28.6.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 166/4


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 729/2007

of 25 June 2007

amending Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 temporarily suspending the autonomous common customs tariff duties on certain industrial, agricultural and fishery products

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 26 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

It is in the interest of the Community to suspend partially or totally the autonomous common customs tariff duties for a number of new products not listed in the Annex to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 (1).

(2)

A number of products should be withdrawn from the list in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 because it is no longer in the Community’s interest to maintain suspension of autonomous common customs tariff duties or because the description needs to be altered in order to take account of technical product developments and economic trends on the market.

(3)

Accordingly, products whose description needs to be altered should be regarded as new products.

(4)

The validity period of the measures should be limited in order to enable economic examinations of the individual suspensions in this period to be carried out. Experience has shown the need to provide for an expiry date for the suspensions listed in Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 to ensure that account is taken of technological and economic changes. This should not exclude the premature termination of certain measures or their continuation beyond this period, if economic reasons are submitted, in accordance with the principles laid down in the Commission Communication concerning autonomous tariff suspensions and quotas (2).

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

Having regard to the economic importance of this Regulation, it is necessary to rely on the grounds of urgency provided for in point I.3 of the Protocol on the role of national parliaments in the European Union annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities.

(7)

Since this Regulation is to apply from 1 July 2007, it should enter into force immediately,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1255/96 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

the products listed in Annex I to this Regulation, together with the corresponding rates of duty and validity periods, shall be inserted;

2.

the products for which CN and TARIC codes are set out in Annex II to this Regulation, together with the corresponding rates of duty and validity periods, shall be deleted.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 July 2007.

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

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2007.

For the Council

The President

A. SCHAVAN


(1)  OJ L 158, 29.6.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1897/2006 (OJ L 395, 30.12.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ C 128, 25.4.1998, p. 2.


ANNEX I

CN code

TARIC

Description

Rate of autonomous duty

Validity period

ex 0302 70 00

11

Hard fish roes, fresh, chilled or frozen

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2008

ex 0302 70 00

31

ex 0302 70 00

41

ex 0302 70 00

82

ex 0302 70 00

83

ex 0302 70 00

84

ex 0302 70 00

89

ex 0303 80 90

10

ex 0303 80 90

12

ex 0303 80 90

14

ex 0303 80 90

16

ex 0303 80 90

19

ex 2009 80 79

87

Frozen boysenberry juice concentrate with a Brix value of 61 or more, but not more than 65

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2009 80 99

93

Untreated frozen coconut water, not put up for retail sale

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2811 22 00

20

Microspheres of amorphous silicon of a particle size of 5 μm (± 1 μm), for use in the manufacture of cosmetic product (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2811 22 00

30

Balls of porous white silica of a particle size of more than 1 μm for use in the manufacture of cosmetic products (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2827 39 85

20

Antimony pentachloride of a purity by weight of 99 % or more

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2845 90 90

10

Helium-3

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2845 90 90

20

Water enriched at a level of 95 % or more with oxygen-18

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2845 90 90

30

Carbon monoxide 13C

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2916 39 00

45

2-Chlorobenzoic acid

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

2920 90 40

 

Triethyl phosphite

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2921 51 19

40

p-Phenylenediamine

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2924 19 00

60

N,N-Dimethylacrylamide

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2926 90 95

61

m-(1-Cyanoethyl)benzoic acid

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2929 10 90

80

1,3-Bis(isocyanatomethyl) benzene

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2930 90 85

78

4-Mercaptomethyl-3,6-dithia-1,8-octanedithiol

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2932 29 85

60

6′-(Dibutylamino)-3′-methyl-2′-(phenylamino)-spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′-[9H]xanthen]-3-one

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2932 29 85

71

6′-(Diethylamino)-3′-methyl-2′-(phenylamino)-spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′-[9H]xanthen]-3-one

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2932 29 85

72

2′-[Bis(phenylmethyl)amino]-6′-(diethylamino)-spiro[isobenzofuran-1(3H),9′-[9H]xanthen]-3-one

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2933 21 00

70

α-(4-Methoxybenzoyl)-α-(1-benzyl-5-ethoxy-3-hydantoinyl)-2-chloro-5-dodecyloxycarbonylacetanilide

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2933 39 99

50

N-Fluoro-2,6-dichloropyridinium tetrafluoroborate

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2933 99 90

81

1,2,3-Benzotriazole

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 2933 99 90

82

Tolyltriazole

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3707 10 00

40

Sensitising emulsion, containing:

not more than 10 % by weight of naphthoquinonediazide esters,

2 % or more but not more than 20 % by weight of copolymers of hydroxystyrene

not more than 7 % by weight of epoxy-containing derivatives

dissolved in 1-ethoxy-2-propyl acetate and/or ethyl lactate

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3815 90 90

71

Catalyst, containing N-(2-hydroxypropylammonium)diazabicyclo (2,2,2) octane-2-ethyl hexanoate, dissolved in ethane-1,2-diol

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3903 19 00

30

Crystalline polystyrene with a melting point of 268 °C or more but not more than 272 °C and a setting point of 247 °C or more but not more than 252 °C, whether or not containing additives and filling material

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3904 22 00

91

Poly(vinyl chloride), dyed in the mass, in the form of flakes, grains, pebbles or rectangular chips, for use as decorative elements in floor and wall coverings (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2008

ex 3926 90 97

80

ex 3907 30 00

40

Epoxide resin, containing by weight 70 % or more of silicon dioxide, for the encapsulation of goods of heading No 8533, 8535, 8536, 8541, 8542 or 8548 (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2008

ex 3916 90 15

10

ex 3926 90 97

70

ex 3919 10 38

40

Double-sided, self-adhesive modified epoxy resin foil, put up in rolls, 10 to 20 cm wide, 10 to 210 m long and with a total thickness of 10 to 50 μm, not for retail sale

