22.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 374/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2200/2004

of 13 December 2004

amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 3030/93 and (EC) No 3285/94 as regards the common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 133 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

The Community is party to the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) according to which that Agreement and all restrictions hereunder shall stand terminated on 1 January 2005 in conformity with the integration schedule laid down in Article 9 of the Agreement.

(2)

An a posteriori customs-based surveillance system is established in order to monitor effectively trends of imports of products liberalised.

(3)

Special provisions may be maintained beyond that date by virtue of the provisions of China's Protocol of Accession to the WTO. Within this context and in order to gather in good time the necessary information to carry out an effective monitoring of certain imports, it is appropriate to establish a prior surveillance of imports of Chinese origin by an automatic import licensing regime applicable for a period of up to 31 December 2005, although this requirement can be terminated earlier once the customs-based ex-post surveillance system to be set up is fully operational.

(4)

According to the ATC, importing countries are not obliged to accept shipments in excess of the restrictions notified; in accordance with Community legislation the date of shipment is therefore considered to be the determining date for charging against the relevant quota. Consequently, goods arriving in 2005 but shipped in 2004 have, during a transitional period in 2005, to be charged against the 2004 quotas and do therefore remain subject to the system of double checking.

(5)

It is in the interest of the business community to establish commercial certainty and predictability, and it is therefore appropriate to set a definitive date after which the setting-off, against 2004 quotas, of shipments arriving in 2005 will no longer be applicable. This terminal date should be 31 March 2005.

(6)

To comply with the ATC provisions on the elimination of quantitative restrictions on WTO members, Annex II to Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 (1) should cover, from 2005 onwards, only those non-WTO members with which the Community has concluded bilateral textiles agreements.

(7)

The list of textiles and clothing products which are governed by the GATT rules and disciplines, contained in Annex II to Council Regulation (EC) No 3285/94 of 22 December 1994 on the common rules for imports and repealing Regulation (EC) No 518/94 (2), should be amended to include, as from 1 January 2005, the products to be integrated into the GATT.

(8)

It is desirable for this Regulation to enter into force on the day after that of its publication in order to allow operators to benefit from it as soon as possible,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

Article 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   Without prejudice to Article 2 (5) and to Article 13, this Regulation shall apply to imports of textile products listed in Annex I, originating in third countries with which the Community has concluded bilateral agreements, protocols or other arrangements as listed in Annex II. The relevant provisions of this Regulation shall also apply to imports of textile and clothing products originating in China in respect of Article 10a.’;

(b)

paragraph 7 shall be deleted;

2.

Article 2 shall be amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 4 shall be deleted;

(b)

paragraph 5 shall be replaced by the following:

‘5.   The release for free circulation of products the importation of which was subject to quantitative limits before 1 January 2005, as listed in Annexes Va and VIIa and which were shipped before that date shall continue, until 31 March 2005, to be subject to the presentation of an import authorisation that shall be issued under the import regime in force before 1 January 2005. Shipment of the goods shall be considered to have taken place on the date of their loading in the country of origin on to the exporting aircraft, vehicle or vessel.’;

3.

in Article 3, paragraphs 3 and 4 shall be deleted;

4.

Article 7 shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 7

Flexibility provisions

Provided they notify the Commission in advance, supplier countries may effect transfers between the quantitative limits listed in Annexes V and Va to the extent and subject to the conditions stipulated in Annexes VIII and VIIIa.’;

5.

Article 9 shall be deleted;

6.

Article 10 shall be amended as follows:

(a)

paragraphs 4, 5 and 6, subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 9, and paragraphs 10 and 12 shall be deleted;

(b)

paragraph 7 subparagraph (a) shall be amended as follows:

‘(a)

Measures taken pursuant to paragraph 3 shall be subject to a Commission communication published without delay in the Official Journal of the European Union.’;

(c)

in paragraph 8, the first sentence shall be replaced by the following:

‘The consultations with the supplier country concerned which are provided for in paragraph 3 may lead to an arrangement between that country and the Community, on the introduction and the level of quantitative limits.’;

(d)

paragraph 13 shall be replaced by the following:

‘13.   Measures provided for in paragraphs 3 and 9 of this Article shall be adopted and implemented in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 17.’;

7.

in Article 10a, the following paragraph shall be inserted:

‘2a.   The imports of textile and clothing products covered in Annex I originating in China as indicated in table B of Annex III are subject to a system of single prior surveillance in accordance with Article 13 and Part IV of Annex III. The requirement for the issuance of a surveillance document shall not apply to textile and clothing products for which an import authorisation is issued pursuant to Article 2(5). This prior surveillance system will be lifted once the ex-post customs-based surveillance system set up under Article 13 is fully operational. Decisions to terminate the prior surveillance system and to amend table B of Annex III shall be taken in accordance with Article 17.’;

8.

Article 11 shall be deleted;

9.

in Article 13, paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   Where, in accordance with the relevant provisions of an agreement, protocol or other arrangement between the Community and a third country, or in order to monitor the trends of imports of products originating in a third country, a system of surveillance a priori or a posteriori is introduced on a category of products referred to in Annex I which is not subject to the quantitative limits listed in Annex V, the procedures and formalities concerning single and double checking, economic outward processing, classification and certification of origin shall be those laid down in Annex III and IV.’;

10.

in Article 13, paragraph 3 shall be replaced by the following:

‘3.   The decision to impose the surveillance system on categories of products or on supplier countries not listed in the tables in Annex III shall be taken, when applicable, in accordance with the relevant provisions regarding consultations contained in the agreement, protocol or other arrangements with the third country in question.

