12.8.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 221/15


DECISION No 1/2006 OF THE EC-DENMARK/FAEROE ISLANDS JOINT COMMITTEE

of 13 July 2006

amending Tables I and II of the Annex to Protocol 1 to the Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faeroe Islands, of the other part

(2006/561/EC)

THE JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faeroe Islands, of the other part (1) hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’ and in particular Article 34(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Annex to Protocol 1 to the Agreement specifies the customs duties and other conditions to be applied on import into the Community of certain fish and fishery products originating in and coming from the Faeroes.

(2)

Under this Annex, the Community has granted concessions for shrimps, prawns and Norway lobsters, prepared or preserved, from the Faeroe Islands, subject to an annual tariff quota of 3 000 tonnes.

(3)

The authorities of the Faeroe Islands have requested that the tariff concessions granted by the Community for shrimps, prawns and Norway lobsters, prepared or preserved, be increased to 6 000 tonnes.

(4)

It is reasonable to authorise such an increase over a period of time to be determined by the degree to which the quota is utilised.

(5)

Under the Annex, the Community has not granted any concession for frozen haddock originating in and coming from the Faeroes.

(6)

The authorities of the Faeroe Islands have requested that frozen haddock be added to the list of fishery products in Table I of the Annex to Protocol 1 that may be imported free of duty into the Community.

(7)

It is reasonable to include frozen haddock in this table,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Table I of the Annex to Protocol 1 to the Agreement shall be amended by the inclusion of the following row:

‘0303 72 00

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

0’

 

Article 2

Table II of the Annex to Protocol 1 to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

‘1605

Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved:

 

TQ No 4 (2)

4 000

1605 20

- Shrimps and prawns:

 

 

1605 20 10

- - In airtight containers

0

 

 

- - Other:

 

 

1605 20 91

- - - In immediate packing of a net content not exceeding 2 kg

0

 

1605 20 99

- - - Other:

0

 

ex 1605 40 00

- Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus)

0

 

Article 3

This Decision shall take effect on the first day of the second month following its adoption.

Done at Tórshavn, 13 July 2006.

For the Joint Committee

The President

Herluf SIGVALDSSON


(1)  OJ L 53, 22.2.1997, p. 2.

(2)  In 2007 the annual volume shall be 4 000 tonnes. From 1 January 2008 onwards the yearly volume shall be increased by 1 000 tonnes to a maximum level of 6 000 tonnes provided that at least 80 % of the total amount of the previous quota has been used by 31 December of that year.’