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3920 59 90

10

Non-cellular and non-laminated sheet of modified copolymer of acrylonitrile-methyl acrylate with a thickness of 1,0 mm or more but not more than 1,3 mm, put up in rolls

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3920 99 28

50

Thermoplastic polyurethane film, of a thickness of 250 μm or more but not more than 350 μm, covered on one side with a removable protective film

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 3920 99 59

55

Ion-exchange membranes of fluorinated plastic material

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2008

ex 5004 00 10

10

Silk yarn (other than yarn spun from silk waste) not put up for retail sale, unbleached, scoured or bleached, entirely of silk

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 5004 00 90

10

Yarn spun entirely from silk, not put up for retail sale

2,5 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 5907 00 90

10

Textile fabrics, coated with adhesive in which are embedded spheres of a diameter not exceeding 150 μm

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 7011 20 00

20

Glass cone (funnel) for cathode-ray tube with a diagonal measurement of 508,8 mm or more but not more than 811,0 mm

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 7011 20 00

50

Glass face plate with

a light transmission of 52,5 % (± 5 %) at a glass thickness of 11,43 mm and

a diagonal measurement of 512,1 mm or more but not more than 814,2 mm and

dimensions of 341,8 × 440,5 × 94,1 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 359,4 × 454,8 × 80,0 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 358,0 × 454,0 × 90,0 (± 1,4 mm)

or 359,4 × 454,8 × 72,0 (± 1,4 mm)

or 396,0 × 633,0 × 103,7 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 472,7 × 600,8 × 97,6 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 472,7 × 600,8 × 84,5 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 445,0 × 726,1 × 112,5 mm (± 1,4 mm)

or 445,0 × 726,1 × 93,0 mm (± 1,4 mm)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8407 90 10

10

Four-stroke petrol engines of a cylinder capacity of not more than 250 cm3 for use in the manufacture of lawnmowers of sub-heading 8433 11, mowers with motor of subheading 8433 20 10, rotovators of sub-heading 8432 29 50 or garden shredders of sub-heading 8436 80 99 (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8413 91 00

20

Manganese-silicon-bronze swash plates with a copper content of 58 % or more but not more than 63 % by weight for incorporation into fluid pumps for air conditioners of motor vehicles

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8501 31 00

30

DC motor, brushless, with a three-phase winding, an external diameter of 85 mm or more, but not exceeding 115 mm, a nominal torque of 2,23 Nm (± 1,0 Nm), of an output of more than 120 W but not exceeding 520 W, calculated with 1 550 RPM (± 350 RPM) at a supply voltage of 12 V equipped with electronic circuit with sensors using the Hall effect, for use with an electric power steering control module (power steering motor) (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8507 80 30

40

Rectangular lithium-ion-accumulator, with

a length of 80 mm or more, but not more than 1 000 mm,

a width of 25 mm or more, but not more than 150 mm,

a height of 100 mm or more, but not more than 500 mm,

a weight of 0,5 kg or more, but not more than 30 kg,

a capacity of 20 Ah or more, but not more than 1 000 Ah,

for use in the manufacture of rechargeable power-supply units for incorporation into goods of heading No 8903 (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8529 90 65

70

Unit driver consisting of an electronic integrated circuit and a flexible printed circuit, for use in the manufacture of LCD modules (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8539 39 00

20

Cold cathode (CCFL) or External Electrode (EEFL) fluorescent lamps, of a diameter not exceeding 5 mm and with a length of more than 120 mm but not exceeding 1 570 mm, for incorporation in backlight units of LCD modules (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8540 11 11

95

Colour cathode-ray tube with a slot mask, equipped with an electron gun and a deflection yoke and with a screen width/height ratio of 4/3 and a diagonal measurement of the screen of not more than 42 cm

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 8540 11 19

91

Colour cathode-ray tube equipped with electron guns placed side by side (in-line technology), with a diagonal measurement of the screen of 79 cm or more

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 9001 20 00

20

Optical, diffuser, reflector or prism sheets, unprinted diffuser plates, whether or not possessing polarising properties, specifically cut, for use in the manufacture of LCD modules (1)

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011

ex 9001 90 00

55

ex 9001 90 00

70

Polyethylene terephthalate film with a thickness of less than 300 μm according to ASTM D2103, having on one side prisms of acrylic resin with a prism angle of 90° and a prism pitch of 50 μm

0 %

1.7.2007-31.12.2011


(1)  Entry under this subheading is subject to conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions (see Articles 291 to 300 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1)).


ANNEX II

CN code

TARIC

0302 70 00

11

0302 70 00

31

0302 70 00

41

0302 70 00

82

0302 70 00

83

0302 70 00

84

0302 70 00

89

0303 80 90

10

0303 80 90

19

3707 10 00

20

3904 22 00

91

3926 90 98

80

3907 30 00

40

3916 90 15

10

3926 90 98

70

3919 10 38

40

3920 99 53

 

3920 99 59

55

5004 00 10

10

5004 00 90

10

5402 49 00

85

5503 90 90

40

5907 00 90

10

6307 90 10

10

7019 19 10

40

8540 11 19

91

9001 20 00

20

9001 90 00

55

9001 20 00

30

9001 90 00

65