The Commission shall decide to introduce an a priori or an a posteriori surveillance system. Decisions to impose the a priori surveillance system as well as any other measures needed to implement this system, shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 17.’;

11.

Article 14 shall be deleted;

12.

Article 15(1) shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   Where, following the enquiries carried out in accordance with the procedures established in Annex IV, the Commission finds that the information in its possession constitutes proof that products originating in a supplier country listed in Annex V and being subject to the quantitative limits referred to in Article 2 or introduced pursuant to Articles 10 or 10a have been trans-shipped, re-routed or otherwise imported into the Community through circumvention of such quantitative limits and that there is a need for the necessary adjustments to be made, it shall request that consultations be opened, in accordance with the procedure described in Article 17, so that agreement may be reached on an equivalent adjustment of the corresponding quantitative limits.’;

13.

in Article 16, paragraph 2 shall be deleted;

14.

Article 20 shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 20

This Regulation shall not prejudice the provisions of the bilateral agreements, protocols or arrangements between the Community and the third countries listed in Annex II.’;

15.

the following Article shall be inserted:

‘Article 21a

References to Annexes V, VII and VIII are deemed to cover also, where appropriate, Annexes Va, VIIa and VIIIa;’;

16.

Annexes I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX and X shall be amended and new Annexes Va, VIIa and VIIIa added as indicated in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Regulation (EEC) No 3285/94 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in Article 1, paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:

‘1.   This Regulation applies to imports of products originating in third countries, except for:

(a)

textile products subject to specific import rules under Council Regulation (EC) No 517/94,

(b)

the products originating in certain third countries listed in Council Regulation (EC) No 519/94 on common rules for imports of certain third countries.’;

2.

Annex II shall be deleted.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2005, with the exception of the following provisions of the Annex which shall apply from 1 April 2005:

 

paragraph 1, subparagraphs (a), (e) and (j) of paragraph 3, subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 4, paragraph 6 and subparagraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 9.

Subparagraph (l) of paragraph 3 of the Annex shall not apply beyond 31 December 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 December 2004.

For the Council

The President

B. R. BOT


(1)  OJ L 275, 8.11.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1627/2004 (OJ L 295, 18.9.2004, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 349, 31.12.1994, p. 53. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2474/2000 (OJ L 286, 11.11.2000, p. 1).


ANNEX

AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN ANNEXES OF REGULATION (EEC) No 3030/93

1)

In Annex I, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.

When the constitutive material of the products of categories 1 to 114 originating in Vietnam is not specifically mentioned, these products shall be taken to be made exclusively of wool or of fine animal hair, of cotton or of man-made fibres.’

2)

Annex II is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX II

EXPORTING COUNTRIES REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 1

 

Belarus

 

Russia

 

Ukraine

 

Uzbekistan

 

Vietnam’.

3)

Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

Article 12(2) is deleted;

(b)

Article 18(2) is deleted;

(c)

Article 19(2) is deleted;

(d)

the penultimate sentence of Article 21(1) is deleted;

(e)

the specimens for certificates of origin for Hong Kong and Thailand, and the specimens for the export licences for Hong Kong and Thailand are deleted;

(f)

the specimen export licence for Egypt is deleted;

(g)

Article 25(4) is replaced by the following:

‘4.   Surveillance documents, drawn up on the form conforming to the specimen set out in Appendix I to this Annex or as regards China corresponding to the model in Annex I of Council Regulation 3285/94, shall be valid throughout the customs territory of the European Community. Surveillance documents shall be valid for six months from the date of their issue.’;

(h)

the following Article is inserted:

‘Article 26a

In case the import of textile and clothing products is subject to prior surveillance measures, Member States shall communicate to the Commission the country of origin, the product category, and the details of the quantity and value of the products for which each surveillance document has been issued. This information shall be provided without delay once the surveillance documents are issued, electronically via the integrated network set up for this purpose (“Système Intégré de Gestion de Licences”), in accordance with data formats and procedures to be harmonised.’;

(i)

Article 27 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 27

Textile products listed in tables C and D shall be subject to a system of a posteriori statistical surveillance. After the release for free circulation of the products, the competent authorities of the Member States shall notify the Commission, if possible on a weekly basis but no less frequently than at the end of each month, of the total quantities imported and their value, indicating the combined nomenclature code and the category of products to which they belong and using the units, and where appropriate supplementary units, used in that code. Imports shall be broken down in accordance with the statistical procedures in force.’;

(j)

Article 28(6) is replaced by the following:

‘6.   This number shall be composed of the following elements:

two letters identifying the exporting country as follows:

Belarus = BY

China = CN

Ukraine = UA

Uzbekistan = UZ

Vietnam = VN,

two letters identifying the intended Member State of destination, or group of such Member States, as follows:

