For The Republic Of Latvia And The Countries Of The European Free Trade Agreement Joint Committee Decision No 1/2000 "on Amendments To The Latvian Republic And The Countries Of The European Free Trade Agreement (B) Of The Protocol"

Original Language Title: Par Latvijas Republikas un Eiropas brīvās tirdzniecības asociācijas valstu līguma Apvienotās komitejas lēmumu Nr.1/2000 "Par grozījumiem Latvijas Republikas un Eiropas brīvās tirdzniecības asociācijas valstu līguma B protokolā"

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the Republic of Latvia and the countries of the European free trade agreement Joint Committee decision No 1/2000 "on amendments to the Latvian Republic and the countries of the European free trade agreement (B) Protocol," article 1. 22 November 2000 adopted at the Republic of Latvia and the countries of the European free trade agreement Joint Committee decision No 1/2000 "on amendments to the Latvian Republic and the countries of the European free trade agreement (B) of the Protocol" (hereinafter the decision) this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put for decision to the English language and its translation into Latvian language. 3. article. This decision shall enter into force on the 10 and 11 within the time limit laid down in article and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". The Parliament adopted the law of 29 December. State v. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga in Riga, 2001 January 5 Decision of the Latvia-EFTA Joint Committee No.1 of 2000 (Adopted by written procedure on 22 November 2000), Amendments to Protocol B the Joint Committee, Having regards to Protocol B to the free trade agreement between the EFTA States and Latvia signed on 7 December 1995, hereafter referred to as "this agreement" , concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative co-operation, amended by Decision of the. 1 of 1996 and No. 1 and 3 of 1999 of the Joint Committee of the EFTA-Latvia, Noting that certain provision is applied within the European cumulation system need to be amended in order to be in 1in with 1ega1 developments and to take account of the shortage is within these free trade zones of certain materials, Noting that the following amendments to an agreement based on in the "30 countries ' meeting" held in the context of the pan-European cumulation system In their article, Noting regards 31 of the agreement, empowering the Joint Committee to amend Protocol B to this agreement, DECIDE: 1. The expression "units of account" in the table of content (article 30), in article 21 (1) (b) and 26 (3) shall be replaced by "Euro". 2. Article 1 shall be replaced by (i): "(i) ' added value ' shall be taken to be the ex-works price minus the customs value of each of the materials incorporated which originat in the other countries referred to in articles 3 and 4 or, where the customs value is not known or cannot be ascertained, the first is verifiabl price paid for the materials in the in Latvia or in the EFTA State concerned;" 3. Article 1 (n) shall be replaced by: "(n)" Euro "means the single currency of the European Monetary Union." 4. Article 7 shall be replaced by: "article 7 insufficient working or processing 1. Without prejudice to paragraph 2, the following operations shall be considered as insufficient working or processing to confer the status of originating products, whethers or not the requirements of article 6 are satisfied: (a) the self-cleaning operation to ensur that the products remain in good condition during transport and storage; (b) breaking-up and assembly of packages; (c) washing, cleaning; removal of dust, oxide, oil, paint or other covering; (d) ironing or pressing of textiles; (e) simple painting and polishing operations; (f) husking, partial or total bleaching, polishing, and glazing of cereal and rice; (g) operations to colour sugar or form sugar waded; (h) peeling, stoning and shelling, of fruits, nuts and vegetable; (i) sharpening, simple grinding or simple cutting; (j) sifting, screening, sorting, classifying, grading, matching; (including the making-up of sets of articles); (k) simple placing in bottles, flask, can, bags, cases, boxes, fixing on cards or boards and all other simple packaging operations; (l) affixing or printing marks, labels, logos and other like distinguishing signs on products or their packaging; (m) simple mixing of products, whethers or not of different kind; (n) simple assembly of parts of articles to constitut a complete article or disassembly of products into parts; (o) a combination of two or more operations specified in subparagraph (a) to (n); (p) slaughter of animals. 2. All operations carried out either in an EFTA State or Corporation on a given product shall be considered together when determining whethers the working or processing undergon by that product is to be regarded as insufficient within the meaning of paragraph 1. " 5. In article 15, the final line in paragraph 6 shall be replaced by: "the provision of this paragraph shall apply until 31 December 2001." 6. The following article shall be inserted after article 20 and a reference to the article shall be added in the table of content: "article 20 of Accounting segregation 1. Where the cost or material difficult considerabl to «arise in keeping separate stocks of originating and non-originating materials which are identical and interchangeabl, the Customs authorities may, at the written request of those concerned , the so-called authoris "accounting segregation" method to be used for managing such stocks. 2. This method must be able to ensur that, for a specific reference-period, the number of products obtained which could be considered as "originating" is the same as that which would have been obtained if there had been physical segregation of the stocks. 3. The Customs authorities may grant such authorisation, subject to any conditions deemed appropriate. 4. This method is recorded and applied on the basis of the general accounting principles applicable in the country where the product was manufactured. 5. The beneficiary of this facilitation may issue or apply for proof of origin, as the case may be, for the quantity of products which may be considered as originating. At the request of the Customs authorities, the beneficiary shall provide (a) a statement of how the quantit to have been managed. 6. The Customs authorities shall monitor the use made of the authorisation and may withdraw it at any time whenever the beneficiary makes improper use of the authorisation in any manner whatsoever or any of their files fulfil the other conditions laid down in this Protocol. 7. In article 22, paragraph 1, first line, the following shall be inserted after "exporters": "hereinafter referred to as" approved exporters "," article 30 shall be 8 replaced by: "article 30 is expressed in Non euro 1. For the application of the provision of article 21 (1) (b) and article 26 (3) in cases where products are invoiced field in a currency other than the euro , non in the national currencies of the countries referred to in articles 3 and 4 equivalent to the non will be expressed in fixed annually by the euro shall each of the countries concerned. 2. (A) the benefit shall consignmen from the provision of article 21 (1) (b) or article 26 (3) by reference to the currency in which the invoice is drawn the River, according to the amount fixed by the country concerned. 3. The non to be used in any given national currency shall be the equivalent in that currency of the euro expressed in a non sharp at the first working day of October and shall apply from 1 January the following year. The State parties shall be notified of the non relevant. 4. A country may round up or down the amount resulting from the conversion into its national currency of an amount expressed in euro. The rounded-off amount may not differ from the amount resulting from the conversion by more than 5 per cent. A country may retain unchanged its national currency equivalent of an amount expressed in euro if, at the time of the annual adjustment provided for in paragraph 3, the conversion of that amount, prior to any rounding-off, results in an increase of less that 15 per cent in the national currency equivalent. The national currency equivalent may be retained unchanged if the conversion would result in a decrease in that equivalent value. 5. The will expressed in the non-euro shall be reviewed by the Joint Committee at the request of any of the State parties. When carrying out this review, the Joint Committee shall consider the desirability of self-cleaning the effects of the limits concerned in real terms. For this purpose, it may decide to modify the will expressed in the non-euro. 9. the Annex to Protocol B, II the entries for HS heading 53.09 of the HS heading Nos 56.02 and 53.11, Chapter 57 shall be replaced by the following: HS heading Of Description of product Working or processing carried out on non-originating materials that confer originating status of their Woven fabrics of 5311 5309 other vegetable textile fibres; woven fabrics of paper yarns: Incorporating rubber thread manufacture from-single yarn1-Other manufacture:-coir yarns, from1-felt a natural fibre yarns,-,-man-made staple fibres not carded or combed or otherwise prepared for spinning,-chemical materials or textile pulp, or-paper or Printing accompanied by at least two features or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerising, heat setting, raising, calendering, shrink resistance processing , finishing, decatising, impregnating Leonardo, mending and burling) where the value of the unprinted fabric does not exceeds 100 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 For special conditions relating to products of a mixtur of textile materials, see Introductory Note 5.

