29.5.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 132/7


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 448/2009

of 28 May 2009

fixing an acceptance percentage for the issuing of export licences, rejecting export licence applications and suspending the lodging of export licence applications for out-of-quota sugar

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to 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) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 951/2006 of 30 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 as regards trade with third countries in the sugar sector (2), and in particular Article 7e in conjunction with Article 9(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

According to Article 61, first subparagraph, point (d) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 the sugar produced during the marketing year in excess of the quota referred to in Article 56 of that Regulation may be exported only within the quantitative limit fixed by the Commission.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 274/2009 of 2 April 2009 fixing the quantitative limit for the exports of out-of-quota sugar and isoglucose until the end of the 2009/2010 marketing year (3) sets the above mentioned limits. This Regulation will apply only from 1 October 2009 and therefore the quantitative limit for the exports of out-of-quota sugar and isoglucose until the end of the 2009/2010 marketing year will only be available from this date.

(3)

For the 2009/2010 marketing year an acceptance percentage should therefore be set at zero for quantities applied from 18 May 2009 to 22 May 2009 and the lodging of export licence applications for sugar should be suspended. For the 2009/2010 marketing year all export licence applications for sugar submitted on 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 May 2009 should accordingly be rejected,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For 2009/2010 marketing year export licences for out-of-quota sugar for which applications were lodged from 18 May 2009 to 22 May 2009, shall be issued for the quantities applied for, multiplied by an acceptance percentage of 0 %.

2.   For 2009/2010 marketing year applications for out-of-quota sugar export licences submitted on 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 May 2009 are hereby rejected.

3.   For 2009/2010 marketing year the lodging of applications for out-of-quota sugar export licences shall be suspended for the period 1 June 2009 to 30 September 2009.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 May 2009.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 24

(3)  OJ L 91, 3.4.2009, p. 16.