AT

=

Austria

BL

=

Benelux

CY

=

Cyprus

CZ

=

Czech Republic

DE

=

Federal Republic of Germany

DK

=

Denmark

EE

=

Estonia

GR

=

Greece

ES

=

Spain

FI

=

Finland

FR

=

France

GB

=

United Kingdom

HU

=

Hungary

IE

=

Ireland

IT

=

Italy

LT

=

Lithuania

LV

=

Latvia

MT

=

Malta

PL

=

Poland

PT

=

Portugal

SE

=

Sweden

SI

=

Slovenia

SK

=

Slovakia

a one-digit number identifying the quota year or the year under which exports were recorded, in the case of products listed in table A of this Annex, corresponding to the last figure in the year in question, e.g. “5” for 2005 and “6” for 2006. In the case of products originating in the People's Republic of China listed in Appendix C to Annex V this number should be “1” for the year 2004,

a two-digit number identifying the issuing office in the exporting country,

a five-digit number running consecutively from 00001 to 99999 allocated to the specific Member State of destination.’;

(k)

table A is replaced by the following:

‘Countries and categories subject to the system of double-checking surveillance

Third country

Group

Category

Unit

Uzbekistan

I A

1

tonnes

3

tonnes

I B

4

1 000 pieces

5

1 000 pieces

6

1 000 pieces

7

1 000 pieces

8

1 000 pieces

II B

26

1 000 pieces

Vietnam

I A

1

tonnes

2

tonnes

3

tonnes

II A

22

tonnes

23

tonnes

32

tonnes

II B

16

1 000 pieces

17

1 000 pieces

19

1 000 pieces

24

1 000 pieces

27

1 000 pieces

III A

33

tonnes

36

tonnes

37

tonnes

III B

90

tonnes

IV

115

tonnes

117

tonnes

V

136

tonnes

156

tonnes

157

tonnes

159

tonnes

160

tonnes’;

(l)

table B is replaced by the following:

‘Countries and categories subject to the system of single surveillance

Third country

Group

Category

Unit

China

Group I A

 

1

tonnes

2

tonnes

of which 2 a

tonnes

3

tonnes

of which 3 a

tonnes

ex 20

tonnes

Group I B

 

4

1 000 pieces

5

1 000 pieces

6

1 000 pieces

7

1 000 pieces

8

1 000 pieces

Group II A

 

9

tonnes

20/39

tonnes

22

tonnes

23

tonnes

Group II B

 

12

1 000 pairs

13

1 000 pieces

14

1 000 pieces

15

1 000 pieces

16

1 000 pieces

17

1 000 pieces

26

1 000 pieces

28

1 000 pieces

29

1 000 pieces

31

1 000 pieces

78

tonnes

83

tonnes

Group III A

 

35

tonnes

Group III B

 

 

97

tonnes

Group IV

 

115

tonnes

117

tonnes

118

tonnes

122

tonnes

Group V

 

136 A

tonnes

156

tonnes

157

tonnes

159

tonnes

163

tonnes’

(m)

Table C is replaced by the following:

‘Countries and categories subject to the system of a posteriori statistical surveillance for direct imports

Third country

Group

Category

Unit

All countries

Group I A

 

1

tonnes

2

tonnes

of which 2 a

tonnes

3

tonnes

of which 3 a

tonnes

ex 20

tonnes

Group I B

 

4

1 000 pieces

5

1 000 pieces

6

1 000 pieces

7

1 000 pieces

8

1 000 pieces

Group II A

 

9

tonnes

20

tonnes

22

tonnes

23

tonnes

39

tonnes

Group II B

 

12

1 000 pairs

13

1 000 pieces

14

1 000 pieces

15

1 000 pieces

16

1 000 pieces

17

1 000 pieces

18

tonnes

21

1 000 pieces

24

1 000 pieces

26

1 000 pieces

28

1 000 pieces

29

1 000 pieces

31

1 000 pieces

68

tonnes

78

tonnes

83

tonnes

Group III A

 

35

tonnes

Group III B

 

97

tonnes

97 a

tonnes

Group IV

 

115

tonnes

117

tonnes

118

tonnes

122

tonnes

Group V

 

136 A

tonnes

156

tonnes

157

tonnes

159

tonnes

163

tonnes’;

4)

Annex V is modified as follows:

(a)

Annex V is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX V

COMMUNITY QUANTITATIVE LIMITS applicable for the year 2005

Belarus

Category

Unit

Community quantitative limits 2005

Group I A

1

tonnes

1 585

2

tonnes

5 100

3

tonnes

233

Group I B

4

1 000 pieces

1 600

5

1 000 pieces

1 058

6

1 000 pieces

1 400

7

1 000 pieces

1 200

8

1 000 pieces

1 110

Group II A

9

tonnes

363

20

tonnes

318

22

tonnes

498

23

tonnes

255

39

tonnes

230

Group II B

12

1 000 pairs

5 958

13

1 000 pieces

2 651

15

1 000 pieces

1 500

16

1 000 pieces

186

21

1 000 pieces

889

24

1 000 pieces

803

26/27

1 000 pieces

1 069

29

1 000 pieces

450

73

1 000 pieces

315

83

tonnes

178

Group III A

33

tonnes

387

36

tonnes

1 242

37

tonnes

463

50

tonnes

196

Group III B

67

tonnes

339

74

1 000 pieces

361

90

tonnes

199

Group IV

115

tonnes

87

117

tonnes

1 800

118

tonnes

448


Third country

Category

Unit

2005

Vietnam (1)