HS heading Of Description of product Working or processing carried out on non-originating materials that confer originating status of 5602 felt, not impregnated, coated, whethers or covered or laminated:-edleloom Not felt manufacture from1:-natural fibres,-chemical materials or textile pulp However:-polypropylen fipr001664 of heading 5402,-the fibre From polypropylen heading 5503 or 5506 of of Of or-polypropylen fipr001664 tow of heading 5501 From , of which the denomination in all cases of a single fipr001664 or fibre is less than 9 decitex may be used provided their value does not exceeds 100 40% of the ex-works price of the product-Other manufacture:-natural fibres, from1-man-made staple fibres made from casein, or-chemical materials or textile pulp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 For special conditions relating to products made of a mixtur of textile materials , see Introductory Note 5.

HS heading Of Description of product Working or processing carried out on non-originating materials that confer originating status to Chapter 57 of the Carpet and other textile floor covering:-Of edleloom not felt manufacture from1:-natural fibres, or-chemical materials or textile pulp However:-fipr001664 of No5402 polypropylen, polypropylen is heading-fibre of heading 5503 or 5506 From or-polypropylen fipr001664 tow of heading 5501 From , of which the denomination in all cases of a single fipr001664 or fibre is less than 9 decitex may be used provided their value does not exceeds 100 40% of the ex-works price of the product may be used as fabric Felt backings-Of other felt manufacture from1:-natural fibres not carded or combed or otherwise processed for spinning, or-chemical materials or textile pulp-Of other textile materials manufacture from1 :-coir yarns or yarns of synthetic felt,-or artificial yarns, fipr001664-natural fibres, or-man-made staple fibres not carded or combed or otherwise processed for spinning fabric may be used as Felt backings ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 1 For special conditions relating to products made of a mixtur of textile materials, see Introductory Note 5. This Decision shall enter 10 into force on 1 January 2001 For the Republic of Latvia the entry into force of this Decision is subject to ratification. 11. If the Republic of Latvia has not notified the other States parties on the ratification before 1 January 2001, it shall apply this Decision provisionally from that date until the ratification has been notified. 12. The Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association shall deposit the text of this Decision with the Depositary.

Latvia-EFTA Joint Committee decision No 1/2000 (adopted under the written procedure in 2000 22 November) amendment (B) the Joint Committee on Protocol, following the 1995 December 7, signed by Latvia and the EFTA free trade agreement "hereinafter referred to as" the contract "on" Protocol b. production of origin "concept definition and methods of administrative cooperation", which amended the relevant Latvian-EFTA Joint Committee decision No 1996.1 and 1999 decisions No 1 and no 3 , Noting that the necessary amendments to the separate provisions applicable to the European cumulation system, to be in accordance with the legal development and take into account the lack of certain raw materials in these free trade zones, noting that the following amendments are based on the arrangements agreed "30 national meeting" during the Pan-European cumulation in the context of article 31 of the Treaty, according to which the Joint Committee is empowered to make amendments to this agreement, (B) the Protocol. DECIDES: 1. The term "accounting unit", according to the table of contents, article 30, 21 (1) (b) and in article 26 (3), article should be replaced by "Euro". 2. Article 1 (i) replace with: "(i) ' added value '-price from the manufacturer's factory minus the material of each incorporated the customs value of the originating site is the other countries referred to in articles 3 and 4 or, where the customs value is not known or is not determinable-the first verifiable price paid for the materials in Latvia or the relevant EFTA's country." 3. Article 1 (n) replace with: "(n)" Euro "--the European Monetary Union currency." 4. Article 7 is replaced by: "article 7 insufficient working or processing 1. without prejudice to paragraph 2, the following operations shall be considered as insufficient working or processing to determine the origin of the goods, without taking into account whether the fulfilment of the requirements of article 6: (a) operations which ensure the conservation of the goods in good condition during transport and storage; (b) dismantling and Assembly of packages; (c) washing, cleaning, dust, oxide, oil, paint or other coatings removal; (d) ironing or pressing of textiles; (e) simple painting and polishing operations; (f) the grains and rice husking, partial or total bleaching, polishing, and glazing; (g) sugar or sugar grain painting building operations; (h) the fruit, nut and vegetable peeling, debarking and removal of the tiles; (i) the scrubbing, grinding or just simple cutting; (j) sifting or screening, sorting, classifying, grading, compositing (including groupage of goods); (k) simple placing in bottles, cans, flasks, metal fitting, bags, boxes, cases, fixing card or cardboard, and all other simple packing operations; (l) trade marks, labels, logos and other distinctive signs on or from appearing upside down to goods or to the packaging thereof; (m) simple, different or not different types of mixing of the product; (n) one or various kinds of the goods part of the simple Assembly of goods or finished goods, the dismantling by instalments; (o) two or more of (a) to (n) referred to the combination of the operation; (p) slaughter of animals. 