18.12.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 339/119


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 126/2008

of 7 November 2008

amending Annex XXI (Statistics) to the EEA Agreement

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as amended by the Protocol adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’, and in particular Article 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex XXI to the Agreement was amended by Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 108/2008 of 26 September 2008 (1).

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 establishing a new statistical classification of products by activity (CPA) and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93 (2) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(3)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 472/2008 of 29 May 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the first base year to be applied for time series in NACE Revision 2 and, for time series prior to 2009 to be transmitted according to NACE Revision 2, the level of detail, the form, the first reference period, and the reference period (3) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(4)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2008 of 26 June 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 on Community Statistics, concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes (4) is to be incorporated into the Agreement.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 repeals, with effect from 1 January 2008, Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93 (5), which is incorporated into the Agreement and which is consequently to be repealed under the Agreement,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Annex XXI to the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

1.

The text of point 20b (Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93) shall be replaced by the following:

32008 R 0451: Regulation (EC) No 451/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 establishing a new statistical classification of products by activity (CPA) and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3696/93 (OJ L 145, 4.6.2008, p. 65).’

2.

The following point shall be inserted after point 2c (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1503/2006):

‘2d.

32008 R 0472: Commission Regulation (EC) No 472/2008 of 29 May 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics as regards the first base year to be applied for time series in NACE Revision 2 and, for time series prior to 2009 to be transmitted according to NACE Revision 2, the level of detail, the form, the first reference period, and the reference period (OJ L 140, 30.5.2008, p. 5).’

3.

The following indent shall be added in point 17b (Commission Regulation (EC) No 831/2002):

‘—

32008 R 0606: Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2008 of 26 June 2008 (OJ L 166, 27.6.2008, p. 16).’

Article 2

The texts of Regulations (EC) No 451/2008, (EC) No 472/2008 and (EC) No 606/2008 in the Icelandic and Norwegian languages, to be published in the EEA Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be authentic.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on 8 November 2008, provided that all the notifications under Article 103(1) of the Agreement have been made to the EEA Joint Committee (6).

Article 4

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 7 November 2008.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

H.S.H. Prinz Nikolaus von LIECHTENSTEIN


(1)  OJ L 309, 20.11.2008, p. 37.

(2)  OJ L 145, 4.6.2008, p. 65.

(3)  OJ L 140, 30.5.2008, p. 5.

(4)  OJ L 166, 27.6.2008, p. 16.

(5)  OJ L 342, 31.12.1993, p. 1.

(6)  No constitutional requirements indicated.