Group I B

4

1 000 pieces

23 613

5

1 000 pieces

8 129

6

1 000 pieces

10 340

7

1 000 pieces

6 792

8

1 000 pieces

23 986

Group II A

9

tonnes

1 131

20

tonnes

307

39

tonnes

282

Group II B

12

1 000 pairs

5 872

13

1 000 pieces

15 883

14

1 000 pieces

675

15

1 000 pieces

1 124

18

tonnes

2 260

21

1 000 pieces

24 318

26

1 000 pieces

2 489

28

1 000 pieces

7 536

29

1 000 pieces

792

31

1 000 pieces

8 574

68

tonnes

837

73

1 000 pieces

2 219

76

tonnes

2 173

78

tonnes

2 254

83

tonnes

753

Group III A

35

tonnes

1 422

41

tonnes

1 416

Group III B

10

1 000 pairs

7 252

97

tonnes

389

Group IV

118

tonnes

312

Group V

161

tonnes

578’;

(b)

Appendix A is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix A to Annex V

Category

Third Country

Remarks

All categories subject to quantitative limits

Vietnam

Vietnam shall reserve 30 % of its quantitative limits for firms belonging to the Community textile industry for a period of four months beginning on 1 January of each year, on the basis of lists provided by the Community before 30 October of the preceding year’

(c)

Appendices B and C are deleted.

5)

The following Annex Va is inserted:

ANNEX Va

COMMUNITY QUANTITATIVE LIMITS referred to under Article 2(5)

Third country

Category

Unit

Community quantitative limits

Quota levels applicable in 2004

Argentina

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

6 010

2

tonnes

8 551

2 a

tonnes

7 622

China (3)  (4)

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

4 770

2 (5)  (2)

tonnes

30 556

of which 2 a

tonnes

4 359

3

tonnes

8 088

of which 3 a

tonnes

2 769

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

126 808

5 (2)

1 000 pieces

39 422

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

40 913

7 (2)

1 000 pieces

17 093

8 (2)

1 000 pieces

27 723

GROUP II A

9

tonnes

6 962

20/39

tonnes

11 361

22

tonnes

19 351

23

tonnes

11 847

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

132 029

13

1 000 pieces

586 244

14

1 000 pieces

17 887

15 (2)

1 000 pieces

20 131

16

1 000 pieces

17 181

17

1 000 pieces

13 061

26 (2)

1 000 pieces

6 645

28

1 000 pieces

92 909

29

1 000 pieces

15 687

31

1 000 pieces

96 488

78

tonnes

36 651

83

tonnes

10 883

GROUP III B

97

tonnes

2 861

GROUP V

163 (2)

tonnes

8 481

Hong Kong

GROUP I A

2

tonnes

14 172

2 a

tonnes

12 166

3

tonnes

11 912

3 a

tonnes

8 085

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

58 250

5

1 000 pieces

40 240

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

79 703

6 a

1 000 pieces

68 857

7

1 000 pieces

42 372

8

1 000 pieces

59 172

GROUP II A

39

tonnes

2 444

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

53 159

13 (2)

1 000 pieces

117 655

16

1 000 sets

4 707

26

1 000 pieces

12 498

29

1 000 sets

5 191

31

1 000 pieces

35 442

78

tonnes

14 658

83

tonnes

792

India

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

55 398

2

tonnes

67 539

2 a

tonnes

30 211

3

tonnes

38 567

3 a

tonnes

7 816

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

100 237

5

1 000 pieces

53 303

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

13 706

7

1 000 pieces

78 485

8

1 000 pieces

58 173

GROUP II A

9

tonnes

15 656

20

tonnes

29 049

23

tonnes

31 206

39

tonnes

9 185

GROUP II B

15

1 000 pieces

10 238

26

1 000 pieces

24 712

29

1 000 pieces

14 637

Indonesia

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

22 559

2

tonnes

34 126

2 a

tonnes

12 724

3

tonnes

31 250

3 a

tonnes

16 872

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

59 337

5

1 000 pieces

58 725

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

21 429

7

1 000 pieces

15 694

8

1 000 pieces

24 626

GROUP II A

23

tonnes

32 405

GROUP III A

35

tonnes

32 725

Macao

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

15 051

5

1 000 pieces

14 055

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

15 179

7

1 000 pieces

5 907

8

1 000 pieces

8 257

GROUP II A

20

tonnes

244

39

tonnes

307

GROUP II B

13

1 000 pieces

9 446

15

1 000 pieces

651

16

1 000 pieces

508

26

1 000 pieces

1 322

31

1 000 pieces

10 789

78

tonnes

2 115

83

tonnes

517

Malaysia

GROUP I A

2

tonnes

8 870

2 a

tonnes

3 406

3 (2)

tonnes

18 594

3 a (2)

tonnes

7 652

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

21 805

5

1 000 pieces

10 132

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

12 831

7

1 000 pieces

43 822

8

1 000 pieces

10 500

GROUP II A

22

tonnes

18 573

Pakistan

GROUP I A

1 (2)

tonnes

25 961

2

tonnes

51 252

2 a

tonnes

19 376

3

tonnes

86 004

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

50 030

5

1 000 pieces

14 849

6

1 000 pieces

53 885

7

1 000 pieces

36 205

8

1 000 pieces

8 350

GROUP II A

9

tonnes

15 398

20

tonnes

59 896

39

tonnes

20 156

GROUP II B

26

1 000 pieces

35 434

28

1 000 pieces

128 083

Peru

GROUP I A

1 (2)