2. all operations carried out with a specific product in Latvia or EFTA country are considered as a whole in determining whether the goods are made or processing are to be regarded as insufficient within the meaning of paragraph 1. " 5. Article 15, paragraph 6, last sentence is replaced by: "the provisions of this article shall be applicable until 31 December 2001." 6. Insert, after article 20 the following article and the reference to this article to include in the table of contents: article 20A "accounting segregation 1. Case, storing some of the originating and non originating materials which are identical and interchangeable, experiencing significant costs or major difficulties, the Customs authorities may, at the written request of the person concerned, allow the use of the so-called" accounting segregation "method in the use of such items. 2. This method should ensure that the specific reference period for goods received, which can be considered as "originating" goods is equal to the number of items that could get the stock of physical separation. 3. the Customs authorities may give such permission, putting any conditions that it considers appropriate. 4. This method is recorded and applied on the basis of the general accounting standards applicable in the country of production of the goods. 5. the permit holder is entitled to issue or apply for proofs of origin documents-in accordance with the case-on the product, which can be considered as originating goods. At the request of the Customs authorities, the beneficiary shall submit confirmation of which quantities are used. 6. the Customs authorities shall control the use of the licence and may withdraw it at any time, if the recipient does not use the proper permission or does not fulfil any of the conditions laid down in this Protocol. " 7. Article 22, paragraph 1, first sentence, after the word "exporter", the following text is inserted: ' hereinafter referred to as "approved exporter", "8. Article 30 is replaced by:" article 30 amounts expressed in euro 1. With a view to the application of article 21 (1) (b) and article 26 (3) the provisions of article where the invoice of the goods is issued in a currency other than euro, amounts expressed in articles 3 and 4 of the national currencies which are equivalent to the amounts expressed in euro are corrected annually in each country concerned. 2. the shipper shall benefit from 21 (1) (b) or article 26 (3) the provisions of article by reference to the currency in which the invoice is drawn up, in accordance with the corrected amount. 3. the amount to be used in any given national currency shall be equal to the amount of the currency, expressed in euro on the first working day of October, and is applicable to January 1 next year. The Member States shall be notified of the relevant amounts. 4. the State may round up or down the amount collected in the national currency of the country of the euro conversion. The rounded amount may not differ from the amount resulting from the conversion by more than 5 percent. The State may maintain the amounts expressed in euro equivalent of its national currency, if at the time of the annual repair set in paragraph 3, the conversion of this amount results in the equivalent amount in the national currency increases not less than 15 percent before rounding amount. The equivalent amount in the national currency may remain unchanged, if the value of the sum equivalent conversion resulted in a decrease. 5. at the request of any Member State, the Joint Committee shall review the amounts expressed in euro. Such a review, the Joint Committee shall consider the need to maintain the restriction results in real terms. For this purpose, the Committee should take a decision on the euro amount of repair. 9. Annex II B HS commodity positions from 53.09-53.11.5602 and HS, HS 57 group is replaced by the following: HS heading of goods goods origin goods description or processing, which determines the originating status to 5311 fabrics 5309 from other vegetable textile fibres; woven fabrics of paper yarn:-rubber thread;
Production of the one šķiedras1-other manufacture no1:-coconut fibre; -jute fibres; -natural fibres; -hand made, not carded or combed or otherwise prepared for spinning a staple; -chemical materials or textile pulp, or-paper or printing accompanied by at least two preparatory or finishing operations (such as scouring, bleaching, mercerization, drying, calendering, lifting, mastered contractions prior to finishing, dekatierēšan, impregnation, repair and hurling), which used the unprinted fabric does not exceed 47.5% of the ex-works price of the product of ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ___ 1 specific conditions concerning the products, obtained from mixed textile materials, see note 5.
HS heading of goods goods origin goods description or processing, determining the originating status of 5602 felt, whether or not impregnated impregnated, with or without cover cover or laminated:-felt, obtained with the adatošan method of manufacture no1:-natural fibres; -chemical materials or textile pulp. However, you can use:- polypropylene fibres, for the goods of heading 5402; -polypropylene fibres of heading 5503 or 5506, or-of the goods of heading 5501 polypropylene filament tow of the linear density of fibers in all cases of monofilament or is less than 9 decitex, provided that their value does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the goods.

