gellihirion Industrial Estate Pontypridd CF37 5SX United Kingdom
ICC Chemicals (UK) Ltd Northbridge Road Berkhamsted Hertfordshire HP4 IEF United Kingdom
Inquinosa Internacional SA Hermanos Escartín, 7 E - 28224 Pozuelo de Alarcón
Kal y Sol Polígon industrial Can Roca
Sant Martí, s/n
E - 08107 Martorelles
Nagase Europe Ltd Crown House
143 Regent Street
London WIR 7LB United Kingdom
Plasfi SA Ctra. de Montblanc, s/n E - 43420 Santa Coloma de Queralt
Polar Cool SL Polígono industrial Ventorro del Cano
Valdemorillo, 8
E - 28925 Alcorcón
Poliuretanos SA Camí de Matamala, s/n E - 17244 Cassà de la Selva
Promosol Boulevard Henri Cahn BP 27 F - 94363 Bry-sur-Marne Cedex
Proquisa SA Zona industrial Alto do Colaride, lote F1
Agualva
P - 2735-208 Cacém
Pur Products Limited 7 Beeston Hall Mews
Beeston, Tarporley
Cheshire CW6 9TZ United Kingdom
Quifar SA Zona industrial Alto do Colaride, lote F1
Agualva
P - 2735-208 Cacém
Quimidroga SA Tuset, 26 E - 08006 Barcelona
Recticel NV Damstraat 2 B - 9230 Wetteren
Refrigeramt Products Ltd. N9 Central Park Estate
Westinghouse Road
Trafford Park
Manchester M17 1PG United Kingdom
Resina Chemie BV Korte Groningerweg 1A 9607 PS Foxhol Nederland
RPS Europe SL Garraf, 39, 1o 3a E - 08905 Hospitalet de Llobregat
Service "Chimie" 5, place de l'Église F - 77400 Saint-Thibault
SJB Chemical Products BV Wellerondon 11 3231 XV Brielle Nederland
Sotragal SA Rue de Bourgogne F - 69802 Saint-Priest Cedex
Stag, SA Camino Hormigueras, 100 E - 28030 Madrid
Stagi International SA Lituania, 2 E - 28030 Madrid
Secours Froid 61-64 Centre commercial "Le Pérou" Petit-Pérou F - 97139 Abymes - Guadeloupe
Synthesia Española SA Comte Borrel, 62 E - 08015 Barcelona
Universal Chemistry & Technology (U.C.T.)
SpA
V.le A. Filippetti, 20 20122 Milano Italy
Visteon/Ford Electrónica Portuguesa Estrada Nacional 252 - km 12
Parque industrial das Carrascas
Volta da Pedra
P - 2950 Palmela

ANNEX II

GROUP VI
Import quotas for methyl bromide allocated to importers in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 3093/94 for the use as soil fumigation and other uses subject to quotas
Company
Agroquímicos de Levante (E)
Albemarle (B)
Alfa Supplies (GR)
Biochem Ibérica (P)
Eurobrom (NL)
Great Lakes (UK)
Mebrom (B)
Neoquímica (P)

ANNEX III

Quotas for placing on the market or use for their own account of hydrochlorofluorocarbons by producers and importers in the Community during the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 shall be assigned to the undertakings indicated below.
PRODUCERS
AlliedSignal (NL)
Ausimont (I)
CING (GR)
DuPont (NL)
Elf Atochem (E, F)
ICI (UK)
Rhodia (UK)
Solvay (B, D, F)
IMPORTERS
AB Ninolab (S)
ADVchem (E)
A-Gas Limited (UK)
Alcobre (E)
Arthur Friedrichs Nachfolger (D)
Asahi Glass (NL)
Avenue Bleue International (F)
Bayer Hispania (E)
Boucquillon (B)
C.P. Chemicals (I)
Calorie (F)
Celotex (UK)
Dinagás (E)
ECO PUR (E)
Edulan A/S (DK)
Efisol (F)
Fibran (GR)
Fiocco (E)
Galco (B)
Galex (F)
Gasco (B)
Gerling Holz & Co. Handels GmbH (D)
Greencool (UK)
Guido Tazzetti (I)
H& H International (UK)
HRP Refrigerants (UK)
ICC Chemicals (UK)
Inquinosa Internacional (E)
Kal y Sol (E)
Nagase & Co. (UK)
Plasfi (E)
Polarcool (E)
Poliuretanos SA (E)
Promosol (F)
Proquisa (P)
Pur Products (UK)
Quifar (P)
Quimidroga (E)
Recticel (B)
Refrigeration Prod. (UK)
Resina Chemie BV (NL)
RPS Europe (E)
Service Chimie (F)
SJB Chemical (NL)
Sotragal SA (F)
Stag, SA (E)
Stagi (E)
Secours Froid (F)
Synthesia Española (E)
UCT (I)
Visteon (P)

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