tonnes

24 085

2

tonnes

18 080

Philippines

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

32 787

5

1 000 pieces

16 653

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

15 388

7

1 000 pieces

8 185

8

1 000 pieces

9 275

GROUP II B

13

1 000 pieces

42 526

15

1 000 pieces

5 213

26

1 000 pieces

6 964

31

1 000 pieces

26 364

Singapore

GROUP I A

2

tonnes

5 895

2 a

tonnes

2 846

3

tonnes

2 009

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

35 106

5

1 000 pieces

19 924

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

21 452

7

1 000 pieces

17 176

8

1 000 pieces

10 343

South Korea

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

932

2

tonnes

6 290

2 a

tonnes

1 156

3

tonnes

9 470

3 a

tonnes

5 156

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

16 962

5

1 000 pieces

36 754

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

6 749

7

1 000 pieces

10 785

8

1 000 pieces

34 921

GROUP II A

9

tonnes

1 721

22

tonnes

22 841

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

231 975

13

1 000 pieces

17 701

14

1 000 pieces

8 961

15

1 000 pieces

12 744

16

1 000 pieces

1 285

17

1 000 pieces

3 524

26

1 000 pieces

3 345

28

1 000 pieces

1 359

29 (2)

1 000 pieces

857

31

1 000 pieces

8 318

78

tonnes

9 358

83

tonnes

485

GROUP III A

35

tonnes

17 631

50

tonnes

1 463

GROUP III B

97

tonnes

2 783

97 a (2)

tonnes

889

Taiwan

GROUP I A

2

tonnes

5 994

2 a

tonnes

595

3

tonnes

12 143

3 a

tonnes

4 485

GROUP I B

4 (2)

1 000 pieces

12 468

5

1 000 pieces

22 264

6 (2)

1 000 pieces

6 215

7

1 000 pieces

3 823

8

1 000 pieces

9 821

GROUP II A

20

tonnes

369

22

tonnes

10 054

23

tonnes

6 524

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

43 744

13

1 000 pieces

3 765

14

1 000 pieces

5 076

15

1 000 pieces

3 162

16

1 000 pieces

530

17

1 000 pieces

1 014

26

1 000 pieces

3 467

28 (2)

1 000 pieces

2 549

78

tonnes

5 815

83

tonnes

1 300

GROUP III A

35

tonnes

12 480

GROUP III B

97

tonnes

1 783

97 a (2)

tonnes

807

Thailand

GROUP I A

1

tonnes

25 175

2

tonnes

18 729

2 a

tonnes

4 987

3 (2)

tonnes

34 101

3 a (2)

tonnes

9 517

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

55 198

5

1 000 pieces

38 795

6

1 000 pieces

16 568

7

1 000 pieces

13 169

8

1 000 pieces

6 856

GROUP II A

20

tonnes

15 443

22

tonnes

7 478

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

49 261

26

1 000 pieces

11 460

GROUP III B

97

tonnes

3 445

97 a (2)

tonnes

2 911

Appendix A to Annex Va

Category

Third Country

Remarks

1

Pakistan

The following additional quantities may be added to the relevant annual quantitative limit (tonnes):

509

These quantities may subject to notification be transferred to the relevant quantitative limits for category 2. Part of the quantity so transferred may be used on a pro rata basis for category 2a)

Peru

In addition to the quantitative limits shown in Annex Va. an additional annual quantity of 900 tonnes of products falling within category 1 is reserved for imports into the Community for processing by the Community industry

2

China

For fabrics below 115 cm in width (CN codes: 5208 11 90, ex 5208 12 16, ex 5208 12 96, 5208 13 00, 5208 19 00, 5208 21 90, ex 5208 22 16, ex 5208 22 96, 5208 23 00, 5208 29 00, 5208 31 00, ex 5208 32 16, ex 5208 32 96, 5208 33 00, 5208 39 00, 5208 41 00, 5208 42 00, 5208 43 00, 5208 49 00, 5208 51 00, 5208 52 10, 5208 53 00, 5208 59 00, 5209 11 00, 5209 12 00, 5209 19 00, 5209 21 00, 5209 22 00, 5209 29 00, 5209 31 00, 5209 32 00, 5209 39 00, 5209 41 00, 5209 42 00, 5209 43 00, 5209 49 90, 5209 51 00, 5209 52 00, 5209 59 00, 5210 11 10, 5210 12 00, 5210 19 00, 5210 31 10, 5210 32 00, 5210 39 00, 5210 41 00, 5210 42 00, 5210 49 00, 5211 11 00, 5211 12 00, 5211 19 00, 5211 31 00, 5211 32 00, 5211 39 00, 5211 41 00, 5211 42 00, 5211 43 00, ex 5211 49 10, 5211 49 90, 5212 11 10, 5212 11 90, 5212 13 90, 5212 14 10, 5212 14 90, 5212 21 10, 5212 21 90, 5212 23 10, 5212 23 90, 5212 24 10, 5212 24 90, ex 5811 00 00 and ex 6308 00 00) the following additional quantities may be exported to the Community by China (tonnes):