-other articles manufactured no1:-natural fibres; -with hands made of staple fibres derived from casein; chemical materials or textile pulp.
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ 1 specific conditions concerning the products, obtained from mixed textile materials, see note 5.

HS heading of goods goods origin goods description or processing, which determines the status of the originating group carpets and 57 other textile floor coverings:-felt, obtained with the adatošan method of manufacture no1:-natural fibres; -chemical materials or textile pulp. However, you can use:-Polypropylene fibres of heading 5402 goods; -polypropylene fibres of heading 5506 503 or trade or-polypropylene filament tow of heading 5501 of the goods referred to in the linear density of fibers in all cases of monofilament or is less than 9decitek, provided that their value does not exceed 40% of the ex-works price of the goods. Jute fabric may be used as liners-the rest of the felt production:-not carded or no1 combed or otherwise raw natural fibres,-chemical materials or textile pulp-other textile materials manufacture no1:-coir yarn or jute yarn,-synthetic or-natural fibres or synthetic staple fibres, not carded or combed or otherwise processed for spinning. Jute fabric may be used as liners ____ ____ ____ ____ 1 specific conditions concerning the products, obtained from mixed textile materials, see note 5. 10. This decision shall enter into force on 1 January 2001. In the Republic of Latvia, the decision shall enter into force after ratification. 11. If the Republic of Latvia has not notified the other Member States for the ratification before 1 January 2001, the decision is to be applied on a provisional basis from that date and until the announcement of the ratification process. 12. the European Free Trade Association Secretariat must be deposited with the depositary the text of this decision.

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