1 454

For fabrics of category 2 for medical gauze (CN codes: 5208 11 10 and 5208 21 10) the following additional quantities may be exported to the Community by China (tonnes):

2 009

Possibility of transfer to and from category 3 of up to 40 % of the category to which the transfer is made

3

Malaysia

Thailand

The quantitative limits shown in Annex Va include cotton fabric falling within category 2

3 a

Malaysia

Thailand

The quantitative limits shown in Annex Va include cotton fabric other than unbleached or bleached falling within category 2a)

4

China

Hong Kong

India

Macao

Malaysia

For the purpose of setting off exports against the agreed quantitative limits a conversion rate of five garments (other than babies' garments) of a maximum commercial size of 130 cm for three garments whose commercial size exceeds 130 cm may be applied for up to 5 % of the quantitative limits

5

Pakistan

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

For Hong Kong, Macao and South Korea, this figure shall be 3 %, and for Taiwan 4 %

The export licence concerning these products must bear, in box 9, the words ‘The conversion rate for garments of a commercial size of not more than 130 cm must be applied’

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

700

For products of category 5 (other than anoraks, windcheaters, waister jackets and the like) of fine animal hair falling within CN codes: 6110 10 35, 6110 10 38, 6110 10 95 and 6110 10 98 , the following sublimits apply within the quantitative limits established for category 5 (1 000 pieces):

250

6

China

The figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

1 274

The following additional quantities of shorts (CN codes 6203 41 90, 6203 42 90, 6203 43 90, and 6203 49 50) may be exported by China to the Community (1 000 pieces):

1 266

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Macao

Malaysia

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

For the purpose of setting off exports against the agreed quantitative limits a conversion rate of five garments (other than babies' garments) of a maximum commercial size of 130 cm for three garments whose commercial size exceeds 130 cm may be applied for up to 5 % of the quantitative limits

For Macao this figure shall be 3 % and for Hong Kong it shall be 1 % Utilisation of the conversion rate for Hong Kong is limited in respect of long trousers to the subceiling shown below

The export licence concerning these products must bear, in box 9, the words ‘The conversion rate for garments of a commercial size of not more than 130 cm must be applied’

Hong Kong

Within the quantitative limits laid down in Annex Va there are the following subceilings for long trousers falling within CN codes:

6203 41 10, 6203 42 31, 6203 42 33, 6203 42 35, 6203 43 19, 6203 49 19, 6204 61 10, 6204 62 31, 6204 62 33, 6204 62 39, 6204 63 18, 6204 69 18, 6211 32 42, 6211 33 42, 6211 42 42 and 6211 43 42 (1 000 pieces):

68 857

The export licence covering these products should be endorsed ‘category 6 A’.

7

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

755

8

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

1 220

13

Hong Kong

The quantitative limits shown in Annex Va cover only products of cotton or synthetic fibres falling within CN codes:

6107 11 00, ex 6107 12 00, 6108 21 00, ex 6108 22 00 and ex 6212 10 10.

In addition to the quantitative limits shown in Annex Va, the following specific quantities were agreed for exports of products (of wool or regenerated fibres) falling within CN codes:

Ex61071200, ex 6107 19 00, ex 6108 22 00, ex 6108 29 00 and ex 6212 10 10 (tonnes):

3 002

The export licence covering these products should be endorsed ‘category 13 S’.

15

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

371

26

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (1 000 pieces):

370

28

Taiwan

In addition to the quantitative limits laid down in Annex Va, specific quantities were agreed for exports of bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts falling within CN codes:

6103 41 90, 6103 42 90, 6103 43 90, 6103 49 91, 6104 61 90, 6104 62 90, 6104 63 90 and 6104 69 91:

1 226 368 pieces.

29

South Korea

In addition to the quantitative limits laid down in Annex Va, additional quantities are reserved for martial arts (judo, karate, kung fu, taekwondo or the like) clothing (1 000 pieces):

454

97 a

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Fine nets (CN codes: 5608 11 19 and 5608 11 99)

163

China

These figures include the following quantities reserved for European industry for a period of 180 days each year (tons):

400

All categories subject to quantitative limits

Vietnam

Vietnam shall reserve 30 % of its quantitative limits for firms belonging to the Community textile industry for a period of four months beginning on 1 January of each year, on the basis of lists provided by the Community before 30 October of the preceding year

Appendix B to Annex Va

Third country

Category

Unit

2004

China

The following quantities made available for the year 2004, may be used exclusively at European fairs:

1

tonnes

317

2

tonnes

1 338

2 a

tonnes

159

3

tonnes

196

3 a

tonnes

27

4

1 000 pieces

2 061

5

1 000 pieces

705

6

1 000 pieces

1 689

7

1 000 pieces

302

8

1 000 pieces

992

9

tonnes

294

12

1 000 pairs

843

13

1 000 pieces

3 192

20/39

tonnes

372

22

tonnes

332

Flexibilities provided for in Article 7 of and Annex VIIIa to Council Regulation 3030/93 for China are applicable to the above categories and amounts

Appendix C to Annex Va

COMMUNITY QUANTITATIVE LIMITS

Third country

Category

Unit

2004

China

GROUP I

ex 20 (6)

tonnes

59

GROUP IV

115

tonnes

1 413

117

tonnes

684

118

tonnes

1 513

122

tonnes

220

GROUP V

136 A

tonnes

462

156 (7)

tonnes

3 986

157 (7)

tonnes

13 738

159 (7)

tonnes

4 352

6)

Annex VI is amended as follows:

(a)

subparagraph (d) of paragraph 1 is deleted.

(b)

the second and third subparagraphs of paragraph 2 are deleted.

7)

In Annex VII the table is replaced by the following:

‘TABLE

Community quantitative limits for goods re-imported under opt applicable for year 2005

Third country

Category

Unit

Community quantitative limits

2005

Belarus

Group I B

4

1 000 pieces

4 733

5

1 000 pieces

6 599

6

1 000 pieces

8 800

7

1 000 pieces

6 605

8

1 000 pieces

2 249

Group II B

12

1 000 pairs

4 446

13

1 000 pieces

697

15

1 000 pieces

3 858

16

1 000 pieces

786

21

1 000 pieces

2 567

24

1 000 pieces

661

26/27

1 000 pieces

3 215

29

1 000 pieces

1 304

73

1 000 pieces

4 998

83

tonnes

664

Group III B

74

1 000 pièces

872

Vietnam

Group I B

4

1 000 pieces

1 129

5

1 000 pieces

861

6

1 000 pieces

811

7

1 000 pieces

1 503

8

1 000 pieces

3 483

Group II B

12

1 000 pairs

3 549

13

1 000 pieces

1 086

15

1 000 pieces

350

18

tonnes

409

21

1 000 pieces

2 374

26

1 000 pieces

223

31

1 000 pieces

1 981

68

tonnes

166

76

tonnes

564

78

tonnes

395’

8)

The following Annex VIIa is inserted:

ANNEX VII a)

‘TABLE

COMMUNITY QUANTITATIVE LIMITS FOR GOODS RE-IMPORTED UNDER OPT referred to under Article 2(5)

Third country

Category

Unit

Community quantitative limits

2004

Belarus

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

4 432

5

1 000 pieces

6 179

6

1 000 pieces

7 526

7

1 000 pieces

5 586

8

1 000 pieces

1 966

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

4 163

13

1 000 pieces

419

15

1 000 pieces

3 228

16

1 000 pieces

736

21

1 000 pieces

2 403

24

1 000 pieces

526

26/27

1 000 pieces

2 598

29

1 000 pieces

1 221

73

1 000 pieces

4 679

83

tonnes

622

GROUP III B

74

1 000 pieces

816

China

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

337

5

1 000 pieces

746

6

1 000 pieces

2 707

7

1 000 pieces

724

8

1 000 pieces

1 644

GROUP II B

13

1 000 pieces

888

14

1 000 pieces

660

15

1 000 pieces

679

16

1 000 pieces

1 032

17

1 000 pieces

868

26

1 000 pieces

1 281

29

1 000 pieces

129

31

1 000 pieces

10 199

78

tonnes

105

83

tonnes

105

GROUP V

159

tonnes

9

India

GROUP I B

7

1 000 pieces

4 987

8

1 000 pieces

3 770

GROUP II B

15

1 000 pieces

380

26

1 000 pieces

3 555

Indonesia

GROUP I B

6

1 000 pieces

2 456

7

1 000 pieces

1 633

8

1 000 pieces

2 045

Macao

GROUP I B

6

1 000 pieces

335

GROUP II B

16

1 000 pieces

906

Malaysia

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

594

5

1 000 pieces

594

6

1 000 pieces

594

7

1 000 pieces

383

8

1 000 pieces

308

Pakistan

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

8 273

5

1 000 pieces

4 148

6

1 000 pieces

7 096

7

1 000 pieces

3 372

8

1 000 pieces

4 704

GROUP II B

26

1 000 pieces

4 604

Philippines

GROUP I B

6

1 000 pieces

738

8

1 000 pieces

221

Singapore

GROUP I B

7

1 000 pieces

1 283

Thailand

GROUP I B

5

1 000 pieces

416

6

1 000 pieces

417

7

1 000 pieces

653

8

1 000 pieces

416

GROUP II B

26

1 000 pieces

633

Vietnam

GROUP I B

4

1 000 pieces

1 064

5

1 000 pieces

811

6

1 000 pieces

757

7

1 000 pieces

1 417

8

1 000 pieces

3 286

GROUP II B

12

1 000 pairs

3 348

13

1 000 pieces

1 024

15

1 000 pieces

329

18

tonnes

385

21

1 000 pieces

2 235

26

1 000 pieces

209

31

1 000 pieces

1 869

68

tonnes

156

76

tonnes

532

78

tonnes

371’.

9)

Annex VIII is amended as follows:

(a)

The table is replaced by the following:

‘COUNTRY

Advance utilisation

Carry-over

Transfers from cat 1 to cats 2 and 3

Transfers between cats 2 and 3

Transfers between cats 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Transfers from Groups I, II, III to Groups II, III, IV

Maximum increase in any cat.

9. Additional conditions

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

Belarus

5 %

7 %

4 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

13,5 %

With regard to column 7, transfers can also be made from and to Group V. For Group I categories the limit in column 8 is 13 %.

Vietnam

5 %

7 %

0 %

0 %

7 %

7 %

17 %

With regard to column 7, transfers can be made from any category in Groups I, II, III, IV and V to Groups II, III, IV and V.’

(b)

the Appendix to Annex VIII is deleted.

10)

The following Annex is inserted:

ANNEX VIIIa

Flexibility provisions referred to under Article 7

COUNTRY

Advance utilisation

Carry-over

Transfers from cat 1 to cats 2 and 3

Transfers between cats 2 and 3

Transfers between cats 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Transfers from Groups I, II, III to Groups II, III, IV

Maximum increase in any cat.

Additional conditions

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

Argentina

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

Transfers may be made from categories 2 and 3 to cat. 1 up to 4 %.

Belarus

5 %

7 %

4 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

13,5 %

With regard to column 7, transfers can also be made from and to Group V. For Group I categories the limit in column 8 is 13 %.

China

1 %

3 %

1 %

4 %

4 %

6 %

17 %

Further amounts may be authorized by the Commission in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 17(2) up to:

 

Column 2: 5 %

 

Column 3: 7 %

With regard to column 7, transfers from Groups I, II, and III may only be made into Groups II and III.

Hong Kong

*

*

0 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

n.a.

See appendix to Annex VIIIa.

India

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

Further amounts may be authorised by the Commission in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 17(2) up to 8 000 tonnes (2 500 tonnes for any particular textiles category and 3 000 tonnes for any particular clothing category).

Indonesia

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

 

Macao

1 %

2 %

0 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

n.a.

Further amounts may be authorised by the Commission in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 17(2) up to:

 

Column 2: 5 %

 

Column 3: 7%

Malaysia

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

 

Pakistan

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

With regard to Column 4 transfers may be made between categories 1, 2 and 3.

Further amounts may be authorised by the Commission in accordance with the procudure set out in Article 17(2) up to 4 000 tonnes (2 000 tonnes for any particular category).

Peru

5 %

9 %

11 %

11 %

11 %

11 %

n.a.

Transfers may be made between categories 1, 2 and 3 up to 11 %.

Philippines

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

 

Singapore

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

 

South Korea

1 %

2 %

0 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

n.a.

Further amounts may be authorised by the Commission in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 17/2) up to:

 

Column 2: 5 %

 

Column 3: 7 %

Taiwan

5 %

7 %

0 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

12 %

 

Thailand

5 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

7 %

n.a.

 

Uzbekistan

5 %

7 %

4 %

4 %

4 %

5 %

13,5 %

With regard to column 7, transfers can also be made from and to Group V.

For Group I categories the limit in column 8 is 13 %.

Vietnam

5 %

7 %

0 %

0 %

7 %

7 %

17 %

With regard to column 7, transfers can be made from any category in Groups I, II, III, IV and V to Groups II, III, IV and V.

n.a. = not applicable


Flexibility provisions for quantitative restrictions referred to in Appendix C to Annex Va

COUNTRY

Advance utilisation

Carry-over

Transfers between cats 156, 157, 159 and 161

Transfers between other categories

Maximum increase in any cat.

Additional conditions

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

China

1 %

3 %

1,5 %

6 %

14 %

Further amounts may be authorized by the Commission in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 17(2) up to:

 

Column 2: 5 %

 

Column 3: 7 %

n.a. = not applicable

Appendix to Annex VIIIa

Flexibility provisions Hong Kong

1.

Country

Group

Category

2.

Advance utilisation

Hong Kong

Group I

2, 2 A

3,25 %

3, 3 A, 4, 7, 8

3,00 %

5

3,75 %

6, 6 A

2,75 %

Group II

13, 21, 68, 73

3,50 %

12, 16, 18, 24, 26, 32, 39, 77

4,25 %

13 S, 31, 68 S, 83

4,50 %

27, 29, 78

5,00 %

Group III

all categories

5,00 %


1.

Country

Group

Category

3.

Carry-over

Hong Kong

Group I

2, 2 A, 3, 3 A

3,75 %

4

3,25 %

5

3,00 %

6, 6 A, 7, 8

2,50 %

Group II

13, 13 S, 21, 73

3,00 %

18, 68, 68 S

3,50 %

12, 31

4,50 %

24, 26, 27, 32, 39, 78

5,00 %

16, 29, 77, 83

5,50 %

Group III

all categories

5,50 %.

11)

Annex IX is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX IX

Supplier country

Group I

Group II

Group III

Group IV

Group V

Belarus

 

1,20 %

4,00 %

4,00 %

4,00 %

Ukraine

 

1,20 %

4,00 %

4,00 %

4,00 %

Uzbekistan

0,35 % (8)

1,20 %

4,00 %

4,00 %

4,00 %


Supplier country

Group I

Group II A

Group II B

Group III

Group IV

Group V

Vietnam

1,0 %

5,0 %

2,5 %

10,0 %

10,0 %

10,0 %’.

12)

Annex X is deleted.


(1)  See appendix A.

(2)  See appendix A.

(3)  See appendix B.

(4)  See appendix C.

(5)  Possibility to transfer to and from category 3 up to 40 % of the category to which the transfer is made.

(6)  Categories marked by “ex” cover products other than those of wool or fine animal hairs, cotton or synthetic or artificial textile materials.

(7)  For these categories, China undertakes to reserve, as a priority 23 % of the quantitative limits concerned for users belonging to the textile Community industry during 90 days beginning on 1 January of each year.

(8)  Except for category 1: 2005: %.